B5TV.COM. Babylon 5 forums Babylon 5 message for the fans from Claudia Christian Babylon 5
Old March 29th 03, 22:25   #1
sassy
First One
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 3,390
y won\'t SF pick up RED DRAWF?

I love red drawf..i love it love it!

but WHY!! its on bbc america but i can't afford $100 a month for tv cable...why can't it be on SCI FI!!
sassy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 29th 03, 22:28   #2
Kyehlar
First One
 
Kyehlar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: The Keep
Posts: 470
Re: y won\'t SF pick up RED DRAWF?

Quote:
I love red drawf..i love it love it!

but WHY!! its on bbc america but i can't afford $100 a month for tv cable...why can't it be on SCI FI!!
For that very reason. It's on BBC and BBCAmerica. And if you're really lucky, you'll find it on a local PBS station on rare occasion.

Best bet is to find someone who's got it on tape, or the newly released DVD's.

Rommie
Kyehlar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30th 03, 02:52   #3
gkarfan
Dead Account
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: El Cajon, Ca. USA
Posts: 703
Re: y won\'t SF pick up RED DRAWF?

My PBS station has never aired it, & satellite TV is too expensive so I don't have BBC America. I am watching the DVDs, though. Great show! I really like Lister.

Tammy
gkarfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30th 03, 09:40   #4
KoshN
Moderator
 
KoshN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Pittsburgh PA Suburbs, USA
Posts: 8,747
Re: y won\'t SF pick up RED DRAWF?

Quote:
I love red drawf..i love it love it!

but WHY!! its on bbc america but i can't afford $100 a month for tv cable...why can't it be on SCI FI!!
Because The Sci-Fi Channel (US) has no taste, and no brain.
KoshN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30th 03, 14:14   #5
ElScorcho
Psi Cop
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,010
It\'s actually spelled RED DWARF

And since it's actually very funny and doesn't look cheesy, the new improved SciFi doesn't know what to make of it.
ElScorcho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30th 03, 14:16   #6
Kyehlar
First One
 
Kyehlar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: The Keep
Posts: 470
Re: y won\'t SF pick up RED DRAWF?

Quote:
Quote:
I love red drawf..i love it love it!

but WHY!! its on bbc america but i can't afford $100 a month for tv cable...why can't it be on SCI FI!!
Because The Sci-Fi Channel (US) has no taste, and no brain.
That Too.

Rommie
Kyehlar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30th 03, 16:56   #7
AntonyF
Administrator
 
AntonyF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 8,974
Re: y won\'t SF pick up RED DRAWF?

There are too few episodes for the SCI FI to make anything of it. Bear in mind a "season" here is 6 episodes.
AntonyF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30th 03, 20:52   #8
sassy
First One
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 3,390
Re: y won\'t SF pick up RED DRAWF?

there were lots of RD eps i thought...and gesh..if they can replay ST nine million times...RD should be ON THE LIST>
sassy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 31st 03, 01:46   #9
Kyehlar
First One
 
Kyehlar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: The Keep
Posts: 470
Re: y won\'t SF pick up RED DRAWF?

Quote:
there were lots of RD eps i thought...and gesh..if they can replay ST nine million times...RD should be ON THE LIST>
Series I and II were both 6 episodes long. Series III-VIII were 8 episodes long. Barely any episodes at all, compared to Star Trek.

Rommie
Kyehlar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 31st 03, 09:51   #10
Joseph DeMartino
Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Florida, USA
Posts: 6,874
Re: y won\'t SF pick up RED DRAWF?

If Sci-Fi can run Crusade from time to time with 13 episodes, they could run Red Dwarf with 36. The problem, as pointed out before everybody got into knee-jerk Sci-Fi bashing, is that BBC America already has the exclusive cable rights to the show. Sci-Fi could no more run Red Dwarf than F/X could run Babylon 5. (Or Sci-Fi run ST:TNG, for that matter.)

Part of what limits SFC is what they can get. Somehow I don't think they'd be "de-emphasizing" outer space quite so much if they'd been able to out-bid TNN for the Trek series reruns. Instead they would have build their channel around Trek as the centerpiece. Given that TNN had deeper pockets, they've had to try to find another "identity" for the network.

And Sass, quit yer whinin'. I don't even get the Sci-Fi Channel anymore, much less BBC America. They aren't even options on my cable system. (BTW, why in the world would it cost you "$100 a month" to get BBC-A? Cut the cable, girl, and buy a satellite dish. I was getting over 100 channels, plus local stations, for under $50 a month with Direct TV, and had fewer reception problems with it in three years than I've had with Adelphia cable in three months.)

Regards,

Joe
Joseph DeMartino is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:16.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
2001 - 2018 B5TV.COM