S.C.I.F.I. World

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S.C.I.F.I. World was a daytime programming schedule for the Sci Fi Channel that started on July 17, 2000[1] and ended on December 21, 2001.[2] It was what replaced varied programming in favor for mini-marathons.

Format[edit]

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.

  • 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 Carl Kolchak 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 SciFi.com website.

List of S.C.I.F.I. World shows[edit]

Shows First Airing

Superhero Land[edit]

Automan August 7, 2000
Batman January 29, 2001
The Bionic Woman July 24, 2000
Black Scorpion[3] October 1, 2001
The Crow: Stairway to Heaven[4] March 12, 2001
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys October 30, 2000
Highlander: The Raven October 15, 2001
The Incredible Hulk August 28, 2000
RoboCop: The Series August 14, 2000
The Sentinel February 12, 2001
The Six Million Dollar Man[5] July 17, 2000
Wonder Woman July 31, 2000
Xena: Warrior Princess September 18, 2000

Creature Land[edit]

Alien Nation November 14, 2000
Brimstone[6] May 22, 2001
Earth 2[7] August 1, 2000
Friday the 13th: The Series January 30, 2001
G vs E October 9, 2001
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys August 15, 2000
The Incredible Hulk July 18, 2000
Kolchak: The Night Stalker September 26, 2000
Land of the Giants August 8, 2000
Manimal August 29, 2000
SeaQuest DSV July 25, 2000
The Six Million Dollar Man October 24, 2000
Sliders[8] January 9, 2001
Star Trek August 22, 2000
Swamp Thing[9] December 12, 2000

Intergalactic Land[edit]

Battlestar Galactica July 19, 2000
Dark Skies October 3, 2001
Lost in Space August 2, 2000
The Ray Bradbury Theater August 16, 2000
Quantum Leap[10] September 12, 2001
Space: Above and Beyond August 9, 2000
Star Trek July 26, 2000
The Twilight Zone December 13, 2000
Wonder Woman October 25, 2000

Fantastic Land[edit]

Beyond Reality[11] November 2, 2000
Black Scorpion[12] November 8, 2001
Darkroom August 31, 2000
Fantasy Island January 25, 2001
Friday the 13th: The Series[13] August 30, 2001
Highlander: The Raven[14] February 1, 2001
Highlander: The Series August 3, 2000
Night Gallery August 17, 2000
Otherworld September 21, 2000
Probe August 24, 2000
Quantum Leap July 20, 2000
SeaQuest DSV September 14, 2000
Sliders September 28, 2000
The Twilight Zone July 27, 2000
Viper February 8, 2001

Inhuman Land[edit]

Alien Nation July 28, 2000
Brimstone January 19, 2001
Dark Skies August 18, 2000
Friday the 13th: The Series[15] April 13, 2001
Gemini Man August 4, 2000
G vs E November 30, 2001
The Invisible Man[16] September 8, 2000
Kolchak: The Night Stalker August 25, 2000
Manimal July 21, 2000
Prey February 9, 2001
SeaQuest DSV[17] October 6, 2000
Swamp Thing August 11, 2000
The Visitor September 15, 2000

Reception and Influence[edit]

Despite criticisms made by viewers in favour of reverting to a more varied programming schedule,[18] 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Earth2 part of Sci-Fi Channel Marathon". Earth2tv.com. 2000-07-11. Retrieved 2006-08-11. [dead link]
  2. ^ "U.S. Sci-Fi Channel schedule for December 2001". The Inner Mind. 2001-12-14. Retrieved 2006-09-22. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Sci-Fi Channel schedule for October 2001". The Inner Mind. 2001-12-14. Retrieved 2006-09-22. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Sci-Fi Channel schedule for March 2001". The Inner Mind. 2001-12-14. Retrieved 2006-09-22. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Sci-Fi Channel schedule for July 2000". The Inner Mind. 2001-12-14. Retrieved 2006-09-22. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Sci-Fi Channel schedule for May 2000". The Inner Mind. 2001-12-14. Retrieved 2006-09-22. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Sci-Fi Channel schedule for August 2000". The Inner Mind. 2001-12-14. Retrieved 2006-09-22. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Sci-Fi Channel schedule for January 2001". The Inner Mind. 2001-12-14. Retrieved 2006-09-22. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Sci-Fi Channel schedule for December 2000". The Inner Mind. 2001-12-14. Retrieved 2006-09-22. 
  10. ^ "U.S. Sci-Fi Channel schedule for September 2001". The Inner Mind. 2001-12-14. Retrieved 2006-09-22. 
  11. ^ "U.S. Sci-Fi Channel schedule for November 2000". The Inner Mind. 2001-12-14. Retrieved 2006-09-22. 
  12. ^ "U.S. Sci-Fi Channel schedule for November 2001". The Inner Mind. 2001-12-14. Retrieved 2006-09-22. 
  13. ^ "U.S. Sci-Fi Channel schedule for August 2001". The Inner Mind. 2001-12-14. Retrieved 2006-09-22. 
  14. ^ "U.S. Sci-Fi Channel schedule for February 2001". The Inner Mind. 2001-12-14. Retrieved 2006-09-22. 
  15. ^ "U.S. Sci-Fi Channel schedule for April 2001". The Inner Mind. 2001-12-14. Retrieved 2006-09-22. 
  16. ^ "U.S. Sci-Fi Channel schedule for September 2000". The Inner Mind. 2001-12-14. Retrieved 2006-09-22. 
  17. ^ "U.S. Sci-Fi Channel schedule for October 2000". The Inner Mind. 2001-12-14. Retrieved 2006-09-22. 
  18. ^ "Ways I'd improve the Sci-Fi Channel: Quit that "Sci Fi World" crap.". First TV Drama.com. 2001-04-09. Retrieved 2006-08-11. 

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