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1997-03-24 00:00:00 - Where did you get THIS? ->"Now we know why Maggie..." - (ja*boe@nyx.nyx.n*et)


< Any names included in this post to alt.tv.sliders are > < only there for purposes of attributing quoted material. > To respond to me via e-mail, just remove the splats (*'s) from the From address. 'Nuff said. On Sun, 23 Mar 1997 17:38:55, shannen@alpha.wcoil.com (Shannen Bodell) went rambling conversationally. Let's listen: => => In an upcoming ep entitled "Dinoslide"(I think that's the title), /\/\/\/\/\/\ ???????????? You came by this information how exactly? From someone's web page? An article you read in a newspaper or magazine? Or (the assumed default until demonstrated otherwise) you just made it up. We have already had "In Dino Veritas" which supposedly featured an allosaurus. => Remmie asks the others if they can return to the world where he => left Malcolm (hey--that's a great idea! We can bring him along, => and if we happen to stumble back onto our home earth, we can => watch TWO people die of asphyxiation instead of one, Remmie!) => Anyhoo, once they get back to that earth, they discover that => what they thought was an uninhabited earth is actually overrun => with dinosaurs! (See--maybe if Quinn and Maggie hadn't had spent => so much time eyeballing each other and talking about "mating => dances", they would have seen the huge T-Rex munching on a few => of those native dancers over in the next clearing!) So anyway, => they're runnig from the dinos, blah, blah , blah. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ Pretty much describes this story idea. => => So now, we see how they're gonna explain Maggie staying with the => sliders *after* they find Rickman. I mean, she can't go home, what => with all the silicon(sorry, couldn't resist) eating dinos around! => Sigh! I just don't suppose that any of the *other* earths they'll => land on after they catch Rickman will be suitable to her needs either... They probably AREN'T going to find Rickman. That's how these chase shows work. They are just going to keep chasing him and chasing him until that gets old (which probably won't be long now). => => One more interesting note. I heard that the producers were so happy => with the job that Jerry did directing the episode "Stoker", that they => offered him a chance to direct this ep, but since Quinn is featured => heavily in the story, he didn't think he could do both. What episode is this? From SLIDERS??! Are you *sure* you have the right parallel Earth?! => => Shannen James ~~~~~ People keep telling me that I need help. I have to tell them that it's taken me this long to get it just the way I like it and I'm sure that well-meaning mental health professionals would only screw things up.

1997-03-25 00:00:00 - Re: Where did you get THIS? ->"Now we know why Maggie..." - (shannen@alpha.wcoil.com)


