Nov. 21, 2006, 12:36 a.m. CST
by Toshiro Kurasawa
Really, really stupid.
Nov. 21, 2006, 12:44 a.m. CST
Probably to attempt and combat the slipping ratings. The numbers of Friday night shows are never that good. Worth a shot. Second maybe?
Nov. 21, 2006, 12:53 a.m. CST
This will suck. Why mess with whats not broken.
Nov. 21, 2006, 12:58 a.m. CST
That is my initial reaction. Oh, and Variety doesn't seem to be finding the article for me. On the plus side, I'll have to worry less about making sure the VCR is set each week.
Nov. 21, 2006, 1:07 a.m. CST
Now you geeks can go out and chase after some women like normal hormones with feet as oppose to spending your Friday nights glued to the tube.
Nov. 21, 2006, 1:11 a.m. CST
desperate houswives? uh, i'm a dude and not even the allure of marcia cross is enough for me to watch that crap.
Nov. 21, 2006, 1:14 a.m. CST
Now I don't have to worry about setting the VCR . . . or canceling my Friday night plans. Sometimes BSG is just worth it. Besides, what's on Sundays anyway? Nothing I watch.
Nov. 21, 2006, 1:24 a.m. CST
I got tivo so it dont matter. But damn gotta wait longer.
Nov. 21, 2006, 1:45 a.m. CST
by iron pills
I actually tape the shows also. But, I like this switch to Sunday nights. No better way to cap off the weekend than with a new episode of "Battlestar" I say... Easily opens up Friday nights no problem. And...actually the "X-Files" did pretty well on Sunday nights. I don't think it was the move to Sundays for "X-Files" that did it in. It's just that the show was being squeezed past its natural ending. I've always thought it should have ended at season 7.
Nov. 21, 2006, 2:50 a.m. CST
at least it's the same day as Football...that's kind of plus for me. If they don't move it again.
Nov. 21, 2006, 2:52 a.m. CST
In my beloved republik of canuckistan is due to start running new shows Dec 2nd :).
Nov. 21, 2006, 2:52 a.m. CST
I hope the Canadian provider (Space) keeps it on Saturdays at 6pm so that instead of getting it a day later than the USA, we'll get it a day earlier! Like Studio 60!
Nov. 21, 2006, 2:55 a.m. CST
In Canada, Unfinished Business (the crew gathers to blow off steam in a boxing ring, but the fight card is haunted by memories of what happened on New Caprica) shows on December 2nd (as pax256 pointed out). Does the haitus start before or after that episode in the USA?
Nov. 21, 2006, 2:57 a.m. CST
I hate missing the show when I'm not home. It's almost the main reason I got DVR. I like the move. I hope it doesn't hurt the show though. Sunday has been good to alot of shows hasn't it? And like I said, with the NFL most of the day...this could be a great all TV kick-back day for me.
Nov. 21, 2006, 3:52 a.m. CST
by My Ass Smells
and lets not forget old people! This move is a good decision
Nov. 21, 2006, 4:05 a.m. CST
So they put a geek/mostly male show on a sister channel Sundays at 10/9 central. Good move, but what will NBC put in at 10/9 central? It has to be something that will hold the over 25 males but not eat into BSG's audience. Do they have anything that qualifies in their current lineup or "sitting on the bench?"-----later-----m
Nov. 21, 2006, 4:42 a.m. CST
True, most single people who stay home on friday nights are losers, but one benefit of having the show on Friday night is that very few people have to be at work on Saturday morning. Moving to Sunday creates a problem in this area. Also, changing a show to a new day is often the first sign of doom. It's been my experience that shows tend to lose audience members with such switches rather than gain.
Nov. 21, 2006, 6:31 a.m. CST
"Battlestar Galactica: Season 3 Finale Humanity's fight for survival continues in season three. See the finale on Friday, December 15 on SCI-FI. 9p-10p. " Sunday at 10:00? That sucks.
Nov. 21, 2006, 7:19 a.m. CST
Now, I gotta say, I am SERIOUSLY pissed off about this. Scifi Friday is pretty much a staple of my life. I LOVE kicking off my weekend with an hour (or more) of science fiction, while having a beer and a bong, then following that with a couple hours playing City of Heroes. On Sunday night though, I cant do any of that, and furthurmore, I can NOT say up that friggin late! Now, how the frack am I supposed to record it without commercials as i do now? I cant afford a freekin tivo, especially not for ONE flippin show! This is ASSININE! Goodbye Battlestar Galactica, I'll be buying the dvd's, but not watching when it actually airs.
