The Power of Nightmares hits the US

Just in case you missed The Power of Nightmares on the BBC last year, Salon is offering a handy summary so that Americans get to know what it was all about. The review’s mainly positive and clarifies the many distortions of Curtis’ arguments that have appeared in the media.

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This piece of viral marketing on behalf of Virgin Digital has been doing the rounds, but it’s fun enough that I’m willing to put it here. There are 72 bands in the picture (eg Guns n Roses bottom left). Can you find them all? Click on the picture for the full size version.

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Most Haunted isn’t a fraud – because it’s clearly made-up

Despite some of my previous comments, Most Haunted has been officially declared not to be a fraud.

Well almost. Let’s just have a look at that ruling a little closer:

The television watchdog ruled that the show contains “a high degree of showmanship that puts it beyond what we believe to be a generally accepted understanding of what comprises a legitimate investigation”. As such the show should be taken as produced for entertainment purposes, not to definitively inform the public of real incident of paranormal activity.

So, in other words, it’s not a fraud because only a moon calf would be so dim as to believe it’s anything other than cobblers from beginning to end. Completely vindicated then.

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More on Threshold

Since a ridiculously large number of people come to my blog each day to know if Threshold has been cancelled, here’s the latest news available, fresh from the MediaGuardian:

“Production of Sky One’s alien invasion thriller Threshold is stopping after 13 episodes, although US broadcaster CBS said it has not taken a final decision about whether to axe the show.”

So there you go. It’s been cancelled. Sort of. Still, with the amount of interest I’ve detected from all you guys coming to my blog, I suspect the problem is one of time slot, not of fan base. Don’t hold your breath for its return though.

Incidentally, the MediaGuardian piece also hints that Joey‘s time is nigh, which isn’t too bad a thing in my opinion.