In article <3336d62c.0@news2.guernsey.net> ja*boe@nyx.nyx.n*et (James Boe) writes: >From: ja*boe@nyx.nyx.n*et (James Boe) >Subject: Where did you get THIS? ->"Now we know why Maggie..." >Date: 24 Mar 97 19:29:48 GMT [I snipped out all my comments, and only left in James' most suspicious comments ;-) ] > You came by this information how exactly? From someone's web > page? An article you read in a newspaper or magazine? Or > (the assumed default until demonstrated otherwise) you just > made it up. We have already had "In Dino Veritas" which > supposedly featured an allosaurus. > What episode is this? From SLIDERS??! > Are you *sure* you have the right parallel Earth?! Yes I am sure. I got it from a guy who works for a Fox affliate. He has info(and has so far always been correct) before most of the other people I talk to on the Web. Anyway here is the info he sent me(however, that dates are wrong, as Fox has since done some schedule shuffling. I do have what Fox is claiming is the correct dates, and I'll post them as well): Hey folks, you asked for it, you got it, here's the inside slide on the rest of the season: March 28: "Last of Eden": In a world rocked by constant earthquakes, the sliders take refuge in an underground cavern, populated by a strange society (performers from Cirque du Soliel). THE SCOOP: The producers are basically okay with the fact that Fox will air this episode, featuring Arturo, out of order. Sliders originally pitched Fox to have them feature it as a lost episode and the Network was keen on that until the hiatus was killed. Anyway, there will be an explanitory note at the start of the episode so as not to confuse casual (or third season) viewers. April 4: "The Other Slide of Darkness": The sliders land on a rocky Appalacian-type mountainarea where a toxic brown fog lingers everywhere. Soon they seek shelter with a band of peopleknown as "Foggers" -- unfortunately so has Col. Rickman. THE SCOOP: Neil Dixon, not RogerDaltrey, will be playing Rickman with the explanation that the DNA restructuring that results fromhis brain fluid tap is beginning to break down, and has given him another face. May 2: "Dinoslide": Rembrandt asks the others if they can return to the colony world where he leftMalcolm Eastman at the end of "Exodus, Part 2". The sliders do return -- only to realize that thereare now dinosaurs that went unnoticed before, are they're beginning to wreak havoc on thecolonists! THE SCOOP: An emotional story that features a tour-de-force performance byCleavant Derricks. The episode, which will be heavy with computer animated effects, is filming right now (March 21) just outside of Bakersfield, CA. May 9: "Stoker": The four enter a world inhabited by a group of rock n' roll vampires. They kill amusic critic (Tommy Chong) for giving them a bad review and try to recruit Wade to be in their"band." THE SCOOP: It was written by David Peckinpah; Duff McKagen (of Guns n' Roses)guests stars and the production team was so impressed with his work that they asked him if he'd consider coming back sometime; Sabrina Lloyd sings in this episode, a song that she wrote herself! Jerry O'Connell directed this episode, and did such a terrific job that the producers asked him if he'd like to helm "Dinoslide." Jerry was interested but his schedule and the fact that Quinn'sfeatured heavily in the episode made it impossible. May ?: "Slither": Details are sketchy but suffice it to say, there are a LOT of snakes involved. May ?: "This Slide of Paradise": THE SEASON FINALE. The details are VERY hush, hush.THE SCOOP: The episode has been called "riveting" by an insider and it IS a cliffhanger! I'll post the revised airdates after this post. Shannen

1997-03-25 00:00:00 - Re: Where did you get THIS? ->"Now we know why Maggie..." - (shannen@alpha.wcoil.com)


In article <shannen.29.000BED0E@alpha.wcoil.com> shannen@alpha.wcoil.com (Shannen Bodell) writes: >Yes I am sure. I got it from a guy who works for a Fox affliate. He has >info(and has so far always been correct) before most of the other people I >talk to on the Web. Anyway here is the info he sent me(however, that dates are >wrong, as Fox has since done some schedule shuffling. I do have what Fox is >claiming is the correct dates, and I'll post them as well): >Hey folks, you asked for it, you got it, here's the inside slide on the rest of >the season: >March 28: "Last of Eden": In a world rocked by constant earthquakes, the sliders >take refuge in >an underground cavern, populated by a strange society (performers from Cirque du >Soliel). THE >SCOOP: The producers are basically okay with the fact that Fox will air this >episode, featuring >Arturo, out of order. Sliders originally pitched Fox to have them feature it as >a lost episode and >the Network was keen on that until the hiatus was killed. Anyway, there will be >an explanitory >note at the start of the episode so as not to confuse casual (or third season) >viewers. >April 4: "The Other Slide of Darkness": The sliders land on a rocky >Appalacian-type mountainarea where a toxic brown fog lingers everywhere. Soon >they seek shelter with a band of peopleknown as "Foggers" -- unfortunately so >has Col. Rickman. THE SCOOP: Neil Dixon, not RogerDaltrey, will be playing >Rickman with the explanation that the DNA restructuring that results fromhis >brain fluid tap is beginning to break down, and has given him another face. >May 2: "Dinoslide": Rembrandt asks the others if they can return to the colony >world where he leftMalcolm Eastman at the end of "Exodus, Part 2". The sliders >do return -- only to realize that thereare now dinosaurs that went unnoticed >before, are they're beginning to wreak havoc on thecolonists! THE SCOOP: An >emotional story that features a tour-de-force performance byCleavant Derricks. >The episode, which will be heavy with computer animated effects, is >filming right now (March 21) just outside of Bakersfield, CA. > May 9: "Stoker": The four enter a world inhabited by a group of rock n' roll >vampires. They kill amusic critic (Tommy Chong) for giving them a bad review >and try to recruit Wade to be in their"band." THE SCOOP: It was written by >David Peckinpah; Duff McKagen (of Guns n' Roses)guests stars and the >production team was so impressed with his work that they asked him if >he'd consider coming back sometime; Sabrina Lloyd sings in this episode, a >song that she wrote herself! Jerry O'Connell directed this episode, and did >such a terrific job that the producers asked him if he'd like to helm >"Dinoslide." Jerry was interested but his schedule and the fact that >Quinn'sfeatured heavily in the episode made it impossible. >May ?: "Slither": Details are sketchy but suffice it to say, there are a LOT >of snakes involved. >May ?: "This Slide of Paradise": THE SEASON FINALE. The details are VERY hush, >hush.THE SCOOP: The episode has been called "riveting" by an insider and it IS >a cliffhanger! >I'll post the revised airdates after this post. >Shannen And here the revised airdates are. Keep in mind, however, that Fox is constantly shuffling what will air when, so these dates are not concrete. However, I would imagine that "This Slide of Paradise" will remain as the season ender, since it does have a cliffhanger: Well, as a supplement to my earlier post "DETAILS FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON," here is the updated airdate list for the remainder of the year. (Of course, Fox will probably change it later) March 28: The Last of Eden April 4: The Dream Masters (repeat) April 11: The Other Slide of Darkness April 18: (announced tomorrow, but it will be a repeat) April 25: Slither May 2: Dinoslide May 9: Stoker May 16: This Slide of Paradise (Season Finale; tentative airdate)

