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Old January 6th, 2004, 12:25 PM   #1
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Default Plug pulled on "Crossing Over"

Heard on Stern Show this morning that VU/NBC cancelled the show due to a steady ratings drop. Was this show not the cash cow for SciFi?

Very interesting
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Old January 6th, 2004, 04:40 PM   #2
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I have seen that ridiculous show syndicated on other channels.

It may well have made the network money because it was so cheap.

This is great news.

Weren't they running a contest of some sort for this show?
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Old January 6th, 2004, 07:11 PM   #3
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I never liked crossing over. I tried to get into it like
some of my friends were ............. I was BOOOORED
to TEARS. Heck if I wanted to be as BORED as I
was watching that show I could have watched a
blank WALL instead.
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Old January 6th, 2004, 10:46 PM   #4
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Well if they knew what was good for them - they would bring Farscape back! Considering I heard that they pulled Farscape to fund Crossing Over. Ha! Karma baby!

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Old January 6th, 2004, 11:08 PM   #5
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While I am glad this is gone,it was not exclusive to SciFi.Much like Stargate:SG1 was on Showtime and syndicated locally here before it was brought to SciFi.

I don't think it had anything to do with the Farscape cancellation.An old BH story claimed they were in negatiation with Henson,but talks "broke down."

The financial hard place SciFi is put in,is the studios will want to recoupe production costs plus a profit margin to charge SFC for the first run,and will still be able to syndicate and market to DVD after SFC loses interest.I am thinking the aftermarket is pure profit for studios and SFC doesn't get a piece of that.Please,if someone knows better,or if this is true in some cases and not others,please clue me in.

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Old January 6th, 2004, 11:13 PM   #6
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A friend of mine said she went to a Farscape panel and the actors said Crossing over was the issue to their being cancelled. lol Who knows what the real truth is. BH likes to twist it worse than a tornado.

Darth Marley - thank you for your compliment.

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Old January 6th, 2004, 11:17 PM   #7
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Could be true then.
No doubt Crossing Over and Scare Tactics have a killer return on dollars spent.Since I don't watch these,I have no idea what crap they advertise,but it must be a very gullible demographic.
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Old January 7th, 2004, 05:37 AM   #8
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Certainly John Edwards would have seen this coming? Heh heh heh. :laugh:

Just goes to show you that he was the fraud we all knew him to be. Move over Dionne Warrwick and Ms Cleo, you have company in the unemployment line...
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Old January 7th, 2004, 06:07 AM   #9
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John Edwards is a d####bag and his show is bullfelgercarb!

(thanks to Penn and Teller and the kids from South Park for pointing it out)
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Old January 7th, 2004, 06:49 AM   #10
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The Amazing Kreskin was a much better show.
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Old January 7th, 2004, 06:59 AM   #11
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Crossing Over--I would rather sit through a weekend-long Hector and Vector marathon than ten minutes of Crossing Over.
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Old January 7th, 2004, 07:16 AM   #12
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Maybe we should orgainize a "thank you" letter writing campaign if this is true?
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Old January 7th, 2004, 08:27 AM   #13
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Certainly John Edwards would have seen this coming? Heh heh heh. :laugh:

I thought Edwards talked to dead people, not saw the future. Therefore he would not have seen it coming

On the other hand, he can now talk to his carreer....
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Old January 7th, 2004, 08:46 AM   #14
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I thought Edwards talked to dead people, not saw the future. Therefore he would not have seen it coming.
But surely the dead people could have eavesdropped on the executives and warned John.
Maybe they thought he was a d####bag too.
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Old January 7th, 2004, 01:25 PM   #15
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Default John Edwards

John Edwards has recently been the feature of at least one major primetime news show (60 Minutes/Primetime Live?). The shows basically showed him to be the fraud he is. Once you start getting this kind of exposure your 15 minutes of fame is soon to end. I don't know if the ratings started to drop as the negative articles started to air or if SCIFI is doing the prudent thing and distancing themselves from an ethical scandal in the making. Either way they squeezed that show for all it was worth.

I understand that other than Shannon Dougherty Scare Tactic's biggest expense is liability insurance. There is some talk that if things continue there may be a point that liability cost alone may eventually cancel Scare Tactics and the look alikes it spawned. The show is not in danger today but the issue is getting considerable mention in the entertainment press.

I don't know if either of these will help bring SCIFI back to SCIFI. If SCIFI's goal is do do more non-space SCIFI like LOTR we may end up with a SCIFI channel that is really the Fantasy channel and end up with shows like Charmed and Buffy.

Why doesn't Universal just shop Battlestar Galactica to the WB or UPN? UPN was built on the back of STVoyager. I think BSG could be the base of a lessor network. Spike TV has STTNG. They would probably do well with BSG also. I just think a smart business move for SCIFI and Univeral would be to either make a BSG series (or another mini) or sell the rights to someone who will. It would be a waste of money to let it sit around for another 20 years.
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I know that if Scare Tactics tried something on some people, their liability prices would go through the roof. Y'see, there are people who go a little "funny" when they feel threatened. That fear mechanism is not "flight and nothing but flight". Every once in a while, you'll find the "fight" type. Such people cannot be predicted beforehand. I always took myself for a "flight" type until a dog attacked me...
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Old January 8th, 2004, 08:47 AM   #17
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Reminds me of a game a friend once played called "kill the witness."
Involved staging a murder and brandishing a weapon at onlookers.
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Old January 8th, 2004, 10:46 PM   #18
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Hopefully Bonnie Hammer will "cross over" with John Edward and his show. I was listening to Don & Mike(syndicated out of Washington DC) and they referred to John Edward as a "carnie". Didn't sound like they were big fans of his, either. Bonnie Hammer must be throwing things in her office right now.
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Old January 22nd, 2004, 08:13 PM   #19
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Bonnie Hammer must be throwing things in her office right now.
Hopefully throwing said things in a box so she can take 'em with her when she leaves!


No dancing bananas in the smilies???????????
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Old January 22nd, 2004, 08:31 PM   #20
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Welcome to the Fleets warhammerdriver.
I recognize the handle from scifi.com.
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Old January 23rd, 2004, 04:40 PM   #21
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Thanks, Darth. I figured since everyone else came over here, I might as well, too.
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Thanks, Darth. I figured since everyone else came over here, I might as well, too.
Greetings Warhammer! I recognize you from over there too...
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