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The TV series cancelation that affected you the most at the time.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 12:25 PM

CHRISISALL


See, I wasn't watching Firefly, so when it got canceled, I didn't even know. I'd stopped watching Dark Angel, so that one didn't vex me either at the time. With Star Trek, I was too young to grok "cancellation." When the Planet of the Apes series was canceled, it sort of just went away... I was thinking of girls too much at the time for it to affect me, I conjure.

Two cancellations REALLY pissed me off though- The Man From Atlantis & Battlestar Galactica.
More so, the Man From Atlantis. I really loved that gorram show.


So, tell us your tales of TV woe...


The laughing Chrisisall



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Thursday, October 7, 2010 12:29 PM

MOOSE


Firefly.

It's the only time I actively participated in a "save this show" campaign.

Well, I helped out with Jericho also, but that was mainly because my brother was a big fan.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 12:44 PM

ZEEK


Quote:

Originally posted by Moose:
Firefly.

It's the only time I actively participated in a "save this show" campaign.


Same. Unless you count buying a subway sandwich to get Chuck renewed. That worked though. So, doesn't really count as a canceled show.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 12:45 PM

FARFLY


For me, it was Wonderfalls, and Joan of Arcadia.

For a list, headed by some show we never heard of:

http://www.listal.com/list/cancelled-before-their-time-due

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 12:53 PM

STORYMARK


Farscape.

I still have not forgiven skiffy for promising a 5th season, then then backing out.

Bastards.


I would say Firefly, but I was a post-cancellation convert.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 1:03 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
See, I wasn't watching Firefly, so when it got canceled, I didn't even know. I'd stopped watching Dark Angel, so that one didn't vex me either at the time. With Star Trek, I was too young to grok "cancellation." When the Planet of the Apes series was canceled, it sort of just went away... I was thinking of girls too much at the time for it to affect me, I conjure.

Two cancellations REALLY pissed me off though- The Man From Atlantis & Battlestar Galactica.
More so, the Man From Atlantis. I really loved that gorram show.


So, tell us your tales of TV woe...


The laughing Chrisisall








Wait a sec - I'm still picking my jaw up off the floor. You WEREN'T WATCHING DARK ANGEL when it was canceled?! Really?!


I'm gobsmacked. Agape. Awestruck. Or awestricken. Whichever.


Firefly wasn't it for me, since I never saw it while it was on.


Arrested Development
Veronica Mars
Southland
Eli Stone
The Black Donnellys
Buffalo Bill
Hooperman
Chicago Hope
Freaks & Geeks
TVNation
John From Cincinnati
My So-Called Life
Reaper
Rome


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 1:41 PM

STORYMARK


Rome shouldn't have been too much of a shock. They announced it was ending before the second season even started.

And Southland was saved. It was renewed for season 3 a few weeks back.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 1:56 PM

THESOMNAMBULIST

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 1:58 PM

CHRISISALL


I heard that was pretty good...


The laughing Chrisisall


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 2:01 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Quote:

Originally posted by Storymark:
Rome shouldn't have been too much of a shock. They announced it was ending before the second season even started.

And Southland was saved. It was renewed for season 3 a few weeks back.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."




Except that I never saw Rome on HBO, so didn't know what was going on with it. :( There's talk of a feature film, but I find it doubtful and don't hold out much hope.

Are you serious about Southland? Don't tease me!


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 2:05 PM

BYTEMITE


Brimstone: it WAS. And I don't even really watch television.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 2:21 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Firefly was really the first one that hit me hard, because I was watching it when it was first broadcast.

