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Details on Sci Fi's 'Dangerous Night'

by Brett Love, posted Jan 16th 2007 1:01PM
Adrian PaulKevin mentioned Sci Fi's new plan for Saturday the other day. It's a series of movies that they are calling "Sci Fi Saturday: The Most Dangerous Night of Television." It's a tricky bit of business, the Sci Fi originals. I'm a fan of the cheesy movies like Mansquito, or Alien Apocalypse, but I know from the comments here that many of Sci Fi's viewers are not impressed by their movie slate. Some details about the movies are coming out now. So either get ready to plan your viewing, or use this to fuel your rage about how they are ruining the network.

First up is The Lost Colony. Adrian Paul (Highlander) stars in a story about the mystery of the lost colony of Roanoke. King Arthur & The Order of the Dragon follows a quest for the Holy Grail. Both of those will premiere in 2007. In addition, three others have been given the go ahead for production. Riddle of the Sphinx finds an astronomer and a cryptographer who mistakenly awaken a deadly Sphinx. Sherlock Holmes & the Banshee is a new adventure for the classic detective. Finally, Odysseus & the Isle of Mists chronicles the battle between Odysseus & Persephone as his men face her vampire beasts. I guess ampersands are big this year. Depending on your perspective, and taste, it should either be a fun year on Sci Fi, or totally suck.

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DeWayne(FilmFreak)

I am at a loss for words to
nicely describe "Sci Fi Saturday: The Most Dangerous Night of Television", without swearing.
Is it better than taking a class in left hand basket-weaving? Probably not! Is it more dangerous
to watch, then stapling Bologna(Oscar Mayer) to your face and sticking your head in a bowl of
piranhas? Absolutely!

DeWayne(FilmFreak)
MovieDownloadMatrix.com
Movie Reviews with Fangs!

February 28 2007 at 5:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jimmy

First of all, I hate this whole "the most dagnerous night on television" BS and I'm already sick of their silly little spots. Second, 90% of what Sci-Fi shows on Saturday night is B-movie garbage and rip-offs of other movies. Now an again, something good will show up in their Saturday night movies. Last week, for example, they showed a movie called Grendel based on the epic poem Beowulf. Was it top of the line film-making? Of course not; you can't make Lord of the Rings quality on a tenth of the budget, but it was good for what it was. Unfortunately, there's is very little science fiction. Most of their crap leans toward horror films no one saw in the theater and fantasy crap that is barely watchable. It's a shame Sci-Fi won't put a little effort into making good science fiction and fantasy. Considering the excellent production quality of the Stargate series and Battlestar Galactica there's no reason the network couldn't do the same with a few quality films.

January 16 2007 at 1:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BC McKinney

They may not be great art, but they're shot quickly and use casts of unknowns, has-beens, and d-listers, so they're quite cheap relative to the advertising $ they bring in. Cheap crap brings in the bucks that enables a few other labors of love to continue at many networks.

January 16 2007 at 1:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David

You can't really ruin a network that is already running shit. Changing the name of the shity Saturday Night movie slot won't make the movies any better.

January 16 2007 at 1:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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