OPINION: Should we cover Eureka, Warehouse 13, and Fringe?

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Now that all the last spaceship-based SF show on TV is dead (That'd be Stargate: Universe), we have a lot fewer shows that we *absolutely HAVE* to cover. Pretty much Space Ship = SF, right? Not that SF *has* to involve space ships, but they're cool, so those always come first. Now that there aren't any more of 'em...well...we have a lot more free time and latitude in what we cover.

So the question is: What should we cover?

Most conspicuously, we've got Eureka and Warehouse 13 coming back next month. Eureka is an SF/Adventure/Comedy, and we've covered it in the past. Warehouse 13 is basically fantasy, and we've covered it, but I've never been entirely comfortable with it. I'm a fogey like that that. Fringe - well, Fringe is apparently this decade's version of "The X-Files," which was the previous generations' "Kolchack: The Night Stalker."

This brings us to the next question: Who should cover them?

I'm pretty tapped out with the friday night crap I'm covering, and don't really have enough free time to add any new shows to my list, after my daily work on the site is done. R2 has his beat that he's already covering, and can't really add any more. Scizman is handling a couple shows, Triple Ace is handling two shows. Kristine N. is handling V, assuming it ever comes back. Sheldon is handling movies, Church is handling Fan Films. Nick Soapdish is running around wrangling reviews. Republibot 1.0 operates best in an advisory capacity. We've all got our mits full.

So, question three: Do *YOU,* gentle reader, want to write about? The positions are open. Pick a show we're not already covering, contact me at three@republibot.com and let me know, and, odds are, you'll get the gig.

So what does this give you? Well, it gives you visibility. Hundreds of people visit our site every day. If you're looking to make a web presence for yourself, this is a good place to start, since we get a lot of steady traffic and we're (inexplicably) well regarded. And it's kind of fun, too: your opinions get read by people you don't know, and you get to yammer about stuff you'd probably yammer about anyway, only in a public forum. And of course if you're a regular here, coming on board as (unpaid) staff would give you more of a say in how we run things.

So think about it, and contact me if you'd like to cover a show that isn't already being covered. Otherwise, it'll likely remain uncovered.