What The Hell Has Happened to the Syfy Channel?
First, I am still not clear on exactly why the SciFi Channel suddenly became the Syfy Channel (other than the Marketing Department, those liar, liar pants on fire fucktards). I am sure there are some black suited men, sitting behind a desk who have never liked, seen or heaven forbid — read — anything related to Science Fiction. Too bad for them, and apparently, too bad for us also.
I don’t have any answers as to why the SciFi Channel, which seemed so hopeful in terms of great, original new shows like Stargate, Stargate Atlantis, Eureka, Ghost Hunters, etc. had suddenly turned to shows like “Shark Attack Times 1000!”, “The Catfish that ate your Mother”, or “The CROC THAT ATE ATLANTIS!”. Even worse “Smackdown!”. Obviously, I was joking with those titles, but they aren’t too far off. Unfortunately, here are some real ones: “Sharktopus”, “MegaShark vs. Crocosaurus”, “Dinocroc vs. Supergator” and “Smackdown” (that one was real, and just as bad). Heaven help all of us science and fiction geeks, but that sad list goes on, on and on in terms of the films SyFy is willing to torture us with.
There are, however, some bright spots in the content downfall of the channel, and as anyone with common sense knows, there are but a few shows holding that channel together. They are: Warehouse 13, Ghost Hunters (which I used to love but is getting bor-oor-oring), and FaceOff, which is a great show that I encourage all of my peeps to check out. That is all I will watch on that channel these days, and that is just damn sad.
If I were a betting person, I would lay down lots of money that whoever was put in charge of programming once the change was made is a Godzilla fan and maybe, just maybe a zoophiliac. I know it’s hard to think about, but why else would someone choose to kill a burgeoning channel with lots of viewers? Someone cancelled great shows like Stargate Atlantis and Eureka to make way for “My Dingo Ate Your Crocodile”. Even worse, “Lost Girl” which does nothing but try to capitalize on young mens desires to see two chicks make out. Really?? She NEEDS to suck face with everyone she meets to survive? Please God tell me we are not that stupid or that ruled by our loins.
Look, I get the fact that men want to see that kind of thing. But are you willing to let a TV show eat your brain away so much that the plot no longer matters? If so, I got nothing for ya. Come on you other guys, I have more faith in you than that. Frankly, that’s what porn is for, not prime-time shows showing crap our kids can see. Eh, whatever.
Now, if you want to watch a channel that is actually Science and Fiction try the Science Channel. They are showing Fringe and they even have a show called “Dark Matters” which is what the SyFy channel promised to be, but never delivered. It can get a little gross at times, but it’s still great and informative. You know, kind of like life… and science.
Please do me a favor and stop watching the SyFy Channel just because it’s there. You now know we have the Science Channel, which gives us a lot more than “Smackdown”. And quite frankly, don’t be a dumbass consumer or teenager with a hard-on, both of whom will believe anything…. including that the Syfy Channel is still worth watching.