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PCC Fred

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« on: 02-16-2004 10:03 »

Another great sci-fi show cancelled before it's time  :(
davierocks

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« Reply #1 on: 02-16-2004 10:07 »

That's a shame.  However it was a show that I rarely watched.  Mostly due to it's unpredictable and unsociable timeslot on terrestrial television.  I would always watch if I happened to see it in the TV guide or if I flicked over and it was on but I never really got into the show or the storyline because of the above reasons.  :(
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« Reply #2 on: 02-16-2004 12:24 »

I've only ever seen a few eps, thanx to bad time slots for the uncut versions of eps. What I saw I quite liked, so I guess this is a pity...
Pikka Bird

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« Reply #3 on: 02-16-2004 12:33 »

Hmmm, I saw three episodes, liked zero episodes. Especially because of the actors. Charisma Carpenter is 100% one-sided and although her character is suppposed to be shallow, she hasn't got the depth to pull it off. That british guy with the glasses, that Wesley guy- is he supposed to be funny? He's not. And David Boreanaz (I spelled that myself with no sneaky checking out his name on another site) has no more than two (at most) facial expressions.
The light of the show are the demons. They are almost always great fun. Like in the old seasons of Buffy, before it started to get too caught up in itself.
But I think we're only halfway through the episodes here.
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« Reply #4 on: 02-16-2004 12:35 »

That sucks, I hope they're given enough episodes to wrap it up.  :(

Is there a chance it'll be taken up by another network?
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #5 on: 02-16-2004 12:38 »

Dark Angel was cancelled a year a-oh. THAT Angel...never mind then....never watched it.
Stuart B

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« Reply #6 on: 02-16-2004 12:38 »

Such a shame, I was really getting to like Angel... here's a snap from from one of the upcoming episodes (Smiletime) that was featurered in the b3ta newsletter:

davierocks

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« Reply #7 on: 02-16-2004 16:22 »

Oh, and every episode I saw, Angel was Angelus.  Did this happen every week or was it just coincidence?
Venus

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« Reply #8 on: 02-16-2004 16:41 »

just a coincidence Davie. And although i will not miss Captain Forhead in the least, it won't be long before i fall into Spike withdrawel.
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« Reply #9 on: 02-16-2004 16:50 »

First Buffy got cancel and now Angel. I hat it when great shows go away such as Friends and sex and the city.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #10 on: 02-16-2004 18:14 »
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Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:
That sucks, I hope they're given enough episodes to wrap it up.    :(

They'll finish the current 22 episodes, and FOX and WB told Whedon now rather than in May so he'd be able to write a proper finale.

 
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Is there a chance it'll be taken up by another network?

I heard that UPN had expressed some interest, but in all honesty, American sci-fi has become a poisoned chalice, and I can't see anyone rushing to resurrect a cancelled show just like that.
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« Reply #11 on: 02-16-2004 19:38 »

Dammit, I assume there's billionaire nerds out there who watch these shows (hey, if Al Gore likes Futurama...), why don't they get on the trolley and bring 'em back.

*sulks*
Aw come on.... I'll be your friend!?!
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« Reply #12 on: 02-16-2004 20:08 »
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Wait, I've never seen it before, but is there a futching puppet on the show? (In reference to the pic)
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« Reply #13 on: 02-16-2004 20:17 »

No, that's a phunny photoshop.  :laff:
Awesome one too.
Venus

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« Reply #14 on: 02-16-2004 20:29 »

no it's not a photoshop. In next weeks ep Angel will be turned into a puppet. This will either be very very lame or very very funny. I'm not sure yet.
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« Reply #15 on: 02-16-2004 20:47 »

 
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No, that's a phunny photoshop.   :laff:
Awesome one too.

For a second I thought the show had a Jim Henson style puppet, going around killing creatures of the underworld.  :laff:
aslate

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« Reply #16 on: 02-16-2004 21:01 »

 
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Originally posted by Juliet:
First Buffy got cancel and now Angel. I hat it when great shows go away such as Friends and sex and the city.


But Buffy, Friends and Sex and the City all reached the ends of their runs, some shows stay on screen too long, just look at The Simpsons...

I didn't mind Angel, but even if i did like it C4'd give me a hard time watching it.

The US schedule next year's gonna be empty, i mean you've got no more Angel, Buffy, Fraiser, Friends, Futurama, Sex and the City...
Oh well, enjoy Joe Millionaire 2, American Idol X, Big Brother Y and Generic Reality TV Show Z.
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« Reply #17 on: 02-16-2004 21:59 »

 
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Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:
Is there a chance it'll be taken up by another network?

In fact, TNT is airing repeats weekdays afternoons. Check local listings.

  :flirt:
Ryan227

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« Reply #18 on: 02-16-2004 22:27 »

I liked Angel when Doyle was in it  :p  Which was the first season I think... I was mad when they killed him off.
Venus

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« Reply #19 on: 02-16-2004 23:50 »

Didn't they kill Doyle off because the actor that played him died?
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« Reply #20 on: 02-17-2004 04:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
Didn't they kill Doyle off because the actor that played him died?
Since he died on screen I doubt the actor died, I guess he might have died since but don't think so or I'm sure there would have been reference to it in the credits.

It sucks that Angel is being cancelled though  :(
David A

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« Reply #21 on: 02-17-2004 04:56 »

 
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Originally posted by newhook_1:
 For a second I thought the show had a Jim Henson style puppet, going around killing creatures of the underworld.   :laff:

If they made a show like that, I would totally watch it.   :D

On a sadder note, according to IMDb, Glenn Quinn (the actor who played Doyle) died on December 3rd, 2002.
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« Reply #22 on: 02-17-2004 06:29 »

 
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Originally posted by aslate:
 But Buffy, Friends and Sex and the City all reached the ends of their runs, some shows stay on screen too long, just look at The Simpsons...