1997-03-25 00:00:00 - Re: Where did you get THIS? ->"Now we know why Maggie..." - (shannen@alpha.wcoil.com)


In article <shannen.30.000C0021@alpha.wcoil.com> shannen@alpha.wcoil.com (Shannen Bodell) writes: >And here the revised airdates are. Keep in mind, however, that Fox is >constantly shuffling what will air when, so these dates are not concrete. >However, I would imagine that "This Slide of Paradise" will remain as the >season ender, since it does have a cliffhanger: >Well, as a supplement to my earlier post "DETAILS FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON," >here >is the updated airdate list for the remainder of the year. >(Of course, Fox will probably change it later) >March 28: The Last of Eden >April 4: The Dream Masters (repeat) >April 11: The Other Slide of Darkness >April 18: (announced tomorrow, but it will be a repeat) >April 25: Slither >May 2: Dinoslide >May 9: Stoker >May 16: This Slide of Paradise (Season Finale; tentative airdate) And as I said--Fox continues to shuffle the airdates. Here's the latest post concerning airdates, as well as some stuff about the show that *was8 to take Sliders place during the hiatus(Lawless)as well as what shows CBS has now chosen(or will choose)to air opposite Sliders through the end of the season. BTW, if anyone wants these posts directly, you can get them over at the MCA/Universal Netforum. Anyway, here's the posting that I pulled off of there: "Fox has already pulled the plug on the Brian Bosworth action series "Lawless." It will be replacedon Saturdays by "Cops" reruns until further notice. CBS has pulled "JAG" (which was to run against Sliders at 8 pm) for the all-important May sweeps. In its place, CBS will air three (crappy) specials as follows: May 2: INSERT "Candid Camera Across America" May 9: INSERT "All Star Moms" May 16: INSERT "Kids Say the Darndest Things" While it's not clear if CBS actually cancelled JAG, the news DOES bode well for Sliders as there will undoubtedly be viewers who will want ANY drama rather than the fluff that CBS is offering. * The tentative air date for the Sliders season finale "This Slide of Paradise" has been moved to Friday, May 30. The following is the air date list 'til the end of the year. I'll update/change it as I get info: March 28: The Last of Eden April 4: The Dream Masters (repeat) April 11: The Other Slide of Darkness April 18: ???????? (but a repeat nonetheless) April 25: Slither May 2: Dinoslide May 9: Stoker May 16: ???????? May 30: This Slide of Paradise (Season Finale)" --end of posting. If I hear anything more, I will post it if you want me to. Shannen

