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ilikebikes 01-07-10 08:09 PM

Earth 2100 on The History Channel
 
If you havn't seen it you should, it's really good no matter what you think about the future.

USAZorro 01-07-10 09:35 PM

You mean on the Tinfoil Hat Channel? :rolleyes: They've even taken to recycling Von Daniken's old, discredited drivel.

I can hardly wait until 2013, so I don't have to watch all their crap about Nostradamus, Mother Shipley, and the Mayans.

iamlucky13 01-07-10 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by USAZorro (Post 10240681)
You mean on the Tinfoil Hat Channel? :rolleyes: They've even taken to recycling Von Daniken's old, discredited drivel.

I can hardly wait until 2013, so I don't have to watch all their crap about Nostradamus, Mother Shipley, and the Mayans.

The mysteriously free cable stopped when the local company went digital. I thought I was going to miss the History Channel, but in retrospect, they've stopped playing nearly everything interesting. Every now and then they play a new Modern Marvels, but they replay it about 20 times, and never mix it up with reruns of their classics. The Dogfight 360 show was actually very entertaining, especially since they mixed in interviews with the pilots, but one hour of new, interesting programming per week isn't much, and it's appeal is mostly the spectacle rather than information that orients the viewer to a historical context. The Universe was ok, but mostly about visuals and not very detailed. Those few interesting programs they show kept getting shoved out of prime time in favor of the Nostradamus crap.

In the end, despite being a complete history and science nerd, I ended up missing Alton Brown's Good Eats on the Food channel more than the History Channel.

I hope this program broke the trend, but did they touch on what sort of crap the History Channel will be showing in the year 2100?

gitarzan 01-07-10 11:26 PM

Speculation on the future just isn't history in my book.

redirekib 01-08-10 12:05 AM

I love Life After People

patentcad 01-08-10 12:09 AM

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Originally Posted by gitarzan (Post 10241049)
Speculation on the future just isn't history in my book.

You'll see.

iamlucky13 01-08-10 02:43 AM

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Originally Posted by patentcad (Post 10241148)
You'll see.

I think the proper response is "It will be."

ilikebikes 01-08-10 09:35 AM

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Originally Posted by USAZorro (Post 10240681)
You mean on the Tinfoil Hat Channel? :rolleyes: They've even taken to recycling Von Daniken's old, discredited drivel.

I can hardly wait until 2013, so I don't have to watch all their crap about Nostradamus, Mother Shipley, and the Mayans.

when I don't want to watch something I just change the channel. Anyways I thought it was great, (like "Life After People) I just posted it for those who were interested.

USAZorro 01-08-10 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by ilikebikes (Post 10242112)
when I don't want to watch something I just change the channel. Anyways I thought it was great, (like "Life After People) I just posted it for those who were interested.

I tease, because when we do watch television (which aside from sports isn't all that much), it often is THC. A good portion of it is interesting, but they've been going overboard on the 2012/Nostradamus stuff as of late. Between that and all the reruns...

ilikebikes 01-08-10 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by USAZorro (Post 10242269)
I tease, because when we do watch television (which aside from sports isn't all that much), it often is THC. A good portion of it is interesting, but they've been going overboard on the 2012/Nostradamus stuff as of late. Between that and all the reruns...


tis' true, but all they're doing is what everyone else dose, trying to make money (ratings) of off a popular movie of the time.

no motor? 01-08-10 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by redirekib (Post 10241138)
I love Life After People

I only saw part of it, and it looked good. I get to wondering about things like that when I'm out riding around.

couch_incident 01-08-10 01:59 PM

I stopped watching the History Channel when the allowed Scientology to advertise there.

Couch

bigbenaugust 01-08-10 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by couch_incident (Post 10243337)
I stopped watching the History Channel when the allowed Scientology to advertise there.

Couch

Couchology hates competition, it seems.

couch_incident 01-08-10 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by bigbenaugust (Post 10243375)
Couchology hates competition, it seems.

Pretty much.

Couch


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