Eight years ago today The Invisible Man appeared on our TV sets for the first time. It premiered with the highest ratings of any other Sci Fi Channel show up to that point; and was the number two show on the network during its two-season run. It received several Saturn Award nominations and won a best ensemble award from TV Zone magazine. In addition, several episodes were among the Futon Critic’s Top 50 Episode picks for 2001 and 2002. At the time of its cancellation it was the only show growing in syndication.
I remember coming into the Pilot 15 minutes late because I almost forgot it was on! I was kicking myself because I had been watching the commercials for the show and was really looking forward to checking it out. I had hoped it would be good and I was pleasantly surprised. I decided then to give this show a chance and by the third episode I was hooked.
Little did I know back then what a profound effect this show would have on my life. I could have never imagined that I’d be doing what I’m doing today. But here I am years later working on getting the cast back together again and having a blast doing it. Yes, it is a heck of a lot of work and sometimes I have to deal with frustrations, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I’m going to keep at it until I get our cast together again in a film. And who knows where that will lead? Maybe someday we’ll get to see more I-Man too.
Anyhoo, in honor of this day, I thought I’d create a poll. Remember those? I haven’t done one in ages. So I’m asking two questions this time: 1) When did you start watching The Invisible Man? and 2) Where have you watched it? To answer the poll questions, go to the Shoom Zone home page (yeah, I’ve been playing around with the design again) and scroll down a bit until you see the poll. It’ll be fun to see your answers!