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SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby El Duque » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:33 am

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If you spend much time on the SyFy Channel you've probably noticed they're promoting a new series called Collection Intervention, which showcases collections that have grown out of control. The TV spot focuses on the premiere episode “A Disturbance in the Force", but according tho the press release found below there will Transformers collection in one of the six upcoming episodes. The series debuts on August 14th at 10:00 PM ET.





SYFY PREMIERES COLLECTION INTERVENTION TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 AT 10PM ET/PT




NEW SERIES FOLLOWS THE MEMORABILIA-OBSESSED TRYING TO TAKE CONTROL OF THEIR OVERSIZED POP-CULTURE COLLECTIONS






NEW YORK – July 25, 2012 – In Syfy’s newest reality series, Collection Intervention, premiering Tuesday, August 14 at 10PM (ET/PT), former Head of Special Collections at Christie’s Elyse Luray helps couples, families and individuals whose pop-culture memorabilia collections – from Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica to Catwoman and Barbie – have become damaging obsessions, creating financial strife and a huge strain on their lives.


In each of the six hour-long episodes, Elyse will create a strategy that helps these collectors curate and showcase their collection by assessing where the true value lies and then allow them to decide what’s worth keeping and what they can sell. These massive collections include dining rooms stuffed with 30,000 comic books, a garage filled to the rafters with Catwoman memorabilia, and an almost uninhabitable house filled with Transformers. For each collector, parting with some of their collection may free up some much needed space in their home, provide a cash windfall to get out of debt, or even just allow a couple to become more focused on their relationship.


In the premiere episode titled “A Disturbance in the Force," what started out as a single room dedicated to Star Wars has grown to take over the entire Concord, California home of Garet and Consetta. When Elyse quickly realizes the Star Wars collection has intense emotional meaning to Consetta, she fears that Consetta may not be able to part with a single item. If Elyse is going to help this couple take back their house, she’s going to have to use The Force to break through to them.



Also in the episode, disgruntled Los Angeles housewife Lolly calls Elyse to see if she can help her husband Mark let go of some of his extensive Catwoman collection so they can start to pay some bills. When Elyse sees the collection, which has overtaken their garage, she is stunned by the poor manner in which Mark has stored the collectibles he says he loves. Nonetheless, to save their relationship and pay down their debt, Elyse helps Mark identify what in his collection is truly important to him while pushing him to let go of what is not.



Collection Intervention is produced by High Noon Entertainment with executive producers Pam Healey, Jim Berger and Elizabeth Grizzle Voorhees.



Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (http://www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby #Sideways# » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:38 pm

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... My family will probably make me watch this episode...

... I will be in tears when the collection is given away... :sad:
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby Flakmaster » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:43 pm

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So is this what the SyFy channel has turned into? Looks like your generic reality TV.
Darn, I miss the Sci-Fi channel, note the spelling.

(My inner self doesn't want to watch this and feel bad about the massive boxes of junk I have in my closet)
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby optibotimus » Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:18 pm

Sean Long has been talking in the past couple of weeks that he's going to be on a show on SyFy that's based on collectors....i'll bet money that this is what he's going to be on.
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby Nemesis Destron » Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:48 pm

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See I would watch this out of interest alone, but it could be damaging if I watch this with the wife. See unlike these people (it seems) I don't let my passion roam all over the freakin' house. It's all contained in the 1 domain where I rule and that's that...'nuff said! :VEHI:
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby wolverinetodd » Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:18 pm

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Nemesis Destron wrote:See I would watch this out of interest alone, but it could be damaging if I watch this with the wife. See unlike these people (it seems) I don't let my passion roam all over the freakin' house. It's all contained in the 1 domain where I rule and that's that...'nuff said! :VEHI:


The bulk of my collection is in boxes and boxes in my basement. It helps that I'm single as much of my current Star Wars/Clone Wars collection is set up in the guest bedroom, even covering the guest bed itself. My Alternators/Masterpiece collection adorns my bedroom while my Classics/Generations collection of Autobots are arranged on top of my entertainment center facing off against my Classics/Generations collection of Decepticons across the room on my buffet. I've recently started purchasing the Transformers: Prime figures and so far, these figures are arranged on a sofa table.

I probably should watch this show, but I'm completely terrified of horror shows and as a collector, getting rid of my collection is pure HORROR!!!!
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby SJ21 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:33 pm

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I can't wait to see this show. The idea that people allow their collections take over their homes and lives fascinates me.
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby Bouncy X » Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:15 pm

this makes me think of "the 40yr old virgin".

he had a huge collection of action figures thats all over his apartement, to the point where there literally isn't a place where something isnt sitting. and then the new gilrfriend he meets actually convinces him to sell all of it.

that part always pisses me off. lol i understand that she thinks its weird or whatever and he wants her to be happy so i get putting it out of sight for her sake....but to actually make him sell it when he really didn't want to...that's just mean and rude. he coulda just rented a storage locker and put it in there or something.

of course if the roles were reversed and she had a huge collection of kitten memorabilia or unicorns or something...it wouldnt even be an issue or a plot point in the movie.

anyway as for this show.....if its really bad to the point its causing financial issues for the collectors then okay i get it. but if there are any stories of "they have too much, its weird and i dont like it" ..those people can **** off. lol
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby User897 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:49 pm

I honestly don't know why the hell Seibertron.com is supporting this show. Lives will be ruined and collections decimated, so they put it on the front page?

