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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2009, 03:56:09 AM »
So two hours of MST3K is too much to commit to, but two hours of Giant Shark vs. Octopus isn't.  Methinks the ratings on that would improve with robots mocking it.


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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #31 on: December 20, 2009, 04:08:27 AM »
The president of SyFy doesn't think that Mystery Science Theater 3000 is all that!  What a travesty.  Let us endlessly mock him.

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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #32 on: December 20, 2009, 04:46:49 AM »
Anyway, i don't get all the hate directed towards the SyFy Channel (except for the stupid name change, they totally deserve it for that.) They rescued MST3K from cancellation for three seasons, aired Battlestar Galactica, some awesome animation, an occasional miniseries... and i actually enjoy their horrible TV movies.

I think it's because they did what TV stations routinely do, and cancelled a TV show, rather than let it run for eternity.  Admitting MST3K is fallible is a terrible offense.

I think we've proven here with Rifff Trax that MST3K's concept is more long lasting than most genre TV programs. If Sci Fi (I'm not calling it that stupid name.) had more faith in MST3K and more ambition to secure the rights to movies, maybe even featuring their own on the show, MST3K could still be making the network money from people like us.
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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #33 on: December 20, 2009, 06:28:21 AM »
Anyway, i don't get all the hate directed towards the SyFy Channel (except for the stupid name change, they totally deserve it for that.) They rescued MST3K from cancellation for three seasons, aired Battlestar Galactica, some awesome animation, an occasional miniseries... and i actually enjoy their horrible TV movies.

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Agreed.  And it's paying off for them, shows like Eureka, Battlestar, and Warehouse 13 are garnering their best ever ratings. 


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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #34 on: December 20, 2009, 07:23:16 AM »
Anyway, i don't get all the hate directed towards the SyFy Channel (except for the stupid name change, they totally deserve it for that.) They rescued MST3K from cancellation for three seasons, aired Battlestar Galactica, some awesome animation, an occasional miniseries... and i actually enjoy their horrible TV movies.

I think it's because they did what TV stations routinely do, and cancelled a TV show, rather than let it run for eternity.  Admitting MST3K is fallible is a terrible offense.

I think we've proven here with Rifff Trax that MST3K's concept is more long lasting than most genre TV programs. If Sci Fi (I'm not calling it that stupid name.) had more faith in MST3K and more ambition to secure the rights to movies, maybe even featuring their own on the show, MST3K could still be making the network money from people like us.

The concept survives as a form of entertainment, but that doesn't mean it would still make a good TV show.  Are there any other TV shows out there that run 2 hours long?

The show ran 10 years, 198 episodes, over two channels.  That's pretty damn long for a TV show. 

The big thing though, is that the Sci Fi Channel keeps getting a bad rap for canceling MST3K.  They didn't cancel MST3K.  Comedy Central canceled it.  Sci-Fi saved it and gave it three more seasons.  Nobody ever speaks ill of Comedy Central though.


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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #35 on: December 20, 2009, 09:40:40 AM »
I can say, when MST3k was on the psifhy channel it was the only thing on the channel I watched....and I taped it and fast-forwarded through the commercials.  I don't think I, or my ilk, were their target audience.  If MST3k was on the Lifetime channel, I would have taped and watched it on that channel.  So the cable channel it was on was immaterial.
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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #36 on: December 20, 2009, 09:54:20 AM »
The big thing though, is that the Sci Fi Channel keeps getting a bad rap for canceling MST3K.  They didn't cancel MST3K.  Comedy Central canceled it.  Sci-Fi saved it and gave it three more seasons.  Nobody ever speaks ill of Comedy Central though.

They didn't cancel MST3K?  So it was The Brains' idea to end it?  That was never what I heard.  It was "we're not picking you up" which is BS for canceled.

And there's plenty of hate out there for Comedy Central for dropping the show (not as much as The Brains' had for them for some reason)

You're not hearing any hate toward them here because their President didn't just bash them in an interview.  And I would hope that they never would have anyone that dumb running the network.  Considering that for those early years of fighting to get onto cable systems MST3K was the only thing they could point to as an unqualified success.  That show made them like "The X Files" and "Married With Children" made Fox


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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #37 on: December 20, 2009, 11:48:45 AM »
The big thing though, is that the Sci Fi Channel keeps getting a bad rap for canceling MST3K.  They didn't cancel MST3K.  Comedy Central canceled it.  Sci-Fi saved it and gave it three more seasons.  Nobody ever speaks ill of Comedy Central though.

They didn't cancel MST3K?  So it was The Brains' idea to end it?  That was never what I heard.  It was "we're not picking you up" which is BS for canceled.

And there's plenty of hate out there for Comedy Central for dropping the show (not as much as The Brains' had for them for some reason)

You're not hearing any hate toward them here because their President didn't just bash them in an interview.  And I would hope that they never would have anyone that dumb running the network.  Considering that for those early years of fighting to get onto cable systems MST3K was the only thing they could point to as an unqualified success.  That show made them like "The X Files" and "Married With Children" made Fox

Does the phrase "Get the fuck over it, it's just a TV show" mean anything to you people?


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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #38 on: December 20, 2009, 11:56:26 AM »
The big thing though, is that the Sci Fi Channel keeps getting a bad rap for canceling MST3K.  They didn't cancel MST3K.  Comedy Central canceled it.  Sci-Fi saved it and gave it three more seasons.  Nobody ever speaks ill of Comedy Central though.

