Is science fiction dying?

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    No Star Trek.
    No Stargate.
    No Babylon 5.
    No Battlestar Galactica/Caprica.

    For the first time since 1988 there are no major science fiction franchises left on television. After Stargate Universe finishes it's second season in 2011, what will happen to science fiction on television? Is science fiction on TV dying? Is there simply not enough money to add? Is your average citizen too stupid to understand science fiction? Do you think the upcoming Star Wars live-action series will be enough to save science fiction?
     
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    The fall started when they put wrasslin on Syfy network.
     
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    I refuse to call it by that name.
     
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    I think of it more as suckfi lately.
     
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    They murdered the Star Trek franchise when they started showing that crappy "Enterprise" series. Gene Roddenberry was probably spinning in his grave faster than a phonograph record over that piece of junk. Anyone trying to promote a new series will be told it's not viable because of the low ratings that garbage had. They'll be told "there's no fan base".

    I hope there's a special circle of Hell reserved for the idiots that produced that piece of crap.

    /rant over
     
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    Enterprise beat DS9 and Voyager....
     
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    I have to disagree. DS9 had better scripts and action scenes than any of the other series, and Voyager expanded the number of other species that Trek could have used in yet another series.

    All Enterprise did was rehash the Vulcans, Andorians and Romulans over and over.
     
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    Ok we will jsut disagree, but imho Janeway sucked and so did the shows especially the comic relief.
    Ship blown up pretty badly every show and pretty good shape the next show.
     
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    Seems to me that NX-01 got beat up a few times too. Back out sailing the next week.
     
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    Doesn't Big Bang Qualify?
     

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