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Old September 7 2009, 10:03 AM   #1
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SyFy considering doing Cooking and Talk Shows...

http://www.tv.com/story/17751.html?t...spot;gumball;1

More like Sci-Fry! The genre channel is rumored to be exploring more reality fare, including a chat show and a culinary show.

Hello, and welcome to another edition of TV.com Whines About Poor Programming Decisions by a Network We Fear is Going Down the Tubes. Today we'll be discussing one of our favorites, SciFi Channel SyFy, which is in the process of "redefining" itself -- much like a post-pubescent woman does upon entering high school.

That is, it sacrifices substance and forgets where it came from in an attempt to get more attention. And SyFy's version of a cleavage-baring tube top and high heels is (possibly) a foray into cooking and talk shows. To this we say, "SyFy, stop being such a damn slut!"
According to an article on the all-things-science-fiction blog io9, a "source" -- who's had meetings with the soul-crushing suits that run the new SyFy -- claims the network is looking at developing a cooking show and a talk show, thus further separating itself from the realm of the nerds.
I can hardly wait.
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Old September 7 2009, 10:37 AM   #2
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Re: SyFy considering doing Cooking and Talk Shows...

A talk show that specifically talked about and interviewed luminaries of sci-fi across all it's mediums would be good. But I doubt that is what they mean.
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Old September 7 2009, 12:25 PM   #3
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Re: SyFy considering doing Cooking and Talk Shows...

Pingfah wrote: View Post
A talk show that specifically talked about and interviewed luminaries of sci-fi across all it's mediums would be good. But I doubt that is what they mean.
Or some kind of geek debate show that pits Star Trek fans against Star Wars fans, or B5 fans against DS9 fans... sort of like a televised version of the internet.

And any cookery show that SyFy airs has to be hosted by Ethan Phillips in full character as Neelix.
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Old September 7 2009, 02:03 PM   #4
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And any cookery show that SyFy airs has to be hosted by Ethan Phillips in full character as Neelix.
YES!

And the talk show should be hosted by Ruby Rodd.
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Old September 7 2009, 02:10 PM   #5
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Or some kind of geek debate show that pits Star Trek fans against Star Wars fans, or B5 fans against DS9 fans... sort of like a televised version of the internet.
This idea rocks. There is an almost inexhaustable source of arguments material too.

And any cookery show that SyFy airs has to be hosted by Ethan Phillips in full character as Neelix.
Hmmm, this idea rocks not so much. As much as I think Ethan Phillips is a good actor, Neelix always made me want to punch his stupid neurotic face in.
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Old September 7 2009, 02:18 PM   #6
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Pingfah wrote: View Post
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Or some kind of geek debate show that pits Star Trek fans against Star Wars fans, or B5 fans against DS9 fans... sort of like a televised version of the internet.
This idea rocks. There is an almost inexhaustable source of arguments material too.

And any cookery show that SyFy airs has to be hosted by Ethan Phillips in full character as Neelix.
Hmmm, this idea rocks not so much. As much as I think Ethan Phillips is a good actor, Neelix always made me want to punch his stupid neurotic face in.
I've recently rewatched season 1 and 2, and how much of an insecure, jealous little fuck is he? He almost seemed like he was an abusive partner the way he treated Kes at times.
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Old September 7 2009, 03:44 PM   #7
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Re: SyFy considering doing Cooking and Talk Shows...

Pingfah wrote: View Post
A talk show that specifically talked about and interviewed luminaries of sci-fi across all it's mediums would be good. But I doubt that is what they mean.
I would love that kind of show. Perhaps with a segment of well known (and well spoken) genre fans discussing past, present and future events in scifi. It would be a nice platform for retrospectives too.

I agree though. Sadly I don't think that's what they mean.
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Old September 7 2009, 05:10 PM   #8
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Re: SyFy considering doing Cooking and Talk Shows...

More like Sci-Fry! The genre channel is rumored to be exploring more reality fare, including a chat show and a culinary show.

Hello, and welcome to another edition of TV.com Whines About Poor Programming Decisions by a Network We Fear is Going Down the Tubes. Today we'll be discussing one of our favorites, SciFi Channel SyFy, which is in the process of "redefining" itself -- much like a post-pubescent woman does upon entering high school.

That is, it sacrifices substance and forgets where it came from in an attempt to get more attention. And SyFy's version of a cleavage-baring tube top and high heels is (possibly) a foray into cooking and talk shows. To this we say, "SyFy, stop being such a damn slut!"
According to an article on the all-things-science-fiction blog io9, a "source" -- who's had meetings with the soul-crushing suits that run the new SyFy -- claims the network is looking at developing a cooking show and a talk show, thus further separating itself from the realm of the nerds.
Well, they call themselves SyFy for a reason after all.
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Old September 7 2009, 05:24 PM   #9
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Re: SyFy considering doing Cooking and Talk Shows...

In this edition of "Food Replicator Remedies," we will learn how to make fresh (i.e., still living) Klingon gagh and Ferengi tube grubs...

On today's episode of "Fanboy 911," Jenny finally confronts her boyfriend Todd's strange obsession with comic books and action figures--and asks Dr. Phil to help set up an intervention...



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Old September 7 2009, 05:28 PM   #10
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A talk show that specifically talked about and interviewed luminaries of sci-fi across all it's mediums would be good.
David Hewlett would be a great host for this. He is a genuine sci-fi fan, and a hilarious guy to boot.
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Old September 7 2009, 06:40 PM   #11
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Servo wrote: View Post
Or some kind of geek debate show that pits Star Trek fans against Star Wars fans, or B5 fans against DS9 fans... sort of like a televised version of the internet.
Haha...this would be awesome. I'd totally watch it!

A cooking show on SyFy, on the otherhand, just sounds like a terrible idea. As much as I love food and cooking, I fail to see any way in which it could possibly be an enjoyable or interesting show.

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Old September 7 2009, 07:42 PM   #12
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The Klingon Chef, this fall on Sci-Fry.
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Old September 7 2009, 08:42 PM   #13
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Wow a cooking show on SyFy...will someone just pull the plug on that channel already....
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Old September 7 2009, 09:14 PM   #14
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I could see a talk show working, but I suspect what we'll get will be stupid and do great in the ratings. The idea of a cooking show on SyFy...what the fuck?
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Old September 7 2009, 10:06 PM   #15
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Re: SyFy considering doing Cooking and Talk Shows...

God Magnus wrote: View Post
Pingfah wrote: View Post
A talk show that specifically talked about and interviewed luminaries of sci-fi across all it's mediums would be good. But I doubt that is what they mean.
I would love that kind of show. Perhaps with a segment of well known (and well spoken) genre fans discussing past, present and future events in scifi. It would be a nice platform for retrospectives too.

I agree though. Sadly I don't think that's what they mean.
it will probably be like those annoying Vh1 shows where they get these actors & comedians no one's ever heard of to comment on different sci-fi fantasy shows or movies or sci-fi topics and dumb it down with unfunny comedy & stuff like "which show has the hottest alien babes - discuss?"


btw, anyone remember back in the mid/late 90s TNT(or was it TBS?) used to have these cooking shows called Dinner and a Movie where they would show a film & in between segments theyd have a couple comment about the film while they were cooking something that was themed to what they were watching? Maybe theyll do something like that...which would still be lame but whatever.
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