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Old August 30th 01, 18:22   #1
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Re: Some of what the Sci Fi Channel is really thinking.

Hypatia, I think it is The New York Times.

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Old August 30th 01, 18:29   #2
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Here is the link for the individual 2 page article.
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/26/ar...searchpv=day04

Though you will indeed have to sign up with their site.

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Old August 30th 01, 18:29   #3
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Re: Some of what the Sci Fi Channel is really thinking.

NYT SFC Article

The website requires that you register to read archived articles, but the registration is free.

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Old August 30th 01, 18:46   #4
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Could this be a first? Someone (me) finally beat JoeD to posting relevant info.
Just barely, but I did it.

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Re: Some of what the Sci Fi Channel is really thinking.

Well, it was the author calling B5 an imitation of Star Trek, not the sci-fi channel, and I don't really think he knew what he was talking about... it doesn't really say what sci-fi thinks of the ehole show. Very interesting article, though.

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Old August 30th 01, 21:19   #6
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Re: Some of what the Sci Fi Channel is really thinking.

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chai:
Here is the link for the individual 2 page article.
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/26/ar...searchpv=day04

Though you will indeed have to sign up with their site.

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Thanks, that's what I wanted, the individual articles address. And yea, you were quick on that one! Thanks.

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Old August 30th 01, 21:47   #7
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Re: Some of what the Sci Fi Channel is really thinking.

It certainly was a long article, wasn't it? And I don't think anything was meant by the "B5/Star-Trek-clone" thing. The author seems to see ALL of modern science fiction as being inspired by Star Trek. So, no surprise, he see's B5 as being so inspired. He actually pays an indirect compliment to B5 when he says "and even more original..." and then names some other series.

He must see B5 as being "original" if the second series he mentions is "more original". I'd say that's not too bad!

I was surprised to see that about half of Sci-Fi's viewers are women. I have few friends who get into sci-fi. But, I do have many friends who are also co-workers who DO get into it. (Big surprise, its a Math/Science department!)

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Old August 30th 01, 22:21   #8
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Re: Some of what the Sci Fi Channel is really thinking.

a very interesting article. I loved the fact that it was primarily aimed at boys and geeks
Imagine that half the audience is female. That must have been a shocker to TPTB

No problem getting on because I'm on their regular mailing list

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Old August 31st 01, 05:30   #9
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Some of what the Sci Fi Channel is really thinking.

In last Sunday's New York Times (Augsut 26) there is an article entitled "The Sci Fi Channel Seeks New Life Beyond Its Niche."

You can read this article by going to New York Times - you have to register - but it's free. When the NY Times first page comes up look for search box right under date. Type in the first few words in the title, The Sci Fi Channel Seeks, then hit search - another advanced search appears - repeat the first few words of the title and search again and up comes the article.

B5 is mentioned as an imination of Star Trek but there are some interesting insights into the thinking and strategy of the Sci Fi Channel.

If it's legal then maybe Joe D. or someone can bring this article onto this Message Board.

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What is the address for the website?

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