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Tube Bits For 10/10/2007

  • The live-action Japanese film, Casshern gets released on DVD on October 16th. It’s based on the anime of the same name, and it has a very distinctive look to i but I’ve heard some so-so things about the plot. I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet as the version I have is sub-titles and, for this movie, I’m not sure I want to watch a sub.
  • The Sci Fi Channel is doing all it can to drum up viewers for Flash Gordon. From 10/05 – 11/16, they will be airing 2 minute Razor mini-sodes leading up to the November premier of the movie. Each episode focuses on a young Adama, and just in case you miss it on Friday night, you can see them on the web the next day.
  • Entertainment Weekly has a very nice article entitled Star Trek: TNG: An Oral History where they look back on the premier of TNG 20 years ago, and reminisce with many of the creators of that show. For me, TNG was really good for seasons 3-5, then went slowly downhill as technobabble and the particle of the week dominated the later shows. And I never liked the look of the Enterprise D.
  • Looks like NBC’s Monday night programming is really in decline. Even Heroes only managed a 5.0 rating, waaay down from its heyday. Chuck and Journeyman both struggled to get a 3. But then again, this may be the new range for ratings as fewer people are watching the networks.
  • And in case you hadn’t heard, remastered classic Trek episode ‘The Menagerie’ will be in theaters starting Nov. 13. You can check date and times in your area here. Now is your chance to see Cpt. Pike and his beepy chair on the big screen! Even if it will still be show in 4×3 format.
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2 Comments on Tube Bits For 10/10/2007

  1. And in case you hadn’t heard, remastered classic Trek episode ‘The Menagerie’ will be in theaters starting Nov. 13. You can check date and times in your area here. Now is your chance to see Cpt. Pike and his beepy chair on the big screen! Even if it will still be show in 4×3 format.

    An orion slave girl on the big screen.

    Who could say no to that?

  2. The main problem I had with Casshern is it’s too long; there just isn’t enough plot to keep it going for the 2+ hours running time. As for watching it with subtitles, it’s a Japanese film so unless you can understand the language they are essential. Watching foreign language films dubbed into English is just wrong.

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