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Well now that BSG has wrapped up and Stargate is wrapping up, it looks like the SciFi channel is re-branding itself into the "SyFy" channel.

Which is well suited for that now defunct and useless channel, as all they have now is Scare Tactics and the ECW wrestling.

Still waiting for the day they open an "Actual" Science Fiction channel.

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You do know that there is a BSG spinoff (Caprica?) and another Stargate spinoff (Galaxy? Universe?) both starting this fall.

That's just an FYI, though--I 100% agree that Scifi (pronounced skifee) hasn't had really any good sci fi on their channel in years, if ever.


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This seems to be the process of evolution for television channels. Since when does MTV show M? And remember when Discovery and TLC were informative?
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This is the shit that executives get paid to think about.


CASUAL VIEWER #1: "Hey man, you gonna watch Sci-Fi tonight?"

CASUAL VIEWER #2: "No way, I'm not into all that science-fiction geek shit."

CASUAL VIEWER #1: "You've got the wrong idea, bro. This is spelled 'ESS WHY EFF WHY'."

CASUAL VIEWER #2: "Oh, well in that case, fuck yeah!"

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Can you imagine listening to the idiots in Marketing who presented their charts and user surveys which "proved" that SyFy would somehow be more appealing to a broad audience and, in particular, broads? I mean, WTF? It just seems liable to piss off the people who are really looking for sci-fi and mystify everyone else.

Mark my words, within six months, we'll see a new name change. Maybe to something like Spike-Fi.

It's been years since I watched anything on SciFi, so I got no dog in this fight. I just marvel at the machinations of the corporate mind.
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Larry Levy wrote:


Maybe to something like Spike-Fi.


I can totally see that.

The next show being a psuedo-reality show about picking up sorority chicks from Mars.

"The Green Omega-Mu chicks are fine BRO!"
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I've mini-ranted about this elsewhere, but I don't think that BSG was Sci Fi at all beyond the superficial background theme and their one-trick pony of robots that were humans that were robots thing. Which was interesting but not enough to trudge through 4 seasons of super-melodrama alone.

As for Stargate, I felt like they left scifi behind around season 6 or so when they began all the crap with the IOA and all that. I really have no interest in watching the Stargate programs beaurocracy at full force. As for fresh aliens and planets and ideas, the well pretty much dried up as early as season 5. How many season finalies where there that involved, oh no the replicators are back! ...again.



As for a real Sci fi channel. You'll probably never see one. There's no real audience for it. Most people really just want fantasy/adventure with some monster and horror thrown in. Which can be fun and entertaining too, just not very sci fi-ey (at least not by my definition).
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John Scalzi riffed on that, and pointed out that "Syfy" means "Veneral Disease" in Polish.
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Holy sh*tballs. I thought the big ape was just making a joke. So they are actually changing the name to Scyfy?!!! Am I allowed to say outside-of-RSP that that is totally gay? --cuz it is.

I like Spike-Fi.



Hey, maybe it's because of jerks like me who as I pointed out in my pre-knowing-it-wasn't-a-joke post call it skifee.

"No, it's Scyfy. So there."

You got me. I guess I'll just call it sh*t from now on.
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Bankler wrote:
John Scalzi riffed on that, and pointed out that "Syfy" means "Veneral Disease" in Polish.


I need to keep up with Scalzi's Blog. I like the cut of his jib, or at least the clot of his smartblood™ ...If he wasn't whored out by Doctorow so much...
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MWChapel wrote:
Well now that BSG has wrapped up and Stargate is wrapping up, it looks like the SciFi channel is re-branding itself into the "SyFy" channel.


You realize what this means, right? The wymyn have taken over! devil
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Is it SyFy (SCI FI), or Syfy (SIFFY)? If it's the first, then why change it? And if it's the second ... man, it sounds like a pretentious BBC channel that shows nothing but miniseries based on Jane Austen novels.
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...And if it's the second ... man, it sounds like a pretentious BBC channel that shows nothing but miniseries based on Jane Austen novels.


Like I was sayin'.

