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Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (07/05/09)
The SyFy channel amongst other things ^ | July 9, 2009 | Nonvalueadded

Posted on 07/09/2009 3:46:58 PM PDT by NonValueAdded

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Please help flesh this thread out.

Also, SyFy is running last season's Eureka shows, tonight at 8 PM ET and starting tomorrow AM at 8 ET.

1 posted on 07/09/2009 3:46:59 PM PDT by NonValueAdded
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To: KevinDavis

ping


2 posted on 07/09/2009 3:47:19 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("I've conquered my goddam willpower." Don Marquis)
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To: NonValueAdded

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.


3 posted on 07/09/2009 3:51:15 PM PDT by parsifal ("Knock and ye shall receive!" (The Bible, somewhere.))
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To: NonValueAdded

Thanks Non

BTW, why am I not on this ping list?

I write stories on my http://libertyfic.proboards.com and your all invited to peruse. Check out VISION on the Ongoing Stories section I just created.


4 posted on 07/09/2009 3:52:47 PM PDT by GeronL ( Patriotic Insurrectionist is no longer a contradiction in terms!)
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To: NonValueAdded

SyFy sounds sissyfyed


5 posted on 07/09/2009 3:53:24 PM PDT by GeronL ( Patriotic Insurrectionist is no longer a contradiction in terms!)
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To: GeronL

I think I may have contracted SyFylus.


6 posted on 07/09/2009 3:59:08 PM PDT by agere_contra
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To: parsifal

I can’t stand Ghost Hunter.


7 posted on 07/09/2009 3:59:15 PM PDT by FreeSouthernAmerican (All we ask is to be let alone----Jefferson Davis)
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To: parsifal
"parsy, who likes Moonlight."

Who are you mooning tonight?

8 posted on 07/09/2009 3:59:20 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: NonValueAdded

It’s part of the dumbing down of the U.S. - any spelling goes!


9 posted on 07/09/2009 3:59:40 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: agere_contra

lol.

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


10 posted on 07/09/2009 4:00:54 PM PDT by GeronL ( Patriotic Insurrectionist is no longer a contradiction in terms!)
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To: FreeSouthernAmerican

Me too. That “Spirit Orb” crap!!!! What a load of hooey.

parsy, who believes in ghosts, but....


11 posted on 07/09/2009 4:02:16 PM PDT by parsifal ("Knock and ye shall receive!" (The Bible, somewhere.))
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To: editor-surveyor

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


12 posted on 07/09/2009 4:03:56 PM PDT by parsifal ("Knock and ye shall receive!" (The Bible, somewhere.))
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To: parsifal

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


13 posted on 07/09/2009 4:04:24 PM PDT by FreeSouthernAmerican (All we ask is to be let alone----Jefferson Davis)
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To: GeronL

I hear that show will really suck you in once you start watching.

parsy, who thinks he has his greek myths straight here????


14 posted on 07/09/2009 4:05:32 PM PDT by parsifal ("Knock and ye shall receive!" (The Bible, somewhere.))
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To: FreeSouthernAmerican

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


15 posted on 07/09/2009 4:07:58 PM PDT by parsifal ("Knock and ye shall receive!" (The Bible, somewhere.))
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To: NonValueAdded

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.


16 posted on 07/09/2009 4:11:52 PM PDT by discostu (Tommy can you hear me)
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To: NonValueAdded

Probably because morons kept calling it “Skiffy”.

Welcome to Hooked On Phonics World.

Check your intellect at the door.


17 posted on 07/09/2009 4:11:55 PM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: parsifal

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.


18 posted on 07/09/2009 4:15:43 PM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Still chuckling about Warehouse 13...likely to bring more tourists to South Dakota.


19 posted on 07/09/2009 4:18:27 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: NonValueAdded
It's all about branding and only the brand.
Sadly, syfy is a brand that no one's going to want for a long time.
20 posted on 07/09/2009 4:20:57 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: NonValueAdded

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.


21 posted on 07/09/2009 4:22:07 PM PDT by Hyzenthlay (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: parsifal
I started watching Moonlight. There was nothing on. It didn't suck but it took a few weeks to get into because I didn't know the storyline. It just restarted a few weeks ago.

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.

22 posted on 07/09/2009 4:23:19 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: Salamander
Probably because morons kept calling it “Skiffy”.

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.

23 posted on 07/09/2009 4:25:19 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: GeronL

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.


24 posted on 07/09/2009 4:32:14 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: NonValueAdded
Did anyone catch the Warehouse 13 show?

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.

