New Content on GAS – TiVo in Canada

A staple for serious TV viewers in the US, the TiVo box revolutionized the way people watch TV. At least, thats what the marketing says. The reality is that it’s closer to nifty toy than a revolutionary device, but it does afford a level of control over the television experience that was previously very difficult to achieve. VCR Plus+ and a lot of video tapes, along with a good database and a lot of time might have allowed you to come close to replicating the TiVo experience of easily recording your favorite programs, and watching them in your own time and way, but the TiVo put it all under one hood and provided a product that really did enhance the experience, both for serious and casual TV watchers.

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The last time lord

For me, Tom Baker has always personified “the Doctor” from the classic British SF series, Doctor Who. His bumbling, grinning genius, complete with absurdly long scarf and a bag full of jelly-babies, has always seemed to be sublime casting from my perspective. Tom Baker nailed the character in a way no one else did, before or after. While fine actors like William Hartnell, Jon Pertwee, and Sylvester McCoy did an amazing job defining and filling out the character, and all did admirable jobs of showing the multiple personalities of someone like a time lord, in my mind Tom Baker’s performance has always stood above all the others.

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