Topic “TV”

TV Omnimbus – Robots Funny, Cute and Dangerous

Robot Chicken

Robot ChickenRobot Chicken Season 3 is on the air in Canada, premiering last Friday on Teletoons Canada (who has such a lame website I'm not going to link to it).

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Joss Whedon's new show: Dollhouse

Joss Whedon PhotoWith the writers strike now over, information on Joss Whedon's new TV show, Dollhouse, has once again begun to trickle out. The latest news for hungry fans is the dramatis personae.

If you're hearing about Dollhouse for the first time you'll be happy to hear there's at least one TV series slated for Fall 2008 with a good pedigree. I quote the fan site (such is the drawing power of Joss Whedon that Dollhouse already has a fan site) Dollverse:

Dollhouse is a FOX series created by Joss Whedon (Angel, Firefly) and starring and produced by Eliza Dushku. The concept is change; it follows a top-secret world of people programmed with different personalities, abilities and memories depending on their mission.

Ok, the raw concept has been done in any 20 science fiction stories but anyone who's seen Joss Whedon's stuff knows we'll get something unique and quite probably exceptional. I haven't found an official website, but if you're interested in more information.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Revisited

Buffy the Vampire SlayerI recently finished watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer on DVD. A two month marathon of 144 episodes, or 100.8 hours, of television viewing. A bit more with the DVD extras. It was worth the time investment!

I enjoyed Buffy when it first aired, but broadcast television being what it is I missed many episodes. This second time around watching the episodes on DVD one after another, without commercial interruptions was a far richer experience. I always thought the writing was a cut above, but didn't realize just how much until experiencing the story arc without missing episodes or being interrupted by commercials (when I tended to channel surf away and not make it back in time to catch the remaining story).

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