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Tube Bits For 12/07/2007

  • Apparently, the Sci Fi Channel has green lit a new ‘reality’ series called Run For Money. Here is the description: “Based on a successful Japanese format from Fuji Television, the action takes place over 60 minutes of real time in various landmark locations. As the clock winds down, the competition gets harder as more hunters appear on the streets, the game perimeter gets smaller, and tasks are assigned that test fraying nerves. Contestants earn money for every second they “stay alive” and may opt out at their choosing.” Sadly, no word on whether Richard Dawson will be the host, and no live ammunition will be used. Arnie won’t be happy.
  • Trashonistas has posted an interview with writer/producer Jane Espenson (Buffy, Firefly) on the occasion of the release of Serenity Found, more essays about Firefly, which Jane edited. For a show that lasted less than one season, its amazing that more has been written about Firefly than was actually written for the show.
  • Variety reviews the ratings for recent genre shows on TV. Tin Man averaged an amazing 5.3 million viewers, with a 50/50 split between male and female. I’m not surprised. Any show that gets my wife to ask me to record it is on to something. The season finale of Heroes declined a bit to a 5 rating, which is still higher than earlier episodes, but a far cry for the highs of last year.
  • USA Today has a first look on the upcoming live-action remake of Speed Racer. We’ve seen the Mach 5 before (and it still looks sweet), but USA Today has a few more pictures from the set. The costumes look dead on and the film will try to mimic the look of the animation, only in live action format. There will also be something called ‘car-fu’, that, of course, will have to use CGI to accomplish. I’m still interested, even if it it ends up being cheesy. Heck, the anime was kinda cheesy anyway. And with a G rating, I can take my kids to see it.
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1 Comment on Tube Bits For 12/07/2007

  1. “For a show that lasted less than one season, its amazing that more has been written about Firefly than was actually written for the show.”

    I think that alone is a testament to just how damn good that show was!

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