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Friday, January 21, 2005

The kids may even want to play with it

Been a busy day -- hence the lack of serious updating. But two items, before the weekend begins in all its Galactica-watching, roller-disco-ing, beach-going glory:

Item 1: Reader Robert writes in to ask: "What exactly does BOOYAH mean?"

Well, Robert, many scholars have struggled to answer this question, and many have failed. But if you were to play Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" at TOP VOLUME, as FAST AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE... Well. It might sound kinda similar.

Item 2: For my fellow pilot season junkies -- an honest-to-God excerpt from the NBC press release detailing its development slate for Fall 2005:

FATHOM -- What do naval officers in the South Antarctic Sea, a family in San Diego, the oceanographic institute in Monterey, and fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico all have in common? They're all about to be the first to meet a new form of sea life -- it's beautiful, the kids may even want to play with it, and it likes to make the water warm. But what they don't know yet is that they are on the verge of a world disaster. In fact, these sea creatures are space invaders from Venus, here to make life on earth sustainable for even more creatures to come. "Fathom" is a series full of continuously evolving twists that deliver across several long-term arcs.

Not to be confused, of course, with DARK SIDE, a new high-concept drama about a group of astronauts who go missing after tracing an s.o.s. signal to the dark side of the moon where they discover a mysterious compound.

Stay tuned for future updates in our on-going series, Why Lost Will Ruin Network Television.

And have a good weekend, y'alls.

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