Tuesday, March 10, 2009

And the Network SF Boom Continues to Fizzle Out . . .

NBC's Knight Rider bit the dust last month, to no one's surprise. ABC's Life on Mars has since followed. The question now isn't so much if these cancellations will be followed by others, but exactly which ones, and when they will come.

It was all too predictable, I suppose, given the economics of the business I have touched on here earlier. (Ten million viewers is the minimum if you want a future in prime time on a major network, and despite the size of the American market, this is awfully hard to get.)

Also of interest: this round-up of the jaw-dropping flubs in National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets.

New Review Up (Fall 2008 On Spec at The Fix)
The Debate Over at IROSF
Items of Interest ("The Madness of Scientists," New Poll on Books Most Lied About, Philip Jose Farmer)
Story in Video Games

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