RE: [SCA-JML] Re: My BBC show finally airs Stateside
- It was on a couple nights ago (I think...DVR), very kewl stuff. It went
thru a huge, fat ham like butter. Didn't even pause on the bone. You could
tell the guy was a bit nervous about it...he was making excuses about pig
bone being denser than human bone before the cut. His concern was
misguided. They also asked him what he wanted to see, and he opted for
water balloons...also kewl stuff.
It was interesting to note that with the hams and the water balloons (but
NOT the mat), there was a compression wave traveling right in front of the
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Trial by Fire episode info and viewing schedule (for the Yabusame episode):
Also, there is a show called "Time Warp" on the Discovery Channel, where the
show's creators capture various things using high speed photography. One
episode is called "Samurai Sword Master". The main segment shows a Western
samurai master performing tamashigiri (tatami mat cutting), which is
interesting to watch. They have the guy come back in the new episode
"Barefooter", where his segment involves him cutting a whole salmon and
various pig parts with a katana because the show's creators "thought it
would be more realistic than cutting tatami mats". Both episodes will be on
in the next few days:
--- On Thu, 12/4/08, Scott <scottc_4@...> wrote:
From: Scott <scottc_4@...>
Subject: [SCA-JML] Re: My BBC show finally airs Stateside
Date: Thursday, December 4, 2008, 11:36 PM
My DVR has been set since this past Sunday when I saw the ad during
the Richard the Lion Heart episode. Tonight I caught part of an
episoide, which I set the DVR to record the repeat, of a show called
Trial by Fire. I do not know about the show, but in this episode a
guy spends a week practicing Yabusame. I don't know how it is since I
had to go to work part way through the episode, but I thought I would
mention it for anyone who might be interested in keeping an eye out
for it. That one was on the regular History Channel though. As for
the ninja attack in the Warriors episode..... . and here I was
thinking it was just Americans who had to try to stick ninja into
ANYTHING involving samurai haha.
--- In sca-jml@yahoogroups .com, Anthony Bryant <anthony_bryant@ ...>
> On Dec 4, 2008, at 2:34 AM, Scott wrote:
> > --- In sca-jml@yahoogroups .com, Anthony Bryant <anthony_bryant@ >
> > wrote:
> > >
> > Well no of course not. If i did expect commercials to be
> > right then I would have had to rethink watching the episode when I
> > saw it. However, since it has not aired yet the commercial was
> > had to form my initial opinion. I will watch it and see what I
> > But regardless of the commercial it is a docudrama. Thus I expect
> > that they left out things they thought weren't important, and
> > things to make the story more entertaining.
> Oh, definitely. Like I said, several important people have been
> out, and some of their actions conflated with other characters --
> there is that bogus ninja attack <shudder>.
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- On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 9:13 PM, Scott <scottc_4@...> wrote:
> I don't mean this to be a critcism of any of the work that you didI've seen the episode in question. For those with a deep
> Anthony. I saw the commercials for that episode, and I must say I was
> a little dismayed at the mistakes just in the commercials. They
> portray Ieyasu as a man devoted to a DYING EMPEROR and that he takes
> on Japan's LONGEST LASTING DYNASTY.... ummmm what.... These are
> either glaring inaccuracies, or a poor choice of words that give off
> the totally wrong impression. Although I cannot be too surprised
understanding of history, it is going to have some glaring
inaccuracies, but I didn't get anything like what you are mentioning
from what I saw. Most of the inaccuracies involve shortening a very
complex political process, reducing the number of characters, and
putting it together in a way that makes sense.
I should also mention that it is all in English. This jarred me at
first, probably because the quality and everything else leads me to
expect Japanese. Then again, I don't find it weird that Rome is
entirely in English, so I think it is just a bias on my part.
I also know that BBC did not always listen to Hiraizumi-dono's advice.
Of potential interest: consulting historians are considered to be
'on the dole' of the production company, so they can't be used to
endorse the work. Thus, the production company gets an 'independent'
historian to look over the work and attest to the accuracy of it.
Thus, while Hiraizumi-dono's name appears in the credits, a rather
more popular name appears more prominently; I think this is rather a
disservice, but at the same time, you can legitimately blame the
second historian for approving all the inaccuracies, while I'm afraid
Hiraizumi-dono was left without veto power.
All that said, I really enjoyed this. I think that it is especially
good for people with little or no knowledge of Japanese history to
help them to understand an important time and place, as well as a
talented politican and general.