Since then I'd have to say:
Wonderfalls
Joan of Arcadia
The Book of Daniel
The Dresden Files
Eli Stone
Veronica Mars
Pushing Daisies
Journeyman
The Middleman
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Reaper
Better Off Ted

There are several others I had to mourn after the fact, not seeing some of them until they repeated on the Sci-Fi Channel or I caught them on DVD:
American Gothic
Brimstone
Dark Skies
Dead Like Me
Carnivále
Charlie Jade
Jeremiah
Odyssey 5
Freaks and Geeks

A show very dear to my heart was broadcast back in the Dark Ages of 1970. There were no VCRs then, much less DVDS, Netflix or Hulu. It has yet to be released on any video format so it has been nearly 40 years since I've seen it, but if "My World and Welcome To It" is ever released I'll be placing the first order.

There really are way too many series that fit this category. Curse you, Chris, for bringing back all the pain.






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Thursday, October 7, 2010 2:22 PM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by Kwicko:

Are you serious about Southland? Don't tease me!




Yeah, as soon as NBC canceled it, TNT picked it up. They re-aired the first season back in January. Then season 2 in the spring/summer. Season 3 should start early next year.

http://www.buzzfocus.com/2010/04/26/tnt-southland-season-3-is-a-go/

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 2:46 PM

GWEK


Cancellation that affected me the most? FIREFLY. Nothing like it before or since.


www.stillflying.net: "Here's how it might have been..."

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 2:47 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Quote:

Originally posted by Storymark:
Quote:

Originally posted by Kwicko:

Are you serious about Southland? Don't tease me!




Yeah, as soon as NBC canceled it, TNT picked it up. They re-aired the first season back in January. Then season 2 in the spring/summer. Season 3 should start early next year.

http://www.buzzfocus.com/2010/04/26/tnt-southland-season-3-is-a-go/

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."




Yeah, I knew that, and caught all the remaining eps on TNT. I just hadn't heard that they'd actually ordered MORE. That's pretty freaking awesome.

Cast still intact, I hope? Kevin Alejandro is a friend of the family - he went to school with my niece in Snyder, Texas, so I like to see him do well.


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 2:49 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Oooh - "Men of a Certain Age" is coming back for another season, too!


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I hate Obama's America. You're damn right about that.


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Mr. President, you're a god damn, mother fucking liar.
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... go fuck yourself, Mr. President.


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 3:11 PM

BIGRICHARD


Good call on Carnivale ECGordon.

I wasn't watching Firefly when it was first on, unfortunately, but that definitely hurt the most.

Second was definitely Carnivale though. Again, I watched it after it was on TV, but didn't realise it was cancelled until I was about halfway through season 2. Such a fantastic show.

Also add:
Wonderfalls
Eli Stone
Kitchen Confidential (great cast!)
Reaper
Dead Like Me (the movie just wasn't that great...)
Jericho


Edit:
Also, Drive. FOUR EPISODES?! REALLY?! GAHH!

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 3:43 PM

ARTCAT81


Firefly. Though at the time, it was more of a hey... baseball? where is my show??? insert me checking the internet - not canceled moved - but may be on teh chopping block, followed by campaigning to save the show etc. About 6 months after the show was canceled, it really hit me that it was gone. I never thought I would describe something I saw on TV as a crushing blow, like losing a friend, but that is how it felt. It did lead me to an incredibly shiny group of people, and some wonderful and amazing experiences. Browncoats are a second family!


Pushing Daisies is a distant second. I was excited at the directions this show was going in, and despite its morbid theme it was an incredibly cheery fairy tale I looked forward to every week. It brought this shiny optimism that left me smiling.


I don't know that any show will ever strike such a chord with me the way Firefly did. Mal was right, "Once you've been to Serenity Valley, you never leave."

Browncoats are the shiniest folks in the 'verse
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Thursday, October 7, 2010 4:01 PM

FREMDFIRMA



Other than Firefly ?

Space Rangers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Rangers_%28TV_series%29

Ok, yes, it wasn't all that good - but I liked it better than Deep Space 9 and Babylon 5, the two shows it was up against, and got creamed by, cause it was more up close, personal, grittier...

Some of that flavor, by accident or design, leaked into Firefly, which was one of the things that drew me to it to begin with.

