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Joe Mello



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 3:48 pm Reply with quote
That was probably a good idea. Luckily, there was that one spot of good TV that came out of it (the live rescue).

You can kind of relate this to 9/11 where various movies were delayed, but I think you shouldn't. Apples and oranges.
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J-Syxx



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:05 pm Reply with quote
The think police at work.
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abunai
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:15 pm Reply with quote
J-Syxx wrote:
The think police at work.

That's going overboard. The episode was delayed, not cancelled.

I think this sort of thing is part of an exotic concept called "being sensitive to people". Being a geek myself, I'm only familiar with it as hearsay - but I'm told it sometimes occurs among non-geeks. Wink

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Beatdigga



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 8:36 pm Reply with quote
The episode will re-air eventually, leading even more people to tune in since it was taken off the first time...
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Ranmah



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 8:40 pm Reply with quote
I agree with Joe. Many people who were affected didn't want to see somthing like that. I've been seeing a lot of reports on the earthquake and typhoons on NHK in taiwan. My mom works in Tokyo so I get very worried about her.

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Colonel Wolfe



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 9:33 pm Reply with quote
The same thing happened during the attacks on New York City. I remember when the movie studios pulled the movie Collateral Damage with Arnold Schwarzenegger for over a year after those events before it was finally released due to the sensitivity of the movie depicting terrorists in the film.

It will eventually be released but I think fans of the anime will end up waiting. But I would expect this episode be available only on the DVD and I doubt they'll broadcast it.
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The Mozz



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 9:40 pm Reply with quote
"Shaking Island Battle! Barboach vs Whiscash!" is the name of the ep. It was a filler anyway, but I really wouldn't see imagine this ep playing anytime soon. If anything, it might be relegated to the Sunday showing or something similar.
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Proman



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 11:48 pm Reply with quote
I totally agree that it was the right decision to dealy the airing of the episode. It would've been very insensitive to air it at a time when so many people suffered and don't want to be reminded of the horrors of the earthquake.
I have no doubts that the episode will air eventually.
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Wyvern



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2004 11:56 am Reply with quote
Considering all the bad publicity the legendary seizure episode had a few years back, I'm sure the creators of Pokemon are extra-sensetive to controversy of this sort. This kind of reminds me when they banned two episodes of the Simpsons for about a year after 9/11. (the one where Homer's car is stuck inbetween the WTC towers, and the one where Bart accidentally destroys Mad Magazine headquarters, which is depeicted as a skyscraper in the middle of NYC) Those epsodes aired again eventually, and so will this one.


J-Syxx wrote:
The think police at work.


Not to nitpick, but the term is Thought Police.
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J-Syxx



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2004 11:58 am Reply with quote
Close enough.
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Angel Lily



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2004 12:53 pm Reply with quote
Wyvern wrote:
Considering all the bad publicity the legendary seizure episode had a few years back, I'm sure the creators of Pokemon are extra-sensetive to controversy of this sort. This kind of reminds me when they banned two episodes of the Simpsons for about a year after 9/11. (the one where Homer's car is stuck inbetween the WTC towers, and the one where Bart accidentally destroys Mad Magazine headquarters, which is depeicted as a skyscraper in the middle of NYC) Those epsodes aired again eventually, and so will this one.


I haven't to seen those episodes since the 9/11 attack (and I love the Boy Band epsiode too) and this strikes me more of the Sinfeld thing with the envolpes, though I have seen that episode resntily
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J-Syxx



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2004 2:37 pm Reply with quote
I stopped watching Simpsons years ago. Do they still have those crappy new writers?
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