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Sargon's Theatre

This is one of the two main movie channels that are present on AH.com.

Overview

Sargon maintains a channel that is one of the two regular and permanent Movie Night events on the forums here. It holds the Sunday night slot and goes live every week at 16:00 Eastern Time/21:00 GMT for several hours. The channel sometimes starts earlier at 13:00 Eastern Time/20:00 GMT with replays of popular shows from the previous week that people may have missed. The main show always starts at 16:00/21:00 though.

Times are adjusted to take into account Daylight Savings Time at the appropriate time of the year for both the US and UK zones since they change on different days. He is kindly supported by a production and moderation team that includes Arafeel, Caesar, Dan1988, Richard Harrow, MrP, Ofaloaf, and Orioes.

Previously, start times were at 14:00 Eastern Time/19:00 GMT, but as the amount of work in putting together what would often be a 12 hour movie night was prohibitive and draining, shorter nights have recently replaced them. The option for long nights is still open for usage from time to time in the case of special occasions however.

The programme currently runs on a three week cycle meaning that episodes of ongoing shows are shown every third week. This is because on the longer nights it was possible to show much more, but when cut down to shorter nights things had to be shown over more weeks. It was felt that rather than dropping a show, people could continue to enjoy it, albeit shown over a longer period.

The channel tends to specialise in a wide range of films and TV shows. Historical documentaries and period dramas feature, along with comedy shows and science fiction. Animation is also shown in the form of classic Warner Brothers cartoons, Tom and Jerry and suchlike alongside those aimed at a more adult audience. Music, funny adverts and film trailers are also a regular feature throughout the night, rounded off with a couple of national anthems from various countries.

It is hosted on a video streaming site and the channel itself where people can watch the shows can be found here.

On the forum, Sargon's Theatre maintains a thread here that is regularly updated with all the listings and times for upcoming events. It is always a good idea to check through the most recent posts to find a list of the latest shows. When the night itself is running, a regular update of what's about to be shown next each time one item nears the end is also shown.

In Board culture, Sargon's Theatre is beamed to all the AH.com Territories and the Grand Empress of AH.com is known to attend when she has the opportunity. She is also responsible for some of the content shown in the listings via suggestions of things she likes. Also, Sargon finds it's often cheaper to buy the proper DVDs and VCDs of various media in Hong Kong than in Britain. However, for rarer items, Sargon often purchases them from a variety of places such as Amazon where it is possible to get a low price. Many items are from Sargon's personal library painstakingly built up over the years.


Latest Listings

The provisional listings planned for Sunday 5th December starting at 21:00/16:00 are:

  • Doctor Who, 29×05: Evolution of the Daleks
  • Strange, Episode 5: Incubus
  • Dr No (James Bond)
  • Father Ted, 2×10: Flight Into Terror
  • Yes, Minister, 2×05: The Devil You Know

The provisional listings planned for Sunday 12th December starting at 21:00/16:00 are:

  • Jeeves and Wooster, 4×01: Return to New York
  • Babylon 5, 2×03: The Geometry of Shadows
  • Air Force One
  • Blake's 7: 4×02: Power
  • Fawlty Towers, 1×05: Gourmet Night
  • Check the Sargon's Theatre thread for updates.

Upcoming Items

(List currently outdated.)

Upcoming TV shows that will be shown after the run of each one listed above expires include:

  • A History of Christianity
  • Alan Partridge
  • BBC's Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire
  • Bottom
  • Das Boot (Full TV Version - Nearly 5 Hours)
  • Firefly
  • Hotel Babylon
  • House of Cards
  • James May's 20th Century
  • James May's Big Ideas
  • James May's Edge Of Space
  • James May's On The Moon
  • James May's Toy Stories
  • Jeremy Clarkson's Extreme Machines
  • Jeremy Clarkson's Inventions That Changed The World
  • Jeremy Clarkson's Speed
  • Jonathan Creek
  • One Foot In The Grave
  • Oz and James' Big Wine Adventure
  • Oz and James Drink To Britain
  • Police Squad!
  • Red Dwarf
  • Rome
  • Sharpe
  • Space: Above and Beyond
  • Spooks
  • Stargate
  • Star Trek (The Original Series)
  • Strange
  • Survivors
  • The Great Commanders
  • The Greatest Raid of All Time
  • The Prisoner (Original)
  • The Victoria Cross: For Valour
  • What The Victorians Did For Us
  • What The Tudors Did For Us
  • What The Stuarts Did For Us
  • What The Industrial Revolution Did For Us
  • What the Ancients Did For Us

Upcoming Movies:

  • 55 Days At Peking
  • Air Force One
  • Backdraft
  • Below
  • Ben Hur
  • Beneath the Planet of the Apes
  • Bridge on the River Kwai
  • Candyman
  • Centurion
  • Cleopatra
  • Cromwell
  • Cross of Iron
  • Deathwatch
  • Dr. No
  • Executive Decision
  • Gladiator
  • Gran Torino
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  • Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
  • Khartoum
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Mad Max
  • Quo Vadis
  • Spartacus
  • Spider-Man
  • Superman II (The Richard Donner Cut)
  • Superman Returns
  • Team America: World Police
  • The Blue Max
  • The Boys From Brazil
  • The Conqueror
  • The Hunt For Red October
  • The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files Of Police Squad!
  • Unforgiven
  • Troy
  • War of the Worlds (1953)
  • War of the Worlds (2005)
  • When Worlds Collide

as well as others.

Please Note: All items listed above are provisional and may be subject to change in the event of last minute unavailability of items, possible technical issues, scheduling conflicts and general screw-ups beyond the control of the production team.

But don't worry too much, things usually go pretty much to plan.


Full History of All Films and TV Shows

A full list of all the TV shows and films shown at Sargon's Theatre broken down into genre, can be found here.


Trivia

The Transport Tycoon soundtrack and a TT wallpaper backdrop are is played as a screensaver while the channel is inactive and not broadcasting.


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