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1999-07-03 00:00:00 - New episodes are being shown on Showtime this month. - (lionanimal@webtv.net)


New episodes are being shown on Showtime this month. If there are any of the official production people reading this, please accept my compliments on your fine work. Being able to see The (new) Outer Limits without commercials is the reason I pay a $ 69 a month cable bill. I read about the plans for the Showtime/science fiction channel. I hope they use your talent and production team some more. Hope you get a large raise and enough work for a great career.

1999-07-03 00:00:00 - Re: New episodes are being shown on Showtime this month. (Spoilers) - (Harv Laser <hrlaser@NOSPAM.netcom.com>)


"LtL" == "Leo the Lionanimal" writes: LtL> New episodes are being shown on Showtime this month. LtL> LtL> If there are any of the official production people reading this, please LtL> accept my compliments on your fine work. I dunno.. the new OL seems to run really hot and cold.. either truly excellent edge-of-seat stuff, or real dogs. Spoilers.. ^L Last night's "Haven" episode about the people trapped in an automated apartment building was a dog, to me. The four lead characters were all established early-on as annoying rich yuppies with zero tolerance for the slightest inconvenience in their lives. I'm supposed to care about these people? The only one in the show I even slightly cared about was the older woman who collapsed in her doorway in the first few minutes, and even _she_ was annoying just prior to that. The first guy can't get out of his apartment so he starts banging on the wall to get the attention of his neighbor. Failing that, he starts clawing and digging his way through the wall, shouting through the hole he's making as he goes. Yet the woman who lives in that apartment hides around a corner and bashes him on the head as soon as he emerges into it? As though they had both lived there a while and _never_ seen each other?? And who would design a refrigerator that could ONLY be opened by a computer with no manual override!? And who would want to own one! The roving security sphere was a cross between the killer ball in the Phantasm movies, and the lasers in Andromeda Strain. And we're supposed to believe that it was so badly programmed as to not recognize, and then fire upon tenants of the building just because they're walking around on a floor other than the one on which they reside? Puleeeeze.. The holographic concierge was the best thing about the show, but even he became merely cloying after a few appearances. The main problem with this episode, besides the huge gaps in logic, was that none of the characters were in any way people I would care about or sympathize with. They were all disposable. Harv -- ------------------------------------------------------------------------ AmigaZone! New lower price! Visit http://www.amigazone.com for info. ------------------------------------------------------------------------