Sunday, April 10, 2011
The Unanimous...Negative Opinions of the SyFy Channel Are There if You Look For Them
Quite frankly....I challenge anyone to find (non-stealth marketed....unpaid for...legitimate....positive reviews of the SyFy Channel from legitimate sources)
quote - On March 16, 2009, Sci Fi announced that it would be changing its name to Syfy, to end confusion over how to capitalize and stylize their name and as part of an on-going rebranding effort. Network officials also noted that, unlike the generic term "sci fi", which represents the entire science fiction genre, the term "Syfy" can be protected by trademark and therefore would be easier to market on other goods or services without fear of confusion with other companies' products. The only significant previous use of the term "Syfy" in relation to science fiction was by the website Syfy Portal, which became Airlock Alpha after selling the brand to NBC Universal (represented by a shell company) in February. Reaction to the new name has been largely negative, with people often pronouncing Syfy as "Siffy", "Skiffy", or "See Fee" to make fun of the name change. The parody news anchor Stephen Colbert made fun of the name change by giving the channel a "Tip of the Hat" for "spelling the name the way it's pronounced" and noting that "the tide is turning in my long fought battle against the insidious 'soft C'". The new name took effect on July 7, 2009. Syfy is in the process of making more reality shows and edging farther away from science fiction programming, and has been making a conscious effort to do this since the 1990s, also to significant negative response, which alleges Syfy is succumbing to channel drift. - unquote
Look up a review (On Google or Yahoo) related to any originally produced movie or television show on the SyFy Channel and you will find that the negative opinions are unanimous. This of course leads to only one rational conclusion.....Bonnie Hammer...David Howe...and...Mark Stern..... aren't doing their jobs.
Posted by Languatron at 2:37 PM