Not that DS9 and Bab5 were all that bad, in fact I kinda liked Bab5, although I have "issues" with the world of 'trek' - but it was too distant, too impersonal, and I couldn't really connect with any of the characters save Lando Molari, who I didn't like that much, but understood all too well.

The other one was Space: Above and Beyond.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space:_Above_and_Beyond

That was some good stuff, and I remember often pushing a couple limits on the way home, cause with my work schedule I would usually miss the first ten-fifteen minutes of it anyways...
And then they wiped it, I was pissed, cause I was already prettymuch in the middle of dumping TV from my life thanks to the OJ Circus, so that was one more nail in the coffin.

-Frem

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 4:29 PM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by Fremdfirma:


Space Rangers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Rangers_%28TV_series%29

Ok, yes, it wasn't all that good - but I liked it better than Deep Space 9 and Babylon 5, ...




Really?



Huh.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 5:57 PM

OPPYH


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
See, I wasn't watching Firefly, so when it got canceled, I didn't even know. I'd stopped watching Dark Angel, so that one didn't vex me either at the time. With Star Trek, I was too young to grok "cancellation." When the Planet of the Apes series was canceled, it sort of just went away... I was thinking of girls too much at the time for it to affect me, I conjure.



Firefly. Oh my god, Firefly. At the time "the Train Job" aired I had pretty much given up on tv. Buffy was nearly done, and everything else paled in comparison. I watched it and wasn't overly impressed. Friday nights have always been a geeks paradise from the X-Files on back to the Incredible Hulk/Dukes of Hazard, and further yet Planet of the Apes/Kolchack the Night Stalker(different networks but on the same night).

Toward the end of the series, I was more than hooked. I looked forward to Friday Nights because I knew I was witnessing one of the best science fiction series ever created.
when I heard of the cancellation I was numb. It felt like someone close to me had died...it was that important to me.

I don't know if Joss plans to re-visit "the Verse" some day but if he does, I will be the happiest person alive.



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Thursday, October 7, 2010 6:23 PM

PACHELBEL


Firefly

Angel. I would've watched another season of it.

VR-5.

Drive.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 6:29 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Kwicko


Wait a sec - I'm still picking my jaw up off the floor. You WEREN'T WATCHING DARK ANGEL when it was canceled?! Really?!


I'm gobsmacked. Agape. Awestruck. Or awestricken. Whichever


The series lost me when Joshua got fleas. I felt it SO lost the fine edge of the first season...
It was only on DVD that I could skip the crap eps of season two to see he true wonder of the entire series...
Seahawks RULE!!!


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 6:35 PM

SINGATE


Farscape

I can't even think of the close second. Can't complain too much because it did get four seasons which is amazing. The truly aggravating aspect is they seemed so close to actually finishing the story.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 6:48 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

Originally posted by Kwicko


Wait a sec - I'm still picking my jaw up off the floor. You WEREN'T WATCHING DARK ANGEL when it was canceled?! Really?!


I'm gobsmacked. Agape. Awestruck. Or awestricken. Whichever


The series lost me when Joshua got fleas. I felt it SO lost the fine edge of the first season...
It was only on DVD that I could skip the crap eps of season two to see he true wonder of the entire series...
Seahawks RULE!!!


The laughing Chrisisall





Oh, I don't disagree with any particular point, sir. I loved Season One of DA. And when I tried to watch S2, I just couldn't take it. It lost something... maybe it lost everything. Never looked back after dumping it from the VCR schedule...


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Friday, May 28, 2010 - 18:26 To President Obama:
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Fuck you, you cock sucking community activist piece of shit.
... go fuck yourself, Mr. President.


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 6:51 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Quote:

Originally posted by singate:
Farscape

I can't even think of the close second. Can't complain too much because it did get four seasons which is amazing. The truly aggravating aspect is they seemed so close to actually finishing the story.