Nov. 21, 2006, 7:44 a.m. CST
Well, hopefully Dexter will have finished its season by then. I know I can watch it In Demand, but it's better in HD. If they were to conflict, I would probably watch Dexter and download BSG though. Commercials suck.
Nov. 21, 2006, 7:47 a.m. CST
you will get to see it on the first day of the week, not the sixth. What.. the podcast will not come out till Sunday?!?!?! DAMN THEM!
Nov. 21, 2006, 7:49 a.m. CST
Those tightwads at Sci-Fi are at it again. They are going to "Farscape" BSG. It will not matter how many awards this show wins or how much praise it receives from critics and fans. Sci-Fi won't think twice about throwing BSG on the scrape heap if the rating don't improve after this move to Sunday.
Nov. 21, 2006, 7:54 a.m. CST
I was just saying 2 days ago that this is a perfect Sunday show, it just feels right. I always TIVO and watch this show on Sunday nights so now it syncs up with me!
Nov. 21, 2006, 8:06 a.m. CST
Say goodbye to BSG because this is the stupidest move Sciffy could have pulled. BSG will be going up against ABC Sunday night which pulls in whopper ratings with Desperate HouseWhores and Brothers Fucking Sisters. X-Files flopped on Sundays when Fux moved it to that time slot. So we might as well enjoy it while we can, because the ratings are going to tank and this will be the last season for the best goddamn show on television. Bonnie Hammer is purposefully trying to kill the show because it's too expensive, and Sciffy makes more money with wrestling these days.
Nov. 21, 2006, 8:13 a.m. CST
Yeah, because everybody knows that Desperate Housewives has the same core demographic as BSG. Fucking moron!
Nov. 21, 2006, 8:24 a.m. CST
the show's doing well enough that it doesn't need to be stuck on the Sci-Fi geek Friday night time slot. Sunday is a more watched night of TV. Though I fear this will be on against an HBO show. Will that be when Rome season 2 is on?
Nov. 21, 2006, 8:32 a.m. CST
I have my routine all worked out. Friday night drinking from 7 - 9, followed by watching BSG alone in my easy chair with a fire in the fire place. Fridays rock. Putting on Sundays at 10 pm ? Queer. I can't even stay up that late anymore on a work night. Thanks for being gay.
Nov. 21, 2006, 8:37 a.m. CST
...first of all, Without A Trace and Brothers and Sisters are a world apart with respect to the demographic. Secondly, like Wonkabar, I have missed the show on Fridays because I've been out. In the first season, I had to watch the late rebroadcast but even that was a problem at times. I ended up catching what I missed later on DVD...There are alot of people home on Sunday night. The only problem will be those who go to the movies on Sunday nights.
Nov. 21, 2006, 8:41 a.m. CST
This move might help bring in new viewers. BSG has dropped some this season and needs a little freshening up. For the BEST Battlestar Galactica podcast and forums online, visit http://www.alanlight.com/galactica
Nov. 21, 2006, 8:45 a.m. CST
Nov. 21, 2006, 9:17 a.m. CST
And sadly, I am her bitch.
Nov. 21, 2006, 9:40 a.m. CST
by Mr. Nice Gaius
Frees up my Fridays for hot dating action.<P>Yeah.
Nov. 21, 2006, 9:53 a.m. CST
Now, if I don't have time to watch BSG on Friday night, I have all weekend to watch it on DVR. If it's not on until Sunday, I might not have the chance to watch it until the following weekend.
Nov. 21, 2006, 9:57 a.m. CST
by Don Lockwood
TiVos are free these days, my friend. That's right, absolutely free. Of course, you have to sign up for a year of service, but, uh, you were gonna need that service anyway, right? Anyway, I'm not bothered by this because (wait for it) I have a TiVo and it'll just record it whenever it's on. What's the competition anyway? Brother & Sisters and Without a Trace? Yeah, those are the same demos.
Nov. 21, 2006, 10:05 a.m. CST
Doesn't everyone get on Demand?You can watch the Wire and Dexter whenever the hell you feel like it.And the Wire I get a week early.
