Category: Television

  • Kam Wah Chung on OPB on May 14th at 9pm

    This looks like an interesting program for all my many[1. I have a surprisingly large number of friends practicing or studying TCM, at least 7 off the top of my head. And, now that I think of it, all of them are connected to the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine here in Portland.] friends working…

  • The Prisoner dilemma

    Two things new in the Village; something old, something new. Apparently, there’s a new Prisoner miniseries being made for 2009. In 2009, AMC will present The Prisoner miniseries starring Ian McKellen as Two and Jim Caviezel as Six. This site provides you with behind the scenes access to the making of the show. Ian McKellan…

  • Doing digital wrong

    So, this morning on the analog channel of the local PBS station is a nice show about eagles. Neat. And, over on the digital channel of the local PBS station is a show about how to switch to digital stations when the analog stations go off-air. That’s a fail.

  • More on the waiting for the tin man

    Via SCI FI Wire: “A sometimes psychedelic, often twisted and always outrageous take on the book, Tin Man is the epic tale of DG (Deschanel), a young woman plucked from her humdrum life and thrust into the Outer Zone (the O.Z.), a fantastical realm filled with wonder but oppressed by dark magic. DG seeks her…

  • Waiting for The Tin Man

    No, not “thin” but “tin” … Apparently, there’s a retelling of Oz in miniseries form coming in December to the Sci Fi channel. Staring Zooey Dechanel as DG and Alan Cummings as the title role. I hope it’s a good one. Check out more at Slice of Scifi. I could see someone like Peter Jackson…

  • Firefly will virtually rise again

    Via Slashdot, Wired News: Firefly Reborn as Online Universe says: “Like Capt. Mal Reynolds stumbling in after a bar fight, the short-lived but much beloved sci-fi series Firefly will soon make an unexpected return, not as a TV show, but as a massively multiplayer online game.” Okay, but the FAQ for the Multiverse demo client…

  • And, one more thing …

    In a previous post, I speculate about some products and topics related to Apple. But, I forgot one of the features I have realized I want in Apple’s iTV product more than anything else: party shuffle of video playlists. I want to be able to set up playlists or seasons or collections of shows and…

  • Speculation on Apples

    It’s not just a hobby, but a professional sport. However, I’m going to step up as an amateur and speculate about some things that Apple might be doing, or at least that it should be doing. So, iTV has an HDMI port. But, no Apple monitor has HDMI or HDCP support, even over DVI, I…

  • Send lawyers, guns and money …

    This week’s Boston Legal, which I fear I now have admitted to watching as a guilty pleasure, almost like watching a fiasco or a train wreck, had a moment when William Shatner’s character, Denny Craine, is caught at his own wedding in the coat check with a serving woman. The music played to punch this…

  • One poll President Bush is winning

    Interestingly, as I turned on the TV this morning, the question being asked on Family Feud was: “Who has the biggest ego in America?” Let us just set aside the fact that it should have been “… in the US?” shall we, for now? This is almost a tabloid wish-list. The survey says: President Bush…

  • Another cancelled show: Night Stalker

    Via Sci Fi Wire, “Night Stalker Gets Staked“: “ABC has canceled Night Stalker, the second time the network has given the axe to a series about reporter Carl Kolchak and his pursuit of supernatural phenomena, Variety reported.” Why do all the shows I like get cancelled? Night Stalker is the most recent. Kitchen Confidential is…

  • Not so small now, is it?

    Just caught a few minutes of this week’s episode of Smallville. I got a bit bored of the series for a while, but they have really done some great stuff this season. Not only did they introduce Aquaman, but there’s James Marsters as, well, will be Brainiac. Then for this Halloween episode they have a…