'Drive' Mocks Fox From TV Grave

by Paul William Tenny

I missed this when I wrote both news that 'Drive' was making its final goodbyes to the world when Fox stopped dragging its pathetic feet, placing the final two un-aired episodes online for free viewing - though they for unfathomable reasons put them on their MySpace page, but also when I wrote of the recent Emmy Nominations, in which HBO cleaned everybody's clocks.

Apparently, and this is what I get for not reading the entire list, 'Drive' was nominated for an Emmy Award. Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or Special
* Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Drive, Nightmare & Dreamscapes, The Path to 9/11, Secrets of the Deep.

From Variety.

Only 50 seconds of the three-minute "Drive" clip nommed Thursday actually aired on TV. Instead, the special effect, titled "The Starting Line," was streamed on Fox.com -- and only ever seen on Fox.com.
The clip - which took a year and a half for special effects shop Zoic Studio to produce - opened up "Drive" by introducing characters as a camera slid from car to car racing down a busy freeway. "The Starting Line" scored a nomination under new rules enacted this year by the org.

That's just hysterical, given the legendary 8-year-old-like impatience of Fox when it comes to new series, that something they canceled before reaching even just a quarter of a full season, may end up winning them an Emmy Award. Though I doubt it will happen.

I certainly hope that mocu-drama The Path to 9/11, a work of fiction by ABC that was fraudulently billed as "based on the 9/11 Commission Report" when it directly contradicted the report, doesn't win this award. It was actually nominated for a number of awards - every single of them are technical.

For those that don't remember, the mocu-drama was written and created by life-long Republican political operatives, was heavily criticized for depicting events that never happened, events that did happen, but in a way that directly contradicted the 9/11 Commission findings, and was released right before the 2006 mid-term Congressional elections in what was certainly an attempt to influence voters with outright lies.

Three cheers for Drive, three boos for crap.


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