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StCoop June 10 2013 07:19 PM

Eccleston gets Left Behind
 
http://www.deadline.com/2013/06/quar...vers%E2%80%99/

Why do people keep giving Damon Lindelof work anyway? Have then never seen anything he's written?

The Mirrorball Man June 10 2013 07:22 PM

Re: Eccleston gets Left Behind
 
Quote:

StCoop wrote: (Post 8228083)
http://www.deadline.com/2013/06/quar...vers%E2%80%99/

Why do people keep giving Damon Lindelof work anyway? Have then never seen anything he's written?

They have! In fact, millions of people have seen stuff he's written. That's why he keeps getting work.

sidious618 June 10 2013 08:18 PM

Re: Eccleston gets Left Behind
 
I'm happy to see that Eccleston is on the show as I was already looking forward to it since Lindelof is writing.

Brendan Moody June 10 2013 08:23 PM

Re: Eccleston gets Left Behind
 
Quote:

StCoop wrote: (Post 8228083)
http://www.deadline.com/2013/06/quar...vers%E2%80%99/

Why do people keep giving Damon Lindelof work anyway? Have then never seen anything he's written?

They've seen it, but through the same lenses they wear when watching Steven Moffat's work. Apparently these lenses transfer vaguely interesting but ill-thought-out sci-fi ideas into clockwork sci-fi plotting, and banal, inconsistent characterization into gripping character drama. I must get myself a pair.

DalekJim June 12 2013 10:24 AM

Re: Eccleston gets Left Behind
 
Wait, you're complaining about inconsistent characterisation? You have a The Stolen Earth/Journey's End avatar :p. The blockbuster story where seemingly all the normal, everyman characters randomly came back as soldiers wielding huge guns (Rose, Martha, Mickey, Jackie). Doesn't get more insanely inconsistent than that.

Lindelof is a good writer with some impressive Lost episodes under his belt, I don't blame him for Star Trek Into Darkness. I do kinda blame him for a lot of the flaws in Prometheus though that script went through 5 billion drafts so it was always gonna be messy.

J. Allen June 12 2013 10:29 AM

Re: Eccleston gets Left Behind
 
The premise looks interesting, and with Eccleston on board, I'm definitely there, but Damon Lindelof is behind it? I think I'm going to love it already.

sidious618 June 13 2013 03:50 AM

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Lindelof gets a pass from me for the rest of his life because of LOST. The new Star Trek film could've been a two hour remake of Spock's Brain and I'd still give Lindelof a pass.


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