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After suffering from a bit of an identity crisis, the Sci-Fi channel (…or the SyFy channel as it was stupidly re-branded) is trying to redefine itself as a channel that actually offers good quality, original science fiction fare; as opposed to lazily relying on myriad repeats of old shows, Roger Corman’s back-catalogue of monster b-movies, and the stark-raving-mad decision to air Wrestling on the channel. Subsequently, we have seen an improvement (or at least a step in the right direction) with new shows such as Helix, Ascension and the movie-inspired series 12 Monkeys, which have all been moderately successful. SyFy have now released two trailers for the upcoming second season of Helix, and it looks like the team is leaving the confined, isolating environment of the Arctic circle in the first season and on to a Lost-esque remote Island. (more…)

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Hey, remember when Syfy showed science fiction? How many times have you heard that question asked amongst the nerderati or amongst your circle of nerdish friends? See, there was once this time that the Sci-Fi channel, later rebranded SyFy in a much maligned and mocked marketing campaign, but the somewhat radical respelling of “sci-fi” came with a shift to do less compelling and original programming, and do more cheap reality shows and ridiculously over-the-top “original” movies like Sharknado, Dinocroc Vs Supergator, et al. In a surprising and interesting new interview, one SyFy exec is saying that the channel screwed the pooch when it comes to their programming the last few years, and at a time when genre TV has been booming on other network to boot. (more…)