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01 August 2008 @ 09:41 pm
A needle pulling thread.  
So, last week, we recorded Doctor Who on the DVR, but, since it was the first part of a two-parter, we didn't watch it right away. Instead, we saved it for tonight, so we could watch all three hours of the season finale back to back.

So, we sit through the first hour. Whee! Yeah, it's effin' Daleks again, and Rose Tyler is more Mary Sue than ever, but it's fun and frenzied and ends on a terrific cliffhanger.

So... we start the recording of tonight's episode... and it's all jerky and full of digital artifacts and we keep losing important dialogue.

So, I hastily set up the DVR to record the show again, at midnight, on Sci Fi's low-def, West Coast feed.

So, hopefully, THAT won't get fucked up.

I feel: annoyedso-so
leonard_arlotteleonard_arlotte on August 2nd, 2008 10:29 am (UTC)
Hopefully the new recording works out. If not, maybe I can find a download for you on tah intratubes. That's how I watched the episode a couple weeks ago. I have no idea if my recording came out last night on my DVR, because I was saving the last THREE episodes to watch back to back sometime when I have a bunch of free time. I'm thinking maybe on Labor Day.
Araquan Skytraceraraquan on August 2nd, 2008 01:45 pm (UTC)
I've page-mailed you a link to a downloadable copy, in the event your DVRing didn't work... Let me know if you don't need it, though, so I can delete it before my sysadmin gets all pissy with me. }:D
scarfman on August 2nd, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC)

For future reference, the regular Sci-Fi Friday schedule usually encompasses rebroadcasts of each new episode in a set directly following the original airings. For instance, last night the special 90-minute Doctor Who airing came on at 20:30 EDT, and again at 23:00 EDT after the new Stargate Atlantis episode, which itself was rebroadcast at 00:30 EDT Saturday.

Your Obedient Serpent: YAYathelind on August 2nd, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Unfortunately, the second EDT airing had already started by the time we'd finished last week's episode, and was well underway by the time we got fed up with the lousy recording. Luckily, we were able to set up the recording for the second airing on the WEST coast feed.