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2008-03-18 09:00:12 PM
So, Morgan Webb drool thread?

/Charter decided G4 wasn't good enough for basic cable anymore...
 
2008-03-18 09:32:55 PM
I miss the show "Big Thinkers" that was on Tech TV. If anyone knows where I can get the DVDs or legal downloads, I would love to hear it.
 
2008-03-18 09:33:57 PM
Still basic in Birmingham... wish it would move to the Digital Horseshiat Tier so I could avoid it.

Revision3 and TWiT have pretty much reconvened The Screen Savers, and now you can pick your segments... Leo and Dvorak Pontification, Rose and Albrecht Drunken Antics, or Lane and Corbin yum yum yum.
 
2008-03-18 09:39:36 PM
What was Comcast thinking? Did they really think that people would keep watching as Comcast slowly destroyed what made TechTV great? The answer was, of course, a resounding, "Screw you" and viewers rapidly stopped watching G4'$ crappy programing.

This isn't a soap opera you can't pull that sort of crap, like you can with a soap, and expect people to keep watching.

Question, is G4 still on the air?
 
2008-03-18 09:50:31 PM
Kate Botello lives in Northern Michigan now. She's doing an educational presentation for the Traverse City Chamber of Commerce tomorrow morning on E-Commerce for Everyone. I'm tempted to go just to get her autograph.
 
2008-03-18 10:42:00 PM
I have to admit that Ninja Warrior on G4 is pretty badass. But it's still annoying how they took a great tech channel and turned it into a Spike TV clone.
 
2008-03-18 11:23:44 PM
Wait, it was Comcast that raped TechTV? Why am I not surprised...
 
2008-03-18 11:32:06 PM
am i the only one that remembers megan morrone? i remember she left TSS once she got pregnant, but popped up now and then, but was left off this list.

I used to chat with her on the TSS chat along with Webb(verrrry cool chick!)

/misses that fridge
 
2008-03-18 11:32:14 PM
The day the station ownership changed,I locked out the channel, fully knowing it would suck. Tried watching once, but almost puked at the typical staged bullshiiit that big corporations do.
Leo's new show sucks.It's like a clown circus without the fun. He's a Mac guy admittedly, and was always a pain to watch on call for help.(Uhhh, windows control panal,,Lets see if I can find it for you caller.) Liked Chris better. But they fired his ass one day.
 
2008-03-18 11:33:10 PM
I really miss the Screen Savers. Twit is nice, but I'm hearing impaired so listening to people talk isn't all that fun for me. They need more video podcasts...and caption them, please..
 
2008-03-18 11:34:31 PM
I liked that one show that G4 had about the history of *some* video game franchises. However, it didn't make up for the shows they cut, like the scientists shows and Screensavers. And I'll bet they've axed the video game show too.

/why must everything good be destroyed
 
2008-03-18 11:35:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjhOBiSk8Gg
 
2008-03-18 11:36:55 PM
reverendfitty:
/Charter decided G4 wasn't good enough for basic cable anymore...


Yeah, what the fark was up with that? While I LOVED TechTV, and G4 was pretty awful, it was a pretty good thing to fall back on when nothing worthwhile was on Discovery or History, or when Star Trek wasn't on.

Apparently they moved it from channel 64 to 81, and I can barely tolerate Charter as is, I'm not giving them MORE money.
 
2008-03-18 11:37:33 PM
Jedi_Templar: I liked that one show that G4 had about the history of *some* video game franchises. However, it didn't make up for the shows they cut, like the scientists shows and Screensavers. And I'll bet they've axed the video game show too.

/why must everything good be destroyed


Actually I think the only show even remotely video game related anymore is X-Play. So much for "TV 4 Gamers" or whatever the hell their slogan was...
 
2008-03-18 11:38:08 PM
G4 is good for one thing.. Ninja Warrior.
 
2008-03-18 11:38:30 PM
I miss TechTV.

Fark you, Comcast. Fark you straight to hell.
 
2008-03-18 11:39:46 PM
Leo, where have you been?
 
2008-03-18 11:40:48 PM
True shiat Subby, True shiat.
 
2008-03-18 11:46:11 PM
robbiedo: Leo, where have you been?

Leo is all over the Net. If you haven't found him, you haven't looked hard. His new show, The Lab, was just canceled in Canada and he's building studios in Petaluma.

Also, Cranky Geeks is a ZDNet show, not TWit and Kevin Rose asked to be released from his contract to start Digg, not let go by G4.

Heard that Digg might be sold for $56 million this weekend.

/PRAGER!!
 
2008-03-18 11:48:07 PM
Great bunch o' people. I've lost track of most, but those I worked with (behind the scenes) were some of the best.

/big waves from the Cdn. correspondent
 
2008-03-18 11:50:26 PM
I miss that network.

