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Tube Bits for 01/03/2008

  • Mark Wilson at looks at the scattershot second-half of the 2007-2008 SF TV season. Some shows will be all new: Jericho, New Amseterdam; while others are carry overs with a few more episodes left in the tank: Chuck, Flash Gordon and others. Inexplicably, LOST isn’t on the list, even though it starts Jan. 31st.
  • Blogcritics Magazine analyzes the Canadian SF show, Regenesis. They look at how the creators of the show want it to be as accurate as possible when it comes to the science. None of the instant lab reports or absolute certainty of other shows. I had no idea this was starting it’s fourth season. I, uh, can watch the first season if I want to. Any of our Canadian friends want to weigh in on this show?
  • Alan Stepinwall from The Star Ledger gives us TV worth watching a second time. The angle being that, with writers on strike, what shows merit a second watching, instead of forcing yourself to consume yet another ‘reality’ show. The genre shows here being LOST and Galactica. Follow the link to find out why.
  • John Kenneth Muir reflects on the old British/German SF TV show, Star Maidens. He gives us a nice run down of the opening episode. Surely the Space Princess Movement has found it’s TV show? And of course, YouTube has video, albeit very short.
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4 Comments on Tube Bits for 01/03/2008

  1. Tried watching ReGenesis when it first aired and though it wasn’t horrible, I didn’t get into it at the time. I’ve been meaning to give it a second chance for sometime now.

  2. Star Maidens made a very brief (one episode?) appearance on US TV. I know I’m not hallucinating, as I confirmed that with a friend.

    As for the Mark Wilson piece, I’ve been kind of doing the same thing. Right now I’ve been watching Stargate SG-1 from season one and recently got to season two of Babylon 5. I’ll toss BSG Mark 2.0 into the mix when we’re closer to the third season release…

  3. Whoopsie doodle. I meant “Alan Stepinwall”, not “Mark Wilson” for the re-watching.

    But the Wilson piece brought some thought as well: How much of a second-half to the season will there be if the writer’s strike continues? Can’t be too much stuff left “in the can”.

  4. Cliff Dunbar // January 4, 2008 at 8:49 am //

    Regenesis is my favorite TV show of all time. I was overjoyed to learn it was renewed for a fourth season. The show combines science, action, and hot romance. What’s not to like?

    One interesting feature of the show is how it makes lab work look dramatic. I’m not a biotech guy but I think manipulating test tubes and making notes all day has to be just about the dullest job imaginable. But when those guys spin up their centrifuges and squint over their computer monitors, with a split screen presentation that shows them all busy at the same time with their different tasks, and all to a jazz fusion beat, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance, well, I can’t imagine anything cooler.

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