SCI FI And G4 To Share Off-Network Cable Rights To Lost

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  1. FilmCritic3000

    FilmCritic3000 Active Member

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    I threw in the towel in the middle of Season Two.

    http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news.aspx?id=20071016scifi01

     
  2. mrdbdigital

    mrdbdigital The TBS Archives TCF Club

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    Yet another non-science fiction program series on the Sci-Fi Channel. What dumb idiot made this decision? It was bad enough when they started wrestling.
     
  3. FilmCritic3000

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    Yep. I keep waiting to read a press release stating that SCI FI is changing their name to The Throw It Against The Wall Channel.
     
  4. IndyJones1023

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    Lost has many sci-fi and/or supernatural elements. Have you guys ever seen the show?
     
  5. whitson77

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    Lost qualifies as Sci-Fi to me.
     
  6. FilmCritic3000

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    Um, the first sentence in my initial post stated in the affirmative.
     
  7. WhiskeyTango

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    Then can you explain why Lost isn't science fiction?
     
  8. FilmCritic3000

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    It has elements of the fantastical but is by no means science fiction.
     
  9. IndyJones1023

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    Sci fi != space ships.
     
  10. tgmii

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    Lost is science fiction.

    Wrestling is just fiction :)

    Tom
     
  11. whitson77

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    The creator of the show said it was a Sci-Fi show in disguise. That's pretty damning right there.
     
  12. appleye1

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    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: (I don't think I could rolleyes enough at that stupid slogan. Wow, I hate G4.)

    I think Lost is pure sci-fi, no fantasy whatsoever. And I would bet that will be perfectly clear to everybody when the show is over.
     
  13. Rosenkavalier

    Rosenkavalier Call 1-600-DOCTORB!

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    With this and the 'Heroes' pickup, G4 is either trying to become the next TNT/USA (that is, just another interchangeable cable channel on the lineup), or they really have no clue what they're doing. Putting Lost and Heroes on the same channel as Attack Of The Show! and Code Monkeys doesn't scream "We have a strategic plan!" to me.
     
  14. IndyJones1023

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    Any retort on this, FC3K?
     
  15. FilmCritic3000

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    Sure. Lost isn't science fiction, no matter how many trippy clouds of black smoke or previously dead people turn up.
     
  16. IndyJones1023

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    And do you have any means of supporting your claim?
     
  17. whitson77

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    No :)
     
  18. FilmCritic3000

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    I'll concede Lost is fantasy.
     
  19. MickeS

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    Of course Lost is sci-fi, all that's missing is the robots.

    Why that should be on G4 though, I don't know.
     
  20. latrobe7

    latrobe7 What, me worry?

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    By what definition would you make such a statement? Because by the commonly accepted definition, Lost is quintessential Science Fiction.

    From Mirriam Webster.com:
    or here's another one from Answers.com:
     

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