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Old 12-17-2008, 12:19 AM   #1
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I watched some of the new season of Doctor Who the other day.
Now I find out it's a huge series, and older then I am
I had seen the books at the second hand book shop as a kid but always assumed they sucked since there were so many of them there.
I picked one up the other day, and they aren't bad at all!
a bit simplistic, but they make good fart books to quote someone else on here
perfect for reading on the can.


What authors or series have you run into and realized that not only were they decent, but you were the last person to hear about them in the world.
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:59 AM   #2
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What authors or series have you run into and realized that not only were they decent, but you were the last person to hear about them in the world.
I turned my nose up at 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' when it was on TV, assuming it was lightweight, juvenile fluff.
Finally watched an episode on DVD (can't remember why) and was hooked! It's brilliant stuff!!
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:35 AM   #3
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Do you like firefly?


Anything that guy touches just seems to rock on TV.
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:47 AM   #4
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I turned my nose up at 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' when it was on TV, assuming it was lightweight, juvenile fluff.
Finally watched an episode on DVD (can't remember why) and was hooked! It's brilliant stuff!!
same thing happened to me. but then Angel was better, and the later seasons of buffy were kinda bad... the show went downhill after the musical episode. (the i loved the musical episode)

biggest TV show that this happened to me with was Babylon 5, i always saw the ads as a kid, but Londos haircut always threw me off from actually wanting to watch it.. and then one day, after i became quite the Scifi nerd, i gave it a shot. and Bab5 is one of the best shows ever made. defenatly top 3. and its hard to list them in any kind of order, Bab5, Sg-1, [the first trek series youve ever watched, mine was voyager]

as for books. Books in General is my under a rock. i hated to read while i was in school. but then about 2 years ago i started readign heavily and havent stopped, and ever since my first ebook reader, ive become a voracious reader, knocking back about 2 books a week.
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:06 AM   #5
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biggest TV show that this happened to me with was Babylon 5, i always saw the ads as a kid, but Londos haircut always threw me off from actually wanting to watch it.. and then one day, after i became quite the Scifi nerd, i gave it a shot. and Bab5 is one of the best shows ever made. defenatly top 3. and its hard to list them in any kind of order, Bab5, Sg-1, [the first trek series youve ever watched, mine was voyager]
Agreed (on Babylon 5 being great)! They were working on a Babylon 5 game once, but had a falling out with the copyright holder (I think it changed hands). I was devastated.
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Yeah, Babylon 5 is a very good show.
You can also have a look at Farscape, it's pretty well done and very funny at times.

For a Babylon 5 game, I know there is a roleplaying game that is available, and also a space combat game.
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:04 AM   #7
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Do you like firefly?


Anything that guy touches just seems to rock on TV.
Firefly is great! I wish they had done more than one season. The movie, Serenity, wasn't bad, but not as good as the series.
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:05 AM   #8
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Firefly is great! I wish they had done more than one season. The movie, Serenity, wasn't bad, but not as good as the series.
Alot of good shows are canceled. I am still lamenting the loss of Boston Legal.

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Old 12-17-2008, 11:56 AM   #9
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Alot of good shows are canceled. I am still lamenting the loss of Boston Legal.

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boston legal has been cancelled ??? that show is brilliant.
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:15 PM   #10
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boston legal has been cancelled ??? that show is brilliant.
Yes, they recently had their series finale. One of the shows a few weeks ago the lawyers sued network TV because there was nothing on for "older" people to watch. They argued that most of the stuff on TV was geared to people 18-30 while the largest and growing audience was 50 and older... and those were the people with all the money too.

There was a line like.. "...and the only show with actors even over 50 is Bo... I can't say the name." heh heh.

I will miss this show.

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Old 12-17-2008, 12:20 PM   #11
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Yes, they recently had their series finale. One of the shows a few weeks ago the lawyers sued network TV because there was nothing on for "older" people to watch. They argued that most of the stuff on TV was geared to people 18-30 while the largest and growing audience was 50 and older... and those were the people with all the money too.

There was a line like.. "...and the only show with actors even over 50 is Bo... I can't say the name." heh heh.

I will miss this show.

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yes, that show is astoundingly well-written. i think it's easily one of the best shows on, possibly the best. you are not the only one who will miss it.
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:28 AM   #12
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I'm still mourning West Wing. After that, I'll get around to mourning BL. Scrubs is coming back, and the second half of the season for Monk, Psych, and Burn Notice are all coming up soon, so I will be able to survive.
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Old 12-26-2008, 12:42 PM   #13
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yes, that show is astoundingly well-written. i think it's easily one of the best shows on, possibly the best. you are not the only one who will miss it.
I think Boston Legal got worse with time. The first seasons was much better then the latter ones. I also miss West Wing.

The best show in recent years that was cancelled after 10 or so episodes was _Wonderfalls_.
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Yes the Conan series. I've seen the movies, played some games on it's but never read any of Howard's works on Conan.

When I first got the SONY Reader, some how I ended up downloading the Conan series from PG and read them all.

Funny thing is that one line got me hooked both on eBooks and on the Conan series.

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I think Boston Legal got worse with time. The first seasons was much better then the latter ones. I also miss West Wing.
I will miss BL too. Very witty humour, although sometimes a little bit over the top.

I will never forget that episode where Crane tried to use fake tears to seduce Schmidt!

Meanwhile, I'll be watching How I Met Your Mother, Life on Mars. And BSG will be coming soon, for its finalle.
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