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    Question Sci-Fi Channel Programming: What the hell?!

    Ok, I am confused as hell. I just flipped on the Sci-Fi channel to see that they are showing Braveheart. Now, not that Braveheart isn't an excellent film, but why the hell is it on the Sci-Fi channel? Last I checked, that film isn't science fiction. It's not even horror. Somebody want to explain what the heck is going on?

    Man, I thought American Movie Classics going from a channel that only showed classic american movies, to one that showed just about anything was unsettling. Sure, the channel is actually better in ways, after becoming the American Movie Channel, but what's up with Sci-Fi? First they cancel Farscape, and now this??

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    They should air 'Friday the 13th The Series' more often.

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    Braveheart on Sci-Fi

    Yeah I seen that while flicking through the channels and thought what the hell is that all about. It would be like a Rap video station showing Country videos for godís sake, or like the Cartoon Network showing Star Trek The Next Generation. It just doesn't make any sense.
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    From usenet:

    It's because of the big battle scene near the end: The rebels are standing there, waiting for the English charge. They make no move to defend themselves.

    Full-length camera shots show that nothing is lying on the ground at their feet. The English have almost arrived; the rebels will be slaughtered! But suddenly, the rebels reach down and pick up the huge long spears that weren't there 30 seconds before.

    The English impale themselves and lose. This is the earliest known use of Star-Trek-style "replicator" technology in the movies. Ergo -----> Braveheart = science fiction



    And let's not forget Indiana Jones coming up. Guess they confused those as the Han Solo adventures.......
    Last edited by BanthaPoodoo; 11-25-2002 at 03:13 PM.

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    Mini-USA...I mean Sci Fi is going completely to hell between canceling their best program, constant reruns and their grade E made for tv movies. I think that they are just wasting their money on these horrible made for tv movies. I only hope that "Taken" isn't going to be as bad as I fear.
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    I just saw a "Making of" program about Taken, last night on the Sci-Fi channel. It looks like it's going to be a great mini-series. Hopefully I catch all 10 nights, and that they release it on DVD. I just can't imagine a mini-series like they are doing, not being good. On for 10 nights, for 2 hours a night. And the special effects look kick-arse. The scene from the first night, of the allied bombers over Germany getting buzzed by "lights in the sky" were amazing.

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    This has been SFC's insipid little plan for nearly 2 years now, get the core sci-fi audience to leave the channel and turn it into "The Action Channel". This is why they dumped all their original series including one of the best sci-fi series ever, Farscape. I would boycott the station except I barely watch it as it is, even SG1 is going on hiatus for 2 weeks after tonights 2 eps.

    As for AMC, I lost all respect for them when they started editing for content and showing commercials. Not really preserving a film when you compromise its integrity and stop it 2/3rds of the way in to sell the audience Ex-Lax and yeast infection treatments. Luckily, we still have Turner Classic Movies, which has really blossomed into a gem of late.
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    I saw Robocop 3 on AMC and cried.
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    Originally posted by James Boba Fettfield
    I saw Robocop 3 on AMC and cried.
    Well,that wasnt as bad as classifing it as a "great movie".Turner Classic Movies is doing a much better job of turning out great movies.Anyways..SciFi is getting really bad with programming..whatever happened to "Sightings"?
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