To anyone opposed to women in combat, might I remind you of a few names:
- Capt. Kara “Starbuck” Thrace
- Capt. Louanne “Kat” Katraine
- Lt. Margaret “Racetrack” Edmonson
- Ens. Diana “Hardball” Seelix
- Brienne of Tarth
- Arya Stark
- Agent Myka Bering
- Agent Natasha Romanoff
- Abby Maitland
- Cmdr. Susan Ivanova
- Aeryn Sun
- Corp. Zoe Washburne
- Col. Samantha Carter
- Dep. Jo Lupo
- PC Gwen Cooper
- Agent Olivia Dunham
…and that’s just the humans.
A moment of silence, please, for these fantastic, long-running shows, which lost their battle for ratings and network support in 2012:
- Sanctuary, Age 4 (Syfy: Last episode aired Dec. 2011; cancellation announced May 2012)
- Primeval, Age 5 (ITV: Finally killed in summer after a long life-support tease)
- Eureka, Age 5 (Syfy: Cancelled in 2011; last episode aired summer 2012)
- Fringe, Age 5 (Fox: Final season announced April 2012)
- Merlin, Age 5 (BBC: Final season confirmed Dec. 2012)
- Leverage, Age 5 (TNT: Cancellation confirmed Dec. 2012)
Honestly, I think we should all form a multi-fandom support group. We’ve lost too many of our beloveds over the past couple of years. :(
wittywallflower replied to your post : Warehouse 13
I agree with absolutely everything you have stated. <3 if you like Fargo, do you perchance like Eureka as well?
Yes! Absolutely! Watched it from day one to the (sad!) finale. Fargo is my Patronus, and I have a mad thing for Zane/Jo/Fargo.
I’m sorry, I’m still waiting for the Primeval fandom to receive all of this sympathy from the SuperWhoLockians like the Merlin fandom’s getting.
Primeval got a spin-off! They’re not dead… thus, not a reason for total devastation.
Granted, it’s a Canadian spin-off and lacks Conner, Abby and Lester but Andrew Lee Potts still made a cameo in the pilot
I think that’s a factor, yeah. The premise and the universe are still alive with PNW even though the UK team as we knew it won’t ever have their own show again.
Semi-related, I think part of the problem is that PUK didn’t die decisively like other shows (not just Merlin, but Eureka, Fringe, Sanctuary, Robin Hood, etc.) Instead of a clean kill, ITV played Weekend at Bernie’s with its corpse long after it had already become a fossil. The net result: even some people in the fandom still think there’s a chance it might come back, because they don’t know that “no plans for series 6” is TV-speak for “we’re never doing this again, ever.”
Frankly, it pisses me off, because it means we never had a proper mourning period. We never had a chance to really grieve for what is well and truly lost because ITV refused to give us closure in a way that everyone clearly understood.
Of course, that’s par for the course of how they treated the show the entire time. They wanted the same kind of ratings DW got for BBC, nevermind that ITV doesn’t get those kinds of ratings for anything except soaps and cheapass reality shows. They couldn’t justify killing it outright, though, because its ratings were decent enough (early on) to keep up a fanbase. So instead of just being honest and saying, “This show is too expensive to produce compared to its ratings. Sayonara.” they strung Impossible and the fans along for three more series, all while refusing to do much in the way of promo so it died on its own. Pathetic cowards, if you ask me.
But, yeah. We never got much sympathy because it was never clear to the metafandom that it was indeed a prehistoric ex-parrot.
Shipper Challenge Meme
Pick your top ten ships without reading the questions.
(Names in parentheses are optional additions!)
1: Abby/Becker/Connor - Primeval (I’m also a fan of Conby on their own, but I’m pretty hardcore on my A/B/C love, so Becker isn’t usually optional for me.)
2: Renly/Loras/(Margaery) - Game of Thrones/ASOIAF
3: Frodo/Sam - LOTR
4: (Eliot)/Parker/Hardison - Leverage
5: (Reid)/(Morgan)/(Garcia) - Criminal Minds (any combo of those three is adorable)
6: (Matt)/Emily/Jess - Primeval
7: Helena/Myka - Warehouse 13
8: (Lee)/Kara/Sam - BSG
9: Jo/Zane/Fargo/(Holly)/(Claudia) - Eureka/Warehouse 13
10: Branson/Sybil - Downton Abbey
Questions (after the cut):
Late, so I need to go sleep, but …
Farewell, my dear, sweet town. I love you all.
I don’t know how to feel. So I’m starting with my favorite parts of the episode in chronological order.
1.) Fargo becoming everything the fandom stood for and wanted.
2.) Lo-Jack and Tag along with every other character from the beginning.
3.) Zoe cementing her part in Eureka’s community.
Jack Carter, as eloquent as always.
