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Has anyone else noticed that since they changed the channel from SciFi to SyFy that the programming has gone to shit? I mean how many times are they going to show The Fifth Element this week? Every time I check the listings that stupid movie is on. What the fuck does pro-wrestling have to do with science fiction and why is the wwe on that channel? More stupid decisions by stupid people in charge of programming. Back in the day when they actually had sci-fi stuff on, it was a pretty cool channel to watch. Now all they have are reruns of their own crappy shows. I'm sick of Ghost Hunters, Eureka, Lost Girl, WWE, etc. on all the time at all hours. I can't imagine that SyFy can stay in business too much longer with their current programming.
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sorry to agree
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sorry to agree
 Quoting: CtYankee


agree as well
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sorry to agree
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agree as well
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Yea, it's pretty sad over at SyFy right now. Then again, what else could we expect. It's run by NBC and their programming has been in the toilet since Seinfeld left the airwaves back in '98.
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Lmfao, watching 5th element right now. The only thing I've got to say is, who in the fuck designed the ETs at the beginning cause they are completely useless. I mean cmon, getting trapped behind a wall? They can travel in space vast distances but when they walk the waddle around? Anyways, stupid stuff like that is why the movie is awesome lol
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I agree...the programming fell off a cliff. Similar to The Weather Channel.
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stupid low budget movies with stupid ending , booooring
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If anyone on this board has connections to NBC I just want to say that you guys at SyFy have a bevy of loyal viewers that are ready to come back to your channel. In order for that to happen, the channel needs return to its roots and put in some quality science fiction programming. By sci-fi programming I do not mean countless reruns of Stargate SG1 either. That's what made people stop watching in the first place. Put in some X-Files, Twilight Zone (original series), movies like Total Recall, and mini-series like Lost Room. Then you'll be on your way.
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Yup they have been going down hill for a while now. I don't even have cable TV any more. I watch Netflix or I stream stuff online that I wanna watch.
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stupid low budget movies with stupid ending , booooring
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Ah, yes. The good 'ol Saturday night movie about some stupid animal that was genetically fused with some other stupid animal. Piranhaconda. Really? Get a clue SyFy. Save your budget and make one or two good movies per year instead of 30 bad ones.
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agree. Most of the channels are nothing like they were set up to be. There is little music to be found on MTV, VH1, I remember when there was. Headline news has way too much stupid shit for me to watch anymore. Even the history channel has sold out to mindless reality programs. And don't let your sick child sitting up late at night watch cartoonnetwork, theres some nasty adult programming on there. I had to get off cable altogether. garbage.
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Yup they have been going down hill for a while now. I don't even have cable TV any more. I watch Netflix or I stream stuff online that I wanna watch.
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I have Dish, although I don't watch it that much anymore. I do the same and stream stuff online using the Roku. NetFlix is pretty good although they need to update their online catalog to include more contemporary movies. For DVD's I've been using Blockbuster @ Home but the service is painfully slow. Where NetFlix movies used to arrive the next day, Blockbuster takes about a week to get a movie out. I don't think that Blockbuster will survive much longer either unless they speed up their service.
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agree. Most of the channels are nothing like they were set up to be. There is little music to be found on MTV, VH1, I remember when there was. Headline news has way too much stupid shit for me to watch anymore. Even the history channel has sold out to mindless reality programs. And don't let your sick child sitting up late at night watch cartoonnetwork, theres some nasty adult programming on there. I had to get off cable altogether. garbage.
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That is exactly what I don't understand. MTV has no music on it and the same goes for the other music networks. Yet they have tons of junk that has nothing to do with music. Headline news used to be a good place to catch up on the latest happenings around the world. Now there are no more headlines, just shows about news events. It feels like tv programmers have gone full retard as of late.
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i like destination truth,but i think its in its finalseason, and the new hauntedhighway show is good.
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I used to love the History Channel until it became redneck central. Now, finding a show that actually has some historical basis to it is very difficult. Pawn Stars? Really? Ice Road Truckers was cool the first time around but do I really want to watch all those douchebags driving up and down some mountain in South America as part of a different reality show? Now H2, formerly History International, has the historical shows while History Channel has nothing but reality crap. Then again, History networks is also run by NBC. Surprise, surprise. It seems like NBC networks are all shitty. Fire everybody and start over.
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i like destination truth,but i think its in its finalseason, and the new hauntedhighway show is good.
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I used to like Warehouse 13 until they brought in the gay character. Was it really necessary to bring in someone gay? I thought the show was about science fiction. That's the problem with shows today, they bring in stuff that turns people off and then the ratings plummet. Programmers are clueless and still don't understand why people stop watching their show.
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Yup. It has gone shitty now. It was great when they had Starlight, Battlestar Galactic, etc. Now, what do they have worth watching?
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I agree with the OP too.

