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Finance your invention through this new television event!

Postby fortune » Thu Dec 14, 2006 7:00 pm

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DO YOU HAVE A DESIRE BUT NOT THE MONEY TO MAKE IT A REALITY?
WHAT IF YOU HAD ACCESS TO AMERICA’S MULTI-MILLIONAIRES?

NBC and the BBC Worldwide are proud to announce a primetime television event that will change the lives of everyday Americans. “FORTUNEâ€

Postby Road Show » Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:51 am

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This sounds really intriguing. Does the inventor give up anything in exchange for the financial help?

Postby Michelle » Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:57 am

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Thanks for the tip Fortune.

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Postby bottleslingguy » Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:58 pm

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As long as everyone keeps in mind, this is about the show and not the product. :twisted:

Postby pktwatch » Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:09 am

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The way I read it, it has nothing to do with an inventor or a product. They are just giving money away IF you have a good story and can tell it well.


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Postby bottleslingguy » Wed Dec 20, 2006 3:28 pm

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You're right, my bad. Guess I'm still jaded from my AI experience.

Postby Road Show » Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:57 am

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I don't know what the bias will be, but my guess this show will lean toward the sob stories and not someone wanting to bring a product to market. Kinda like AI Season One :shock: !!

Postby Michelle » Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:11 am

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Is it just me or is the false drama stories that tv shows come up with just tiresome and boring.

For me, I like the real drama of just trying to figure things out and do a good job inventing something. I loved that TV show where this guy went around and picked people from a phone book and created a really interesting tv segment about them.

That's what is real, every person has a really nice story or two about them and we don't need fake drama to make life rich and interesting.

I really hope Season Two is a higher quality show.

JMHO.

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Postby bottleslingguy » Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:54 pm

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I'm sure Jones thought the backstory would be the thing that would keep viewers glued to their tvs but seeing how the ratings steadily declined he must've rethought what the hook should be. An inventor show should be primarily about the inventor's process getting the invention ready for marketing. Sob stories are a dime a dozen and who doesn't have one?

I liked the USA network's Made in America format:

http://www.usanetwork.com/series/madein ... html#final

And if they continue to recap the previous episode at the start of each new episode (using up half the show as a rerun) and waste our time with comedic, pseudo-inventions, I think they're in for more ratings failures. It really bothered me how much time was wasted on the stupid Space Beetle Utopia.

We are aware of the number of crazy inventions/inventors out there. No more of that, Peter or else... Give us substance, not B.S. :evil:

Postby bottleslingguy » Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:06 pm

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Now that I've gone back to the original post I see it calls it a "primetime television event". Isn't that a program? A tv show?

They're going to have poor souls begging for money sixty seconds at a clip. One sob story after another it sounds like.

It's not based on technical merits or marketability, it's based on how much you beg and plead for your cheerleading squad's torn uniforms or how desperately you need a new nose (sounds like extreme makeover). Maybe they'll call it "Extreme Beggars on Parade"?
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