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Jun 21st 2010 12:54PM I've read the books as well, and maybe it's me but I'm not really seeing how it's so far off of the book 'universe'.
A lot of characters have been fleshed out more than they were in the books and some have changed, but I am curious as to what changes you're referring to specifically that are so radical.
Apr 20th 2010 7:38AM This is one of those cases where being 5 feet tall works in my favor. I haven't put anything in the overhead in years. I understand that doesn't work for tall people, but I do think a lot of people could be putting a lot of what they cram into an overhead under a seat. Admittedly, I get incredibly annoyed when I'm waiting to get on and off a plane and people are struggling to put their huge suitcases in the overhead bins and get them back out.
Mar 25th 2010 9:13AM I happened to be in London on vacation when the BFI was doing a 'Spaced on Stage' event. They screened both series in their entirety with a Q&A with the cast and Edgar Wright in between. There were a decent number of quips about 'McSpaced' from the cast and audience.
The main complaint from Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright (Jessica Hynes couldn't attend) was that there was no attempt made to contact them about it ahead of time and then there were a lot of 'well we meant to contact you, we respect you so much' comments made to the press after they expressed their disappointment over getting the shaft. Granted Fox didn't need to get their blessing, but it'd have been the decent thing to do.
The thing is, Spaced would never have worked on American network television. As mentioned in the article, it would have required too much watering down to meet network standards. We really need to get over this desire to take things that are unique and enjoyable and change them to make them palatable to marketing demographics.
Feb 24th 2010 7:42AM I abandoned Home after two tries. I made a character that reflected my gender and was asked to strip by what I can only assume were a bunch of 12 year old boys who didn't understand that wishing a little digitized girl could get naked doesn't make it possible. I then made a male character, had a walk around and realized there wasn't much there to look at anyway.
The thing is, I personally don't play video games in order to have social interaction so I could care less if I can walk around as a little digital person and 'talk' to other people in Home. I don't want to buy fake furniture for a fake apartment, as I've got a real house to put furniture in. I'm never going to turn on my PS3 looking for a social network. Now if I could be that same little person and watch early game previews or somehow gain access to exclusive downloadable content for PS3 games, maybe I'd be more interested.
Jan 6th 2010 9:19AM How could I have possibly forgotten something that happened on a television show that hasn't been on in a month when the incident in question actually occurred in an episode 6 weeks ago? Allow me to commit tv related hari-kari as penance for attempting to determine what happened based on what was said in the most recent episode.
Jan 6th 2010 7:53AM They sort of explained the Hiro speaking in gibberish thing. He said that the 'transmission is getting mixed up at the source' or something to that effect, and Ando said it was because of the brain tumor (which may or may not be true).
Basing my medical knowledge on an episode of either House or Scrubs, there are certain conditions that can cause the brain to mix up words. The person in question knows what they want to say, but when they say it their brain substitutes a different word. I think that's why Hiro tried to write down what he was trying to say and then got frustrated realizing he'd written exactly what he was saying on the paper.
Jan 6th 2010 7:48AM I can't believe Claire's mad at her dad again. Between the fact that she's now college aged and the fact that she's been through the events of the past few seasons, you'd think she'd at least once not jump to the 'you lied to me, I hate you!' stance. Yes, I understand that she feels betrayed, but it starts to feel a little stale when she feels betrayed cyclically every X episodes only to realize that he's been trying to protect her.
Dec 17th 2009 9:25AM I can't remember the last time an episode of a tv show affected me in the way that the Dexter finale did. Those last shots were incredibly shocking and sad. Even if I had a feeling something was going to happen since Dexter offed Trinity with quite a bit of time left in the show, I didn't expect what happened at all.
Dexter deserves the viewers, as the writing and acting on the show are excellent. It's the reason I opted to get Showtime as part of my cable package.
Nov 17th 2009 3:27PM Slightly off topic, but is anyone else creeped out by how Claire dresses to go visit her dad? First was the really revealing dress she changed into to go to lunch with him and Gretchen, and last night a super low sheer white v neck and short shorts to hang out and do laundry?
I think I'd find my dad curled up in the fetal position crying and being ill if I ever wore anything like that around him.
Oct 29th 2009 8:30AM It's likely in this case that Ausiello and the other site aren't using exclusive sources as much as casting directors. It's not that much of a scoop if a show is casting characters, because they've got to get actors to play the parts so people are bound to find out. I doubt Ausiello stole it as much as he likely talked to the same casting directors or read the same trade ads.