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#2772 - 08/18/11 07:32 AM Re: Television 2010-11
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Last night a new dramatic series premiered on BBC America, called The Hour. It's a "backstage" show, about a BBC news program in the 1950s. I'm finding it harder and harder to tell from the first couple of episodes what a show will be like, but I'd say this one has potential.

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#2773 - 08/18/11 10:53 AM Re: Television 2010-11
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It's a sort of a thriller. Lots of acting talent - Ben Whishaw, Dominic West, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Burn Gorman, Anna Chancellor and ... Oona Chaplin (movie royalty!). Not my sort of thing, but the couple of episodes I've glanced at seemed to be pretty well done.

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#2774 - 08/18/11 05:53 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Just as NBC changed "Sci Fi" to "Syfy", it has now changed "Sleuth" to "Cloo". Cloo!?!! The reason for the changes was the same in both cases. Copyrights are already held for "Sci Fi" and "Sleuth" and even "Clue". They're just now finding this out?

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#2775 - 08/19/11 10:36 AM Re: Television 2010-11
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I thought you couldn't copyright a title?

I hate to think how many books I have read with the title Matrix, for instance.

And besides, you put enough money on the table, and rights to anything can be bought.
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#2776 - 08/19/11 06:16 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Are play titles no longer protected by copyright? I know at one time they were, the only form of title that could be protected. Sleuth started life as a play.

NBC's name-changing may be simple belt-tightening. If they were paying royalties to call their two subsidiary channels Sci-Fi and Sleuth, using made-up words instead would save them a few bucks.

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#2777 - 09/04/11 08:22 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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My DirecTV receiver died and I had to have it replaced. The new one works fine, but all my DVR recordings died with the old receiver. Grrrrrrrrr.

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#2778 - 09/05/11 12:26 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Lose anything important?

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#2779 - 09/05/11 09:45 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Oh, not really -- a few old movies I haven't seen since I was a girl, a couple of Nova episodes, some other things I don't remember, and the "Hush" episode of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer...priceless!

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#2780 - 09/06/11 10:24 AM Re: Television 2010-11
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This topic has at least 150 too many replies in it. How about closing it and starting another?
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#2781 - 09/06/11 10:42 AM Re: Television 2010-11
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Barbara, you're a Buffy fan??!?

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