They didn't cancel MST3K?  So it was The Brains' idea to end it?  That was never what I heard.  It was "we're not picking you up" which is BS for canceled.

And there's plenty of hate out there for Comedy Central for dropping the show (not as much as The Brains' had for them for some reason)

You're not hearing any hate toward them here because their President didn't just bash them in an interview.  And I would hope that they never would have anyone that dumb running the network.  Considering that for those early years of fighting to get onto cable systems MST3K was the only thing they could point to as an unqualified success.  That show made them like "The X Files" and "Married With Children" made Fox

Does the phrase "Get the fuck over it, it's just a TV show" mean anything to you people?

Does the phrase "If you don't care, why are you reading this and going to the trouble to post?" mean anything to you?


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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #39 on: December 20, 2009, 12:05:13 PM »
The big thing though, is that the Sci Fi Channel keeps getting a bad rap for canceling MST3K.  They didn't cancel MST3K.  Comedy Central canceled it.  Sci-Fi saved it and gave it three more seasons.  Nobody ever speaks ill of Comedy Central though.

They didn't cancel MST3K?  So it was The Brains' idea to end it?  That was never what I heard.  It was "we're not picking you up" which is BS for canceled.

And there's plenty of hate out there for Comedy Central for dropping the show (not as much as The Brains' had for them for some reason)

You're not hearing any hate toward them here because their President didn't just bash them in an interview.  And I would hope that they never would have anyone that dumb running the network.  Considering that for those early years of fighting to get onto cable systems MST3K was the only thing they could point to as an unqualified success.  That show made them like "The X Files" and "Married With Children" made Fox

Does the phrase "Get the fuck over it, it's just a TV show" mean anything to you people?

Does the phrase "If you don't care, why are you reading this and going to the trouble to post?" mean anything to you?

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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #40 on: December 20, 2009, 12:06:37 PM »

Can't we just have a nice Christmas without all the fighting!?!

No, shut the frak up!


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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #41 on: December 20, 2009, 12:08:47 PM »

Can't we just have a nice Christmas without all the fighting!?!

No, shut the frak up!


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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #42 on: December 20, 2009, 12:42:43 PM »
The big thing though, is that the Sci Fi Channel keeps getting a bad rap for canceling MST3K.  They didn't cancel MST3K.  Comedy Central canceled it.  Sci-Fi saved it and gave it three more seasons.  Nobody ever speaks ill of Comedy Central though.

They didn't cancel MST3K?  So it was The Brains' idea to end it?  That was never what I heard.  It was "we're not picking you up" which is BS for canceled.

And there's plenty of hate out there for Comedy Central for dropping the show (not as much as The Brains' had for them for some reason)

You're not hearing any hate toward them here because their President didn't just bash them in an interview.  And I would hope that they never would have anyone that dumb running the network.  Considering that for those early years of fighting to get onto cable systems MST3K was the only thing they could point to as an unqualified success.  That show made them like "The X Files" and "Married With Children" made Fox

Does the phrase "Get the fuck over it, it's just a TV show" mean anything to you people?

Does the phrase "If you don't care, why are you reading this and going to the trouble to post?" mean anything to you?

Dumbass.


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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #43 on: December 20, 2009, 12:44:49 PM »
The big thing though, is that the Sci Fi Channel keeps getting a bad rap for canceling MST3K.  They didn't cancel MST3K.  Comedy Central canceled it.  Sci-Fi saved it and gave it three more seasons.  Nobody ever speaks ill of Comedy Central though.

They didn't cancel MST3K?  So it was The Brains' idea to end it?  That was never what I heard.  It was "we're not picking you up" which is BS for canceled.

And there's plenty of hate out there for Comedy Central for dropping the show (not as much as The Brains' had for them for some reason)

You're not hearing any hate toward them here because their President didn't just bash them in an interview.  And I would hope that they never would have anyone that dumb running the network.  Considering that for those early years of fighting to get onto cable systems MST3K was the only thing they could point to as an unqualified success.  That show made them like "The X Files" and "Married With Children" made Fox

Does the phrase "Get the fuck over it, it's just a TV show" mean anything to you people?

Does the phrase "If you don't care, why are you reading this and going to the trouble to post?" mean anything to you?

Dumbass.

Is that from the Lincoln-Douglas debates?  ;)
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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #44 on: December 20, 2009, 12:49:27 PM »
The big thing though, is that the Sci Fi Channel keeps getting a bad rap for canceling MST3K.  They didn't cancel MST3K.  Comedy Central canceled it.  Sci-Fi saved it and gave it three more seasons.  Nobody ever speaks ill of Comedy Central though.

They didn't cancel MST3K?  So it was The Brains' idea to end it?  That was never what I heard.  It was "we're not picking you up" which is BS for canceled.

And there's plenty of hate out there for Comedy Central for dropping the show (not as much as The Brains' had for them for some reason)

You're not hearing any hate toward them here because their President didn't just bash them in an interview.  And I would hope that they never would have anyone that dumb running the network.  Considering that for those early years of fighting to get onto cable systems MST3K was the only thing they could point to as an unqualified success.  That show made them like "The X Files" and "Married With Children" made Fox

Does the phrase "Get the fuck over it, it's just a TV show" mean anything to you people?

Does the phrase "If you don't care, why are you reading this and going to the trouble to post?" mean anything to you?

Dumbass.

Is that from the Lincoln-Douglas debates?  ;)

If so, that would the coolest thing in US History.