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7 Television Characters Who Were Supposed to Die … But Didn’t

Killing off a popular TV character is a surefire way to get your show noticed. Of course, there are characters who are killed temporarily, with every intention of returning (Buffy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, for example); characters who return later, with some crazy explanation, to improve the ratings (Bobby Ewing in Dallas); and others [...]

Doctor Who Script Found, No Spoilers Leaked

How many of us would love a chance to read a script from a future episode of our favorite TV show? What if you found the chance in the back of a taxi? What would you do? A student in Cardiff got the chance to peek at an unaired Doctor Who script, but decided not [...]

The WKRP Turkey Drop

The 1978 episode of WKRP in Cincinnati called “Turkeys Away,” in which the radio station staged a Thanksgiving giveaway has become a classic holiday memory -and one of the funniest TV shows ever! It’s also the subject of today’s Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. How many details can you recall from that show? I scored 100%. [...]

The Late Movies: Watch 6 Full Episodes of The Smurfs

The Smurfs—those lovable little blue imps from 1980s TV—began as a Belgian comic and television franchise. They were created and introduced as a series of comic strips by Belgian cartoonist Peyo, who went by the name Pierre Culliford, on October 23, 1958. Later, they became an American sensation when the Hanna-Barbera cartoon hit the airwaves [...]

Branding

(YouTube link) The final episode in the Max X series gets meta to the point of creepiness, as Max figures out that he’s a brand -via b3ta Previously: More from Max X.

How Much Money Is in that Stack of Cash on Breaking Bad?

If you saw the episode in question, then you know that the characters didn’t bother counting it to find out. But this stack ofmoney, shown above, has maximum and minumum values that can be determined by the estimated dimensionsof the stack. Since the midseason finale, all kinds of people have tried their thumb at counting [...]

New Fan Made Star Trek Web Series

(YouTube Link) This is episode 1 of a new fan made Star Trek web series, and aside from some audio syncing difficulties and some minor technical imperfections it looks pretty good! Watch episode 1- Secret Voyage, and see if you’ll be tuning in for the rest of the webisodes in this voyage across space…the final frontier. –via Geek [...]

11 Great Television Shows That Are Lost Forever

Much early television was broadcast live and never recorded. This included news and variety shows, of course, but also early dramas and comedy series. Even recorded shows have not been safe. Film recordings were disposed of, to clear storage space or make way for new equipment. Video—useful, but expensive—was frequently erased and re-used. Nobody back [...]

The Late Movies: “TableTop,” Wil Wheaton’s Boardgame Show

So Wil Wheaton has a YouTube show about boardgames, and it’s awesome. It’s called TableTop, and it’s a long-form (about a half hour per episode) look at various good boardgames, including a basic explanation of how to play each — including an actual play session so you can actually get it. Whether you’re [...]

10 Facts You Might Not Know about Star Trek: Voyager

The fourth Star Trek series, Voyager, told the story of a ship and its crew hurled to the opposite side of the galaxy. At the best possible speed, it would take 75 years for them to return home — if they completed the journey at all. From 1995 to 2001, we watched their tales of [...]