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post #241 of 1041
I don't think the truck he was following had a blowout. I think there was debris on the road from a previous tire blowout and the truck the kid was following ran over it and shot it backward. Didn't Nick make a comment about all the blown tire rubber all over the place when they were looking around early on?

I still don't know if that would be physically possible, but at least it better mirrors Grissom's experiment in the lab.
post #242 of 1041
We probably need to get in contact with Charlie over at Numb3rs
post #243 of 1041
can someone tell me why is it that in all of these cop shows, everyone always whispers?
post #244 of 1041
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Originally Posted by nashvillecat View Post

Seeing Sarah and Gil together...I think it doesnt look right. They don't look very good together. He is too old and not as much in shape.

nc


Yeah man it's sickening.
post #245 of 1041
Gil is 53 today and Sara is 39. That's just a 14 year difference. No biggie...
post #246 of 1041
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Originally Posted by David F View Post

I don't think the truck he was following had a blowout. I think there was debris on the road from a previous tire blowout and the truck the kid was following ran over it and shot it backward. Didn't Nick make a comment about all the blown tire rubber all over the place when they were looking around early on?

I still don't know if that would be physically possible, but at least it better mirrors Grissom's experiment in the lab.

A single truck tire can explode into quite a few pieces, from what I remember there didn't seem to be any more tire pieces than would be normal for a single blowout.

Trailer tires are often retreads, meaning a new tread piece has been bonded to the tire skin. What happens most often is the tread section separates from the skin due to wear, heat, weight load on the tire, and air pressure of the tire which is typically 90-100lbs. Also, running over a piece of debris on the highway can damage the tire to the point that it explodes. Reliability of a retread is much lower than it is for a new single piece tire, this is why retreads are illegal for use as steer tires.

I've seen and had retreads blow before and the result can be quite devastating, whole mudflap and light assemblies can be literally blown/torn off the trailer. One tire blowing can also cause the associated tandem tire to be destroyed as well.
post #247 of 1041
Does anyone know who decides what cast members get the most air time? I've been really curious about this for some time now. Obviously, Saraha get very little air now, since she is leaving the show soon. I read where she didn't sign her contract because of money. And heck, Catherine gets TONS of camera time. Is it because she's the best looking one? Seriously though, it seems to be catherine and Grissom with the most time on camera. Is this based on salary or something?

As for last night's show, it was OK. I don't find much dynamics on CSI anymore (boring and formulary). Since the start of Crimnal Minds this season, all other crime shows are lacking.

Also, is that new chick (last name "Lake") gonna take over Sarah's spot. She's aweful and doesn't even come close to Sarah's persona.

nc
post #248 of 1041
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Originally Posted by nashvillecat View Post

Also, is that new chick (last name "Lake") gonna take over Sarah's spot. She's aweful and doesn't even come close to Sarah's persona.
nc

She is sort of cute, atleast.
post #249 of 1041
Did anyone notice momentary video drop-outs where the screen turned yellow? I got a few of those last night on both CSI and Without a Trace over DirecTV.
post #250 of 1041
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Originally Posted by s2silber View Post

Did anyone notice momentary video drop-outs where the screen turned yellow? I got a few of those last night on both CSI and Without a Trace over DirecTV.

Yeah! I saw that on CSI too (didn’t watch WAT). I’m on TWCNY.

At first I thought it was my cable but it almost looked like it was from the main feeds end. It looked like some kind of censor or “bleep.” Very strange, I’m glad to see that it wasn’t just me—and on satellite too.
post #251 of 1041
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Originally Posted by s2silber View Post

Did anyone notice momentary video drop-outs where the screen turned yellow? I got a few of those last night on both CSI and Without a Trace over DirecTV.



I did not notice. E*, TX.
(Shame i do not watch OTA)
post #252 of 1041
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Originally Posted by YoungC55 View Post

I did not notice. E*, TX.
(Shame i do not watch OTA)

Maybe you were blinking.
It was at the very end. It looked like subliminal split second bright yellow flash frames. If I got it over cable and s2silber got it over DirecTV, I would think it was a broadcast issue and everyone got it..
post #253 of 1041
didn't notice any yellow flashes via comcast here. of course, I haven't been paying much attention this year. csi:ny is far more consistently entertaining lately. the batmobile this week was incredible.
post #254 of 1041
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Originally Posted by nashvillecat View Post

Does anyone know who decides what cast members get the most air time? I've been really curious about this for some time now. Obviously, Saraha get very little air now, since she is leaving the show soon. I read where she didn't sign her contract because of money. And heck, Catherine gets TONS of camera time. Is it because she's the best looking one? Seriously though, it seems to be catherine and Grissom with the most time on camera. Is this based on salary or something?
nc

Well, usually, the order of appearance in the credits shows the importance of each actor and character.

