Politics Intrudes on SF
The California recall has intruded on the lives of science fiction fans with the announcement by at least two cable networks, FX and Sci Fi Channel, that they will refrain from showing any films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger between now and the October 7 election. Sci Fi Channel has announced plans to replace a Schwarzenegger marathon of ?The Running Man,? ?Conan the Destroyer? and ?Terminator 2? with a day?s worth of California disaster films. Although Equal time laws would require any network that shows a film or television show starring a declared candidate to provide equal time to any other candidate who requested it, cable channels are exempt from the law.
Isn’t there a porn actress in the running? Maybe they should reconsider…
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