posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 02:25 PM
Originally posted by ShadowAngel85
Originally posted by TrowaBarton
Not only that but it had great programming all around and was true to its name.
Has anyone of you thought about, that maybe that was one of the reasons to change the name? SyFy as a name is surely debateable but they aren't Sci-Fi
anymore, they changed. Lots of television station make a rebrand, same as many other companies
I don't live in the USA, i don't watch SyFy (except sometimes a stream for...yep, you guessed it, wrestling)
Now i know some of the movies, like that Sharktopuss thingy...those are B-Movies. Mindless entertainment and they're of a very special form: Either
you hate them because you analyze them and say 'effects bad, story bad, actors bad' or you laugh about exactly that. That's why so many bad movies
like Troll 2 or The Room are so popular: They're bad and everybody knows they're stupid and that's why they're so entertaining: Laugh about the stupid
effects, laugh about the horrible acting and the cheesy dialogues.
I like to watch those movies, in most cases they are funnier than those so called 'comedies' who try to be funny and fail. (I'd rather laugh
hysterically about that stupid Tommy Wiseau-guy and his failure of a movie than watch so called comedy from Friedberg & Seltzer! and in my oppinion
except for some british stuff there hasn't been a really good comedy in the past 10 years)
And i'm honestly surprised, that there's even talk about a TV station here on ATS. Isn't ATS the forefront of the 'we don't like entertaining, we're
serious all the time and live to learn'-crowd? So many times i've read so many messags here from so many people basically despising everything that is
made to entertain because it's stupid and worthless in their eyes.
Yes you are right. That is why they changed the name however all they did was replace good science fiction programming with horrible science fiction
programming imo . THey tried to shed their "geeky image' yet they are following the same type of format just with worse programming. Good anime gone,
bad anime check. Good movies gone, bad movies check. Good series gone, bad series well that we have in spades etc.
Also good for you and whoever else likes stupid movies that you know are going to be bad so you can laugh at them. I do not, and it seems that many
others in here do not either. Sorry if I want to laugh at crap that is supposed to be bad I have CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, C-Span, C-span 2 and
about 30 other main stream media channels that will fill this quota.
As far as this being on ATS I didn't even realize that it was in an ATS section instead of a BTS section.
You are aware of BTS though right? However it is here and I agree with just about every other poster in here so Yeah I'll complain if I wish. If you
don't like it well guess what my friend you don't have to read it or come in and complain about it. If it bothers you that bad go make a Rant thread
about it. I haven't seen a new one of them in about four days or so.
Also I am not one of the Super serious, here to learn blah, blah, blah members you speak of. If I was I'd be in here complaining like you, instead of
adding my thoughts to the conversation. I use ATS as an information and research site. I hardly ever post in ATS, however I do post in BTS quite a
P.S. I'm not trying to fight or anything so please do us all a favor and lets not drag this thread in that direction. I voiced my opinion and you did
as well. This is all I have to say on the subject so Peace
edit on 23/4/11 by TrowaBarton because: To add content