SyFy Really??  

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I am what some might call a Sci-Fi buff. Green Lantern is my favorite comic book hero. I watched Buck Rogers in the 25Th century. I loved the movie Soylent Green, and Logan's Run (the original). Star Wars? You bet.... Battlestar Gallactica, I love em all (even some of the poorly made ones).

When cable took the Sci-Fi channel some years back I was completely stoked. I got to watch some of the cheesiest (is that a word) Sci-Fi films ever, and also some of the best ever. They had some great new series come on. In fact my favorite show on TV for about 3 years was Sliders. They sorta wrecked it when they switched out the original cast. All in all they put on some good stuff for us closet Sci-Fi nerds.

Imagine my disgust when they started putting all these ghost hunter crap shows on the channel. I'm sorry, but I don't consider ghosts Science Fiction but more on the lines of Fantasy. Then of course they started with all the Fantasy adventure movies. Again, I love a good Fantasy adventure (book, movie, or TV series). I just happen to think that a channel called Sci-Fi isn't the proper avenue for it. Then the kicker....Professional Wrestling..REALLY?????

They managed to throw on some good series in the middle of it all ....Stargate is an awesome series, and I enjoyed Stargate Atlantis, and even now I'm getting into Stargate Universe. Then of course there is Enterprise and Warehouse 13, oh and don't forget Eureka. All in all if you are into those types of shows this is good stuff.

Then they got this great idea to change the name of the channel to SyFy...What the heck is that about? What is the point of getting cutesy(real word?) and renaming the channel. First of all they just confuse those of us that are getting a bit slow of mind. It screwed up my TV guide listing, cause sometimes it lists the old name sometimes the new (it's fixed now).

And now it it overrun with Ghost Hunter/Ghost Tracker shows. WTF???? Give me back my good ol' fashioned cheaply made B movies. I like Tremors and Killer Ants and all those crap 70's films that were made with paper plate flying saucers and model towns being flooded by a pitcher full of water (you could see the pitcher in the top corner of the shot on a couple of those movies).

Maybe that's why I have turned back to books so strongly. If they don't fix all this deception pretty quickly, I'll be reading 4 hours a day and I'll be forced to buy new books weekly, and I just can't afford that right now. So SyFy or Sci-Fi or however you are spelling your name now...FIX YOUR PROGRAMMING!!!!!

I guess I have whined enough for one evening. Fortunately Stargate Atlantis is on at this late hour so I'm temporarily appeased. If it turns into a rerun I can always go back to my latest read Devices and Desires by K.J. Parker. Really interesting read so far :)

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5 comments

LOL, I watch way too much SyFy. I can't even explain it. The movies suck and yet I'm captivated. I agree though... wrestling... maybe fantasy, but certainly not sci-fi.

October 24, 2009 at 6:54 PM

SyFy...what a joke that network has become. Then again, it's whatever drives ratings, right?

Been reading up on your blog lately. Good stuff!

October 26, 2009 at 11:33 AM

unfortunately it is indeed whatever drives ratings...unfortunately..

Thanks for the nod on the blog :)

October 26, 2009 at 3:14 PM

I'm back and dropping a note to let you know this post has been nominated to receive the best "Rant" of the year award. Good luck!

http://thedailydoseofreality.blogspot.com/2009/12/first-annual-ddor-year-end-awards-part_18.html

December 18, 2009 at 12:43 PM

and to think my mom always told me that complaining would never get me noticed..ha ha..thanks for noticing :)

December 18, 2009 at 1:57 PM

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