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The Big Bang Theory: The Work Song Nanocluster

by Kona Gallagher, posted Mar 17th 2009 12:12AM
Penny and sheldon(S02E18) As much as I love Leonard, tonight's episode of The Big Bang Theory only further proves that Penny and Sheldon are meant to be. Maybe not in a romantic sense (I still have a hard time picturing Sheldon in a relationship with any woman), but in a platonic life mate sense.

Proving that there is, in fact, a market in everything, Penny manages to start selling her Penny Blossoms, which are really hideous flower barrettes. This obviously means that the guys are going to get involved and geek it up, which they do in a splendid fashion that somehow involves charcoal.

I also learned an important tip: If you're looking to sell something to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered market, design your website like a 13-year-old girl's MySpace page. They are apparently attracted to the same graphic design sensibility -- which Leonard apparently possesses.

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John From Cincinnati is not the most creative TV show of all-time

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 14th 2008 8:04AM
John From Cincinnati
Sometimes you come across a line in a column, an opinion, an observation, that is so mindblowingly wrong-headed that it leaves your mouth hanging open for a full 30 seconds. That's what happened to me when I read this list of the Shows That Died Too Young (great one season shows that shouldn't have been canceled) over at The New York Post. Talking about HBO's John From Cincinnati, the writer says this:

John [From Cincinnati] was not only the most creative program in the medium's sixty year history, but also some of the most mysterious.

Now, the second half of that quote is grammatically baffling, but we get the idea: JFC was the most creative show that has been on television in its 60 year history. Well, what do you think of that?

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My Top 10 list is better than Sci Fi Wire's

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 8th 2008 11:04AM
Earth 2Let's face it, science fiction on television is always a challenge, and more often than not, these series fail to find a big enough audience to stick around. That's why the year after Lost hit it big on just minor sci-fi elements, we had three ratings flops at once with Invasion, Threshold and Surface. And all three were good, for different reasons. So my question is why did none of them make Sci Fi Wire's list of the top 10 sci fi shows canceled too soon? Because Sci-Fi Wire liked Eerie, Indiana better!

Seriously though, while there were some good elements in their list, and I absolutely agree with their number one choice, there were some real problems and omissions as well. Wonderfalls ranked way too high and Homeboys in Outer Space didn't even make the list? Outrageous! So I've taken it upon myself to make my own list of The Top 10 Sci Fi Short-Lived Sci-Fi Shows That Weren't Pulitzer Worthy But Went Great With Popcorn. And I intentionally didn't include any of the shows on their list, because I'm acting like a spoiled brat and I don't want to play with their toys.

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Is Buffy a better superhero than Batman?

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 15th 2008 2:14PM

BuffyI would even hesitate to call Buffy The Vampire Slayer a superhero. Yeah, she has incredible fighting powers and goes up against various monsters and evildoers, but it's really odd to see her name next to superheroes such as Batman, The Flash, Superman, and Captain America.

But according to readers of Redeye, she's a better superhero than The Dark Knight. (Yup, it's another character showdown over at Redeye.)

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The Five: Best comic book-to-TV adaptations

by Jay Black, posted Mar 20th 2007 2:40PM
Yeah, Aquaman taking a crap. Nice.Being a comic book fan sets you up for a lot of disappointment. For one thing, there seems to be a pretty direct ratio between the number of Atlantis Attacks crossover books you own and the age at which you lose your virginity (ahem19ahem). For another, our only portrayal in the media seems to be Comic Book Guy on The Simpsons and he is as insulting as he is completely and utterly dead-on.

The worst disappointment, though, is whenever some studio exec decides to "adapt" one of our mylar-enshrined treasures into some big or small screen entertainment. It seems that for every good decision made, there are ten disasters of the "nipples on the bat-suit" variety.

In recent years, movies have faired better than TV when it comes to adaptations, but there are a few gems to be had. The Five best comic book-to TV adaptations after the jump...

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Listen to an exclusive Sentinel podcast

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 22nd 2006 6:32PM
The SentinelNo, not the new Michael Douglas/Keifer Sutherland/Eva Longoria flick (though there is, oddly, a Desperate Housewives connection).  I'm talking about the 1990s action series The Sentinel, starring Richard Burgi, who is now on Housewives.

Show creators/producers Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo have recorded a special podcast commentary for the pilot episode of the series, much like they recorded a podcast for the series finale of The Flash when that DVD set was released. You can find all the podcasts here.

[via TVshowsondvd.com]

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How to get a replacement Flash DVD

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 3rd 2006 12:06PM
The Flash - DVDsTVshowsondvd is reporting that several people who have purchased the first season DVD set of The Flash have gotten DVDs that are defective. Seems that the pilot episode on the first disc might skip or freeze. If you got a defective disc, you can call Warner Home Video at 1-800-891-1311 and they'll send you a SASE envelope for you to return the disc. 

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New TV on DVD releases today

by Keith McDuffee, posted Jan 10th 2006 8:37AM
Every Tuesday morning here on TV Squad , we will highlight the week's TV-on-DVD releases. Some noteworthy releases today, January 10, 2006:

  • urban gothic dvdAndromeda - Vol 5.3
  • As Time Goes By - Reunion Specials
  • Black Books - The Complete 1st Series
  • The Flash - The Complete Series
  • Hee Haw - Collection Vol 5
  • The House of Eliott - Series 2
  • Men Behaving Badly (UK) - The Complete Series 3; The Complete Series 4
  • Nighty Night - The Complete 1st Series
  • Red Dwarf - Series 7
  • Rising Damp - Series 1
  • Strong Medicine - The Complete 1st Season
  • Urban Gothic - Season 1
  • Viva la Bam - The Complete 4th And 5th Seasons
  • Wild Kingdom - Hunters Of The Sky; The African Wild 2

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