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globex
February 10th, 2008, 07:34 PM
I right in disgust. Although, its not a great way to begin in a new community. The new content that in the Sci FI is terrible to say the least.


Come on Tin Man!!!. A blatant rip off of the Wizard of Oz for gods sake. The thought that they are airing such turd other than SG1? Sci Fi is mainly targeted towards 13+, people like us who like watching proper quality entertainment unlike the average joe bloe who loves watching reality tv shows.

Another example, of crummy entertainment is Ghost hunters when did ghost hunting become a part of the sci fi genre?

So why is the SCi Fi Channel opting for cheap television?

Teelie
February 10th, 2008, 07:42 PM
Tin Man wasn't a blatant rip-off. In fact it was clearly and openly inspired by the original story (a retelling as they put it). The rest is pretty much spot on though. I barely tolerate but don't watch Ghost Hunters as it falls in closely with the sister genre of Fantasy but otherwise there's not much reason to air it. Nothing excuses wrestling on Sci Fi though.

globex
February 10th, 2008, 07:51 PM
I apologise for being so blunt and agressive in my statements. However, I write in anger to see quality shows which bring rating and have a enormous fanbase which the show creates.

Is battlestar galattica Sci Fi? I think not. Some of the shows that SCi fi channel show is absolute :turd:
This unfortunetly, would be the downturn of the SCi Fi channel. I wouldn't be suprise to see it axed.

if the directors/producers are reading this...read the following.

I would love to see re-creation of Issac asmov books/short stories.


I hope for my hunger for Sci Fi content and the fanbase.

Lord batchi ball
February 10th, 2008, 08:06 PM
Well I think BSG is Sci Fi. I mean what other genre would it be?

However I do agree with Ghost Hunters being absolute crap. *Oh somthing touched me!!!* :eek: ITS CALLED A TWITCH YOU TWIT!!!!. There thats what I think do with it what you will.

globex
February 10th, 2008, 08:18 PM
Well I think BSG is Sci Fi. I mean what other genre would it be?

adventure/action although, in terms of content I think its lackluster.

Bey0nd
February 18th, 2008, 10:05 AM
Well I think BSG is Sci Fi. I mean what other genre would it be?


Apart from the fact its set in 'space' there isn't much science in the show anymore. Some would class it as fantasy like Buffy others might say it ditched the scifi for drama, political commentary, soap etc

Cynycal
February 18th, 2008, 10:16 PM
I believe BSG chooses to focus a bit more on the human condition rather than the science, that doesn't however mean that it isn't science fiction, there is a great deal of drama there this is true.. it is a well acted show as well, but I still prefer my Stargate

but yeah...ghost hunters, wrestling I mean that kinda crap belongs on some bottom feeder like spike tv

beyond that.. most of the sci fi originals are horrible specifically the movies I'm so sick of their "creature" films

philstar22
February 18th, 2008, 10:20 PM
I definately agree, though I do love BSG. What exactly are they showing that is sci-fi? BSG isn't airing until April for some reason. That is more than a year after it last aired. SG1 is cancelled. Atlantis is still going, but that is about it.

Mostly it has become a horror channel. They show all those low budget tv horror movies now that no one actually watches. That stuff does not belong on a scifi channel.

ManiacMike
February 21st, 2008, 12:03 AM
Tin man wasen't a rip-off just a continuation lol

Did you not watch the show?


But I do agree that Sci-fi channel has been getting crap tv shows on...

ECW...

Nuff said.

Acolyte Of Bli'l'ab
February 21st, 2008, 11:54 AM
I gave up with the sci-fi channel and canceled my subscription happily. I agree most of whats on the channel isnt really sci-fi, more like space fantasy or space-drama, but most sci-fi fans seem to be anti-sci-fi sci-fi fans and prefer that kind of drama anyway. If your unhappy with sci-fi shows as I am, id recomend making your own stuff or reading books, theres plenty of great writing out there still :)

Lord batchi ball
February 21st, 2008, 09:43 PM
adventure/action although, in terms of content I think its lackluster.

[/QUOTE]Bey0nd:Apart from the fact its set in 'space' there isn't much science in the show anymore. Some would class it as fantasy like Buffy others might say it ditched the scifi for drama, political commentary, soap etc.[/QUOTE]

Well I get what your both saying but still its not a set on Earth its on a different timline, They are in space in space vessals with "jump" capibilites. IMHO that would be considered Sci Fi.

