So, the Sword in the Stone ride (the ride I would create were I an Imagineer and given the chance)... we've been talking about it for several weeks now and I hope you've been paying attention. There's something there, I'm convinced of it. There's something truly and wonderfully special about it. What's more magical than King Arthur? Children of all ages love knights and castles and wizards and queens. We've been talking recently about the conveyances for the riders; read below because I think I worked some of it out.
Sunday, August 10
8:00 - 9:00PM
Nature – "The Dolphin Defender." I like the way you think, but no, this is not about Echo. You know, Echo the dolphin, who has, on several occasions, saved all the world. No, instead this is about Hardy Jones, a filmmaker who, 25 years ago, decided to learn all he could about dolphins and has since decided to protect them (Echo is, after all, only a videogame character).
9:00PM – 10:30PM
Masterpiece Mystery! – "The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series VII – 'Limbo.'" The eighth Earl of Asherton (that would by Thomas Lynley) is still distressed about the death of his wife, but that doesn't stop him from solving crimes. Well, it has stopped him until recently, back he's back in the saddle now.
10:30PM – 11:00PM
Nova - "Anatomy of a Hurricane." How exactly is a hurricane constructed? What exactly is one made of? Oh! I know! The National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida can tell us. They can! They can! They did! They did! This is, after all, a repeat; it originally aired back in 2006 and was filmed two years before that.
Monday, August 11:
8:00 - 9:00PM
Antiques Roadshow – "Providence (Hour Two)." I have a special fondness for the Providence episodes. The second time this set of episodes aired was for my first "PBS in Primetime." Well, I started writing these pieces for the second hour, I didn't to do all three of them. Even so, I feel a certain kinship to them.
9:00 – 10:00PM
History Detectives. This show may be the most fascinating show ever, it really may, but it’s title leave a lot to be desired. Seriously, aren't all historians more or less detectives? The title simply isn't descriptive or exciting enough, I much prefer a title like Josh Lasser, You’ve Been Hired as an Imagineer.