So William Peterson is the star of the show and should get the most air time. However, the noises he has made over the years about leaving the show probably has the producers working simultaneously on grooming a replacement, and giving him time off to appease him. Last year, he got 4 episodes off, which probably were among the worst in history of the CSI franchise. I think Grissom is still the main attraction of this show, since he is head and shoulders above his NY and Miami counterparts.

Marg Helgenberger is next in the credits and is very accomplished as an actress, as well as the requisite hot chick on this show. I think it was her work on Species as an investigator tracking down the monster that got her the spot on CSI. But this show perks up whenever Catherine comes on screen.

Everybody else on this show, except for perhaps Brass and the ME are interchangeable and dispensable. Sara could leave and be replaced by Callie or Natalie from CSI Miami, and the show would improve.
post #255 of 1041
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Originally Posted by YoungC55 View Post

She is sort of cute, atleast.

Did you catch her saying she could have gone to New York or Miami, but she chose Vegas?
post #256 of 1041
I got yellow flashes also.. System is Cablevision of Long Island..
post #257 of 1041
I got the yellow flashes as well. I just thought it was a problem with the playback on my DVR.

Speaking of colors, I have a question for you guys. On this recent CSI (Las Vegas), in two diffferent scenes, when Gil and one of the others (I can't remember which) were looking around one of the rooms in the dark, and when Warrick and Nick were in the dark house where they found the girl, did everything look green to you?
post #258 of 1041
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Originally Posted by SeattleAl View Post

So William Peterson is the star of the show and should get the most air time.

FYI, William Petersen is also a co-executive producer of CSI.
post #259 of 1041
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Originally Posted by Tom Imp View Post

Speaking of colors, I have a question for you guys. On this recent CSI (Las Vegas), in two diffferent scenes, when Gil and one of the others (I can't remember which) were looking around one of the rooms in the dark, and when Warrick and Nick were in the dark house where they found the girl, did everything look green to you?

Can't say I noticed this particular scene's color. But having modified my CRT RPTV recently (1-dB attenuator for red component input) to reduce a long-tolerated red push (color decoder), I've been constantly tweaking user controls to achieve 'normal' color again. As you might know, one display calibration that might be off enough to influence the hue of dark scenes is gray scale. The calibration forum has lots of information on procedures and gear for checking gray scale or hiring a ISF calibrator equipped for the task.

For dark scenes here flesh tones are often too reddish, which always reminds me of amateur still photography. Whether those with displays calibrated for nearly flat gray scale see reddish flash tones with low lighting, or perhaps your green tint, seems an important point. This expert calibrator , also notices the frequent shifts in accurate hues between ads and different programming. So here it's now a question of figuring out what apparent color 'errors' might be caused by misadjustments in my display, or by production settings--or a combination. Overall, my added red-push attenuator has taken the irksome slight purplish tint out of deep-blue clothing, my goal, while letting me adjust the seemingly normal flesh tones I've had for 7+ years. My display doesn't have 'warmer/colder' color settings, but changing such settings when available should influence hues. -- John
post #260 of 1041
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Originally Posted by Tom Imp View Post

I got the yellow flashes as well. I just thought it was a problem with the playback on my DVR.

Speaking of colors, I have a question for you guys. On this recent CSI (Las Vegas), in two diffferent scenes, when Gil and one of the others (I can't remember which) were looking around one of the rooms in the dark, and when Warrick and Nick were in the dark house where they found the girl, did everything look green to you?

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Originally Posted by John Mason View Post

Can't say I noticed this particular scene's color. But having modified my CRT RPTV recently (1-dB attenuator for red component input) to reduce a long-tolerated red push (color decoder), I've been constantly tweaking user controls to achieve 'normal' color again. As you might know, one display calibration that might be off enough to influence the hue of dark scenes is gray scale. The calibration forum has lots of information on procedures and gear for checking gray scale or hiring a ISF calibrator equipped for the task.

