More than one million people are expected to download the pilot episode of Pioneer One, the new indie sci-fi series by filmmakers Josh Bernhard and Bracey Smith which debuted on Bittorent-powered distribution platform VODO last Wednesday, with P2P file-sharing giants such as uTorrent, Limewire and The Pirate Bay also pledging their support. As of this post's publication, there are over 19,000 seeders for one torrent of the episode. It's an exciting vision of how entertainment content will be presented in the future: After all, why spend buckets of money trying to get your show on television when you can circulate it directly among the viewers? Who watches actual television nowadays, anyway?
GeekSix blogger Josh has productively used his free time to create this neat infographic of the rise and fall of sci-fi and fantasy shows on TV since 1950, as mapped out by the number of genre shows in any given year.
Our inner geeks would've loved to see every single one of these boxes filled in with the actual shows -- though that might be just a tad unwieldy, not to mention ugly -- but the continuity boxes are an especially nice touch. Long live Superman!
Full infographic after the jump: