Archive for July, 2011

Hey, Burn Notice! How about casting John Saxon as Sam Axe’s father?

July 31, 2011

Hey, Burn Notice! How about casting John Saxon as Sam Axe’s father?

So, I was watching Enter the Dragon the other day. I own it on DVD, but it happened to be on TV, and I was working on something…it was a good opportunity.

I was absolutely struck this time (no, not with a nunchuk) with how much Bruce Campbell’s Sam Axe (on Burn Notice) reminds me of John Saxon’s Roper. In particular, watch the scene where he is manipulating some betting.

Saxon (born in 1935) is still working (at least, he has a 2011 movie). Bruce Campbell was born in 1958…that would make the ages work well….that’s not always necessary, but it’s nice.

It would even be fun for Saxon to do something with the Chuck Finlay character…working together on a scam, for example.

Just a suggestion… 🙂

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.

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New series tonight: Thundercats, Iron Man, Wolverine

July 29, 2011

New series tonight: Thundercats, Iron Man, Wolverine

“Thundercats, ho!”

If you said, “Thundercats…who?” don’t worry, there are three new animated series starting tonight.

Thundercats is a reboot of the 1980s series about humanoid cat people…each one basically representing a real-life big cat species. They are led by Lion-O and fight bad guys on another planet.

I remember it being a bit more complex than that makes it sound. 🙂

The voice cast is interesting. I think of Will Friedle as a voice artist (Ron Stoppable, Batman in Batman Beyond), although you may know him from his face work as Eric Matthews on Boy Meets World.

When you say “Clancy Brown”, my first thought is still Buckaroo Banzai, then probably Highlander, then…Earth 2, I’d say. He’s probably been heard more as Mr. Krabs on SpongeBob SquarePants, but he’s done a lot of both face and voice work (I know, you Carnivale fans…I was just listing what hits me first).

There are other really solid voice actors on the show…and in a nice touch, Larry Kenny, the original Lion-O, voices Lion-O’s father.

It debuts tonight at 8PM on Cartoon Network.

Official Site

The voice artists on the two Marvel anime superhero series debuting on G4 at 11 (Iron Man) and 11:30 (Wolverine) on G4.

I’d should say, the voices on the American version. As i understand it, Marvel basically turned four of their properties over to anime studio Madhouse (Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, Trigun) and let them create a parallel Japanese Marvelverse.

We’ll see if they played it safe, or if we really see something different.

As to those voice actors: the two leads tonight are former stars of Heroes: Adrian Pasdar (Nathan Petrelli) voices Iron Man, and his TV brother Milo Ventimiglia (Peter Petrelli) is Wolverine.

Marvel on G4 Official Site

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.

My take on Captain America: The First Avenger

July 27, 2011

My take on Captain America: The First Avenger

Thor was an opera without the arias; Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was a musical without the songs.

Captain America is a movie.

Director Joe Johnston (Jumanji and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids) knows how to make special effects serve the human story.

Sure, Captain America has special effects. Hydra (“We’re not Nazis…we salute with both arms!”) has super science that leads to the kind of liquid light effects that you might see in an effects-driven spectacle.

The best effect, though, and the one I hope gets them an Oscar nom (although the Academy is weird on special effects nominations) is having Chris Evans be able to act both the 98 pound weakling Steve Rogers and the buff Cap.

I’ll admit to looking for the “matte line” in the first scene or so, but I quickly forgot about it. Supposedly, Chris Evans thought it was important that he play the pre-transformation Rogers, and that really works. There is a scene where he has a conversation with Stanley Tucci’s Dr. Erskine…and it’s moving while showing us at the same time that lack of size matters.

