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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ron McBadger, Dec 13, 2002.
Well, if it means no more Bonnie Hammer...
As for Farscape, maybe he'll revisit it if the last episodes do extremely well. I don't know what other effect he'll have on the network, but that snippet seems to suggest more co-productions. I know Sci-Fi will be co-producing a "lawyers in 2053" show with CBS for next fall, and there was originally talk of finding a broadcast partner for Battlestar Galactica (with UPN being mentioned).
His IMDB listing shows some decent credits, especially in the sci-fi area. But who knows how that will translate to upper management?
Does this mean Bonnie Hammer is out? PLEASE let that be the case. I don't know anything about Stern but there's not much room for making things worse at Sci-Fi than Hammer's planned mix of psychics, horror and non-genre stuff that's attempting to turn the channel into another TNT or USA.
What makes you think Bonnie Hammer is responsible for all of this? It could be a move to cement the current direction of the Sci-Fi Channel. To be honest, we don't know what this means, but I'm pretty sure this won't change the fate of Farscape. Jason
Well, Bonnie Hammer has said and done some remarkably dumb and petty things. I wasn't a fan of The Invisible Man, for instance, but it was doing pretty well for Universal; if I recall, it got cancelled because the producers initially asked for a two-year commitment rather than a single-year one. Stern, at least, has some decent production and writing credits; I've got more faith that he'd be in touch with the station's audience than I do with Ms. Hammer. Anyway, they've got different job descriptions - Stern would report to Hammer. Still, one could hope he'd act as a filter to prevent ideas like "alternate reality television" from ever reaching her.
I don't have the link but acccording to The Hollywood Reporter, he is reporting to Bonnie Hammer.
So much for thinking there was a chance that Hammer was on her way out the door
but like Jason said maybe he can act like a filter to prevent her from doing stupid things
Perhaps we can help Stern enact a coup in the programing department!