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Robert Thompson



    'Will & Grace' alone should make the argument that gay characters are by no means the kiss of death for a show. There's no sign that these kinds of characters are bad for ratings.

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    Twenty years ago when Live AID or Farm Aid played, that was a big deal. That was something very different. Now these things seem to be the response to big very bad disastrous events.

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    There are two revolutions taking place. One revolution is taking place in the living room with high definition, bigger and wider screens. The second revolution is portable television.

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    These kinds of shows are good vehicles for future leading men and women.

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    Casting for roles is much more ruthless for females than for males. Men tend to have an easier time of it.

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    You could have men landing on Mars and Idol would beat it.

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    The thing that science fiction does is what nobody on TV does - outside the news. It looks at the enormous issues of equality, war, feminism, racism, international relations - big, big stories ignored by mainstream TV for obvious reasons. Science fiction is the easiest way to deal with it.

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    If you listen to old radio mysteries or read early 20th-century science fiction, the place the invaders came from was Mars.

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