I noticed the decline in quality even before the SciFi/SyFy change, but it definitely accelerated after that. I often wondered why all of the really low-grade 'horror' films and other junk like wrestling was put on the channel. Some Sci-Fiers are into horror, but most of the folks I know are not; definitely not wrestling or the other C-grade or minus material that they have now.

It's all so degrading. Sci-Fi as a genre used to be interesting, futuristic, and reaching for something new. The SyFy channel is degrading. I feel like my IQ goes down when I watch it.

I find myself speculating that this is part of a trend across the media to dumb-down folks and promote a culture of violence.

Too bad... The media could have lifted humanity and taken us to better things. Instead it's all the lowest common denominator and going down from there.

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Yup. It has gone shitty now. It was great when they had Starlight, Battlestar Galactic, etc. Now, what do they have worth watching?
 Quoting: AlcoholicRunner


The WWE, of course. Just kidding. If the people at SyFy were smart, they would partner up with GLP and create a weekly "news" program based on GLP threads. Imagine the ratings that show would get especially when people are following threads like "Something just went BEZERK in the Gulf of Mexico..." People all over the world would be tuning in for those news updates. The beauty of it is that the program could put a synopsis of really long threads and condense them into a few minutes of news. I would be willing to bet that GLP News on SyFy would get better ratings than anything on CNN.

People at SyFy, are you listening? Of course not.
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Yah it totally sucks. I was a loyal Sci-Fi Channel viewer until "the dumbening" happened. I still have all my favourite shows and series and movies downloaded so I can re-create an a/v playlist based on TV Guide listings from the 90's.

I actually got rid of television once and for all after The Dumbening. I do everything online now.
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sorry to agree
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agree as well
 Quoting: 12.21.12


Yep.
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I agree with the OP too.

I noticed the decline in quality even before the SciFi/SyFy change, but it definitely accelerated after that. I often wondered why all of the really low-grade 'horror' films and other junk like wrestling was put on the channel. Some Sci-Fiers are into horror, but most of the folks I know are not; definitely not wrestling or the other C-grade or minus material that they have now.

It's all so degrading. Sci-Fi as a genre used to be interesting, futuristic, and reaching for something new. The SyFy channel is degrading. I feel like my IQ goes down when I watch it.

I find myself speculating that this is part of a trend across the media to dumb-down folks and promote a culture of violence.

Too bad... The media could have lifted humanity and taken us to better things. Instead it's all the lowest common denominator and going down from there.

Work in your garden, listen to an audio book, and marvel at the natural world around you instead.

yoda
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17893686


Agree 110%. Could not have said it better myself especially the part where you say that the media could have been used to uplift humanity. It's almost like the cabal wanted us dumbed down and that's why they put crap on tv instead of wholesome stuff. The world could be a utopia if not for the evil shit that they keep feeding us. Have you noticed that all movies now have a bad ending where the evil-doers succeed? Serial killers that live on to kill another day are the flavor of the moment, it seems.
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Yah it totally sucks. I was a loyal Sci-Fi Channel viewer until "the dumbening" happened. I still have all my favourite shows and series and movies downloaded so I can re-create an a/v playlist based on TV Guide listings from the 90's.

I actually got rid of television once and for all after The Dumbening. I do everything online now.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12790821


TPTB cringe when they hear that people are leaving tv for the web. They can't control the flow of information online like they can over tv. They tried to control the internet several times and have failed miserably. AOL tried to be a hub of information but didn't last long. MySpace, then Facebook, also tried to control information but people are leaving in droves. Wikipedia is also a hub of information but no one believes anything on there anymore. It seems like the days of media control of the masses are numbered and that has scared the hell out of TPTB.
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Yup. It has gone shitty now. It was great when they had Starlight, Battlestar Galactic, etc. Now, what do they have worth watching?
 Quoting: AlcoholicRunner


The WWE, of course. Just kidding. If the people at SyFy were smart, they would partner up with GLP and create a weekly "news" program based on GLP threads. Imagine the ratings that show would get especially when people are following threads like "Something just went BEZERK in the Gulf of Mexico..." People all over the world would be tuning in for those news updates. The beauty of it is that the program could put a synopsis of really long threads and condense them into a few minutes of news. I would be willing to bet that GLP News on SyFy would get better ratings than anything on CNN.

