Hello and Other Important WarningsCinematech: Nocturnal Emissions
was a show on the G4 network that ran for 78 episodes from August 31st, 2005 to April 6th, 2007. It was a Darker and Edgier
spinoff of Cinematech
, a straighter example of a Video Games
clip show. This liveblog will review and MST
the clips and games that I consider the most interesting from the series' run for various reasons. Who knows, we might just learn something
! But the boring episodes where we don't learn anything will be skipped.
Please note that the original Cinematech: Nocturnal Emissions
series was generally rated TV-14, and featured games that were unrated by the ESRB. Some links may be NSFW
Why would I do a liveblog on Cinematech Nocturnal Emissions
before the original Cinematech
? Well, frankly, I think that, as fun as Nocturnal Emissions
was, the original is ultimately better. One day, I may get around to doing a liveblog for that, too.
I'm putting this under Games in the index because this is not a straight example of a cartoon or a live action TV program. It's all about Video Games
Since this is my first-ever attempt at a liveblog, comments, criticisms, and suggestions are welcome, but not necessary.
While we are still in the intro stage, I need to explain that the timecodes for certain clips are important. Some are more important than others, but I feel a need for continuity here. Dialog taken from the games receive their own bullets, and the speaker's names/titles will be written in bold
. Lyrics will be listed in the ever-edgy italics
. Sometimes, I may comment on the dialog itself.
With that out of the way, it's time to spoil some of the tropes that will appear in this liveblog, in no particular order...
, Fan Disservice
, Jiggle Physics
, Widget Series
, So Bad, It's Good
, No Export for You
, Nightmare Fuel
, Selective Squick
, and What Do You Mean, It's Not Awesome?
. I think that'll cover it for now.
... Where will you find the episodes?
Oh, don't worry, I recorded a lot of the episodes onto DVD. This liveblog is like the Greatest Hits of the series. I think they're still available on the G4 website, but since I already have them recorded on-hand, I don't need to look them up there.