SciFi "hot babe":



SyFy "hot babe":



Yep, I bet you can't wait for the new season to begin...
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Verkisto wrote:
Is it SyFy (SCI FI), or Syfy (SIFFY)? If it's the first, then why change it? And if it's the second ... man, it sounds like a pretentious BBC channel that shows nothing but miniseries based on Jane Austen novels.

It's the first. They can't trademark the word "SciFi".
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The worst part of this station is their horrible selection of "original" movies.

Boa vs. Anaconda (maybe the sequel could be "Feather Boa vs. Anaconda")

Blood Swarm (WTF)

Dungeons & Dragons II (wasn't the first one bad enough???)

Frankenfish (I'm not making this up)

Hammerhead Shark Frenzy!

...and the list goes on.

Licensing issues aside, this channel should be running:

Every Star Trek series
Jericho (which they should pick up and produce)
Twilight Zone
Outer Limits
Space 1999
UFO
Space Above and Beyond (which would be another good one to resurrect)
and the appropriate movies.

As soon as BSG wraps, I will have no reason whatsoever to tune into this channel ever again, assuming they continue the downward spiral they started down some time ago. What a complete and total waste.
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BSG has sucked since 2006. My favorite show on SciFi is Scare Tactics.
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BSG has sucked since 2006. My favorite show on SciFi is Scare Tactics.


ugg...you're the problem. shake
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HOTTTT!!!!!
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Yep, I bet you can't wait for the new season to begin...


She give me the vapors.
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It seems every time I channel surf past SciFi there is some absurd show about ghost hunters on. This show seems to involve little other than starlight video imaging of people asking each other "What was that? Did you hear that? Did you feel that?" Does this have anything even remotely to do with SciFi or do I merely misunderstand the term?
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MWChapel wrote:
ugg...you're the problem. shake

Hey! I was saying it the same way you'd say "my favorite poo is the kind with nuts in it".
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bismarck1871 wrote:
It seems every time I channel surf past SciFi there is some absurd show about ghost hunters on. This show seems to involve little other than starlight video imaging of people asking each other "What was that? Did you hear that? Did you feel that?" Does this have anything even remotely to do with SciFi or do I merely misunderstand the term?


What was that? Did you hear that?
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The worst part of this station is their horrible selection of "original" movies.

...

Licensing issues aside, this channel should be running:
Every Star Trek series
Jericho (which they should pick up and produce)
Twilight Zone
Outer Limits
Space 1999
UFO
Space Above and Beyond (which would be another good one to resurrect)
and the appropriate movies.


Earth 2
V
SeaQuest
Farscape
Doctor Who
Alien Nation



@ "Sci Fi original" movies -- they are really VERY bad. Every now and then I'll DVR one that sounds remotely interesting or has some has-been star in it that I want to watch and I usually can't make it through to the first commercial. The acting and production values often remind of the pay-tv late-night soft-core fake-porn movies.


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bismarck1871 wrote:
It seems every time I channel surf past SciFi there is some absurd show about ghost hunters on. This show seems to involve little other than starlight video imaging of people asking each other "What was that? Did you hear that? Did you feel that?" Does this have anything even remotely to do with SciFi or do I merely misunderstand the term?


What was that? Did you hear that?


I didn't hear anything. Must be a free-roving vapor...named Jonathan.
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desertfox2004 wrote:
The worst part of this station is their horrible selection of "original" movies.

Boa vs. Anaconda (maybe the sequel could be "Feather Boa vs. Anaconda")

Blood Swarm (WTF)

Dungeons & Dragons II (wasn't the first one bad enough???)

Frankenfish (I'm not making this up)

Hammerhead Shark Frenzy!

...and the list goes on.

Licensing issues aside, this channel should be running:

Every Star Trek series
Jericho (which they should pick up and produce)
Twilight Zone
Outer Limits
Space 1999
UFO
Space Above and Beyond (which would be another good one to resurrect)
and the appropriate movies.

As soon as BSG wraps, I will have no reason whatsoever to tune into this channel ever again, assuming they continue the downward spiral they started down some time ago. What a complete and total waste.


C'mon, nothing beats Mansquito.
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