Nat. Geographic Show - May 29

Friday, May 26, 2006 8:57 AM
Did a search on this, didn't see it mentioned anywhere, so...

There's a new show called Supercoasters airing on the Nat. Geographic Channel on May 29 at 8:00pm, 10:00pm, and midnight. It looks like it will cover some general topics, like the effect of g-forces on the human body, modern design techniques for coaster manufactures, coaster wars between parks, etc. There's more info and a video clip at the NGC website:

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/supercoasters/showDescription.html#

Anyway, looks cool!

-danny

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Friday, May 26, 2006 10:26 AM
These specials are always fun to watch.
I'm looking forward to the G-force info.
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Friday, May 26, 2006 12:46 PM
Lets see how many topics we can get on this!
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Friday, May 26, 2006 12:49 PM
I'm going to try to watch it with my fiancee's two year old nephew..if we're back from Dorney then :-)
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Friday, May 26, 2006 1:03 PM
I liked the commercial for it:

Kindga Dragster, Top Thrill Force, Son of Ka and More!

on to other topics:

Does MaXair really Max the air?
You thoughts? *** Edited 5/26/2006 6:03:02 PM UTC by FLYINGSCOOTER***

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Saturday, May 27, 2006 6:38 PM
Kindga Dragster, Top Thrill Force, Son of Ka and More!

Man you really messed up!!!!!!

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Sunday, May 28, 2006 9:56 AM
Roller coaster fun meets the math logic.
Interesting! Thanks for the reminder. XD
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Monday, May 29, 2006 8:21 PM
Anyone else *NOT* have sound on the Supercoaster show (8pm)?

I don't know if it's a local Time Warner thing, but there is no sound. The picture comes in fine and all my other channels appear to be OK.

Naturally, the one channel I want to watch is having technical difficulties...

:(

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Monday, May 29, 2006 8:41 PM
I got.....Surround Sound. ;) Seriously, I'm in Il, about 60 miles east of Great America on Directv. Yes I have sound.*** Edited 5/30/2006 12:44:10 AM UTC by stoogemanmoe*** *** Edited 5/30/2006 2:28:08 AM UTC by stoogemanmoe***
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Monday, May 29, 2006 9:09 PM
Is that a yes or a no? I also have surround sound, HD, DVR and all that crap. But the Supercoaster show is still *soundless*.
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Monday, May 29, 2006 9:19 PM
I have sound on Comcast channel 109 out of the Canton, MI area. Even if you can't hear, watch due to the amazing camera angles.

-nesdude

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Monday, May 29, 2006 9:51 PM
Sound is fine here in Charlotte on Time Warner

This sky surfer thing they are talking about is going to be a capacity nightmare. 1 person at a time *** Edited 5/30/2006 1:53:53 AM UTC by john13601***

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Monday, May 29, 2006 9:59 PM
Woah, coaster on the Golden Gate? Off that huge building? If they didn't allow it in loose Vegas, what about anal retentive "we banned Segways" SF?
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Monday, May 29, 2006 10:34 PM
I called Time Warner about the sound problem. They suggested I turn *OFF* the SAP setting on my DVR. It's been on for 1 year and I have never had an issue with it but when I turned it off, that fixed the problem. Now, I'm happy!

What in the world does Mike Boodley have up his sleeve now?

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Monday, May 29, 2006 10:36 PM
The sound was glitchy for me too. It was worst during the Thunderhead and Voyage segments. Coincidentally or not, the sound on "Silence of the Lambs" (HD-Net) right after Supercoasters was also glitchy, but not quite as bad.

-Buckeye Brad
(watching Cincinnati Timer Warner Digital Cable)

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Monday, May 29, 2006 10:54 PM
I want my credit on "Blue Flash". ;)
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Monday, May 29, 2006 11:25 PM
In my opinion, the show was a bit uneven. It seemed as though the first hour was a good "Let's highlight what's now hot" type of show - and the stuff they added was saved segments. The military catapult was interesting, as was the in-flight weightlessness.

I don't want to get slammed here for saying this but: what will lure in the General Peeps determines what will be built in the future - and not necessarily the people like us. (which stinks)

The poor girl who was afraid of the indoor coaster will not spend money to go to a park to be terrified.

I don't think any of us are ever afraid of any coaster.

I was impressed that the show mentioned that Ka has gone down a lot.

Even though the show was about stretching the limits, I feel that most parks are going to go after the family dollar before we see 600 foot drops.

I would love a ticket for that airplane though. Very cool.

OK - Commence stoning.

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Monday, May 29, 2006 11:34 PM

Richie Reflux said:
I was impressed that the show mentioned that Ka has gone down a lot.

They said the same about TTD and SOB. :)


I would love a ticket for that airplane though. Very cool.

Get your butt to Russia. Not sure of all the specifics, but I once saw a show (and I believe it was tied into coasters somehow) that mentioned a company in Russia will take you up to 55,000 feet and do parabolic hills. It cost something like five grand.

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Monday, May 29, 2006 11:38 PM

I don't think any of us are ever afraid of any coaster.

My fist time on Deja Vu I almost fell out of the back car because I was to skiny and almost fell through the harnes.

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Monday, May 29, 2006 11:49 PM
Aren't they doing private vomit comit flights out of FLorida now? Didn't that start 2 or 3 years ago?
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