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Syfy: A Network By Any Other Name …

… would still not show enough actual science fiction programming.

And now we know once and for all that this is intentional.  The Sci Fi Channel, which renamed itself simply “Sci Fi” a few years ago, has presumably plunked down some big money on a branding audit and decided to call itself (drum roll please) … Syfy.  Yes, you read that right.  Syfy.  Which I’ll assume is pronounced the same as “Sci Fi” and not “Siffee”.  Although how exactly somebody will know that when the brand name is out of context, I’m not sure.  It’s just one of the many puzzling aspects surrounding this major rebranding effort, which will launch on July 7th, in tandem with the launch of their new series “Warehouse 13” which I think my friend Jeremy is doing the storyboards for.  So I’ll be watching, even though I suspect this rebrand will result in SciFi/Syfy showing even less actual science fiction than it already does.  “Imagine” that!

BSG – The Ties That Bind

I know y’all are probably chomping at the frakking bit to talk about what happened on this week’s episode of Battlestar Galactica, so I’ll just say a few things and let you get to it.

Lee has embraced his role as junior member of the Quorum, casting his lot — for better or worse — with VP Tom Zarek, exposing some of the more dictatorial aspects of Roslin’s regime. Of course, Zarek tends to have his own nefarious agenda, and it remains to be seen if Lee is playing right into his hands. Continue reading

BSG – Six of One

Okay, let’s start with the title of this week’s episode of Battlestar Galactica, because I think it pretty much sets the tone. I’m just going to go with the most obvious interpretation, that it refers to the idiom, “six of one, half-dozen of the other” — a phrase used to describe a situation in which either of two alternatives is equally valid. This applies to the episode in several ways … Continue reading

BSG – He That Believeth in Me

Hey, did anybody notice that Battlestar Galactica is back on? I just happened to be flipping channels Friday night and ran across it. Funny how they didn’t bother to hype the new season at all. But SERIOUSLY, folks … the final season is finally upon us, complete with new opening credits: “Twelve Cylon Models. Seven are known. Four live in secret. One will be revealed.” Continue reading