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SyFy Channel?

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:40 am
by SandChigger


Gymmycky bullshyt.

WTF next? :roll:

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:06 am
by GamePlayer
TV sucks anyway. It's on the outs. Internet programming is where it's going to go. Let them name their stupid channel whatever the hell their focus-group-branding-scheme-demographic-expansion bullshit tells them to.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:27 am
by Mandy
They bought the name from SyFy Portal because they wanted a name they could own and SciFi is already generic.

I don't care what they call their channel, I just wish they had some decent science fiction programs. Right now it's all really bad movies, wrestling, and ghost shit.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:13 pm
by Liege-Killer
Silly Funny Channel? Sounds about right.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:13 pm
by Ampoliros
with battlestar over, i have no reason to tune in.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:44 pm
by SandChigger
Nice to see we're all basically on the same page. ;)

PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:22 am
by Omphalos
Still, what change over there could make things worse? :lol:

PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:38 am
by Ampoliros
KJA Presents BattleStar Hacklactica, a revisionism of Fred Herbert's Dune, set in the Battlestar Universe. With Macaulay Caulkin as Edward james Olmos as Duncan Adama.

3 part, no FOUR Part miniseries! Coming Soon!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:16 am
by SandRider
Didn't he already write that ? The Butlerian Jihad or something ?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:45 pm
by Omphalos

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:14 am
by GamePlayer
Oh yeah, this has disaster written all over it :)

Ad Agency Says It Wasn't To Blame For SyFy Rebranding

27 March 2009 2:37 AM, PDT

With the Sci-Fi Channel being lampooned for its decision to change its name to SyFy -- a slew of syphilis jokes have arisen over the rebranding -- the advertising agency representing the channel took the extraordinary step Thursday of distancing itself from the name-change call. Ken Runkel, executive director of Landor Associates, the branding firm hired by Sci Fi, told today's (Friday) New York Post, "Yes, we worked with the Sci-fi Channel, and it hired us to consult on the project. However, SyFy was a name generated internally and pretested at the channel before our involvement."

LOL! Granted, the Ad Agency isn't "taking blame" as far as the quote is concerned, but Landor Associates is clearly declaring the ridiculous name change is the work of Sci-Fi Channel, not themselves. I can't blame them :)

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:36 am
by SandChigger
So it's looking more and more like the "bright idea" of some dipshit channel exec. (Or whatever PC-addled thing he's fucking?) :roll:

Reminds me I started but didn't finish a blog post dissecting the "Why I'm OK with the name change" reasons in a blog by that Paul Levinson I mentioned a while back.


PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:42 am
by GamePlayer
You should go with it. There's still plenty of mileage in this mess. :)

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:11 pm
by SandChigger
I was holding back a bit after "The Resnick Affair"; how many "big names" do I really want to piss off? :P

But after hearing/reading his "Chani kidnapped by bad guys" mistake in that podcast/essay, I knew he's not infallible. ;)

PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:45 am
by Rakis

Short for syphilis ? :lol:

" You not only can see crap, but you can also catch some..."

PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:52 pm
by SandChigger
Crap or Clap? :shock: