Sunday, September 06, 2009

Wither SF on the SF Channel?

Well, it's labor day weekend, the weekend of TV marathons.

And what are they showing on the Syfy channel (formerly the SciFi Channel)?

Well, garbage. A "reality" show called Destination Truth, which investigates the paranormal. Then, this evening, no quality sci fi either - like the classics such as Time Tunnel, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, the original Outer Limits, Men In Space, etc. etc. and etc. No, instead we get one of their abysmal movies, Malibu Shark Attack, about prehistoirc sharks that terrorize scenic California. Then we get Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus. Then we get Spring Break Shark Attack.

I'm sensing a theme here...

Yes, next is Deep Blue Sea. Smart sharks turn a research lab's staff into fish food. Atr least it's got Samuel L. Jackson, but it sounds similar to Jaws 3. (While I loved Jaws, I didn't bother to see its sequels, but I've seen trailers.)

Next is Hammerhead: Shark Frenzy.

Then, after a single episode of The Twilight Zone late at night, and after a few TV paid spots, what is happening on Labor Day itself? More paranormal crap! Ghost Hunters and then Ghost Whisperers.

No wonder they changed their name from SciFi Channel to SyFy. Siffy. Sh*tty!

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