— 10 November 2006 —

Sexing Up History

I just saw an ad on Spike TV for The History Channel‘s Dogfights.

The announcer says something to the extent of, “Dogfights just like in video games… only deadlier.”

Deadlier? -lier? How about just “deadly.”

I realize the context of the commercial: Spike TV. I mean, if this channel could they’d add oiled, scantily-clad, air-brushed goddesses to this episode of ST:TNG. But why does the History Channel feel the need to sex up history.

*Thinks back to history classes in high school.*

Oh, well okay then. But still…

As an aside, who writes this stuff?

The new series DOG FIGHTS recreates famous battles using state-of-the-art computer graphics. With up to 25 percent of the program consisting of animation, viewers will feel like they’re in the battle, facing the enemy. First-hand accounts will drive the story. Rare archival footage and original shooting supplement the remarkable computer graphics.

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