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SyFy Wants You To Contribute To An Upcoming TV Movie!!

Merrick here...
SyFy (aka The Sci Fi Channel) is giving viewers the chance to help shape a TV movie that'll be heavily influenced by contributions from folks like you.
The network is launching a production site, B Movie Mogul, where fans can vote and pitch ideas for the film, from title, creatures, wardrobe, dialogue and character deaths to promotional taglines. The resulting "script" will be shot as a two-hour Syfy original movie to be released next year. [EDIT] Syfy is teaming with entertainment site IGN on the site; the partnership will last 15 months and launch Friday.
...says THR HERE . The last I heard, the network was being inundated by killer Koala pitches (Koalas on a rampage, mutant Koalas, etc) so that may be one conceit to steer clear of in this instance. As you see above, the article says the new site (B Movie Mogul) will open up on Friday - so put your thinking caps on, conjure-up Squidephant (or something like it), and get to work. The Hollywood Reporter posits the question: "What if fans create a lousy movie?" That's a pretty funny question, all things considered...
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  • June 22, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST

    WEREWOLVES VS. ASTRODYKES ON THE MOON

    by just pillow talk

    Alas, no ta-ta's would be on display since it'll be on syfy.<p>Someone make this happen!

  • June 22, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    From the network that brought you ....

    by V'Shael

    ATTACK OF THE GIANT SNAKE! MINOTAUR! and WWF Wrestling! We've RUN OUT OF IDEAS! <p> SOMEONE PLEASE GIVE US A SHITTY IDEA FOR FREE!! PLEASE!

  • June 22, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    How about a script?

    by D.Vader

    I've got one all ready. Just hire me to write and direct it sheesh.

  • June 22, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Pillow Talk!

    by D.Vader

    Don't give away our most precious idea!!!

  • June 22, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    "Chainsaw-Wielding Schizophrenic Penguins!"

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    "They Saved Billy Idol's Brain", "Dr. ACULA!"

  • June 22, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Make one of David Icke's books as a movie.

    by V'Shael

    Shape shifting reptiles from the 4th dimension, who drink blood and pretend to be Jewish industrial bankers, are secretly ruling the world for nothing more than shits and giggles. (Games in the 4th dimension can take 1000's of years) <p> It'll be the Battlefield Earth of TV movies.

  • June 22, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    How will you tell...

    by Gislef_crow

    ... the movie that gets produced from the ones SyFy puts on anyway? Or half the series they do? The Phantom?? Really??

  • June 22, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Ooh!! Ooh!! A SciFi conspiracy theory.

    by V'Shael

    Muslims are really aliens, and they've invaded the White House! At least it will play in the redneck states, to the same people who watch wrestling and were impressed with the brand change to Polish Syphilis...

  • June 22, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    D.Vader

    by just pillow talk

    Nah, they are too stupid to ever pounce on such a sweet idea.<p>Fucking syfy...make another Yeti or something.

  • June 22, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    V'Shael...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    "It'll be the Battlefield Earth of TV movies." If by that you mean it'll be a mammoth steaming pile of iguana shit, well, Siffy is already that.

  • June 22, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST

    @JayLenoTookMyJob - I did indeed mean that

    by V'Shael

    but I think they could outdo themselves with that plot line. <p> I mean, cast a has-been wrestler as the hero, and it's GOLD Jerry! GOLD!

  • June 22, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Mutant Killer Goldfish....from space

    by just pillow talk

  • June 22, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    I have a great idea for a bigfoot movie

    by D.Vader

    But fuck off, SyFy, unless you want me to helm it myself!

  • June 22, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Killer Basil from Space

    by just pillow talk

    Death never smelled so good...

  • June 22, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Warwick Davis as "Cyborg from another Dimension!"

    by just pillow talk

    Little Cyborg...BIG problems!

  • June 22, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    This in: SyFy cancels your great ideas early

    by BubbaDestructo

    And continues to put out the usual shit.

  • June 22, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    so will I see a Megafault 2 then?

    by just pillow talk

    *pillow crosses fingers*

  • June 22, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Cyber Pigz

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

    You can't lose with a title like that!

  • June 22, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Finally, Sci Fi has given up.

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    I never thought I'd see the day.

  • June 22, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST

    "Jesus Comes Back...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ...But He's Pissed, Black, And Has Converted To Islam" It'll fit right in with Siffy's demographic, except they'll all think it's a particularly nightmarish documentary.

  • June 22, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Downpour!

    by just pillow talk

    A group of vacationing students get trapped in their hotel as (GASP!) a torrential downpour ruins their day out!

  • June 22, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Norm MacDonald!

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

    Needs to be cast in the lead! lol

  • June 22, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    An alien invasion

    by INWOsuxRED

    Aliens arrive and begin killing humans. At first we're all terrified and fight back, but then it turns out they were only killing executives from the syfy channel and they were here on a mercy mission to help humanity, but we didn't appreciate them until it was too late.

  • June 22, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Gee, it's not like they couldn't go looking for a decent idea or

    by impossibledreamers

    Hell, I've got a pile I could see them. The last schmuck from one of their production outfits I talked to said they only use inhouse writers... um... was he lying?!?