Tucci’s performance is strong, by the way, which can be said of a lot of the supporting actors. When that happens, credit has to go not only to the actors, but to the director. A great director knows how to let the actors act, but have them fit together in an overall vision. Johnston accomplishes that nicely. Some of the stand-outs:

  • Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia!) lit up the screen every time he appeared as Howard Stark (Tony “Iron Man” Stark’s father). While clearly inspired by Howard Hughes, his mischievous intelligence reminded by of a Mercury Theatre era Orson Welles
  • Toby Jones (Swifty Lazar in Frost/Nixon) brings a sort of Peter Lorre feel to his  Hydra scientist. We feel sorry for him…we feel his desperation
  • Tommy Lee Jones (Men in Black) has a great Tommy Lee Jones part. His performance was my Significant Other’s favorite part of the movie
One actor had us both thinking…who is that? “That” was Neal McDonough (Desperate Housewives) as Dum Dum Dugan. You’ll recognize his eyes, but his hair and mustache may throw you.
Dugan is one of a “Dirty Dozen” group of soldiers…while small parts, that’s one of many things that makes it feel like a 1940s movie. I know, The Dirty Dozen was a 1960s movie, but the idea of a Blackhawk/Hogan’s Heroes/Howling Commandos/Doc Savage’s Amazing Five diverse group of misfit specialists shows that ensemble balance brought about by a World War.
Johnston has visited that era before, with 1991′ s The Rocketeer. I think this movie is helped by not bringing in actual people from history (the vaudeville Hitler doesn’t count). We’re able to avoid thinking about the reality of the way…that’s one of the biggest pluses of having the Nazi-esque, but not actual Nazi organization Hydra as the main villain.
One minor negative: I thought Hugo Weaving (who had previously worked with Johnston on The Wolfman) was fine…until he really appeared as the Red Skull. That make-up didn’t work for me…it was simply too monotone and immobile.
Generally, though, Captain America brings what you want in a summer blockbuster: fun and adventure. We cheer when Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers puts himself out there for others. Cap isn’t invulnerable, can’t fly, can’t shoot webs, doesn’t a billionaire’s bullet-proof ride. He’s just “a kid from Brooklyn” who has been medically-enhanced into a super-soldier, but not a Superman. He’s still human: he can be hurt, he can be killed…he can be ridiculed and embarrassed by the grunts whose respect he most wants, until he proves his worth through self-sacrificing action.
Don’t go into this movie expecting your mind to be expanded or your life to change. Just figure you are along for the fun, while rooting for the little guy to prove his worth.
Oh, and there is an “extra” after the credits…if you want a preview of next summer, stick around.
What did you think? Did you have fun? Did you think some of the action sequences just went on too long? Love the Red Skull look? Feel free to let me know.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.

Linda Christian reported dead

July 26, 2011

Linda Christian reported dead

Blanca Welter wanted to be a doctor.

Instead, she met screen idol Errol Flynn…and went to Hollywood.

While she didn’t marry Flynn, she take his name…or rather, the name of his character in the movie In the Wake of the Bounty. She became Linda Christian, as he had played Fletcher Christian.

“Linda” is Spanish for beautiful, and she was born in Mexico (her father was a Dutch engineer there). She did speak Spanish…along with several other languages.

You are going to hear her referred to as the first “Bond girl”, but it wasn’t in Dr. No…it was in an episode of the anthology TV series, Climax!  That episode (based on Casino Royale) aired in 1954…eight years before Sean Connery played Bond. This episode (available on streaming Netflix) stars Barry Nelson as a disconcertingly American James Bond…Christian’s character (and it is a starring role) calls him “Jimmy”.

While that role may be her headline, it wasn’t her first genre role…nor would it be her last.

In 1948, she appeared opposite another iconic character: Tarzan. She appeared in the last of the Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan movies, Tarzan and the Mermaids. It was a starring role…her character’s troubles are what motivate Tarzan and the movie.

She was also first-billed opposite Robert Alda (Alan’s father) in the supernatural thriller, The Devil’s Hand. That one has a demonic cult and creepy dolls. It shows up in horror collections, and you can watch it here:

http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi2142896665/

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.

What’s happening at Comic-Con 2011?

July 20, 2011

What’s happening at Comic-Con 2011?

This Wednesday is the preview night for San Diego Comic-Con, and then it runs through the weekend.

