Advertisements But that's the whole thing. What defines a Sci Fi fan? The person who might enjoy a show like you described because it's fun and doesn't worry about the fact it's a ripoff of something else or that the sci fi in the show is not that exact, or is it the hard core Sci Fi fan who can't watch the lighter weight stuff because it's "inferior"? There just aren't enough hard core fans like that to support a whole channel. The problem is, mass appeal Sci Fi is found on all the premiums, Spike, USA, Bravo, FX and a whole host of other channels.