Drew being on The Screensavers with Leo Laporte was the reason why I started coming to Fark
 
2008-03-18 11:52:19 PM
reverendfitty: So, Morgan Webb drool thread?

/Charter decided G4 wasn't good enough for basic cable anymore...


TechTV sucked. G4 is better. Their original programming is awful, internet meme filled garbage, but they have Japanese game shows and Arrested Development. That's a win in my book.
 
2008-03-18 11:53:04 PM
Most of the good talent from the TechTV's heyday is all over Leo Laporte's TWiT podcasts. Even Megan Morrone has a mom-themed tech show over there. Grab Morgan Webb's podcast, watch/listen to all of it back to back and it's like TechTV reborn without all the corporate shiat in the way.
 
2008-03-18 11:56:20 PM
Tbjazz: am i the only one that remembers megan morrone? i remember she left TSS once she got pregnant, but popped up now and then, but was left off this list.

I used to chat with her on the TSS chat along with Webb(verrrry cool chick!)

/misses that fridge


She has a new podcast over on TWiT called 'Jumping Monkeys'. Here's a link if you're interested.
 
2008-03-18 11:59:33 PM
As bad as G4 may be, I never gave a wet shiat about Tech TV.
 
2008-03-19 12:00:34 AM
i136.photobucket.com

just a few of the things i have from my trips to tapings for the screen savers, i also have a techtv tshirt that i won for answering a question correctly during a commercial break
 
2008-03-19 12:01:37 AM
reverendfitty: So, Morgan Webb drool thread?

/Charter decided G4 wasn't good enough for basic cable anymore...


I would crawl across broken glass covered in acid if it meant having one night with that tall, lanky goddess. My wife has even approved her as my "If you ever had some long shot chance..." woman. She says it's because even she can admit she's hot, and "...looks like a hair puller."

Morgan, I know you are a gamer, and don't question your credibility there. I respect that you are a damn good techie, and know your stuff better than most anyone. Your mind is very sharp, witty, and it makes you all the sexier.

I say all of this, Morgan, so you know I do not view you as an object, a one dimensional thing to be lusted over.

That being said: In my head, we've done things. Dirty things. Strange things. Things that would make normal people go "Ew." I've done these things to you, you've done them to me, and sometimes you've done them to yourself. Ok, OFTEN you've done them to yourself. In my head, you are a dirty, dirty girl, and you LOVE it.

I just wanted you to know.

/glad I got that off my chest
 
2008-03-19 12:06:51 AM
All of my ranting about my gaming goddess aside, I too miss TechTV. Comcast, you are some sort of idiots for thinking you could buy out a network that catered to mature geeks, and somehow keep that crowd as you converted it to "Mountain Dew Sponsored XTREME" programming?

Bunch of fools. You bought up gold, and traded it in for lead.
 
2008-03-19 12:08:16 AM
www.oceleb.com

upload.wikimedia.org

www.stopgeek.com

Carry on
 
2008-03-19 12:09:29 AM
cman: I miss that network.

Drew being on The Screensavers with Leo Laporte was the reason why I started coming to Fark


That's how I found fark, too.
 
2008-03-19 12:13:24 AM
Beerguy: Carry on

As much as it feels like I am cheating on Morgan (in my head, of course), but that Layla Kayleigh... I dig everything about her. Body, voice, accent...

I am taking this thread WAY off course.
 
2008-03-19 12:16:11 AM
I only had access to TechTV for a few weeks before it "combined" with G4.

DAMN YOU COMCAST!
Also, what the hell is up with the 8 hours of Cops being shown every day? I dont want to watch Cops. If I did want to watch Cops, I wouldnt want to watch 8 FRIGGIN HOURS OF IT.

That being said, I do likes me some programming from the magical land of Nippon.
 
2008-03-19 12:25:07 AM
I watch Attack of the Show every day, but that's about it.

I really do miss the days of 'The Screensavers' though
 
2008-03-19 12:26:24 AM
What about Kate Botello? She was what nerd girls ACTUALLY look like.

her glasses were rockin.
 
2008-03-19 12:27:01 AM
Beerguy delivers!

/I'll be in my bunk.
 
2008-03-19 12:33:28 AM
Dairy KingI totally forgot, but that's how I found out about Fark too, from The Screensavers, wholey crap!


One thing they forgot to mention is that Leo Laporte has his own show "The Lab" on G4/Tech TV here in Canada, and for a few years he also did his own version of "Call for Help", both shows produced by Rogers in Canada for G4/Tech TV.

In Canada once TechTV switch over to G4, they decided to keep it a mix of G4 and TechTV, definitely much more like the original TechTV...hence the name "G4 Tech TV"

G4 Tech TV
 
2008-03-19 12:36:12 AM
StrikitRich: Leo is all over the Net. If you haven't found him, you haven't looked hard.

