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1996-09-16 00:00:00 - the new season (SPOILERS) - (jboe@mailhost.efn.org)


There are hard spoilers in this so leave now if that bothers you. By "hard", I mean stuff about developments in the upcoming season and things like that. Once again you are being warned that the stuff below can possibly ruin possible surprise developments in the show's new season. Last chance to get out. I was looking through the newest issue of TV Guide, Sep. 21-27, which was a special issue on Returning Favorites. Sure enough, there was a bit about Sliders. I will quote the whole thing: -------------------------------------------------------------------- SLIDERS The Big News: The sci-fi series is aiming for a broader - or at least younger - audience in its third season. "I'm commited to making Sliders a true family show," says executive producer David Peckinpah. "There won't be a lot of sexual content or profane language this year." Count on more involved special effects and - with production shifting from Vancouver to Los Angeles - some tropical settings. Hot Plots: Our involuntary wanderers will find themselves in parallel universes where dreams caan be deadly, where tornadoes are ubiquitous, and where the planet spins far more slowly. Transformations: The roguish recurring character of Logan St. Clair (Zoe McLellan) will be beefed up. As a female counterpart to Quinn (Jerry O'Connell), she is a fellow slider who jumps among the same parallel worlds, stealing natural resources. Professor Maximilian Arturo (John Rhys-Davies) will contract a strange alien affliction that will profoundly alter his personality. And we thought R&B singer Rembrandt Brown (Cleavant Derricks) had all the musical talent here, but computer expert Wade Wells (Sabrina Lloyd) reveals an unexpected gift this year. Guest Star: Donnie Most (Happy Days) as a game-show host. -------------------------------------------------------------------- My main reason for posting this was to give anyone who might have missed this a chance to find out what's coming. They are aiming for a younger audience. Does that they are going to dumb the content down even more?! "More involved special effects" - the Trek solution. When you simply can't get good scripting, throw money into the sights and sounds. No comment on the "Hot Plots". I think that they will probably speak for themselves. A female counterpart to Quinn. An "evil" Slider. In the event that anyone should doubt that the SC-CPTB (So-Called Creative Powers That Be) read this group, this should silence them. There have been numerous posts from different people about how they watch this show with their kids. There also was quite a bit of traffice about the smarter Quinn being an evil Slider. Also, when there was that mysterious figure in "Into The Mystic", people talked about there being an evil Slider. Sounds like the lamer element in the SC-CPTB decided to use it. Oh, by the way, did you notice there was absolutely no mention about the Kromaggs (How the HECK do you spell that, anyway?!) in this? Many, many people posted, saying how they didn't like the idea. Are we seeing the start of interactive TV here? The SC-CPTB follows the newsgroup and then slavishly goes out and attempts to put out what the masses howl for? Yes, I realize that this is just a TV show. That doesn't mean that I can't hope for more out of it. *SIGH* Oh, well. Once again, we see that television is the one industry that inspires (and rewards) mediocrity. DISCLAIMER: I am venting feelings here. Anyone who wants to take them seriously to the extent of flaming me, just bring it on. Free speech means I can say what I want, you can say what you want about what I said, and the whole thing can eventually degenerate into a shouting match about the genetic make-up of our respective ancestors. Slide on, brothers and sisters. Slide on. James +---------------------------+ ===== | Send any e-mail to ALL | "They don't want truth. It's not often obvious | THREE of the following: | what the truth is. It can be complicated, and | | then not turn out to be what they want to hear. | am589@detroit.freenet.org | They want simplicity and certainty. People are | jamboe@cyberspace.org | never more ferocious than when their prejudices | jboe@mailhost.efn.org | are being threatened. Then truth becomes the | | enemy and and they'll die fighting it." +---------------------------+ -- _Paths_To_Otherwhere_ by James P. Hogan

1996-09-17 00:00:00 - Re: the new season (SPOILERS) - (elrous0@pop.uky.edu)


In article <51khf4$lr9@elle.eunet.no>, jboe@mailhost.efn.org says... >They are aiming for a younger audience. Does that they are going to >dumb the content down even more?! "More involved special effects" - >the Trek solution. When you simply can't get good scripting, throw >money into the sights and sounds. I hope not, I long for better writing and more thoughful ethical conflicts for our heroes. To me, more special effects and "family" episodes is exactly the opposite of what the show needs. For that matter, what's this about less sex and launguage? I recall almost none of this to begin with. If they toned it down any more, it would make "Full House" look raunchy! >*SIGH* Oh, well. Once again, we >see that television is the one industry that inspires (and rewards) >mediocrity. This is, unfortunately, all too true.:-( -Eric

1996-09-18 00:00:00 - Re: the new season (SPOILERS) - (Lynn <ennui@ix.netcom.com>)


In article <51khf4$lr9@elle.eunet.no>, jboe@mailhost.efn.org (James Boe) wrote: >There are hard spoilers in this so leave now if that bothers you. >By "hard", I mean stuff about developments in the upcoming season >and things like that. > I deleted everything, so I wouldn't have to worry about spoilers. Which one is Logan St. Clair (Zoe McLellan)? (And don't tell me my question spoiled!!!) Thanks, Lynn