No really, WHAT. THE. FRACK.
They’re cancelling Caprica. You know, because TV networks routinely cancel smart, entertaining, ground-breaking shows. Remember Firefly? Remember Firefly when Nathan Fillion was naked in the desert? Wait, give me a moment to remember …
OK, so I don’t actually remember Firefly being cancelled since I didn’t actually see it when it was new; I didn’t see it until a couple of months ago. But I assure you, if I had watched it back in ’02-’03, I would have been just as upset about its cancellation as I am now about Caprica’s.
Here’s a question: Why does Caprica get cancelled just as the second season was really heating up, while Dancing With the Stars goes on forever? And ever. And ever. Life is just not fair sometimes.
“We appreciate all the support that fans have shown for ‘Caprica’ and are very proud of the producers, cast, writers and the rest of the amazing team that has been committed to this fine series,” Mark Stern, executive vice president of original programming and co-head of content for Universal Cable Productions, said in a statement from the network. “Unfortunately, despite its obvious quality, ‘Caprica’ has not been able to build the audience necessary to justify a second season.”
Hellooooo? Second season’s already started, dude, could we at least see the rest of it?
Alrighty, then. It’s time to get all activist-like. It’s time to protest this injustice. It’s time to stand up for geeks everywhere and let Syfy know what we think of this decision.
You can finish reading the latest issue of Brightest Day later. Put the comic book down and tell Stern we want Caprica back and we want it back before it’s actually gone. Or maybe tell him something that makes more sense.
You can e-mail him at email@example.com and ask him – nicely – to reconsider. Keeping Caprica in the Syfy lineup will make a whole bunch of geeks really, really happy.
So say we all.