Sunday, March 29, 2009

Geek Carnival 13



For those of you who haven't heard the Sci-Fi Channel is now SyFy...blaaa....

12 comments:

wiec? said...

i read about this the other day. who are they kidding with this? blaaa is right.

Irie said...

It sounds like an Asian fusion restaurant. Bleah.

Matt said...

Couldn't agree more, blaa indeed!

Anonymous said...

Becca, I agree. This name change is blasphemy. It's not like they hadn't gone the MTV-no-longer-shows-videos route. That game show where those people lived in a house with the "alts", and the Wiccan went on to pose for Penthouse was probably the first step in this direction.

However, this just opens doors for them. If you thought Mansquito was bad, it'll seem like Citizen freakin' Kane compared to some of the crap they'll come up with now that they don't have to pander to the sci-fi fans.

I guess Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, and all those other sci-fi shows and movies were costing too much, because Rodenberry knows there wasn't a lack of sci-fi stuff for them to put on...

Nathan said...

I've heard that the name change was due partially to their wanting something they could trademark. Why you'd WANT to trademark "SyFy" is another question entirely.

K and S said...

Great cartoon. This is a perfect example of idiots in control of the channel.

buzz said...

At least they had the deceny to wait until Forry ACkerman was dead.

Arkonbey said...

ha!

Actually, I think the breakup would go the other way for me.

Name change cannot make up for terrible content.

Scurvy said...

My (former) favorite channel has sunk to a new low. The name makes me think of syphilis. Not cool.

I'll check out this Warehouse 13 that's coming up, and if that sux, then I am done with this channel.

Great cartoon tho. :D

ThoughtCriminal said...

Syence Fytion? The network of ECW has seen the future - and it is Idiocracy.

Becca said...

Wiec?-
Yeah...themselves I think.

Irie-
HA!

Matt-
Yeah just soo blaaaa....

Anon-
Yeah I haven't watched much Sci-Fi channel since they canceled Farscape! I miss the old days of the Sci-Fi Channel with Sci-Fi Buzz and Prisoner marathons. I really hate what it's become.

Nathan-
Ha yeah I imagine the merchandising stream of income from t-shirts and hats will be phenomenal... So lame.

K and S-
Yeah ever since the new regime took over a few years back the channel has just become sooo bad!

Arkonbey-
Yeah see above... the channel has gotten soo, soo bad in the last 5 or so years.

Scurvy-
Ha! syphilis!

Thought-
RIGHT! I forgot they were showing ECW...soooo lame!

Nathan said...

Maybe they just have advance knowledge of the fact that the letter I will soon be abolished from the English language.