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By Caillan
June 10, 2002 - 2:47 PM

Hello World!

It's always fun to look back on series pilots after they've been running for a few years. That's why I was pleasantly surprised when Channel 9 showed the first episode of Frasier tonight.

Many comedy pilots (and series for that matter) just aren't funny - but I'm pleased to say I thought 'The Good Son' held up almost ten years on. Of course, the characters' looks date the show - Frasier's hair looked particularly, er, untamed, but the writing was spot on.

In contrast, I was horrified when I saw 'Encounter at Farpoint' for the first time, having started watching the series from about season three. I still can't decide which was more cringe-worthy - Troi's dialogue or her costume.

Someday I'd like to see the unaired Blackadder pilot - apparently it has a different Baldrick, and isn't really that funny.

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