  • June 22, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Attack of the Pedobears! Starring Chris Hanson!

    by V'Shael

    And sponsored by 4chan!

  • June 22, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    "What if fans create a lousy movie?"

    by oisin5199

    the better question is 'how would we tell the difference?'

  • June 22, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    This cartoon sums it up perfectly.

    by impossibledreamers

    http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/comment/8/2010/06/0d3891ae9f86a4205308a266ed916dc2/original.jpg

  • June 22, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Syphy wants to be able to BLAME their viewers

    by chromedome

    for this one, so they take less heat for the crap they put out as "original".<p>Gotta believe MediaMessiah will be all over this 24/7..........

  • June 22, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Crap the link messed up

    by impossibledreamers

  • June 22, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Crap the link messed up

    by impossibledreamers

  • June 22, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Crap the link messed up

    by impossibledreamers

  • June 22, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Media Messiah would actually take it seriously

    by V'Shael

    and be really annoyed when his "great" idea wasn't selected. <p> Either that, or he'd insist he couldn't sully his awesome ideas with such an open competition, where it could be stolen by evil execs.

  • June 22, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    How bout this: Syphy execs pile into Limos...

    by chromedome

    ...thinking they are, at long last, going to the Emmys for the awards they are sure they deserve.<p>But the limo takes them to the wrestling arena, and one by one they are taken into the ring and beaten to a pulp by a WWE Wannabe. The Wannabe with the pulpiest exec wins the "reality show" and then we cut to Plumbers trying to commune with the pulped exec's ghost.

  • June 22, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    NOWHERE TO GO BUT UP

    by Mullah Omar

    I guess SyFy realizes that they can get shitty scripts for free rather than shell out actual cash money for them. This way they can take the insult out of the injury.

  • June 22, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    CUM DUMP: The Movie

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

  • June 22, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    I encourage people to do this

    by JettL1993

    theres no better feeling then seeing your words or ideas transferred to the screen

  • June 22, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    I disagree. Bad SyFy movies DO get viewers

    by D.Vader

    They get LOTS of them. Hell, there is nothing better to watch on a saturday or sunday hangover than a crappy SyFy Channel movie. Watching Flu Bird Horror or Grizzly Rage or Grizzly Park while hungover works WONDERS.

  • June 22, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    How about the Siffy execs go on a field trip to...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ...the "History" Channel (Note: Read the quotation marks I've added as sarcastic air-quotes) and they all guest on that show where some guy saws shit in half in the roles of saw-ees! Then the "History" Channel execs are bused over to the (Bullshit) Discovery Channel where they're all blown up by Kari Byron (and of course, she's wearing a bikini!). Then the (Bullshit) Discovery execs are sent to E! where they're all sat on and crushed by those fatass Armenian b*tches. Then the process continues ad infinitum until there's no basic cable channels left and everyone has to actually... I dunno, go read a book or do something constructive for once.

  • June 22, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    One more try

    by impossibledreamers

    http://www.myphotos.yahoo.com/s/20w9iu333sjusjdbf6ab

  • June 22, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Blade Runner 2. Starring Abe Vigoda

    by SilentGunman

    Blades will be ran!

  • June 22, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Did anyone see The Phantom mini-series?

    by Bladerunner751

    was it any good?

  • June 22, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Rise of the Toasters

    by SilentGunman

    Starring Dave Coulier and Melissa Joan Hart!

  • June 22, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Sci-Fi Channel SHOULD make better movies

    by obriensg1

    The above posters are right. INstead of cranking out really crappy B-Movies seemingly once a week, they should invest in better miniseries and better movies. Think what would happen if they dedicated the budget of 5 or 6 of those film to green lighting the next Stargate film, whether it be SG-1 or Atlantis. MGM needs the money so they pay MGM to make it in return for broadcast rights and a profit share. Hell, they really should make a miniseries or perhaps even a weekly series about Captain Riker of the Titan. People have been curious about how that would look for almost ten years. There are existing properties, and better people they could work with. So maybe the blow their budget on one or two major projects a year and they show reruns on Saturday nights. But they'll draw for more publicity, money, and viewers with TRULY original ideas, or helping out the above franchises.

  • June 22, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Brawndo Power

    by SilentGunman

    Starring David Hasselhoff and Sandahl Bergman!

  • June 22, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    This is a lot like "News" channels...

    by chromedome

    ...reading blogs on the air, asking people to email in questions for guests ("cuz it's like hard 'n' stuff to think up questions ourselves") and using viewer photos and crappy videos to show the weather, etc. They'll call it "engaging" the audience, "interacting" with viewers, but it is really just a cheap-ass way to fill 24 hours a day with something, anything, for free.<p>And they wonder why no one respects them anymore....<p>Syphy already knows we don't respect them, so this is just throwing in the towel. "We could do better work, or we could just let viewers do the work, then blame them. No brainer since we don't give a shit."

  • June 22, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    If I contribute, it will be better than

    by Powerring

    90% of the "We are not even gonna try" shit syfy scripts.

  • June 22, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    so then does that mean samurai monkey will be made?

    by just pillow talk

    Played by midgets dressed up as monkeys? <p>Are you listening syfy? You could fuck this up so badly, I have the upmost confidence in you.

