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Offline Αριστοκλής

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Barbarians
« on: September 15, 2007, 11:38:37 AM »
Anyone catch the History International Series Barbarians this week?
Vandals, Saxons, Franks...oh, my!

I thought it excellent and well worth missing my usual TV fare of Top Chef re-runs.
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Re: Barbarians
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2007, 01:30:11 PM »
Sounds very interesting.  History Channel right?  If so, there's a good chance it'll be on again soon.
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Re: Barbarians
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2007, 02:38:57 PM »
Sounds very interesting.  History Channel right?  If so, there's a good chance it'll be on again soon.

Er..no, History International  ;)
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Re: Barbarians
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2007, 08:07:37 PM »
It was on the History Channel at 6am, too. I caught the Saxons and Franks. They tend to repeat it often, so you should see it on soon.

I really wish they would just invest in Rome: Total War and make their own simulated battles instead of the cheesy "army" of 6 men.
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Re: Barbarians
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2007, 08:32:13 PM »
I was on the History Channel at 6am, too. I caught the Saxons and Franks. They tend to repeat it often, so you should see it on soon.

I really wish they would just invest in Rome: Total War and make their own simulated battles instead of the cheesy "army" of 6 men.

There's one show out there on the history channel that does just that.
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Re: Barbarians
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2007, 08:34:39 PM »
Yeah, I remember that. They took it off and moved it to History International, though.
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Re: Barbarians
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2007, 08:36:18 PM »
Yeah, I remember that. They took it off and moved it to History International, though.

Ah, ok, I don't have THC right now so I'm not current on it. Though I do think that their programming has gone down hill over the past 7 or 8 years.
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Re: Barbarians
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2007, 08:50:43 PM »
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Though I do think that their programming has gone down hill over the past 7 or 8 years.

Agreed.  Except for Dogfights - that is a cool show.  But in general National Geographic and the Discovery Times channel are much better, I think.   

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Re: Barbarians
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2007, 09:10:53 PM »
I really wish they would just invest in Rome: Total War and make their own simulated battles instead of the cheesy "army" of 6 men.

It's embarrassing to show that stuff to students.  They always want videos and the ones that are available have such poor and terrible recreations that I just want to run and hide and never come out.
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Re: Barbarians
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2007, 12:29:03 PM »
Wasn't there a show about the Barbarians on a couple years ago? I vaguely remember it---maybe it was about just the Huns.

Speaking of historical documentaries, has anyone here seen John Romer's 1997 four-parter, Byzantium: the Lost Empire? It thought it was quite good---in fact, I have the DVD.

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Re: Barbarians
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2007, 12:35:41 PM »
Ever since I saw "The Most Evil Men in History" Series, and somehow started replaying "Ivan the Terrible" And "Vlad Tepes" over and over (not inacurate, but very one sided)  I kinda question whatever come off the H-channel.
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Re: Barbarians
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2007, 01:00:06 PM »
Ever since I saw "The Most Evil Men in History" Series, and somehow started replaying "Ivan the Terrible" And "Vlad Tepes" over and over (not inacurate, but very one sided)  I kinda question whatever come off the H-channel.

Well, it is, above all else, entertainment. The whole history of this or that psychic phenomena turned me off to the history channel for quite a while, they were playing way too much of that stuff for a year or so there.
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Re: Barbarians
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2007, 05:03:27 AM »
Despite my enjoyment of the Barbarians series, History Channels airing of a new episode of Underground Cities last night was so full of Turkish historical revisionist propaganda and outright lies that I'm still fuming (the Ottomans built Ayia Sophia? - yeah right).
I suspect the conjecture here about their bias is real.

As soon as they publish the episode on the website I will offer 'feedback'.
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