Who sings/wrote the theme song? What's it called?
Are you CBS? Do you know someone at CBS? Will you bring the show back? Etc.
Why aren't there any new sounds?
Is it Dr. Morris or Theo? You switch back and forth.
Can you make me tapes of the episodes?
Why don't you have a review/synopsis/sound list up for (insert episode) yet? When will you have it up?
Are you ever going to finish "Not Again?"
Why can't you make screen captures?
Can I use your sounds/synopses/reviews on my site?
How accurate is the dialogue in your synopses?
Do you list the entire guest cast for each episode?
Why did you change the grade in an episode review?
Why does my browser open a new window every time I click on a sound?
For the love of God, where are the next few parts of "Murphy's Law?"
Has anything been done to save the show? How close are we to saving it? Etc.
Do you know that you've only got half a synopsis for [insert episode title] up?
Is there anything I shouldn't e-mail you about?
The theme song was written by Narada Michael Walden and Sunny Hilden. Ariel Ryder sings the song with the raps provided by Narada Michael Walden. It doesn't have an official name aside from "Now and Again Theme."
No to any question along these lines. I only knew ep titles ahead of time because of TV Guide Online and people on the N&A mailing lists who managed to snag CBS press releases. I have no connection whatsoever with the show aside from being addicted to it. I don't know anyone affiliated with the show or at CBS. Don't e-mail me telling me you want the show back.
(sigh) Long story. I got a new television set last Christmas, and for a while I'd been making some great sound clips with the old TV set. The new one, however, actually produces worse quality sound clips (with that darn static buzz in the background), a fact that's even more obvious now that I have a new computer system. I mean, go listen to the sound clips for Over Easy and compare them with the sound clips for Disco Inferno. Notice a difference? Yep, the "Disco Inferno" clips sound a LOT better. Why? They were done over winter break, when I had the old TV set to use instead. Also, I discovered that the sound card in my new computer did not record half as well as the one in the old PC (which Mom has now). Now that I have a new sound card, all I need is the time to make sounds - and that's scarce. I have a double major, and I'm a senior in college.
Both. Well, on the show it's always Dr. Morris - we know his nickname is Theo because that's how he referred to himself in "Pulp Turkey" calling his sister ("Hi, sis, it's Theo"), because Dr. Rivers and Lizzard called him that, and because a lot of magazine and TV guide ep summaries refer to him as such. I use Dr. Morris or just Morris in my episode synopses just to stay true to the show, and Theo in the reviews because then I'm criticizing or praising the character.
I'd love to, but I don't have the equipment to do so. A friend of mine and I tried to dub our tapes by hooking our VCRs up, but her 2-head VCR caused my copies to come out badly - literally "jumping." The only time I've been able to make decent copies is when I was able to borrow a neighbor's 4-head stereo VCR for a few days over winter break - and that was because I was making a Christmas present for someone. Until I get my hands on another 4-head stereo VCR, there's really no chance in hell. And another VCR of that caliber costs about $100. I'm not a poor college student anymore, but rent isn't cheap. (Hey, I'm milking my 3-year-old Dell for all it's worth.)
Two words: Real Life. Such as it is, anyway. It takes absolutely forever to write up a synopsis, especially the way I write them up. I got a lot done over winter break because I had time to kill then. I'm also under pressure to get back to updating Yet Another Stargate: SG-1 Fan Page since my SG-1 transcripts are in demand - and transcripts take even longer than synopses do. There's also two other fandom portions of my main site, which, while they're going into update lockdown, need a few final revisions. I'm also an avid fanfic writer, and a writer for The Gargoyles Saga, a fan-written series continuation that takes a lot more time and energy than our critics seem to understand. I've also got a double major, theater and the literary magazine to worry about - in short, I'm often swamped.
As for when I'll have it up: I don't know. DO NOT E-MAIL ME AND ASK. That's one of the most annoying things you can do to a webmaster who's got too much on her plate already. When I get paid to do this, then I'll be able to tell you when. But my personal web page has to be shoved aside for the travails of Real Life. Asking me when I'm going to get a synopsis done is like asking someone who works three jobs when he's going to get around to repainting a perfectly usable fence in his free time.
Nope. The demons will not help with it. Hey, you want to write a sequel, be my guest.
I don't have a capture card or a Snappy. And I haven't the money or the motivation to go get one.
No. As for why: well, for starters, the reviews and synopses tend to change, especially the reviews. Sometimes I watch an ep I've already reviewed over again and re-grade it, or watch it again in context and realize it makes more sense in the ongoing plots. Also, I spend an exorbitant amount of time on this site, and, well, it may sound selfish, but I just don't want people posting my stuff on their sites. You can quote or refer to anything on this site as long as you credit me for it.
In the sense that all the dialogue I include is generally correct, it's usually pretty accurate. The closed-captioning transcripts found on Zen's Now and Again Page are invaluable to me in that they catch a lot of my mistakes - most notably a big slip in the synopsis of "Over Easy" that I didn't catch before it went up, read her transcript, saw the error, and corrected it. One word, but it changed the connotation of the conversation it was in enough that it had to be changed.
But if you're wondering if I include all the dialogue in my synopses... no, no, no. Some conversations I simply describe or summarize either because the dialogue isn't important, because it's too long and boring to transcribe verbatim, or because the dialogue explains things better than I can summarize. Usually, it's a matter of preference, which is why a lot of Michael and Theo's banter makes it in consistently. But no, I don't include all the dialogue in my synopses. Zen's the one who does transcripts, and for that I thank her. :)
No, because often times the complete list of guest stars and co-stars is way too long. I always list the actors credited at the beginning of the show in the guest cast, as well as a few more actors whose characters contributed to the episode a bit more than others. I always make a note when Timothy Devlin's in an episode, of course. :)
Probably because I watched it again and decided that I was being too nice or too harsh on an episode. Sometimes, an episode works more (or less) when seen in the context of several episodes. Either that, or just on a whim. I'm indecisive, okay?
Because I need to accommodate for browsers that use the QuickTime plugin - unlike RealAudio, which opens the sound in a nice tiny separate window, QuickTime will use the same window - all of it - when you click on a wav file. When you're browsing through a long list of sounds, it gets really annoying to have to go back and wait for the list of sounds to reload every time you want to hear a new one.
It's done. Really. I'll delete this question later.
Yes. I know. That's on my 500-item to-do list of things to fix regarding this webpage.
Yes. If you feel the urge to flame me because you don't like the show or wish to "enlighten" me that my efforts to get the show back are a waste of time, don't bother. I usually delete stuff like that anyway, so you're just wasting your own time. (This has happened before. You know who you are.) Don't e-mail me telling me to put the show back on. I can't do that all by myself unless I manage to threaten Les Moonves' life or something. (Still working on that.) And please, please don't e-mail me asking when the next update will be, because I honestly can't predict that with real life and all.
And if you mail me asking one of the questions that this FAQ answers, don't be insulted if all I send you is a link to this page. That's the reason I put this up in the first place.