Saturday, September 20, 2008
CHiPs? Star Trek? Lost? Not to toot my own horn, but I get lots of emails from various people who are promoting something sci-fi related. I rarely post from those emails unless there is something I can pass on to people who come to the blog. I have managed to giveaway a few things; movie tickets, DVD's and books mostly, and I like doing that. But I also like it when I can promote something that everyone can enjoy. FANCAST is a cool site that was brought to my attention via email. I kind of expected to click on the site, peruse it a little and be on my way. But oh no, they hooked me with Dexter. I don't know if you'll remember, but I fell in love with Dexter about a year ago when DirectTV played the first season for free. We don't subscribe to Showtime, so I never watched the show beyond the first season, which just kills me. Then lo-and-behold, FANCAST has the first show of the second season. Unfortunately, that's all they have so far of "Dexter," but then I started clicking around on their full episode list and I saw tons of other shows. For example, they have almost 80 full episodes of the original Star Trek available to view right now! There's also about 14 episodes of The Incredible Hulk, bunches of old Twilight Zone, over 20 episodes of Angel, and tons of other classic shows. But if you're not into old TV shows, the site might still be of interest to you. They have brand new shows like Fringe -- some of you mentioned that you hadn't been able to catch the pilot episode when it first aired, and now you can. They even have recent episodes of The Daily Show. But let me just say this, wait until you have some time to kill before you go to this site. I spent a lot of time flipping back and forth between watching movies like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (they have movies too) to watching old episodes of Highlander. The play-lists aren't complete on all the shows and I don't know how often they will be updated (I'll be sure to ask) but I think the site is worth checking out. There's a lot of shows on here that you can't always get on TV when you want them, so it's nice to get them on demand like this. My husband is very excited about catching the old "Twilight Zone." So check it out and be sure to tell me what you think.