Skip to comments.Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (07/05/09)
Posted on 07/09/2009 3:46:58 PM PDT by NonValueAdded
This week in Syfy:
Why the heck did they re-brand the SciFi channel as syphie? I mean, series, what a hugh mistake!
Assuming Kevin is on vacation, I did want to remind everyone that the new season of Eureka premiers Friday at 9 PM ET.
Also, SyFy is running last season's Eureka shows, tonight at 8 PM ET and starting tomorrow AM at 8 ET.
As someone who regularly survives the Most Dangerous Night on Television, I also wonder why the change. Is it all the Ghost Hunter BS or something to do with wrestling?
parsy, who likes Moonlight.
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SyFy sounds sissyfyed
I think I may have contracted SyFylus.
I can’t stand Ghost Hunter.
Who are you mooning tonight?
It’s part of the dumbing down of the U.S. - any spelling goes!
the jokes makes themselves....
new hit shows on SyFy... a woman with multiple personalities named SyFyal
don’t miss the big new mini-series SissyFys
Me too. That “Spirit Orb” crap!!!! What a load of hooey.
parsy, who believes in ghosts, but....
Just myself. Just found my copy of Labyrinths of Reason that I got 45 pages into before it got lost in car.
parsy, whos mind is a maze
I just get tired of seeing people walk around with night vision cameras and I never see or hear anything that would convince me.
That orb is a trip though. I’m like, um, ok. Wow. /s
I hear that show will really suck you in once you start watching.
parsy, who thinks he has his greek myths straight here????
Yeah, but right before the commercial...they almost find something....so you wade thru dumb*ss commercials, and ....then one of the guys trips over his suitcase and it wasn’t a ghost that pushed him after all.
parsy, who has fallen for that so much he is embarrassed
They rebranded it SyFy because they found out you couldn’t trademark SciFi and they wanted to be able to protect themselves hijacking like the smut industry did when they labeled movies XXX. It’s a silly name they chose, but the exercise itself makes sense, especially as they branch out into book publishing and other external ventures. Having an unprotected trademark is dangerous stuff.
Probably because morons kept calling it “Skiffy”.
Welcome to Hooked On Phonics World.
Check your intellect at the door.
Neither Jason or Grant buy into “orbs” unless they do something *really* bizarre or inexplicable.
99% of the time, they discount them as dust or moisture in the air.
Still chuckling about Warehouse 13...likely to bring more tourists to South Dakota.
Well, among other things, they seem to be having HUGE website issues cause they changed their domain name...
But, from TV Guide, I think there’s new episodes of Eureka on Friday at 9 on ‘SyFy’, Primeval on Sat. at 9 on BBC America, Merlin on 8 followed by some ‘Meteor’ thing at 9 on NBC on Sunday, Warehouse 13 on SyFy on Tuesday at 9, and that’s it for the next week...
I haven’t seen Warehouse 13, it looks like it could be fun (although my definition of ‘fun’ includes stuff that you watch because there are cool explosions or neat special effects) but I’m going to check it out on Hulu if it ever loads.
I don't know why they bothered with it. It was the only show in the Friday night lineup that was NOT repeated overnight nor during the week. And I saw in the paper a couple weeks back that the star will have a network series this fall, so it's history anyway.
You know, I'd probably would have had more respect for them had they had the balls to change the name to Skiffy (and then pronounce it anyway they wanted).
Psi-Fie! would've been better.
They claim that since the network could never trademark SciFi for any products et al the change made marketing sense. Since now they can exclusivelt trademark SyFy as their brand. I agree though, looks sissified.
It looks like someone took the last scene in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and made it into a show.
Whatever the genesis, I thought it was interesting and might have promise.
I have it on my Tivo. It looks interesting enough from the promos, but I haven’t watched it yet.
IT was great. It will be on again at 10 PM ET Friday - right after the new Eureka!
Basic plot - Secret Service agents, working for a mysterious boss, recover strange and dangerous artifacts.
The first episode smacked of Skully and Mulder meet Indiana Jones in ‘3000’.
Yea, I saw it. You can also find it on Hulu. I thought the main characters showed promise.
Now we’re talking! I was thinking psionics and fie on you, but two Greek letters work — except some Frat probably already has it. Probably couldn’t trademark two Greek letters though.
I liked it enough to DVR it and am willing to give it a chance.
Yea, probably did. I only brought up the “Radiers” reference because the scenes of the Warehouse look like that last scene in the movie.
I do not have my greek myths straight... looking into ancient Ireland right now
I screwed up. Sisyphus was the guy with the boulder. I must have been thinking of Chlamydia, the whirlpool between those two rocks.
parsy, who apologizes
I thought Chlamydia was a veneral disease
I was close. I googled it and got “Charybdis”. I was close. So I ain’t the best speller in the world.
parsy, who really screwed this one up.
Its OK... I don’t care that much if someone is messing up greek mythology
LOL... it would be a hoot if one of the characters made the same reference and jokingly asked: ‘So, is the Ark in here?’
Caught ‘Warehouse 13’ Tuesday night and it wasn’t that bad. Not great, but not bad.
The two Secret Service agents sent to the warehouse don’t have much chemistry, but it’s early. The show’s premise is kind of like dashes of ‘Bones’, ‘The Lost Room’ and ‘The X-Files’. With the agents following leads generated by ‘Atrie’, (Saul Rubinek, when he’s not storing aor stocking the gynormous Warehouse) regarding tragedies yet to happen. The agents (Myka and Pete) follow the leads and capture the atrifact and save the world. or a small part of it.
Not a bad start and the trailer for upcoming episodes has piqued my interest enough to keep watching.
I am still not ready to accept SciFi as the name for 'science fiction'. Still looking forward to Caprica.
Thanks, I just signed on...
I hope you can drop by regularly, me and the other guy are getting a bit lonely. =o)
Although 60 unique visitors in the last day or so was pretty cool. Too bad your the only one to sign up.
I’m going to alert a friend of mine, who has written 2
paper backs, I think if he has time he could add a lot
to the site.
He also is very busy into aviation art. He’s a busy guy...LOL
I’m looking into olden Irish words and phrases to use in a story right now. I am going to have words separated by centuries in one sentence.
I wish the new SyFy channel would start showing the old Doctor Who shows from the begining. Here’s the very first episode:
I watched it on Hulu last night, and I thought it was pretty cute, the concept and characters weren’t too original but were done pretty well, and I actually liked the steampunk feel of everything. Actually, it felt kind of tongue in cheek, ie, the two-way video things when a netbook with a built-in webcam could do the same thing, or sending a photo of the painting to the agents’ cell phones...