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Spreading the Sci-Fi Wealth

March 13, 1994

TV programmers in their wisdom have blown it again. A sci-fi fan on Sunday nights at 8 p.m. must choose between "seaQuest DSV" (NBC); "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (ABC); "TekWars" (KTLA) and "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (KCOP). By virtue of making a selection to watch one show over another, the sci-fi fan is put in the frustrating position of ultimately being responsible for the demise of his/her favorite genre on the other channels. Spread the wealth, programmers.

Mrs. Betty Jo Atnip, San Clemente

CBS in Lillehammer

I found Scott Hamilton's constant commentary during the (Winter Olympics) figure skating program disruptive. Couldn't he have kept his analysis to the replays? And, according to him, every skater was tired. Speak for yourself, Scott.

Helen J. Bleecker, Marina del Rey

As far as we're concerned re the Winter Olympics: A gold medal to CBS for having knowledgeable, skillful commentators on each sport and venue; for outstanding photography and for skillful editing.

Mrs. Eugene Kompaniez, Los Angeles

Speak Up!

What is it with some of the current crop of female leads on the hourlong prime-time programs? Jorjan Fox (Connie on "Missing Persons"), Janine Turner (Maggie on "Northern Exposure") and Amy Brenneman (Janice on "NYPD Blue") all deliver their lines as if they had graduated from the Graduate School of Mumbling. Turner can, indeed, sound otherwise, as evidenced by her clear lines on her car commercial. Other shows, such as "L.A. Law" and "Picket Fences," don't have this problem. Is it misguided direction?

Frank Stockmal, Santa Barbara

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