  • June 22, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

    How about the Karate Kid, but it's a goat

    by just pillow talk

    Get it?<p>Asi knows what I'm talking about.

  • June 22, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Vampires Attack!

    by One_N_Done

    ... and kill all the emo/goth chicks that think they're so cute and cuddly, so they can get their street cred back. Starring Bruce Campbell and Norm McDonald

  • June 22, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST

    HAH!!!

    by D.Vader

  • June 22, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST

    If I ran the channel...

    by V'Shael

    Hire a couple of guys to read through every nebula winning, Saturn winning, Hugo winning, short story in the last 30 years. And the ones which were nominated but didn't win. Select the ones which haven't been optioned, and option them. Give them to some TV writers and find a way to alter them JUST ENOUGH that they can be made for a reasonable budget. Not to alter the Sci Fi content in any way. <p> Then make an anthology series. Things like Outer Limits and Twilight Zone, while having good audiences and critical approval, got over reliant on having a TWIST ending. <p> Forget the twist ending. Just have a good sci fi tale.

  • June 22, 2010, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Ahem: "THREAD MELTDOWN!" Thank you, send my royalty check.

    by JasonPratt

  • June 22, 2010, 1:25 p.m. CST

    But seriously, if any thread melted, it ought to be

    by JasonPratt

    this one.

  • June 22, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Give me a damn DEEP SPACE NINE TV movie

    by zillabeast

    ....and dont let it be all cheap like JMS's Babylon 5 direct to video films.

  • June 22, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST

    This'd be a step up, for the most part.

    by kevred

    ...but I can see it ruined by people sending in a bunch of jokey suggestions. If they could somehow get a bunch of serous suggestions from fans who are sincere and creative about it, it could be amazing.

  • June 22, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    SYFY--I'VE GOT 4 WORDS, JUST 4 WORDS:

    by moondoggy2u

    Night of The Sloths.

  • June 22, 2010, 1:33 p.m. CST

    SLOTHS!

    by D.Vader

    Don't call us slow! Don't call us sloooooooooooooooow!!!

  • June 22, 2010, 1:33 p.m. CST

    MANSQUITO vs. AZTEC REX

    by Uncle Stan

    It writes itself.

  • June 22, 2010, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Mutated Sea Bass!

    by just pillow talk

    Fishing will never be the same again!

  • June 22, 2010, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Vegetarian Cannibal Holocaust!

    by V'Shael

    Veggies the world over, have sudden unstoppable cravings for meat, but still don't want to injure any animals. So they turn on HUMAN FLESH! But here's the twist, it's got to be KOSHER flesh! They're JEWISH!! (That's how we can use the word Holocaust.)

  • June 22, 2010, 1:41 p.m. CST

    How about Giant Poodles?

    by just pillow talk

    I'm sure they would come across really cool on film...wha? It's been done already...in a Hulk film? Really?

  • June 22, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Wait, this isn't how they've been doing it all along?

    by JT Kirk

    I assumed their Saturday Night Shitfests were the results of them being forced to produce films based on a lawsuit brought by a litany of contest winners who supplied them with an unlimited amount of bad ideas that the courts have deemed them responsible to turn into TV movies, and that luckily for Syfy the courts didn't include any statement of the quality of said films. No?

  • June 22, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    JT Kirk

    by just pillow talk

    Clearly you haven't seen there masterpieces, otherwise you would not have typed such an outlandish comment....<p>How about instead of Handy Manny, Handy Mauler...where the tools are possessed and go on killing rampages. Or Little FrighteningSteins...about four kids who have a rocket ship that does their evil bidding.<p>Er, I have kids..really.

  • June 22, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Are professional writers aloud to enter?

    by JettL1993

    I'd love to drop in some ideas, but I don't know if the contest is open to WGA members

  • June 22, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    well, if they shout "Can I enter" aloud, then maybe

    by just pillow talk

    Why not tweet in your ideas JettL?

  • June 22, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Gerbilsaurus vs. Zombie Network Executives

    by DoctorTom

    If it gets enough votes, then maybe there could be a string of Gerbilsaurus movies - Gerbilsaurus vs. Vampire Congress, Gerbilsaurus vs. Robot Aztec Mummy, Gerbilsaurus vs. Nazi Neanderthals, and so on.

  • June 22, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Hey sci-fi, I'm not taking blame for your shitty movies.

    by The_Maltese_Vulcan

    Just own up and give the money to someone who knows how to do them.

  • June 22, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    How about they

    by adml_shake

    just stop making them. They can use the money to finance some better shows and increase the budget of the ones they already have.

  • June 22, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Considering you can join the WGA for like 50 bucks

    by V'Shael

    I don't think membership is going to be an impediment.

  • June 22, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    I hate shit like this.

    by Fred_Phelps_Felches_Fags

    Going through film school, everyone was always super excited about 48 hour film festivals and movies by committee, where the whole group votes on what to do next. <p> Fuck that. That's not a film, that's an experiment. An exercise. It might be fun, but it's not a fucking movie. I have a better idea for Sci-Fi: Don't hamstring your writers. Let them be creative. By now they should have a pool of talented young people, and considering they shoot everything outside of America, the combination of young talent and foreign production equals cheap as shit. So maybe if they just took a chance on a good movie, things would turn out better, without too much risk, and they wouldn't have to waste their time with this high school film club shit. <p> I know I seem bitter. I'm just really bummed that there's an entire channel for science fiction, but it wastes its time on this drivel.

