SciFi Channel Becomes SurgeTV

This is just sad. SciFi Channel now changed its name to SurgeTV (update: apparently false info) and has changed its focus from sci-fi to mostly crappy entertainment of “Catch/Kats” wrestling. Sorry, I just don’t find wrestling entertaining. I find it stupid.

And while I am not a huge fan of any of their original scifi series (I watch Eureka some times though, when I don’t forget about it), I must say that I felt bad that they announced that they will axing Stargate SG-1 after having advertised so heavily its 200th episode. For a month now they were going on and on and on about the 200th episode, it aired on Friday, and on Monday morning they announced that the series is over (obviously a decision that was taken long before it got announced). In other words, SciFi Channel “played” the fans of Stargate SG-1.

Even with their crappy and cheap scifi series, it was an oasis for anyone who is a geek. But now, there is no such geek channel on the US TV. As Zonk on Slashdot very well wrote: “The market is now wide open for a ‘real’ nerd network.” Like the great arm chair CEO that I am, I would put such a great line up! From good scifi original series, to documentaries, to many older Scifi series that SciFiChannel never aired, to computer games and industry news…

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Eugenia wrote on August 25th, 2006 at 5:10 AM PST:

SG-1 is cheap and not extremely good. Compared to primetime shows, like 24, prison break and others, it shows that it’s not as well put together. Same goes for Atlantis and even Eureka.

Joseph wrote on August 25th, 2006 at 12:21 PM PST:

Just curious, by their crappy and cheap SciFi series, you aren’t referring to SG-1 are you?

mikesum32 wrote on August 25th, 2006 at 12:56 PM PST:

Looks like you got tricked.

Sci-fi is not changing it’s name to surge tv. I smelled that bullshit from a mile away.

Although it remains to be seen if sg-1 will come back..

SCi-fi does have some of the worst movies ever made.

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Eugenia wrote on August 25th, 2006 at 12:58 PM PST:

>Looks like you got tricked.

Indeed. ;)

>Although it remains to be seen if sg-1 will come back..

I don’t think it will…

>SCi-fi does have some of the worst movies ever made.


mikesum32 wrote on August 26th, 2006 at 1:57 AM PST:

Stargate was better on Showtime when it showed breasts.

mikesum32 wrote on August 26th, 2006 at 2:00 AM PST:

Oops! Stargate SG1 is much better than Stargate Atlantis where every other episode is jungle planet with no technology.

I disagree about it not being put together well, and it is good, but stale.

How many new ideas can you have after 10 seasons?

The chacters could be more human too.

dugbug wrote on August 27th, 2006 at 6:00 AM PST:

I do agree with one thing: wrestling is for idiots. It is nothing more than redneck ballet.

SG1, atlantis, eureka, and Battlestar G. are all very well done. SG1 (surprisingly) retains its funny quirckyness without O’Neil. I know lots of folks that follow all three (including myself). Give them a shot — the writing is well done.

As for the atlantis tech-free planet thing, that is kind of explained by the larger story but lately they have had less of it.

David Adams wrote on August 30th, 2006 at 3:39 AM PST:

Eugenia, you must accept that Battlestar Galactica is the best show on TV!

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