25 posted on 07/09/2009 4:41:19 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: AFreeBird

I have it on my Tivo. It looks interesting enough from the promos, but I haven’t watched it yet.


26 posted on 07/09/2009 4:53:31 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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27 posted on 07/09/2009 4:55:26 PM PDT by mikrofon (PsiPhi)
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To: AFreeBird

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.


28 posted on 07/09/2009 4:57:17 PM PDT by Little Ray (Do we have a Plan B?)
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To: The Great RJ

The first episode smacked of Skully and Mulder meet Indiana Jones in ‘3000’.


29 posted on 07/09/2009 5:03:09 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Little Ray

Yea, I saw it. You can also find it on Hulu. I thought the main characters showed promise.


30 posted on 07/09/2009 5:07:11 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: mikrofon

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.


31 posted on 07/09/2009 5:14:14 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: AFreeBird

I liked it enough to DVR it and am willing to give it a chance.


32 posted on 07/09/2009 5:14:36 PM PDT by wally_bert (My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre)
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To: AFreeBird
My wife and I watched and we both thought it “borrowed” heavily from The Librarian.
33 posted on 07/09/2009 5:17:27 PM PDT by VRWCtaz (Tagline error - please hold)
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To: VRWCtaz

Yea, probably did. I only brought up the “Radiers” reference because the scenes of the Warehouse look like that last scene in the movie.


34 posted on 07/09/2009 5:23:15 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: parsifal

I do not have my greek myths straight... looking into ancient Ireland right now


35 posted on 07/09/2009 5:25:22 PM PDT by GeronL ( Patriotic Insurrectionist is no longer a contradiction in terms!)
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To: AFreeBird
It reminded me of that scene as well. I have a feeling it's going to become a regular show for me.
36 posted on 07/09/2009 5:25:50 PM PDT by VRWCtaz (Tagline error - please hold)
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To: GeronL

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


37 posted on 07/09/2009 5:31:45 PM PDT by parsifal ("Knock and ye shall receive!" (The Bible, somewhere.))
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To: parsifal

I thought Chlamydia was a veneral disease


38 posted on 07/09/2009 5:33:47 PM PDT by GeronL ( Patriotic Insurrectionist is no longer a contradiction in terms!)
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To: GeronL

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.


39 posted on 07/09/2009 5:39:19 PM PDT by parsifal ("Knock and ye shall receive!" (The Bible, somewhere.))
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To: parsifal

Its OK... I don’t care that much if someone is messing up greek mythology


40 posted on 07/09/2009 5:41:15 PM PDT by GeronL ( Patriotic Insurrectionist is no longer a contradiction in terms!)
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To: VRWCtaz

LOL... it would be a hoot if one of the characters made the same reference and jokingly asked: ‘So, is the Ark in here?’


41 posted on 07/09/2009 5:48:20 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: RansomOttawa; BrianInNC; gary_b_UK; Truth29; NonValueAdded; MizSterious; GreenLanternCorps; ...
Brain Fart!!!Ping!!



A big thanks goes to Visualops for the Banner!!
42 posted on 07/09/2009 5:57:09 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Can't Stop the Signal!)
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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.

Jack.


43 posted on 07/09/2009 6:29:54 PM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: NonValueAdded
Why the heck did they re-brand the SciFi channel as syphie?

I am still not ready to accept SciFi as the name for 'science fiction'. Still looking forward to Caprica.

44 posted on 07/09/2009 6:31:41 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ("men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." -- Edmund Burke)
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To: GeronL
...your all invited to peruse

Thanks, I just signed on...

TPD

45 posted on 07/09/2009 6:37:35 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude (o)...Ayatollah of GlennBeckistan... keep it going brother...(o)
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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.


46 posted on 07/09/2009 6:41:50 PM PDT by GeronL ( Patriotic Insurrectionist is no longer a contradiction in terms!)
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To: GeronL

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


47 posted on 07/09/2009 6:51:57 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude (o)...Ayatollah of GlennBeckistan... keep it going brother...(o)
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To: ThreePuttinDude

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.


48 posted on 07/09/2009 8:00:16 PM PDT by GeronL ( Patriotic Insurrectionist is no longer a contradiction in terms!)
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To: NonValueAdded

I wish the new SyFy channel would start showing the old Doctor Who shows from the begining. Here’s the very first episode:

http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/xtouq_tardismedia_an-unearthly-child/video/x83cj0_an-unearthly-child-part-1_shortfilms


49 posted on 07/09/2009 10:48:56 PM PDT by FreeManWhoCan ("Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K.")
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To: AFreeBird

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...


50 posted on 07/10/2009 6:36:22 AM PDT by Hyzenthlay (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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