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Offline Brian

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The SW Saga on Television
« on: October 19, 2005, 02:03 PM »
According to a couple of sources it sounds as if Spike TV has acquired the rights to air all six of the Star Wars movies.  It reportedly cost them about $65 to $70 million for a six year deal, besting the bids of USA, TNT, TBS, and Sci Fi.  They will have the network premiere of ROTS as well, I believe in 2008.

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SPIKE TV gets all the films!!!
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2005, 04:23 PM »
Just announced - SPIKE TV will be getting all six SW films.  Is this good or bad??

http://comingsoon.net/news/topnews.php?id=11625
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Re: SPIKE TV gets all the films!!!
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2005, 04:29 PM »
I think this could be a good thing. Spike TV has done a good job with movies before. If they bought it for that much, you know they are going to try to get their moneys worth by showing them all the time  ;D It also said in the article that they would have stunts and marathons to promote the films and raise Nielsen ratings, so it will be cool to see all the stuff they do for it. Maybe by showing it on television more than it is shown now, new people flipping through the channels will see it and become addicted. ;D
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Re: SPIKE TV gets all the films!!!
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2005, 04:44 PM »
Wow, where did they get the cash to pull that stunt?

It's fine by me, I don't watch movies on TV because I can't stand full frame and commercials.

I just hope they don't do the stupid casino schtick between commercial breaks...

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Re: SPIKE TV gets all the films!!!
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2005, 07:57 PM »
Boy, are they going to be suprised that the Enterprise and the Federation are not in any of the films.
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Re: The SW Saga on Television
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2005, 09:01 PM »
When I was a kid, this would have been a VERY big deal.  But now we're lucky enough to have the wonder that is called the DVD, so I (will) own all the movies.  I just don't watch movies on TV anymore - I can't stand commercials.

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Re: The SW Saga on Television
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2005, 09:43 AM »
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When I was a kid, this would have been a VERY big deal.

Very good thought here Jesse.  I remember when I was a kid getting quite psyched when any of the OT was going to be shown on TV.  Back then we'd even tape movies off of TV.  I still find it neat when my favorite movies are on TV, and will watch them from time to time...but more often than not we find ourselves saying "if we want to watch this, let's just put the DVD in" to avoid commercials, full screen, and cuts/edits.  Still, nice to hear the Saga will all be on TV together...and in one place.

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Re: The SW Saga on Television
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2006, 06:56 PM »
Yeah, but that stuff seems to be happening all the time lately.
Tbs just got the whole LOTR trilogy to air sometime.
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Re: The SW Saga on Television
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2008, 01:56 PM »
I've liked having the SW movies on tv every Sunday night recently. It's a refreshing choice from the usual crap on Sundays.

The only thing I really hate, though, is that it seems every commercial break on Spike has an advertisement of some sort for UFC. Like anyone needs to see that crap.
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Re: The SW Saga on Television
« Reply #9 on: July 7, 2008, 03:28 AM »
Anyone catch the new, "There is much to be learned" commercials on Spike during their airing of the saga this past week/weekend?

The Ewok one still has me laughing every time I see it...  Vader's predictable but pretty funny, especially the last bit with the guy charging and the other guy saying, "I wouldn't do that", but the Ewok one is just downright hysterical.

When that first came on I was half-paying attention and didn't know what it was.  I thought it was just a little bear thing...  I felt embarassed I didn't realize what it was supposed to be till the music kicked in.
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Re: The SW Saga on Television
« Reply #10 on: July 7, 2008, 09:51 AM »
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The Ewok one still has me laughing every time I see it...  Vader's predictable but pretty funny, especially the last bit with the guy charging and the other guy saying, "I wouldn't do that", but the Ewok one is just downright hysterical.

I saw the Ewok one a couple times, and like you, it always has me laughing as well.  I don't think I've seen any of the other new ones yet though.

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Re: The SW Saga on Television
« Reply #11 on: July 7, 2008, 10:02 AM »
I saw both of them on the weekend when I was watching ESB for the million/bazillion time.  :-X  ;D

Found them both on youtube, enjoy.

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Re: The SW Saga on Television
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2008, 10:31 PM »
Those are both great!
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Re: The SW Saga on Television
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2008, 11:58 AM »
Just as an update, but Spike TV is airing the entire Saga this week (starting last night) as part of their Thanksgiving programming.  TPM was on last night (re-aired this afternoon), AOTC tonight (again, re-aired the next afternoon), ROTS tomorrow night - then a couple of days break and ANH on Friday, ESB on Saturday, and ROTJ on Sunday.  Still always enjoy catching them when they are on TV, even though I could put the DVDs in at any time.

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Re: The SW Saga on Television
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2008, 12:15 PM »
Thanks Brian.

Between that and the Malevolence storyline on CN this Friday, that's a lotta SW fun.
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