Frak You, Sci-Fi Channel
Just sent this off to The Sci-Fi Channel. I encourage you to do the same at firstname.lastname@example.org:
As I’m sure you are aware, my favorite show on TV, Battlestar Galactica will be ending in just seven short episodes. After making me wait almost a year between the first half and the second half of season 4, you are once again demonstrating your utter disrespect for fans of this incredible series.
I have no idea why you insist on destroying the drama the series works tirelessly to build each week, but you do. For some reason, you insist on adding spoiler-filled previews directly at the end of each week’s episode before I even get a chance to change the channel or turn off my TV.
This week’s episode, “The Oath” was possibly one of the best in the entire run of BSG and yet you and your network slug-heads seem to need to pander to non-fans of the series by packing as much plot spoiling information into the 15 second previews as possible. Why?
I beg you, for Galactica fans everywhere, stop it. We don’t need to be teased to tune in next week. There are only 7 episodes left. We’ll be there anyway. Here, at the end, just once give us the respect we deserve and smarten up about next week’s previews. So say we all.
Galactica Junkie and Sci-Fi Geek
I do think that some kind of mistake was made in programming, since the close said previews would be shown “after the break” but then played them immediately (at least on the HD broadcast).
Of course, I watched them of my own free will, rabid for information in the wake of the cliffhanger, but I didn’t expect them to be *quite* so spoilerrific.
I absolutely hate previews of any kind in regards to TV shows. The people that put them together obviously aren’t writers as they have no respect for keeping things hidden. It’s all marketing.
I just immediately switch the channel or turn the TV off when I know the show is over.
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