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Tube Bits for 02/05/2008

  • ABC and Microsoft have completed a deal that will see many ABC shows showing up for rental on Microsoft’s Xbox Live Marketplace. Of interest to us here is that LOST is one of those shows, with all three previous seasons now available, and the fourth season episodes will be available the following day. As a bonus, they will be available in standard and high definition. Time to purchase a large hard drive for my 360.
  • But wait, there’s more! As part of LOST‘s viral marketing campaign, Oceanic Air is sponsoring a sweepstakes on Xbox Live where anyone who downloads the Oceanic Air Theme for their 360 before Feb. 10th is entered into a drawing to win some nice prizes. As there are only a few million users on Xbox Live, your chance of winning is much better than playing Powerball. In fact, if I were you, I wouldn’t bother downloading the theme, you probably won’t win. [Hurridly downloads the Oceanic Air theme.]
  • The good Doctor has been around for a long time, so it should be no surprise there are many media-tie in novels for Dr. Who. Now, the BBC has posted several Dr. Who ebooks for you to read for the low, low price of free. They all feature new artwork and additional notes from the original authors.
  • For those of you wishing the Dr. Who spin-off series, The Sarah Jane Adventures would cross the pond, good news. Sci Fi Channel has picked up the show, which will premier in April. Much like Microsoft, Sci Fi is following the old addage, “If you can’t invent, buy out.”
  • About.com’s Science Fiction sub-site tries to convince us that Flash Gordon has improved over the course of the season. It seems the producers had written a long story arc that was slow to develop, thus causing viewers to lose interest. Of course, boring stories and no sense of, well, flash had nothing to do with it’s poor reception. Of course, they also argue that, while it became a better show, it’s not necessarily a good one.
  • The Stargate Worlds (the MMORPG based on the Stargate TV shows) team is running a contest whereby you re-mix your own version of the Stargate Worlds trailer by putting the funny in place of the current soldier’s lines. Winners receive T-shirts! With a new logo! Still, I’m interested in the game because the screenies look cool.
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2 Comments on Tube Bits for 02/05/2008

  1. That news about the free Doctor Who eBooks was really exciting when I first heard it..in the tidbits post from two days ago. Hi-yo! (H)

  2. Arnold Bocklin // February 5, 2008 at 2:01 am //

    “Now” sort-of suggests that the Doctor Who ebooks have only just gone up on the BBC website, but actually, they’ve been there for the past four or five years.

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