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Does Syfy Really Love Sci-Fi? 742

Posted by Soulskill
from the but-they-had-this-awesome-movie-about-a-ferret-monster dept.
brumgrunt writes "Has Syfy fallen out with science fiction altogether? A look at its latest scheduling shows that it's further away from its roots than ever. 'There's still a lot of the older sci-fi content on the airwaves, but it's slowly being phased out, and forget about original programming. After all, this is the programming crew who ruined Caprica by stuffing it into the Friday night death slot and splitting the season into two parts. These are the geniuses who killed off Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe. These are the people who wrecked Farscape, one of the most inventive and fun sci-fi shows to ever be on television. They also ended Mystery Science Theater 3000, only the greatest show ever invented by robots in space.' Is this now as good as it gets?"
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Does Syfy Really Love Sci-Fi?

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  • Wrestling now (Score:5, Informative)

    by guspasho (941623) on Friday February 25, 2011 @01:26PM (#35313656)

    They killed SGU so they could put wrestling in its place. What more evidence do you need?

  • by jandrese (485) <kensama@vt.edu> on Friday February 25, 2011 @01:27PM (#35313670) Homepage Journal
    From what I can tell, SyFy doesn't hate Sci-Fi so much as it hates shows that require money to produce. That's why it's chock full of Ghost Retards type shows and horrible Canadian subsidized horror movies.

    That said, the costuming reality show (Face Off) has been fairly interesting, even if the producers are hitting the "reality show drama" notes quite a bit too hard. There is some skill and technique on display, and I would be ecstatic if they added little segments about the different techniques they're using "this material takes a couple of hours to set and require different kinds of paint, but allow for more realistic mobility..." instead of the "But Person X is hitting on Person Y, and that's making Person Z jealous" manufactured bullshit.
  • by initdeep (1073290) on Friday February 25, 2011 @02:30PM (#35314704)

    It's called BBCAmerica.
    Dr Who
    Torchwood
    Being Human
    Etc.

    more original and better programming than "Sci-FI" ever had.

    (BTW, Stargate SG1 started on Showtime, not Sci-Fi)

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