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post #151 of 355
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Originally Posted by slowbiscuit View Post

That explains a lot.





What's on SyFy anyways besides Battlestar Galactica which is ending soon, other then reruns of Lost, and Stargate.
post #152 of 355
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Originally Posted by D-I-G-I-T-A-L View Post




What's on SyFy anyways besides Battlestar Galactica which is ending soon, other then reruns of Lost, and Stargate.

I take it you aren't a fan of Eureka, ST Enterprise and ST Next Gen, Moonlight and cheesy "B" movies?
post #153 of 355
It is interesting that the network is referenced as SciFi on the Caprica DVD and not by it's new spelling. When is the change supposed to occur?
post #154 of 355
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Originally Posted by FOPA View Post

It is interesting that the network is referenced as SciFi on the Caprica DVD and not by it's new spelling. When is the change supposed to occur?

Soon after they stop taking heat for such a stupid brand change.
post #155 of 355
Dang I can't believe that they are going thru with this. It's happening tomorrow at 9 pm with their new show Warehouse 13.
post #156 of 355
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I still can't believe they spent money, god knows how much to change the name from Sci-Fi to Syfy lol
post #157 of 355
It's genius. They knew a lot of people wouldn't try a new show when they heard it was on SciFi. Now when you tell people the show is on SyFy, people won't assume it is science fiction.

Maybe we're supposed to pronounce it "Siffy".
post #158 of 355
Honestly, I don't really care. I think it's stupid, but it doesn't affect me one way or another (other than there will be ONE LESS letter in the station bug/logo/watermark, so that's actually a plus for me.....unless they make it twice as big).

So much fuss on the interwebz about something that affects nobody.
post #159 of 355
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Originally Posted by Leedogg View Post

Dang I can't believe that they are going thru with this. It's happening tomorrow at 9 pm with their new show Warehouse 13.

A show that sounds like the usual unimaginative Sci-Fi channel programming. A group of folks (at a newspaper, or any other organization) investigate a new unusual issue each episode. And coming soon...(how's this for originality) yet ANOTHER Stargate spin-off. I gave up (except for BSG) on this pathetic channel when they added wrestling. I'll come back if they ever fire their programming personnel. And the name change to SyFy...is that for people who can't read?)
post #160 of 355
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Originally Posted by mproper View Post

Honestly, I don't really care. I think it's stupid, but it doesn't affect me one way or another (other than there will be ONE LESS letter in the station bug/logo/watermark, so that's actually a plus for me.....unless they make it twice as big).

So much fuss on the interwebz about something that affects nobody.

The change isn't being made just to reduce a letter in the brand. It is being done to signal a move away from science fiction. That only affects SciFi fans, but that's not exactly "nobody".
post #161 of 355
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Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post

The change isn't being made just to reduce a letter in the brand. It is being done to signal a move away from science fiction. That only affects SciFi fans, but that's not exactly "nobody".

Sorry, but a name change does not affect anybody.

The move away from science fiction, yes. Adding wrestling, yes. Showing Barbie's Happytime Playhouse Hour, yes. The name being something beside "SciFi", not so much. It's the whole "A rose by any other name" thing (and no, you won't be clever by pointing out that SciFi channel's programming is not a "rose").

My point is, it's not the NAME that matters at all, it's the PROGRAMMING. I don't get complaining about the stupid name. Complain about something that matters (like the aforementioned move away from SciFi programming).
post #162 of 355
NBCU probably wants a channel that can better compete with the likes of G4 and Spike, and to do that it needs to broaden its appeal. I don't see why everyone is so outraged if this means Syfy gets to air movies like Indiana Jones, National Treasure, Pirates of the Caribbean, James Bond, etc. It's not like the slate of original programming is going to stray too far from the channel's sci-fi roots, but at least the movie slate will presumably be filled with much better movies from the NBCU catalog and much less of that horrible, cheap made-for-TV fare for which SciFi is so well known.

