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Guaranteed to annoy

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Man, I just hate those annoying little abuses of grammar in tv ads.

One of the biggest on my list is 'and it's guaranteed - or your money back!' Oh? What, pray tell, are you guaranteeing? If there's no guarantee info in the package, does that mean I get my money back? Come on, people.

The ultimate 'locked room' mystery?

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Okay, well, maybe, maybe not. I'm a fan of mystery-type tv shows, but not one of those that attempts to figure out the mystery in advance of the characters. As long as the answer's not obvious from the start, I'm fine.

Anyway, I've been watching The Lost Room on Sci-Fi, and I'm quite entertained by it. Peter Krause was an excellent choice for the lead. I'm glad Sci-Fi is getting serious about making real, interesting science fiction programming.

Wrestling as science fiction?

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I recently discovered that the Sci-Fi Channel is going to be airing ECW wrestling.

What does wrestling have to do with science fiction?

A few of the press releases hail it as 'a good thing that will help increase viewership'. Well, I'll give you the increased viewership part, but a success for Sci-Fi? No.

The Sci-Fi Channel was started as a niche channel, specifically for airing shows in the science/speculative fiction market, which includes fantasy. Shows like 'The Outer Limits', 'Battlestar Galactica' and the like. Movies such as 'Alien', 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Bladerunner'. I haven't seen any wrestling in any of the sf/f novels or short stories I've read. Nor have I seen wrestling in any of the genre's movies.

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