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Old 11-11-2001, 02:59 AM
bernse bernse is offline
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I understand that the US is getting a version of Iron Chef hosted by <ahem> William Shatner. Does anyone know when it is going to air?
Old 11-11-2001, 03:24 AM
whatmove whatmove is offline
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Oh no! The appeal of Iron Chef to most Americans lies not in the content of the show, but the way it's produced for American television: especially the corny, poorly dubbed translations. Most people in America don't know who the celebrities on the judges' panel are, nor do we care; they're not why I watch the show. Although the cooking is impressive, I don't really tune in to find out how to make salmon gelato. It's the novelty of the show that draws me in, and there's no good way to reproduce that.

If we must exploit a successful foreign TV show, why can't we at least give it a new title; make it its own entity? Great show, I'd hate to see it spoiled.
eat less meat
Old 11-11-2001, 04:02 AM
robgruver robgruver is offline
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The show is on UPN this Friday at 9pm EST.
Old 11-11-2001, 01:49 PM
bernse bernse is offline
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I had no idea it was on this week.


Old 11-11-2001, 02:01 PM
Heath Doolin Heath Doolin is offline
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Shatner? long as he dresses up in those fruity costumes like his Japanese counterpart.

Can you imagine him doing the yellow pepper biting scene in the intro? Not much of a stretch for that ham.


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