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Tube Bits For 11/08/07

  • It seems there is one very naughty reviewer out there as Battlestar Galactica: Razor seems to have made an appearance on the bittorrent networks. Um, I just remembered I have, uh, stuff to do…
  • It seems that even though several episodes are in the can, the writer’s strike will still hurt LOST quite a bit. SciFi Scanner speculates on various outcomes the strike could have on LOST. None of them are very appealing. I say this to everyone involved: If you mess with LOST, you’re messing with me. You don’t want that! Strong words I know, but someone had to say them.
  • We’ve mentioned the insanely huge The X-Files: The Complete Collector’s Edition several times. Maybe you want it but you don’t have the $$ the shell out for your very own copy. Perhaps you’d like to win one? BuddyTV is running a contest to win your very own copy. Sweet.
  • The Freakonomics Blog wonders is web video really hurting TV? The answer, of course, and much like online music, is: not really. Done right, web video will increase viewership. And in this day of serial TV shows, web video is a great way to get and retain viewers. Now the networks just need to figure out how to use it correctly. Hint: Sending take down notices to YouTube because of a fan’s mashup video is not the answer.
  • Earlier we mentioned that TV Guide was release 4 special edition covers commemorating Heroes. Today they have released pictures of those covers. If you like them, you can buy all 4 for $15. I think you get the actual physical magazines and not digital reproductions. Quantity is limited so if you’re interested, you know what to do. As for me, I like Hiro’s cover.
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3 Comments on Tube Bits For 11/08/07

  1. I love this posting-the-day-before thing. You really get the jump on the other posers out there who actually post the 11/08 tidbits on 11/08. :-@

  2. It’s too bad when folks post things like Razor prematurely. I assume it cuts into the network’s profits, which cuts into the likelihood of their wanting to shell out more money on things like that, and that presumably ends up hurting the very shows we don’t want them to cancel.

    My favorite of the Heroes covers is #2, but I like 1-3. 4 just isn’t my style.

  3. “I assume it cuts into the network’s profits, which cuts into the likelihood of their wanting to shell out more money on things like that, and that presumably ends up hurting the very shows we don’t want them to cancel.”

    Let’s remember that Galactica premiered first in the UK and, thus, was available on the ‘tubes for months before it aired in the US. This availability certainly helped generate a ton of word of mouth for how good the reboot actually was and, I would think, helped bring a lot of viewers to the first season.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if something like that happens here, especially if Razor turns out to be good and reignites the fire for the last season of Galactica, no matter how badly Sci Fi seems to want to screw it up.

    I’m sure you’ll see reviews of Razor popping up around the blogosphere soon.

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