I didn't mind Angel, but even if i did like it C4'd give me a hard time watching it.

The US schedule next year's gonna be empty, i mean you've got no more Angel, Buffy, Fraiser, Friends, Futurama, Sex and the City...
Oh well, enjoy Joe Millionaire 2, American Idol X, Big Brother Y and Generic Reality TV Show Z.


Meh I better start watching Nick Tuck and Jake 2.0 then.  :hmpf:
Ryan227

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« Reply #23 on: 02-17-2004 08:39 »

 
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On a sadder note, according to IMDb, Glenn Quinn (the actor who played Doyle) died on December 3rd, 2002.

Oh hm that is sad I never knew that.

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« Reply #24 on: 02-17-2004 10:29 »

 
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 Meh I better start watching Nick Tuck and Jake 2.0 then.   :hmpf:


Didn't Jake 2.0 already get cancelled?  I heard it did.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #25 on: 02-17-2004 11:32 »

Jake 2.0 - Cancelled
Angel - Cancelled
Enterprise - Season reduced from 26 to 24 episodes
Stargate SG1 - Will end next year
Andromeda - Carries on and on and on and on...
Allen

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« Reply #26 on: 02-18-2004 11:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
Didn't they kill Doyle off because the actor that played him died?
Since he died on screen I doubt the actor died, I guess he might have died since but don't think so or I'm sure there would have been reference to it in the credits.

It sucks that Angel is being cancelled though   :(


The late Glenn Quinn (Doyle) was alive and kicking when he left the show. He died about a year after. I think the official cause of death is that he O.D.ed

Reports from Joss say that the season will finish as originally planned, but he is glad the network gave his people enough time to find other work.

It's truly sad. But on the other hand, maybe I'll get more stuff done now that nothing's on TV.
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« Reply #27 on: 02-18-2004 12:45 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
Stargate SG1 - Will end next year.
With season 8, but then remember, there's gonna be another movie (or two).
Stuart B

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« Reply #28 on: 02-18-2004 12:53 »

And there's always Stargate: Atlantis as well...

crosses fingers Please, let them get it right!!


Also: Venus is right, that Angel piccie isn't a Photoshop, it's very definitely from an Episode called Smiletime (I even watched a horribly compressed encode of the US Trailer)
RoadKill

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« Reply #29 on: 02-19-2004 02:48 »

Typical, all my shows get cancelled. With my luck I wouldn't be surprised if they cancelled DS9 as well...  ;)

Oh well, five seasons with a classy ending sounds like enough. Besides, over here they've just started the second season, so there's still a long way to go...
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« Reply #30 on: 02-19-2004 03:19 »

Never really watched it, I watched one episode and it sucked.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #31 on: 02-19-2004 06:07 »

BTW, which US network airs Stargate?  I know it's not one of the major networks, which stands to reason since it's lasted longer than 13 episodes.
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« Reply #32 on: 02-19-2004 06:11 »

The Sci-Fi channel. Originally Showtime aired it but in Season 6 I think Sci-Fi took it over.

(Of course, we actually get new episodes on Sky One before them for half the year.  :D)
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« Reply #33 on: 02-19-2004 13:46 »

 
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Originally posted by Pikka Bird:
Hmmm, I saw three episodes, liked zero episodes. Especially because of the actors. Charisma Carpenter is 100% one-sided and although her character is suppposed to be shallow, she hasn't got the depth to pull it off. That british guy with the glasses, that Wesley guy- is he supposed to be funny? He's not. And David Boreanaz (I spelled that myself with no sneaky checking out his name on another site) has no more than two (at most) facial expressions.
The light of the show are the demons. They are almost always great fun. Like in the old seasons of Buffy, before it started to get too caught up in itself.
But I think we're only halfway through the episodes here.

thats true! i hate the so called " jokes" on the show, the were more one sided then " cordilia" buffy is way better, its a shame that was cancelled too.
  :nono:  but now that angels cancelled   :D
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« Reply #34 on: 02-19-2004 16:28 »

How do you expect to get (or even recognise) jokes in a series you've only seen three episodes of?  :confused:
I think some shows you have to get used to, they're not instantly involving.
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« Reply #35 on: 02-20-2004 02:21 »

In-jokes are something that makes a show good, a treat for loyal viewers who watched all episodes.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #36 on: 02-20-2004 10:42 »

 
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In-jokes are something that makes a show good, a treat for loyal viewers who watched all episodes.

That's true, but it's also possible to overdo them and swamp the episode.  It's the same thing I complained about last year with badly done story arcs.  How does a show attract viewers when it's constantly referring to events from previous episodes?  Many people won't have the patience to try and pick up the story strands.
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« Reply #37 on: 02-20-2004 10:55 »

And that is one of the main reasons Farscape was cancelled. The story arcs where to involved.
Well at least the writers of Angel were given enough time to write a sutible ending rather than being told on th e last day of shooting :grr:
PCC Fred

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« Reply #38 on: 02-20-2004 11:07 »

Maybe that's why Stargate SG1 has outlasted so many other sci-fis.  It does have arc plots, but they're not as involved, and it has more self-contained episodes.
davierocks

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« Reply #39 on: 02-20-2004 11:08 »

That's also the reason I never really got into the X-Files.
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