Thursday, March 26, 2009

SCI FI=SYFY?

It's new! It's exciting! It's SyFy!
It's the fresh promise of new Mansquito, Supergator, and Aztec Rex films!

I don't get it.

Sounds like a pure cash move to me. Or "Siffie" if you say the new name out loud.
Here's what they have to be proud of: The list-o-shit Sci Fi (SyFy) Originials.
They're no fun to watch. Not even a little. Pure pain. I know pain and bad film.

But, President Dave Howe sez:
“When we tested this new name, the thing that we got back from our 18-to-34 techno-savvy crowd, which is quite a lot of our audience, is actually this is how you’d text it,”
P.S. BSG is over dude, don't get cocky.

21 comments:

Jessica said...

Is "imagination-based entertainment" the new, politically-correct term for nerd shit?

Syfy is lame. Sounds like what a British kid might call his runny nose. Or like a pet name for syphilis.

rick smith said...

Dude. Have you ever sat down and watched Snakehead Terror?!? It's sooooo good.

Scot said...

my dad watches nothing but the sci fi channel movies. he is the only person i know who does this. he is not 18 to 34 or techno savvy. he text messages no one.

"The Devil" said...

Wow, that's amazing, because my dad watches the sci fi channel movies as well. And same goes for him as Scot's dad. Not low tech, but no tech. Maybe it's a way to look at boobs without heat from the wife.

Ack Ack Ack said...

I can abso-totally see The Aggressor (Scot's Dad) sitting there watching anaconagriffon 7 all weekend long and gruffly chuckling at how crummy the acting is. But at the same time, he thinks they are amazing films and appreciates the fact that Lou Diamond Phillips still gets work.

rick smith said...

My dad watches them too. And he is mightily "no-tech." Maybe it's some sort of generational thing. But then again - if I'm not doing anything important on a Saturday - I'll sit and watch one too. But I make fun of the whole thing and yell at the screen from start to finish.

However, the SciFi (or SyFy) original "Splinter" (http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi1853554713/) was actually good. I watched the whole thing and was pleasantly surprised. I will recommend that one. It also has one of the best arm-destruction scenes I have ever watched. Curren would love it.

And Snakehead Terror!

readwright said...

UGH.

rick smith said...

Polar Storm is their next blockbuster! Watch it this Saturday...you'll love it!

FaceMeltingDesigns said...

So wait, they're just changing the name of the channel? That's the issue?

I can distinctly recall the Aggressor watching and very much enjoying 'Ticks' (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108339/)

My old man DVRs the Daily Show and then complains about Jon Stewart's foul language. I don't think he even knows the Sci Fi channel exists.

I know Lobot will probably get upset, but I still say Sci Fi's 'Dune' is way better than the David Lynch movie. WAY BETTER!

Scot said...

actually my dad does not care for lou diamond phillips but has remarked about the fact that he is glad michael madsen still gets work on syfy

Murphy said...

Stop the hatred!

I usually watch SciFi original movies all saturday evening (after soccer of course) nothing can beat the likes of Wyvern, Ice Spiders, Beowulf and of course the afforementioned Snakehead Terror (which stars Carol Alt of Jake Van Impe movie fame)

Ack Ack Ack said...

Name change? No that's not the issue at all. This was all part of an intense 5 year scheme where I've been carefully planting suggestions in people's heads so as to bring about the following chain of events in one spectacular series of blog comment posts! Witness how you have been played!

1st I start up some SciFi talk, which invokes the inevitable Snakehead Terror reference, to which I then seeded Lou Diamond talk. This would absolutely generate a guaranteed Dune series debate spark which logically leads us down the dark path to the film Ticks/Infested which happened to be on the SAME NIGHT (01-06-1995) as the Michael Madsen thriller The Getaway, but more important to my plan was the fact that the starlet of Ticks/Infested, Ami Dolenz happens to married to one Micky Dolenz. The unquestionably haggard superstar of The Monkees.

Oh sweet delicious victory!

Chris Horse said...

I'm still deciding which part contains more cognitive dissonance.

The fact that they think changing the name to SyFy will bring a significant change in viewing numbers OR seeing the name change actually bring about a larger viewing audience.

Either way I understand the implications for nerds everywhere that their sacrosanct word has been deemed embarrassing enough that the spelling must be changed. The insult must be met with heated light saber challenges!

Ack Ack Ack said...

Stop pretending like you know what the words you copy and paste from Thesaurus and Dictionary.com mean.

Cognitive dissonance. Jeeze.

I mean, you only learned to count up to 10 because of Chick fil-a Value Meals. (and I'm soooo proud of you for that)

Chris Horse said...

I don't get it.

rick smith said...

Meow.

Ack Ack Ack said...

You retards have swapped catch phrases. It's Bizarro day.(night)

readwright said...

Ami Dolenz is Mickey Dolenz's daughter. She was in that terrible/wonderful Tony Danza vehicle 'She's Out of Control!' Where she played a 'nerd' by wearing glasses and became 'pretty' by taking the glasses off. I don't think it ever played on Sci Fi.

As for me, I only ever watched 'Doctor Who' on Friday nights. But for all that, Syfy is one of the dumbest name changes in the history of channel name changes.

Ack Ack Ack said...

Snap! I jumped the gun on marrying dude to his daughter! I guess I just assumed one of the Monkees would be married to someone 30 years his junior.

287 SPM Points for you and your eagle eyebrain! SPM Pts redeemable only for use through one of the 7 most recent junk mail scams in my hotmail account.

Wordo said...

Syfy/SciFi deserves to rot after the BSG finale sharted on its audience.

Ron Moore has joined his brethren Brian Herbert and Kevin JJJJJ. Anderson in Hackville.

Ty knows well their crimes against humanity. HATE THEM!

Go-Go must have gotten a processor upgrade. He's starting to make sense. Except, as Goat would point out, "lightsaber" is one word, jackass.

Chris Horse said...

When Star Wars is shown on this newly named network the subtitles will read: lyght syber.

Just sayin'