Ahhh TechTV, the now-ancient predecessor to today’s G4 network and many of Revision3’s shows, which brought us the monolith of geek culture via some form of mainstream video entertainment, is finally just about wiped out.
I remember the hour-long versions of The Screen Savers and Extended Play which morphed into today’s X-Play while The Screen Savers eventually became Attack Of The Show, and most of TechTV’s top talent eventually moved over to Revision3 or YouTube. Now, it finally looks like it’s over for even those two shows, so the last remnants of that golden age of geek TV are history.
Quite frankly, I’m not too bummed out. I really think if TechTV and now these remnant shows hadn’t been ended they would’ve been killed by new competition anyway. I mean, for geeks like myself who care more about cable internet than cable TV with what broadband can do these days, why mess with traditional TV at all when all this IPTV geek show stuff is on demand online and can be either RSSed or directly-viewed on YouTube or sites like Revision3?
Yet even still, with these changes and G4’s eventual rebranding underway, how much of this old tech vlog that got me into these online geek shows back when I was first getting into YouTube back in 2006 is still relevant? Any of it? Times have definitely changed. : -)
Oh well. Let’s have one last round of the classic Screen Savers theme song just for old times’ sake. : -)