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2006-08-24 01:09:35 PM  
O RLY? Because ECW wrestling is just so Sci-Fi!
 
2006-08-24 01:09:45 PM  
In other news, Generalissmo Francisco Franco is still dead.
 
2006-08-24 01:09:49 PM  
It still doesn't change the fact that they cancelled MST3K and have sucked dog balls ever since.
 
2006-08-24 01:09:53 PM  
Whatever you call it, show more Twilight Zone.
 
2006-08-24 01:10:09 PM  
*Shocking*
no, not really, the first FA was fake when we first looked at it.
 
2006-08-24 01:10:17 PM  
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Unavailable for comment.
 
2006-08-24 01:10:20 PM  
Nerds rejoice?
 
2006-08-24 01:10:46 PM  
I'm more impressed by Subby's 40 year old Virgin Sci FI reference than anything in that article.
 
2006-08-24 01:11:32 PM  
KiesteredBeetle: It still doesn't change the fact that they cancelled MST3K and have sucked dog balls ever since.

Yeah, I don't give a shiat whether they changed their name or not. In the other thread we were pretty much just biatching about the channel itself.
 
2006-08-24 01:11:34 PM  
I say they shove the ECW through the stargate to that planet that's getting sucked up by a black hole.
 
2006-08-24 01:12:21 PM  
[image from internationalhero.co.uk too old to be available]

Is this connected to the end of the 'catch and release' program for illegal aliens?
 
2006-08-24 01:12:47 PM  
Shostie: I say they shove the ECW through the stargate to that planet that's getting sucked up by a black hole.

As long as they don't go swimming, this should be no problem.
 
2006-08-24 01:14:08 PM  
Heh... other thread go bye-bye...
 
2006-08-24 01:15:00 PM  
Perhaps they should change the name to TechTV instead?
 
2006-08-24 01:15:19 PM  
I, for one, am shocked.

/SHOCKED!
 
2006-08-24 01:15:26 PM  
Are sci-fi fans so miffed about a little wrestling on "their" television channel that they're reduced to producing fake press releases? It seems so silly to me ...
 
2006-08-24 01:16:08 PM  
In worse news, Sci-Fi intends to merge with the Ozygen and Liftime channels, giving nerds some exposure to women.

//quickly ducks under chair to avoid flying D & D books.
 
2006-08-24 01:16:12 PM  
Nerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrdssssssssssssssssssss
 
2006-08-24 01:17:51 PM  
At least they got rid of the John Edwards crap. Who thought that was prime time television on any channel?
 
2006-08-24 01:18:26 PM  
First adding wrestling, then canning SG1. What's next, mansquito vs frankenfish?
 
2006-08-24 01:18:36 PM  
Real Nerds don't watch TV they get TIVO

TiVo FTW!!!

I don't have to watch any channel now, I just season pass something and then let it roll. I haven't watched normal TV in about a year
 
2006-08-24 01:19:16 PM  
See, when I am watching a channel, and a show comes on that I don't like (ECW), I have this thing called a "remote" that I can "flip around" with.

That is, if I haven't had the remote in my hand already, constantly flipping around during every commercial anyway, usually forgetting that I was watching the new Dr. Who and settling into an old X-Files repeat with Mulder's old girlfriend that may be a vampire.

I don't get mad and write letters and issue fake news releases. That takes a lot of work.
 
2006-08-24 01:20:15 PM  
I'm glad they didn't change their name.

Otherwise I couldn't still call the asshats Skiffy.
 
2006-08-24 01:20:27 PM  
All_Farked_Up: First adding wrestling, then canning SG1. What's next, mansquito vs frankenfish?

Only after Snakes on a plane crashes into Tail spin or whatever that mutated scorpions on a plane movie was called.
 
2006-08-24 01:20:48 PM  
OH NOES! WRESTLING!

I mean, come on, Kevin "Mordecai" Fertig is now some vampire guy. Is that not sci-fi enough for you? And everyone knows that Vince McMahon isn't human.

Go watch G4TV or something you nerds.
 
2006-08-24 01:20:48 PM  
In other news, Farker who attempted hoax has story removed from front-page to hide evidence of major case of self-PWNAGE as nerds pass up bait, simply biatch about how SciFi is teh suxxorz regardless.
 
2006-08-24 01:21:46 PM  
Meh, I'll start watching when they bring back Small Wonder.
 
2006-08-24 01:21:56 PM  
How did Sci-Fi get associated with nerds? I think rabid sports fans who paint themselves up and attach their ego to how well some strangers from their home town throw a ball around look like bigger assholes than the occasional fanatic who wears their Starfleet dress uniform to church.

The Larry the Cable Guy movie is in video stores right now, BTW. Just FYI.
 
2006-08-24 01:22:51 PM  
Barnabusjones: Real Nerds don't watch TV they get TIVO

TiVo FTW!!!

I don't have to watch any channel now, I just season pass something and then let it roll. I haven't watched normal TV in about a year


Yes, but didn't some VP over at SciFi state that fans shouldn't Tivo their programming?

/Wonders if some sort of strange chemical or biological agent has been released in media corporation offices worldwide.
 
2006-08-24 01:22:59 PM  
Mugato

How did Sci-Fi get associated with nerds? I think rabid sports fans who paint themselves up and attach their ego to how well some strangers from their home town throw a ball around look like bigger assholes than the occasional fanatic who wears their Starfleet dress uniform to church.

