Tag: SyFy

It’s no secret the Syfy channel has went to complete shit. They were a big reason I dumped DirecTV. Why pay all of that money when the networks I used to love aren’t worth watching anymore? Turns out I’m not the only one who lost patience with them when they went all fake-reality all the time they weren’t running professional wrestling. Seriously, the amount of steroids those wrestlers consumer is interesting from a “why aren’t they dead yet?” standpoint but, not really a science fiction thing. Yes, I have lamented before about the dramatic and unforgivable fall of the Syfy channel. But, we have hope. Remember when Syfy was great old science fiction movies and Stargate SG-1 all the time? Well, you now have a new home, CometTV. It’s even…

Experience Thank You Sir May I Have Another

I just had this argument with an editor for “John Smith – Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars” so it is fresh in my mind. In truth, he sent a long list of comments trying to turn this book into a Star Wars type novel and, well, after I read it, I politely bitch slapped him into place. He’s probably still smarting. The title of this blog post is utterly true though. Despite a 2009 movie called “Fanboys” which tried desperately to document that SyFy fans do not get along with Star Wars fans, most of Hollywood and the book world do not understand. Sci-Fi fans embrace that which focuses on the message. If a story happens to have characters we can embrace along the way, so be it.…

Thank You Sir May I Have Another

A new year is starting. Most of the Web sites and news organizations are putting out lists for best of, worst of, and lost. In truth, the list of TV stars we lost in 2012 was a lot like saying goodbye to my childhood. Dick Clark, Mike Wallace, Larry Hagman, Jack Klugman (The Odd Couple, and Quincy), Ron Palillo (Horshack), Sherman Hemsley (The Jeffersons), the list goes on and on. If you grew up as a child watching television in the early 70s, you saw all of these people, even if it was in black and white re-runs. Heck, we even lost Stormin Normin!  A few weeks ago, there was a list of television shows which met their end in 2012. Some where planned, like House, others were kind of…

Thank You Sir May I Have Another