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GWC #268: Geek Nostalgia, Ian Chishom/Clear Skies 3

Clear Skies machinima creator Ian Chisholm gives us some insight into his upcoming threequel Clear Skies 3, due out this summer. Our resident Portal expert Juan breaks down Portal 2. We delve into what makes geeks nostalgic for the past. And we run down the week in geek, including a Happy Days lawsuit, Starblazers’ return […]

      
 
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Not Enough SciFi On TV For You? Really?

One of the frequent gripes in the SciFi community is the lack of quality programming for our genre. The shows that do come along don’t seem to get the network and/or fan support they deserve and often end up cancelled before they hit their stride. We all whine, wail, and barbarically yelp about this subject […]

      
 
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A Fond Caprica “Final Five” Farwell

In the past two minutes I turned off the final episode of Caprica, hit save on the DVR and turned on my laptop. Almost three weeks after SyFy aired the final five Caprica episodes I was able to complete the January 4th, 2011 marathon. Somehow I had managed to stay Caprica spoiler-free until today and […]

      
 
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Will V stay on my TV?

In the fall of 2009, there seemed to be an endless number of continued and new television shows Shooter Jr and I were looking forward to watching. Eighteen months later, it is a very different landscape on our DVR and TV Guide. Granted, there are still some great shows left but there a quite a […]

      
 
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Why Caprica was no Haven (To Me) – Reflections A Week Removed From Cancellation

Confession #1: I watched Caprica out of loyalty to Battlestar Galactica. BSG brought me back to the scifi genre. Somewhere between leaving college and rebuilding my life after my divorce I stopped watching science fiction. Somewhere between the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager television shows simultaneously airing I decided to focus […]

      
 
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SyFy’s Haven is a New Sanctuary

This summer SyFy introduced a new treat for Friday viewers. Eureka and Warehouse 13 were split to plug the Tuesday and Friday summer timeslots left vacant by such names as Stargate Universe, Caprica, Merlin, and Sanctuary. So, on July 9, 2010 SyFy introduced us to a new Friday show, Haven. The show has many aspects […]

      
 
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I Mostly Understand the Reason for Renaming Syfy

Renaming the SCI FI channel to Syfy is proof positive that the management of the network are a bunch of booger-picking morons who wouldn’t know a phaser from a frisbee. …at least, that is what I thought until about five minutes ago.

      
 
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SciFi Changes Reputation Through Homonym Use

According to TVWeek.com and Twitter, the SciFi network is finally ridding itself of its geeky image by changing its name to the slick new “SyFy,” which will attract the desirable demographics of hot women and people who hate science fiction. After years of suffering the stigma of “geeks and dysfunctional, antisocial boys in their basements […]

      
 
 

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