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Tube Bits For 03/24/2008

  • Bionic Woman and Battlestar Galactica producer David Eick tells Sci Fi Wire that he is adapting P.D. James’ novel, Children of Men as a TV series. The series won’t be about the story from the book, but will instead focus on the culture and society James has created. Eick is currently writing the script for the show.
  • Anime fans should like this: GDH, parent company of the anime studio Gonzo, announced plans to provide popular video streaming sites Youtube, Crunchyroll, and BOST with simultaneous, English-subtitled anime broadcasts of upcoming TV series. These episodes will be available at the same time as they air on Japanese TV, thus making licensing/subbing/production turnaround time a thing of the past. Wow. Now U.S. fans won’t have to wait for the fan sub groups to do their thing, and won’t have to rely on the greymarket torrents to get their fix. Well, at least of Gonzo shows. Hopefully other studios will follow suit.
  • Staying with anime, Cartoon Network’s online view, Adult Swim Fix, will be airing episodes of Code Geass before they are broadcast on Cartoon Network. How odd is that? Of course, CN is airing the show at 1:30am.
  • You’ve probably already seen this: CBS has cancelled Jericho. Apparently the changes they made for this season didn’t help. Having not watched a single episode this season, I can’t comment on that. But when you kill off the best actor, then kill off a popular character, you’re asking for trouble.
  • Did you know that Torchwood has it’s very own Alternate Reality Game? It does, and you can find it here! Join the mission now and help solve weekly mysteries.
  • The Command Line Warriors wonder: Is Torchwood just too depressing? Again, having never seen an episode, I don’t have a comment. I have seen mixed reviews. Our very own John loves it. Make of that what you will.
  • There has been no official word on the fate of The Sarah Connor Chronicles, but the producers of the show have begun lining up directors for season 2. That’s probably a good sign. I’m on the fence here. I thought TSCC was just O.K., with the technological aspects on display in the last few episodes were just, well, terrible. I don’t know if I want to keep watching.
  • NBC has placed the entire opening of tonight’s Medium online to whet your whistle. See it below:
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3 Comments on Tube Bits For 03/24/2008

  1. >> …David Eick tells Sci Fi Wire that he is adapting P.D. James’ novel, Children of Men as a TV series…

    I was excited when I first heard about this. In last Friday’s Tube Bits. :-@

  2. >> …producers of the show have begun lining up directors for season 2…

    blah blah blah

  3. Torchwood depressing? Not particularly, I think. It isn’t Stargate fluffy, though.

    Certainly not in the 99.9% of humans nuked by evil killer robots, survivors hunted down in space, thrown in a Gulag and whittled down one by one sense, no. 🙂

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