  • June 22, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Great. Now I have to

    by FuzzyLumpkins

    provide my own TV content as well.

  • June 22, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    "I am NOT a committee!"

    by D.Vader

  • June 22, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    My Mutant Shit Monster Script

    by DangerDave

    A chronic mastrabating nerd flushes massive amounts of his seed daily down the toilet. <P> Hi spunk mutates with the duke in the sewers and creates an army of shit monsters that want revenge. <P> I envision a Nuernberg style ralley with the lead turd firering up the troops before they storm the city looking to find their maker....and KILL HIM!!!!! <P> That one is free.

  • June 22, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    DoctorTom your post cracked me up...

    by andrew coleman

    I'd literally watch all those movies and laugh my ass off. You know this idea won't work so I hope they do make a just way over the top stupid one. The problem the Syfy B-movies have is that they try and be movies. Just go over the top a crazy body count stop trying to actually make movies unless you're going to actually try, since they don't why not just make really silly movies... Vampire Congress that shit made me laugh.

  • June 22, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    This can't be any worse

    by MurderMostFowl

    Than the usual SyFy garbage. Their self produced stuff is barely better than an infomercial.<BR><BR> Except for Mansquito. That title was so amazing, I didn't even have to watch it to love it.

  • June 22, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    BLOODFART: The Movie

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

  • June 22, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    They Doublestuffed Hitler's Secretary

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

    or They Doublestuffed Secretariat. I don't really care which.

  • June 22, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Fanfic - the movie

    by RPLocke

  • June 22, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Man Dingo, the slave who's half man/half dingo.

    by cookylamoo

  • June 22, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    I Made The Beast with Two Backs.

    by cookylamoo

    With my girlfriend Desdemona.

  • June 22, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST

    What is the thought process?

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    Are they trying to make a movie that's so bad it's good or do they literally just go with the cheapest production team/script and figure if they slap a funny title on it people will watch? Like you figure there would be a gem eventually just by blind chance.

  • June 22, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Will Siffy actually air the movie if it turns out decent?

    by SpyGuy

    I mean, that might break their neverending series of crap and SyFy execs could end up jumping out of windows. And then think of the poor people they might hit when they land...

  • June 22, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    pants monster - the movie

    by slickerynodes

    played by your great grandpa

  • June 22, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Vampre Squirlles The Movie

    by RPLocke

  • June 22, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Here's an idea: Strive for some quality

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    And take a little fucking pride in your work, instead of just slapping together some bullshit and hope it catches on "ironically" among the young persons etc.

  • June 22, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Lord of the Star Wars Trek 2: This Time it's personal!

    by Creative1

    I guarantee whatever the come up with will be worse.

  • June 22, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    A TOPIARY

    by Kobaal

    http://atopiary.com/<p> Hard to believe there is nothing on the front page about this. Considering it is the Coolest News this year.<p> http://atopiary.com/<p> But shit, we'd better have a Dinoshark talkback!<p> http://atopiary.com/

  • June 22, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Lord of the Star Trek Wars 3D: It's Coming Right At YOU!

    by Creative1

    The saga of a love lorn Superhero (superheros are hot) Vampire (vampires are hot) that transforms (transformers are hot) into a some sort of Lord of the Rings / Harry Potter wizard ('cause those are hot). 3D is hot, continues in 3D!

  • June 22, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    "Super Fast Killer Slugs The Size of Cats"

    by theGoldbergV

    And the title is in quotation marks as its a line of dialogue. There. Done. Won't be as bad as Miami Shark Attack or whatever the fuck else passes for entertainment on that pulsating orifice of a channel

  • June 22, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    If i'm gonna give a bad SyFy idea, i wanna get paid!

    by George Newman

    So I'm just gonna keep CAESAR FROM SPACE to myself.

  • June 22, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Super fat TV execs coming at ya in 3D!!!!

    by RPLocke

  • June 22, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Coolest news? Meh.

    by D.Vader

    Sounds all right.

  • June 22, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Shart Attack 3D

    by lostboytexas

    tagline "i just sharted... in 3D!"

  • June 22, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    LASER CATS!!!!!!!!!

    by br1947

  • June 22, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    "ATOMIC SWAMP ASS" Friday at 8...

    by Cletus Van Damme

    ...only on SyFy!

  • June 22, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    "Zombie Reagan" would be great too

    by br1947

    make sure to cast Russell Brand as Reagan!

  • June 22, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Stargate: Swass

    by lostboytexas

    dude stuck on a spaceship a billion lightyears away, no toiletpaper and a bad case of swass like a muthafucka. it writes itself...

  • June 22, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST

    The Man With Pornographic Vision!!!!

    by cookylamoo

    Perfectly normal people appear to be fucking.

  • June 22, 2010, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Cloverfield of Dreams.

    by cookylamoo

  • June 22, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    make a movie...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    about movie geeks who get some upset that their beloved childhood toy has aflames on it... then said geek is raped by said childhood flamin toy

  • June 22, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    ...so 2 hours of Michael Bay on fire

    by br1947

    hell, I'd watch the shit out of that....

