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SyFy Continues To Believe People Watch Their Movies For Reasons Other Than Drinking Games: A Rebooting Of Waterworld In The Works

By Jodi Clager | Industry | November 27, 2012 |

By Jodi Clager | Industry | November 27, 2012 |

Dammit, SyFy! First you change your name from Sci Fi Channel, which makes sense, to SyFy, which does not. You go from airing The X-Files and Mystery Science Theater 3000 to rolling out Pumpkinhead: The Pumpkining and Shark Vs. Debbie Gibson’s Acting Chops. Now you want to make movies from Universal’s extensive catalog of intellctual property with a vastly decreased budget? No. Bad. STEP AWAY.

SyFy, the reigning King of ghost shows and movies involving iterations of giant animals, believes that the Kevin Costner shitbucket Waterworld is ripe for a reboot.. Ripe is the proper term, though our usage may differ, SyFy. I mean, did you see Waterworld? Wasn’t there a map tattooed on a kid’s back that led to the imaginatively named Dryland? I seem to recall jet ski chases, Costner with some sort of rat tail or something, mutants, and names such as Mariner. I feel like this doesn’t really need a rewatch. Or a recap. Nevermind a reboot.

SyFy thinks a 400,000 strong viewership disagrees with me. Listen, honey, just because drunk and/or hungover people don’t switch the channel when you peddle your sub-par wares doesn’t mean that those people are actually watching your offerings. Maybe you should just stick to your “Original” stuff, like the totally-not-an-attempted-ripoff “American Horror House” and the not-at-all-related-to-the-HBO-hit “True Bloodthirst.”


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