Nov. 21, 2006, 10:04 a.m. CST
Now I might actually watch an episode live, instead of off my recorded digital cable service. And... Sunday nights are where the real quality television is at, people. All the HBO shows are on Sundays. I think the quality day used to be Thursday, but now it's Sunday. And BSG is quality!
Nov. 21, 2006, 11:14 a.m. CST
... do you people think saying "frak" actually makes you cool or something? It's FUCKing irritating. Cut that shit out, you toolbelts.
Nov. 21, 2006, 11:16 a.m. CST
Probably THE DRESDEN FILES, which is supposed to start about the same time. TORCHWOOD would be nice to see, though, especially after DOCTOR WHO Series 2 finishes up and would help kill time until Series 3 starts.
Nov. 21, 2006, 11:17 a.m. CST
It did pretty well for ABC - just too expensive and then we got the cheap Galactia 1980 the next year! Well with this move they may even get 3+ million viewers. Bonnie is stupid and will can it once the costs go up.
Nov. 21, 2006, 11:21 a.m. CST
a bit racy in the language department. Would be a shame if it gets cut or re-dubbed. Guess they could put in the odd frak in ;)
Nov. 21, 2006, 11:26 a.m. CST
...someone at IMBD posted it -- http://tinyurl.com/sgl9u
Nov. 21, 2006, 11:29 a.m. CST
They killed Scifi Friday. Splitting up Stargates from BSG meant weakening 3 hrs of programming. They should make Scifi Sunday, bring back the gates with BSG and you will control the nite!
Nov. 21, 2006, 11:37 a.m. CST
by Mr. Nice Gaius
Get frakked! I mean, get fucked!
Nov. 21, 2006, 12:09 p.m. CST
like many of you, I'm thinking that this is a hint that the show is on some sort of troubled list and is getting moved in hopes of boosting ratings. If it works, great! If not, get out your pen and paper and be ready to blitz the network with, Save our damn show, dammit; letters.
Nov. 21, 2006, 12:38 p.m. CST
Because fans of sci-fi are more devoted than those of other shows, broadcasters long ago realized we'd stay up at odd hours to get our Captain Kirk or Doctor Who when nobody else would watch anything at that time slot. Thanks for the memories, Sci Fi.
Nov. 21, 2006, 12:40 p.m. CST
by Kentucky Colonel
WAH...who gives a fuck? It seems the Sopranos does just fine at 9:00 on Sundays. OK fanboys, just imagine it like this...you get the episode 5 days early! Instead of waiting till Friday you get it on Sunday, then, you can talk about it all week around the water cooler, or, as the case may be, the school cafeteria. Or dosen't your mommy let you stay up that late on a school night? WAH!
Nov. 21, 2006, 12:47 p.m. CST
Nov. 21, 2006, 1:02 p.m. CST
It's the best made show on television (by a wide margin) and hopefully putting it on Sunday will give it an opportunity to find a larger audience. I'll follow where ever it goes.
Nov. 21, 2006, 1:18 p.m. CST
by Kentucky Colonel
Can they get away with more "Sharony-nakedness"? Or for that matter, ANY "Cally-ie Nakedness"???
Nov. 21, 2006, 1:28 p.m. CST
Nov. 21, 2006, 2:39 p.m. CST
by Kentucky Colonel
You, sir, have no broadness of palate. Not to be acusatory, because it takes all kinds, but I imagine your definition of feminine beatuy is limited to Pam Anderson types, which is fine if you like a side of Hepatitis with that. I personally prefer redheads, but I doubt Roslin will doing the horizontal bop anytime soon, and as attractive as she may be for a mature woman I don't really want to see her naked. Callie...hell yeah! For that matter, any chicky-poo on that show (yes, even Roslin) has a bod to die for...without the Hep C.
Nov. 21, 2006, 2:52 p.m. CST
by Kentucky Colonel
Off topic, but what the hell? The "new" album by the Beatles LOVE is amazing. I skipped the "ONE" compilation and generally frown on repackaging, but this bad boy is amazing. Target (again with the Target plug) has the CD/DVD combo on sale for $15. Don't even think about it...you know you want it. And if you don't think you want it, then you NEED it, baby. "If the sun don't come you get a tan from standing in the English rain"...I'd never understood that line before. I thought it was something like "If the sun don't come you get a ham (blah blah blah) Engish rain". Most worthy.
