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Re: rage say NO Countdown Episodes on Weekend 4 :-(

I really don't think rage will even feature Countdown Revolution on 'rage goes retro 4' this year.

It sounds like rage are making it about rage in the 90s playing inserts of a whole decade of Guest Programmers which really defeats the purpose of 'rage goes retro'.

If rage had recorded copies of their beginnings in 1987 up until about 1991 with their original programs then that would be interesting but I think they just played videos rather than recording the shows as such like Countdown, Rock Arena, Flashez, Countdown Revolution, The Factory, GTK e.t.c..

Maybe rage want to place rage into the main arena and it's some new idea they have thought of but I thought that's what their Birthday celebration specials were for a few years ago.

This year so far started out so BRILLIANT on weekend one with five unplayed 1982 Episodes of Countdown. And then last weekend on weekend two we get three unplayed Countdown's and then two repeats which didn't make sense, especially the Rock Arena with The Reels!

Hopefully this weekend rage make the best of their time starting at 10:41 and fill the show with as much Countdown as possible alongside the GTK Episodes they are playing.

I have noticed this year that Countdown Episodes are finishing around 4:00 am when in past years it went till 5:00 am. I am finding this annoying as it's an hour of archival footage they are not playing whether it be Countdown, Rock Arena or Countdown Revolution etc...

It's also interesting that rage scrapped the Dr Hook episode of Countdown which i would have loved to have without Timer Code and aren't making that episode up in a hurry!

I also find it interesting that rage still haven't played the remaining one episode of Flashez they have and none of the fantastic inserts for the show as they are very fun and sooooo retro!.

Anyhow, they have put their foot down for 'rage goes retro 4' and have made it very clear they don't really care for their main audience in January, so it's goodbye to Countdown after this weekend for another year.

Goodbye beautiful world after this weekend.

Re: rage say NO Countdown Episodes on Weekend 4 :-(

I wonder if the finishing at around 4am thing has to do with daylight saving being/not being a thing in different states? Though it has never been a problem before.

From the last couple of years, rage have been very rigid about retro month content (and guest programmer/special content, for that matter) that isn't just a repeat of part of the Saturday morning show (the 5-6am Sunday hour) finishing by 5 a.m.; presumably so they can be sure that only PG content is repeated on ABC ME, even though the ABC ME shows don't start until 9:30 p.m. at the earliest (and often start later). Though nothing on Countdown is above a PG rating anyway! It's silly.

I remember when we used to get new retro month content up until 7 a.m. Sunday. That gave them plenty of time to squeeze in things like GTK etc. without impacting too much on the rest of the show.