1997-03-25 00:00:00 - Re: Where did you get THIS? ->"Now we know why Maggie..." - (mcginn@direct.ca)


shannen@alpha.wcoil.com (Shannen Bodell) wrote: >March 28: The Last of Eden >April 4: The Dream Masters (repeat) >April 11: The Other Slide of Darkness >April 25: Slither >May 2: Dinoslide >May 9: Stoker >May 16: This Slide of Paradise (Season Finale; tentative airdate) My gawd, what a crappy sounding set of episodes. Looks like FOX is serious with the doomed new "monster of the week" format for Sliders. Joe

1997-03-26 00:00:00 - Re: Where did you get THIS? ->"Now we know why Maggie..." - (jniffennospam@ibm.net)


Joe wrote: > > shannen@alpha.wcoil.com (Shannen Bodell) wrote: > > >March 28: The Last of Eden > >April 4: The Dream Masters (repeat) > >April 11: The Other Slide of Darkness > >April 25: Slither > >May 2: Dinoslide > >May 9: Stoker > >May 16: This Slide of Paradise (Season Finale; tentative airdate) > > My gawd, what a crappy sounding set of episodes. Looks like FOX is > serious with the doomed new "monster of the week" format for Sliders. > > Joe I know, the first one to two seasons were mor like the 60's Twilight Zone of "what would happen if ..." Now it is more like the Outer Limits of the 60's where the hero has to kill the monster and save the world. I don't know if there will be a next season or whether I am going to watch a next season... --

1997-03-31 00:00:00 - Re: Where did you get THIS? ->"Now we know why Maggie..." - (forge@magicnet.net)


> "Fox has already pulled the plug on the Brian Bosworth action series > "Lawless." It will be replacedon Saturdays by "Cops" reruns until further > notice. > > CBS has pulled "JAG" (which was to run against Sliders at 8 pm) for the all-important May > sweeps. > > In its place, CBS will air three (crappy) specials as follows: > May 2: INSERT "Candid Camera Across America" > May 9: INSERT "All Star Moms" > May 16: INSERT "Kids Say the Darndest Things" Meanwhile, our own precious Sliders is giving us subterranean ghoulies, snakes, dinosaurs and vampires. Does anyone see a trend here? This is what TV is offering during the May sweeps???!!!! Face it, television has run out of content. There is no longer anything good on. Has anyone heard anything about what the networks are going to offer us next fall? I read in my local paper that ABC is having trouble putting together anything at all, and they're falling behind CBS in the ratings. That's pretty sad, falling behind CBS...

1997-04-01 00:00:00 - Bad TV epidemic - (allondro <allondro@erinet.com>)


Anyone remember a film called 'Americathon' starring John Ritter? It happened in a future where the US is being foreclosed on by the Arabs, and there are no more cars, and all people have is TV. Anyway, near the beginning, they show what the future of TV would be like. Very dismal. Sitcoms with no plot (although I LIKE Seinfeld...) and no taste. That fount of social observation, Max Headroom, saw it all ten years ago. "Remember when we said there was no future? Well, this is it." Blank Reg, Big Time TV "Reg, TV does not consist of 24 hours of 'Derek and the Dominoes' videos." "But I like 'em, Dom." "Just because they're free doesn't mean they're good." Blank Reg and Dominique

1997-04-02 00:00:00 - Re: Bad TV epidemic - (allondro <allondro@erinet.com>)


David S Chesler <chesler@world.std.com> wrote in article <E7zrvp.KM@world.std.com>... > >That fount of social observation, Max Headroom, saw it all ten years ago. > > "Farenheit 451" did, long before that. Indeed it did. Shows what a mind that works properly can interpolate from available data. -- Remember, no matter where you go, there you are. Buckaroo Banzai

1997-04-02 00:00:00 - Re: Where did you get THIS? ->"Now we know why Maggie..." - (forge@magicnet.net)


> If I can interject here....I don't think it's May yet. Here it's still > April, and I don't think the May sweeps actually start until May. I > know that on the West Coast, things happen alot sooner, maybe that's it. > Why don't you wait until the May Sweeps to see what Sliders is going to > put on before complaining a month in advance about the show. Well, I was basing my judgement on the names of the shows that are scheduled to be aired... but I guess you can't judge a book etc. > She's only been in 3 episodes, let the character develop a > bit. She's pretty developed now, ha. (Actually you're right.) > you have the outsider who no one > likes, to create the tension that the show tried to have between the > regulars. Not too mention, now they have an actual objective instead of > just getting home. Yup, I gotta agree. Maybe the new production staff needed a few episodes to capture the "zen" of the show.