Nov. 21, 2006, 3:17 p.m. CST
So, you might as well forget about "Skiffy" airing TORCHWOOD unless it's chopped and dubbed out to pieces worse than PULP FICTION on the Disney Channel. Well, here's hoping for BBC America then...You can at least here the word "shit" on that channel.
Nov. 21, 2006, 3:30 p.m. CST
In that particular time slot? Or is Rome at 9? I can't believe there are basically 2 shows on TV I actually want to watch, and they now may be on at the same time. DAMN YOU MICHAEL BAY.
Nov. 21, 2006, 4:02 p.m. CST
followed by Galactica. You know NBC will be pimping the show with commercials during the games next next year.
Nov. 21, 2006, 4:03 p.m. CST
So it is going to go up against Sunday Night Football?
Nov. 21, 2006, 4:11 p.m. CST
who can't stay up until 11pm on a Sunday? Seriously, what time to you people have to be at work on Monday mornings?
Nov. 21, 2006, 4:27 p.m. CST
"Ewwwwwwwwwww, gross!"???? my god, you're insane, xenazhaan.<p>it never ceases to amaze me when members of our noble fraternity of worldwide geeks say this kind of thing about such exceptional hotness! you're bang on, Colonel - the ladies on this show are, to a woman, drop dead gorgeous and if you, xenazhaan, were to ever find yourself in a situation (while awake) in which any one of them were to even smile at you i suggest (though i accept i *may* be wrong - maybe you're gay: more power to you) that you would go bright red, lose the power of speech and suddenly find yourself walking funny.<p>and not a hint of silicon in sight... and even the "platinum blonde" shows real smarts and serious acting chops.<p>i am, personally, in love with the lot of them.
Nov. 21, 2006, 4:25 p.m. CST
Oh well. DVR to the rescue!
Nov. 21, 2006, 4:45 p.m. CST
if you can get it. Not sure if anyone in the US will carry it, they drop the S&F bombs it seems in every episode. With everyone so scared of the FCC, BBC America may be your only choice - or just Torrent it.
Nov. 21, 2006, 4:49 p.m. CST
now i can watch it live. I mean all the press in the world isn't going to make someone stay home on friday night to watch television
Nov. 21, 2006, 5:12 p.m. CST
In the US, anyway.
Nov. 21, 2006, 6 p.m. CST
I believe premiered on Sunday in the US. Then from then on it was on Fridays, b/c SG-1 made that night popular for SciFi.
Nov. 21, 2006, 7:31 p.m. CST
It had to be Sunday at 10. That's the time slot for the enhanced episodes of ST:ToS down here in San Diego.
Nov. 21, 2006, 7:33 p.m. CST
Torchwood will prolly be on Fridays to keep the BBC flavor moving. as for Sunday nights, thats okay long as HBO keeps Entourage at 9... BSG is still the best show on ANY channel ...cept maybe Playboy....
Nov. 21, 2006, 7:34 p.m. CST
by Hairy Nutsack
Biggstadder called it, the reason both the Stargates and BSG have dropped in ratings, 30% drop for both according to things I've read, is because you are no longer getting the casual crossover viewer. I like all 3 shows but I know many people who are not watching BSG because the SGs are no longer in the same block and vice-versa. For some BSG fans it's hard to fathom why people like the SGs, but they do, and all 3 shows were helping each other with ratings.
Nov. 21, 2006, 7:59 p.m. CST
being British. So I'll be hitting the torrents on Monday morning instead of Saturday now. As long as it stays good and... on air, I'm happy.
Nov. 21, 2006, 8:18 p.m. CST
Torchwood has been a huge disappointment so far. Very lame stories and mostly unlikable characters. Unless it picks up I don't see any US network airing it.
Nov. 21, 2006, 9:19 p.m. CST
by Optimus Murphy
Good move. BSG was the only thing I watched on Fridays, it'll be the only thing I watch Sunday. The real benefit to this is come next year, you'll sit down and watch BSG on Sunday, 24 on Monday, and The Shield on Tuesday...in cocksucking April.
Nov. 21, 2006, 9:29 p.m. CST
dudes, Im a woman.
