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Mega Piranha: The Most Ridiculous SyFy Trailer Ever?

by Brad Trechak, posted Apr 15th 2010 12:03PM
The trailer for the SyFy television movie 'Mega Piranha' is pretty ridiculous. It makes the "Imagine Greater" tagline of the channel seem ironic. Even more ridiculous, however, is the fact that the television movie got higher ratings than 'Caprica' and was the channel's most-watched movie for the year.

One would hope that a cable network specializing in science fiction would promote philosophical programming about the human condition rather than a silly television movie about mutated fish. Obviously, the majority of people in the United States that stay in on a Saturday night disagree with me. Perhaps everyone just wanted to see what Barry "Greg Brady" Williams was up to nowadays.

On the other hand, everybody has guilty pleasures (which would explain the success of many reality shows) and perhaps 'Mega Pirahna' is one of them. If that's what it takes to keep 'Caprica' on the air, then I'm all for it.

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Roy B

Makes you wonder how many science fiction fans are out there purposely avoiding syfy. It's ridiculous that a self-proclaimed science fiction network has perhaps 3 hours a week of actual science fiction programming, and the rest is mutants, monsters, wrestling and "reality" shows that have nothing to do with reality, like all other reality shows.

They made their contempt for actual science fiction clear when they made the ludicrous change from SciFi to Syfy, as well as any number of gaffs when they dropped good original programming and went slumming instead for the lowest common denominator. They should just make another name change to "SchlockTV" and free up SciFi for someone that knows what it means.

April 17 2010 at 3:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What's truly said is that more than 2 million people actually watched this piece of crap. I mean, it stars a washed former child actor and a washed former teen pop singer. Seriously!

April 15 2010 at 9:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ross G

Greg Brady FTW!

April 15 2010 at 6:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Cap\'n Bludd

Isn't this story a week late? That aired last week.

April 15 2010 at 5:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chas Winterbottom

Is this one of those fish out of water stories?

April 15 2010 at 2:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I gave up on SyFy way back when they screwed over Farscape and then started airing wrestling (wtf?). My hope is that one day there really will be a station dedicated to quality science fiction.

April 15 2010 at 2:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I hope somebody is listening to you! When they first came on the scene, it WAS a science fiction channel - not a campy, crappy monster movie dump, or a home for wrestling. I miss my scifi. I want it back!

April 15 2010 at 2:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

So first we have Debbie Gibson fighting a giant shark and a giant octopus. Now we have Tiffany fighting a horde of giant piranhas. What's the deal with former teen pop divas battling giant sea creatures? Is this what Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift will be doing in 20 years?

April 15 2010 at 12:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Reminds me of Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus. Which was also an awesome bad movie.

April 15 2010 at 12:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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