Viking Trekkies

They say history repeats itself. Here’s an example of it doing so in the 23rd century world of Star Trek: The Next Generation. However, have the series writers opted instead to revise the past? It seems their target is none other than the legacy of the Vikings.

The Way We Live Now or Appraisal, Valuation and Collecting in the 21st Century

Let’s be clear on one fundamental point. It is no accident that the last decade has engendered a proliferation of magazines, websites and other content providers within the collecting sphere. It is a consequence of shifting behavioural trends that reflect the mobility and fluidity of our age.

Great Expectations – An Extraordinary Movie

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Is the Traditional TV Antique Show Format Losing its Value in an eBay World?

It is puzzling that there is such a dearth of home grown talent in the US to capitalise on the level of interest in this genre. Virtually every programme is imported or adapted from the UK so there are variants, as I intimated earlier, of Bargain Hunt, Flog It, Cash in the Attic and, of course, The Antiques Roadshow. There are many others from the same stable, some of which may yet sink mid Atlantic, so don’t be surprised to see offerings such as Car Boot Challenge, Car Booty, Sun, Sea and Bargain Spotting and, in what must be a classic case of product placement, The 20th Century Antiques Roadshow.

What Viewers Really Think about TV Antique Shows: An Intelligent Perspective

The previous articles provided a brief snapshot of The Antiques Roadshow, US style, through the lens of the viewing public. One may not consider them the most discerning bunch but they speak from the heart and they represent a reasonable cross section of this audience. Nevertheless, there are a few sharp and pithy observations camouflaged within this site that deserve more than just an acknowledgement in passing.

What Viewers Really Think About TV Antique Shows: An American Perspective

Our American friends are renowned for their ability to tell it like it is, or isn’t, and this vox pop represents a fascinating demographic into the nature of collecting today.

Top Ten Reasons David Letterman Always Wears White Sox

There are three talk shows that I watch on television, “The Late Show” with David Letterman, “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart, and, “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno. Here’s what I think of them and my “Top Ten Reasons David Letterman Always Wears White Sox”

Wheel of Fortune in New Orleans

Wheel of Fortune will match your American Red Cross Donation for Katrina. The maximum amount is $100,000.00. Read about Amy who was a contestant on the show.

What Viewers Really Think About TV Antique Shows: A Female Perspective

If you really want to get a feel for opinion on the street, there can be few better pit stops than the message boards from BBC America where the entertainment value is a good deal higher than the shows themselves. The comments are not confined to The Antiques Roadshow alone as there is a burgeoning interest in Flog It, Bargain Hunt and Cash in the Attic too.

“PIPER’s Pics” TV Show

Review of performances at “PIPER’s PICS” TV Show. “PIPER’s Pics” showcases singers, dancers, rappers, models, musicians, comedians, variety acts of all ages and music genre.

Movie Industry Asks Grandpa for $600,000 for Four Movies

Hollywood sues a grandpa for his 12 year old grandson’s downloading of four movies. Is this a repulsive enough crime against humanity to destroy an innoccent elderly man financially? Also, why is Hollywood box office in trouble?

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow – The Art of Presentation by TV Antique Show Valuers and Appraisers

Why has The Antiques Roadshow not created a Christmas special of all those unmitigated disasters brought in by the deeply earnest, deeply greedy and deeply ignorant? Don’t you secretly long for a sarcastic appraiser to enquire “You really dragged this piece of crap in here thinking it was worth something? What do you use for brains? Stop wasting my time!” Is anybody home at Broadcasting House? And is anybody listening?