Monday, April 11, 2005

Sci-fi or Cartoon Network?

Am I the only one that feels that the most frustrating channel on cable television is the Sci-fi Network? If you are a true sci-fi fan, how can you justify sifting through their programming and watching such sci-fi classics like "The Flintstones", "Liar Liar", and "Casper the Ghost? What's next, The Incredible Mr. Limpet, a cartoon about Don Knotts turning into a goldfish?!

Can you stand another "Battlestar Gallactica" marathon? How about another weekend filled with classics that would make Rod Serling jealous like "Alligator 8" and the shark/man/fish monster (the name isn't even worth noting!).

My suggestion: tap into the financial resources and invest in some true classic sci-fi programming. How about a daily run of shows such as "The Nightstalker", the original "Twilight Zone", "Outer Limits" and "Night Gallery", "Night Visions" hosted by H. Rollins, to name a few. The true sci-fi aficionado will never get sick of this scheduling.

How about airing, buying the rights to all the "Alien" movies, "The Planet of the Apes" (series and movies), the original and the remakes of "The Thing", "The Fly" and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers", to name a few.

And how about the cheesy sci-fi movies from the 50's such as "It Came From Outer Space" and "The Day The Earth Stood Still".

And finally, how about developing some "quality" shows and original movies of your own. No, not "Scare Tactics" and no, not "Mansquito".

Let's get potentially the best network back to what it should be, not what its turning into, which these days is the Cartoon Network!

2 Comments:

Blogger Smelly said...

Wha, no Snake King??? It's a Sci-Fi original!
I quit watching Sci-Fi a long time ago, for those very reasons...

2:33 PM  
Blogger Biognome said...

I used to watch Sci-Fi, back when it was cool. Then they started up with "original" programming. My transfixion turned into nausea. I've missed the whole first season of Battlestar Galactica because of this. Not to worry: WinMX makes it possible to view all the previously aired episodes.

3:27 PM  

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