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'ReBoot' and New TV Shows on DVD, Streaming Online for March 1, 2011

by Mike Moody, posted Mar 1st 2011 3:15PM
reboot shout factory dvdBefore 'The Matrix,' there was 'ReBoot.' OK, maybe that's taking it a little too far, but it's hard not to overstate the importance and influence of 'ReBoot' -- it was the first fully computer-generated animated TV series, after all.

The sci-fi adventure series, which aired on Saturday mornings in the U.S. in the mid 1990s, stood out not only because of its highly stylized (but admittedly clunky by today's standards) computer-generated visuals, but also for its ambitious serial storytelling and its sly take on the world's growing obsession with technology and video games.

Shout! Factory has released Seasons 1 and 2, packaged together, today as well as the nine-disc 'Definitive Mainframe Edition,' which features a 20-page booklet, making of doc, and episode commentary from the series creators. Shiver me templates!

Check out the other new releases available on DVD, Blu-Ray and Netflix Watch Instantly this week, after the jump ...

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The Internet will never replace TV!

by Bob Sassone, posted May 9th 2006 9:50AM

That's what Sean Captain over at Slate says. We completely agree. I mean, what would we write about? OK, a lot, but we'd have to change our name.

Why does Captain say that the web will never replace television? Oh, it's complicated. It has to do with data packets and pixels and network congestion and routing equipment and bandwidth and megabits and ... gah. Just go on over and read it for yourself and let us know if you agree or not.

Pesonally, I think that the web will never replace TV for the simple fact that people like to have different things to do different things in their home, no matter how "cool" it is to see a video on YouTube.

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