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Tube Bits for 07/14/2008

  • What could be more innocuous than an actor’s contract with a TV show? Well, if the show is LOST, those contracts can be spun into a new theory about what might happen wth one character on the show.
  • We’ve heard the Rich Man, Poor Man comparison to the Galactica spin-off Caprica before. TV Guide gives us some more, horrible, information: Caprica will have a 1950’s look and will it’s ‘not about hardware and space battles.’ I’m even less interested than I was before, if that’s possible.
  • AMC appears to be doing a credible job of appearing like a science fiction network, what with their re-make of The Prisoner and now their desire to adapt classic SF for today’s audiences. Someone should do it.
  • Speaking of TV networks looking to expand their SF offerings, Mark Cuban’s HD Net will be airing more SF in an attempt to expose more people to the genre. Not only does Cuban own a cable network, but also the indie film house Magnolia Pictures and the Landmark Theaters chain. You may see more SF coming to a theater sorta near you. Remind me again why the Sci Fi Channel can’t air more classic SF?
  • If you’re ever on the Biography Channel, be sure to catch William Shatner’s new interview show, Shatner’s Raw Nerve. I’m not sure I like that title.
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3 Comments on Tube Bits for 07/14/2008

  1. Actually, with every bit of info released, I like Caprica more and more. And I love the 50s style!

  2. Anonymous // July 14, 2008 at 11:53 am //

    >>Remind me again why the Sci Fi Channel can’t air more classic SF?

    Why, for full nights of Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters: International, and Scare Tactics of course.

  3. Mandingo58 // July 14, 2008 at 9:49 pm //

    I have to agree with Anonymous about the Sci Fi Channel’s programming lately. I’m not particularly thrilled with the Ghost Hunter series any more. Getting a bit “showy.” I can understand the “fiction” part of ECW, but where’s the “science?” When ECW comes on, I pick up the remote. Friday’s line up is good for the most part, but Joan of Arcadia? Are you kidding? I thought I accidentally switched to the Lifetime Channel or WE. Didn’t watch it when it first came out and I sure don’t want to watch it now. So what’s next for the Sci Fi Channel, Dawson’s Creek retreads?

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