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By: Sheindie

Thu, 03 Sep 2009 20:45:46 +0000

NBC bought 'SyFy' from @AirlockAlpha ..they had the trademark for that and sold it to (they didn't know it was nbc) a cover for @250K .. had he known what nbc was going to use it for (the SciFi channel) he wouldn't have sold.



By: grumpyoldman

Thu, 03 Sep 2009 20:15:31 +0000

Less Heigl means more time for Callie-zona action!!!



By: Josh Emerson

Thu, 03 Sep 2009 18:55:01 +0000

These American remakes of British shows need to stop! Yes, it worked for The Office. Is there any other situation where it hasn't been a complete failure? I would much rather see the original British versions of the shows than some stupid "Americanized" version. Wait, I take that back. I enjoyed the US remake of Worst Week. But that was mainly because Kyle Bornheimer is great.



By: Todd W in NC

Thu, 03 Sep 2009 16:04:45 +0000

Nice explanation about Syfy, Ace. :) I don't understand why they picked a different spelling for the same term rather than a new word or set of words, altogether. Just because Syfy is spelled differently [dumb], it's still pronounced "Sci-Fi" and still implies Sci-Fi. According to the Slice of Sci-Fi podcast, they were once thinking of renaming the network Beyond. At least that term is generic enough, you can show any programming you want, which sounds like what they're going to do anyway.



By: Nick

Thu, 03 Sep 2009 15:44:50 +0000

Funny how ABC had no drama, no questions about who would replace Charlie. Everyone loves Diane Sawyer, morning or evening. I'm guessing Katie got a pretty rude awakening.



By: Hil

Thu, 03 Sep 2009 14:24:56 +0000

I loved the original Prime Suspect. Not sure there is an American actress who can pull that role off. I've certainly not seen one of that age range who could play that role without it being a complete joke. Maybe we can find a British one we can import in. Hm. Why bother though? That show was already made and it was in English.



By: Ace

Thu, 03 Sep 2009 14:19:44 +0000

Linda B. -- It was for trademark purposes. They couldn't trademark "SciFi" because it is a generic term for a genre of show. They can trademark "SyFy" because it is made up and so ridiculous that no one else wants it :-P.



By: Linda B.

Thu, 03 Sep 2009 14:06:13 +0000

This is a bit off topic, but why did the SciFi network change their name to SyFy? I miss the old one. Maybe I'm just a spell freak.



By: Ace

Thu, 03 Sep 2009 14:02:23 +0000

This week on on the SyFy Channel... Cooking with Jabba the Hut: The perfect romantic dinner for the Ewok in your life. Late night geek chat: Host William Shatner finds out why Peter Bishop is always hungry on Fringe, attempts to not anger Supernatural fans, and oggles...whoops, chats with Dollhouse's Eliza Dushku! Dancing with the Aliens.