Originally posted by Brainatra
[B]Hello, all. Haven't posted on here for a week, mostly due to being busy with various things. First thing was going back to my hometown for my brother's high school commencement. Was OK, nice to see family again/eat homecooked meals, but noticed how the principal of the high school managed to mangle badly a multitude of names (esp. anything Polish or Asian Indian)...[B]
Well, the obvious solition would've been to've asked them how their names were supposed to've been pronounced, in the 1st month @ the most.
[B]Also while at home, I watched cable TV for the first time in awhile...things I noticed:
- Watched the Iron Chef/Emeril for the first time....very peculiar shows. Competitive food-preparation :-)[B]
Never really watched that channel myself. I did watch some Frugal Gourmet & Yan Can Cook on PBS back in the '80's; what can I say, I was bored @ the time.
[B]- Saw on Cartoon Network
a few "Flintstones" episodes, noting their use of the show's original first opening title sequence from its original 60's run (the opening where Fred's driving around town, picking up dry cleaning, etc., before plopping down in front of the TV at home). Also nice to see the clip-from-the-about-to-air-episode before the show started showing what the episode would be about. Interesting to see CN put that much effort into restoring, of all things, "Flintstones" reruns... (also saw the opening bumper with Mr. Slate firing various people/the CN logo and the "2001/Dawn of Time" bumpers where the various monkeys are all going beserk at a CN-logo-monolith...heh...)[B]
As the lead-in to Cartoon Theater, usually. On the ng there's been complaints about those 1st season credits that one set of credits were slapped on the entire season. People have been poking holes in maychups with individual credits; eg, "Foster didn't write that ep", etc.
[B]- Also noticed the continued heavy Scooby Doo
I don't anymore; they're part of the woodwork. I guess I've been desensitized. I still don't like Scooby-Doo
[B]- Didn't see the PPG,[B]
Pity. Especially if Super Zeroes was on that week. You'd've loved it I think. I recall when it originally aired I asked for your comment about Blossom retitling herself Liberty Belle (All-Star Squadron, etc.)
[B] but did see finally (for the first time) "Space Ghost: Coast to Coast
". Amusing program (Zorak calling SG a "jerk" repeatedly for an audience consisting of members of his own alien race)...[B]
...titled, appropriately enough, "Jerk"
[B]- Also seen an episode of the "Jetsons", trying to figure out how dated said program already looks/how much stuff it's shown has already been invented/has real-world analogues :-) (One such ep I recall had a joke revolving around what was essentially a CD-ROM Judy almost forgot...basically the notion of squeezing a whole encyclopaedia down to the size of a disk. Who'd have thunk it?! :-)[B]
Well, just shows you need to be careful how far in the future you forecast something as being if you're going to do so. From the original Star Trek we get medical monitors, computer disks, flip phones, etc. Some of that stuff seemed cheesy back in the '90's (by which time Earth was supposed to've been embroiled in the WWIII aka The Eugenics War). I wonder how they're gonna portray Enterpeise as being in our future, yet not as advanced as the original. But I digress.
[B]The new "Smallville" series is scheduled to run right after "Gilmore Girls" on the WB this fall, and up against "Roswell" IIRC. Great
scheduling, WB....I'm sure this will keep the follow-up audience from "Gilmore"/compete pretty well against an established show with a similar sci-fi theme and established following (sarcasm off; though it does beat Friday/Sat. nights I guess). Maybe if they guest-starred a certain trio of lab mice... :-)[B]
Now why does that sound familiar? Seriously, I'm looking forward to it. But then, I loved Lois & Clark. Talk that Smallville might get the Dawson's Creek treatment gives me bad vibes, tho.
[B]Also noticed that (possibly to Caps' delight) in "Entertainment Weekly" that "Knight Rider" might go back into production for a new TV series...[B]
Possibly? And not just to his; I loved all those type of shows from the '80's: Automan, Blue Thunder, Street Hawk, etc. And I even watched all the sequels, even an ep or 2 of Team Knight Rider (with Michael Knight's supposed daughter).
Finally, looks like Sharklady's right: Alpa is coming back to MiB, and we get a two-part series finale to boot. Beats "Static Shaq"... ;-)