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(TV By the Numbers)   Do you dislike "Sharknado" and sequels on your SyFy? Network executives feel your pain, and are developing multiple reality series covering billionaires, horror houses, pyrotechnics and disaster survivalists to entertain you   (tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com) divider line 36
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2014-05-01 01:08:33 PM
I don't care what programming they put on SyFy. It has been years since I watched anything on that channel and it's not on the favorites list on my remote, so I don't even accidentally see programs there.  They can show whatever makes them happy.
 
2014-05-01 01:31:18 PM

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What a SyFy Network executive may look like

 
2014-05-01 01:31:22 PM

Steve Zodiac: I don't care what programming they put on SyFy. It has been years since I watched anything on that channel and it's not on the favorites list on my remote, so I don't even accidentally see programs there.  They can show whatever makes them happy.


While it's distressing that they keep putting so much 'reality' craps on TV, they do have some decent scripted series still.

Continuum is worth watching, and has changed in tone fairly dramatically this season.

Metal Hurlant Chronicles is pulpy and low budget, but entertaining.

Of course, SyFy didn't develop either of them, they just optioned them from foreign networks.
 
2014-05-01 01:42:47 PM
Let's start by changing the name back to SciFi.....
 
2014-05-01 01:47:47 PM
if they pick up almost human i will forget/forgive the past few  years.  I found the first sharknado movie a watchable terrible terrible movie of the same ilk of killer klowns from outer space.
 
2014-05-01 02:09:20 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Steve Zodiac: I don't care what programming they put on SyFy. It has been years since I watched anything on that channel and it's not on the favorites list on my remote, so I don't even accidentally see programs there.  They can show whatever makes them happy.

While it's distressing that they keep putting so much 'reality' craps on TV, they do have some decent scripted series still.

Continuum is worth watching, and has changed in tone fairly dramatically this season.

Metal Hurlant Chronicles is pulpy and low budget, but entertaining.

Of course, SyFy didn't develop either of them, they just optioned them from foreign networks.


True of pretty much all their good shows nowadays, Usually co-opted from a Canadian channel, and then proclaimed as a Syfy production.
 
2014-05-01 02:12:37 PM
I might be willing to watch a reality show about billionaires and pyrotechnics, depending on the combination methodology.
 
2014-05-01 02:22:23 PM
Horror Houses? So close....
 
2014-05-01 02:31:02 PM
well, fark and i thought they were getting better

metal hurlant is good, even if at times the endings are predictable
 
2014-05-01 02:33:46 PM
Got to say. I really liked Helix.

Too bad, though, that the best Science-Fiction program on TV right now isn't even on their channel.

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2014-05-01 02:39:52 PM

KatjaMouse: Got to say. I really liked Helix.


The wife and I kept watching it, even though half the show we were screaming at the characters to not do stupid things, and most of our discussions about what was going on revolved around 'why are they so stupid?' and 'why do we keep watching this show?'  Yet watch it we did.  They must have done something right, despite not particularly liking any of the characters by the end.
 
2014-05-01 02:42:22 PM
Good thing they canceled MST3K which costed like what, $50 per episode to make? For these movies.

/actually prefers Rifftrax
//but that's not the point
 
2014-05-01 02:42:57 PM

palelizard: KatjaMouse: Got to say. I really liked Helix.

The wife and I kept watching it, even though half the show we were screaming at the characters to not do stupid things, and most of our discussions about what was going on revolved around 'why are they so stupid?' and 'why do we keep watching this show?'  Yet watch it we did.  They must have done something right, despite not particularly liking any of the characters by the end.


Do either of you know if it will continue?  I suppose it's possible with where they left it.  But it won't be the same now that they're not largely confined to the base.
 
2014-05-01 02:44:31 PM

palelizard: KatjaMouse: Got to say. I really liked Helix.

The wife and I kept watching it, even though half the show we were screaming at the characters to not do stupid things, and most of our discussions about what was going on revolved around 'why are they so stupid?' and 'why do we keep watching this show?'  Yet watch it we did.  They must have done something right, despite not particularly liking any of the characters by the end.