For dark scenes here flesh tones are often too reddish, which always reminds me of amateur still photography. Whether those with displays calibrated for nearly flat gray scale see reddish flash tones with low lighting, or perhaps your green tint, seems an important point. This expert calibrator , also notices the frequent shifts in accurate hues between ads and different programming. So here it's now a question of figuring out what apparent color 'errors' might be caused by misadjustments in my display, or by production settings--or a combination. Overall, my added red-push attenuator has taken the irksome slight purplish tint out of deep-blue clothing, my goal, while letting me adjust the seemingly normal flesh tones I've had for 7+ years. My display doesn't have 'warmer/colder' color settings, but changing such settings when available should influence hues. -- John


Well, I have had a calibration back in June by someone who is considered one of, if not the best out there. I'm sure it's probably right, but being I have one of those Sony SXRD's (A2000), I am always worried when I see anything green due to their history.
post #261 of 1041
It seems that the WCBS feed has a problem with yellow flashes. I've seen them today during football.
post #262 of 1041
Sara is leaving as reported in todays papers. I thought she played a good role but leaves Gil lonely now..
post #263 of 1041
So...how did last night's show (10/18/2007) end?

There was some severe weather near here so we had a weather alert scroll across the bottom of the screen for most of the show. Then, with only two or three minutes left in the show, the station went to what they call "wall to wall" weather coverage. We missed the end of the show.

Last thing we saw, the mother of the kid who appearantly killed himself was just beginning to be interviewed at the hospital (I think). We never got answers to what really happened. Did you?
post #264 of 1041
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Originally Posted by Neil L View Post

So...how did last night's show (10/18/2007) end?

There was some severe weather near here so we had a weather alert scroll across the bottom of the screen for most of the show. Then, with only two or three minutes left in the show, the station went to what they call "wall to wall" weather coverage. We missed the end of the show.

Last thing we saw, the mother of the kid who appearantly killed himself was just beginning to be interviewed at the hospital (I think). We never got answers to what really happened. Did you?

The mother killed the guy because she thought that he betrayed their friendship. She thought he was assisting her son in some sordid sex change operation.

Catherine explained to her that the guy she killed really did love her and her son and was a loyal friend. He was trying to help them with his exhaustive research of the tainted reservoir. Catherine showed her documented proof and explained that he was about to expose the polluters.

The mom showed no remorse. All of these years, she worked two jobs to keep her son in the house that he loved and ironically the drinking water in the house killed him.

It ends with Catherine realizing that they can not prosecute her and the water company will go on unchecked probably killing more people. She wants to leak it to the press but if she does she will lose her job. She doesn’t care.
post #265 of 1041
Thanks, Larry. Kinda what I expected, but nice to know "the rest of the story", as Paul H. always says.
post #266 of 1041
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Originally Posted by Neil L View Post

nice to know "the rest of the story", as Paul H. always says.

LOL I'm listening to him right now.
post #267 of 1041
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Originally Posted by LL3HD View Post

................. but if she does she will lose her job. She doesn't care.

Because she is leaving the show in a few episodes anyway, so losing her job provides an easy out (she doesn't have to die a horrible death).
post #268 of 1041
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Originally Posted by WS65711 View Post

Because she is leaving the show in a few episodes anyway, so losing her job provides an easy out (she doesn't have to die a horrible death).

She's leaving too? I know the other one is leaving. I didn't know that she also was going.

Oh I see the mistake I made. I wrote Sara in my post. It was Catherine who was in that scene.
post #269 of 1041
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Originally Posted by LL3HD View Post

She's leaving too? I know the other one is leaving. I didn't know that she also was going.

Oh I see the mistake I made. I wrote Sara in my post. It was Catherine who was in that scene.


Ok, disregard my prior comment. Now Sarah may STILL have to die a horrible death!!!

Of course, maybe Catherine will convince Sara to go forward with the info, since she would likely have to leave after the marriage anyway.
post #270 of 1041
I read in the paper today the Jorja, Sara will be back at some point. The comment was that if the show was close to ending they would kill her off, but since they envision a long run they expect her back at some point. Believe it or not, your choice.
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