Thursday, August 09, 2007

SF TV Info For Various People

Dad: An entire season of Farscape is making its way to you as we speak. Let this be a lesson to the rest of you. Express interest, and tapes will show up in your mailbox. And then you'll be obligated to watch them.

Captain C: I thought you might find this video amusing. (Warning: possible spoilers for the first season of New Who, general silliness.)

People watching Doctor Who on the Sci Fi Channel in America: Starting this week, it looks like Sci-Fi is moving the show back an hour, from 9 PM Eastern/Pacific to 8 PM. Those of you not employing technology that keeps track of this sort of thing for you should adjust your viewing/recording schedule accordingly.


  1. Okay, first off: Bwah-hah-hah! (I'm glad no one else has shown up for work yet to see me viewing something not work related.)
    Secondly, someone had to have made this video. That means there are at least *three* of us pondering the same thing. (How sad.)
    Third, I must pound my head against my desk for my own stupidity. If I were to read your blog more often, I would have seen this post before now and actually had time to change my VCR. Obviously, those of us who use ancient technology are not the primary target audience of the network, but don't they know they're supposed to clear any of the Doctor's schedule changes through *me* first?

  2. Heh. I thought you'd like that one. And, yes, when you put it like that, it is kind of... I'd say "scary," rather than "sad." :)

    And, aaargh. That is what you get for not coming here often enough, man! Sigh. Did you ever find a supplier for the episodes you've missed?

  3. I'm ashamed to say that I didn't think of this until fixing dinner tonight. "Psst. There was a third mouse." ("The Third Mouse", _Pinky & the Brain_, natch.) Now, who knows in which episode Pinky said, "Natch!", or at least from whom he borrowed the word?

    I have been pondering whether the Doctor would support Brain's attempt, as he did with Dalek Sek in the second NYC episode, or if he would oppose him. I think Brain wants to help humanity rather then enslave us, whereas Daleks intend to subjugate and exterminate.

    And, no, I didn't get an alternate source. Does that mean I should look for a package in my mailbox, as your dad did with _Farscape_?

  4. Alas, my P&TB knowledge pales besides yours, and I have no answer to give. :)

    Also, you are most clearly now joining the ranks of People Who Overthink Doctor Who and Who Can't Help Pondering Nutty Ideas Involving It. I am so proud! *sniffles happily*

    I'm pretty sure the Doctor would oppose the Brain, as he's not particularly fond of even benevolent despots, and generally has a bad opinion of entities who want to take over planets, for whatever reason. He might, however, attempt to persuade the Brain to use his amazing mental powers to work with humanity, rather than using conquest as a first step towards improvement.

    Or maybe the mice could come along as companions. That would be hysterical, actually.

    And I will be more than happy to send you the episodes, although, as I think I said before, I believe I only have them in .avi format, so if you want to be able to play them anywhere other than on a computer, I'll have to get a friend to put them on DVD for you, as I lack the technology, myself. (Although it's possible I may actually already have "The Lazarus Experiment" in the correct format. I'll check when I get home. If I do, I will just mail it to you.)

  5. Since no one has offered an answer, I will reveal it. Billie, the mouse on whom Brain had a crush (and who shares her voice with Tallulah) was the character who first said, "Natch!"

  6. We all lose at cartoon trivia. :)