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Creating Passionate Users Risk aversion can take a good idea and make it useless. And risk aversion is rampant in corporations. That's one of the points in Kathy's post. It's aRisk aversion can hurt you

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...it helps to have good friends to let you know. Earlier today I was sitting at my work computer doing a seemingly endless series of mind-numbingly boring, repetitive tasks. I wasWhen you're being an idiot...

“24″ Casulty of Writer’s Strike - Slice of SciFi Due to the Writer's strike, many shows are considering their options. Apparently "24" decided to throw in the towel on this year. Jack's dead - again - but he'll probably be back

This post is going to be like throwing spaghetti on the wall: I'm just gonna toss a lot of stuff up here and see what sticks. It worked for OscarThrowing spaghetti on the wall

Official Google Reader Blog: There's a feed for that?! I've never actually used Craig's List, but the article linked above points out that you can use feeds from that site andJob Search via RSS

Catch Up to Season Four | Battlestar Galactica | SCIFI.COM Looking for a quick reminder after the two decade wait between season 3 and the finally about to debut season 43 years in 8 minutes - BSG

So your co-worker comes over and says, "Hey, you going to lunch today?" You say, "Sure. Where do you want to go?" "Well, there's Joe's Chicken Shack, or The Hungry Heiffer, orWheel of Lunch!

*BREAKING STORY* — Singer Out of Next Superman - Slice of SciFi I know Bryan Singer didn't make "Superman Returns" exactly the way a lot of people wanted, but it was*BREAKING STORY* — Singer Out of Next Superman - Slice of SciFi

Star Wars: Community | ILM's Greenscreen Challenge Entry Stephen Colbert, of the Comedy Central's Colbert Report, issued a challenge to the public at large to put his lightsaber antics in frontStephen Colbert, a Greenscreen, and ILM

In the 7 day challenge, today’s topic is: Create a blog post on a subject I’ve never blogged about here before. Maybe this one is cheating. I don't know. It depends onPlastic People - 7 day challenge

I wrote before about the problem I have with showing my daughters the Star Wars series (well, some of them). It's difficult to decide what order to show them whichStar Wars Conundrum: Sorted

The fall TV season is upon us. Are there any shows out there worthy of watching this year? Any guilty pleasures you've just gotta have? Anything that just drains theFlashing Forward to Fall TV

NBC is sharpening its axe

Two incredible shows are currently on the edge of cancellation, if reports are to be believed, and NBC seems to be saying that they won’t even air episodes that were already produced. In the face of a dearth of available programming due to the writer’s strike, this just seems to me to be one of the most boneheaded things I’ve ever heard. Even if you’re not particularly in favor of the show, if you’ve got nothing else to show, why not let it play out?! 

Neither of these shows have technically been canceled yet, but read on (and through the links) for more on each.

NBC gives Journeyman two weeks notice – From Inside the Box – Zap2it

Were hearing that the next two weeks are crucial for NBCs Journeyman. While nothing official has been decided, the rumor is that if the Nielsen numbers dont rise for the Nov. 19 and 26 episodes, the network will yank the show, without airing all the episodes produced.

Things could be looking bad for future of BSG

…there’s a real possiblility NBC Universal would just opt out of the final episodes of “Galactica.” With a declining ratings and higher production costs, to re-start a show for ten episodes to please what is percieved as a niche audience might not make sense to the network brass. The long hiatus for “Galactica” haven’t helped things since the show has gone off the general public’s radar screen.

For Journeyman, one of the best new shows this year, if not the best, it seems that if you know anyone who is a Nielsen family, you’ll need to break into their house at 10pm on Monday and force them to watch this show at gunpoint – because unless I misunderstand the ratings system, if you don’t have a box, you don’t count. Journeyman seems to have been hurt by the sagging ratings of Heroes this season. Given the promise to up the ante on that show, the apology from Tim Kring, and the way it played out the last two weeks, I gotta think that’s on the upswing, so it would, again, be a bonehead move to not give that established show the chance to bring bigger ratings in to help Journeyman.

For Battlestar Galactica…. their biggest mistake was imposing a year long hiatus to begin with. It’s just plain cruelty to put together such a quality show with a full, intelligent storyline, and then drop it in its advertised final season without coming to conclusion. BONEHEAD!

[tags]BSG, Battlestar Galactica, Journeyman, Heroes, NBC, tv cancelation[/tags]

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