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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #60 on: December 21, 2009, 09:27:11 AM »
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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #61 on: December 21, 2009, 09:36:53 AM »
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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #62 on: December 21, 2009, 01:31:44 PM »

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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #63 on: December 21, 2009, 01:37:14 PM »
clearly this guy is an idiot. how hilarious. Not sustainable? was sustained for 10 years.....
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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #64 on: December 22, 2009, 12:05:36 AM »
  It would be nice if Mike and the guys riffed a SciFi channel movie, but they aren't the most readily available dvds out there.  Tin Man is the only thing that comes to mind.
   SyFy is just another channel that's lost their way, casting aside the successes they had in search of a larger audience.  MTV,  VH1, even TVLand, Travel Channel and Cartoon Network show movies and other programming that has nothing to do with their original mission.  It doesn't appeal to me but it's what they choose to do.   I just wish somebody could explain that Ghost Hunters horseshit to me.  Turn on a goddamn light, you assholes!


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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #65 on: December 22, 2009, 03:24:18 AM »
clearly this guy is an idiot. how hilarious. Not sustainable? was sustained for 10 years.....

He's saying that it wouldn't thrive in today's environment.  Nunyerbiz said it best, it's a small potatoes show with a huge cult following.  You and other posters in this thread are getting extremely fanboy defensive, laboring under the idea that a show you love is so awesome only and idiot could think it anything less than gold.


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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #66 on: December 22, 2009, 09:00:32 AM »
This reminds me of the time that  Michael grade went on some chat show and basted doctor Who and said there was no chance of it ever coming back.


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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #67 on: December 22, 2009, 09:08:33 AM »
This reminds me of the time that  Michael grade went on some chat show and basted doctor Who and said there was no chance of it ever coming back.

He was right though; for the duration of his tenure and for a long while after it never did. Even now it's only back because the BBC has decentralized production of it's programming and it's not quite the same beastie it once was.



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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #68 on: December 22, 2009, 09:14:16 AM »
This reminds me of the time that  Michael grade went on some chat show and basted doctor Who and said there was no chance of it ever coming back.

He was right though; for the duration of his tenure and for a long while after it never did. Even now it's only back because the BBC has decentralized production of it's programming and it's not quite the same beastie it once was.



No this was after he left the BBC.  i think it was in 2000 or 2001.  It was some chat show and they showed a clip from an out take as if it was part of the show and then he spent the time slamming Doctor Who and being told how he was a hero for finally killing it.  At the time it was  seen as low point by the fans.  I was mainly talking about people's reacting here.  On the doctor who board he was slammed for months and then we all got too depressed to slam him any more.


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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #69 on: December 22, 2009, 09:18:29 AM »
clearly this guy is an idiot. how hilarious. Not sustainable? was sustained for 10 years.....

He's saying that it wouldn't thrive in today's environment.  Nunyerbiz said it best, it's a small potatoes show with a huge cult following.  You and other posters in this thread are getting extremely fanboy defensive, laboring under the idea that a show you love is so awesome only and idiot could think it anything less than gold.

I say why bother? Cable is old hat and for a fan base like MST3K has (large, but not in the multi-millions that TV execs are looking for), it doesn't make sense to even do it for anyone involved. With broadband internet being almost universal (in developed countries, anyway), online distribution and DVD sales make much more sense than trying to broadcast on any cable network. Less overhead and no suits telling you what to do. I say Rifftrax and CT are fine the way they are. Once CT starts releasing DVDs on a regular basis, anyway . . .



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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #70 on: December 22, 2009, 11:10:57 AM »
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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #71 on: January 03, 2010, 07:18:31 PM »
If your network makes a movie called "Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep", I expect at least ten full minutes of boobs.


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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #72 on: January 04, 2010, 07:09:57 PM »
Don't know if this has been mentioned already, but I just noticed this thread and it's 6 pages long, so...

Sci-Fi...I mean, SyFy has TV shows?  I thought the only science fiction on there were those commercials for the pills where the obvious porn starlet makes the claim that they "enhance a certain portion of the male anatomy," with the kind of relish that "The Fat Man" in "Overdrawn at the Memory Bank" had for Fingal in a nice Bearnaise sauce.

Also ironic as well, considering that several Syfy original movies have become targets for the iRiffers.  Good to see Syfy decries the very show that, one, probably kept it afloat in its fledgling years, and two, has made good comedy out of their bad drama.
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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #73 on: January 06, 2010, 09:51:40 PM »
Well, that gentleman can put his mouth around my genitals and draw from them in a sucking action.

I'll never watch a minute of that network again-- but not because of this-- because I found that name change unforgivable. SyFy... did too many people get confused by the silent C in Sci-Fi and constantly call it "Sky-Fi"? Because, I mean, I don't think those people could follow science fiction, they'd probably get more benefit from Blue's Clues or something.

In fact, that could've been their slogan: "Sci-Fi: If you can't pronounce our name, please flip to Nick Jr."

I know that's most likely not why, but i imagine the real reason for the name change would be JUST as insulting to my intelligence. Meh, MST3K was the only reason I watched that channel when I was a teenager.
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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #74 on: January 07, 2010, 05:10:38 AM »
Well, that gentleman can put his mouth around my genitals and draw from them in a sucking action.

I'll never watch a minute of that network again-- but not because of this-- because I found that name change unforgivable. SyFy... did too many people get confused by the silent C in Sci-Fi and constantly call it "Sky-Fi"? Because, I mean, I don't think those people could follow science fiction, they'd probably get more benefit from Blue's Clues or something.

In fact, that could've been their slogan: "Sci-Fi: If you can't pronounce our name, please flip to Nick Jr."

I know that's most likely not why, but i imagine the real reason for the name change would be JUST as insulting to my intelligence. Meh, MST3K was the only reason I watched that channel when I was a teenager.

Actually I'm pretty sure the reason they changed it is for trademark and branding reasons. It's hard to copyright a generic term like Sci-Fi, but "SyFy" is a new word that they can hold creative claim to. Don't get me wrong, it's still stupid, but I can see why they'd think it would be a good idea for their own purposes.