I’ve always been a fan of science fiction. I remember growing up to the original Star Trek episodes, monster magazines, and old sci-fi movies. I still love them all, and generally, the older and cheesier the better. It goes without saying that when the Sci-fi channel was introduced I was ecstatic. I would be able to watch all those old television series and movies to my heart’s content.
It seemed to start out okay, although I admit they were able to find old television shows that were so bad not even I could stomach them. But still, it was fine. I was willing to take the unwatchable as long as occassionally I could tune into “Lost in Space”, “The Incredible Hulk”, or a some Godzilla or Gamara movie.
Then they started in with a whole bunch of very, very bad original programming. Don’t get me wrong, they have on occassion hit on a good one (their remake/rework of Battlestar Galactica, for instance, is superb,) but most was to be completely avoided. I won’t get into Mansquito.
But now, they’ve hit bottom. I don’t even think I can go into how ridiculous it is for the Sci-fi channel to jump headlong into such misplaced programming. I’ll just let you see for yourself. Science fiction, where have you gone?