Presumably we'll get HD promos and Syfy bumps out of this transformation too, which is always nice.
post #163 of 355
At least the name change makes sense compared to the way MTV no longer has music but tried to fool people by not changing the name. Now, they acknowledge that there is no more science fiction.

YMMV
post #164 of 355
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Originally Posted by URFloorMatt View Post

NBCU probably wants a channel that can better compete with the likes of G4 and Spike, and to do that it needs to broaden its appeal.

Yeah, like the terrific job they've done with Universal HD. Censored movies, no OAR, no science-fiction, and insipid programming. A recipe for success. One can only hope they fail miserably.
post #165 of 355
Ugggh, it just feels like we're in a never ending loop of 'Revenge of the Nerds' and the Jocks are endlessly trashing our house!
post #166 of 355
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Originally Posted by mproper View Post

My point is, it's not the NAME that matters at all, it's the PROGRAMMING. I don't get complaining about the stupid name. Complain about something that matters (like the aforementioned move away from SciFi programming).

Yep. At this point, I think that NBC/Uni should just pick the best programming from USA, SciFi/Syfy, UHD and condense it all into one channel - call it NBC+. Save the bandwidth and have a channel that might actually be competitive for more than a couple of hours per week.

Apparently, the problem is we have more channels/hours than programmers can possibly fill, yet the noise to signal ratio continues to increase.

BTW, who were the geniuses that decided to program Psych/Monk against SciFridays for a season or two?
post #167 of 355
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Originally Posted by URFloorMatt View Post

It's not like the slate of original programming is going to stray too far from the channel's sci-fi roots, but at least the movie slate will presumably be filled with much better movies from the NBCU catalog and much less of that horrible, cheap made-for-TV fare for which SciFi is so well known.

Hey, some of us actually LIKE those "Sci-Fi Pictures Originals!" They're (unintentionally) hilarious... kind of the 2009 version of all those American International Pictures from the 50's and 60's... "Terror from the Year 5000," "Man with the Synthetic Brain," etc.
post #168 of 355
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Originally Posted by MrMike6by9 View Post

At least the name change makes sense compared to the way MTV no longer has music but tried to fool people by not changing the name.

MTV plays videos basically every morning.
post #169 of 355
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Originally Posted by dcowboy7 View Post

MTV plays videos basically every morning.

They do?!?!

I didn't know they a) still made music videos, let alone b) MTV showed them.
post #170 of 355
SyFy instead of SciFi is OK by me. I pronounce them both the same. The owners of the SyFy brand can make money that they couldn't make with "SciFi".

The move "away from science fiction"? The sooner they stop paying for abysmally awful original sci-fi movies, the better.

And... why all the love for BSG? I gave up on it more than a year ago. It was getting more and more religious and mystical, less and less like science fiction. The acting was a mixture of good and awful (bad directing, maybe), the lighting was too dark, the sharpness of HD was missing, and the so-called music was irritating.

What's yer name?
Cy.
Cy?
Si.
post #171 of 355
It will always be SCIFI for me. I refuse to type the new name. It sucks. It's just another moronic, made up word. And we have no shortage of those in the age of the internet: twitter, google.
post #172 of 355
My viewing is going to increase because they changed the spelling of their name.
post #173 of 355
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Originally Posted by Syzygy View Post

SyFy instead of SciFi is OK by me. I pronounce them both the same.

Except it's not.

It's Syfy. Lower case F.

A mistake which a lot of people including myself are making.

If it was an upper case F it would actually make more sense, at least phonetically, because you would be more inclined to pronounce it as "sci-fi."

By making the f lower case Syfy could be mispronounced in a variety of amusing and incorrect ways. Which is why when I first saw it, I saw siffy.

Just one more sign they are trying to bury their roots. They should have just called it a random collection of letters and gone the distance.. Skty. Snmu. Slpr. Dlrs.
post #174 of 355
The bastards at TWC changed the guide data to match that horrid new name. I hate it!! It looks retarded to scroll through the guide and see that "SyFy"* name.

*That is how TWC NE Ohio listed the name.

