Around 8pm I noticed that my TiVo was recording the season premier of ChuckÂ – and either my new projector wasÂ whackedÂ or the episode was in 3D. Â A quick trip to CVS and I was 8 pair of free cardboard 3D glasses richer.
It seems like there’s a new craze to do 3D, but has 3D technology changed much in the last 20 or 30 years? Â Not really. Â There’s still only 3 or 4 ways to do 3D. And without special equipment (or in every home in america) you’re limited to the red and blue glasses. Â Well these glasses were blue and yellow.
I’d say for Chuck the effect worked barely good enough to be watchable. Â My wife would probably disagree and say that it wasn’t watchable at all. Â But I gave it a fair chance and watched the whole episode. Â I am a Chuck fan and would have watched it anyway. They did a few of the standard fun 3D tricks, like having knives thrown towards the camera. And YvonneÂ Strzechowski in 3-dimensions wasn’t bad either.
The most effective shots were the main title and other graphics. Â Overall the 3D glasses made everything dark. And my eyes never got over the everything-blue-in-one-eye-and-everything-yellow-in-the-other effect.
Still it was nice to see some promotion going into the new season of Chuck.