Tonight’s movie on the Science Fiction Channel is called Shark In Venice. As you might imagine, it’s about a shark terroizing the quaint and wonderful city of Venice. Seriously. I can almost imagine the meeting at the sci-fi headquarters:
Suit #1: We should create a movie where there’s a shark terrorizing a tourist trap.
Suit #2: I think they already did that. I think it was in New York.
Suit # 1: Exactly! We should do a shark terrorizing something like Hawaii. That’s hot!
Suit #3: It should be more of a worldwide tourist trap. Where should we do this science fiction masterpiece?
Stephen Baldwin: (huge bong rip…let’s it out) You guys should make it in Venice, and have mobsters and I’ll play an altruistic mob informant as a backstory. (cough cough) It’ll be great.
This is another rant of mine against the scorn that is the Sci-Fi Channel, and their lack of science fiction programming. On a lighter note, they did show a nice scene from the final episodes to come of Battlestar. But then again, I’m not putting too much faith in that, either. I’m pretty sure they’re calling it Battlestar Galactica: The Final Frontier. Please. Let’s not forget this is a network that is a failure when it comes to any kind of allegiance to Star Trek.