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View Poll Results: How do you feel about SyFy name change?
Happy 1 5.88%
Angry 3 17.65%
Mixed 5 29.41%
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:41 AM
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Your right there Vincent those were the good old days indeed. All I watch on the Monday night block is Gundam 00. Now look what you have done...lol gone and made me want to watch Vampire Hunter D all over again...LOL.
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:45 AM
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Your right there Vincent those were the good old days indeed. All I watch on the Monday night block is Gundam 00. Now look what you have done...lol gone and made me want to watch Vampire Hunter D all over again...LOL.
I've got both of them on DVD; when I was still a long hair, my GF at the time had me cosplay him at a comic con......I actually ended up with a few phone numbers....... from both genders.... O.o
She was not pleased. :P
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:03 PM
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Don't care, really. Haven't watched it since BSG took such a long break between seasons 2 and 3, I think- bought the DVD set and caught up later. I'd rather see old movies and re-runs of old scifi shows than the cheap critter-of-doom junk they show.
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:11 PM
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Yes, there was. Forry Ackerman coined the term "Sci Fi" back in the late 1940's. Since then, it's been in general use, as a common slang term. As such, USA Networks couldn't trademark "Sci Fi"... but the new spelling they can!
I had not read this prior to making my earlier post. I thought the name change was a stupid thing, but now I can understand why it was done. Trademarks are important in the business world.
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:53 PM
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Sci Fi Channel was a subsidiary of NBC.
USA bought Sci-Fi Channel, and since the SyFy Awards are now named Airlock Alpha, the name is up for grabs, so USA wanted the more prestigious name to be placed on their new network.
Warehouse 13 was aired on USA on Sunday, after it's premier on Friday on SyFy.

I always wondered why the Science fiction network ran so many horror movies. Seems like it's cross genre to me.
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