What caused the telefantasy drought?

2022.01.28 09:31 DocWhoFan16 What caused the telefantasy drought?

Basically, there's a gap in the 1990s and early 2000s where science-fiction and fantasy shows just aren't being made in UK television. There is one major exception, which is the remake of Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) with Reeves and Mortimer, which I imagine happened because it was another Reeves and Mortimer starring vehicle.
If you look at television in the 1970s and 1980s, there was a fair amount of this kind of stuff getting made, whether it was a detective show with a ghost in it like the original Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) or the spy-fi Avengers and Danger Man wannabes (e.g. Department S, Doomwatch) and revivals (e.g. Return of the Saint, The New Avengers), slightly spookier stuff like The Omega Factor or The Nightmare Man, children's shows which ranged from camp (The Tomorrow People) to creepy (The Children of the Stones), at least one attempted "space opera" (Blake's 7), whatever Sapphire & Steel was supposed to be etc. and Doctor Who is there as the constant throughline.
But basically after Doctor Who gets canned in 1989, it's a bit of a drought for science-fiction and fantasy on television (with one exception I'll mention in a minute). What happened? Was it just a case that the folks who commissioned shows at the BBC and ITV didn't like the genre? After all, the famous story is that Red Dwarf avoided being cancelled because they were a sitcom that happened to be in outer space, rather than a space show that happened to be a sitcom. Was it because nobody felt they could compete with American shows? Was it just because, as the popular history goes, Bugs and Crime Traveller were really that bad? (Disclaimer: I actually don't mind either of these myself).
The exception was children's television, which remained somewhat fertile ground for telefantasy, with stuff like the short-lived Tomorrow People revival, serials like Dark Season and Century Falls (which, by virtue of being Russell T Davies shows, were important in the long term) and adaptations like The Demon Headmaster and The Queen's Nose. So perhaps it was the case, in the post-Chocky / Box of Delights world, that telefantasy came to be viewed as a children's genre.
Of course, genre shows come back in 2005 after Doctor Who, when you started seeing stuff like Life on Mars, Being Human, Misfits, Merlin, Primeval, Jekyll etc. being produced. I think it's sort of tailed off again nowadays, even if Doctor Who is still hanging on in there (more or less).
Curious to hear what people think.
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Post this as a data point.
Location: Australia Tier: Icy White
TLDR: Got the virtual card - 1 day after submitting the application Got the physical card - 11 business days (6 working days after the shipment notice)

5-Nov-2021: Required CRO Stake (Continued to use the existing physical card for most of the benefits for Icy White)
12-Jan-2022: Noticed that my 15-month-old card (SGD) started to split into two halves. Asked customer service for advice.
13-Jan-2022: The representative proposed to issue a new card. I agreed. The old card was deactivated shortly after.
14-Jan-2022: Received my first virtual card (AUD). Loaded $30 into the card.
15-Jan-2022: Received my second virtual card (AUD) for an unknown reason (no explanation from CDC). $30 disappeared from my account.
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22-Jan-2022: Got my $30 back to my card.
26-Jan-2022: Received the remaining USD balance of my old card in USDC
28-Jan-2022: Got the physical card. The first payment (contactless) is for the top-up of my public transport card. Received the cashback (in CRO) successfully and no issue was noted.
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I'm looking for some advice on the best way to approach this. Basically I have this straight friend, we're super close, basically like brothers. He is very, very straight bro, if that makes sense. I've asked him a few times in the past when making weekend plans if we could go to a gay bar, and he's always responded that he doesn't like gay bars because he doesn't like getting hit on by guys.
Anyways, a few days ago, he asks if I want to go to a gay bar this weekend. I say of course I'm down, but ask why the change of heart, since I thought he didn't like them. He says that he just went on a great date with a girl and for their second date they want to go to a gay bar and he thought I should come with.
Now, maybe I'm just being overdramatic, but something about this really just rubbed me the wrong way. Of course I think straight people should be welcome in gay spaces. But to go on a heterosexual date at a gay bar? And ask your gay friend to third wheel? You've got SO many bars and clubs you can go to, why are you coming into our spaces on a date? Is it for the spectacle? Like I'm some gay tour guide he needs to get in? Of course he didn't mean it that way but for some reason it's really bothering me.
I just dropped the conversation and haven't responded. I'm bad at confrontation. My question is - is this worth bringing up to him, and just explaining why I'm annoyed? Or is it best to leave it unsaid and move on? My fear is that since he's straight he won't understand where I'm coming from and get defensive / think I'm being dramatic.
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