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Tube Bits for 05/20/2008

  • LOST, which wraps up next Thursday with two hours of goodness, will be released on DVD on Dec. 9th. In addition to the episodes, the DVDs will also contain a lot of goodies for fans. You can, if you wish, bend over and shell out for Blu-Ray and help Sony continue their proprietary format hegemony…
  • The Cleveland Plain Dealer looks at the new TV season and calls it a mulligan of this season. I have to agree.
  • Stargate SG-1 did it, so did Farscape and now, so might Battlestar Galactica. What did they do? The shows continued on after cancellation via made for TV movies. Sci Fi is apparently running the numbers on up to three Galactica movies. My question: Why? All we care about is what happens when everyone gets to Earth. And depending on the ending, we may not care at all.
  • Wired has an interview with BG head honcho Ron Moore.
  • The BBC has posted this really cool gallery of concept art for season three of the new Dr. Who.
  • The recent anime series, Gurren Lagann, will be hitting Sci Fi in July. GL is a mecha anime set in the far future Earth. If you want to see it in English, you’ll have to watch the Sci Fi version for now as the DVDs aren’t scheduled for 2009. I’ve seen the first episode and, so far, so so-so. It certainly plays up the comedy angle.
  • When is does sci fi not mean sci fi? When you’re the Sci Fi Channel of course. Sadly, the New York Times article is hidden behind a registration link. The gist confirms what we’ve all known for awhile now. Sci Fi is moving away from real sf in search of ratings and money. As a result: more reality shows, more fantasy-ish fare (Field of Dreams!) and possibly even a name change for the channel. It looks like the internets may be our last, best hope for good SF, or any SF.
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2 Comments on Tube Bits for 05/20/2008

  1. Actually Stargate SG-1 did direct to DVD movies, which is a little bit different.

    But none the less, I approve the trend of continuing shows as direct to TV or direct to DVD movies and focusing on less frequent by hopefully better products.

  2. Actually Stargate SG-1 did direct to DVD movies, which is a little bit different.

    But none the less, I approve the trend of continuing shows as direct to TV or direct to DVD movies and focusing on less frequent but hopefully better products.

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