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Thursday, November 22, 2007

showing off hulu

First off, here's your promised list of all shows currently on Hulu (* denotes a show currently on air):

30 Days
* 30 Rock
The A-Team
Age of Love
Alfred Hitchcock Hour
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Alias Smith And Jones
* American Dad!
Andy Barker P.I.
* Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?
Arrested Development
* Back To You
Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica Classic
Big Ideas for a Small Planet
* Bionic Woman
The Bob Newhart Show
* Bones
Breaking Away
Brother's Keeper
Buck Rogers
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Burn Notice
Chicago Hope
* Chuck
The Comebacks
* Cops
Cover Me
The Crow: Stairway To Heaven
* Damages
Doogie Howser, M.D.
Dr. 90210
Dr. Steve-O
Eco Biz
Family Guy
* Firsthand
Flipping Out
* Friday Night Lights
* Ghost Hunters
* Heroes
Hill Street Blues
* House
Inside the Actors Studio
* It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Jack of All Trades
* Journeyman
* K-Ville
* King Of The Hill
Kitchen Confidential
* Kitchen Nightmares
L.A. Dragnet
Land of the Giants
* Las Vegas
* Late Night with Conan O'Brien
* Life
The Loop
Lost in Space
Lou Grant
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
McHale's Navy
Miami Vice
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
Murder One
My Bare Lady
* My Name is Earl
Nanny and the Professor
Night Gallery
* The Office
Over There
* Phenomenon
Picket Fences
The Practice
The Pretender
* Prison Break
Queer Eye
The Real Housewives of Orange County
Remington Steele
The Riches
Rob and Amber: Against the Odds
Saturday Night Live
* Scrubs
Simon & Simon
* The Simpsons
Sitting Ducks
Sixth Sense
St. Elsewhere
The Starter Wife
Swamp Thing
* Talkshow with Spike Feresten
Tequila & Bonetti
* The Tonight Show
Total Recall 2070
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
WKRP in Cincinnati
Woody Woodpecker (New)

And here are the full-length movies that are avialble (yes, that is the Arnold Schwarzenegger version of "Conan"):
The Breakfast Club
Conan the Barbarian
The Blues Brothers
The Jerk
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
October Sky
Weekend at Bernie's

Interesting thing about the movies: some of them are 'edited for TV' (like "Master and Commander") - pan-and-scan and edited for content...

...while others (like "Conan") are show in their 'original format' or at least close to it. They just cram the super-wide cinemascop into 16:9 TV format, which means the whole full length movie is all squishy.

Note: You can also see on the screen shots above how often the commercials happen - they are the little gray dots on the timeline at the bottom of the screen. Each one represents a single 30-second commercial. Not too bad considering the movie is 2 hours and 16 min long.

Another really cool thing about watching some of the longer content: it apparently sets a cookie. If you watch a movie (or show) on one PC - stop - then come back, it remembers where you left off and starts at that point. Pretty sweet, i think.

Oh, and here are a few other random things they have on the site...
Fox Movie Channel presents "Casting Session"
Fox Movie Channel presents "Making a Scene"
Fox Movie Channel presents "World Premiere"
IGN Videos
...as well as clips (not full shows) of a few other programs like soap operas. Whatever.

And now, what i think is the single best part - here's an embed of the Lost In Space pilot for your viewing pleasure (complete with the theme music stolen from Bernard Herrmann's score for "The Day The Earth Stood Still"):

And to really show things off, here's a clip i created out of the pilot for Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century which i think qualifies as the first mention of a "Stargate" on TV.

Good stuff. Good stuff indeed.


Aaron said...

I finally got in the Hulu Beta and it was really cool to see Conan on there.. Then I watched it and ouch, that was some very edited-for-tv stuff.

The noticable stuff that was removed was:
1. The witch that invites Conan in that tries to sex him up before she kills him.
2. Removed "drug" scene where they purchase Stigian Black Root from the guy that tells them about the tower of snakes.. "chew it slowly, this is the good stuff!"
3. Drunken Conan punches a camel.
4. Nude-ish slave girls inside mount doom.
5. In the final battle, guy with a big hammer hits booby trap and gets impaled by a spike.
6. The movie had a lots of little edits that seem to just be done to make it shorter.. like the wizard saying "I killed him with my speeearrr!" upon killing the only person he kills in the movie.

Kind of odd to see the pg-edit since the SNL skit "Dick in a box" appears in its uncensored form.

Paul Nicholson said...

Agreed. I think this was mostly a matter of what versions of the shows and movies they have licenses for.

Aaron said...

Another odd thing that just occurred to me, those little dots that denote where a comercial is to be didnt have any comercials at all during the movie. I watched each blip come up and expected an intell comercial or whate have you, but nothing ever came.
I was testing the embedding on Conan. I dont know if its anything to do with the embedding, that particular movie(Conan) or whats up. I couldn't muster the strength to sit down to that movie again on the actual hulu site.