When you debut a new TV series, you only get one chance to make a first impression and it's really hard to come back from a bad one. That's even more true with sci- fans, who are a notoriously unforgiving lot. If they get behind your show, they will support it until the bitter end. But if they're not on board, good luck getting them to tune in.
Despite fan support and great, or at least decent, reviews, there are all too many sci-fi TV series that got the axe long before it was time. A great show needs time to play out its story, to build characters and take them on a journey. Sci-fi plots tend to be serialized and intricate. Well, the good ones are at the very least.
When a good show is gone before its time, it leaves fans with questions that might never get answered. Sometimes, they luck out and get books, comics or a movie that fills in the gaps but it just isn't the same as more episodes. A proper finale means everything for a great sci-fi series. Sadly, these shows didn't get one.
Ian Goodwillie is a freelance writer based out of Saskatoon, SK, Canada. He has a BA in English Literature from the University of Saskatchewan and completed the Writing Program at Vancouver Film School. More importantly, Ian is also a wrestling fan, comic book reader, video game player and photographer. He loves to write and writes about what he loves. Ian's also an unrepentant, unapologetic Cougar Town fan, a show he will defend until the day he dies.