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November 5th, 2007

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09:35 pm - Math, science, history unravelled in a mystery
So we're watching Big Bang Theory, and my favourite character, Sheldon is whining about how every morning since he's been in the apartment he's woken up at 6:15 on Saturday and watched Dr. Who on BBC America with a bowl of cereal. But Penny is sleeping on the couch. And Hoppie turns to me and says, "Alright. I see it." (meaning, he sees the resemblance to himself...finally).

I was about say "But he's more anal than you.", but before I can, Hoppie says, "But there's two things wrong with that. They've almost certainly not have BBC America as long as they've been in that apartment, and Dr. Who isn't on at 6:15 on Saturday mornings."

And then I closed my mouth and said nothing.

Later in the episode they were trying to divide the Chinese dumplings amoung three people instead of the usual 4 and hoppie said, I would laugh at that except I have a program on my palm which calculates how many orders of pan fried ravs to order at Mary Chungs.
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[User Picture]
Date:November 6th, 2007 05:21 am (UTC)
Perhaps they have satellite tv.
[User Picture]
Date:November 6th, 2007 11:15 am (UTC)
Two thoughts:
1) You're another one!
2) Still doesn't solve the 6:15AM problem. He was very clear about it being BBCA. They didn't start playing Dr. Who until last year and that's not the timeslot they're targeting.
[User Picture]
Date:November 6th, 2007 12:15 pm (UTC)
It's a competing channel, they're not going to give accurate schedule information
[User Picture]
Date:November 6th, 2007 12:22 pm (UTC)
That's probably part of it. They could probably have said PBS, and gotten away with it, though, since PBS schedules change all the time, are different in all locations AND they tend to rotate Dr. Who in and out of scheduled, depending on the region.

The truth is, I don't think the show cares enough about geek accuracy. For instance, they'd have to know that geeks would frame through their into comparing the pictures to the song, and notice that a) the pictures are out of linear sequence and b) don't match up with the timeline being displayed on the bottom or c) the song being sung over it.

So why wouldn't they take the time to do it right?

I don't think this my fault for noticing, but let me just say that if it were JMS writing the show, the opening graphic would comply with all of the above.
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Date:November 8th, 2007 10:18 am (UTC)
Ah, but if it's satellite, they could be watching east coast BBCA on the west coast (they are supposed to be somewhere in California, aren't they?). Or maybe it's not on at 9:15 either (I'm not a Dr. Who fan, sacrilegious as that may be).
Or, they live in a parallel universe in which Dr. Who is on at 6:15 am on Saturdays.

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