Now, whilst everyone was slagging it off, I maintained that the show has the potential to be very good, and we shouldn’t say it’s rubbish until we’ve actually seen it. All of which I stand by, because I love taking the moral high ground. But. BUT… for the first time in my life, I find myself agreeing with someone on YouTube:
“Firstly, all praise to anyone who gets a new show off the ground, but… One *good* joke would impress me more than any number of dodgy “musical” trailers, no matter how good the visuals or attractive the cast. It’s looking decidedly iffy from the comedy perspective, guys…”
I think that’s spot-on, and I do find it very worrying. I want to support the show, and a decent SF comedy on our screens again would be great, and it does look quite nicely produced – but they don’t seem to be over-keen to show us any actual comedy.
As with regards of an actual broadcast, they have this to say:
“We still need to get the numbers up if we’re going to convince a channel that you want Starhyke on TV. It’s up to you, spread the word and help to get the number of downloads up to 100,000.”
Incidentally, I had to transcribe that from scratch from their site, because in their infinite wisdom, they’ve disabled right-clicking. I mean, what is the fucking point of making life difficult for those who want to spead the word about your show? And what exactly does disabling right-clicking achieve anyway?
So, there we go. To be honest, it’s the trailers that I find most worrying – and that’s not something a trailer should do. Put one together than includes some funny lines, and I’ll feel rather more confident about the show.
Although – fucking hell, I didn’t know Danny was in it!