meteordust: (the game of kings)
I never thought the day would come when I would be demanding more sports coverage on TV, but the failure of the free to air channels to show the French Open was quite irksome. ("Well, it's not like you normally watch this one anyway," my sister said. "Of all the Grand Slams, it's probably the one you can most afford to miss." (Being the surface most likely for most players to be not so crash hot on.) "Well, yeah," I admitted. "But I want to watch it this time! And it's still a Grand Slam.")

Being without pay TV or a decent online feed, I had to resign myself to the one hour 'highlights package' Channel Nine deigned to air each night. It just wasn't the same, whether it was the complete lack of suspense or the truncation of matches to fill the time available. Even the historic final seemed to be missing a certain drama and tension. Although maybe that was because the conclusion seemed inevitable from early on.

Still, it's kind of strange to think back to four months ago and how distant a dream this moment must have seemed then.

Grr

Feb. 20th, 2004 06:20 pm
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Is it just me, or did Channel Nine air the wrong episode of Witchblade this week? Instead of 'Consectatio', we got 'Static'. Not only that, but they started the episode even earlier than last week, resulting in me missing the teaser once again.

Channel Nine - the CityRail of tv stations.
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Witchblade returns to Channel Nine this week, airing in Sydney in its usual timeslot of 1:30 AM on Thursday. Woo, second season! It will be interesting to see what they do with it considering last season's finale...
meteordust: (scarecrow)
Warning: long, rambling, and occasionally ranty, especially when Channel Nine is involved.

The Professionals )

The OC )

Farscape )

John Doe )

Iron Chef )

Smallville )
meteordust: (save me)
After months of unexplained hiatus, Smallville returns to Channel Nine this Saturday. And they've given it an 8:30 PM timeslot, which should mean the end of all those episodes mutilated by censorship.

Also, gakked from [livejournal.com profile] mirness:

Which Lord of the Rings character and personality problem are you? )
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I'm going to be out of town for a couple of days. Not sure if I'll have net access until I get back. I hope my Hotmail account doesn't overflow with spam again.

I *will* be staying up to watch the Witchblade finale before I go.

Also, Farscape is back this week - it's airing in Sydney on Thursday and Saturday, at 10:30 PM on Channel Nine. And all the Farscape fans probably already know this, but they're going to film a Farscape miniseries! It's a four hour thing which will tie up the loose ends of the Season 4 cliffhanger. I'm not sure how much of the cancelled Season 5 they'll be able to fit in, but it's good to have some kind of conclusion, I guess. Due to be filmed this month and to air next year - which probably means airing in the US. Channel Nine will most likely wait till 2010 or something to show it.

Anyway, take care all, and I'll catch you when I get back!
meteordust: (Default)
Q: Why is a show like Witchblade being aired in a graveyard timeslot?

A: Because the powers that be at Channel Nine are morons.

(Refer to Farscape and Smallville for earlier examples.)

Spoilers for the Witchblade pilot and first six episodes )
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1. Finally got to see The Matrix Reloaded. I wasn't disappointed, but then again I had been keeping my expectations modest after the rather lukewarm reviews. I didn't mind the lack of plot - who's watching Matrix for the plot? - but the action sequences, while spectacular, dragged on too long. It's as though the makers were trying to pump each set piece for all it was worth, but only ended up pumping it dry. The ending was also clumsily done - they should have cut it a few minutes earlier. You know, after *that* scene. It would have made an awesome ending. Instead, we got something that looked like it was supposed to be a suspenseful cliffhanger, but just wasn't. Well, I guess we'll have to see what November brings.

2. Went to Con*descending on the long weekend. Had a lot of fun. Played one of the lords of Minas Tirith in the Middle-Earth freeform. Witnessed Eorl the Young, who in the histories is the founder of Rohan, decide to name his fledgling nation Eorlworld instead. Also played Jubilee in the X-Men freeform, which gave me an excuse to run around and be hyper. Got repeatedly hit on by Jean Grey, who was affected by Magneto's mind control. Or possibly not. And my team won a prize for one of the games we played! I've been going to RPG cons for years, but it's the first time I've won a prize. I usually skip out before prizegiving, once the last game ends. Maybe I should attend more often. Yeah, I know the game's the important thing, but still, I feel absurdly happy every time I see that shiny new trophy on my shelf.

3. I've started playing Ragnarok Online, hooked by other addicts who shall not be named. Although I used to MUSH a fair bit back in uni, this is the first MMORPG I have joined. It is is cute and addictive and I suspect it will eat up a lot of hours if I let it. My archer has reached level 16 and has started exploring the world beyond his village. Right now, I'm trying to work out which are good places to level up and which are good places to get killed.

4. I haven't been slacking off completely. Part 5 of Ties of Blood is done and is now at betaing. Woohoo. To those who have been waiting patiently for the next part to show up: I'm sorry it's taken so long, and I hope to have it up soon.

5. I haven't been able to spend much time on Smallville lately, which feels weird. It's been my primary fandom for over a year now, and it bothers me to be falling out of the loop. I'm behind with everyone's LiveJournals, and it's been over a fortnight since I last checked the Smallville Slash Archive. I used to visit everyday. (Yes, I realise that sounds sad. Why do you ask?) The last time I read a TWoP recap was months ago, although that may change now that the bastards at Channel Nine have taken Smallville off the air again. They even advertised 'Lineage' as the season finale, which is a fucking lie. It's episode seven, you morons! *Seven*!

6. Finally picked up my own copy of the Spirited Away DVD, after months of waiting for the official Australian release. If you haven't seen this movie yet, I cannot recommend it highly enough. It broke box office records in Japan when it was released, it won this year's Oscar for Best Animated Feature, and it has replaced My Neighbour Totoro as my favourite ever Miyazaki movie. The thing I like best is the genuine sense of wonder it evokes. It's the kind of movie that makes you want to share it with everyone you know.
meteordust: (save me)
The end of another week, and I haven't been very productive at all. Last week was all about catching up with people; this week it was running around paying bills and other stuff. Adjusting to the sudden cold snap and how early it gets dark now.

It's not even winter yet.

I did enjoy watching the Smallville episode 'Heat', which I'd been looking forward to even more than the season premiere.

Do I even need to cut for spoilers anymore? )
meteordust: (save me)
The good news: Smallville is finally back! The first episode of Season Two airs here on 5 April.

The bad news: Nine is showing it at 7:30pm, which means it's going to get cut to pieces again. After the hack job they did last season, I hate to think what they're going to do to some of the episodes. This just sucks.

Anyway. For this week's [livejournal.com profile] wednesday100:

SV drabble: Ambitions )

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