Sci-Fi Channel Cancels Daily Original Series Showings

By Christian
July 14, 2000 - 10:26 AM

The Sci-Fi Channel just announced the launch of S.C.I.F.I. World, a complete revamp of the way they're currently showing SF shows. From now on, every day of the week will be organised according to the following five themes:

  • Superheroland Mondays, with shows such as 'The Six Million Dollar Man', 'Incredible Hulk' and 'RoboCop'.
  • Creatureland Tuesdays, including 'The Incredible Hulk', 'Alien Nation', 'Lost In Space', and also the original Star Trek series.
  • Intergalacticland Wednesdays, with shows such as 'Space: Above and Beyond', 'Battlestar Galactica', and, again, the original Trek series.
  • Fantasticland Thursdays, featuring 'Highlander', 'The Twilight Zone' and 'Sliders'.
  • And finally Inhumanland Fridays, including 'Alien Nation', 'Invisible Man' and 'SeaQuest'.
The main result for the Original Series is that, after nearly two years of daily showings, today's airing of 'Court Martial' is the final showing in the daily repeat series. Instead, every week a different series from each of the five Lands mentioned above will be featured in a one-day mini-marathon. As part of Intergalacticland, there will be an Original Series marathon on Wednesday the 26th of July, while on Tuesday the 22nd of August there'll be another marathon as part of Creatureland.

The Trek marathon on the 26th of July will start at 10:00am Eastern Time with 'Plato's Stepchildren', followed by 'That Which Survives', 'Assignment: Earth', 'Friday's Child', 'Space Seed' and 'The City on the Edge of Forever'. The episodes shown on the 22nd of August will be 'This Side Of Paradise', 'The Lights of Zetar', 'The Man Trap', 'Obsession', 'The Immunity Syndrome', 'Operation: Annihilate!' and 'Devil in the Dark'.

The weekly Sunday showings of the Original Series, at 11:00am Eastern Time, have not been affected by this, and will still continue for the next few months.

The Sci-Fi Channel's original announcement on this can be read by following this link.

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