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Old February 3 2012, 04:46 AM   #341
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Re: sf/f TV development news - 2012

Revolution sounds like someone in Hollywood read S.M. Stirling's Dies the Fire books. Which for many years has been one of the premises I thought would make for a great TV show.

I hope they don't mess it up. But I can't see a network truly embracing the darkness and bleakness that such a premise has to entail. 80-90% of the population in the developed world starving within a month or two? On NBC?

And I hope they don't wuss out and make it a post-apocalyptic show. Or skip over it, I'm looking at you Walking Dead. A big part of the premise of Dies the Fire is that the world radically changes in a single moment and you're back to the medieval level of technology with no way to ever regain high technology. Seeing how people cope with it from day one, is much more interesting than picking up the story a year or two after the event when everybody is already a badass Mad Max type.
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