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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

BSG Season Finale

Various contributers to this blog have their thoughts on the BSG Season Finale at their primary blogs.

The line by line analysis for Battlestar Galactica/All Along The Watchtower

Song Source information for the cover used in the show

Thoughts on the impact of the finale for the Cylon and Human races

General thoughts on whether or not the ending jumped the shark

Comparisons to Deep Space Nine

Friday, March 16, 2007

Set your recording devices!

If you've been holding off watching the best new show on network television, then this is your lucky day.

Starting tonight, Bravo will re-air every episode of Friday Night Lights. One episode will air tonight and three more tomorrow afternoon. This pattern continues from now until mid-April.

Here's some details:

“See [‘FNL’] for the first time or all over again, beginning with a single
episode on Friday, March 16 at 6 p.m., followed by a triple serving beginning
Saturday, March 17 at 1 p.m.

“[‘FNL’] on Bravo continues every Friday (one
episode at 6 p.m.) and Saturday (three back-to-back episodes beginning at 1
p.m.), culminating on Friday, April 13 at 6 p.m.”

Set the VCR or DVR or make plans to catch up on one of the truly great show to come along in the past few seasons. Trust me, it's worth it.

It worked for Battlestar Galactica...

We all knew the producers of Veronica Mars are big fans of Battlestar Galactica. But who knew that love would extend beyond just incorporating the word "frak" into the show?

Should Veronica Mars survive into a fourth season, creator and producer Rob Thomas has a plan to jump the show's chronology ahead a few years and have Veronica taking classes at the FBI Acadamy. Thomas has prepared a test reel (which should be on U-Tube by the time I'm done writing this...) of the show's potential new direction to show to CW execs in an attempt to sway them into renewing the struggling (ratings wise) series.

This news comes on the heels yesterday of reports from E! On-Line that Veronica's fate had been decided and there would be no fourth season. There hasn't been any confirmation of this story or any comment from the CW or anyone involved with Veronica Mars.

I have a feeling this show's fate may depend a lot on of Alexis Bledel decides to come back for an eighth season of Gilmore Girls. If Gilmore is gone, I see Veronica's chances being better as a tent-pole show for CW.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Direct to DVD Galactica movie confirmed

There's a lengthy interview in The Chicago Tribune's TV blog that, among other things, confirms the direct to DVD Battlestar Galactica movie is happening. The movie will take place between seasons three and four and address but not resolve the season-bridging cliffhanger. Executive producers Ron Moore and David Eick basically say it will give some background to the cliffhanger.

If you read the article, be warned there are SPOILERS in it for the back nine of the season.

Moore and Eick address a certain picture floating around the Net (featuring Baltar), the rumors of a major character death in the back nine and the changing of the opening credits. Basically, it all boils down to--don't take everything you see and hear at face value (esp. where said picture is concerned).

Monday, January 08, 2007

Rome, If You Want To

There are two new Rome behind-the-scenes thingies over at HBO ONDemand. One centers around a party that Atia is throwing the other concerns Pullo and Vorenus. It contains major spoilers. If you can't wait for Sunday, check it out to whet your Roman appetite.

I'll give you just one tasty morsel.

Spoiler Alert!!!

Caesar is dead. I think Brutus might have been in on it.

End Spoilers.

Screech tape is a fake?

Did Dustin "Screech" Diamond use a boyd double for his infamous sex tape?

According to some sources he did.

Schmidt suspects Diamond has been doubly deceptive.

"I have reason to believe that is not Dustin's [manhood] in the movie," says the agent. "You never see his face and his [manhood] in the same shot. If, in fact, he used a body double, I'm going to sue him for defrauding me, Red Light and the American public."

Good to know we have such people out there defending Americans from such horrible fraud. And it seems that Screech staged the tape in order to get some publicity, according to the article.

But at least Screech is lucky. His girlfriend is standing by him during this time of crisis.

Diamond's girlfriend, Jennifer Misner, questions whether that's really his signature on the contract and claims Diamond gave in to Red Light because "there was no way to stop the tape once it hit the Internet."

Misner, who isn't on the tape, says she never would have let Diamond engage in his infamous "Dirty Sanchez" session with two women. But she's adamant that Diamond didn't use a stunt organ.

"That is all Dustin," she says. "I would definitely know. I'm proud of my man."

Friday, January 05, 2007

Short clip from next week's HIMYM

CBS has posted a short clip from next week's new How I Met Your Mother.

It's pretty funny, but will the episode rival the hilarity that was the slap-bet episode?

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Best of Christmas

Looking for the best Christmas specials, episodes and videos? Well, here's a list of 100 Christmas-themed things for you to watch on-line. It's a pretty diverse list from the classics like A Charlie Brown Christmas to things like The Star Wars Christmas Special (which you will lose respect for yourself if you watch).

It's hours of fun and a great way to waste some time at work as you get ready for the holiday break...I mean, a great way to get in the spirit in the evenings after you've worked hard all day.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Peter Boyle passes away

Peter Boyle, the actor most known for his roles in Young Frankenstein and as TV's Frank Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond has passed away. He was 81.

While Boyle is best known for these roles, one of my favorites roles for Boyle was in the third-season The X-Files episode, "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose." Boyle won an Emmy for best guest-actor for the part.