SciFi channel now shows wrestling...

...whats next?...nascar?

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 by I.R. Brainiac | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

The title says it all...I am at a loss for words,at least words that can be openly used here.

 

I knew they had reached a new low (or so I thought) when they were running that John Edwards,talking to the dead bullshit,but being a show about the paranormal I could just kinda make the connection.His show was offensive to any sane intelligent person and he deserves ANY bad mojo that comes his way.

But wrestling?...I would,if I actually had money for that tier of programming,cancel my service no matter what else I would lose...in protest.

If the money is better just dump scifi completely and give the rednecks another mullet inspired channel because your giving sci fi a bad name and you obviously have zero respect for its viewers.

Some have claimed the addition of wrestling brought in a new crowd of scifi watchers and that there was already a large demographic of people who watched both... oh BULLSHIT!

IF that were even true...do real scifi fans want to watch ANY scifi show that wrestling fans would like?

Not in my universe.    guess I wasnt at a loss for words after all.

 

As a longtime tv and movie watcher I have over the years come to realise...Hollywood(and all media providers)thinks your STUPID...they have no repect for YOU or even the shows they create.They dont CARE if they ruin/cancel your favorite show.Only money matters and sometimes not even that if some exec just hates a show.

 

Example...Fred Freiberger producer...responsible for the final seasons of Star Trek,Space 1999,6Million dollar man and others.

Bad luck?Bad shows?No viewers?...nope,somebody wanted those shows dead and Fred was the man for the job.

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I.R. Brainiac
Reply #1 Wednesday, April 1, 2009 2:41 PM

I do find ONE connection between wrestling and scifi...they both deal with some very farfetched fantastical subjects.

 

At a glance this seems like an April fools joke but sadly,its absolutely true.

DrJBHL
Reply #2 Wednesday, April 1, 2009 2:46 PM

True and an absolute bummer. Like there aren't excellent and classic SF movies, etc. to screen. I'm with you, I.R. 

BobbyPhoenix
Reply #3 Wednesday, April 1, 2009 2:57 PM

They have been running ECW since June 2006.  You only just noticed this now?  Do you also know they are changing their name from Sci-Fi to Sy-Fy because they want other ranges of programming other than just space ships and aliens.

I.R. Brainiac
Reply #4 Wednesday, April 1, 2009 3:00 PM

This is the kind of thing that happens when you put people in charge who dont know anything about scifi,science,physics etc...

they dont even usually watch tv...they dont care for scifi if they do watch tv and if they do like scifi,they like it to to be simple,more western like...please dont expect them to THINK.Give them tits and rayguns!(disclaimer...I too like tits and rayguns but not to the exclusion of depth of story,scientific accuracy etc...)

 

Too much scifi has given in to some non scifi execs idea of what viewers wanted...stunt casting,gimmicky concepts and so on.

I.R. Brainiac
Reply #5 Wednesday, April 1, 2009 3:04 PM

They have been running ECW since June 2006. You only just noticed this now? Do you also know they are changing their name from Sci-Fi to Sy-Fy because they want other ranges of programming other than just space ships and aliens.

 

I dont have cable so no I didnt know til I was reading about what to replace bsg with.I also found out about the rediculous name change at the same time...like I said above...why not just drop any pretense of being dedicated to scifi programming?They are killing it anyways if they want to add more types of programming.

They have mishandled the channel for so long they need to give up and sell it to someone who actually LIKES scifi.

I.R. Brainiac
Reply #6 Wednesday, April 1, 2009 3:20 PM

Some viewers that admitted to watching both wrestling and scifi tried to defend their intelligence to the scifi only detractors.

Saying that just because they liked wrestling didnt automatically mean they were mullet wearing retards.

 

I say...If you like wrestling for any other reasons than watching sweaty men in tights or watching makes you feel metally and culturally superior for the few moments before you switch channels...then,YES,you are a retard.

WebGizmos
Reply #7 Wednesday, April 1, 2009 4:13 PM

Yeah IR...it has always bugged seeing wrestling of all things on the scifi channel...go figure. And on top of that its been nothing but repeats of old shows and they can't tell me ther aren't any other good shows or programs out there to show. It's really sad.

Nimbin
Reply #8 Wednesday, April 1, 2009 5:18 PM

I say...If you like wrestling for any other reasons than watching sweaty men in tights or watching makes you feel metally and culturally superior for the few moments before you switch channels...then,YES,you are a retard.

