The SciFi Channel is planning to change its name to SyFy. Fans are understandably outraged. Me? I’m just sad.
I’ve always been disappointed with the SciFi Channel. They actually have very little science fiction. They have had a few good shows but it’s mostly bad horror movies, Ghost Hunters and wrestling. So they’re trying to rid themselves of the “geeks and dysfunctional anti-social boys in their basements with video games and stuff like that” type of fans. (note the comic strip) Do you get that? Even the SciFi Channel doesn’t respect science fiction fans!
So this is sad but not surprising. I don’t like it but the change is actually appropriate since it’s never been (at least since I’ve been watching it) really, primarily, a science fiction channel.