When did "nerd" become equated with "asshole."

Your rant made no sense.

/nerd
//watches more Discovery than Sci-Fi
 
2006-08-24 01:25:24 PM  
It just goes to show you: just because you're a nerd doesn't mean you're smart.

/insert picture of Lanny Poffo here
 
2006-08-24 01:25:40 PM  
equusdc: In other news, Farker who attempted hoax has story removed from front-page to hide evidence of major case of self-PWNAGE as nerds pass up bait, simply biatch about how SciFi is teh suxxorz regardless.

More like somebody with less of a sense of humor than the 76 year-old "Meow" granny complained to the admins about the link when the story was pulled by PR Web.

...but that's just my take on it. I thought the posts in the original thread were hilarious.
 
2006-08-24 01:27:16 PM  
The Sci-Fi Channel is getting desperate for programming. I even saw they were airing "Law & Order" episodes on there but saying it was OK because they are "Sci-Fi themed" Law & Order episodes. Riiiiiiiiiight.
 
2006-08-24 01:27:41 PM  
/insert picture of Lanny Poffo here

Ok.

[image from thecheappop.com too old to be available]
 
2006-08-24 01:27:58 PM  
tonesskin: OH NOES! WRESTLING!

It's just weird, you know. One minute, you're watching a clever, light series about a federal marshal-turned-sheriff of a town full of hyper-geniuses, then the next you're blasted with a chorus about bodies falling to the ground. It just doesn't seem to fit.

I don't really have much problem with it. I just turn the channel. I have more issue with the cancellation of SG-1.
 
2006-08-24 01:30:57 PM  
English version of Lucha Libre? Farking sweet!
 
2006-08-24 01:33:36 PM  
Well, ECW on Sci-fi is probably a great example to show that a) even especialized TV is going down the crapper (surprise surprise) and b) Vince McMahon is insane/senile/retarded and forgot how to do business.

Someone bring in a couple of reality shows and maybe Paris Hilton and we may be able to kill Sci-Fi. Might be doing it a favor at this rate.
 
2006-08-24 01:35:13 PM  
Well, ECW on Sci-fi is probably a great example to show that a) even especialized TV is going down the crapper (surprise surprise) and b) Vince McMahon is insane/senile/retarded and forgot how to do business.

Vince forgot how to do business? Are you farking kidding? Wow.
 
2006-08-24 01:37:26 PM  
Well, ECW on Sci-fi is probably a great example to show that a) even especialized TV is going down the crapper (surprise surprise) and b) Vince McMahon is insane/senile/retarded and forgot how to do business.

Someone bring in a couple of reality shows and maybe Paris Hilton and we may be able to kill Sci-Fi. Might be doing it a favor at this rate.


Just so you know, ECW is the highest-rated show on Sci-Fi right now.
 
2006-08-24 01:37:28 PM  
Agree on MST3K. As if they didn't screw with it enough while it was running (and they wondered why the ratings were stumbling. It's not like anyone knew when it would ever be on so we could, you know, WATCH)
 
2006-08-24 01:38:33 PM  
Since when has the Sci-Fi channel been about Sci-Fi? No seriously. For as long as I can remember cheesy horror movies (and shows) have dominated any Sci-Fi offerings on the Sci-Fi channel.
 
2006-08-24 01:38:52 PM  
LesserEvil
Yes, but didn't some VP over at SciFi state that fans shouldn't Tivo their programming?


What? Fark that! If I can't Tivo it, I don't watch it.

Ok, well I must admit that in the morning I watch CNN on the TV in the bathroom while I shower and get dressed. But otherwise I don't watch anything that isn't a DVD or Tivo'ed.
 
2006-08-24 01:40:02 PM  
Al Boondy

Just so you know, ECW is the highest-rated show on Sci-Fi right now.

That's what I thought, too, but I was too lazy to look it up. I know that saying Vince has lost all business-sense is a moranic thing to say, though.
 
2006-08-24 01:40:18 PM  
Link:

Okay, now let's talk about 2.8. 2.8 is the rating ECW #1 got. "Farscape" never got to 2.0 during its ENTIRE run. SciFi did backflips and wrote many a press release when "Doctor Who" got a *1.3*. Do the math.
 
2006-08-24 01:41:09 PM  
Shostie
I have more issue with the cancellation of SG-1.


I still watch SG-1 but I don't much enjoy it lately. I think it's jumped the shark in a big way. "200" was pretty cool but the one before that with the hyperspace slugs turning bears into mutant CGI monsters... Please, that was just stupid.

Bring back Firefly!
 
2006-08-24 01:43:15 PM  
Jument
Bring back Firefly!

God, don't I wish
 
2006-08-24 01:44:17 PM  
ECW is so farking gay. I hope the cancel that shiat soon...in all honesty its worse than WWE
 
2006-08-24 01:44:31 PM  
ok, yay, I can watch TV again
 
2006-08-24 01:44:49 PM  
IXI Jim IXI: Jument
Bring back Firefly!

God, don't I wish


You and me both.
 
2006-08-24 01:45:52 PM  
Al Boondy: Okay, now let's talk about 2.8. 2.8 is the rating ECW #1 got. "Farscape" never got to 2.0 during its ENTIRE run. SciFi did backflips and wrote many a press release when "Doctor Who" got a *1.3*. Do the math.

So what.. It's still not "sci-fi". It's just a lame watered down version of a dead fed.
 
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