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Archive for February 19th, 2008

Knight Rider sets ratings pace

by on Feb.19, 2008, under Television

The new Knight Rider telefilm got the best demographics for a TV movie in nearly three years, scoring a 5.0/12 overall and showing a broad demographic. Looks like we will be seeing more of the new K.I.T.T. – but will we see more of the Hoff, or will they try and let the series stand on its own?


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HD-DVD goes bye-bye – Sony wins this time

by on Feb.19, 2008, under General News

In a stunning mirror image of the Great VCR Wars, Sony has emerged the victor with its Blu-Ray Disc technology, now that Toshiba has thrown in the towel. Shipments of players to retailers should stop by the end of March, but I don’t see anyone buying them now. No word on how long it will take Paramount, DreamWorks and Universal to change to Blu-Ray. I will probably pull links from HD-DVD titles on the various store pages soon. Update 2/21: Universal apparently announced shortly after Toshiba that they would support Blu-Ray; Paramount Paramount announced it today, which I believed includes DreamWorks, so the win is complete. No timetable has been given for BD releases though.


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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and more

by on Feb.19, 2008, under Television

The Thunder Child writes “If you’ve missed the first few episodes of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, you can read synopses and reviews at http://thethunderchild.com/Sourcebooks/TerminatorS ourcebook.html. Meantime, our new reviewer Greg Gregoire has done retro reviews of William Gibson’s classic novel Neuromancer at http://thethunderchild.com/Reviews/GabeGregoire/Ne uromancer.html, and of Ursula K. LeGuin’s classic A Wizard of Earthsea at http://thethunderchild.com/Reviews/GabeGregoire/Wi zardofEarthsea.html. Greg will also be our first comic book reviewer, so bookmark his Contributor’s page so you can be sure to see all his writing for The Thunder Child. Other new book reviews are available at our Table of Contents page at http://thethunderchild.com/TableofContents.html.”


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