R.I.P Sci Fi

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R.I.P Sci Fi

Post by tzoram » Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:55 pm

In memorium of the Sci Fi channel, I sent the following letter off to Syfy:

To whom it may concern,

I've been very excited to watch your new new show Warehouse 13. The Sci Fi channel, however, has gone missing. In its place is Syfy, a channel with a less geeky name. I feel better already, and far more willing to discuss your programming with my colleagues over a beer. Tell me, did you fire every geek who thought this was a bad idea? That's great! Thank you for being ashamed of your core audience and pandering to the wider population. Honestly, it's about time your executives started thinking about the bottom line.

I fully expect to see subtle changes in your programming in the days to come, too. I suggest you start by throwing in a little CSI sometime soon. After all, some of their science is clearly fictional. From there, it's all down hill, easy-peasy. Just gradually keep adding courtroom dramas, cop shows, blockbuster movies from twenty years ago, and maybe even a dash of reality tv. You'll be a respectable channel in no time. Of course, you'll have more channels to compete with in this new genre, but I'm sure you'll find a way to distinguish yourselves.

Finally, with your metamorphosis complete, ala Mtv, another name change will be in order. I believe you should call yourselves the FUBAR channel.

Thank you so much for your time and obvious consideration for us average joes.

Ever so sincerely,

(Tzoram)



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Re: R.I.P Sci Fi

Post by thaldin » Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:59 pm

I forgot they were doing this...

Yeah what a stupid name change.

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Re: R.I.P Sci Fi

Post by MarkMoriquendi » Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:05 pm

It's to keep in with the retard young collective. That's how they'd say it

Shit witchblade's now showing on movies24

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Re: R.I.P Sci Fi

Post by Bear » Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:11 pm

Sci-Fi to Syfy?? How are you meant to pronounce that? Siffy? It suddenly sounds like some sort of sexually transmitted disease to my ears now...

Their geek advisor must be the 'nerd' equivilent of George Bush...

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Re: R.I.P Sci Fi

Post by thaldin » Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:17 pm

It's still prounced Sci-Fi...

I read their reasons... they want to trademark it and Sci-Fi is too generic

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Re: R.I.P Sci Fi

Post by Bear » Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:24 pm

Even ScyFy is better then Syfy though...

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Re: R.I.P Sci Fi

Post by Radbaron » Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:19 am

Well, the channel is known in the US as Skiffy, when you are talking about it in not-so-nice terms. Like the decision to cancel StarGate:Atlantis . Or move certain programming from popular spots to obscure ones.
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Post by Lilianna » Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:21 am

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Re: R.I.P Sci Fi

Post by Undisclosed » Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:17 am

@Lili-LMFAO =))
I heard about the name change a few months ago,and was like "WTF no".Everything tzoram said in his letter is pretty much dead-on to what G4 has become,and it's probably not far from how SyFy-lis will end up.
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Re: R.I.P Sci Fi

Post by JMac85 » Sun Jul 12, 2009 12:40 am

The Sci-Fi channel was officially dead to me once they started airing pro wrestling. Don't get me wrong, I love pro wrestling, but it just doesn't belong on the Sci-Fi channel. Much like Cops doesn't belong on G4. Although, it is a pod people/zombie mockery of the original ECW, so it's got that going, I guess.

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Re: R.I.P Sci Fi

Post by tzoram » Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:55 am

JMac85, can you imagine the Sci Fi executives' meeting about that one? "Hey, that kind of wrestling is clearly fiction. AND steroids come from science! Yay us!" X(

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