The Pilot That Syfy Didn't Want You To SeeCharlie Jane Anders12/30/11 11:30amFiled to: Tv recapThree inchesSyfytweetSuperheroesAlphasTop711EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Earlier this year, Syfy was choosing between airing two different shows about people with superpowers going on difficult missions: Alphas, and Three Inches. In the end, Syfy went with Alphas — but Syfy still aired the pilot for the other "superpowered team" show, Three Inches. Last night. With absolutely no fanfare — on a night when absolutely nobody was likely to be watching.It's sort of fascinating that Three Inches was released into the world on the same day that we all got to see the unaired pilot of another show, 17th Precinct. But unlike Ronald D. Moore's off-kilter show about police investigators in a magical world, Three Inches... was probably not destined for greatness.