on Sep 26, 2006
Phil Viscer has a post up at his blog that explains pretty much everything about the NBC debacle. I was wrong about several key facts, so you need to read his account if you want to know the real story. It is both better and worse than I expected. Better, because the cutting wasn’t something the show’s creators agreed to. They no longer own the rights to Veggie Tales, and had no say in the matter. It’s nice to know that Vischer isn’t gutting his show for a buck.
But the news is bad for all the same reasons. Veggie Tales is owned by a secular company who does not value the central message and who is willing to re-shape the thing to make it profitable. “God made you special and he loves you very much” has been replaced with “thanks for coming to my house.”
I don’t have much to add to my previous comments, except to say that this is a rotten way for things to have turned out.
Shamus Young is an old-school OpenGL programmer, author, and composer. He runs this site and if anything is broken you should probably blame him.