  • June 22, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    WHY does SCI FI SUCK so much?

    by Red43jes

    I loved Battlestar Galactica, Farscape, and I'm enjoying Stargate Universe...but it just seems that they CAN'T find their feet with good shows for the most part. when they have a GREAT show, they seem to drag out getting to the next season, or they cancel the show! WTF? When I was younger, and heard Sci Fi was coming, I was excited. I thought, "Man, these guys could give us a channel of some older stuff you haven't seen in awhile, and slowly give us original programming. They really could give us some memorable shows." Man, who whats to see Shark Vs. Octopus? The majority of their programming is embarrassing! Get with it Sci Fi, quit being pussies and give us some kick ass shows!

  • June 22, 2010, 5:38 p.m. CST

    How about a magical town full of odd people

    by RPLocke

    Ah, shit, they did that already.

  • June 22, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Alotta Vajaja Dentata !

    by Squashua

    That is the theme!

  • June 22, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Vajaja Dentata will be a series on Oprah's new network

    by br1947

    an uplifting and inspirational story

  • June 22, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    SUPERZOMBIE VS. MEGAVAMPIRE! Gimme a check!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • June 22, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    LAW & ORDER: MUTARA NEBULA

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • June 22, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    THE DEADLY TURD MONSTER!!!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • June 22, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST

    PARIS HILTON'S MYSTERY HOUR

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • June 22, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    MY MOTHER THE SPACESHIP

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • June 22, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    Bring back MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000!!!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • June 22, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    THE KNIGHTS THAT SAY "NI!"

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • June 22, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    br1947

    by TedKordLives

    BWAH-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA-HAHAHAHAHAHA!!

  • June 22, 2010, 6:03 p.m. CST

    THEY SAVED SPENCER PRATT'S BRAIN!!!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • June 22, 2010, 6:05 p.m. CST

    instead a movie... do a datin show

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...a bunch of losers, geeks, freaks tryin to find love... at a comic convention... just get Kevin Smith to host it

  • June 22, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST

    MEN BEHAVING BADLY ON A SPACESHIP

    by RPLocke

  • June 22, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST

    stepdaddy

    by frozen01

    That would be... painful.

  • June 22, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Isn't this how SyFy already makes it's movies?

    by SifoDyasJr.

    Or maybe the manatees went on strike?

  • June 22, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST

    WTF?!

    by Nick Michalak

    Frankly, the last thing I want to be associated with as a filmmaker is a SyFy Channel Original Movie.

  • June 22, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST

    THE JERSEY BAD CGI!!!!!!!!

    by alice133

    whatever like im gonna watch syfy regardless.<p>bring back BRIMESTONE yo.

  • June 22, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Revenge of the Show

    by AGNT009

    Theres this great scyfi show everyone loves. Then some douche network execs cancel the show! Well, a meteor rock hits the studio at night, where all the films are kept. The alien radiation makes the characters from the tv reels come to life. And they want revenge for ending the show. And the characters are angry at the execs and a few of the actors who portrayed them, so you have the same actors fighting against themselves in a character vs actor fights where the actors are all wtf, and so are the execs. In the end, the characters go off somewhere hidden and magically continue to broadcast new episodes to the same network, and no one knows how its happening. Its the scifi show that runs itself!

  • June 22, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    V'Shael: Actually, This Sounds Like A Fishing Stunt

    by Media Messiah

    This is how it works: You pitch ideas to them, and they steal pitches, like a Venus Flytrap capturing flies. I see no mention of profit sharing here, ala royalties, no mention of prize money either, or payment for writers' ideas? The scam is just designed to have everyone pitch their ideas, they...Syfy, then sorts through them, they take what they want, and then make a script from those selected ideas, and that's it? But what about screen credits for those whose ideas are selected, and again, the issue of royalties, prize money, and or, pay? <BR><BR>Clearly they aren't serious here, and if you do submit ideas, that they truly like or love, they will probably be pilfered, and of course, there will be the standard protective "clause" that claims that SyFy has the right to any ideas that are being pitched (the submissions) by the invited posters, as "accidental" similarities to, and between, other Syfy projects now in development, or in the future, may occur. Posters surrender all rights to their submissions to Syfy. Yes, that will be the disclaimer, or something similar, you can bet your collective lives on it!!! <BR><BR>Look, if they are serious, they will ask people to submit original screenplays (spec scripts), and if said scripts are selected for production, writing winners will receive standard writers' screen credits, pay, and or, a royalty...and any writers protections under standing WGA union roles. That should be the deal, and if they where serious, beyond a mere bogus promotion, or for purposes of simply cyphering others' ideas, it would be just that!!! This is a promotional gimmick and a writers' trap, thus I am not submitting anything so much as spit...here.

  • June 22, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Was Joss Whedon too busy?

    by RPLocke

  • June 22, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Sorry For The Typo: That's "WGA Union Rules"

    by Media Messiah

  • June 22, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    So the answer V'Shael

    by buffywrestling

    is the latter of your observation. Hee hee hee.