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We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.




I've only ever seen bits and pieces of it, but I was really intrigued by what I saw. And what's kept me from going back and buying the whole series is that I keep hearing that it was just ripped away, and then they gave us two crappy "movies" to act as "closure".

I'm not intrigued enough to buy it, but I *DO* want to see it. Too many shows, not enough time, I'm afraid...


The modern definition of "socialist" is anyone who's winning an argument against a tea-bagger.

AURaptor's Greatest Hits:

Friday, September 24, 2010
I hate Obama's America. You're damn right about that.


Friday, May 28, 2010 - 18:26 To President Obama:
Mr. President, you're a god damn, mother fucking liar.
Fuck you, you cock sucking community activist piece of shit.
... go fuck yourself, Mr. President.


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 7:47 PM

BLUEEYEDBRIGADIER


Hmm...let's see:

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Drive

Dollhouse

Day Break

Angel



"The revenge of the beaten comes in refusing to fall." -- Mal, in "The Losing Side - Chapter 45" by jetflair

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 8:52 PM

PEACEKEEPER

Keeping order in every verse


Farscape, as I WAS watching it at cancellation. And it's the only show in my life that I have refused to answer the phone for when it was on. The two part movie tie up was a very good attempt at closure IMHO, so I would recommend it, Kwicko.
But the other one ,(apart from the obvious, which wasn't even registered this side of the pond) was Alien Nation. That finished on areal cliffhanger and then puffed away into the ether.

Peacekeeper---keeping order in every verse!!!

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 10:43 PM

THESOMNAMBULIST


Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

I heard that was pretty good...

It was. Damn shame they cancelled it. JOhn Glover was never better. He played the role of the Devil - You could see he relished the part. Really excellent show.


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Friday, October 8, 2010 1:23 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Yeah, goes w/ out saying that Firefly was a kick in the head.

And same goes for John Doe. I had actually liiked that show more, at first, and was giving Firefly a chance, because one came after the other.

Wonderfalls was like losing a new friend. To a lesser extent, same w/ Pushing Daisies. I liked it, but I also just liked the idea that it was on the air, almost as much. Even if I didn't catch every episode, I felt better knowing others were watching it.

Quantum Leap had run its course, I suppose, but still... seeing it wrap up was tough.

I know there have to be a few more, but I can't think of them at the moment.

"The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal."


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Friday, October 8, 2010 2:34 AM

RIVERLOVE


I remember being devastated when Battlestar Galactica was cancelled in 1979. I was nine years old, and had never even known much of science fiction until I saw Star Wars the year before. Battlestar was my favorite show at the time, and the people on it were like my family. It only got better along the way to the final episode of its' one-season run. The cast interviews on the DVD set say the same thing. They all loved the show, and saw great things ahead. I should have learned a lesson about the realities of a sci-fi show's survival right then, but I continued to find sci-fi and a few other shows to like over the years, only to see them all go away sooner than they should have. Losing them all hurt to some degree, but it is what it is. I take some solace in knowing that the most "popular" shows of their days never appealed to me much. Sci-fi geekdom doth demand a high price of sacrifice and heartache.

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Friday, October 8, 2010 4:50 AM

WEICHI


Like many, I was not watching Firefly (or Wonderfalls, which I like too)

So for me the list would start with Veronica Mars which I followed intensely. I also was severely bummed by My So Called Life and Freaks and Geeks.

The only time I truly took action in a save the show campaing was at the end of the first season of Twin Peaks - I was frantic.

By the end of the second season, I wasn't.

See how I'm not hitting him, I think I've grown!

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Friday, October 8, 2010 4:52 AM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by Kwicko:
Quote:

Originally posted by singate:
Farscape

I can't even think of the close second. Can't complain too much because it did get four seasons which is amazing. The truly aggravating aspect is they seemed so close to actually finishing the story.

_________________________________________________

We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.