The nature of Comic-Con has been changing. The news that comes out of it is usually related to movies and TV…it’s becoming (yuck!) relevant. 😉

Geeks revel in embracing the outcast. You know, things in which the mainstream couldn’t be less interested…robot toys, animals doing kung fu, theme park rides, superheroes based on Norse mythology, mutant teenagers…hey, wait a minute! Outside of R-rated comedies (which are doing very well, without costly special effects), those are the mainstream hits this summer!

Demon dogs! They’ve caught us! 🙂

Quick, go watch The Guild on YouTube, and have a Mighty Boosh marathon. That should help.

Even given all that, major studios don’t really get geeks…they can’t tell how the way the Comic-Con conference halls respond affects their eventual box office. Here’s a secret: we can be completely enthusiastic about something we don’t like and won’t go see.

So, who (and what) is going to be onstage at Comic-Con?

First, here’s the programming grid:

http://www.comic-con.org/cci/forms/cci11prog_grid.pdf

Wednesday’s preview evening belongs to Warner Brothers, in terms of the content providers. They’ll be talking about upcoming series, including Alcatraz, Person of Interest…and the anime version of Supernatural.

Thursday is where it really takes off. Stan Lee and Todd McFarlane…in the same room! Kinnect Star Wars! Planet of the Apes in comics!

Are you jumping up and down in enthusiasm? No? Um…okay, more mainstream stars, then…

Thursday’s celebrities: Bruce Campbell (Burn Notice, The Evil Dead, Bubba Ho-Tep); Wes Craven (writer/director: A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream); Adrianne Curry (America’s Next Top Model, The Surreal Life); Felicia Day (The Guild, Dr. Horrible); Doug Jones (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth); Piper Perabo (Coyote Ugly, Covert Affairs); Richard Hatch (the original Battlestar Gallactica); author Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson); George R.R. Martin (author, Game of Thrones); Rick Baker (make-up artist…when I met him years ago, he was “Rick Baker, Monster Maker”); James Roday and Dulé Hill (here for Psych); author Jim Butcher (Harry Dresden); Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy, here for Ringer); Nestor Campbell (Lost, here for Ringer); Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory…here for the animated Napoleon Dynamite); Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager, Boston Public); Peter Dinklage (The Station Agent, Game of Thrones…here for the latter); author Kim Harrison (The Hollows); Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld, The Tick); Aisha Tyler (24, Ghost Whisperer) here (along with H. Jon Benjamin and Judy Greer) for Archer…Archer? Can I stop now? That’s enough reason to go…if you could still get tickets; Matt Smith (Doctor Who); Johnny Galecki (Big Bang Theory); Joe Manganiello and Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood); Jorge Garcia (Lost and the upcoming Alcatraz); Robert Rodriguez (director, Spy Kids, Sin City); Mark Hamil (Star Wars, but here in conjunction with Batman: Arkham City…he’s been voicing the Joker for some time); Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under); William H. Macy (Fargo, Shameless); Morena Baccarin (Firefly, V); Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings, here for Wilfred); Penn & Teller

