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Tracy Morgan Didn't Like 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' Is an Old-School 'Apes' Fan (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 2nd 2011 5:45AM
Tracy Morgan, 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'A conversation behind-the-scenes spilled out onto 'Late Night' (Weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC) when Jimmy Fallon brought up the latest 'Apes' remake, 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes.' Guest Tracy Morgan was not a fan.

"Something made me-- to the point where I couldn't feel for a computer-generated monkey," he said. "I couldn't. I'm old school."

He then started to show just how old school he is, by reciting the names of multiple characters from the original film, and then slipping into dialogue from the Heston version. Eventually, he was up and rocking back and forth like an ape, declaring that "the only good human is a dead human!"

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What to watch on Thanksgiving Day - A guide for geeks

by Mike Moody, posted Nov 25th 2008 11:09AM
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Care more about tribbles than touchdowns? Don't sweat it. From sci-fi favorites to Batman biographies, there's tons of geeky stuff to watch on TV before and after you've had your turkey on Thanksgiving Day. Check out these suggestions (SciFi Channel's James Bond marathon was excluded due to its unhealthy amount of Pierce Brosnan).
Update: Check out Bob's list for more Thanksgiving Day viewing options.

6:15 a.m. (Eastern), Solaris (IFC) – I only recommend watching Andrei Tarkovsky's meditative sci-fi classic this early if you've stayed up all night basting a bird. It's sure to put you right to sleep and give you some crazy dreams.

6:30 a.m., Planet of the Apes (FMC) – Prepare for Turkey Day by watching Charlton Heston give evolution (that cruel joker) a one-two punch in the face. Followed by a documentary about the POTA movies and several episodes of the 1974 TV series.

7 a.m., Angel "Offspring" (TNT) – Darla shows up preggers on Angel's doorstep in this tense season three ep, written by co-creator David Greenwalt.

8 a.m., Biography: Batman (Biography Channel) – Adam West and Burt Ward guide you through a look back at the 60s Batman TV show. Followed by Adam West: Behind the Cowl and bios of Catwoman and Wonder Woman Lynda Carter. Holy awesomeness, Batman!

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Celebrate the 4th by watching television!

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 3rd 2008 12:19PM

fireworksIt's another holiday, and that means more TV marathons and specials! Here's a handy guide to the 4th (and the 5th and 6th).

July 4

  • AMC has Planet of the Apes movies all morning, then the Jaws movies starting at 10:30am.
  • At 6am, USA has a Walker, Texas Ranger marathon.
  • TMC has episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents (80s version) at 6, then Hitchcock movies all day.
  • At 7, ESPN2 has coverage of Wimbledon Tennis.
  • At 8, A&E has a marathon of Paranormal State.
  • Biography has a City Confidential marathon starting at 8.
  • There's a Twilight Zone marathon starting at 8 on Sci-Fi.
  • At 9, TruTV has a Beach Patrol marathon.
  • FX has a King of the Hill marathon at 9.
  • At noon, NBC has more Wimbledon.
  • At 2pm, TV Land has an I Love Lucy marathon.
  • At 3, HGTV has a Design Star marathon.
  • At 8, PBS has A Capitol Fourth.
  • At 9, NBC has the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular.
  • At 10, CBS has the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular.

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David Chase on The Sopranos ending - TCA Awards report

by Michael Maloney, posted Jul 22nd 2007 1:01PM

The SopranosDavid Chase (The Sopranos) won two TCA/TV Critics awards on Saturday night in a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton.

The first, for Outstanding Achievement in Drama, was presented by TCA member Molly Willow of The Columbus Dispatch.

"After eight years of some of the best writing and performances ever on television...we didn't want to see it end -- and as it turns out, we didn't have to," Willow deadpanned, referring to the much debated finale in which Tony Soprano cut to black.

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What's On Tonight: NBA Playoffs, Naruto, Design on a Dime

by Bob Sassone, posted May 26th 2007 5:04PM
  • Robin HoodAt 8, The History Channel has the original Planet of the Apes.
  • At 8:30, ABC has Spurs/Jazz playoff game.
  • Also at 8:30: Cartoon Network has a new Bobobo-bo Bo-Bobo, then new episodes of Naruto, One Piece, Mar, and The Prince of Tennis.
  • At 9, FOX has a new America's Most Wanted.
  • CNBC has a new Suze Orman Show at 9.
  • BBC America has a new Robin Hood at 9, followed by a new Wild At Heart.
  • There's a new episode of The Real Deal on TLC at 9.
  • At 10 on CSPAN2, Douglas Brinkley talks about The Reagan Diaries.
  • HGTV has a new Design on a Dime at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Cops, Emeril, Naruto, Mad TV

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 7th 2007 5:03PM
  • Planet of the ApesAt 8, FOX has a new Cops.
  • TLC has a new Moving Up at 8.
  • The History Channel is showing the original Planet of the Apes at 8. Huh?
  • There's a new Emeril Live on Food Network at 8, focusing on sweet treats, followed by Easter Unwrapped.
  • TCM has That Touch of Mink at 8, with Cary Grant and Doris Day.
  • Also at 8: Nickelodeon has two new episodes of Ned's Declassified.
  • At 9, FOX has a new America's Most Wanted.
  • A&E has a new Flip This House at 9.
  • At 10, CBS has a new 48 Hours Mystery.
  • HGTV has a new Design on a Dime at 10.
  • Cartoon Network has two new eps of Naruto at 10.
  • At 11, FOX has a new Mad TV with guest Tom Bergeron, followed by a new Talk Show with Spike Feresten.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Cops, Naruto, Trading Spaces, Poker After Dark

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 3rd 2007 5:04PM
  • SNLAt 8, FOX has a new Cops, followed by a repeat and then a new episode of America's Most Wanted.
  • ABC has World's Greatest Sports Bloopers at 8, then Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
  • NBC has a new Dateline at 8.
  • TLC has a new Moving Up at 8.
  • For some reason, the History Channel is showing the original Planet of the Apes at 8. Great movie, but...The History Channel?
  • HGTV has two new episodes of reDesign starting at 8.
  • At 9, Cartoon Network has a new Naruto, followed by new episodes of One Piece, The Prince of Tennis, and Mar.
  • At 10, CBS has a new 48 Hours Mystery.
  • There's a new Trading Spaces on TLC at 10.
  • HGTV has a new Design on a Dime at 10.
  • At 11, FOX has a new Mad TV, followed by a new Talk Show With Spike Feresten.
  • At 11:30, NBC has a new Saturday Night Live, with Drew Barrymore and Lily Allen, followed by a new Poker After Dark.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Wal Mart's questionable recommendations

by Adam Finley, posted Jan 7th 2006 10:47AM
Hey students, see if you can figure out what's wrong with this scenario:


You click over to Wal-Mart's site to purchase a copy of the Planet of the Apes TV series on DVD. You click on the DVD and are given a list of similar movies as recommendations. Oddly enough, all the movies feature African-Americans. It seems this bit of covert online racism set off some backlash recently, which isn't difficult for Wal-Mart to conjure up since most people don't need much recourse to hate the mega-chain. The company itself issued an apology, but it still remains unclear as to just why it happened in the first place. The company says it was promoting films with African-Americans in honor of the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, but that doesn't quite explain this incident.

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