I've only ever seen bits and pieces of it, but I was really intrigued by what I saw. And what's kept me from going back and buying the whole series is that I keep hearing that it was just ripped away, and then they gave us two crappy "movies" to act as "closure".

I'm not intrigued enough to buy it, but I *DO* want to see it. Too many shows, not enough time, I'm afraid...


The modern definition of "socialist" is anyone who's winning an argument against a tea-bagger.

AURaptor's Greatest Hits:

Friday, September 24, 2010
I hate Obama's America. You're damn right about that.


Friday, May 28, 2010 - 18:26 To President Obama:
Mr. President, you're a god damn, mother fucking liar.
Fuck you, you cock sucking community activist piece of shit.
... go fuck yourself, Mr. President.




You really should check it out. Yeah, the miniseries they got to wrap it up was a bit truncated, but it really did tie up all the important loose ends. It is the Serenity to Farscape's Firefly - not what the fans wanted, but still pretty damned fun.

And the 4 years leading up to that point are just a blast.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Friday, October 8, 2010 4:54 AM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by peacekeeper:

But the other one ,(apart from the obvious, which wasn't even registered this side of the pond) was Alien Nation. That finished on areal cliffhanger and then puffed away into the ether.




Did you know they did a series of TV movies that wrapped up the cliffhanger and other loose ends? I think they did 4, and they're available on DVD as a boxed set.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Friday, October 8, 2010 5:32 AM

STEGASAURUS


The original Battlestar Galactica. I was only 7 years old, so I just couldn't grasp the concept of a show being cancelled.

And Surface. The build-up of characters, the GINORMOUS beasties that swallowed boats whole and could swim in magma, and the relationship between Miles and his mini-beastie was really cool.

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Friday, October 8, 2010 5:40 AM

BROWNCOAT1

May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.


Without a doubt, Firefly's cancellation hit me the hardest. To this day I don't watch Fox because of their shortsighted foolishness.

Second worst cancellation for me was Space: Above & Beyond. Loved that show.

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Friday, October 8, 2010 6:13 AM

RAHLMACLAREN

"Damn yokels, can't even tell a transport ship ain't got no guns on it." - Jayne Cobb


Firefly / John Doe - Both shows I watched loyally, until that January, when I moved to a town that didn't get Fox. I didn't hear about the cancellations till much later, so the blows were lessened.

Two years later, with my first steady job money, I bought the Firefly DVDs.

Firefly: Didn't feel the stabbing pain of the cancelation, until I finished the DVD and saw the black void of nothingness afterward.

NOOOOOooo.... *Depression*

John Doe: Felt the stinging pain of the cancelation after I finished the series on Hulu. I probably would've been closer to show, if they hadn't jumped a major shark by killing Karen so early.

(Whoa, brainsnap. Karen was killed off John Doe around the time Firefly was squished. Hmmm... An homage perhaps? Both shows did use that Patron -"She's a witch"- guy.)

Drive - This show was canceled, like, three times (once in April and twice in July), and they only 6 episodes! (Last 2 eps were "Online Exclusives")

Day Break - Atleast there was a proper series finale with the DVD.

Better Off Ted - *smacks ABC* This show was funny as hell, but they just didn't want to advertise it.


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Friday, October 8, 2010 11:28 AM

DALILABA


Firefly. I was hooked the minute Mal came flying through the hologram window. I asked around and no one seemed to know about it. I could feel the doom.

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Monday, October 11, 2010 2:23 AM

CLJOHNSTON108


Mann & Machine (Best performance of Yancy Butler's career.)


Space: Above and Beyond
Earth2

Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Two cancellations REALLY pissed me off though- The Man From Atlantis & Battlestar Galactica.
More so, the Man From Atlantis. I really loved that gorram show.


To this day, I still swim like that! (Works best with flippers, though)


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Thursday, October 21, 2010 6:11 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by cljohnston108:

To this day, I still swim like that! (Works best with flippers, though)



I had those swim trunks, but no seashell on them...
I still have the Marvel comics, too!


