I love CSI and I love the fandom. There are some truly fantastic people involved in the fan community. The show itself rocks hardcore. Because of the quality of the source material, the fans have a lot to work with. It is one of the reasons I love the show and its fandom.
Totally excited about the new season premiere. I’ve watched the trailer about 10 times on YouTube and courtesy of TiVo catching the trailer on an episode of Big Brother. Sara’s back! It might only be for an episode (actually two if the spoilers for the season are right) but Sara has been my reason to watch the show almost from the start. It gives the show some continuity plot wise. It makes the show more believable. And with the potential for some Grissom/Sara moments… YEAH! I’m hoping that my favorite fan fiction writers will be inspired to write and write more and give me post episode wonderfulness.
Because there hasn’t been much wonderfulness. I was chatting with one of my best fandom friends who writes work I absolutely adore. Both of us are big Sara Sidle fans. She’s also a big Gil Grissom fan. The departure of Jorja Fox, the lack of her appearing on the show consistently because of that departure, the lack of Jora Fox being on television on a weekly basis the news that William Petersen is leaving the show, the rumors that Gil Grissom might pick up with another woman, Gary Dourdan leaving, Warrick Brown dying, new characters coming in, Ronie Lake not appearing much after being brought in, other cast change rumors, Catherine/Warrick not having been dealt with much before he died, these all add up together to make it hard to find inspiration to create fanworks based on CSI. Canon is bound to have so many changes and things are so unresolved now in a way that is uncomfortable. … Uncomfortable rather than exciting. Babylon 5′s plot which could involve people dying or disappearing or totally changing was exciting. You wanted to see these changes. CSI is not. It is episodic television to a degree. It isn’t arc driven. It is, at times, character driven. The changes going on thus aren’t pleasurable and something that makes me want to watch. So yeah. Not inspired. I’m likely to watch but not with the same committment. (And thanks to the power of TiVo, if I miss an episode, no big deal. If some one says it is exciting, I can go back and watch it later.) I just… wish it wasn’t this way because I love my Grissom/Sara fan fiction. I love my community. I love my canon. Others seem to be drifting or less interested. If I lose that, if others are less involved, I’ll be adrift with out a fandom and that will add to my fandom sadness.
While on the topic of CSI, I bought the CSI video game for my wii. I figured it would be a nice extension of my love of CSI and help rekindle my interest. The cast was on the cover. It was a wii game and wii seems much more exciting than the PC version. The game sadly makes no use of the niftiness of the wii. For Sara Sidle, the voice isn’t that of Jorja Fox. Woe. Not an awesome game and doesn’t look like it will accomplish my goal in having bought it. Wish I had read the reviews before I purchased.