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(Mother Nature Network)   The Weather Channel has officially run out of programming ideas now that it's airing a series about the weather on other planets   (mnn.com ) divider line
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2013-01-11 07:39:03 AM  
Deadliest Space Weather

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2013-01-11 07:46:22 AM  
At least it's still weather, so they're at least staying SOMEWHAT true to the name of their station. Unlike certain other stations I might name.
 
2013-01-11 07:49:12 AM  
That... actually doesn't sound to terrible.

I think I would trust NOVA a little bit more with something like this, but it could be neat.
 
2013-01-11 07:59:32 AM  
Yeah, this isn't a problem, and it could actually be quite instructive to show how weather on other planets is the same and how it differs from that on Earth.
 
2013-01-11 07:59:57 AM  
Weather here is.. boring. Its getting hotter every year, so the graphs always go up. Hurricane season is over, and tornadoes are pretty much done. El Nino & La Nina were a big thing, and still are, but the panic level over how they affect our climate has dropped since the population became aware of it on a large scale.

Nothing gathers ratings like hurricanes. Nothing. Jim Cantore eating barbecued lizards upside-down in the middle of a snowstorm of the century couldn't touch a hurricane. They don't have one here right now, but they know where one is..

Also, I share the sentiment of the Captain.
 
2013-01-11 08:04:55 AM  
How can they run out of programming when there are plenty more Canadian shows to be cut up and re-imagined?
 
2013-01-11 08:05:14 AM  
I liked the Buffalo Airlines show but it is gone.
 
2013-01-11 08:20:40 AM  
Sounds better and more related than some of their other shows:
Ice road pilots
Deadliest ice burg catch
Baywatch weather channel edition
Ax Iron men
coast guard (several different versions)

Need I go on? Because really, I can.
/start rant
I work at a national operations center where we keep the weather channel on 24/7, yet when I need weather conditions (and just general conditions at that), I have to go online to get them because there's always some stupid reality show on that has little or nothing to do with the weather.
/end rant
 
2013-01-11 08:26:55 AM  
MOAR ICEBERG HUNTERS!
 
2013-01-11 08:33:35 AM  

BalugaJoe: I liked the Buffalo Airlines show but it is gone.


Ice Pilots third season has started in Canada.
 
2013-01-11 08:34:15 AM  
It's funcational!

This actually sounded interesting until I read the title and description. My guess is every show will devote five minutes to the actual weather on other planets, and the rest will be pure disaster porn.

"What would happen if a category 20 hurricane hit New Orleans?"
 
2013-01-11 08:35:32 AM  
Among the things I didn't think I'd say when I got up this morning; "I've got to set the DVR for the weather channel" ranks pretty high.
 
2013-01-11 08:42:01 AM  
I could have handled a show like this on TWC if only they'd not felt the need to "Discovery" it up with "Deadliest" in the title...
 
2013-01-11 08:47:43 AM  
I saw an ad for Ancient Aliens: Destination Orion on the History Channel the other day where they said "A trip to the Orion Nebula would take 1350 light years". I want to give them the benefit of the doubt, and the literal interpretation is technically correct. But I can't shake the feeling that they don't understand that light years are a measure of distance rather than time.
 
2013-01-11 08:50:47 AM  
I knew they were out of ideas when they started giving geek-reference names to simple weather events.
 
2013-01-11 08:52:10 AM  
That might be kinda cool. What's the matter, subby? You afraid you might actually learn something?
 
2013-01-11 09:32:12 AM  
They should just air their weather girls playing beach volleyball for several hours a day. Ratings would soar.
 
2013-01-11 09:38:40 AM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: I saw an ad for Ancient Aliens: Destination Orion on the History Channel the other day where they said "A trip to the Orion Nebula would take 1350 light years". I want to give them the benefit of the doubt, and the literal interpretation is technically correct. But I can't shake the feeling that they don't understand that light years are a measure of distance rather than time.



Wait, how long would that be in parsecs?
 
2013-01-11 10:06:13 AM  

Sybarite: LouDobbsAwaaaay: I saw an ad for Ancient Aliens: Destination Orion on the History Channel the other day where they said "A trip to the Orion Nebula would take 1350 light years". I want to give them the benefit of the doubt, and the literal interpretation is technically correct. But I can't shake the feeling that they don't understand that light years are a measure of distance rather than time.


Wait, how long would that be in parsecs?


I think it's three rods to the parsec so you do the math.

/maths
 
2013-01-11 10:50:52 AM  
I dunno, that sounds kinda cool. Although with the way TWC is going I'm certain they'll fark it up somehow.
 
2013-01-11 10:55:00 AM  
What's the forecast for Alderaan?
 
2013-01-12 12:09:21 PM  

killro: That... actually doesn't sound to terrible.

I think I would trust NOVA a little bit more with something like this, but it could be neat.


I agree. I'd watch this, but would prefer NOVA.
 
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