  • June 22, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Do we get paid for this?

    by The Dark Shite

    If I'm going to give people my ideas, the very least I want is to make money. Then I can be like Bob Orci & talk down to people on TBs about myself.

  • June 22, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST

    I don't want to catch Syphyilis

    by NippleEffect

    so I'm not going near it

  • June 22, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Anyone seen that BSG online game video?

    by The Dark Shite

    I just looked over at the siffy site for more info on this b movie bollocks & stumbled across it. I din't know they were making one, but fuck me, it looks good! <p> I'm not a fan of multi-player online stuff, (too time-consuming if you actually have a job & a life but also want to do well in the game), but I might make an exception for that!

  • June 22, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST

    I could go to a bookstore...

    by Powerring

    and pick out a science fiction novel at random and it would make for better Tv than anything syfy comes up with.

  • June 22, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Jesus LIVES!

    by dailysportspages

    Jesus comes back... WITH A VENGEANCE! (jews scatter in fear) :)

  • June 22, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Do I get residuals?

    by GhostDad

    Cuz really....

  • June 22, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    This should be SO easy...

    by TedKordLives

    ...but I'm blanking. There's a million funny jokes to be made here and I got nothing.

  • June 22, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    MANPREY

    by gotilk

    Part man, part lamprey, all toothy-anus-snake nightmare. The lamprey is like a fleshlight with teeth.

  • June 22, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    MANSQUIRREL!! HALF MAN HALF SQUIRREL

    by RPLocke

    ALL KILLER!

  • June 22, 2010, 9:30 p.m. CST

    So You Want to Be a Superhero: Origins

    by INWOsuxRED

    So You Want to Be a Superhero: Origins:Fat Mama

  • June 22, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    Manprey

    by doczlove

    Sounds like a movie about rape victims

  • June 22, 2010, 10:17 p.m. CST

    The Lost Bathroom.

    by cookylamoo

    The toilet paper allows you to teleport.

  • June 22, 2010, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Alien vs Predator vs Fraggle Rock

    by doczlove

    Would be an edgy version of fraggles

  • June 22, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST

    ...Pass

    by Badger23

  • June 22, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Lies! All lies!

    by Eyegore

    I don't believe any of it. The script is already written. Heck, the movie is probably already filmed. They'll pretend to take suggestions though they never have any intention of actually listening to any of them, like a suggestion box with no bottom. It's a publicity stunt.

  • June 22, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST

    THE MENS ROOM AT GRAND CENTRAL STATION

    by RPLocke

    People come in but they don't come out.

  • June 23, 2010, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Great book, would be brilliant to see on screem, love a bit of alternate history, but who am I kidding its Sci Fi behind this not AMC. <p> But anyway there is plenty of amazing sci-fi novels out there a lot of them very interesting, don't have to be big budget. But have a feeling that Sci Fi are looking for "cool" (well at least if you are 12-14) rather than great sci fi, story etc. So in that case how about Ninjas v Vampires (set in feudal Japan) or how about Cowboys v Vampires (set in the 1800's US of course). In both cases the twist is that the Vampires are the good guys, and they sparkle in the sun (kidding).

  • June 23, 2010, 12:31 a.m. CST

    I was a Teenage Wannabe starring

    by dihay

    a bunch of old child actors who are being hunted and killed by aliens who are disappointed that the actors are not the icons that they portrayed on the TV shows they have been intercepting. The main alien can be played by Gary Coleman's ex as she seems to do anything for a little cash these days.

  • June 23, 2010, 12:34 a.m. CST

    You're right Dick would be brilliant...

    by dihay

    to see on screem...sorry I couldn't resist

  • June 23, 2010, 1:19 a.m. CST

    LV_426

    by RPLocke

    I think Howard Stern already did that.

  • June 23, 2010, 2:51 a.m. CST

    Dangerous Oatmeal

    by rabint6

    "You're a part of its well balanced breakfast!" that one won me a copy of Cabin Fever years ago

  • June 23, 2010, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Jett, its spelled ALLOWED...

    by impossibledreamers

    Sorry, from one writer to another.

  • June 23, 2010, 7:52 a.m. CST

    The most horrifying movie

    by The McPoyle Clan

    would be a documentary inside the SF network's offices where pitches for their productions are given and then approved.

  • June 23, 2010, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Paris Hiltons vagina

    by jtp8000

    Even Lord Valtrex is powerless as her herpies attack

  • June 23, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    aint it cool news the movie

    by Potatino

    oh the horror! the horror!!

  • June 23, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    jtp8000

    by adml_shake

    I thought they already made "The Black Hole"

  • June 23, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Remake Carnasour

    by CathleenTurnerOverdrive

    but find a way to feature Clint Howard.

  • June 23, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Battlestar Galatica: SUPER TOASTER

    by DangerDave

  • June 23, 2010, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Just make more bad horror TV movies.

    by gotilk

    Because you are the skiffy network after all. Which is supposed to sort of mean science fiction, which should lead logically to you making bad horror. Right?

  • June 23, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Lesbian Chainsaw Hookers Vs. The BP Oil Spill

    by REDD

  • June 23, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    The Smith Family vs my childhood

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • June 23, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    The Invisible Man returns....

    by cookylamoo

    But it's no big deal cause you can't see him.

