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According to the Australian's media section today, Nine are either… - Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
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According to the Australian's media section today, Nine are either shifting Rome to a late night timeslot because it's rating poorly. Or, they could be axing it (which is entirely plausible, imho).

*resists urge to bitchslap Eddie Maguire*

I'll give them credit for showing the entire series of Hotel Babylon despite the poor ratings, but HONESTLY. I hope they show the remaining ten or so episodes, I really do. I don't want to waste bandwith on downloading the series, but neither would I be willing to wait for the dvd to come out here (if it does, of course).

And on that note, let me say that I feel horribly cheated because the first two episodes are actually the first three edited into two. However, Nine isn't responsible for that. The BBC is. *grumble* But Nine still chose to show it that way. I maintain that SBS should've tried for the broadcasting rights (they already show Oz, which is equally as violent and smutty). They wouldn't cancel it if it rated poorly, and you bet that they'd show all the violence and sex and swearing.

*and so endeth the rant*

In my post last night, I asked why Cato was wearing a black toga, and I thank carolinebishop and thecoweyed for suggesting reasons. I ended up poking about in Wikipedia's page on the toga (which I was loathe to do, because Wikipedia does not an authoritative source make), and the toga for mourning (toga pulla, or 'dark toga') can also be worn in times of 'private danger or public anxiety'. And considering the state of Rome in the last years of the Republic, I honestly couldn't blame Cato for wearing it.

In other news, Libby came over today to watch the 1996 Doctor Who telemovie with me today, because neither of us could really remember if it was really as bad as everyone says it is.

In a word? Yes. McGann makes a fabulous Doctor. He's just stuck in a horrible script and is playing against Eric Roberts as the Master. Still, I think that Russell T. Davies took some of his cues for Nine and Ten from Eight. And hey, Eight definitely wins for coolest TARDIS interior.

Libby also gave me the textbook that's being used for our Virgil course, as there are some things in the text's commentary that are probably worth lifting for the essay that John's given us to do. And which I'm going to get a start on now. It's 1000 words, so I could easily have it done by tomorrow afternoon if I apply myself. Which I probably won't.

Current Mood: pissed off pissed off
Current Music: New Order- Age of Consent

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severa From: severa Date: September 28th, 2006 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes. McGann makes a fabulous Doctor. He's just stuck in a horrible script and is playing against Eric Roberts as the Master.

If only more of the DW fandom realizes. I think they just look at the movie, and yes it sucks, sees it as sucking and therefore Eight is a crap Doctor. Which is not true. And there are definitely things Rusty is nicking from Eight, especially if you listen to the his audio series (which I highly recommend!). I have no doubt Nine's emo is caused by some backlash of Eight's hyperactivity and LOVE FOR EVERYTHING!

though Eric Roberts as the Master hurts my very being.
psyc2321 From: psyc2321 Date: September 28th, 2006 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
BENTLY HAS THE ENTIRE SERIES ON DVD.

If it does get axed, there are plans afoot for hijacking my best friend's boyfriend's mammoth television for a Rome marathon-type thingie.
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