Preview - Show Alert!!

Sunday, September 24, 2006 10:28 PM
From previews that I saw, the show "Justice" on Fox (didn't pay attention to when it airs) highlights a woman getting killed on a coaster (looked like a spinning mouse or pinfari of some kind), while riding with her 14 year old daughter...just to let you all know.
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Sunday, September 24, 2006 11:17 PM
Wednesday 9EST.
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Monday, September 25, 2006 12:34 AM
Actualy on Fox doesn't it depend on the local metro? So "Check Your Local Listings" *** Edited 9/25/2006 4:35:11 AM UTC by Keith2005***
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Monday, September 25, 2006 1:39 PM
As I said in The Simpsons thread, I'm pretty sure it's the Scandia Screamer in SoCal.
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Monday, September 25, 2006 3:25 PM
Screamer = anticipointment. I was led to believe it would be the best of the Milers...like MANY things in SoCal, it had merely the *facade* of a good ride... ;)
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Monday, September 25, 2006 5:43 PM
So do most of you people really watch any old show if it has a coaster in it?

I tend to AVOID shows with coasters, because I know that in most cases, something about it will be misrepresented. Also, I'm sick of seeing that coaster on the Santa Monica Pier. You could start a cable network featuring only shows that have filmed there.

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Monday, September 25, 2006 7:11 PM
Gator, you wouldn't know a real coaster if it bit you in the knee.
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Monday, September 25, 2006 8:25 PM
^ LOL, actually, I am the final arbiter on such matters... ;)

Seriously, if it's in N. America, odds are I've ridden it....or been denied a ride on it. But I can at least say I *tried*.....someone's patience... :)

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Monday, September 25, 2006 8:31 PM
I love how for the sake of drama, most *filmed* coasters suddenly become about 5,000ft longer than the *real life* coaster.

As for the Screamer, maybe I'm a sucker for overhyped family coasters, but that ride rocks! ;)

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Monday, September 25, 2006 9:41 PM
I'm about ready to CANCEL my subscription to Cable TV. :( It seems they show VERY LITTLE of the kinds of shows I like to watch, and many of the Channels seem to have fallen into a "Same Ol Same Ol" rut. It's got to the point I feel many of these channels may actually need to RENAME themselves. For Example the History Channel might as well be called "The War and Psuedoscience Channel". The Discovery Channel should be called "The Chopper Channel". The Travel Channel out to be called "The Poker Channel" and TV Land out to call themselves "The Sitcom Channel". Don't get me started on MTV or the Disney Channel! :(

I have begun agressively purchasing DVD Box Sets of my Favorate TV Shows. By the end of the year I should have ammassed enough sets to watch an Evening's worth of TV for ENTIRE YEAR without watching a single episode twice. For an Entire Year there will be no Boring Shows, No Gloom and Doom Politics Infested Newscasts and no 5 minutes of Show 10 Minutes of Commercials to cope with. As far as I'm concerned the Media can telecast itself into oblivion! I'm Liberated!

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Monday, September 25, 2006 10:34 PM

Den said:
So do most of you people really watch any old show if it has a coaster in it?

I tend to AVOID shows with coasters, because I know that in most cases, something about it will be misrepresented. Also, I'm sick of seeing that coaster on the Santa Monica Pier. You could start a cable network featuring only shows that have filmed there.


Well, it's not there anymore. So they'll probably shoot at SFMM or something.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006 7:03 AM
They are always going to portray coasters as something that kills because that is what makes a good show/news story and that is what the general public feed off of. Fear=ratings.

Personally I laugh at shows like that. I think they are hilarious. Then again I just shake my head like "here we go again!"

I was the only one laughing at Final Destination 3. :)

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006 9:53 AM
So do most of you people really watch any old show if it has a coaster in it?

Nope. Heck, I haven't watched a Discovery Channel coaster show in years...prolly not since I was interviewed for one of the Top 10 shows back in 2000. In fact I've rediscovered the joy of being surprised. I avoid constuction updates, layout diagrams, animation, etc so there are as many "unknowns" as possible when I ride for the first time.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006 12:50 PM
What are you talking about? West Coaster at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier isn't there anymore?

RCDB says otherwise: http://www.rcdb.com/id434.htm

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 8:46 PM
I say otherwise as well since I just rode West Coaster less than a month ago. It hasn't gone anywhere.

Anyway, here's a reminder. "Justice" and the Scandia Screamer are about to be televised.

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Thursday, September 28, 2006 9:17 AM
That was a pretty good head chopper.
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Thursday, September 28, 2006 2:02 PM
Does anyone know how it ended? I watch this show every week, and man, right at the part when they discovered her seatbelt had been undone, my tape went haywire!!! Man that was frustrating. (yeah, I know, I need DVR...) So what did the jury award and what really happened? (at the end they normally show you what really happened, regardless of how the jury came back.)

Thanks a million!!!

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Thursday, September 28, 2006 2:24 PM
The girl got 30 million and the show portrayed the accident as being the park's fault even though it did not make sense. The seatbelt came undone by itself halfway through the ride and the light came on. The ride op did not see it because he was flirting but he really could not have done anything at that point. She flew up and hit the bar that had been coming down a few inches, but she hit it with her head when no one had hit their hand on it before. There was no explanation given as to why the lap bar failed and she looked to be stapled pretty good. They made the park look bad in court for not having the seatbelt sensor automatically shut down the ride, and they made the ride op seem incompetent.
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Thursday, September 28, 2006 3:39 PM
Thanks so much!!! It was so weird to see the Scandia Screamer on TV when I rode it last year during my trip to Solace. 8-) *** Edited 9/28/2006 8:37:03 PM UTC by phantomrider3000*** *** Edited 9/28/2006 8:37:30 PM UTC by phantomrider3000***
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Thursday, September 28, 2006 3:52 PM
^ LOL @ Winter Coaster Solace...in these parts, it's just "Solace"... ;)

I wouldn't tease phantomrider about that...'cept I know who that is...and that it'll be received with the same jocularity with which it was delivered... :)

Shame about Screamer...too many "people I trust" have told me that it really WAS a very good ride at one point...just not the same point in time that *I* rode it...

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