I think I've worked out the best way to do the Hitchhiker's ride. I think that it's completely possible to do it on a big screen as though we're in a ship looking out the viewscreen, keep it a relatively small audience, and still get live actors in there. I may be wrong, but I think I've worked it out (but I'm no engineer).
Sunday, June 28:
8:00 - 9:00PM
Nature - “Encountering Sea Monsters.” Is Nature beyond the point where they feel like they need to come up with, you know, nature stories? Sea monsters? Really? It sounds like a stunt for sweeps. But it’s now only the July sweep, which hardly counts. Weird.
9:00 – 10:30PM
Masterpiece Mystery! – "Poirot – Mrs. McGinty's Dead." He's back! David Suchet is back! These are all-new (as of 2009) Hercule Poirot mysteries, and that is awesome. I kid you not, I am excited by the notion of David Suchet returning to the character created by Agatha Christie.
10:30 – 11:00PM
Fort Niagara: The Struggle For a Continent. Fort Niagara is at the mouth of the Niagara Rivera, in Youngstown, NY. This is a strategic location. There is strategerie involved with it. That means that you have to think about it and figure it out and hold it at all costs. And if that’s not enough, there’s high definition videography involved.
Monday, June 29:
8:00 - 9:00PM
Antiques Roadshow – "Tampa (Hour Three)." I wonder if the things that appear at the Roadshow in Tampa are imported by snowbirds from New York. Either that or they recall the moments back in the day when the Buccaneers were a good team.
9:00 – 10:00PM
History Detectives. They’re back again! Those History Detectives are going to be puzzling out clues, working the scene of the crime, and hoping against hope to solve that greatest mystery of them all: how did Fred Flintstone manage to run fast enough that his big, heavy car started to move? Seriously now, that’s a question about history and one I feel ought to be answered sooner rather than later.