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Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Wow. My summer just got shittier. For some odd reason, Spike TV has just quit showing Star Trek: Deep Space Nine reruns. Instead, they replaced it with some stupid Pamela Anderson show. Actually, I do have a theory as to why they quit showing it. We went over this when we learned about CanCon regulations in class. See, if an American cable channel and a Canadian cable channel are showing the same thing, the American channel has to replace thier programming with a Canadian signal for the length of that program. So, I'm guessing that some Canadian cable channel has started showing DS9 at the same time, meaning that Spike TV replaces their DS9 signal with the Pamela Anderson signal from their Canadian re-broadcaster.

Anywho, any Spawn fans in the house? McFarlane Productions has just signed a deal to bring back Spawn: The Animated Series. McFarlane Productions signed the deal with IDT Entertainment, a budding young entertainment conglomerate whose holdings include Film Roman (the animation studio who currently animates The Simpsons and King of the Hill), Canada's own Mainframe Entertainment, and the DVD label Anchor Bay. The deal calls from McFarlane Productions to produce three animated programs, the first of which is the return of Spawn.

The original Spawn cartoon ran from 1997 - 1999 on HBO. Spawn creator Tood McFarlane wrote and produced virtually every episode, and he co-directed most of the episodes with Kevin Altieri. Altieri, of course, was one of the animation geniuses responsible for the early seasons of Batman: the Animated Series.

Oh, and the new Spawn cartoon will be traditionally animated by Film Roman. I know, a CGI Spawn courtesy of Mainframe would have kicked ass.

Right now, I'm watching Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla in its poorly dubbed English form. My God, the dubbing is horrendous.

Next Issue...Spawnzilla

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