1997-04-02 00:00:00 - Re: Where did you get THIS? ->"Now we know why Maggie..." - (Welby <Dr@md.com>)


John Baker wrote: > > > "Fox has already pulled the plug on the Brian Bosworth action series > > "Lawless." It will be replacedon Saturdays by "Cops" reruns until further > > notice. > > > > CBS has pulled "JAG" (which was to run against Sliders at 8 pm) for the > all-important May > > sweeps. > > > > In its place, CBS will air three (crappy) specials as follows: > > May 2: INSERT "Candid Camera Across America" > > May 9: INSERT "All Star Moms" > > May 16: INSERT "Kids Say the Darndest Things" > > Meanwhile, our own precious Sliders is giving us subterranean ghoulies, > snakes, dinosaurs and vampires. > > Does anyone see a trend here? This is what TV is offering during the May > sweeps???!!!! If I can interject here....I don't think it's May yet. Here it's still April, and I don't think the May sweeps actually start until May. I know that on the West Coast, things happen alot sooner, maybe that's it. Why don't you wait until the May Sweeps to see what Sliders is going to put on before complaining a month in advance about the show. I think the show is good, I like the new direction that it has taken. Sure, losing the Prof, was a bit of a setback, but if he wasn't happy with the show, he should have left. I don't think Kari W. is a bad addition to the show. She's only been in 3 episodes, let the character develop a bit. It's better the the forced tension that the 4 travelers were always coming up with at the beginning of an episode, then hugging and apologizing by the end. This way, you have the outsider who no one likes, to create the tension that the show tried to have between the regulars. Not too mention, now they have an actual objective instead of just getting home. Oh well...just rambling - Welby > > Face it, television has run out of content. There is no longer anything > good on. Has anyone heard anything about what the networks are going to > offer us next fall? I read in my local paper that ABC is having trouble > putting together anything at all, and they're falling behind CBS in the > ratings. That's pretty sad, falling behind CBS...

1997-04-03 00:00:00 - Re: Bad TV epidemic - (forge@magicnet.net)


In article <3343F1C4.2ED2@erols.com>, "John S. Olson" <olsonj@erols.com> wrote: > allondro wrote: > > > Shows what a mind that works properly can interpolate from > > available data. > > Um, :-) Don't you mean "extrapolate?" Extrapolate, unless you're making a color scan of very small data and you want to blow it up very big. Then it's interpolate.

1997-04-03 00:00:00 - Re: Where did you get THIS? ->"Now we know why Maggie..." - (forge@magicnet.net)


Newsgroups: alt.tv.sliders Subject: Re: Where did you get THIS? ->"Now we know why Maggie..." Organization: web.forge > If I can interject here....I don't think it's May yet. Here it's still > April, and I don't think the May sweeps actually start until May. I > know that on the West Coast, things happen alot sooner, maybe that's it. > Why don't you wait until the May Sweeps to see what Sliders is going to > put on before complaining a month in advance about the show. Well, I was basing my judgement on the names of the shows that are scheduled to be aired... but I guess you can't judge a book etc. > She's only been in 3 episodes, let the character develop a > bit. She's pretty developed now, ha. (Actually you're right.) > you have the outsider who no one > likes, to create the tension that the show tried to have between the > regulars. Not too mention, now they have an actual objective instead of > just getting home. Yup, I gotta agree. Maybe the new production staff needed a few episodes to capture the "zen" of the show.

1997-04-03 00:00:00 - Re: Bad TV epidemic - ("John S. Olson" <olsonj@erols.com>)


allondro wrote: > Shows what a mind that works properly can interpolate from > available data. Um, :-) Don't you mean "extrapolate?" ---JSO---

1997-04-04 00:00:00 - Re: Bad TV epidemic - (allondro <allondro@erinet.com>)


-- Remember, no matter where you go, there you are. Buckaroo Banzai > > Um, :-) Don't you mean "extrapolate?" Sorry, I failed calculus. ;) -- Remember, no matter where you go, there you are. Buckaroo Banzai