June 17, 2011
American sci-fi fans are missing something.
After roughly 20 years on television, the “Stargate” franchise is defunct. The “Battlestar Galactica” franchise is still waiting to launch its latest iteration, “Blood and Chrome,” and the resurrected “V” franchise, which ran on ABC, ended after two seasons.
Where are all the aliens on television?
This weekend, at least some aliens will be on TNT, as “Falling Skies” premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. ET. Robert Rodat and Steven Spielberg have been working on the show (an apocalyptic science fiction show about an alien invasion that decimates Earth’s societies) for three years, and fans have been waiting.
The “Falling Skies'” preview at last year’s San Diego Comic Con sparked excitement from a packed room of fans, but series star Noah Wyle knows the stakes are high.
“I was amazed at the turnout we got,” Wyle said. “And just how closely that particular audience pays attention to detail. How wounded they feel (after) being jilted in the past (by other science fiction shows) and so they have an apprehension about embracing a new project.
“But once that audience is won over, I don’t think there’s a more loyal following anywhere. They seem to be the most vociferous letter writers in the country to support shows they enjoy, and hopefully we’ll be one of them,” he said.
Sci-fi fans say they have been burned by TV in the past and are cautious with their excitement for shows like “Falling Skies” and FOX’s upcoming “Terra Nova.” Fledgling shows with ardent fan support have not been lucky in prime time in the last year.
“It seems like if a show doesn’t come out of the gate blazing white hot and maintain that ‘Wow’ factor, they’re gone in two episodes,” sci-fi fan Shawn Hill said.
Hill, who works in the IT security industry, spent 13 hours getting a stargate tattooed around his elbow.
“I feel like American networks don’t get it,” said Joy Scarborough, an insurance agent in Athens, Georgia, and an avid science fiction fan.
Citing NBC’s recent pass on “Seventeenth Precinct,” a supernatural show created by “Battlestar Galactica” alum Ron Moore, which would have ostensibly been a cross between “Harry Potter” and “Law and Order,” Scarborough said, “The networks are not catering to the people who want to see something intelligently written. I think they’re absolutely missing out and BBC and Syfy get it.”
Noah Wyle was born on June 4th, 1971 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noah_Wyle
June 4th, 1971
6 + 4 +1+9+7+1 = 28 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Hero. Coming to save the day.
June 4th, 1971
6 + 4 +2+0+1+1 = 14 = his personal year (from June 4th, 2011 to June 3rd, 2012) = Sex appeal.
14 year + 6 (June) = 20 = his personal year (from June 4th, 2011 to July 3rd, 2011) = You be the judge. Apocalyptic.
20 month + 19 (19th of the month on Sunday June 19th, 2011) = 39 = his personal day = Charm. Compliments. Nice.