SyFy Collection Intervention

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Sunday, July 29th, 2012 12:33PM CDT

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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.



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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention (1405403)
Posted by #Sideways# on July 29th, 2012 @ 1:38pm CDT
... My family will probably make me watch this episode...

... I will be in tears when the collection is given away... :sad:
Re: SyFy Collection Intervention (1405404)
Posted by Flakmaster on July 29th, 2012 @ 1:43pm CDT
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)
Re: SyFy Collection Intervention (1405428)
Posted by optibotimus on July 29th, 2012 @ 3:18pm CDT
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.
Re: SyFy Collection Intervention (1405440)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on July 29th, 2012 @ 3:48pm CDT
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:
Re: SyFy Collection Intervention (1405448)
Posted by wolverinetodd on July 29th, 2012 @ 4:18pm CDT
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!!!!
Re: SyFy Collection Intervention (1405453)
Posted by SJ21 on July 29th, 2012 @ 4:33pm CDT
I can't wait to see this show. The idea that people allow their collections take over their homes and lives fascinates me.
Re: SyFy Collection Intervention (1405474)
Posted by Bouncy X on July 29th, 2012 @ 5:15pm CDT
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 fuck off. lol
Re: SyFy Collection Intervention (1405485)
Posted by User897 on July 29th, 2012 @ 5:49pm CDT
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.
Re: SyFy Collection Intervention (1405487)
Posted by Noideaforaname on July 29th, 2012 @ 5:53pm CDT
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 [strike]all[/strike] 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.
Re: SyFy Collection Intervention (1405521)
Posted by griftimus prime on July 29th, 2012 @ 8:22pm CDT
i thought hasbro was the intervention. they keep making crap people do not want. or they do not release what we do want.
Re: SyFy Collection Intervention (1405523)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 29th, 2012 @ 8:31pm CDT
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 retard. I miss Stargate, SG-1 & Atlantis not that SGU crap.
Re: SyFy Collection Intervention (1405530)
Posted by STngAR on July 29th, 2012 @ 8:59pm CDT
[color=#4000FF]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? [/color] :MAXIMAL:




I better slow down. I think I have more posts today than I did all of 2009
Re: SyFy Collection Intervention (1405554)
Posted by RAcast on July 29th, 2012 @ 10:12pm CDT
STngAR wrote:[color=#4000FF]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? [/color] :MAXIMAL:
I better slow down. I think I have more posts today than I did all of 2009

That was my first thought as well. I'm guessing they're just cashing in on its success.
Re: SyFy Collection Intervention (1405570)
Posted by Mkall on July 29th, 2012 @ 10:51pm CDT
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
Re: SyFy Collection Intervention (1405579)
Posted by Noideaforaname on July 29th, 2012 @ 11:04pm CDT
"Figs collectors wanted"? I could've sworn collectors wanted Classics-ish Shockwave, (Scramble City) Combiners with individual robot modes, First Edition re-released, etc....
Re: SyFy Collection Intervention (1405599)
Posted by Mkall on July 30th, 2012 @ 12:17am CDT
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.
Re: SyFy Collection Intervention (1405619)
Posted by RhA on July 30th, 2012 @ 2:16am CDT
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's surprising how often people call upon unknown nameless forces to strengthen their individual opinion.
Re: SyFy Collection Intervention (1405633)
Posted by Mykltron on July 30th, 2012 @ 4:22am CDT
I don't see the problem. Why can't he just move to a bigger house?
Re: SyFy Collection Intervention (1405650)
Posted by Cobalt Prime on July 30th, 2012 @ 7:27am CDT
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.
Re: SyFy Collection Intervention (1405673)
Posted by ChrisRiss on July 30th, 2012 @ 9:20am CDT
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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