- S.C.I.F.I. World
S.C.I.F.I. World was a daytime programming schedule for the Sci Fi Channel that started on
July 17 2000[cite web|url=http://www.earth2tv.com/earth2-news/earth2-part-of-sci-fi-channel-marathon/|title=Earth2 part of Sci-Fi Channel Marathon|date=2000-07-11|work= [http://www.earth2tv.com/ Earth2tv.com] |accessdate=2006-08-11] and ended on December 21, 2001. [cite web|url=http://innermind.com/sfc/lists/sfc0112.htm|title=U.S. Sci-Fi Channel schedule for December 2001|date=2001-12-14|work=The Inner Mind|accessdate=2006-09-22] It was what replaced varied programming in favour for mini-marathons.
Divided into five different segments in accordance with the
days of the week, each day centred on a particular science fictiontheme, which the marathons followed, airing from 10 AM to 4 PM. These themes were named in such a way that, when assembled, they formed an acronym of the channel's name.These were:
*Superhero Land, which, on Mondays focused on superheroes featuring marathons of such shows as "Batman", "The Incredible Hulk", and "
Automan". The first marathon aired thereon was of " The Six Million Dollar Man".
*Creature Land, which, on Tuesdays focused primarily on monsters, otherworldly, nonhumanoid or otherwise, that included marathons of such shows as "
Land of the Giants", "", "Earth 2", and " SeaQuest DSV". The first marathon aired thereon was of "The Incredible Hulk".
*Intergalactic Land, which centred attention towards space-driven shows as ', ', and "
Lost in Space". The first marathon aired thereon was of the original "Battlestar Galactica". These shows were seen on Wednesdays.
*Fantastic Land, which deviated from the usual science-fiction focus unto more
fantasy-based shows like " Night Gallery", "Otherworld", and "Darkroom". The first marathon aired thereon was of "Quantum Leap". These shows could be seen on Thursdays.
*Inhuman Land, akin to "Creatureland"
's theme, every Friday focused on monsters but more along the lines of a conspiratorial scope and concerned the humanoid kind as was depicted in an animation of trying to evade a werewolfin the shadowy alleys of "Inhumanland". Shows aired included " Dark Skies", "Alien Nation", and " Something is Out There". The first marathon aired thereon was of " Manimal".
To reinforce this novelty, the programming schedule was advertised by way of animations depicting it as a theme-park which various science-fiction characters such as
James T. Kirk, Duncan MacLeod, and RoboCopinhabited. Aside from this, graphic teasers, trivia, and on-air questions were aired to amuse and inform the viewer and promote the [http://www.scifi.com/scifiworld/ SciFi.com website] .
List of "S.C.I.F.I. World" shows
Reception and Influence
Despite criticisms made by viewers in favour of reverting back to a more varied programming schedule, [cite web|url=http://www.firsttvdrama.com/central/scifi3.php3|title=Ways I'd improve the Sci-Fi Channel: Quit that "Sci Fi World" crap.|date=2001-04-09|work= [http://www.firsttvdrama.com/index.php3 First TV Drama.com] |accessdate=2006-08-11] this format of airing marathons five times a week continues to this very day although, since then, "S.C.I.F.I. World" has ceased to be as is much of Sci Fi Channel's second-run programming.
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* [http://www.trektoday.com/news/140700_03.shtml Sci-Fi Channel Cancels Daily "Star Trek" Showings]
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