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View Poll Results: Is SyFy a riduculous new name for Sci-fi?
Yes 14 58.33%
No 3 12.50%
I dunno i dont watch it 1 4.17%
Other 2 8.33%
Blank 1 4.17%
Dont you dare pick this one. The world will explode. 3 12.50%
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:11 PM
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Does the new name suit the Sci-fi channal?


“If you ask people their default perceptions of Sci Fi, they list space, aliens and the future,” he added. “That didn’t capture the full landscape of fantasy entertainment: the paranormal, the supernatural, action and adventure, superheroes.”

So basically they said that they needed a way to distinguish their own unique brand of $#!t.

I thought the new name was laughable, but after i heard the reason, i get it. And you?
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:15 PM
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I prefer the old name, Sci-Fi.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:17 PM
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Sci-fi will always be Sci-fi for me.
'Cause I know it's true meaning.

Besides, the new name looks ugly compared to how good the old looked on shows as Stargate.
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I picked the one i wasnt supposed to, so where's that armaggedon/apocalypse i wanted?
Anyway go back to the origional logo. The new one sucks.
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:05 AM
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I picked the one i wasnt supposed to, so where's that armaggedon/apocalypse i wanted?
Anyway go back to the origional logo. The new one sucks.
I didnt say which world.

And yep, old name equals pwn.
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:24 AM
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I find the new name and the reason behind it funny.

The reason that I was told why the name was changed was because they wanted to get rid of the stereotype of their viewers being only 25+ year old nerds/men who lives in the basement of their parent's home.

STill kind of find the official reason lame. I mean don't they think that it is good that people look up to them as the 'official source of all things sci-fi'? I mean the first thing that I think of when I want to watch some sci-fi is the Sci-Fi Channel. I don't watch a lot of SciFi but I do watch what is on it as in anime and Twilight Zone or X-Files.

What I am amazed is that they don't find the name SyFy stupid looking or saying. I mean it is smart business sense since it is pronounced the same as Sci-Fi. Then again it goes against the idea of distinguishing itself from the sci-fi genre. Still I just love mispronouncing it and making fun of it.
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I have no problem with the reasoning, but really, SyFy? So dumb. They could have done something so much better.
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I have no problem with the reasoning, but really, SyFy? So dumb. They could have done something so much better.
True, they could've done better. I liked the old name better.
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While I like the old name better, I don't care much that it changed, really. It's one of those get-annoyed-with-it-for-two-seconds-before-moving-on/not-caring things for me.
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Sci-fi looks better... SyFy looks like something from Japan xD
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It's their channel. They can call it whatever they want.
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Too many dumb poll options.

I dislike the name and still use "Sci-Fi."
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I feel like my intelligence is being insulted with a name like "SyFy."

IT DOESN'T SUIT IT. I DISLIKE IT.
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In all honesty its one of things I really don't care about. Didn't even phase me to be honest, I saw the new logo and it said "SyFy", and I was like "Oh".
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Sy-Fy will always be Sci-Fi to me.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but Sci-Fi stands for Science Fiction. Not Syence Fyction.
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