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    Do you have any TV or movie-tie-in collectibles?

    While I was rummaging through one of the closets in my house the other day, I came across a 1990s Playmates (no, those Playmates!) Star TreK: USS Enterprise Bridge Collector's Set, which is a cardboard backdrop on which the bridge crew of the NCC-1701 (Capt. Kirk, Mr. Spock, Dr. McCoy, Lt. Sulu...
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    So, okay...3D TV is the next new thing...but then what? Holograms?

    As someone who has been around a bit, I've seen the medium go from being mostly black-and-white with some color to all color and now HDTV is getting to be the new "normal" in TV. Now we are being told 3D TV is being phased in, along with 3D Blu-rays, players and glasses. (Thank you...
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    Heroes, FlashForward and 24...Start strong, then quality declines

    I have to admit that I never watched Heroes; I know of some of the cast members - Zachary Quinto played Spock in the 2009 Star Trek movie, and Hayden Panentiere once said she would not mind having a lesbian experience - but it was never a must-see series for me. I like its concept but for some...
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    Another channel line up change at Comcast?

    It is summer again, and once more Comcast is changing its channel listings, especially in the "lower cost" plans. For instance, one of the staples I had gotten used to - Cartoon Network - has been pulled up to the pricier plans and taken off the cheaper ones. Not that I watched it a lot, but...
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    Question: 24: Does end of series usher in the twilight of continuing dramas?

    Although I'm a fan who watched 24 throughout its eight-season run and will watch the Jack Bauer adventure on the big screen, I have to admit that after Season 5 it did lose its cachet of being innovative and unpredictable. It became repetitive and somewhat implausible - I mean, c'mon, for a...
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    Question: How Many HDTVs do you own?

    When HDTVs first came out in the late 1990s and early Oh-Ohs, they were so expensive - even the smaller ones - that those of us with modest incomes thought we'd have to settle for trying to get more life out of our analog sets by getting a digital converter when the dreaded DTV switch came in...
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    Question: Will Comcast ever ditch analog signals?

    Now that the federally-mandated DTV switchover has been made and most, if not all, TV stations in the US are supposed to be broadcasting in digital and not analog signals, why are cable providers still carrying the fuzzier (on HDTVs, anyway) analog versions of cable and over-the-air networks...
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    Comcast and its Expanded Basic lineup

    We have been subscribing to Comcast and all the other cable companies which preceded it in our neighborhood (Dynamic Cablevision, MediaOne, AT&T Cable) and I have noticed that over the passage of time the company that owns the franchise for our area almost always does the same thing, which is...
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    Over the air networks to end "free TV" soon?

    Considering the recent issues between Time Warner and the Fox network, it's not surprising (at least not in a business sense) to hear that the traditional TV networks (ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC) are seriously considering ending the current "free TV" over-the-air broadcasting and becoming cable-only...
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    Comcast Advertising...Why Put Spanish Language Ads on English Language Channels?

    Before I ask my question, I have to point out that I'm a Latino and speak fluent Spanish. I'm not a big fan of Lou Dobbs and I'm not anti-Hispanic at all. That having been said, other than the financial benefit of selling ads to local advertisers, what does Comcast get out of putting Spanish...
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    Contracts That Are Hard to Break?

    As someone who likes watching TV, I have gone from antenna over the air only to cable antenna and have really no intention of getting satellite TV, but I have noticed that most of my neighbors HAVE switched because the condo where I live looks like a forest of dish antennae. I would rather...
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    Terminator to move from Mondays to Fridays

    To make room for the long-awaited return of 24 to Monday nights at 8 PM Eastern, the programming execs at Fox are going to take a huge risk by moving Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles to that ratings-graveyard time slot of Fridays at 8 PM Eastern. Considering how bad ratings are on Friday...
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    Favorite gag, running joke, or subversive bit?

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since 1990 or so, and even though over the past 18 years (wow!) I have heard too many funny lines or seen too many visual bits of comedy, there are still some pretty funny moments or quotes from the series that never fail to amuse me. My favorites? The couch...
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    Other than Jack, who's your fave.....

    ...character? It doesn't have to be, by the way, a "good guy" from CTU or anyone who helps Mr. Bauer. It could be a badass villain, or even one of those people who are neither heroes or villains but just men or women who got caught up in the events of a particular season (or Day). My...
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    Do you have season sets of 24 on DVD?

    As a die-hard fan of 24, I find that owning the season sets on DVD is probably the best way to enjoy the series, especially if for some reason you miss one or two episodes during a particular season. I started to get them slowly; I only owned Season (or Day) One for about one year, then last...
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