S.C.I.F.I. World


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.

Format

Divided into five different segments in accordance with the days of the week, each day centred on a particular science fiction theme, 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 werewolf in 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 RoboCop inhabited. 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

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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.

References

ee also

* Cartoon Quest
* The Animation Station

External links

* [http://www.trektoday.com/news/140700_03.shtml Sci-Fi Channel Cancels Daily "Star Trek" Showings]


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