Thursday, April 10, 2008


Last Friday, the Long Island public broadcasting station, WLIW, rebooted their Friday night schedule of Britcoms. Some of them began again with their first episodes ('A Fine Romance', 'Keeping Up Appearances', 'As Time Goes By', 'My Hero'), and two other series joined the line-up - 'Mulberry' and 'Supernova'.

'Supernova' is about Dr. Paul Hamilton, who is having a mid-life crisis in London so he jumps at the offer to work at an astronomical observatory in the Autralian outback. It looks like it's going to be a fish-out-of-water romantic series, sort of like 'Northern Exposure'.

The show takes place at the Royal Australian Observatory, whose brochure trumpets the acronym of "RAO".
Rao was the name of the red sun of Krypton in the Superman mythos, (as seen here in 'Smallville') so I thought it made for an interesting coincidence.....

If it was a coincidence.......

Toby OB

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