Friday celebrities: John Barrowman (Torchwood, Desperate Housewives), Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer, Lauren Ambrose, and Bill Pullman (who I think is giving a great performance in what I’ve seen of Torchwood: Miracle Day so far) are here for Torchwood; Sid & Marty Krofft (H.R. Pufnstuf, Lidsville); William Shatner; Avery Brooks (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Spenser: For Hire); author Timothy Zahn; Skyler Samuels (The Gates, The Nine Lives of Chloe King); John Cusack (Say Anything, here for Raven, where he plays Edgar Allan Poe); director James McTeague (V for Vendetta, here for Raven); director Steven Soderbergh (Erin Brockovich, Ocean’s 11); producer Chuck Lorre, Jim Parsons, Kelly Cuoco, John Galecki, Mayim Bialik (and more…here for The Big Bang Theory); Jeff Bridges (True Grit, Tron); Bradley Cooper (Limitless, the A-Team); director Guillermo del Toro; Kate Beckinsale (Brokedown Palace, Underworld); Rob Corddry (The Daily Show, here for Children’s Hospital); Megan Mullally (Will and Grace); Lake Bell (Surface, Boston Public); David Boreanaz (Bones, Angel); Emily Deschanel (Bones); Colin Farrell (Horrible Bosses, Alexander…here for the Fright Night remake); Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Hearts in Atlantis); screenwriter J. Michael Straczynski (Murder She Wrote, Babylon 5); Colin Ferguson (Eureka); Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Stand by Me); Kristen Schaal (The Daily Show…and one of our Box Office MVPs last year); Noah Wyle (ER, The Librarian…here for Falling Skies); Seth Green (Austin Powers, Robot Chicken); Nicholas Cage; Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation); Jessica Biel; Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle…here for Total Recall); Andrew Garfield (The Social Network, The Amazing Spider-Man…maybe I should call him The Andrew Garfield 😉 ); Emma Stone (Easy A, Zombieland…here for Spider-Man); Saul Rubinek (Frasier, here for Warehouse 13); Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody…here for Phineas & Ferb); Anna Paquin (The Piano, X-Men…here ((along with a bunch of other people…Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, creator Alan Ball, Rutina Wesley, and more…for True Blood); Lucy Lawless (Xena…but here for Spartacus: Vengeance); Kathryn Leigh Scott and Lara Parker from the original Dark Shadows (could there be surprise guests from next year’s version…Johnny, Tim?); David Straitharn (Good Night, and Good Luck…here for Alphas); Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar from the 1960s Batman series; producer/writer Gale Ann Hurd (Terminator, Aliens); Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett (Mystery Science Theatre 3000) do RIFFTrax live; LL Cool J (here for NCIS: LA); Sonny Chiba, Mark Hamill, and Noah Hathaway (The Neverending Story) are here for Sushi Girl; Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse, but here for the animated Batman: Year One); Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, but also here for Batman: Year One)

Saturday celebrities: Stan Lee; Deepak Chopra (with his son, Gotham…they’ve written a book on superheroes); producer/screenwriter/director David S. Goyer; Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski and others from Chuck; Stephen Lang (Avatar, but here for Terra Nova); Amanda Tapping (Stargate, but here for Sanctuary); author Sherrilyn Kenyon; director Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather, here for TWIXT); Katey Sagal (Married with Children, Sons of Anarchy…here for Futurama); voice artists Tara Strong, Townsend Coleman, and the remarkable Rob Paulsen; Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Freida Pinto, here for Immortals; Joel McHale, Chevy Chase, Ken Jeong (another of our MVPs)…here for Community; Frank Miller; Summer Glau and Peter Dinklage (here for Knights of Badassdom); John Barrowman, Thomas Dekker, Tyler Posey and others on a panel; Joss Whedon; Damon Lindelof; Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and more from The Vampire Diaries; Kristen Stewart (Twilight) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor)…both here for Snow White and The Huntsman; Anna Torv, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole, and John Noble from Fringe; Lea Michele, Patrick Stewart, and Martin Short (here for the animated musical, Dorothy of Oz); Annie Ilonzeh, Rachael Taylor, and Minka Kelly from the new Charlie’s Angels; Jorge Garcia (Lost, but here for Alcatraz); Maggie Q, Shane West…here for Nikita; Thomas Jane; Jim Cavaziel, Michael Emerson (Lost), Taraji P. Henson and more for Person of Interest; Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, and more for Mythbusters; Vivica Fox; Jeff Fahey; Robert Picardo

Sunday’s celebrities: author Amanda Hocking (USA Today bestselling author…with independently-published Kindle books); Ryan Murphy and Brian Falchuk (Glee); Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles (Supernatural); Laraine Newman; Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Dr. Horrible…here for Castle); author Greg Bear; author Vernor Vinge; Matt Smith and Karen Gillan (Doctor Who); Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Repo! The Genetic Opera, here for Merlin); Danny DeVito (here for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia); Ron Perlman (here, with a repeat appearance by Katey Sagal, for Sons of Anarchy)

Wow! That was a lot more work than I expected. 🙂 Celebrities, please don’t feel sad if I didn’t include you…that doesn’t mean you are any less loved. 😉 That’s especially true for comics celebrities, of which there are some great, legendary ones…I was trying to go more for the mainstream here.

