On TV: Planet Earth

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The Discovery Channel is showing a fantastic new 11 part mini-series called Planet Earth.
The series is narrated by Sigourney Weaver and features some amazing Cinematography. I have seen part of the third episode (See the episode guide) titled Deep Oceans and all of Deserts and Ice Worlds. Next week on April 8, 2007 at 8pm, they are showing an episode titled Shallow Seas that looks very good.

Red State Voices

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This is a movie that will air on Vermont Public Television on December 22nd at 10pm. The movie is a series of interview with people from the Richmond Virginia area that voted on the Republical ballot largely based on their moral view.

The Website has a great movie trailer on the home page that is worth watching. It is an honest discussion with people about thier moral view on topics. I’m not sure if it is 100% political or more of a social statement. As promised on the Website, I was suprised by what I heard. I was even hard to listen to it at some points.
The goal of this film is to share and understand the view of others and start a dialog between groups with different ideologies.

In the News: Dyn-O-Mite! TV’s greatest catchphrases

TV and movies have a big effect on our culture and language. Check out the MSNBC article about TV Land’s list of 100 top catchphrases from popular TV shows.

A couple of my favorites are:
—“Aaay” (Fonzie, “Happy Days”)
—“Don’t make me angry …” (David Banner, “The Incredible Hulk”)
—“I love it when a plan comes together” (Hannibal, “The A-Team”)
—“Oh, my God! They killed Kenny!” (Stan and Kyle, “South Park”)

There are many other good ones. Enjoy!

Battlestar Galactica Season 3

Season three starts October 6th

Battlestar Galactica has been described as one of the best scifi shows on television. On October 6th, 2006 they enter their third season with a two hour season premier.

The original series only ran for one season, which was followed by Galactica 1980, which had a different cast and slightly different story line. The original series had an innovative plot and pretty good effects for the time.

The new series is ten times better with some serious effort put into drama, writing, character development and special effects. The new series plot and story line has grown far beyond the scope of the original series. It will be interesting to see if the writers and producers can continue to deliver the drama we have come to expect in the first two seasons. Be sure to visit the Website at http://www.scifi.com/Battlestar/

How many people have seen the original series and who is watching the new series?