It was a rhetorical question. I just miss him on TechTv. I used to do software development where TechTV was on 8 hours a day, everyday back in 1999. I was brainwashed.
 
2008-03-19 12:38:03 AM
Klippoklondike: What about Kate Botello? She was what nerd girls ACTUALLY look like.

her glasses were rockin.


Christ, she was fine. I remember when some mystical nerds found some topless pics of her. It was great.
 
2008-03-19 12:41:25 AM
We got the better cable version that gave us the TechTV channel about 6 or 7 months before it went to shiat.

Prior to it becomming G4 tv whatever, it was easily the most watched channel.
 
2008-03-19 12:52:30 AM
I said this on Digg and I'll say it here, any show that offers up Steve Gibson as a "security expert" is not a show that can ever be taken seriously. Gibson is a complete fraud that no real IT person takes seriously.
 
2008-03-19 01:07:07 AM
I never watched TechTV. I started watching G4 right after the merger with TechTV. I liked it. I never watched The Screen Savers. I thought it was kind of boring. I watched Cinematech,

I liked the original Attack of the Show. They used to have beer shotgunning contests and how to make new drinks. Xplay was also cooler back when I started to watch (december 2004).

They had much better comedy segments, and the reviews seemed to be "real". It was like they were just some folks that liked games that did reviews and stuff. Drunk Link, Ratty Puppet, even the Passion of the Christ 2 was cool.

Now it is horrible. I read that in 2006, Comcast took the E! network, G4, and Style network and merged them. They are all done in the same place with the same people controlling them. Now everything is more E! than G4. Everything has to be slick and exciting, and Xplay reviews about 1 or 2 games per show. Xplay does more "news" and exiting interviews and stuff that they used to have in 2 or 3 different shows.

I've even lost all respect for Morgan Webb. Screw her. No, not that way, but screw her and her xbox hating ways.

I stopped watching Xplay when they had a "Morgan Minute" where she basically said that since everyone was playing 360 (this was in fall of 2006 or so), that we should just get rid of your old Xbox, since it was useless. Screw you, Morgan. I got my Xbox in spring of 2006 because I wanted to play all the xbox games I missed (I had a ps2) before I got a next-gen system. Ya know what? I'm STILL trying to get through all of the xbox games I wanted to play. Plus, I have about 60 albums worth of music on my Xbox, some transfered from CDs that are now too scratched to work well. A few days after this minute went on the air, I noticed that G4 had started a computer recycling program. I guess they were trying to get people to send them their old xbox-es.

Screw g4 and screw morgan webb. She lost all credibility with me then. Go and have fun being the trophy wife of the guy was the boss of Rhapsody.
 
2008-03-19 01:17:44 AM
Oh, one more thing. Morgan Webb isn't tall. She's like 5'6" or 5'7"or so. It is just that Adam is something like 5'5" and the fact she usually wears big heeled shoes. Adam's IMDB page says he is 6' but that is total crap.
 
2008-03-19 01:17:49 AM
G4, aside from AotS, Code Monkeys, and Ninja Warrior, is unwatchable. If I want Cops, I can turn to one of a dozen channels that syndicate it endlessly. If I want Arrested, I'll pop in a DVD.

Their audience doesn't watch TV. They read Fark and Digg and all the rest for their tech news and then play Team Fortress 2. It's like producing music for the deaf without the sweet bass tracks.

/off to play TF2
//Heavy FTW
 
2008-03-19 01:37:49 AM
pfft, Morgan Webb always came off as a faker to me. Cat Schwartz, on the other hand, is awesome.

am I alone here?
 
2008-03-19 01:40:45 AM
PadreScout

Thought I was alone in remembering Cat Schwartz. Ah to go back to the glory days of Tech TV when the nude pics of her were leaked. Good times, good times.
 
2008-03-19 01:46:28 AM
i172.photobucket.com
 
2008-03-19 01:48:49 AM
PadreScout: pfft, Morgan Webb always came off as a faker to me. Cat Schwartz, on the other hand, is awesome.

am I alone here?


Naw man, as hot as Morgan is she always did seem like a schill to me.
 
2008-03-19 01:51:29 AM
Miss TechTV? No. I miss ZDTV. When it changed to TechTV, it went to crap.
 
2008-03-19 01:58:21 AM
A few years ago Morgan Webb did a segment on the Dvorak keyboard layout, I had never heard of the Dvorak layout before and thought it was great and started to use it. So I emailed hear and thanked her for the segment, it had changed the way I typed, and she emailed me back, so that's my remembrance of TechTV.

Steve
 
2008-03-19 02:07:17 AM
What, no love for kate? For shame!
 
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