I am amazed that such a childish post is allowed to remain. The sad part is that I don't think anyone has a beef with the substance of your post, in the terms of "Stargate: Universe." But the attacks against me and my Web site are uncalled for, unnecessary, and simply immature.
For as low as you decide to talk about me, because of whatever grudge you have, you don't seem to mind printing our story IN ITS ENTIRETY here.
Really? Which shows have I "campaigned" for to be canceled? The only SciFi show I welcomed its departure was over the years was "Flash Gordon," and it had nothing to do with making room for Ronald D. Moore or David Eick (and came long after 2003), but I never "campaigned" for it.he has taken the about.com interview with Joe Mallozzi and put his own Syfy spin on it.
Hinman is a Syfyportal guy who campaigned to have other tv shows on scifi cancelled so RDM/Eick would get their gig at Skiffy in 03,
SyFy Portal reported on and even supported shows like "Farscape," "Eureka" and the Stargate franchise. Show me a story where I "campaigned" for the cancellation of shows, and show me the same story or another one where I did such an action just to make room for "Battlestar Galactica"?
In all the columns I wrote in support of SciFi Channel picking "Battlestar Galactica" up for a series, I never ONCE said it should be done at the expense of any other series. Especially in 2003, when there was such few genre shows to cover, how would that make any sense to someone trying to run a genre site?
This is a mean-spirited, and entirely untrue attack.
You're damn right we did. I read the script for the miniseries, and fell in love with it instantly, knowing this was a keeper. And as I do for ALL quality program out there, I am going to support it and promote it as much as I can.Hinman is a guy who promoted Battlestar before the first actor was even cast
But SyFy Portal cannot even take a small amount of credit for this series being picked up. A lot of sites, even GateWorld, helped promote the show and supported it. It was a collection of a lot of people who wanted to see this show come to light ... and we couldn't have done it without each other.
I was never banned from StarTrek.com. I was never banned from any other Star Trek forum. I still have an account at StarTrek.com that dates back years, and a TrekBBS account that is probably older than most people's kids. All of those accounts are quite active, and have never been suspended, let along banned.and Hinman is a guy who got himself banned from StarTrek webistes in 2005 for trolling and heavily praising battlestar and denying he was making money from this scifi marketing gig.
The only boards I ever get bumped from are boards where I want to be bumped from. That includes whatever that group was that militantly loved the original "Battlestar," and would bash the new series every chance they got, and TrekUnited, which was a farce of a campaign that still has thousands of dollars that people donated believing they could actually finance a season of the show unaccounted for. And just for disclosure sake, I did not get banned from the FedConUSA site ... they just simply shut it down when I was one of many voices crying foul.
None of those bans had anything to do with the new "Battlestar Galactica" (well, with the exception of the site of the original fans), and had nothing to do with me "denying" making money.
SyFy Portal and its related sites make some revenue from advertising, but we receive absolutely no compensation in any form from the networks or studios. We don't even participate in press junkets unless we can pay our own way.
I hope "Stargate: Universe," while maybe seeing what made some shows successful and not so successful, is its own show, and that fans will wait until they actually WATCH it before passing judgment.Personally I hope this story is wrong and SGU is nothing like depressing Battlestar or a soap opera like Lost
I've been known too many times for passing judgment on shows before I see them, and over the years, I have worked hard to reserve judgment until I can actually see what happens.
I am hoping that more will follow that lead.
I am not going to respond to this type of garbage again, and I am requesting from the moderators that such unnecessary and untruthful attacks not be allowed here against anyone. We value our long-term relationship with GateWorld, and we look forward to working with them even more as "Stargate: Universe" comes together.