Category Archives: SciFi Television

Articles about science fiction and fantasy television shows.

Legend of the Seeker fans planning Craig Horner birthday Tweetabration

Fans of actor Craig Horner are organizing a January 24, 2012 2-hour tweetathon to wish Craig Horner, former star of Legend of the Seeker, a happy birthday.
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Seeker fans launch campaign to save their show

So you think that if some people at Entertainment Weekly and eOnline say that Legend of the Seeker is dead, that’s all there is to it, do you? The rallying cry for fans seems to be: “Nothing OFFICIAL has been said yet!”

While that might seem like a flimsy line upon which to cast one’s hope, one of the neat things about science fiction and fantasy fandom is that fans care — they have passion for their favorite books, their favorite television shows, and their favorite movies. Star Trek fans and Star Wars fans and Tolkien fans are all cut from the same cloth: they love the fantastic worlds that have opened new doors for their imaginations.

Terry Goodkind’s hardcore Sword of Truth fans may or may not have taken Legend of the Seeker to their hearts, but many other people have. Heck, I enjoy the show and I hope it continues for another 3-6 years. But I’ve been around long enough to know it’s a rare television show (especially in the fantasy TV genre) that lasts that long.

Still, the current generation of fans are as passionate and dedicated and soul-loving as the fans I grew up with and first met at science fiction conventions and on the Internet. Their spirits are fierce. Their hearts are pure.

And they have begun organizing a campaign to let ABC/Disney know they are NOT happy with any decision that results in Legend of the Seeker ending at 2 seasons. The first salvo in this ambitious last-minute battle has been launched. You can sign an online petition for Season 3 of the Seeker.

If you want to participate in the organization process by contributing ideas, offering resources, or providing encouragement there is a new discussion at LegendoftheSeeker.Org titled The Renewal Warwagon. I did not start it, but it’s worth nothing this is a big deal to Seeker fans.

Fans are rallying behind the banner to renew Legend of the Seeker for Season 3.

Fans are rallying behind the banner to renew Legend of the Seeker for Season 3.

I love this banner. It is SO Seekerific, if I may coin a term.

So, will this work? I have no idea. But I figure it’s worth a try. I absolutely do not like what I have seen of SyFy’s show Merlin. I turn off the television after I finish watching Stargate: Universe. SyFy says they were not impressed with fan response to their Seeker marathon. That just shows you what happens with poor planning.

Anyway, I’ve been down this path before. I’ve known the victory of success and the heartbreak of disappointment. I’m not yet too old to care. In fact, they can pry my passion from my cold dead fingers — and they may not have the strength to do it then.

Slam Internet says LOTS NOT CANCELLED

Sorry for the big bold headline.

I don’t know what the full story is, but my contact at Slam says from what she has heard, Legend of the Seeker has not been cancelled.

There is a lot of confusing information being published on the Internet today, so take everything with a grain of salt.

That said, Seeker fans have latched on to what little news I’ve been able to share with some hope.

And you can also grab the widget code from Xenite.Org’s Legend of the Seeker fan site and put it on your own site.

If you do this, Slam asks that you Tweet about it (assuming you already Tweet). They are trying to monitor Twitter hash tags like #lots, #legendoftheseeker, #saveourseeker, and maybe a few others to see what fans are doing.

Anyway, is the show cancelled? I don’t know. No OFFICIAL announcements have been made.

There are four remaining first-run episodes in the second season. I’ll try to post more news in this SF-Fandom Legend of the Seeker thread when I get it.

And does anyone know what’s up with Terry Goodkind’s Website?

ABC reportedly drops Legend of the Seeker

So it’s not been officially confirmed but the Ausiello blog is claiming that “numerous sources” say the show has been cancelled.

I don’t know. Xenite.Org was contacted late last week with a request to help promote the show and get the fan community involved. And now this RUMOR (which may be true, for all I know) has swept the Web (well, Twitter, at least).

Anyway, if I hear anything from my channels I'll pass it on.

In the meantime, fans are pounding @syfy with requests to pick up the show.

New Legend of the Seeker promo campaign

Slam 360/Sander Moses Productions contacted Xenite.Org and asked us to help spread the word about upcoming Legend of the Seeker episodes with a widget that includes video, cast bios, and more.

We’ve added the widget to our Legend of the Seeker fan site and Xenite’s Legend of the Seeker Forum home page.

Unfortunately, I CANNOT embed it here. Sorry.

Fringe fenzy heats up with pre-reviews

The Battalion offers a spoiler-laden review of this Thursday’s Fringe episode, which focuses on how and why Walter Bishop (John Noble) crossed over to the other universe to kidnap that universe’s Peter Bishop in a scheme to replace his own dead son.

The review gives the episode a 3-out-of-4 favorable rating, so if you don’t want to see spoiler details don’t read the review.

I’m looking forward to the episode and don’t mind spending a few electrons gushing over the show.

Fringe is one of the most imaginable re-imaginings of a hodge-podge of science fiction cliches I have seen in a long time. I think the show is campy, lovable, cool, neo-scientific, and just plain interesting in all sorts of ways.

But I’m tired of playing the Observer Game. I’d like to know more about them without having to squint at every scene trying to see when one appears.

And are they going to bring back Observer Boy? Is that storyline done?

Is it Thursday yet?