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Slicker
10-19-2005, 05:30 PM
I just saw on CNN that Spike paid about $60 million to have the rights to show the movies over the next 6 years. They outbid the Sci-Fi channel, TBS, TNT, and Fox. They said they'll be showing ROTS in 2008.

El Chuxter
10-19-2005, 05:37 PM
So there may actually be something on Spike worth watching? This is big news indeed. :)

Spike TV is "TV for Men" in the same way Lifetime is "TV for Women." I've never watched Spike TV, and Mrs Chuxter would rather eat cat poop than watch Lifetime.

CaptainSolo1138
10-19-2005, 06:43 PM
Good news for sure. Hopefully they don't wear them out like they do the four Chuck Norris movies they have the rights to. If it weren't for "mXe" and UFC bouts, I'd totally block Spike. Pretty garbagey.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
10-19-2005, 07:07 PM
What's with all the KH avatars?

Anyway, I can't wait to see all the trashy SW commercials they come up with. :rolleyes: The only good thing on that channel is MXC but they rarely play that anymore.

Slicker
10-19-2005, 08:55 PM
What's with all the KH avatars?It's our attempt to spawn a false KH army with the Interim KH (Chux) as our leader.

All kneel before the Interim KH.:bandit:

Rocketboy
10-19-2005, 08:57 PM
I read that also. Even though the OT (especially ANH) has been shown numerous times all over years on cable, Spike said they expect higher rating due to things like marathons.

Plus, I wonder if this is a step for Spike to get rights for the tv series...

JimJamBonds
10-20-2005, 12:59 AM
Good news for sure. Hopefully they don't wear them out like they do the four Chuck Norris movies they have the rights to. If it weren't for "mXe" and UFC bouts, I'd totally block Spike. Pretty garbagey.

I can't wait for those Star Wars/Jean Claude Van Dame marathons to start. :rolleyes:

2-1B
10-20-2005, 02:12 AM
Yeah, I'm not feeling it here . . . I don't really care who gets the rights, not like I'll be watching. lol

Is HBO gonna get a crack at ROTS like they did with AOTC ?

darthvyn
10-20-2005, 02:34 PM
i can't wait until they dub over the movies with the guys who voice "most eXtreme elimination challenge!"

JON9000
10-20-2005, 07:24 PM
today on Spike, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 1:00 - 5:30

I'll pass.

Captain Spoon
10-21-2005, 05:29 PM
Star Wars ANH, UFC Unleashed, Star Wars ESB, Ultimite Fighter, Star Wars ROTJ, UFC Fight Night Live.....MAn I could get used being parked on the couch in front of that!!!

Markimus
10-23-2005, 12:58 PM
Too bad a Real network did not win this bid... kinda stinks having it on a crummy network.

JimJamBonds
10-23-2005, 03:48 PM
I don't really care what network SW is on, in 9 days I'll be able to watch any of the movies anytime that I want. Why watch a 2hr 15 movie spread out over 3+ hours? If I'm flipping channels and happen to find that SW is on I'll watch it but its not that big of a deal since I can watch when I want.