Straczynski's Jeremiah coming to Scifi

by Paul William Tenny

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J. Michael Straczynski
I never got to see the short-lived series since it originally aired on Showtime so I'm really looking forward to sampling some newish (to me) JMS content. I haven't confirmed this mostly because that usually entails effort of some sort and I'd rather not expend energy of any kind this morning if I can possibly avoid it.

So J. Michael Straczynski hooked up with Outer Limits producer Sam Egan for an "American post-apocalyptic" series staring Luke Perry called Jeremiah.

Not exactly the stuff Emmy Awards are made of, I'll grant you that, but JMS created the show which gives it automatic geek cred that very few other writers have been able to match. Joss Whedon is a name that comes to mind, and I'm sure there are a couple of others that are stubbornly hiding from me at the moment -- remember the energy thing..

According to a Usenet post, the Scifi Channel is going to air Jeremiah in four-hour blocks on Thursday nights beginning in July. I was wondering how long it was going to take those guys to expand their show-themed blocks that started with Stargate SG-1 like six or seven years ago. For a long while there it was just different shows rotating on Monday nights, but now they are doing it on Thursday nights and others didn't I just see a bunch of Enterprise episodes on Tuesday evening too?

This is good news, any JMS show is guaranteed to be quality entertainment. It still may not be your cup of tea, but you can go in knowing that it's not going to be crap.
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I loved J. Michael Straczynski's "Babylon 5," and as I was already tuned to Showtime on Friday nights (to watch "Stargate SG-1"), I tuned in to watch the first three episodes of "Jeremiah" -- and gladly stopped watching.

I'm not a big fan of future disaster survivor scifi -- I'm also not impressed with TV series (or feature films for that matter)that exchange witty, snappy dialog for swearing...frankly it's boring to me, and insulting.

And they do love to swear in "Jeremiah." College students, don't try the drinking game every time they use the "F" word on "Jeremiah" -- alcohol poisoning would be the result.


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