This is exactly why I’m going to miss this show so much. It was never afraid to be childishly funny.
Six ships you’re into right now:
(Parentheses are wildcards—can enjoy the ship without them, but it’s more fun with!)
1. Abby/(Becker)/Connor - Primeval
2. Renly/Loras/(Margaery) - Game of Thrones
3. (Eliot)/Parker/Hardison - Leverage
4. Jo/Zane/Fargo/(Holly)/(Claudia) - Eureka/Warehouse 13
5. (Reid)/(Morgan)/(Garcia) - Criminal Minds (any combo of those three works for me!)
6. Harker/Nikolai/(Celeste) - True Bloodthirst
Three ships you liked, but don’t anymore.
7. Eric/Sookie - True Blood
8. George/Annie/Mitchell - Being Human
9. Henry/Kate - Sanctuary
Three ships you never liked.
10. Becker/Jess - Primeval
11. Sansa/Sandor - Game of Thrones
12. Bill/Sookie - True Blood
Two ships you’re curious about, but don’t actually ship.
13. Nick/Juliet/Monroe - Grimm
14. Sansa/Lancel - Game of Thrones
Questions: (Under the cut)
Now Leaving Eureka (A View from the Inside)
by Amy Berg, Armchair Commentary
“First my PDA has a camera, and now black holes are everywhere? People need to know these things!”
Oh, Sheriff Carter. I’m going to miss you.
I’m going to miss your endearing naïveté. The way you see the world and the people who inhabit it. The love you have for your family, the respect you have for your friends, and the lengths you’re willing to go to protect people you don’t even know. Most of all, I’m going to miss your charm. So. Much. Charm.
You’re more than just a role model for young women, Allison. You are proof positive that genius is color blind. You’re strong and confident but never cold. You’re guided by your mind and your heart in equal measure, and that’s something we all can envy.
The smartest man in the smartest city also has the gentlest soul. You wear your heart on your sleeve, Henry, and sometimes it bites back. You have all the answers, except when it comes to your own life. But despite everything you’ve been through, you’ve never sacrificed your ideals and you’ve never let down your friends.
You don’t just save lives, you enrich them. You’re tough as nails, but not invulnerable. So what if you’re not an intellectual, you’re okay with that. You’re not intimidated by anyone, be it politicians, five-star generals, or Eureka’s resident smartypants. You may not always know what you want, but you always know what others need. I want to be you when I grow up, Jo.
Damn, you’re sexy. But you’re also quite handy with a keyboard. That wall you put up was tough to crack at first, but eventually you stopped trying to patch it. Now we know the real you, Zane. You’re a honorable guy with a good heart. So suck it up.
No one has come farther than you, Fargo. You went from bungling button-pusher to the head of Global Dynamics, and it’s been a treat watching you grow. Your inner workings and outer spaciness are a hoot and a half. We’ve enjoyed getting a peek into that inquisitive mind of yours… and occasionally, if not intentionally, your pants.
From uber-smart offspring Zoe and Kevin to overly accommodating Deputy Andy, I’m going to miss everyone who has visited Eureka over the past six years. Beloved town crier, Vincent. Long-suffering Larry. Charming thorns Nathan Stark, Trevor Grant, and Isaac Parrish. Hell, I’m even going to miss that crazy bitch Beverly Barlowe.
Oops. Forgot one. I’m going to miss you too, Holly. I was just, uh, saving the best for last. Not that I like you more than the others, I just mean… crap.
Now it’s awkward.“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” – Isaac Asimov
Eureka isn’t just a town, it’s an idea.
A place where intellectual aptitude is celebrated, not ridiculed. Not only is it okay to be smart, geeky, or obsessive… it’s required. Don’t let all the explosions, AI takeovers, and space-time disturbances fool you. Eureka is a damn fine place to live.
Tears starting now, and I still have nearly 6 hours to go before the episode. Geez.
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Shameless fanthing.Queer/Genderqueer. Feminist. Progressive. Gen X. Northwest snob. Journalist and media-deconstruction nerd. Happily married and an adoptive parent of a most excellent little boy. Endless pontificator on topics both sublime and ridiculous. Expect both breathless pop-culture squee and wordy rageflails about social justice.
My "home" fandom is Primeval, but these days I'm most heavily into Vikings, Game of Thrones and Arrow. Check my fandoms masterlist to see the other stuff I usually post about. If it has a kickass chick, a charming rogue, and/or an adorkable nerd in it, I probably like it.
I'm an incurable OT3 shipper, particularly of the alpha male/beta male/alpha female flavor, but I ship some pairs, too (het, slash and femslash.) See my ship list for details.
I don't have much time to make fanworks these days, but I have a few fics up on AO3 and some vids on YouTube (under Talea100.)
Fun fact: I had crushes on both C-3P0 and Data.