As for my readers…now are you thinking about going next year? 😉

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.

Emmy noms: Game of Thrones gets love

July 14, 2011

Emmy noms: Game of Thrones gets love

The Prime Time Emmy Award nominations were just announced.

Official Site

HBO’s

Game of Thrones

was nominated for best drama, and

Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister, was nominated as best supporting actor in a drama series. This is Dinklage’s first Emmy nomination: he has previously been nominated for a SAG (Screen Actors Guild) award for The Station Agent.

That’s about it for shows that are actually science fiction/fantasy, but The Big Bang Theory (which is certainly geek-friendly) was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series. Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons are up against each other for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.  That might be a bit awkward, but three out of six of the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series noms went to Modern Family.

Also of interest to geeks: Mythbusters was nominated for Outstanding Reality Program. No, no, that’s not Reality Competion…they aren’t up against Survivor and The Amazing Race. 😉 Their competition includes Hoarders, Deadliest Catch, and Kathy Griffin…wouldn’t it be fun to have that whole group at a wrap party? I mean, they have so much in common…

Some other interesting points:

  • Tim Olyphant (one of our Box Office MVPs this year) was nominated for Justified
  • Chris Colfer was nominated for Glee…and it looks like this may be his last chance for that show (reportedly, he, Lea Michelle, and Cory Monteith are off the show next year)
  • Dexter and Michael C. Hall were nominated
  • Louis C.K. was nominated…yes, for acting, Jon Stewart 😉
  • Matt LeBlanc was nominated for the American version of Episodes…what, you have something to say? 😉
  • Hugh Laurie was nominated for House (the series wasn’t)
  • Kyle Chandler is having a year, with the success of Super 8 and a nom
  • Martha Plimpton was nominated for Raising Hope (is it still okay to say “Goonies never say die!” No? Okay, then…I do like this series, regardless)
  • Jon Cryer was nominated for Two and a Half Men…for some reason, his co-star wasn’t… 😉
  • Alan Cumming was nominated for The Good Wife…nice to see a superhero (Nightcrawler in the X-Men) getting the respect
  • Betty White was nominated for Hot in Cleveland…that gives her about twenty Emmy noms
What do you think of the noms? Feel free to let me know.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.

Did Netflix just kill DVDs?

July 13, 2011

Did Netflix just kill DVDs?

You are probably hearing about Netflix changing its price structure.

That’s being reported as a raise in the subscription prices, but it’s really going to be a reduction for many people.

Why?

Right now, you may have a $9.99 plan that lets you get unlimited streaming, and one DVD at a time.

They are splitting those out.

You can now get unlimited streaming for $7.99…and if you want to get DVDs as well, that’s another $7.99.

That means some people will drop the DVDs, saving $2 a month.

I do get DVDs from Netflix, but they aren’t a big part of my video consumption…I use the streaming from Netflix every day (with my Roku, so I can watch it on my TV…you can do that with other devices too, including videogame consoles like the Wii).

I think it’s not going to be a hard choice for a lot of people…they’ll just drop the DVDs. If they want a DVD every once in a while (even up to two a week) they’ll get them from a $1 a day rental machine in the grocery store.

People may stop buying dedicated DVD players as much as a consequence.

The move to streaming has been strong, but Netflix just put a turbo booster on it.

Netflix press release

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

Sherwood Schwartz reported dead

July 12, 2011

Sherwood Schwartz reported dead

“Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale…”

Sherwood Schwartz made America laugh.

He’s most associated with Gilligan’s Island and the Brady Bunch…seven characters may have been a lucky number for him (Alice counts on the Brady Bunch).

