Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Turns out you can't Defy Gravity

The science fiction series "Defying Gravity" that the BBC kept moving around the schedule to kill the audience off has been canned.

I watched the last episode a few days ago on watch again.

It everything that the current output from the BBC - Paradox and, yes Dr Who, is not.

Maybe the audience for smart thought provoking sci-fi doesn't exist any more. Which would explain the BBC's Paradox.

I have no idea what I'll be watching in the new year, as everything else is just junk.

I'll miss the characters and the story. Reading around on the internet it seems the US carriers were never fully committed and seemed to behave in a way that would guarantee its getting canned.

Update: If you were addicted to this also and want to know how this was going to pan out see Channel 131's inside track here. Looks like it would have been a great series. There is also some information on why the series may have failed.


Bill Quango MP said...

I saw 2 episodes but never knew what it was called or when it was on. Looked quite promising.
[Is that Gordon Brown in the space helmet picture there? Do you know something?}

AlisonK said...

It was a bit slow to get going but I really liked it too and would definitely have kept tuning in. It probably got the kiss of death when someone used the "Grey's Anatomy in Space" analogy - I can't bear GA (watched approx 2 eps at the start & gave up) so if I wasn't a sci-fi junky who will give any sci-fi series at least a chance, I probably wouldn't have tuned in either.