People at SyFy, are you listening? Of course not.
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Now THAT's a top idea. It was one of the scenarios we discussed actually. That the whole deal was a script in the making. We uncovered all this stuff, and realised it was the research for FRINGE! LOL. (the stuff we uncovered, not the thread - that's still an on going process)

I used to look on with envy here in Australia at the US SciFi channel, as our version was totally shit. Then we got pretty much all you guys got in the US.

Pretty dull. And it's not f'ing sci-fi!!! A lot of it is horror or fantasy.

Surely, with so much stuff to choose from -

Lost in Space, Land of the Giants, Captain Scarlet, Thunderbirds, U.F.O, Space Above and Beyond, Battlestar Galactica (old and new), Buck Rogers, The Tomorrow People, Dark Skies (not falling skies), Defying Gravity, Babylon 5, Survivors (not the game show), V (old and new), X-files, Farscape, Firefly, The Outer Limits, Time Tunnel, The Invaders, Quantum Leap, Heros, Sliders, Dark Angel, Andromeda, Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, Quark, The 4400, BLAKE's 7, Space 1999, Roswell, Lexx, Earth 2, Millenium, Earth Final Conflict, Planet of the Apes, Taken, Aeon Flux, Primeval, Cruisade, In Search Of, Giant Robot, SeaQuest DSV, Battleship Yamato, Battle of the Planets, hell, even MacGyver!

- they could do a better mix.

I'm not even listing all the anime or old sci-fi cartoons.

Plus of course we have all the Star Treks etc.

They could pick up Dark Skies, Defying Gravity, Heroes right now and they'd be a success. (especially Defying Gravity, which pissed me off enough to write to them after they canned it.)

Oh, and Caprica. How could they can Caprica!!

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Talk about declines, what about the 'History Channel'. There's no history on it anymore. It's all 'Pawn Star' marathons an alligator hunting. WTF????
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Talk about declines, what about the 'History Channel'. There's no history on it anymore. It's all 'Pawn Star' marathons an alligator hunting. WTF????
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 20096532


I call the History Channel the UFO Hitler Channel because a few years back all it was was UFO and Hitler documentaries.
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Talk about declines, what about the 'History Channel'. There's no history on it anymore. It's all 'Pawn Star' marathons an alligator hunting. WTF????
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 20096532


Yeah. Was either Nazi everythging, or Pawn..

Actually, the OZ version does have some good stuff. I sent an email to the program director congratulating him on a lot of the more 'fringe' 911 stuff that we talk about here.

He aired the Loose Change vids, Architects for Truth, Plane Site etc, which was a really amazing to see on TV.

But some more genuine history would be great. The 70's had some cool things. Even they would fit!
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Yup. It has gone shitty now. It was great when they had Starlight, Battlestar Galactic, etc. Now, what do they have worth watching?
 Quoting: AlcoholicRunner


It really has. I kinda got hooked with reruns of SG-1 before the channel moved to digital only, but apparently didn't miss much as good scifi programs dropped away and wrestling and bad movies came on board.

It's also kind of freaky how more and more programs across networks have similar characters played by stunningly lookalike actors and actressess.

On the other hand, it's been kind of fun to see the characters bleed across shows in episodes occasionally. Thinking of W13 and Eureka, primarily, but there are others.

Oh well...
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Talk about declines, what about the 'History Channel'. There's no history on it anymore. It's all 'Pawn Star' marathons an alligator hunting. WTF????
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 20096532


Yeah. Was either Nazi everythging, or Pawn..

Actually, the OZ version does have some good stuff. I sent an email to the program director congratulating him on a lot of the more 'fringe' 911 stuff that we talk about here.

He aired the Loose Change vids, Architects for Truth, Plane Site etc, which was a really amazing to see on TV.

But some more genuine history would be great. The 70's had some cool things. Even they would fit!
 Quoting: BadHairDay


A friend of mine with a Ph.D in history referred to its programming as 'all Hitler, all the time...'

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