Wanted: My Next Sci-Fi Show

So I’ve been watching a lot of new shows lately. I found Hulu.com and like a new shiny toy I’ve been giving it a lot of undeserved attention. One of my favorite shows is Stargate Atlantis and I’ve watched every episode on the site. After that I started watching Kings, which I might continue to after they make some more episodes. I dabbled in Heroes, Battlestar Galactica, the Dresden Files, the Legend of the Seeker and sister-show Stargate SG-1.

I found a real gem in Firefly, which only had 14 episodes before it was cancelled. It took me one and a half episodes to figure out that it was supposed to be sci-fi show in a western motif.

What I’m finding is that I’m having a hard time finding new good shows to watch. And the ones that I have found seem to have been cancelled or had just a limited run. Why is that? Are my tastes so rare that

Today, I’m watching Eureka, which is about a town of geniuses. If this doesn’t work, then I’m pitching a new idea to the big wigs at the TV studios… are you ready? Check this out:

So you know all the sci-fi shows where they run into alien technology or they all the sudden have a great new technology: ships, guns, transporters? Think of all the stuff in the Star Trek series, the Stargate series, the X-files, right? Where do they take that stuff? That’s what my show would be about – the geeks in the basement labs that get to play with the new tech and make major jumps in innovation and invention.

Sound good? I’ll let you know how it goes.