Saturday, 25 June 2011

News round up

Not had too much time recently to devote to the blog but here's a round up of recent events:

Filming for episodes 5 and 6 wrapped on the 23rd which I'm pleased about. I'll be posting some stills from their live Ustream stream of the filming at some point in the near future. There wasn't much spoilery there though.

It's actually been a year can you believe since the first episode came out.

The most important piece however is that a Facebook post recently stated that $35,000 is needed to finish the season, and as of today the amount of donations is $28,021 which makes a shortfall $6,979. I'm probably preaching to the converted here as I'm sure anyone reading this has donated already but I would ask again on behalf of the show to give what you can. I can only hope that people who donated at the start will have a new incentive to donate again now that the end is almost in sight. No one's getting rich off this.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Yuri's childhood home has been found

Someone has claimed to have found a presumably man-made base on Mars. There's a good round up here, and you can see it on YouTube here.

It's kinda funny how this sounds in 'real life'. This smacks of someone wanting their 15 minutes of fame, but I'm no expert.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Who watches Pioneer One?

I thought it would be interesting to see who watches Pioneer One, and what the different demographics think of it. How can I do this you ask? Well I polled everyone in the world by post and have most of the answers back now... No, I looked on their IMDB page here. I get the following points from this, assuming this represents accurate polling, which is a big if.
  • Most people dug it and gave it a 10.
  • The older people are, the less they seemed to like it. I read somewhere though that this is common across the board. Kids will either give something a 10 or ignore it, but older people will give things 4 and 5 out of ten. Even with stuff they really like, they're less likely to give a 10 too, sine they have more to compare it to.
  • It's viewed more outside the US. I suspect this may be down to voting than anything else.
  • It's watched far more by males than females, although I'm also guessing males simply vote more on website then females.
  • It's predominantly watched by 18-44 year olds.
  • Those two points aside, the one girl under 18 who did bother voting loved it.
  • Non-US viewers liked it somewhat more than US viewers. Interesting this one, though again perhaps down to polling bias.

What do you make of the stats?