Nov. 22, 2006, 12:41 a.m. CST
by iron pills
Isn't that exactly the gripe was about "Farscape"? That it was too expensive? I really don't get it...What the hell does Bonnie Hammer expect to air on the channel? Sci-fi original (direct to dvd) movies? Wrestling on more than one night? (Never did get that one) I really hope "Battlestar" takes off on Sunday nights. I personally, wouldn't have minded Wednesday nights...
Nov. 22, 2006, 1:27 a.m. CST
by Toshiro Kurasawa
...Friday Night Masturbation Schedule.
Nov. 22, 2006, 8:11 a.m. CST
As Charlie Brooker says: "Lots of things designed to be used by children end up appealing to adults too. Harry Potter. Jelly babies. The list is endless. TV's Doctor Who is a good example. Originally conceived as an educational drama for 1960s kiddywinks, it attracted a devoted adult audience from the very beginning. They knew they were watching something that wasn't, strictly speaking, "for them" but they loved it anyway. The trouble with Who's freshly-minted anagrammatic "sister" serial Torchwood (Sun, 10pm, BBC3; Wed, 9pm, BBC2) is that it's not really clear who it's aimed at. It contains swearing, blood and sex, yet still somehow feels like a children's programme. Thirteen-year-olds should love it; anyone else is likely to be more than a little confused. Which isn't to say Torchwood is bad. Just bewildering. And very, very silly. The central presence of Captain Jack Harkness, one of the most pantomime characters ever to appear in Doctor Who, doesn't exactly help. He's like Buzz Lightyear, but less realistic. The moment you see him running around being all larger-than-life, you think "aha - so Torchwood's a camp space opera? Fair enough". But then the storyline goes all dark and unpleasant and people are getting their throats torn open and shooting themselves in the head, and suddenly you don't know where you are. Not in Kansas anymore, maybe - but where? Cute and dark, sweet and sour, up and down. It's like tuning in to watch Deadwood, only to discover they've replaced Al Swearengen with the Honey Monster. Or sitting through a "re-imagining" of the Captain Birds Eye commercials, in which the white-haired skipper traverses the oceans in a raging thunderstorm, ruling his child-crew with an iron fist, tossing dissenters overboard into the rolling, foaming waves - but dances the hornpipe with a big cartoon haddock while the credits roll. Or stumbling across an episode of Scooby-Doo in which Shaggy skins up on camera. In fact Scooby-Doo (more than, say, the X-Files or Buffy) is probably the show most analogous to Torchwood, in that both series revolve around a fresh-faced team of meddling kids tackling an ever-shifting carnival of monsters in a world of childlike simplicity. The Torchwood gang even have their own version of The Mystery Machine, although theirs is a spectacularly ugly SUV with two daft strips of throbbing LED lights either side of the windscreen whose sole purpose is to make the entire vehicle look outrageously silly - they might as well have stuck a big inflatable dick on the bonnet, to be honest. The inside's not much better - LCD screens embedded in every available flat surface, each urgently displaying a wibbly-wobbly screensaver ... it must be like driving around in a flagship branch of PC World. There are other glaringly daft touches: the countless overhead helicopter shots of Cardiff (what is this, Google Earth?); the ridiculous severed hand-in-a-jar (straight from the Addams Family); the protracted sequence from episode one in which Captain Jack stood atop a tall building surveying the cityscape like Batman FOR NO REASON WHATSOEVER. Oh, and the team's insistence on using the silly invisible elevator that slowly, slowly ascends through a sort of "magic hole" in the pavement - even though there's a perfectly reasonable BACK DOOR through which they can enter and leave the Batcave at will. And on top of all that, there's a bizarre emphasis on bisexual tension thrown in for good measure. You half expect the Torchwood gang to drop their slacks and form a humping great daisy chain any moment. It's Shortbus meets Goober and the Ghost Chasers meets X-Men meets Angel meets The Tomorrow People meets Spooks meets Oh God I Give Up. Still, the act of jotting down some of Torchwood's thundering absurdities has put a big dumb smile on my face. Whatever the hell it's supposed to be, there's nothing else like Torchwood on TV at the moment, and that's got to be worth something. I just don't have a clue how much.
Nov. 22, 2006, 9:24 a.m. CST
... that's a terribly creative screenname. Fag.
