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Re: It's funny because it's true...(2)
Right. Look at the History channel and the Discovery channel for examples.
More often than not they go for gee-whiz tabloid-style reporting, with
about as much credibility.
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Subject: RE: It's funny because it's true...(2)
From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]
On Behalf Of Anthony Docimo
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2011 2:53 PM
The danger would be that the dinosaurs would actually get
louder and noisier; whereas on tv, they can run around on
mute while the scientist talks about the dinosaur.
If they ever let us get more than a sentence or two (or dare I say, a
paragraph?!?) strung together rather than just using the
"sound-bitiest" snippets from us, interspersed with
I think there's a paleontology channel in development;
Ugh. Seriously, this has a great potential for catastrophe. Because in
order to fill a 24 hr channel with programming, you need
filler. If you think that we have insipid hack-job documentaries on now,
wait until the production companies start making whole new
series re-editing previous material to create "new" shows to fill the
(Heck, if CNN and company can't fill 24 hour news channels with, you know,
news, how much worse is a 24 hr paleo channel going to
Honestly, I think the documentary industry would be well-served if they
could go back to the 30 minute format: especially as most 1
hour long programs are already about 50% repetition anyway.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 301-405-4084
Office: Centreville 1216
Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
Faculty Director, Science & Global Change Program, College Park Scholars
Mailing Address: Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Department of Geology
Building 237, Room 1117
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742 USA