Friday, March 9, 2007

Archaeo-Porn: Playing Fast and Loose With the Facts

In a recent article at TVWeek.com James Hibbard asks, “Is Discovery burying “Lost Tomb”?

The article is very interesting considering I didn’t even get to see the March 4th airing of the much touted and much blogged about James Cameron. I even blogged about it…see the links at the end of this post.

I guess I was so concerned about it that it slipped my mind. Later when we realized we had not watched the show we tried to tune in later in the evening since they generally rerun their lineup after midnight. So, at bedtime we turned to the Discover Channel and we looked at the online tv guide. It indicated the show would be replayed. When we hit our tv remote button to identify the show it gave the title, but what we were watching was far from the James Cameron show. Hmmmmmm……..Now I know why.

Hibbard’s article states:

Last week, Discovery abruptly scheduled a panel debate to air after the documentary, moderated by Discovery newsman Ted Koppel. Discovery's announcement of the panel emphasized that Mr. Koppel "has no connection to the production of 'The Lost Tomb of Jesus'" and that "the panel will explore the filmmakers' profound assertions and challenge their assumptions and suggested conclusions." When the panel discussion aired, guests criticized the documentary as "archaeo-porn" that played fast and loose with the facts.The day after the March 4 airing, Discovery yanked a planned repeat of "Tomb" from its more hard-news-branded Discovery Times Channel.

Since I don’t get the Spanish version and don’t subscribe to HD Theater I guess I’ll just have to miss the latest Cameron epic.

Durn…..and I was really looking forward to some good “archaeo-porn” too.

Other posts by Elisheva on this issue:
James Cameron Makes Titantic Claim: Jesus DNA Exists
A Sane Voice Regarding the James Cameron Show

3 comments:

Valerie Fentress said...

The show was rather humerous, because of all the half tested theories they claimed as truth, and most of the show was actors protraying the director's 'truth' as a mean to validate what they were saying.
I played more like propoganda than anything else.

elisheva said...

I can't understand why they even showed it. It certainly doesn't help them in the credibiity department.

elisheva said...

I can't understand why they even showed it. It certainly doesn't help them in the credibiity department.

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