The laughing Chrisisall


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Thursday, October 21, 2010 9:14 PM

CLJOHNSTON108


Oh, I looked everywhere for trunks like that, but no joy! (Just as well, cuz I never had the physique to support 'em!)

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 10:24 PM

THESOMNAMBULIST


Hey Chris.

I just remembered another one:
The Invaders.
I loved this show and while I wasn't around for it's original airing it was being shown on BBC2 when I was a kid in the 80's.

I used to watch it when I got back from school, and I do recall starting to follow it quite avidly and then suddenly whammo! Nothing! Man I was devastated. That show was gripping!

I always chalked it down to the BBC just giving up on things in place of broadcasting some sporting event, like Golf. (They used to do that a lot back then).
Anyway years later - when the internet came about I was able to research it and I find out the The Invaders was just cancelled and so they didn't finish the story!



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Friday, October 22, 2010 1:45 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


Kwix, I liked your list best, so I chose to reply picking my fav cancelled shows:

Firefly - (I began watching from day one. What hooked me was Serenity flying over the horses in title sequence)
My So-Called Life - (Best drama going)
Joan of Arcadia - (Amber Tamblyn, loved the premise, Best Drama of it's time)
Eli Stone - (This show was brilliant)
Wonderfalls - (From the creator of Pushing Daisies)
Pushing Daisies - (Funny & entertaining)
Southland - (Best cop drama since NYPD Blue)
Space: Above & Beyond -(Best Sci-fi show going; heard it cost a cool million per episode to produce)
Mann & Machine - (Yancy Butler)
Dark Angel -(James Cameron and Jessica Alba, hooked!)



SGG

Tawabawho?

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Friday, October 22, 2010 4:11 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Six Million Dollar Man.

The Adventures of Beans Baxter. Karen Mystal was the reason.

Due South. Gave up on TV after that, never saw Firefly until Aug 2007 broadcast.

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Friday, October 22, 2010 5:58 AM

SCOUSERATHEART


Two that I have to mention.

First, while it took several iterations to finally kill it off, Babylon 5 and all of its not canceled/canceled talk seriously affected the way JMS told his story - I REALLY would have liked to see it told the way he envisioned it and with the original actors.

Second, Pushing Daisies - that show had such a heart and character focus - excellent cast and new, fresh ideas.

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Friday, October 22, 2010 7:33 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Shinygoodguy:

Dark Angel -(James Cameron and Jessica Alba, hooked!)




YEAH! Now that's what I'm talkin' 'bout!!!!


The laughing Chrisisall


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Friday, October 22, 2010 7:34 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by cljohnston108:
Oh, I looked everywhere for trunks like that, but no joy! (Just as well, cuz I never had the physique to support 'em!)

I was 6' tall & 120 lbs. But I wore 'em anyway!!!


The formerly skinny Chrisisall


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Friday, October 22, 2010 7:48 AM

CLJOHNSTON108


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
I was 6" tall & 120 lbs.


Six inches tall? Wow, that's a phenomenal density! Greater than lead, I'd wager.

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Friday, October 22, 2010 7:51 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by cljohnston108:
Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
I was 6" tall & 120 lbs.


Six inches tall? Wow, that's a phenomenal density! Greater than lead, I'd wager.

...while retaining my full human strength!!! I is The Ant-Man!!!

Okay, ya got me.


The laughing Chrisisall


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Friday, October 22, 2010 11:48 AM

CHRISISALL


I *finally* broke down & ordered the Man from Atlantis series from
http://www.nostalgicclassics.net/atlantis.htm
9.99 pounds translates to just under $16. I'm not expecting the quality to be great, but Sonisall is 11, and I'm not gonna wait till he's in his teens to show it to him when and if they finally release it proper!


The laughing Chrisisall


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