One day last week someone asked me why I was doing this whole Imagineer Quest thing. They looked at me and asked if I honestly believed that this Quixotic approach to becoming an Imagineer would garner any sort of notice. I quickly pointed out that the questioner had noticed, and she said it didn’t count, because she’s my wife. I disagree. It totally counts. She doesn’t know any Imagineers, but maybe she’ll meet someone who’ll meet someone who’ll know someone. See, that’s all it takes. You’re reading this whole introductory paragraph right now, so, you’re at least vaguely interested in my Imagineer Quest.
Sunday, June 8:
8:00 - 9:00PM
Nature - “Kalahari: The Great Thirstland.” We’re not actually hugely surprised by the fact that the Kalahari Desert doesn’t contain much water, are we? Is it shocking to imagine that a desert doesn’t contain water? You know what it does have though? Animals. Animals live in the Kalahari and this episode will focus on them.
9:00 - 10:30PM
Mystery! “Foyle’s War, Series IV”. Ah, that popular World War II whodunit is back, still starring Michael Kitchen as our titular hero. He’s fighting his own battle against murder, mystery, and betrayal on the south coast of England.
10:30 - 11:00PM
Garden Insects. This thirty minute show features close-up photography and an original score as well as facts about insects, their habitat, and their life cycle. I can’t even imagine spending the hours necessary to get the footage, can you imagine the tedium? Can you imagine scoring the tedium of getting the footage? Or facts about getting the footage? Now that I’d like to see.
Monday, July 9:
8:00 - 9:00PM
Antiques Roadshow - “Reno (Hour Three).” I’m not going to go out and say openly that Reno has nothing of value in it, but, if the shoe fits. Maybe that’s what they have, old shoes that somehow fit. That could be of value, right? Maybe they’re ruby slippers. Those are shoes that apparently fit, are old, and of value.
9:00 – 10:00PM
History Detectives. I’ll tell you truly, the idea of making light of this show for another week depresses me. It’s not that they’re doing bad work, it’s just that they way they’re positioning themselves I find truly odd. Up this week: GAR Photograph, Jefferson Pledge, and Dempsey Fight Bell. At least, that’s how they’re titling the segments.