JOHN DOE preempted because of Columbia!?!?!?

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  1. Qui-Gon John

    Qui-Gon John Producer

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    This really pisses me off!

    This was on the movie site in the thread about THE CORE. The source is Scf-Fi Wire, thanks to Rex Bachmann. I didn't see a thread here in TV and search is down right now.

     
  2. Jason Seaver

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    Geez, don't get so up in arms. From what I can tell, even if it wasn't quite at the request of the shows' creators, they are fully behind it:

    http://tv.zap2it.com/news/tvnewsdaily.html?30011

    As to it screwing up the arc... Well, seeing as John Doe is basically a series of "done-in-one" stories with occasional X-Files-style wheel-spinning one-step-forward-one-step-back episodes during sweeps (why, no, I don't like that aspect of the series), they can probably sit on this until just before the next fakeout episode.
     
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    It pisses me off too, I was looking forward to that. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Qui-Gon John

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    Looks like last Friday, 3/14, was this episode of JOHN DOE that Fox previously pulled because of Columbia. During the show, in the environment capsule, they are looking at the date readout and it says Feb. 7, 2003, (the same date this show was to have aired). Now that I've seen it, it's even more insane they pulled it to begin with.
     
  5. Jason Seaver

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    Actually, I thought it was a good call - if I were at Fox, that's not necessarily when I'd want to have a story about corruption and/or substandard components being used in the space program to air. And, from what I gathered, the producers didn't want it to air then, either.
     

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