Just when you could proudly claim to be a Geek.

Just when you could proudly claim to be a Geek.
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Sci Fi Channel Aims to Shed Geeky Image With New Name

“The name Sci Fi has been associated with geeks and dysfunctional, antisocial boys in their basements with video games and stuff like that, as opposed to the general public and the female audience in particular,” said TV historian Tim Brooks, who helped launch Sci Fi Channel when he worked at USA Network.

Mr. Brooks said that when people who say they don’t like science
fiction enjoy a film like “Star Wars,” they don’t think it’s science
fiction; they think it’s a good movie.

“We spent a lot of time in the ’90s trying to distance the network
from science fiction, which is largely why it’s called Sci Fi,” Mr.
Brooks said. “It’s somewhat cooler and better than the name ‘Science
Fiction.’ But even the name Sci Fi is limiting.”

full article
http://www.tvweek.com/news/2009/03/sci_fi_channel_aims_to_shed_ge.php

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IF Sci-fi wants to re-brand they can do it without using out of date stereotypes and insulting their core viewers. The geek stuff is main stream and profitable now. Ever hear of Lord of The Rings, Dark Knight, Big bang theory. Geek stuff with mainstream appeal. You can change the name but do not insult us.

I have no problem with the showing fantasy and horror. I do have a problem with them ending quality series yet making cheap lame TV movies.

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~ by Chris on March 19, 2009.

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