Monthly Archives: September 2014

Review – Cybersix: The Complete Series DVD

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The recent DVD release of Cybersix has been getting very little buzz online. Since I haven’t been able to find any reviews and the Cybersix comic scanlations I worked on with a couple of other people have proven so popular over the years (they’re here, stop asking), I felt it was only appropriate to write my own review of the set. Continue reading

Over-The-Air TV On The Chopping Block

ohaiotaThe landmark hearings that will determine the future of television in Canada, which I’ve mentioned a couple of times now, are currently in full swing, and it seems that all anyone wants to talk about is the prospect of pick-and-pay. That’s understandable since being able to pick only the stations you want in a cable or satellite package would be highly cathartic to just about anyone. The proposal put forward by the CRTC is actually really great, even revolutionary in a number of ways. There’s one big problem though: a provision that will allow local broadcasters in Canada to shut down their over-the-air transmitters, effectively killing what is supposed to be the fundamental backbone of the entire television industry.

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Ten Years Ago Today, Bionix Debuted on YTV. It’s Time We Got It Back.

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Earlier today, Corus Entertainment spoke before the CRTC in a hearing to determine the future direction of television in this country. Amid the myriad of talking points debating pick-and-pay television, preponderance of Canadian services, and availability of youth broadcasting, I wonder if at any point the Corus representatives thought “hey, isn’t today the tenth anniversary of that anime block that ran on YTV? Maybe we should bring that thing back.” It’s understandable if they didn’t – even I forgot that Bionix debuted ten years ago today. Continue reading