  • June 23, 2010, 1:38 p.m. CST

    My contribution to Sy-Fy...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    would be to go off the air. They suck.<p> Now if they want to go back to being the Sci-Fi channel and maybe share some of the air time with some quality, classic Sci-Fi... maybe things would change.

  • June 23, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Is this how Caprica got greenlighted?

    by RPLocke

    Seriously, who watches that show?

  • June 23, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Hydraulica

    by Nice Marmot

    VS the Komodo Dugonotaur.

  • June 23, 2010, 6:05 p.m. CST

    It came from Uranus.

    by JohnWayneWasGay

  • June 23, 2010, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Plan 10 from outer space

    by JohnWayneWasGay

  • June 23, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Return of the man who never came back.

    by JohnWayneWasGay

  • June 23, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    THE DAY CHICKEN LITTLE WAS RIGHT!

    by RPLocke

  • June 23, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Fuck SyFy

    by The_Floating_Skull_of_Robert_Loggia

    "Hey! Here's a contest to contribute to a script we won't have to pay $40,000 plus for as we'll be able to completely skirt WGA guidelines! Your prize? Nothing! Not so much as a legible credit as you'll be making this with 5,000 other SyFy nerds who can't see the forest for the trees! Meanwhile, make sure you tune in this weekend for Giant Salamander versus Ancient Pharaoh Ninja Warrior...ONLY ON SYFY!"

  • June 23, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Why's everyone so mad about this?

    by CountryBoy

    It sounds fun. I always wished AICN would do something like this actually, to generate a script -- though I have no idea how they could organize it; it would probably be a bloodbath. But why not give this a shot? Who cares if you don't get paid? Ideas are fun to come up with; it's not like they're asking you to dig ditches. And wouldn't it be cool to get something onscreen?

  • June 23, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    MANWICH

    by gotilk

    He's a man, he's a meal, and now he's BACK FOR REVENGE!

  • June 23, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Manwich FTW!

    by SID 8.0

    Hah!

  • June 23, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST

    THE FANBOY THAT WOULDN'T DIE

    by RPLocke

    He keeps whining and whining. His friends try to murder him, but he just won't die. Poor sap.

  • June 23, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST

    “A sandwich is a sandwich...

    by gotilk

    ..., but a Manwich is DESTRUCTION!" (could pay for some of the budget with a Hunt's/Con-Agra Foods product placement deal) A "genetic scientist" (or maybe just generic) accidentally takes his lunch with him into a "matter transference" chamber. Horror and hilarity ensues.

  • June 23, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    THE HORROR!!!

    by gotilk

    http://tinyurl.com/2umd2fw

  • June 23, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST

    PREPARE....

    by gotilk

    To LOSE your LUNCH!

  • June 23, 2010, 9:34 p.m. CST

    INTERNET TROLL:The Motion Picture

    by gotilk

    Indestructible man whose only power is to take a beating gets his real name and address posted to a forum by his arch-nemesis "The AdministraTOR" and one by one, all the users he acted like an Internet Tough Guy(TM) toward over the years show up to give him a beating. Finds redemption by ridding the world of evil bad guy "Nigerian Prince" in the end.<br><br>.. or is it?

  • June 23, 2010, 9:36 p.m. CST

    The AdministraTOR's sidekicks are

    by gotilk

    two bi-polar midget twins named "Fail" and "Win".

  • June 23, 2010, 9:36 p.m. CST

    SyFy Spies!

    by AGNT009

    Along the lines of the other comment about a suggestion box with no button, we could all be getting took right now! They planned to release this idea, then plan not to actually take suggestions, but glean ideas from posts like those above from sites like this. All part of their evil plan. Im kicking myself for offering such a Golden Globe winning idea now....

  • June 23, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    I don't know about you but

    by punto

    I'm not going anywhere near something called "SyPhy"

  • June 23, 2010, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Not without

    by gotilk

    a rubber, at least.

  • June 24, 2010, 2:37 a.m. CST

    NONE of the ideas in this thread

    by V'Shael

    are as stupid or fucked up as the Tiffany/Debbie Gibson MEGA PYTHON Versus GATEROID.<br /><br />We might mock their stupidity, but these people are Professionals. Compared to them, our mere internet idiocy is amateurish at best.

  • June 24, 2010, 6:44 a.m. CST

    V'Shael

    by just pillow talk

    It's pure genius on their part. <p>The amount of alchohol that must be consumed in their "meetings" must be astonishing.

  • June 24, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST

    V'Shael

    by gotilk

    True that. They have the power of 10 testosterone rage powered retards.

  • June 24, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    MegaDildo vs Hemorrhoid

    by Partyslammer

    Hey, the title has "mega" and "oid" in it - that's the basic requirement for a SyFy crapfest, right? All they need is Bruce Campbell, a couple reality tv show bimbos and $75 worth of CGI work and it's straight to dvd gold!

  • June 24, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Monster TrouserSnake vs GigantiPuss

    by Partyslammer

    Hire the animators from Robot Chicken for a weekend to do the special effects, pay Lindsey Lohan in coke to appear for a few minutes as a victim, cast Vern Troyer as the lead and bingo! TV ratings gold!

  • June 24, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Some advice for SyFy...

    by film11

    IMAGINE GREATER!

