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November 8th, 2007

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04:30 pm
Ok, the SciFi Channel doesn't have the greatest of reputation with me regarding their original movies. Although they often provide a venue for Buffy alumni, they tend to be pretty awful, even on occasion un-watchable (by me at least). They've really gone too far now, though, as all day I've been seeing advertisement for "Bats: Human Harvest".

This makes me cranky. Bats are wonderful creatures, and they don't deserve the vilification of
Nature made them predators. Science made them killers. A madman made them an army.
Besides, aren't predator and killer essentially the same thing?

Perhaps the makers are just jealous, because bats are the only mammals who can truly fly (not just glide). Presuming the makers are, in fact, mammals...

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Date:November 9th, 2007 12:37 am (UTC)

Never has this icon been so appropriate.


They're not even trying anymore, are they?
Date:November 9th, 2007 12:55 am (UTC)
The suits at the SciFi Channel seem to be confused about what science fiction is. B-grade horror != science fiction.
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Date:November 9th, 2007 01:07 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's something I was complaining to faintheart about the other night. I can consider giant pre-historic crocodiles menacing small towns to be fantasy, maybe, but just how they classify things like Croc as SF.
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Date:November 9th, 2007 01:04 am (UTC)
But what about the scientific accuracy of


I really wanted to see this one, actually. The promo had a guy water-skiing, then suddenly gobbled by the beast from underneath. Beautiful!

But I agree. SciFi channel has always been a little wonky. I used to watch their Marathons during the day, where they'd play 8 hours of one series. Manimal, Quantum Leap, Star Trek TOS - all were treated the same.
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Date:November 9th, 2007 01:08 am (UTC)
Heh, funny you should pick one of their crocodile movies right as I'm posting complaining about them! I think it was a theme last weekend or something.
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Date:November 9th, 2007 01:16 am (UTC)
Presuming the makers are, in fact, mammals...

I think you may be on to something here. Hm!

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Date:November 9th, 2007 06:24 am (UTC)
Well, you have to remember, it's not the 'speculative fiction' channel, it's not even the 'science fiction' channel. It's the sci-fi channel, with all the B-movie awfulness that implies. I think there's something deliberate about the way they live down to expectations. And what's that with wrestling on a geek channel? Are they trying to assure the insecure frat boys of the world that sci fi is still masculine?

I really enjoyed their Dune miniseries, they can coast quite a bit on that alone. But, yeah.
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Date:November 9th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
The Dune miniseries was GREAT!! but the Children of Dune miniseries was very disappointing. All the things I liked about the original were changed.

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