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Somebody needs to tell G4TechTV that there is no such thing as a cool geek. No matter how much you punk up their clothes or mess up their hair they still look like geeks. But once you punk them up they look like STUPID geeks. Case […]

Screen_saversSomebody needs to tell G4TechTV that there is no such thing as a cool geek. No matter how much you punk up their clothes or mess up their hair they still look like geeks. But once you punk them up they look like STUPID geeks. Case in point the new Screen Savers show. Recently G4 bought Tech TV and fired everybody. That included Leo Laporte and Patrick Norton, the hosts of one of my favorite shows The Screen Savers. TSS was a useful show that always had something interesting to show the viewers. Newbies and experienced geeks alike could always find something cool on the show. Maybe it was how to encode video for mobile viewing or great free utilities to make your computing easier. Always something of interest, and presented by Leo and Patrick in a way that showed they not only knew what they were talking about but that they actually LIKED each other.But they’re gone now and recently G4TechTV debuted the new Screen Savers. I made myself watch an entire show just to be fair and all I can say is- EL STINKO. The new cast is trying to be punk cool but like I said, they’re still geeks looking like they’re trying to be cool. And the show content now comes off like all the mindless video game shows on G4 with no substance. Very lousy tech TV. G4 should be ashamed of themselves. Really. They’re so bad I’m not even linking to the show in this article. If you must go there it will be on your own dime.

  1. What a major disappointment!!! Leave it to Comcast (who owns G4 and purchased TechTV) to foul things up. I’ve seen Comcast go from small, regional cable company in my area to the large, incompetent company they are now. They are the SOLE reason I left the cable world forever and moved to satellite TV and HDTV OTA.

    TSS was without a doubt one of my favorite shows. Leo and Patrick really knew their stuff and presented it in a fun and informative way. I’ll give the show a view or two, but I don’t have high expectations…

    KCT

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  2. you know what’s crazy is leo is still on in canada doing the ‘call for help’ show. i agree with you, the new format blows. the merger was a bust and the new guy on TSS (blonde) does more to unknowingly annoy me than any other person i’ve seen to date.

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  3. I still keep up with Leo on his blog and I couldn’t have said it better myself about that blonde guy. One of the most truly annoying individuals I’ve seen anywhere- and this guy’s on TV. Go figure.

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  4. I used to love harassing Leo via email and making up really mean pictures of him in Photoshop. He really hated me. :)

    But now it’s all gone.

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  5. William G McCown Monday, December 20, 2004

    The Screen Savers has gotten worse since this fall. This show is more annoying than Windows ME

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  6. Ouch!

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