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It's SyFy-lous!
« on: March 17, 2009, 12:21 PM »
SCI FI Channel is evolving into Syfy

Seriously?  Syfy?   All so they can own and trademark their network name?

What a terrible name/idea...  ::)

and yes, I only started the topic to make the syfylous joke.   :-[
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Re: It's SyFy-lous!
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2009, 12:28 PM »
It could be worst. They could call themselves UPN, or the WB!
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Re: It's SyFy-lous!
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2009, 12:35 PM »
I have no problems with the change.  Branding is important.  And it's gotta be rough for a network not to be able to copyright their name.  It's not the best name, but it's fine.
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Re: It's SyFy-lous!
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2009, 12:36 PM »
I think they have a problem spelling Sci-Fi so they changed it.  :D

So if BSG is done, what's the point? Oh I get it, a new name & a spin off like the Galactica 80's show.  :-X

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Re: It's SyFy-lous!
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2009, 01:10 PM »
I still remember that Comedy Central was called HA! when it first came out....it's all about evolution - or something like that.
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Re: It's SyFy-lous!
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2009, 01:51 PM »
Interesting.  I can't say I like or dislike the new name.  Wonder what their other choices were?

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Re: It's SyFy-lous!
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2009, 01:59 PM »
CyFi

PsiPhi

ΨΦ

:P
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Re: It's SyFy-lous!
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2009, 02:50 PM »
PsiPhi

This would have been awesome.
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Re: It's SyFy-lous!
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2009, 03:40 PM »
Like Spike, didn't that have a different name just a few years ago or am I mixing that up with a different channel?

Whatever.  Syfy isn't any better or worse than other brand changes.

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Re: It's SyFy-lous!
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2009, 03:50 PM »
Like Spike, didn't that have a different name just a few years ago or am I mixing that up with a different channel?

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Re: It's SyFy-lous!
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2009, 04:58 PM »
It could be worst. They could call themselves UPN, or the WB!

It could not be worst, it is the worst.  That is awful.  I like Jay's suggestion of CyFi better.  I'd even take SF if they need to keep it short.  How dumb.
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Re: It's SyFy-lous!
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2009, 05:06 PM »
CyFi

PsiPhi

ΨΦ

:P


LOL.  I would have to agree that CyFi would have been better.

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Re: It's SyFy-lous!
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2009, 05:24 PM »
As long as they run some ST:TNG episodes somewhat frequently, cool...  I would've thought, "The Sci-Fi Channel" would've sufficed for branding though, but whatever.  They rarely ever show actual science fiction ****, so maybe they should be spelled wrong so you don't feel mislead?
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Re: It's SyFy-lous!
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2009, 06:06 PM »
CyFi is already a registered trademark.
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Re: It's SyFy-lous!
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2009, 09:13 PM »
If it was CyFi they could make the name blink back and forth.

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