Oblivion, I agree with you about the "same old clips" problem: It's become a really annoying habit
in a lot of the science-oriented A&E shows. The same bulging "red giant" CGI, with the exact same narration, appeared almost 10 times in tonight's premier of 05x08, "Dark future of the Sun". Maybe they do so that other networks, with more advertisers, can cut out all of these chunks and replace them with ads -- easily, with no disruption of the show content.
But I hate it. HEY A&E:
If you want to leave empty, content-free space for future advertising, please just give us a lengthy "teaser" for some other show at the end. (Ending the show at the 55:00 minute mark.) Or, if you can
sell it as advertising, please do so- I'd much, MUCH rather see another advertisement instead. It's