Breaking News:  Dark Matter and Killjoys Renewed for Season 3!!!

KilljoysDarkMatter Renewel

In the last few years, we have seen the disgraced SYFY Channel start to return to it’s once glorious roots, adding numerous original scripted dramas back onto the channel after a long drought of mostly reality TV Shows.  In the last few years, not only have new shows been introduced, but they have survived and flourished!

Between Fall 2016 and Fall 2017, we will be getting season 3 of 12 Monkeys, Dark Matter, and Killjoys.  We will get season 2 of The Expanse, and the premiere of several shows including Incorporated, which looks quite interesting!

As of Today, September 1st, Deadline reported that SYFY has renewed both Killjoys and Dark Matter for Season 3!  This comes a few months after Syfy also renewed 12 Monkeys for season 3!

This is huge news, as we have not had so many series make it to season 3 since Eureka and WH13 ended, with the one exception being Defiance.

We are potentially entering the new Golden Age of the SYFY (We still hate the name) channel everyone!  It’s about time!

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FanFilmGuidelines

                         SAVE SCI FI’s OPEN LETTER TO CBS AND PARAMOUNT PICTURES:

            Ever since the original Star Trek aired in 1966, the Star Trek Fandom has been one of, if not the most passionate and dedicated fandom ever.  Over the years, especially during droughts between movies and series, fans have kept the franchise alive through audio-dramas, written fanfiction, and fan films.  CBS and Paramount have been extremely generous in allowing fans to go ahead with their productions without any strict regulations, until recently when they released their official Star Trek fan film guidelines. Until this point the unspoken agreement had been that fans could produce their own independent productions based off the Star Trek universe as long as they did not profit from said productions.  At no point were the fans trying to take over the franchise or claim it as their own. They only wanted to share their ideas and entertain others, with no other goal in mind. Within days of this announcement, almost every major Star Trek fan film has announced indefinite suspensions of production.

            CBS and Paramount released these guidelines following several months of an in progress lawsuit against Star Trek: Axanar, it caused a lot of controversy among the fandom. While several of these guidelines are completely reasonable and understandable, there are several that have caused particular concern among the fans and the various fan film projects.  One of the main concerns lies in guideline number one:

The fan production must be less than 15 minutes for a single self-contained story, or no more than 2 segments, episodes or parts, not to exceed 30 minutes total, with no additional seasons, episodes, parts, sequels or remakes.

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