We were wondering why the SciFi Channel had just changed its name to SyFy and My Sweetie sent me this article about it.
I took offense at this part:
He told TV Week, "The name Sci Fi has been associated with geeks and dysfunctional, antisocial boys in their basements with video games and stuff like that, as opposed to the general public and the female audience in particular."
Reallllly? I love sci fi, as do many of the women I know. And as the article also mentions, how do they account for the $375 million success of the last Star Trek? If they think only basement nerds went to see that movie, they would be dead wrong.
What's even stranger is they just debuted a new show "Warehouse 13" which has science fiction all over it and is one of my new favorite summer series. And I am of the "female audience."
If they had just said, "We needed a name we could trademark" I would totally get that from a business perspective, so why did they have to drag me, "the female audience" into their argument? Pffffft!