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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Everton, Mar 23, 2010.

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  1. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

    Jul 18, 2003
    You know TV?

    You know TV shows?


    Imagine a typical documentary on the BBC - "Wonders of the Last Garden Standing in 80 Days". Well, thesedays we are always treated to two to three minutes of preview before we get anywhere near the titles sequence and the start of the actual show. I HATE THIS. I don't want to see everything that's coming up in the show, or all the stuff I can expect to be informed about before the end. I want to NOT KNOW.

    Oh for the days when a program would just start.

    Oh for them.
  2. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

    Oct 3, 2003
    I agree with your point, it's done too much these days.

    [face_shame_on_you] @ Broadcasters.
  3. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Aug 27, 2000
    I liked it when they did it for Knight Rider and The A-Team.

    Oh, back in the good old days
  4. edgejedi

    edgejedi Jedi Knight star 1

    May 3, 2004
    I guess its just life the universe and the americaaaaaan way....

    Just like the end credits running at million miles an hour.

    The intro credits running at least 15 minutes into the programme.

    And finally the fact that the colour of the picture seems to dull when they now make TV progs for potential universal distribution.

    I guess its some internatuional TV standard or summat? o_O
  5. Welshguy

    Welshguy Jedi Master star 4

    Jun 2, 2002
    I used to hate that at the begining of Battlestar Galactica.

    They used to show the entire episode in a 20 second cut scene at the start. I mean WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I always used to close my eyes and just wait for the actually programme to start and then be suprised
    when watching it as I hadn't seen the entire thing already at the start.
  6. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

    Nov 15, 2004
    Well, Doctor Who just threw out a massive chunk of the entire series. [face_laugh]
  7. Spike2002

    Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Feb 4, 2002
    Wasn't even expecting Cybermen this series from reading the Radio Times' episode guide. But fair enough.

    But do they have to be Cybus Cybermen? Get some Mondas Cybermen with an even more updated look and some better technology behind them. That would be sweet.

    Still, at least it was just teasing, rather than showing us the main plot points, like the A Team did.
  8. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

    Jul 18, 2003
    I didn't mind a trailer for the new series showing after the episode... but I hated the fact that we missed basically all of the closing theme because of the bloody announcer.
  9. CloneUncleOwen

    CloneUncleOwen Jedi Master star 4

    Jul 30, 2009

    Strange... I rather fancy all this, what what.

    Actually, here in the States, we've found an eloquent solution to all this. We simply produce twenty minutes of
    the most noxious pap ever passed off as legitimate programming, douse it with ten minutes of commercials that range
    from the grotesque to the bizarre, and then call it entertainment. Most of our announcers are drunks or saloon comics
    or both, so it really doesn't matter what they say, anyway. The majority of our children's programming is psychedelic
    fluff, our documentaries are political propaganda, and our sports broadcasts are so obscured by on-screen banners that
    you miss half the action.


  10. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

    Oct 3, 2003
    Meh, the new theme is rubbish anyway :p

    But talking over the end of shows is a common TV problem.
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