Scifi channel...where are you???

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  1. todd s

    todd s Lead Actor

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    I remember about 7 years ago when my cable company FINALLY got the Scifi channel. I was thrilled. All the old shows that they don't air anywhere were being showed. Now, all I get are the same 3 or 4 shows along with reality shows, documentaries and a Phil Donohue show for talking to the dead. [​IMG]
    Scifi's big money thing seems to be making these scifi original movies. Which is great in theory, but they are scewing that up. What they should do. Is to try to make movies that resolve the scifi shows they air. For example how about making a movie resolving Sliders,Space:Above & Beyond or any of the other short run shows they run. They even mucked up Farscape. A show with a huge fan base. Luckily, the fans won out and it will be resolved. But, not with any help from Scifi.
    I know most people blame the channel's president, Bonnie Hammer. Which from some of the things I hear, she should be blamed. I believe she said in an interview that the channel should get away from all of the scifi stuff. Uh..Hello? Your channel is called Scifi channel. When I watch ESPN. I expect to see sports. When I watch Scifi. I expect to see scifi.

    Ok, end rant. Bonnie, you can make it up to me by airing some more scifi shows and doing a John Doe resolution movie. [​IMG]
     
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    Patrick Sun Studio Mogul

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    So Rodeo and cheerleading competitions on ESPN don't bother you? [​IMG]
     
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    Mikel_Cooperman Producer

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    There was a time where I couldnt wait to get a particular cable system so we would get Sci Fi but this channel, especially over the last year, has become an embarrassment to Sci Fi, throwing low budge junk at us and shows that dont even have to do with Sci Fi (Scare Tactics.
    They have one big miniseries a year and then brag that it got all these viewers. What about the other 11 months?
     
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  5. Scott Strang

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    I know what you mean. It seems that every time I see some new "Sci-Fi Channel Original Presentation" it's something like ....

     

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