Minister of Science and Chief Protector of the Faith

Thursday, March 19, 2009

No More Giant Snakes, Please!


This is ridiculous. The Sci Fi Channel is changing it's name to the "SyFy Channel". A stupid name to go with it's stupid giant snake and giant insect programming. What they really need is some executives that actually like science fiction, and understands the depth of the subject matter.

They have had a few good programs, like Tinman, and their versions of Dune and Children of Dune. Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis were and are indeed valient efforts, but Estate of Panic, Ghost Hunters International and Scare Tactics and reruns of Lost are just an affront to your higher sensibilities. I never could get into Battlestar Galactica and it's quest for a Neo-Mormonist identity, but it is very popular.

At least they have reruns of The Twilight Zone, Star Trek: Enterprise and The X-files. It's great that they ran reruns of Joan of Arcadia, but that's not really science fiction, is it? And it's nice to see Reruns of the Outer Limits remake, but I would like to see the original program as well.

If they are trying to save money on their budget by only picking or producing really stupid giant reptile and giant insect movies, I would much rather see some cheesy science fiction movies from the 50s and 60s. And if they are going to run horror movies, why don't they recreate the Bob Wilkin's Creature Features program? That would at least be interesting.

You can watch reruns of the vast wasteland of Sci Fi Channel programming here.

No more giant snakes, please!

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At Thu Mar 19, 07:58:00 AM, Blogger Darius Whiteplume said...

Oh, and don't forget, they show wrestling. Freakin' wrestling! They can't show ST:TOS, but they have time for Vince McMahon's parade of steroid abuse?

Also, as long as Doctor Who is so big in the States now, why not try getting some 4th Doctor episodes? There are only, what, eight years of them? They could also try to rerun MST3K, or just rip it off like all the other channels are doing with their movie programming.

To stop the ranting (sorry), I did enjoy Tinman, and that D&D movie was not bad.

At Thu Mar 19, 08:33:00 AM, Blogger Randal Graves said...

This can only mean....films about giant snake/giant insect hybrids! Sweet!

At Thu Mar 19, 10:16:00 AM, Blogger Kulkuri said...

Looks like whoever came up with the new name and Logo were 'Hooked on Phonics'.

There is less and less worth watching on that channel.

At Thu Mar 19, 01:18:00 PM, OpenID BruceJ said...

Don't forget "Eureka" that is a great series, as was "Dresden Files" Now how the hell could the they do something as good as those and STILL have so many wretched giantsnake movies?

(Although, I must admit, for cheezoid 'Satellite of Love' bait, there are very few that can touch "SS Doomtroopers" for sheer, unmitigated crappiness. That movie was MADE for snappy robot comebacks!)

At Thu Mar 19, 02:09:00 PM, Blogger Don said...

You're just upset they don't show the Planet of the Apes. Actually they could show reruns of the tv series or the animated series. It would far outshine their creature features.

At Thu Mar 19, 04:29:00 PM, Blogger Jang-chub Ozer said...

Giant snakes - I'm getting so sick of those things that I may have to stop drinking, eventually.

At Thu Mar 19, 06:58:00 PM, Blogger Tengrain said...

Ah, but Zaius, you have the answer right before you in your own graphic: miniature people!

Bring back Land of the Giants! Erwin Allen's least successful sci-fi, er excuse me, syfy series.



At Fri Mar 20, 12:52:00 AM, Blogger ThoughtCriminal said...

Let's not forget that this is the network that is bring us such Costco size barrels of crap like "Ghost Hunters", "Scare Tactics" and "ECW". Seriously - professional wrestling? And this is the network that didn't like it when MST3K showed non-science fiction movies.

At Fri Mar 20, 06:52:00 AM, Blogger Matty Boy said...

I agree with Tengrain. As disappointing as Land of the Giants was for a young lad like me with a budding giant woman fetish, it's an order of magnitude better than the non-stop cheese they show on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

I've like a few of their original series, especially Farscape. I hope they can get their hands on something that good again.

At Fri Mar 20, 08:45:00 AM, Blogger Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

I've had enough of these mother fracking snakes on my mother fracking SyFy Channel!

At Mon Mar 23, 02:19:00 PM, Blogger J said...

Word to your simian mother, Dr. Zaius.

At Wed Mar 25, 10:44:00 AM, Blogger Dean Wormer said...

I used to love getting up on Saturdays and watching MST3K on the Sci fi network.

As for Battlestar- the mormonist elements you're referring to are a carryover from the original incarnation of the show. Ron Moore just wanted to tell a good story.

At Wed Mar 25, 03:03:00 PM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Darius Whiteplume: Ack! they show wrestling?!??!

Randal Graves: Six legged snakes! OMG!

Kulkuri: The best shows on Sci-Fi seem to be reruns.

BruceJ: "Eureka" was good, I've never heard of "Dresden Files" though...

Don: I agree. If ONLY they would show that much good taste. :o)

Jang-chub Ozer: Remember - If you are going to drink and drive, don't forget your car. :o)

Tengrain: Land of the Giants! I loved that show! And Time Tunnel, too.

ThoughtCriminal: I have no idea what they are thinking.

Matty Boy: Farscape was great!

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator: Hee hee! Good line! :o)

J: Yo! MTV Rocks! :o)

Dean Wormer: I am only kidding about Battlestar. I saw parts of it, it looked pretty good. ;o)


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