Also, where the hell is ECW? They have some Warehouse 15 crap listed for ECW's timeslot. NBC Universal is dumber than I thought if they are going to boot the one show people actually watch on that channel.
post #175 of 355
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Originally Posted by Syzygy View Post

And... why all the love for BSG? I gave up on it more than a year ago. It was getting more and more religious and mystical, less and less like science fiction. The acting was a mixture of good and awful (bad directing, maybe), the lighting was too dark, the sharpness of HD was missing, and the so-called music was irritating.

Why the love? Because it's considered one of the best television shows of all time maybe?

BSG was always heavily religious and mystical, and was always a drama simply based in a science fiction setting. It was never heavy on the scifi. Awful acting? Irritating music? Huh? The music is widely regarded as fantastic (and got better with each new season), and it's extremely unique in the television landscape. Hell, it's unique for the small, or big screen. And aside from Penikett (and Sackhoff at times), the acting was some of the best you'd find on tv.

While you're right about the picture quality, the show was intentionally shot that way after all. If you didn't like it the first episode, it wasn't going to change (and never did aside from a few scenes here and there).

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Originally Posted by nickdawg View Post

Also, where the hell is ECW? They have some Warehouse 15 crap listed for ECW's timeslot. NBC Universal is dumber than I thought if they are going to boot the one show people actually watch on that channel.

Warehouse 13 has been getting pretty good reviews. I'll definitely be checking it out later.
post #176 of 355
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Originally Posted by MrMike6by9 View Post

At least the name change makes sense compared to the way MTV no longer has music but tried to fool people by not changing the name. Now, they acknowledge that there is no more science fiction.

YMMV

MTV is bad, but I think the worst of the worst, is TLC...

The Learning Channel???
Not.
Now its just of reality crap...
I don't think there is ANY learning going on, except how to have 8 kids and then get divorced.
post #177 of 355
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Originally Posted by nickdawg View Post

NBC Universal is dumber than I thought if they are going to boot the one show people actually watch on that channel.

Err, GHOST HUNTERS gets the best ratings on the channel, IIRC
post #178 of 355
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

Except it's not.

It's Syfy. Lower case F.

A mistake which a lot of people including myself are making.

If it was an upper case F it would actually make more sense, at least phonetically, because you would be more inclined to pronounce it as "sci-fi."

By making the f lower case Syfy could be mispronounced in a variety of amusing and incorrect ways. Which is why when I first saw it, I saw siffy.

Just one more sign they are trying to bury their roots. They should have just called it a random collection of letters and gone the distance.. Skty. Snmu. Slpr. Dlrs.

Even the media reporting about the name change refer to it mistakenly as SyFy. Why? Well because it makes more sense to pronounce it as "sci-fi", especially when the network itself says it's to be pronounced as "sci-fi".
post #179 of 355
Syfy...SciFi... meh, I'm with mproper, what matters to me is what kind of programming is on the channel, not the name of the channel. They could have called the channel "Cute Puppies HD" for all I care, as long as the channel has programming that interests me. Since Battlestar Galactica ended its run, I haven't had any reason to watch (and of course, Cox cable here in Tucson has to add SciFi HD just a couple of weeks AFTER Battlestar Galactica ends its run). As long as they think they are Spike, but without CSI, with programming like ECW (what is that, some kind of tropical disease?) and BAD Sci-fi, I still won't be watching.

But as others have mentioned, there are a lot of cable channels that have strayed from their original intentions, but not changed their name. My biggest beef is with the History Channel, but that could be because I was a History major and would love to see more documentaries on all sorts of random history. A documentary on the War of Austrian Succession? SIGN ME UP! Ice Road Truckers? Umm, not a bad show, don't get me wrong, but that belongs on Spike, not the History Channel. Makes me want to see History International in HD, since that channel actually has, you know, shows about historical events.

I'm also with CPanther95, I pronounce it Siffy.
post #180 of 355
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Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post


Maybe we're supposed to pronounce it "Siffy".

My wife said that exactly.
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