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What do you think of the SciFi channel rebranding to SyFy?

Asked by EmpressPixie (14733points) March 18th, 2009

The SciFi station is rebranding and in the process renaming itself as “SyFy”. Thoughts? Opinions?

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DrasticDreamer's avatar

My immediate reaction was, “Ugh!”. Why do they have to stupid down everything these days?!

Mr_M's avatar

That’s dumb.

wundayatta's avatar

That’s just plain silly!

What does it even mean, anyway?

peedub's avatar

Yep, dumming things down.

Another good example: Chick-Fil-A…Because ‘filet’ can be a tough one.

asmonet's avatar

That’s fucking it.
I hate tv stations. They make idiotic decisions.

KatawaGrey's avatar

At first I thought it was stupid, but as long as they don’t change the quality of the programs (that includes keeping the scifi pictures originals as silly and stupid) then I don’t care.

AstroChuck's avatar

What’s really sad is some moron likely got a nice bonus check for coming up with that “brilliant” idea.

drClaw's avatar

That is almost as bad as Pepsi’s stupid new logo…..

“Fuck you & the horse you rode in on SciFi channel!”

PupnTaco's avatar

Stupid. “Siffy?”

Matches their programming though.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Hahahahahaha! ::wipes tear:: Seriously, they paid some marketing dorks a few mil for that?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Hey, wait, they could’ve paid me to do that!


kevbo's avatar

The “P” is silent (and invisible).

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SuperMouse's avatar

I think it is really, really goofy. I’ll never, ever watch the SyFy channel again. Oh wait, I don’t watch it now.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

I didn’t know it until I read this. My first reaction was, “Wow, that’s really dumb.”

marinelife's avatar

Sigh, fie!

El_Cadejo's avatar

@peedub dont you be dissin chick-fil-a…

tchalvakspam's avatar

You guys don’t get it, they’ve found that they can’t trademark SciFi ‘cause it was a term that people used before the channel was born, so to try to make it so that people can’t copy stuff that they make with their logos, they’re going to change their own logo.

aprilsimnel's avatar

We get it. It’s just dopey-looking.

AstroChuck's avatar

I don’t.

aprilsimnel's avatar

@AstroChuck – Well, little guy, when a marketing department and a legal department of a big multinational media corporation like each other and they want to make a lot of money together very, very much, they call in a branding consultant, who subcontracts out to a…

You know what? Why don’t I tell you all about this when you’re a bit older?

mdrnmouse's avatar

but so long as the programming stays the same, i don’t care too much.

xxxciter's avatar

It doesn’t sound out to what they think it does… Many one word that ends in “y”, and is pronounced “i”... pretty, funny, happy (I can only think one one…) ;-)

Should have been “Syfi”?!?

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

The name doesn’t phase me. I just wish they’d step up their lineup in terms of content.
The SciFi original movies are so ridiculously bad that it gives the whole network a bad name.

I think they could do so much more with that network.
If they showed classic sci fi movies it would be such a big improvement.
Seeing the original Dune film by David Lynch once in a while would be awesome.

AstroChuck's avatar

I couldn’t agree more.

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