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Tube Bits For 09/18/07

  • We’ve mentioned that DC Comics is creating a hardcover novel of NBC’s online Heroes comic, but now we have a release date: Nov. 7, 2007. I actually like the online stuff, even though they do sometimes cover stuff that isn’t on the show.
  • Wil McCarthy at Sci Fi Weekly takes a look at the science behind the BBC mini-series Jekyl. I’ve never seen it, but the guy who plays Dr. Jekyll sure look psychotic in his Mr. Hyde mode. Yikes.
  • Michael at Left Cheek Sneak cautions the Sci Fi Channel that they are missing a huge opportunity to use the Internet as a medium for distributing shows and such. Its not just Sci Fi. None of the old media takes full advantage of the Internet.
  • Have you always wanted to fly through the air like Batman? Well German researchers are working on a strap on wing, called the Gryphon, that will allows its wearer to travel at up to 135 MPH. Bring. It On!
  • And from our own Tim, we learn that there is an adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s The Colour Of Magic in the works for TV broadcast in 2008. I’m guessing you lucky Brits get to see this first. Go go gadget Bittorrent!
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5 Comments on Tube Bits For 09/18/07

  1. Um, Batman doesn’t fly.

    Glide, swing gracefully, and ride a fetish-jet, yes, but not fly.

  2. That’s the point of the Heroes online graphic novels: to cover stuff not shown on the TV show, expand the universe, show origins of characters, or plotlines happening to other people in the universe at the same time as the show is happening.

  3. Does that jet-pack come with a Wile E. Coyote suit too?

  4. A couple of comments – I have seen Jekyll and I felt it was quite good. An interesting take on the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

    Also on the Pratchett adaptation, I would love to see that too. Now if it had Grace Park in it – that would be a bonus πŸ™‚

  5. So Michael at Left Cheek Sneak said:

    “If you wanted you could download it to your favorite portable video device (read iPod) or watch it directly on your TV through a device like Apple TV or Slingbox. Would you be willing to pay $20 or $30 a season to watch? ”

    I have followed the all the Sci Fi shows I want to see via season passes at iTunes (Eureka, BSG, SG1, SG1:Atlantis) and most of the others he mentions are available on-line there and at Amazon Unbox.

    You can watch full episodes of Eureka online at SciFi channel too – here

    I can buy and download almost all of them and stream some. So it seems he asking them to do something that is already done. Or they are in the process of doing.

    Or am I missing something more?

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