  • June 24, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Some more advice...

    by gotilk

    Never hire anyone named Antonio. Again.

  • June 25, 2010, 6:33 a.m. CST

    SyFy Wants Me To Contribute To An Upcoming TV Movie??

    by Otter

    Sorry, I'm all out of MegaGeckos & DinoSkinks.

  • June 25, 2010, 6:40 a.m. CST

    How about Lindsey Lohan's gigantic cooch?

    by mojoman69

    Two hours of exploring her frightening nether regions. might win an Emmy!

  • June 25, 2010, 6:43 a.m. CST

    Better yet....

    by mojoman69

    A herd of hungry Raptors is set loose during an American Idol shoot. Everyone is torn apart and devoured. Randy jackson tries to save the day but winds as Raptor turd. Fantastic!

  • June 25, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Ya know, the more I think about this, the more

    by gotilk

    fucking depressing it gets. Here we have a channel that's supposed to be devoted to science fiction. And they keep spending middling budgets on these horrible, insulting concepts when there's literally hundreds of thousands of great stories, worlds, universes of material floating out there. Material that could be adapted at reasonable budgets. Some would need very little in the way of budgets. There's tons of actual GOOD young and old acting talent out there that could be had cheaply. And what about all the young, up and coming directing and writing talent displayed in the independent film world. Talent that would love to have a tiny budget and some creative freedom.<br><br>So how do they react to widespread fan criticism? Essentially by saying.. "okay, you guys think you're so great and could do better, give us your ideas and let's see where that leads us". How about instead of embodying what is essentially a snark, you man up a bit and just put together something that doesn't scream "this is a GOOF" right out of the gate for once?? Are the people in charge THAT disconnected? Do they view sci-fi as all "goof" and no substance? Are they simply not AWARE of how much great science fiction there is out there?? Are sci fi writers getting greedy and expecting too much money for adaptations of their work? Do they refuse to write for hire to create new stories and characters, new original ideas? I find that hard to believe. Do you remember the enthusiasm people felt when the channel was first announced many years ago? It's been downhill ever since, hasn't it? Sure there are bright spots, like BSG and the amusing but formulaic Eureka and Warehouse 13. The barely tolerable first Stargate series'. (the new one, to me, is superior to any and all Stargate that comes before it, even with its hiccups and occasional mis-firings) The still open wound of Farscape. But the direction the channel is going in now reminds me less of a channel dedicated to science fiction and more of the slow, painful demise of Tech TV and transition to SPIK... uh.. I mean G4. Reality shows, shows aimed at the MAXIM magazine crowd with their quietly and impotently fading culture and tastes (nu-metal, fake tits, cars, wrestling)remind us constantly that SKIFFY has little to no respect for its audience. Even the name change speaks to a sort of shame in itself. It's as if every niche cable network is ashamed of its niche. The long view that I don't think these networks can see is the fact that if they continue to resemble each other, they will compete and destroy each other. Because guess what!? SPIKE, G4 and now maybe even SKIFFY if they keep going as they are, are already a single niche. There's no room for 3 or 4 SPIKEs. And when the time comes to realize this, will they point to their mistakes? Nope. They'll say that SCIENCE FICTION on TV as a network was the failure. Pessimistic, I know. But it's so obvious where this is all going, unless the audience speaks up and lets them know how shitty they think things are.

  • June 25, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    I'll double their budget!!!

    by quintana007

    By giving them 10 Bucks. lol

  • June 25, 2010, 10:47 p.m. CST

    MANPREY 2:Certain Part of the Male Anatomy

    by gotilk

    In the sequel, a man's penis is transformed into a Lamprey. But it's hazing night at Yale! The assblood will flow!!

  • June 26, 2010, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Here's an idea...

    by MajorFrontbum

    ...Stop calling it "SyFy" - that is fucking retarded.

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  • June 27, 2010, 2:47 a.m. CST

    Site is "Choose Your Own Adventure" Style

    by jsarnold513

    It's going to suck. All they're doing is holding polls to vote on shitty ideas they already have. It's like a "Choose Your Own Adventure" thing with polls to determine this or that. And OF COURSE the movie will be terrible! Even the 3 pitches were lame shit. <p> Now if they'd let us "write it" by pitching gags, characters, lines, plot developments, etc. this thing might actually be fun. Like set up a forum and then let people nominate proposals, then vote on those.

  • June 27, 2010, 3:52 a.m. CST

    jsarnold513 beat me to it -- it IS "choose your adventure"

    by Big Dumb Ape

    This is totally LAME. When I first heard about this from a friend, I thought fans would have a chance to pitch their actual ideas -- at which point ALL fans voted and it sort of became a SyFy version of "Project Greenlight" where a fan-created film got made.<p>But if you go to the website which is now up and running, jsarnold513 is right -- it's nothing more than the equivalent of "choose your own adventure" where they're simply putting up choices that they've obviously ALREADY made behind the scenes.<p>Just when I thought SyFy couldn't get lamer, it does!

  • June 27, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    I lived overseas once...

    by MarionRavenwood

    and I have to tell you that in Romania, everyone LOVES and takes very seriously the SyFy and Hallmark Channel original movies. Interesting, no?

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