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Syfy? Really?

Postby mountainmage » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:19 pm

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Re: Syfy? Really?

Postby Edminster » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:45 pm

For me, it's slightly more alienating than their decision to show wrestling programmes on the channel. I've always been into Skiffy things, and I honestly am having a difficult time in quantifying how upsetting this is to me; this choice feels like a betrayal of everything that Science Fiction is supposed to be.

Science Fiction is the Court Jester of all storytelling media; It's allowed to play with the heavy concepts and find new ways of doing things purely because it is generally seen as trivial and geeky, despite being far wiser than many people realise. Attempting to bring it into the mainstream and feed it to people who really don't 'get' that Sci-Fi is a way to talk out the major problems facing Society is not the most intelligent move.

Hrm. I've got a whole mess of things that I want to talk about regarding this, but as yet all of my concepts are inchoate. All I know for certain is that I have completely lost respect for the Sci-Fi channel.
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Re: Syfy? Really?

Postby mountainmage » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:52 pm

Like I said, I didn't watch it. I did, however, respect it. It is pretty much the only channel to go for sci-fi programming. Now it's giving itself a new image just to play it up to non-losers (they pretty much called geeks losers).
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Re: Syfy? Really?

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:07 am

Police said they spent some time working out if they could charge the man with being armed with a weapon, as technically he was armed with part of a fish.
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Re: Syfy? Really?

Postby mountainmage » Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:47 am

Colbert mentioned it on his show tonight. Cool. :D
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Re: Syfy? Really?

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Postby ChooChooTrain » Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:51 pm

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Re: Syfy? Really?

Postby mountainmage » Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:42 pm

That was a great show, and I think it was originally on the discovery channel in the U.S. and then switched to TLC.
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Re: Syfy? Really?

Postby ruotwocone » Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:40 pm

I love how that show was originally hosted by
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Re: Syfy? Really?

Postby mountainmage » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:44 pm

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Re: Syfy? Really?

Postby Rainbow » Thu May 28, 2009 7:37 pm

Sci-Fi as a phrase annoys me. It really ought to be said as 'sigh-fih', not the rhyming way. Even crazier, we could just say 'science fiction'! I'm sorry, that's just crazy.
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