Goodbye Sci Fi, Hello Syfy!

Talkin' bout change, the Sci Fi channel is ditching the name they had for over two decades for something new: Syfy. Yes, you read that right. Syfy.

Why? Because "Sci Fi" is too limiting, apparently:

The principal reason the idea kept coming up, Mr. Howe said, was a belief “the Sci Fi name is limiting.”

“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.”

Now, if they only have a fat man as a logo .. Link - via io9

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And here's an article about the channel president from a year ago and how he is going to bring back Farscape and launch other sci-fi pilots...and clearly that didn't work so he thought a name change would work.

Changing the name doesn't address the real issues here.
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Awh I have fond memories of when the Sci-fi channel was brand new. I was just a teen in 1992 visiting my grandparents for the summer. They had this MASSIVE sized dish satellite in the yard. The thing was expensive, and it got so many weird channels. All those channels didn't even come to our area for like another 3-4 years. I used to LOVE staying up all night watching the Sci-fi channel. That same summer, we went to a fleamarket and I got a big box full of old Asimov science fiction magazines (from the 80's)for like $2 too. I was probably the nerdiest girl alive that year, but it was a great time.

Bye bye scifi, you've been cool but dying for a while now. Hello Syfy. I assume you'll be as retarded as you sound.
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