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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #30 on: April 23, 2009, 12:57:21 PM »
I like how applying the BSG theme makes DS9 look good.  That's a hard thing to do!


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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2009, 03:37:31 PM »
Keeping up on the "shared time-period strategy" thing starting next season?  NBC is pioneering this scheme, with the idea of year-round new programming.  An end to the traditional September-May season as we know it.  And, supposedly, cutting down on the need for reruns and weird breaks midseason.

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A new "shared time-period strategy" which, along with five nights of The Jay Leno Show and the 2010 Winter Olympics, "allows the network to broadcast all-new content year-round," the network stated in a press release. The new strategy affects Heroes and Chuck, which will share Chuck's Monday-night timeslot at 8 p.m. Heroes gets fall, while Chuck will premiere in midseason after the Olympics.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2009, 11:31:24 AM »
Yay!  I loved the 90's series, but it went to hell in a handbasket.  Now it not only gets a reboot, but Minear is behind it.

Also, don't watch the original series because it ends on an unresolved cliffhanger and you'll throw the DVD's into the river.

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Looks like another fan-favorite franchise will get the reboot: SCI FI Channel is developing a new version of Alien Nation, which originated as a 1988 movie written by Rockne O'Bannon and was spun off as a TV show and a series of TV movies.

Tim Minear—the writer/producer known to fans for his work on Angel, Firefly and Wonderfalls, among others—is writing the new take on the franchise, about the arrival of a group of refugee aliens and their integration into Earth's population, with the focus on a veteran police detective and his "newcomer" partner and family.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2009, 05:22:50 PM »
Yay!  I loved the 90's series, but it went to hell in a handbasket.  Now it not only gets a reboot, but Minear is behind it.

Also, don't watch the original series because it ends on an unresolved cliffhanger and you'll throw the DVD's into the river.

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Looks like another fan-favorite franchise will get the reboot: SCI FI Channel is developing a new version of Alien Nation, which originated as a 1988 movie written by Rockne O'Bannon and was spun off as a TV show and a series of TV movies.

Tim Minear—the writer/producer known to fans for his work on Angel, Firefly and Wonderfalls, among others—is writing the new take on the franchise, about the arrival of a group of refugee aliens and their integration into Earth's population, with the focus on a veteran police detective and his "newcomer" partner and family.

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Variety is reporting that writer/producer, Tim Minear (Firefly, Angel, Dollhouse), is writing a reboot of Rockne O'Bannon's Alien Nation for the SCIFI network.

"The new series is designed to take place in the 2020s, about 20 years after the first ship crashes on Earth, and will take place in the Pacific Northwest. The aliens will have multiplied to a population of about 3.5 million and would live in their own communities, analogous to the North African ghettos in France."

Says producer Chris Carlisle about the projetc; "It's absolute perfect timing for this type of show. They're looking for more grounded sci-fi and close-ended episodes, and at the heart of Alien Nation, it's a cop movie. It's grounded. And it has a tremendous amount of dramatic possibilities and humor."

Between this, ABC's V redux and the Peter Jackson produced District 9, we're certainly doing alright in the alien assimilation department.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #34 on: July 01, 2009, 08:48:38 PM »
see, now that's a reboot with some class.  you could even get james caan to be in the pilot!
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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2009, 01:23:13 PM »
this is for you, nacho. 

You ain't a has been if you never was.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2009, 03:59:55 PM »
Great, now I'll be laughing during the climax of Pesthouse.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2009, 06:52:27 PM »
Trailer for the new "Riverworld."


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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #38 on: October 12, 2009, 10:46:16 PM »
Am I crazy or did HIMYM add on an extra annoying laugh track this season?  Seems like I'm overly aware of it... Or is that just because the episodes are starting to suck mightily?

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2009, 10:05:00 PM »
Yes, I think they did.  Also, this episode blew.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #40 on: October 13, 2009, 10:20:25 PM »
Year number four of the tale of a douche and his soft-bellied wealthy friends!

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #41 on: December 03, 2009, 08:06:45 PM »
Dude... I am so downloading this:

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Steven Seagal Lawman - Steven Seagal has never sought publicity for his work with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. However, over a span of almost two decades, he has regularly gone out on patrol and worked major cases. The series will allow fans to ride shotgun with Seagal as he and his hand-selected elite team of deputies respond to crimes-in-progress. Then, when Seagal goes off-duty, the cameras will continue following him as he pursues his many ventures - including musical performances and philanthropic efforts - in Jefferson Parish and New Orleans

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From what I've read this sounds fucking hillarious.

he's apparently got "seagal vision" or some shit as he homes in on the suspicious activity of being black and wearing a long shirt.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #42 on: December 03, 2009, 08:34:52 PM »
Wow...so, it's insane.  And it does have "Seagal Vision," where he'll zoom in on stuff like in Psych, complete with the highlighting of the detail and the funny sound.

Except it's just Cops, so the stuff he zooms in on is, you know, a black man.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #43 on: December 03, 2009, 09:33:51 PM »
yes, in jefferson parish, all you need to look suspicious is to be black.  they really barely make any effort to disguise that fact.  "the JP" as they're called, are basically evil.
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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #44 on: December 03, 2009, 09:45:23 PM »
Evil is the word.  And now you can rest easy knowing that a fat Steven Seagal is running around screaming "TASE HIM! TASE HIM!  TASE HIM!!!!"