Tonight’s the night! Stargate: Universe returns for its second spectacular season! In the season premiere, Intervention, we answer the questions left unanswered in last season’s finale, learning the fate of the injured, the near death, and the as good as dead: Colonel Young, Chloe, T.J., T.J.’s baby, Scott and Greer. Well, if you watched the SyFy promo, you already know how the Scott/Greer thing turned out, but the rest of tonight’s episode offers plenty of surprises. Make sure to tune in!
Two weeks into the new television season and we’re bearing witness to a developing trend: a drop-off in ratings for returning shows. Surprising? Not really. Much the same story as last season. And the season before that. This, of course, begs the question: “Where did all the viewers go?” The obvious answer is: “They’re still there, you idiot! They’re simply choosing to dump the soon-to-be-antiquated habit of watching live television in favor of PVR, downloads, and internet streaming!”. Some of the figures I’ve been hearing about with regard to Stargate downloads are downright staggering. If we were able to incorporate those numbers into our overall count, we’d safely double our (live + same day) ratings. Alas, at present we do not possess the technology that will allow us to include them. No, finding a way to incorporate these online viewers into the big ratings picture is something that has eluded our puny human minds. Unlike, say –
Dancing robotic swans: http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Science/2010/09/21/15421371.html
Parking lots that will park your car for you: http://tv.gawker.com/5650391/this-is-the-car-park-of-the-future-and-its-awesome
A robot capable of teaching itself to fire a bow and arrow: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/09/robot-teaches-itself-to-fire-a-bow-and-arrow/
The mobile treadmill: http://www.bitrebels.com/geek/tread-walk-brilliant-or-stupid-invention/
But I have faith. Someday, somewhere between finding a cure for cancer and an inventing a perpetual motion machine, someone will invent a system that will ensure all viewers are counted.
Until that day comes though, make sure to watch it when it airs! Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. on SyFy!
So I was leaving set at around 7:00 p.m. last night when I received a text from Akemi informing me that she was at Meinhardt, a local gourmet grocery store. I thought it odd given that she was usually home by six and offered to swing by and pick her up. She sounded rattled. About twenty minutes later, I met up with her and asked what was up. Turns out, a couple of weeks ago, some guy started chatting her up while she was downtown. Shy but ever polite, she exchanged a few words with him then hurried on her way. Then, last night, while she was taking the bus home, the same guy got on, took a seat beside her, and, again, tried to engage her in conversation. She was quiet for most of the ride and quickly got up when she saw her stop approach. She got off – and so did this guy. As he headed off in the opposite direction, she started for home, only to have this weirdo turn around and start following her. Rather than head home, she elected to go to a nice, public place. At some point along the way, he turned off so she spent about an hour wandering the aisles of Meinhardt until my arrival.
I was pissed. I told Akemi to text me the next time she finds herself on the bus with this guy and I’ll make sure to be at the bus stop to greet them both when they get off.
Okay. Now go watch our show!