SYFY 9/11 "Tin Man" may be wrong

Discussion in 'Season Pass Alerts' started by HTH, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. HTH

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    The guide data has SYFY showing the 1981 Drama "Tin Man" starring Timothy Bottoms three times back-to-back on Sunday, September 11. SYFY's own ScheduleBot page shows an unnamed SYFY Original Movie in those timeslots. I suspect it is their 3-part miniseries "Tin Man" based on The Wizard of Oz instead.

    I only noticed as I have a Wishlist set up for the Timothy Bottoms movie, with the actor named, as it is not available on DVD. This scheduling error got my hopes up.
     
  2. unitron

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    Your loss is my gain. Now I know there's something on Sci-Fi this weekend that's not the usual creature feature, so thanks!

    Although the Timothy Bottoms movie sounds interesting as well, although apparently it's only available on VHS.

    Now if only Sci-Fi would re-run "Cube". Last time several years ago I taped it but it ran beyond the time specified so I didn't get the end.
     
  3. pteronaut

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    Comcast's EPG data confirms HTH's suspicions.
     
  4. Church AV Guy

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    HTH was ultimately proved correct. It WAS Syfy's Original 3-part miniseries "Tin Man" (losely based on The Wizard of Oz) and not the Timothy Bottoms movie. These things happen rarely, but they DO happen.
     
  5. sieglinde

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    Not surprising. SyFy generally does not show mainstream non-genre movies such as Tinman.
     
  6. HTH

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    Well, the computer he builds does eventually become an artificial intelligence and comes up with an argument for life on Mars seeded by Earth probes that were insufficiently sterilized. A bit more likely for Syfy than Braveheart was for Sci-Fi.
     
  7. sieglinde

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    Oh, I thought it was about people selling aluminum siding. I enjoyed that movie.
     

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