Syfy Channel Labor Day Marathon

by on September 2, 2010

in Entertainment

The upcoming standard Syfy Channel holiday weekend marathon for the Labor Day weekend is a bit Stephen King centric. Which normally, isn’t a bad thing, but since they’ve been playing Stephen King movies on and off every week, well, I’m finding a bit trite. I miss The Twilight Zone marathons! These are daytime listings:

First up on Friday, September 3rd

  • Mimic 3 Sentinel
  • Nightmare Before Christmas, The
  • Curse Of King Tut, The – Part One
  • Curse Of King Tut, The – Part Two
  • Stephen King’s The Langoliers – Part One
  • Stephen King’s The Langoliers – Part Two
  • Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers – Part 1
  • Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers – Part 2

On Saturday, the 4th:

  • Sometimes They Come Back Again (9 AM)
  • Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers – Part 1
  • Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers – Part 2
  • Stephen King’s The Stand – Part One
  • Stephen King’s The Stand – Part Two
  • Stephen King’s The Stand – Part Three
  • Stephen King’s The Stand – Part Four
  • Stephen King’s Desperation

On Sunday, the 5th:

  • On Thin Ice (9 AM)
  • A Sound of Thunder
  • Eragon
  • Highlander: The Source
  • Predator
  • Silent Hill
  • The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  • The Prestige

On Monday, the 6th of September:

  • Destination Truth episodes until 3:30 PM, then
  • Predator
  • The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  • Underworld
  • The Wrath Of The Magnificent Steiner
  • A Nameless Man

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Bruce Simmons September 3, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Yes Paul, Syfy is broadening it’s genre coverage to get more impact for the network. That means more reality programming, more wrestling and less sci-fi.

VeraZ: Indeed. When they brought over the BBC bigwig to be in charge, this was his plan… broaden the different types of shows and online presence to draw more viewers.

It is working and some of the fantasy / sci-fi shows we see are getting consistently higher ratings these days. But the offerings are dwindling too. It’s an odd and confusing bag of good, with bad.

I have a post around here somewhere that talks about their new and upcoming shows. They seem odd, but I’m not writing them off until I see them. Including the one from “Michael Rosenbaum.”

Patience and try not to grit your teeth too much.

Thanks for coming by folks!

VeraZ September 3, 2010 at 3:06 pm

They show so little scifi they should have to give up the name, no matter how they spell it.

paul forcey September 3, 2010 at 8:16 am

Is it just me or does the SyFy channel seem to be becoming less sci fi and more “ghosts and ghouls” and horror centric?

As you say they seem to be showing The Langoliers and The Stand a lot as it is. Maybe they paid so much for the rights so they have to show it a load of times to make it pay.

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