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RAMA March 27 2013 07:57 PM

Here it comes... Wachowskis, Straczynski create Netflix scifi
 
http://m.techcrunch.com/2013/03/27/n...p_fullpic(2:3)

Sense8

xortex March 27 2013 08:08 PM

Re: Here it comes... Wachowskis, Straczynski create Netflix scifi
 
Yea and it sounds stupid. Doesn't it? What happened to their space opera 'Jupiter ascending or Rising' or whatever it was called? That sounds better than Sense8 soul hunters. Please. More telepathic police. Bab 5 regurgitated.

Stone_Cold_Sisko March 27 2013 09:08 PM

Re: Here it comes... Wachowskis, Straczynski create Netflix scifi
 
Very interesting combination. I love the Netflix model and I'm glad to see they are diversifying their genres with their original series. They did political drama, comedy, soon horror, now scifi. Nice.

Btw in reference to Xortex's question, Jupiter Ascending is a movie that is still happening.

RoJoHen March 27 2013 10:06 PM

Re: Here it comes... Wachowskis, Straczynski create Netflix scifi
 
I see no mention of spaceships. I want a spaceship, dammit!

But seriously, I like that Netflix is venturing into the scifi genre. I am much more likely to dive in a watch this series than "House of Cards."

theenglish March 27 2013 10:19 PM

Re: Here it comes... Wachowskis, Straczynski create Netflix scifi
 
Netflix is just in the experimentation phase with this new model of delivering programs. Spaceships are probably too expensive at this point, but give them time.

AvBaur March 27 2013 11:10 PM

Re: Here it comes... Wachowskis, Straczynski create Netflix scifi
 
Quote:

xortex wrote: (Post 7859749)
What happened to their space opera 'Jupiter ascending or Rising' or whatever it was called?

They're shooting that one right now & it comes out next year: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1617661/

Icemizer March 27 2013 11:52 PM

Re: Here it comes... Wachowskis, Straczynski create Netflix scifi
 
So what happens first, rate increase or limited advertising? Producing programming is not cheap and only gets more expensive not cheaper.

auntiehill March 28 2013 12:06 AM

Re: Here it comes... Wachowskis, Straczynski create Netflix scifi
 
If it involves Straczynski, my hubby will wet himself over it. So I imagine I will be watching it when it comes out. I hope it's good.

I don't really care where good SciFi comes from, just that it's actually good, so I like that Netflix is getting into the game. We'll have to wait and see about the results.

DalekJim March 28 2013 12:32 AM

Re: Here it comes... Wachowskis, Straczynski create Netflix scifi
 
I'm a fan of JMS and the Wachowski siblings so will be checking this out. Hasn't been a new sci-fi show that's hooked me since Dollhouse ended.

theenglish March 28 2013 12:45 AM

Re: Here it comes... Wachowskis, Straczynski create Netflix scifi
 
Quote:

auntiehill wrote: (Post 7861075)
If it involves Straczynski, my hubby will wet himself over it. So I imagine I will be watching it when it comes out. I hope it's good.

I don't really care where good SciFi comes from, just that it's actually good, so I like that Netflix is getting into the game. We'll have to wait and see about the results.

It seems that right now, Netflix goal is to increase subscribers. If this is the way of the future of "cable" television then there will most likely be similar subscription models in the same way you can buy sports packages. I can imagine HBO offering a direct subscription package in the near future as well if they don't do so in the US already.

Yoda March 28 2013 12:51 AM

Re: Here it comes... Wachowskis, Straczynski create Netflix scifi
 
If it were 1999 I might be a little more excited about Wachowski and Straczynski teaming upski. As it is I'll check it out but I'm not expecting much. Not much to go on so far, but Sense8 is a pretty stupid sounding title.

auntiehill March 28 2013 01:21 AM

Re: Here it comes... Wachowskis, Straczynski create Netflix scifi
 
Quote:

Yoda wrote: (Post 7861291)
If it were 1999 I might be a little more excited about Wachowski and Straczynski teaming upski. As it is I'll check it out but I'm not expecting much. Not much to go on so far, but Sense8 is a pretty stupid sounding title.

It IS a pretty stupid title. It sounds like a new KY product.

PsychoPere March 28 2013 02:37 AM

Re: Here it comes... Wachowskis, Straczynski create Netflix scifi
 
Quote:

theenglish wrote: (Post 7861270)
I can imagine HBO offering a direct subscription package in the near future as well if they don't do so in the US already.

HBO's current business model is too inextricably intertwined with television providers to do that. The network has, however, mentioned the possibility of bundling its on-demand streaming service HBO Go with internet providers.

RAMA March 28 2013 03:30 PM

Re: Here it comes... Wachowskis, Straczynski create Netflix scifi
 
The concept doesn't sound especially appealing to me, but the fact that a potentially expensive "scifi" show is finally being produced direct for streaming is important.

RAMA

The Stig March 28 2013 05:11 PM

Re: Here it comes... Wachowskis, Straczynski create Netflix scifi
 
I'll be giving this a pass. JMS is a stupefying writer and I don't, at present, have any insomnia that needs curing.


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