He also was a creator of Dusty’s Trail (which featured a Gilligan’s Island cameo reunion) and It’s About Time (with its memorable theme song…”It’s about time, it’s about space…”). Barbara Eden fans can also thank him for the Harper Valley TV series.

Earlier in his career, he’d written both for I Married Joan and The Red Skelton Show.

Silly is often harder than serious…we owe a lot of smiles to this writer…and that’s one of the most important things you can give someone.

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

Johnny Depp to play Carl Kolchak (The Night Stalker)?

July 12, 2011

Johnny Depp to play Carl Kolchak (The Night Stalker)?

The Lone Ranger, Dark Shadows, and now The Night Stalker…if his streak of starring in Baby Boomer TV series continues, we’re going to have to put on a pair of rabbit ear antennae just to understand Johnny Depp. 😉

This just announced purchase of the rights to

The Night Stalker

is an interesting one.

It was one of my favorite series. Carl Kolchak was a reporter who investigated (and ended up battling) supernatural and other strange creatures. Nobody, especially his boss, seemed to ever believe him.

Kolchak was played by Darren McGavin…not exactly a Johnny Depp type, but I’m sure that’s part of the attraction. Nobody would mistake Kolchak for a matinee idol, and you couldn’t say he was especially suited (ice-cream suited, for that matter) for the “job”. He wasn’t especially strong or fast, and his intelligence was of the bulldogged, don’t let it go type.

It’s also a bit ironic that Depp will play a vampire in Dark Shadows…and a vampire hunter in The Night Stalker.

You can see the original series on streaming Netflix, by the way.

Hm…what’s next for Depp? Maybe…The Man from U.N.C.L.E.?  He could play Napoleon Solo, and…Robert Pattinson as Ilya Kuryakin? Might be fun to have David McCallum play Mr. Waverly… 😉

Empire article

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

Retroplugging: putting new ads in old TV shows

July 8, 2011

Retroplugging: putting new ads in old TV shows

Picture this.

You are watching The Tingler on TV. That’s that old William Castle movie that stars Vincent Price. You already know you aren’t going to see it in Percepto! which was a gimmick where some chairs in the movie theatre would get “buzzed” during a scene in a movie theatre, so people would scream (cool, huh?).

However, when you expect the old black-and-white movie to show in the movie theatre, you still get something in black-and-white…but it’s a trailer for the next Paranormal Activity movie.

Huh? The Tingler was released decades before the first Paranormal Activity movie…how would a current trailer get in there?

Well, according to this

Entertainment Weekly article

there’s a company called

SeamBI

that does what it calls “Dynamic Product Placement”.

They take current products and digitally insert them into old shows. The article has pictures…like a Bad Teacher ad in a How I Met Your Mother Rerun from years ago. There wasn’t even a TV there before…they add that.

That’s important…this isn’t a “bug”, a little pop up in the corner of your screen. It’s integrated into the scene. The video at Seamless Brand Integration’s website says that they can even put the products into it.

Okay…so that means Beaver Cleaver could open the refrigerator and take out a Mountain Dew.

Zip past that, Tivohead!

I haven’t seen anything that says they would do it in movies, like my first example, but I thought it got the point across. 🙂

I have to say, this is really clever. I don’t think you are going to get a “Han Shot First” flap over Chandler and Joey getting a Pizza Hut delivery.

I wonder if an actor could complain that their image is being used to promote a product? Probably not…I don’t think they have any control over what ads are shown during a show…so even if something is put in your hand, I think you are stuck. I wonder if they might get an additional endorsement fee? Not likely.

This all reminds me a bit of the concern people had about ads in e-books…I wrote some example of how that might go:

If ads did appear in e-books

This sounds like a pretty flexible program. Every time you watch a show, you might see something different on the TV, or a different poster on the street. One time the Star Trek’s replicator makes Twizzlers, the next time its M&Ms.

What do you think? Terrible idea? Do you like it? Hey, it’s already here…and I think you’ll see it a lot more…

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.


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