LAME.
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby Noideaforaname » Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:53 pm

What tells me a large number of these episodes will be about a "disgruntled housewife that calls Elyse to see if she can help her husband let go of all some of his extensive ________ collection".

Sounds like this Elyse Luray person actually respects collecting to some degree --AND-- that these "collections" go well beyond any sane levels and the collectors actually do need help, so it should be less "girls sell all the guy's stuff" and more "guy/girl gets a better collection."
Still have zero interest in the show. Or channel.
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby griftimus prime » Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:22 pm

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i thought hasbro was the intervention. they keep making crap people do not want. or they do not release what we do want.
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby Megatron Wolf » Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:31 pm

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remember when syfy use to be called the scifi channel and they showed science fiction shows & movies 24/7? Yeah me neither. I can see whats going to happen in each episode already, each room is going to be filled with crap, the person is going to tell the owner to fill up one room with shelves put stuff on said shelves and then store or discard the overflow. If you cant figure that out on your own your a frakin ******. I miss Stargate, SG-1 & Atlantis not that SGU crap.
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby STngAR » Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:59 pm

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I may be wrong but if your collection is taking over your house isnt that hoarding?


And isnt there already a TV show called hoarders?
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby RAcast » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:12 pm

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STngAR wrote:I may be wrong but if your collection is taking over your house isnt that hoarding?
And isnt there already a TV show called hoarders?
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That was my first thought as well. I'm guessing they're just cashing in on its success.
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby Mkall » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:51 pm

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griftimus prime wrote:i thought hasbro was the intervention. they keep making crap people do not want. or they do not release what we do want.

Worse, now we're spending three times the money on 3rd party figs. If Hasbro started making figs collectors wanted again, our wallets would breathe a sigh of relief
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby Noideaforaname » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:04 pm

"Figs collectors wanted"? I could've sworn collectors wanted Classics-ish Shockwave, (Scramble City) Combiners with individual robot modes, First Edition re-released, etc....
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby Mkall » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:17 pm

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Noideaforaname wrote:"Figs collectors wanted"? I could've sworn collectors wanted Classics-ish Shockwave, (Scramble City) Combiners with individual robot modes, First Edition re-released, etc....

It was a hasty statement and I fell into the same line of thinking as Griftimus, much to my chagrin. I stand corrected.
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby RhA » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:16 am

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Noideaforaname wrote:"Figs collectors wanted"? I could've sworn collectors wanted Classics-ish Shockwave, (Scramble City) Combiners with individual robot modes, First Edition re-released, etc....


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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby Mykltron » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:22 am

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I don't see the problem. Why can't he just move to a bigger house?
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby Cobalt Prime » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:27 am

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I see.

We lose Sanctuary and Eureka, and gain THIS. More reality show crap. I guess it was that or more s**t movies about killer or giant killer animals.

Warehouse 13 is the ONLY reason I ever tune into that channel anymore. When that's gone, so long SYFY.
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby ChrisRiss » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:20 am

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User897 wrote:I honestly don't know why the hell Seibertron.com is supporting this show. Lives will be ruined and collections decimated, so they put it on the front page?

LAME.


Well that's just like... your opinion man.

Mykltron wrote:I don't see the problem. Why can't he just move to a bigger house?


Can't tell is sarcasm, or serious. If you're serious, I worry about your state of mind a little. Not everyone can just afford a bigger house wenever they want. Heck, I can't even afford cable or internet, and have to go somewhere with free wifi to use the internet, let alone a new house.

Regarding the press release, I feel that if a collection is to the point where its making your house unlivable, or causing financial problems, or even relationship problems, something needs to be done.
Also, there is a difference between six, hour long episodes and six hour long episodes. They should have caught that.
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby tmk9883 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:21 am

SyFy has definitely lost its way of late. The only good thing about all this reality TV stuff is that I watch a ton less TV than I used to.

As far as the topic on hand, if you have your entire garage full of figures and you cant pay for house/utilities/etc, something is wrong with you. I love collecting figures, but not to the extent it overwhelms and my life and finances. I set aside a room downstairs to house my "dudes" and once that is full, Ill probably seriously ween my collecting or start selling/boxing up stuff that isnt my favorite. I dont want people walking into my house thinking that Ive lost it. Im also a neat freak and if I cant keep a figure behind glass to keep the dust off, its staying in its box.
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby gavinfuzzy » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:37 am

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#Sideways# wrote:... My family will probably make me watch this episode...

... I will be in tears when the collection is given away... :sad:


At least it gets sold away. If you do get a decent price for it ... why not? :lol: Like the show says, it access what is worth to keep, and what are the rest to go. Those people better have good damn idea on the value of these...
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby RAcast » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:03 am

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Cobalt Prime wrote:I see.

We lose Sanctuary and Eureka, and gain THIS. More reality show crap. I guess it was that or more s**t movies about killer or giant killer animals.

Warehouse 13 is the ONLY reason I ever tune into that channel anymore. When that's gone, so long SYFY.

Eureka will be missed. :( Hopefully they'll find another new show next season that can grab the audience. They really need to.
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby Stormrider » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:19 pm

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