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Last updated
9 April 2009

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SCI FI SCREENINGS

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UK Satellite and cable channel Sci Fi began a screening of Joe 90 on April 10th 2009. The channel is also showing plenty of episodes of Stingray and Thunderbirds (including Thunderbirds in High Definition on Sci Fi HD) as part of "Supermarionation Weekend" over the four-day Easter holiday, followed by "Supermarionation Fridays".

Thankfully, Sci Fi has been supplied with the remastered versions of Joe 90 made for the 2002 DVD release. Unfortunately for SD viewers, the episodes of Thunderbirds are being shown in 16:9 aspect ratio, so we lose 25% of the original 4:3 image with no increase in resolution.

From May 1st, some Joe 90 episodes were preceded by a warning about flashing images and photosensitive epilepsy, as the opening title sequence (and more than likely any sequence with the revolving Rat Trap) doesn't comply with rule 2.13 of the Ofcom Broadcasting Code 2008.

The Sci Fi Joe 90 microsite features four interviews with Gerry Anderson; "Gerry Anderson Talks Aligators [sic]", "Gerry Anderson Talks Model Making", "Gerry Anderson Talks Puppets" and "Gerry Anderson Talks Studio Innovations". The rest of the microsite leaves a little bit to be desired; is it too much to run a spell check? There is a gallery of dubiously labelled photographs (Mac's car is a submarine apparently), and in the section on characters Shane Weston is called Sam Weston. Sam Loover has got casino chips disease and has his photograph replaced with one of General Valdes (formally Captain Black) from Viva Cordova.

Sci Fi is on Sky channel 129 (Sci Fi +1 on channel 130 and Sci Fi HD on channel 214), Virgin Media channel 135, and Tiscali channel 22. It is also available on Freeview as part of the Top Up TV - Anytime Package.

10/04/2009 1315-1355 The Most Special Agent
10/04/2009 1355-1430 Most Special Astronaut
10/04/2009 1650-1725 Project 90
10/04/2009 1725-1800 Hi-Jacked
11/04/2009 1315-1355 Colonel McClaine
11/04/2009 1355-1430 The Fortress
11/04/2009 1650-1725 King For A Day
11/04/2009 1725-1800 International Concerto
12/04/2009 1315-1355 Splashdown
12/04/2009 1355-1430 Big Fish
12/04/2009 1650-1725 Relative Danger
12/04/2009 1725-1800 Operation McClaine
13/04/2009 1315-1355 The Unorthodox Shepherd
13/04/2009 1355-1430 Business Holiday
13/04/2009 1650-1725 Arctic Adventure
13/04/2009 1725-1800 Double Agent
17/04/2009 1650-1720 Three's A Crowd
17/04/2009 1720-1755 The Professional
18/04/2009 1200-1230 Three's A Crowd
18/04/2009 1230-1305 The Professional
19/04/2009 0310-0345 The Professional
24/04/2009 1650-1720 The Race
24/04/2009 1720-1755 Talkdown
25/04/2009 1200-1230 The Race
25/04/2009 1230-1305 Talkdown
01/05/2009 1700-1730 Breakout
01/05/2009 1730-1800 Child Of The Sun God
08/05/2009 1650-1720 See You Down There
08/05/2009 1720-1755 Lone-Handed 90
15/05/2009 1650-1720 Attack Of The Tiger
15/05/2009 1720-1755 Viva Cordova
17/05/2009 0250-0320 Attack Of The Tiger
17/05/2009 0320-0350 Viva Cordova
22/05/2009 1650-1720 Mission X-41
22/05/2009 1720-1755 Test Flight
24/05/2009 0250-0320 Mission X-41
24/05/2009 0320-0350 Test Flight
29/05/2009 1700-1730 Trial At Sea
29/05/2009 1730-1800 The Birthday
30/05/2009 1400-1430 Trial At Sea
30/05/2009 1430-1500 The Birthday
31/05/2009 0300-0330 Trial At Sea
31/05/2009 0330-0400 The Birthday
05/06/2009 1700-1730 The Most Special Agent
05/06/2009 1730-1800 Most Special Astronaut
06/06/2009 1400-1430 The Most Special Agent
06/06/2009 1430-1500 Most Special Astronaut
07/06/2009 0300-0330 The Most Special Agent
07/06/2009 0330-0400 Most Special Astronaut
12/06/2009 1700-1730 Project 90
12/06/2009 1730-1800 Hi-Jacked
13/06/2009 1400-1430 Project 90
13/06/2009 1430-1500 Hi-Jacked
14/06/2009 0330-0400 Most Special Astronaut
19/06/2009 1700-1730 Colonel McClaine
19/06/2009 1730-1800 The Fortress
20/06/2009 1410-1445 The Fortress
21/06/2009 0230-0300 Colonel McClaine
21/06/2009 0300-0340 The Fortress
26/06/2009 1700-1730 King For A Day
26/06/2009 1730-1800 International Concerto

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