So, for our next Imagineer adventure, we're building a new ride based on the utterly classic radio program, TV program, movie, and novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Of course, our ride will take place, for the most part, on the Heart of Gold, with its most famous Improbability Drive. It will make the adventure possible, just highly, highly improbable. It will also be fun, fantastical, and truly Disney.
Sunday, March 29:
8:00 - 9:00PM
Nature – "Kilauea: Mountain of Fire." Kilauea is on Hawaii's Big Island and has been erupting constantly since 1983. Frankly, it's awesome. It's not some huge eruption or anything like that, there's just lava always flowing from it, sometimes into the sea, sometimes onto the land. I saw it going into the sea. Pretty great stuff.
9:00 – 11:00PM
Masterpiece Classic – "Little Dorrit (Part One)." This is a massive five-part miniseries starring Matthew Macfayden as Arthur Clennam and Claire Foy as Amy "Little" Dorrit. The story, which focuses on the rags to riches to rags story of a family was apparently one of Dickens' favorites, what with his own dad spending some time in a debtors' prison, much like Amy's dad.
Monday, March 30:
8:00 - 9:00PM
Antiques Roadshow “Chattanooga (Hour One).” I imagine that the Chattanooga stop is all about trains and ancillary train products. You disagree? You can't really disagree, can you? You've forgotten about the Chattanooga choo choo haven't you? You leave Pennsylvania Station 'bout a quarter to four, read a magazine and then you're in Baltimore. It's the Chattanooga choo choo.
9:00 – 10:30PM
American Experience - “Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple.” This week American Experience ventures to Guyana. It investigates and relates the history of Jonestown and the mass suicide that occurred there.
10:30 – 11:00PM
PBS Previews: We Shall Remain: American Experience. I always find it funny when PBS promos a future miniseries by airing, repeatedly, these half-hour deals. I understand the notion behind previewing something like this series — which explores the Native American perspective on pivotal moments in U.S. history — but they air them so many times I wonder if some of the magic of the actual piece is lost.