Monday, March 16th, 2009
3:46 pm - Wait... What?  
Sci Fi Channel Has a New Name: Now, It’s Syfy

Plans call for Sci Fi and its companion Web site ( to morph into the oddly spelled Syfy — pronounced the same as “Sci Fi” — on July 7. The new name will be accompanied by the slogan “Imagine Greater,” which replaces a logo featuring a stylized version of Saturn.

I remember being dumbstruck when Esso became Exxon. The scary thing here is that someone at NBC paid some consultant a metric shitload of money to come up with this. When HP split off its scientific division they paid a million bucks or so to whomever it was that came up with "Agilent." It was supposed to hint that the new company would be an agile version of Lucent. Of course, Lucent went into the toilet not long after, obscuring the reference. Now the only thing Agilent reminds one of is that it sort of rhymes with flatulent.

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DebetEsse: Browder Farscape-SG1debetesse on March 16th, 2009 - 09:13 pm
I'm trying to come up with a demeaning way to pronounce the new name (of course, I called it "skiffy" before, so...). Best so far was "Siffy", which, not ridiculous enough.
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DXMachinadxmachina on March 16th, 2009 - 11:00 pm
Heh. I was thinking siffy, too.

I've thought for years it ought to be the Paranormal Network.
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DebetEsse: Carterdebetesse on March 17th, 2009 - 12:00 am
Except that "paranormal network" is limiting in its own Fox Mulder way.

Maybe "see-fee"?
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DXMachinadxmachina on March 17th, 2009 - 01:14 am
I suppose ψφ would be too classy. Or obscure.
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DebetEsse: Files and Recordsdebetesse on March 17th, 2009 - 01:32 am
Both. (Which is sad, considering).
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DXMachinadxmachina on March 17th, 2009 - 03:19 am
Knut has come up with the best possibility so far.
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DebetEsse: Timey Wimeydebetesse on March 17th, 2009 - 02:06 pm
That's rather awesome.

SyFy(less), even.
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