Monday, March 16, 2009

Sci-Fi Channel is now Syfy

Sci-Fi Channel's days are numbered: on July 7th it metamorphosizes into Syfy. Which is actually pronounced just like "sci-fi", so nothing really is changing at all. If that makes any sense...

Network execs are making the move because the popular cable channel has become about much more than spaceships and monsters. The station now carries reruns of Lost, which handily defies the traditional science-fiction genre. Heck, even Sci-Fi's own Battlestar Galactica is considered by many to be more hard-edged drama than anything fantastical. And the new name is also much more marketable: "Syfy" is now a trademark, whereas a generic term like "Sci-Fi", not as much.

I like it. It looks and sounds pretty snazzy :-)

6 comments:

Geoff Gentry (aka xforce11) said...

My issue with Syfy is that they are showing stuff they should not. There is too much good Sci-Fi out there that is new or re-runs. I don't understand why they make and show so many in my opinion C and D grade movies. Most of them are more horror than anything else. Now there is the cable network called Chiller (also owned by NBC/Universal) that would be a better fit. The channel could take shows on NBC & USA or other networks that are struggling and give them a home. Imagine if Firefly had come to Sci-Fi instead of being canceled.

Roxanne Martin said...

I agree with Geoff about Firefly. It would be awesome to see more programs that fit the genre then say ... TNA Wrestling, or whatever it is they show on there, now.

Jeff W. said...

Don't like it. Reminds me of Syfylus.

jessicaash@aol.com said...

Does this mean they can no longer use those nifty "if" interstitials? It may sound the same, but it ain't the same. Forrest J. Ackerman is spinning in his grave...

AfterShock said...

jessicaash -

They could styll use them, but now they would be slyghtly mysspelled.

Ynstead of "If", they could use "Yf", and as Wheel of Fortune vyewers know, 'y' is consydered a vowel.

:)

Sorry, couldn't resyst. heh :)

Anonymous said...

Aftershock-but then it wouldn't be pronounced if right? it would be something like yefff or something like that LOL

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sci-Fi Channel is now Syfy

Sci-Fi Channel's days are numbered: on July 7th it metamorphosizes into Syfy. Which is actually pronounced just like "sci-fi", so nothing really is changing at all. If that makes any sense...

Network execs are making the move because the popular cable channel has become about much more than spaceships and monsters. The station now carries reruns of Lost, which handily defies the traditional science-fiction genre. Heck, even Sci-Fi's own Battlestar Galactica is considered by many to be more hard-edged drama than anything fantastical. And the new name is also much more marketable: "Syfy" is now a trademark, whereas a generic term like "Sci-Fi", not as much.

I like it. It looks and sounds pretty snazzy :-)

6 comments:

Geoff Gentry (aka xforce11) said...

My issue with Syfy is that they are showing stuff they should not. There is too much good Sci-Fi out there that is new or re-runs. I don't understand why they make and show so many in my opinion C and D grade movies. Most of them are more horror than anything else. Now there is the cable network called Chiller (also owned by NBC/Universal) that would be a better fit. The channel could take shows on NBC & USA or other networks that are struggling and give them a home. Imagine if Firefly had come to Sci-Fi instead of being canceled.

Roxanne Martin said...

I agree with Geoff about Firefly. It would be awesome to see more programs that fit the genre then say ... TNA Wrestling, or whatever it is they show on there, now.

Jeff W. said...

Don't like it. Reminds me of Syfylus.

jessicaash@aol.com said...

Does this mean they can no longer use those nifty "if" interstitials? It may sound the same, but it ain't the same. Forrest J. Ackerman is spinning in his grave...

AfterShock said...

jessicaash -

They could styll use them, but now they would be slyghtly mysspelled.

Ynstead of "If", they could use "Yf", and as Wheel of Fortune vyewers know, 'y' is consydered a vowel.

:)

Sorry, couldn't resyst. heh :)

Anonymous said...

Aftershock-but then it wouldn't be pronounced if right? it would be something like yefff or something like that LOL