Nov. 22, 2006, 9:54 a.m. CST
regarding "the ridiculous severed hand-in-a-jar," if you've seen Doctor Who's "Christmas Invasion" episode it should be clear where the hand came from and whose hand it is.
Nov. 22, 2006, 10:41 a.m. CST
Yeah, but the review is still funny though, right? :D
Nov. 22, 2006, 11:54 a.m. CST
by Mr. Nice Gaius
I love you, too.
Nov. 22, 2006, 1:03 p.m. CST
... that you love men, by defending the use of "frak". Now go work on your Cartman impression or something equally cool.
Nov. 22, 2006, 1:42 p.m. CST
now I'll have to find some other reason not to go out on Fridays.
Nov. 22, 2006, 1:46 p.m. CST
by Mr. Nice Gaius
Take a closer look at the punctuation on the name. That's not me posting. Sorry for the confusion man.
Nov. 22, 2006, 1:57 p.m. CST
Something similar has happened to me. Someone has used my user name - but in lower case letters - at site I've never been to (and would never go to for that matter). I found out when I Googled to review a past post.
Nov. 22, 2006, 2:02 p.m. CST
by Mr. Nice Gaius
Yeah, it's a little messed up. But I have my suspects and I hope to have it sorted out soon.
Nov. 22, 2006, 2:24 p.m. CST
It is VERY messed up. I see you are in a better position to deal with your particular problem, though. As usual, you're on the case and responding swiftly. Godspeed.
Nov. 22, 2006, 2:31 p.m. CST
...and I liked BSG on Fridays. It was like: not only is it the end of the week and I have the weekend to look forward too - but BSG as well! Now after BSG, all I have to look forward to is work. Damn you Michael Bay!
Nov. 22, 2006, 2:51 p.m. CST
I don't even think they've started filming it yet. I wouldn't worry about it conflicting with BSG. Who cares anyway? With TIVO and On-Demand, you can't miss either show.
Nov. 22, 2006, 2:57 p.m. CST
Starts Jan 7th on HBO. When the hell does the Sopranos finish?
Nov. 22, 2006, 2:59 p.m. CST
by Mr. Nice Gaius
If you want a HUGE body of evidence, check out the AICN Comics Roundtable TB. Guess who the culprit is? That's right, Jar Jar 4 Prez.
Nov. 22, 2006, 3:28 p.m. CST
Just got back from the AICN Comics Roundtable TB. So he outed himself by replying to his own post before logging out and logging in again under the fake name. The wheels of sweet and swift justice grind o so finely.
Nov. 22, 2006, 7:03 p.m. CST
Yeah, I'm on the west-coast so it wouldn't be problem for me. The game comes on at 5:30 over at here and is usually long over by ten. On the west we would have an 7pm showing too, (just like now, it's on at five)So, I don't know wtf football/BSG-fans on the east are gonna do if it moves to 10pm ET...it will be on right in the middle of the game, with the next showing not until 1am....I think...yeah, I think that's right. Maybe this isn't such a good move afterall.
Nov. 22, 2006, 7:09 p.m. CST
Of course it's not a problem in January...but it could be next fall, and moving BSG AGAIN would be really lame. I agree with many here that the SG shows helped...even though I personally never watched them myself (I think they look silly...just MO)
Nov. 22, 2006, 9:59 p.m. CST
Or is it just more of Tricia Helfer posing? And they have a plan. Yeah, right.
Nov. 22, 2006, 10:45 p.m. CST
by Mutant Leader
. . .might just be the webisodes; ask yourself this: do things like NBSG webisodes over the summer and new ST shows that are all the same STOKE viewer interest? Or are they counterproductive? I think they hurt more than they helped; if less people are watching I think it's because they feel they've already seen it. . .
Nov. 23, 2006, 7:48 a.m. CST
by Real Deal
Well I have to get up to go to work at 5:30am on monday. Also I've got news for you guys this isn't unusual. Many have to get up at this time. While I can use my DVD recorder to see it. I won't be staying up until 11 to watch it. I really think this is a stupid move. It'll kill SciFi's friday line up. SG1 won't be on any more. SGA isn't popular enough to carry itself so that show's a dead man walking. Doctor Who is great but only on part of the year. I don't know if Torchwood would bring in the viewers by itself. So unless SciFi's got something fantastic planned that we don't know about they've effectively killed off their best night. So what's smart about this? I don't see it bringing in more new viewers.