SciFi Channel - Meteor - What were they thinking?

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  1. Marianne

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    I watched "Meteor" on SciFi last night and I was shocked (not just because it is a really bad movie) but because some of the later scenes showed a meteor hitting one of the WTC towers and subsequent damage to the lower Manhattan area including people being trapped.
    There was no specific warning about these scenes - what if families of victims had been watching?
    I can only assume SciFi didn't know the scenes were there or maybe I am being overly sensitive.
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    I'm sure if they noticed it it would have been edited out.
    [Edited last by John Torrez on October 21, 2001 at 11:34 AM]
     
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    What if family members had been watching MSN NBC which shows
    the Towers round the clock.
     
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    Then they would be forced to except the fact the WTC was a landmark, and was commonly featured in movies. Cops have their partners shot, but that doesn't mean their never go back to work. It sucks. It sucks bad. But life must go on. And butchering B-movies won't change reality.
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    Marianne,
    Based on the quality of the movie, and that it was on SciFi, you were probably the only one watching, anyhow... [​IMG]
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    This sort of topic has no "right" answer and is an ethics question of sorts. I think the best answer is that if you are easily offended or upset by such images, then you should avoid ALL disaster movies for the time being.
    Personally I would be offended if they did warned or censored the scenes that showed the Trade Center falling. To me such a warning a) implies I'm stupid and can't tell the difference between fiction and reality, or b) gives credence to the terrorists by letting them change our lifestyles.
    For instance I was highly pissed that theaters took down the Spiderman trailer, which also depicted the Trade Center prominently. To me this was letting the terrorists win a round.
    [Edited last by Danny R on October 23, 2001 at 02:55 PM]
     
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    And all I was only surfing the cable ghettos and tuned into Sci-Fi at precisely the moment the WTC was pummeled. Bad timing, I thought.
    The only time I had seen this wretched flick was on commercial-network TV, panned and scanned and severely edited--way back in the mid or early '80s. I laughed my head off then at how bad it was.
    What a misnomer the name "Sci-Fi Channel" is. The network's most popular program is Crossing Over with Jonathan Edward--half an hour with a soothsayer, a "medium."
    Well, at least the network broadcasts ST:TOS--but, then, I have all the DVDs. Whatever. Sci-Fi is a waste of time and money.
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    Farscape is good. But that's about the only thing on Sci-Fi that I watch regularly.
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    You have to remember Meteor was done in the early 90's I beleive. I also thought when you watch Armaegedon, isn't there a similar scene in reference to the some structural damage to the twin towers. You can't really blame them, it's probably been a while since they've seen it themselves and it was a made for T.V. movie.
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    Whew, I was way off on the time. Well a decade isn't bad [​IMG]
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