Tube Bits for 07/13/2009

  • Who doesn’t love them some Robot Chicken, especially when they take on Star Wars? The first spoof was a big hit, and the second one is pretty good too. Now you’ll be able to own a copy for yourself this month as Robot Chicken: Star Wars – Episode II is unleashed on DVD. Get you some!
  • TV Guide interviews Eddie McClintock (Pete) of Warehouse 13. He talks about the relics we’ll be seeing in upcoming episodes. Freddy Mercury’s mustache and tights?!
  • Warehouse 13 certainly piqued the interest of viewers as it’s Tuesday premiere was the third highest rated premiere in SyFy (Sci FI) history, behind Stargate Atlantis and Eureka. It’ll probably lose some of the premiere audience but I’m guessing it will find a decent sized audience, at least for this season. We’ll see how the writing goes.
  • Examiner.com interviews composer Bear McCreary about his work for Battlestar Galactica and now the game Dark Void. This man has done so much work in SF it’s ridiculous, and he’s only 30! Amazing.
  • Defying Gravity is ABC’s summer SF series with a limited, 13 hour run. It will focus on the lives of 8 astronauts in space and I really, really don’t like the look of this trailer:
  • In honor of Robot Chicken‘s imminent DVD release, enjoy some Dr. Ball!

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  1. Regarding “Defying Gravity”, is it just me or it tackles pretty much the same subject “Virtuality” did? I, for one, really enjoyed the pilot of Virtuality and I was mostly drawn to watch it by the trailer. DG’s trailer fails in attracting its target viewer, in making him interested in the show, in making him want to turn on his TV on sunday night and watch the show.

    Even though it’s a limited 13 hours series, with no current plans of turning it into a regular (ill advised with Fringe coming back in autumn), the trailer should have been more challenging. In the end, it’s still about ratings and money is it not?

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