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I Should Have Known. There's BSG Alumni Involved.

So a frakkin' 11 month hiatus between the end of Season 1 of Defiance and Season 2?

I should have seen it coming.

Frakkin' bastards.






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a_phoenixdragon
Jul. 9th, 2013 05:13 am (UTC)
Sherlock Fandom sympathises with you...

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tardis_stowaway
Jul. 9th, 2013 08:28 am (UTC)
Sherlock fandom calls 11 months of hiatus somewhat over halfway.

I hope that if the long hiatus drives your Defiance fandom crazy, it is at least as creative and entertainingly batshit as the Sherlock fandom's craziness. (Link goes to a tumblr post compiling some of the Sherlock fandom's weirder gifs.)
a_phoenixdragon
Jul. 9th, 2013 03:08 pm (UTC)
*Grins* Tis why I said we sympathise. Not 'Come Join Us As We Scream and Reblog Our Pain!' Or something along those lines...

OMG, that is marvelous. Just...marvelous. And insane. But very much Sherlock Fandom *cackles*
kaffyr
Jul. 9th, 2013 04:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, yeah ... shoulda known I'd get the world's smallest violin playing from Sherlock fandom. And they're right. I'm whinging. But see my reply to a_phoenixdragon above — I'm realizing that I shouldn't be doing so.

*sighs great big sigh and settles in, looks for fic to assuage the hiatus-generated hunger*

Oh, and those gifs? Some of them are incredibly funny. Some are ... uhm ... pretty frakkin' creepy. Well, all of them are funny, and some of them are funny because they're creepy.

Yes, that's how I roll.

Edited at 2013-07-09 04:55 pm (UTC)
kaffyr
Jul. 9th, 2013 04:52 pm (UTC)
Heh - I was used to it loooong before Sherlock fandom had to live with it, thanks to the aforementioned Battlestar Galactica hiatuses, one of which did go well over a year, and most of which hovered at the year mark.

However, skiffy SyFy has recently dealt with slightly less horrible lengths ...

... or at least that has been my perception , she said, suddenly realizing that the channel has developed a habit of imitating British 13-show runs, and running "summer/fall" and "winter/spring" separate collections of shows.

Huh. Perhaps I shouldn't have been so surprised at the length of the hiatus. It's just that ... damn, Defiance has become My Show of Choice, and it left on not one but several different cliffhangers. (Is Kenya dead? Is Irisa dead or transformed? Will the E-Rep bastards really take over Defiance? What happens to Datak and Stahma now that the Colonel's out of the picture? What about Doc? AAAAAAauuuuggghhh!!!!!)
a_phoenixdragon
Jul. 9th, 2013 05:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Skiffy. Wanting to be BBCA and only learning the practice of making fans wanna throttle you over long hiatuses. *Headdesk*

I'd be rawther pissed myself. Especially with the cliffies. I mean, can't we have them just make Shows all the time like lost_spook has suggested? This should be the way of things!!

And at least you are getting a definitive answer. The Holmes Fandom? Well...

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kaffyr
Jul. 9th, 2013 07:36 pm (UTC)
*snarfle*
lost_spook
Jul. 9th, 2013 07:56 am (UTC)
:lol: I'm a Brit - I'm just here going, "But isn't that about the usual gap between series?" It's when it's over a year you want to throw things. (The gap between Spooks S2 and 3 was something like, oh, forever, I think, and the most terrible cliffhanger.)

But, yes. Terrible. Sorry. ;-) They should make the TV we like all the time and never mind the other stuff and not have unreasonable gaps. *nods*
kaffyr
Jul. 9th, 2013 05:00 pm (UTC)
They should make the TV we like all the time and never mind the other stuff and not have unreasonable gaps. *nods*

inorite?

*shakes entitled fist at television*

You folks across the pond should take a certain amount of glee in the knowledge that previously 26-episode-per-season-oriented American television, especially that on cable channels, is apparently converting en masse to 13-episode series. They've probably learned that they can spend a little more per episode on a 13-episode run than they would per episode on a 26-episode run, and still spend less per series, and fans will wait! This is golden!

At least for them.

*grumble*
lost_spook
Jul. 9th, 2013 05:08 pm (UTC)
:-)

Well, I would be gleeful if I didn't like some US shows, too - and if we hadn't shrunk back to series where anything above six episodes is a generous helping. Budget cuts and the gov't trying to kill the BBC and all that.

But, yes, they should just make all the nice things and not make us wait. And especially they should never think that people want to see sport/reality TV finals more than the next installment in their favourite dramas. This is an assumption TV schedulers make all the time about me, and they are always wrong.

;-)
kaffyr
Jul. 9th, 2013 07:40 pm (UTC)
if we hadn't shrunk back to series where anything above six episodes is a generous helping.

AAAAiiieee! It's getting worse!!!!

Budget cuts and the gov't trying to kill the BBC and all that.

Yes, you really should do something about the current government. When's the earliest y'all can get an election ... when's the latest that he can get away without calling an election, I should ask? (It's the same in Canada ... you either have to wait five or six years, or hope for a non-confidence vote to bring down the government, and that can mean a bunch of elections in quick time, so it's either too few in a row, or too many. There is at least that to be said about the American system: you know you're getting presidential elections every four years, federal House elections every two years, and federal Senate elections every six years. So there's some stability there, even if it's the bad kind.)

Wait, how did this get to be me wonking on government electoral calendars?

Oh, right. Get rid of the Tories, and save the BBC, so they can do 13-episode series and everyone can watch proper telly instead of (ptui) reality stuff (except Strictly Come Dancing, which I'm told is rather addictive.)
lost_spook
Jul. 9th, 2013 07:50 pm (UTC)
We haven't had thirteen episode series in anything apart from DW since about the mid 1990s - the last time the Tories were in power and trying to kill the BBC. You used to get 10 or 8 eps sometimes, but six has been standard for a while. And then it gets less than that...

Spring 2015, which seems impossibly long to wait. I keep asking people to help me bring down the gov't, but we don't have much in the way of solid plans. Somehow I think a vote of no confidence is not very likely, really. :-/

*continues to use Spooks icon as most appropriate for politics*

Edited at 2013-07-09 07:51 pm (UTC)
kaffyr
Jul. 9th, 2013 08:32 pm (UTC)
We haven't had thirteen episode series in anything apart from DW since about the mid 1990s - the last time the Tories were in power and trying to kill the BBC.

Man, I am really out of it. I didn't realize that. Gah.

I keep asking people to help me bring down the gov't, but we don't have much in the way of solid plans.

Heh. I've felt that way around here way too many times.
lost_spook
Jul. 10th, 2013 04:16 pm (UTC)
Well, it wouldn't be obvious - they often wait (or used to) till they had a couple of seasons of things to sell to the US. And there are (or were) a lot of things that were 8-10 eps, which isn't so noticeable, and those are probably the more high profile things (like Spooks, Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes and other Kudos series and so on.) Comedies tended to be about six half-hour episodes since about forever, though, I don't know why. We simply don't have the huge industry around TV the states does - we just have the BBC, Channel 4 and various small independent companies!

:-)
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