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SyFy wants you to forget Sci-Fi and just Imagine Greater

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 6th 2009 7:30PM
SyFyJoel told you a while back about the Sci-Fi Channel changing its name to SyFy for some reason. Now they've unleashed a series of promos and commercials to get you used to the name change, which happens tomorrow.

One of the longer promos features several cast members of SyFy shows getting together for a big party in a big house (must be a running theme this season). I think it's less sci-fi and more Willy Wonka/Beatles acid trip.

(UPDATE 7/7: If you tune over to SyFy now, you'll see that the changeover took effect. So long, Sci Fi...)

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AlphaD

A dumb name change to a dumb name. What is wrong with with the name "Sci-Fi"? "Sci-Fi " tells you what you are going to see. SyFy looks like SeeFee to me. Some have commented that they think the channel is planning to phase out of the sci-fi genre. But why? There are already plenty of generic cable entertainment channels--we don't need another one. I liked knowing that if I tuned into the Sci-Fi network, I would be seeing sci-fi programing. So what's next--the Food Channel will change to The FC and start showing sit-coms?

July 12 2009 at 3:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Stupid Future

We are just as mystified as many. We have chosen to attempt, best as possible, to laugh it off:
http://stupidfuture.wordpress.com/2009/07/12/you-may-have-syfy-if-you-are/
http://stupidfuture.wordpress.com/2009/07/10/jeff-albertson-weighs-in/

July 12 2009 at 1:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
badrobot48

The return of "Eureka" is the ONLY reason I will bother to tune in to SyFy at this point.

July 10 2009 at 5:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
RASTERMAN

Can't stand the change.

Now I'll think of it as Sigh-Fie.

---RASTER

July 10 2009 at 6:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Karen

If a programming executive ever actually watched the SHOWS he'd be fired. What he gets paid to watch is the balance sheet. Period. Full stop.

And sci-fi is the most expensive genre in story-telling; always will be. ESPECIALLY if you want a quality "outer space" show - special effects galore to pay for, custom sets, custom make-up, prosthetics and costuming, custom props, sound effects and set pieces (all of it not re-usable on your OTHER sets and shows).....

Those of us, like me, dreaming of a new Farscape-ish, Star Trek-ish, Babylon 5-ish show to watch are just frickin' doomed, and thats the truth. TV runs on commercials; nobody watches commercials; TV tanks and stays tanked - until it figures out how to get rich again.

When it does, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let there be a sci-fi fan in boss's chair!

July 09 2009 at 8:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Adriana

I really don't like the new name. This channel is supposed to be science fiction so why change it to something that doesn't represent that? Plus the new name looks like a little kid wrote it that doesn't know how to spell correctly.

July 09 2009 at 5:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mark

It's all stupid sci-fi is short for science fiction what is sy-fy short for gay.

July 09 2009 at 2:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Granny

This is almost funny and also sad....what is wrong that you people can't handle a change in spelling? the name is still the same...a rose is a rose is a rose...I would think that any one that watches the channel would be able to handle such a simple change...

July 09 2009 at 2:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joe

Now if you want to get technical, watching wrestling on SciFi is appropo. It is all fiction (fake) anyway. Same as "reality shows"....nothing real about them, actors play it up for the cameras. People that watch such garbage are morons with no life of their own and can be entertained by the most lowest form of entertainment possible. That is why those type of shows make their producers so much money. There are a lot of idiots that watch them.

July 09 2009 at 2:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kim

I thought we were taught not to fix something that wasn't broke! I think it's stupid, but that's just me

July 09 2009 at 1:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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