 

and i say thats the most uninformed and uneducated remark i have every heard come from you I.R, You stereotype people for watching something you yourself may not like, well thats your choice, i don't like the wrestling either but just because someone else does , i don't stand in inbecilic judgement of them. The same stereotype could be applied to any watcher of Science fiction, (geek, nerd, trekkie etc etc). Get off your high horse about a subject thats not even worth mentioning and come back to the real world please. Yes thats a world where we don't care what people wan't to watch on TV and we certainly do NOT judge them because of it.

WebGizmos
Reply #9 Wednesday, April 1, 2009 5:30 PM

Yeah IR....your a doodyhead!  

I.R. Brainiac
Reply #10 Wednesday, April 1, 2009 6:05 PM

most uninformed and uneducated remark i have every heard come from you I.R

 

I disagree...I have said way more stupid stuff than that.

 

In my book(page eleventyseven)...liking wrestling qualifies you as a tard.I refuse to be PC about a subject as culturally important and black and white as wrestling on the scifi channel.

The same stereotype could be applied to any watcher of Science fiction, (geek, nerd, trekkie etc etc)

Of course,I agree...whats good for geese and so on...I embrace my inner,outer nerd and so cannot be insulted in any way by the tardly. [e digicons](\(\[/e]

 

I'm kidding with you Nimbin...you can never take what I say TOO seriously...

 

come back to the real world please

NEVER!...I regret I have but 1 life to give for my scifi!

angus1949
Reply #11 Wednesday, April 1, 2009 6:08 PM

its been nothing but repeats of old shows and they can't tell me there aren't any other good shows or programs out there to show. It's really sad.
It's been this way over the entire range of cable channels.  The prices just keep going up and the service goes down.  It's a sad state of affairs.  As for the wrestling on Sci-Fi, well there has to be some programming beside Sesame Street for those who have yet to acquire above a two digit I.Q..

I.R. Brainiac
Reply #12 Wednesday, April 1, 2009 6:15 PM

Its a sign of the APOCALYPSE...you know,the whole dogs and cats in unnnatural relationships,the govt involving itself in bailouts,Alyson Hannigan got pregnant and I was NOT the father.

I.R. Brainiac
Reply #13 Wednesday, April 1, 2009 6:18 PM

doodyhead
nuh uh!...I’m polymerized tree sap and you’re an inorganic adhesive. So whatever verbal projectile you launch in my direction is reflected off of me, returned on its original trajectory, and adheres to you.

I.R. Brainiac
Reply #14 Wednesday, April 1, 2009 6:23 PM

The prices just keep going up and the service goes down

The worst thing about that is you pay twice...money for the privelege of watching even more commercials.

1967...an episode of Star Trek was 50-51 minutes long...now what is it?A typical episode on tv is what,about 44-46 minutes? Less maybe?

CarGuy1
Reply #15 Wednesday, April 1, 2009 6:25 PM

But why did you have to include NASCAR in your title? At least it's not fake like Wrestling and Science Fiction.

Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge SciFi fan, but I'm also a race fan. Personally I like Formula 1, but all racing is good in my book.

I.R. Brainiac
Reply #16 Wednesday, April 1, 2009 6:25 PM

about a subject thats not even worth mentioning

whose horse is high there? hmmmmmmmmmmmm?

I.R. Brainiac
Reply #17 Wednesday, April 1, 2009 6:26 PM

But why did you have to include NASCAR in your title

 

 Nascar is closely associated to rednecks and mullets...I dont watch it but its kinda real...but it also does not belong on the scifi channel.

 

Liking Nascar dosnt qualify you as a tard...but I'll be keeping an eye on you.

 

Fer my next rant...'doctor' Phil...

vStyler
Reply #18 Wednesday, April 1, 2009 6:31 PM

whatever pays the bills.

 

been on there as long as I can remember.

I.R. Brainiac
Reply #19 Wednesday, April 1, 2009 6:41 PM

whatever pays the bills.
battlecry of the integrity challenged

fine, sure...but then it ceases to be the SCIFI channel.

DrJBHL
Reply #20 Wednesday, April 1, 2009 6:55 PM

[quote who="I.R. Brainiac" reply="14" id="2121986"]The prices just keep going up and the service goes down

The worst thing about that is you pay twice...money for the privelege of watching even more commercials.

1967...an episode of Star Trek was 50-51 minutes long...now what is it?A typical episode on tv is what,about 44-46 minutes? Less maybe?
[/quote]

Yep, And don't forget...the money for the commercials raises the price of the "goods" or, in this case the "not so goods".

 

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