Friday, December 14, 2007

The Isle of Lesbos, Quiznos style.

Did anyone watch Razor off air from Sci-Fi network?

And if so, was anyone else disturbed by the two plot point recaps sponsored by Quiznos?
"You just saw that Admiral Caine and Six were lovers. Brought to you by Quiznos. Mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm." The other, less interesting plot point was Adama's discovery of the original hybrid program.

It was only afterwards that I realized there was some sort of online component to this weirdness. But it got me to thinking that this makes the writer's jobs so much easier. We no longer have to actually write scenes or plot points, just let the commercial sponsors include it in the advertising! It's the obverse of product placement in television - it's television content in advertising!

Imagine watching two hours of a taught murder-whodunnit, only to fade to black right before the big reveal. "Wal-Mart's open late for the holidays. Treat him right with this deluxe kitchen knife set for only $15.72. And his wife did it."

Wow, TV and movies will just be so much better!