Tube Bits For 11/28/2007

  • NBC has ordered a full season of Chuck. They have an unknown number of episodes already produce and the full commitment is for 22. No real word on how the extra episodes will be made due to the writers strike.
  • Another show the writers strike won’t affect is the pilot episode for J.J. Abrams’ new series, Fringe. The pilot is already written and Journeyman director Alex Graves is set to direct. I know many people think J.J. Abrams can do no wrong, but I’m not so sure after seeing Mission Impossible 3. Can he bring some magic to the paranormal genre?
  • Film.com over-analyzes Razor and they sure do. I’m not sure why it’s a good thing to be morally ambiguous, ‘especially with what’s going on in the larger world’. They also talk sharp jumpage, Admiral Cain’s character and other stuff.
  • Many of us here really like the show Futurama, but how many of you knew the name was a riff on a ride at the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair? Wired explains in detail a bunch of interesting things about the ride, the fair, and the power of SF to predict the future. Also making an appearance is Cory Doctorow, sans goggles, cape and balloon.

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  1. Regarding Chuck – there were 13 episodes plus the pilot paid for by NBC. I haven’t been able to find out if all 14 total were in the can, but if so there are only 4 more episodes left (10 have aired so far.)

    This is one of the few shows I’ll miss if it goes on haitus due to the strike. Another one is Reaper – Sam Wise as the devil is just awesome.

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