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Tube Bits for 08/04/2008


  • Coming to America, no, not Eddie Murphy, but the British SF series, Primeval. Originally produced by ITV, BBC America will debut the series this upcoming Saturday, August 9th, at 9PM ET. I’ve heard good things and bad things about this show. Any of our British readers care to comment?
  • BuddyTV wonders if Fringe is set up for disappointment. They wonder about mixing SF elements into a modern day setting and the lack of star power on the show. Good points. My guess is the ‘nitpickers’ will have a field day with Fringe and it may not be able to generate enough positive word of mouth to keep going. But we’ll see. The pilot was okay, not crazy good. Then again, we should give it some time to mature. I’ll tune in.
  • Check out this well done papercraft version of the USS Voyager. Nice job!
  • The Sarah Connor Society has placed the full blown Comic Con panel for TSCC online, for all to see. Like, for instance, below:
  • The fine folks over at Tor have placed a video interview with Jim Mallon, Trace Beaulieu, and Joel Hodgson of MST3K on their website. Darn lucky, them. But perhaps you’d like to see the Comic Con panel, MCed by Patton Oswald? You’re in luck! Some poor sod actually video taped the whole thing with his cell phone, so ‘shaky cam’ ahead. Follow the links from the below video to see the entire thing. I miss MST3K.
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2 Comments on Tube Bits for 08/04/2008

  1. I watched both seasons of Primeval when they aired. I liked it.

    The dino action was great, especially for TV. Season 2 widened the view with primordial slugs and scorpion thingies.

    The cast was rather good. Most of them were characters-with-issues akin to Torchwood, but IMO they gelled better, and weren’t so emotionally scarred that they routinely screw up (like in Torchwood). There were a couple annoying “let’s talk about our relationship while hiding from the monster” moments, but not enough to derail it.

    Season one hinted at deep time conspiracy involving something in the far future, and had a nice “oh shit” cliffhanger ending, but it didn’t pay off in season two. All in all it’s a nice mix of dinosaurs and an ominous undertone of big bad SF universe-wide menace to keep me tuned in to season 3. Whenever we get it.

  2. Jim Shannon // August 4, 2008 at 5:20 pm //

    The first video (probably the 2nd one too) Sounds like an Amway pep rally with all the hootin and hollerin going on.:-$

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