You mean like "We're on our snow mobiles to safety. Let's turn these mother farkers around and head back to the station!"

Or "Okay, strange lady I have no personal attachment to. You're obviously infected so you can totally bunk in my room but you have to stay super quiet, okay?"

I was really hooked into the first 6 episodes because it was all about the contagion itself and I really enjoy CDC type stories.
 
2014-05-01 02:45:16 PM

Diogenes: Do either of you know if it will continue? I suppose it's possible with where they left it. But it won't be the same now that they're not largely confined to the base.


Yup. They got a definite renewal.
 
2014-05-01 02:46:00 PM
SyFy programming has really gone into the toilet and I wish someone would do a curtesy flush.  I thought one of their recent additions "metal hurlant" staring Joe Flanigan from SG Atlantis fame might be worth a watch. I couldn't make it through 15 minutes of that crap.
 
2014-05-01 02:49:14 PM
Now there is a lot of justified hatred towards SyFy in this thread, I totes get that. But I have to say I do like Face Off and Jim Henson's Creature Shop because I really enjoy the industry talent side that you don't get a look into too often. Also SKEKSIS!
 
2014-05-01 02:53:53 PM
The last good thing I saw on Sci Fi channel was Crash and Burn.
www.strictlysplatter.com
 
2014-05-01 02:56:29 PM

skozlaw: The last good thing I saw on Sci Fi channel was Crash and Burn.
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Is that any relation to Robot Jox?  Sure looks like it.
 
2014-05-01 03:07:22 PM

NeoCortex42: Is that any relation to Robot Jox? Sure looks like it.


One of the producers from Robot Jox made it and advertised it as a sequel in some markets but, otherwise, no. As I remember it, the giant robot isn't even in the movie as anything other than a rusty pile of metal for most of its running time.
 
2014-05-01 03:08:43 PM
How about some science fiction for a change?  Even old out-of-circulation sci-fi movies?  Especially those, even ;)
 
2014-05-01 03:26:47 PM
Didn't they fire off press releases a few weeks ago about how they were going to try to become more Science Fiction Programming, like with Expanse and stuff?

And now they're doing this?
 
2014-05-01 03:31:34 PM

Brick-House: SyFy programming has really gone into the toilet and I wish someone would do a curtesy flush.  I thought one of their recent additions "metal hurlant" staring Joe Flanigan from SG Atlantis fame might be worth a watch. I couldn't make it through 15 minutes of that crap.


Depending on which one you watched you may like another episode more.  It's an anthology style show, each episode is essentially self contained with a unique plot.
 
2014-05-01 03:49:03 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Brick-House: SyFy programming has really gone into the toilet and I wish someone would do a curtesy flush.  I thought one of their recent additions "metal hurlant" staring Joe Flanigan from SG Atlantis fame might be worth a watch. I couldn't make it through 15 minutes of that crap.

Depending on which one you watched you may like another episode more.  It's an anthology style show, each episode is essentially self contained with a unique plot.


and they range in styles from space opera to twighlight zonish
 
2014-05-01 03:55:54 PM

KatjaMouse: palelizard: KatjaMouse: Got to say. I really liked Helix.

The wife and I kept watching it, even though half the show we were screaming at the characters to not do stupid things, and most of our discussions about what was going on revolved around 'why are they so stupid?' and 'why do we keep watching this show?'  Yet watch it we did.  They must have done something right, despite not particularly liking any of the characters by the end.

You mean like "We're on our snow mobiles to safety. Let's turn these mother farkers around and head back to the station!"

Or "Okay, strange lady I have no personal attachment to. You're obviously infected so you can totally bunk in my room but you have to stay super quiet, okay?"

I was really hooked into the first 6 episodes because it was all about the contagion itself and I really enjoy CDC type stories.