Xicer
February 22nd, 2008, 08:33 PM
Well just because the setting and background is sci-fiesque, its really not the feeling you get from the show and not exactly what a lot of people watch it for. Many people care about the characters, the drama, and the action and that's exactly what the show is full of. While I do like the new BSG and think its an OK show, its not very good science fiction.

philstar22
February 23rd, 2008, 01:47 AM
Scifi is a very broad genre. Look at Stargate. It has mythology and things like the Ancients. Those are not typical scifi things. Should Stargate be classed as fantasy? No, because shows can span more than one genre. It is the same with Battlestar Galactica. It is a scifi show, but it also is a drama show. It definately belongs on the Scifi channel.

Pharaoh Atem
February 23rd, 2008, 05:26 AM
I right in disgust. Although, its not a great way to begin in a new community. The new content that in the Sci FI is terrible to say the least.


Come on Tin Man!!!. A blatant rip off of the Wizard of Oz for gods sake. The thought that they are airing such turd other than SG1? Sci Fi is mainly targeted towards 13+, people like us who like watching proper quality entertainment unlike the average joe bloe who loves watching reality tv shows. it's called re-imagining ...take BSG 2004 as a example


Another example, of crummy entertainment is Ghost hunters when did ghost hunting become a part of the sci fi genre?



it's one the highest rated shows on the channel and ghost and the unknown fit into the scifi genre perfectly :)

SyFyFantasy
February 23rd, 2008, 04:58 PM
Scifi is a very broad genre. Look at Stargate. It has mythology and things like the Ancients. Those are not typical scifi things. Should Stargate be classed as fantasy? No, because shows can span more than one genre. It is the same with Battlestar Galactica. It is a scifi show, but it also is a drama show. It definately belongs on the Scifi channel.

Agree, agree, agree..... BUT I would love to see BSG go to HBO (I know, it's too late now). But think about it (just fantasize with me for a moment): leave the Sci-Fi Channel to air its wrestling, its horror-fest, its Ghost Hunters and its 'Boa vs. Python'. (I can almost hear the crickets chirping)....

We hard-core, sci-fi fans would be treated to a new HBO category:
HBO-SciFi
No commercials, no censuring. Aaaaah, oooooooh, yeeeeeeah!!!

I've been begging HBO for 3 or 4 years now. I think they stopped reading my letters. I would be so thrilled if HBO would do that. But oh, well.... I'm not holding my breath.

I do understand that for those of us (myself included) who don't have premium channels, would lose out. But I used to have HBO just to watch "Six Feet Under" (followed all five years... and Carnival too!!). Would I purchase HBO for a Sci-Fi category? You bet!:)

OK, end of fantasy. (was that as good for you as it was for me??).....

THe KiKO peRsON
February 23rd, 2008, 08:56 PM
I live in australia, and wow - the American Sci-Fi Channel is really messed up. Wrestling? Ghost shows? I don't think ghost shows are science fiction. For one thing: They're supposed to be REALITY. science fiction, is just that: Fiction. My mum watches a channel called W just about every Saturday night, cause they've got a Paranormal night on. That's what ghost shows are, paranormal. And how, in the name of anything, did wrestling get on the channel?

Traveler Enroute1
February 25th, 2008, 07:05 PM
Well, some of the shows on SciFi are crappy, although they've had a few on my re-look list (The mini -series Bermuda triangle/time travel movie with Catherine Bell comes to mind, and I did like Tin Man.). Actually, the promo ads for "the most violent night on television" are a hoot; better than the movies they make! ("Split in half, built a nest and then mated with itself.") ROTFL!

What bothers me more than the low budget movies are the ever intrusive banner ads that are so prominent IN THE FIRST RUN EPISODES! Having a strip of the picture blocked by dayglo splashes of some show, covering up details we can't see to figure out the plot - that's just plain self defeating. Are they trying to drive viewers away? I don't even know what show they're pushing because I'm trying to follow the show that's ON, d'uh.

And while I'm on that rant, what's with the promos giving away the ending of cliff-hanger eps? After the "the building IS the bomb" fiasco in season 9, it was said that TPTB would strive for more control or oversight in the promo production. Yet it's happened again: how ludicrous is it to give the potential viewer a line like "You won't believe what happens in the last five minutes!" And then SHOW you before you've seen the epsiode?

Just sayin', Sci-Fi still has me because of Stargate Atlantis, for now. Sometimes they get it right. I like Ani-Monday, and even a stray classic sci-fi movie when they get them. I just want them to get it right more often. [/rant] :o