We've just confirmed the schedule for Caprica's final five episodes and, as promised, it’s posted here first. They’ll air back-to-back on Tuesday, January 4th from 6p to 11p on Syfy.
Just the last in a long line of insults to both the show and the viewers. Not only will the best part of the season not be discovered by anyone who doesn't already know when and where to look for it, but also by dumping the episodes in a single day, Syfy execs have proven once and for all that the only remaining thoughts they have about the show is how to best make people forget it ever existed. Why? Because apparently things have gone so wrong and there is something just too frakking basic missing at Syfy Programming (hello, Mark Stern) that giving the story an ending is somehow not even an option anymore.
Well, it should be. Doing the right thing (or, hey, just learning basic communication skills) just shouldn't be that hard.
As long as the franchise is still getting milked with another spin-off, concluding Caprica's story in a miniseries is the only acceptable option. And yet somehow, in the last few weeks, Syfy's silence (except in cases where there is demoralizing news to deliver, like props being auctioned and such) has made it clear that, as far as Caprica is concerned, they are only out to discourage fan efforts and sweep the show under the rug entirely.
I haven't addressed my frakking open letter after the show got cancelled to anyone in particular, but it sure would be nice to hear from someone at Comcast or NBC Universal who can explain why they are even keeping a channel run by people whose only recent contributions to the genre (the serious shows, anyway) they're supposedly marketing boil down to pissing off (or at the very least alienating) the existing fanbase and simultaneously failing to draw new audiences for their only franchises with any name recognition. It happened with Stargate Atlantis/Stargate Universe, it happened with Battlestar and Caprica, it's happening with Caprica and the Spartacus makeover for BSG, and, from the teaser for what looks like a new teeny dramedy with a bunch of vampires trying to be funny, I can see how it might just happen with Being Human too. (Haven't seen the teaser? Sign up for NBC's consumer panel at ContemporaryConsumer.com. They really do need all the help they can get.)
Seriously, Bonnie Hammer, what gives?