Among others: "Hey, I'm in the final stages of dying from a spinal tumor but I think it would be best to journey in place of someone else on a life saving mission to the ends of the earth where people will rely in my health and abilities."  I don't care how hot adult Hermione is, her decision jeopardized everyone, and that was made BEFORE everything went to hell.

"Hey, this morning they implanted special RFID chips in our hands for base access and now we've found a corpse with a severed hand.  There's no reason we should deactivate dead guy's access at all." The head of security clearly got his job through nepotism.

Ugh.  It was as if there was a secret gas in the air of the facility that prevented anyone from making good decisions.  Given some options, they chose poorly every time.  The horrifying fall-out from all the secret keeping was bad, but as I think about it, yeah, if I'd made decisions that bad, I wouldn't want anyone to find out either.

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2014-05-01 03:59:05 PM
They are actually working on some scripted stuff that sounds good. I'm particularly interested in see if they pick up the pilots they ordered for these:

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2014-05-01 04:35:28 PM
Thanks to "reality programming", SyFy is nothing but a black hole of suckitude. But then, so is the History Channel and it's 24-hour pawn shop/garage sale crapfest. If video killed the radio star, reality programming will kill off cable TV. And Netflix will be laughing all the way to the bank.
 
2014-05-01 05:01:08 PM

Lackofname: Didn't they fire off press releases a few weeks ago about how they were going to try to become more Science Fiction Programming, like with Expanse and stuff?

And now they're doing this?


Really looking forward to The Expanse series. Though if they fark it up I will be officially done with them.
 
2014-05-01 05:54:09 PM

Danger Avoid Death: Thanks to "reality programming", SyFy is nothing but a black hole of suckitude. But then, so is the History Channel and it's 24-hour pawn shop/garage sale crapfest. If video killed the radio star, reality programming will kill off cable TV. And Netflix will be laughing all the way to the bank.


The massive influx of stupid reality shows was the main reason I got rid of cable a few years ago. Got tired of paying for 250 channels of garbage, and not finding anything good to watch most nights...and when I DID find something good, it was mostly on one of the broadcast networks, which I'm now getting FREE over-the-air!
 
2014-05-01 06:20:26 PM
FYI:

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2014-05-01 06:29:59 PM
I actually liked Chase and Estate of Panic. Those two show being brought back would be cool.
 
2014-05-01 07:02:28 PM
No pre-love for the upcoming Wil Wheaton project there? For shame.
 
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2014-05-01 08:51:51 PM
Hmm... I was kinda hoping they picked up "Doomsday Castle" from NatGeo to give them a second season.  Too bad.
 
2014-05-01 09:22:12 PM

palelizard: Ugh. It was as if there was a secret gas in the air of the facility that prevented anyone from making good decisions.


Yeah, but characters making good, right-the-first-time decisions in either scifi or horror movies would lead to the most boring plots in history.

Instead of "Oh god! The reactor door is jammed -lets get into hazard suits and risk a once-in-a-million fix.. YAY THE RADIATION STOPPED!",
it would be "Oh thank god! We closed the reactor door in no time flat. Let's call the EPA, then have a light lunch on the way to those congressional hearings..."
 
2014-05-02 08:21:56 AM
Sometimes I start to regret cancelling my cable. Then I read something like this and it reminds me exactly why I cancelled my cable, and all is well again.
 
2014-05-02 08:26:58 AM

albert71292: Danger Avoid Death: Thanks to "reality programming", SyFy is nothing but a black hole of suckitude. But then, so is the History Channel and it's 24-hour pawn shop/garage sale crapfest. If video killed the radio star, reality programming will kill off cable TV. And Netflix will be laughing all the way to the bank.

The massive influx of stupid reality shows was the main reason I got rid of cable a few years ago. Got tired of paying for 250 channels of garbage, and not finding anything good to watch most nights...and when I DID find something good, it was mostly on one of the broadcast networks, which I'm now getting FREE over-the-air!


Yeah, same here. When channels like Science, NatGeo, History, and Discovery started filling their schedules with reality TV programming, I GTFO. Between Neflix and Hulu Plus I'm relatively OK with it still.
 
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