Name: Matt Smith
Bio: People say that saying things does nothing, and yet I say this and you know so much... See what I did by saying? I rest my case.
It's sad, really. It's great for the community and the local economy, but... I think you're right in that it's just not about what it used to be about. I've long been a "I don't care how big it is" proponent... but.... I dunno. I just think that this is the straw that tells me that Comic-Con just isn't what it used to be even five years ago. It's become so commercial and big beyond what big in comics even conceivably is (selling out a show that holds 150,000 people when there's probably about that many comic readers gives you an indication).
I remember how into it I was when I first started going (it's how I first got into comics) and now it's just... I dunno. I was very down all during last year's show and... I'm just having a hard time dealing with it. So I guess I'm going to make this year the best it can be. I hope for the best.
Worst part? I'm still going to do season nine.
And the death in this issue was kind of a big deal.
I'm sure a lot of people jumped to trades as it's been very not montly for... years, I guess?
On the bright side, very looking forward to this a lot. And now that BKV's done with this, he's doing more comics (or so I hear...)
@Conor Fair point, but do you think said people are actively turning the show off because of budget limitations? Like, turning off and not coming back? I wouldn't thinka budget would necessarily make or break a show. I mean, I'm sure there are people for whom that's true, but there are probably other things they're considering.
I guess that'd be most like dropping an entire show because one character is annoying. It's the sort of thing people would complain about, but also put up with.
My question is do people REALLY care so long as the stories are really good? I mean, yeah. Good effects go a long way. But who cares so long as the story is captivating and engaging and thrilling? Modern special effects are good enough that people can go with them, especially on a TV budget. Even the cheap stuff still looks better than most things produced just five years ago.
Heroes had whole other things to worry about. It was a lot about a HUGE cast of principles and filming on a schedule that was longer than most average shows on television. That level of budget looseness wouldn't fly on F/X.