Monday, June 16, 2008

Stargate / Sanctuary - Blog Critics: Online Fans Represent TV's Vocal Minority

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Online Fans Represent TV's Vocal Minority

Written by Diane Kristine

Published June 16, 2008

Does Eric Millegan's fate in the Bones finale still have you fuming? Can't stop talking about Hugh Laurie, Robert Sean Leonard, and Anne Dudek's powerful performances in the House season ender? Pondering Swingtown, looking forward to Sanctuary, and can't wait for the boys of Entourage to return?

Like many fans, maybe you're expressing those thoughts online... and maybe the people behind those shows are reading. During various sessions at the Banff World Television Festival, TV writers, directors and producers commented on their reaction to that kind of audience reaction.

Martin Wood, currently executive producing and directing the upcoming science fiction show Sanctuary, reflected on the number of fansites and social networks his previous series, Stargate SG-1 and Stargate: Atlantis, spawned. "You learn that the majority of your audience is not responding on those things," he warned in our interview. "So a relatively small number of people are being very loud about what they want. If you respond to it the way you think you should, it's not necessarily the best thing for the show."


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