I remember being angry in the earlier years because my local cable company did not carry the Sci-Fi Channel. It was a big deal when my family went on a trip that the hotel had it. It was the first time I saw the Star Trek cartoon.
WHen I was a teenager with money to burn I actually got DirectTV just to get the Channel! Which looking back was crazy. It was mostly to see reruns of shows like The Flash. Which was really the big thing about that channel in the early years. This was before old genre shows were being released on DVD and the only way to see that old stuff at all.