Syfy (ended 2010)
Flash Forward. I don't believe it will premiere until 2010 and it isn't a hard-core scifi show, but it's being pegged as ABC's possible replacement to Lost when it finishes airing. Also in development is a revival of "V: The Series". Both of these shows seem to have solid premises, not that a good premise means much as far as TV show success goes, but with a lot of luck and a good budget and good writing they could be great shows.
Another potential show is "Virtuality", created by Moore and Eick, which FOX may pickup. Sci-fi shows don't typically do well on FOX so don't hold your breath there, but if Moore brings his top ideas and writing, it could turn out well.
I don't have high hopes for Caprica. It looks like garbage to be honest.
I am a big fan of BSG and even though I was a little let down by the final episode I feel that as a whole the series has definitely raised the bar.As for what comes next ... Reimagined Lost in Space? Reimagined Star Trek? Reimagined Star Wars?
|ABC is doing a remake of "V". I never saw the original series. (I didn't watch much TV in those days.) It'll be interesting to see the reaction to that remake. I don't think "V" has the zealous fan base that some other sci-fi franchises have, but I could be wrong about this.|
Who knows? I never would have expected the original BSG to have such a cult following (I'd never even heard of it, even as a sci-fi fan).
I'm looking forward to "V" as well as Caprica. I don't like the Stargate shows, so I will stay away from that new one. I also could give a rats back about these lightweight Men in Black-type shows like Eureka and now Warehouse 13.
I'm a little worried about the future of quality sci-fi beyond Lost, which will be ending in a little over a year.
I'm starting to hear that plans are in the works for a second Star Trek movie. They're feeling pretty confident of the one coming in May. I am too.
I saw the Lost in space movie. While they paid the requisite homages to the old series, it could have been a bit better. Then again, the concept of building an entire star-fairing ship dedicated to just one family never seemed believable to me. Yes, it was supposed to be the first of a fleet of ships, it just seems to me a cashed-strapped government on the verge of collapse would have just made aa much larger ship with enough families to insure against reproductive inbreeding. (I heard you need at least 32 pairs of humans to insure this)
I'd love to see Time Tunnel tried again. The Fox network did a pilot episode that you can see on the classic DVDs that looked really great, but they canceled it because it was too similar to Stargate.
Currently I'm watching Smallville, Terminator TSCC, Star Trek TOS with newer effects, Heros, and Lost. Looking forward to Stargate Universe and hope that Sanctuary and Dr Who crank back up. (Though, the latter two are really just "See Once" type shows)
I've just discovered Eureka on Hulu. Very quirky and pretty cool. Too bad they don't have the second season there. Looks like they'll be coming back in June.