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Old November 17 2011, 09:36 PM   #184
Temis the Vorta
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Re: the state of sf/f TV development for 2012-13

Clearly, one can tell many stories about something impersonal.
As long as there are characters that the impersonal force of nature threatens, sure. But the impersonal force of nature can't be the main character of the story.
All those reboots and remakes don't just exist because creators don't WANT to come up with original ideas, but because that's pretty much all the studios and networks are willing to finance.
That's a common trope, but it doesn't hold up to scrutiny. My monster list includes a whole lot of premises that aren't remakes of anything in particular. They aren't necessarily very original, but that's another issue.

As for The Munsters, I bet it turns out to be a "dramedy" in the same vein as Pushing Daisies, but with more of a bite. (And the one thing I think could have saved Pushing Daisies is to have more of a bite to offset the remorseless sweetness.)
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