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Old May 14 2008, 07:39 PM   #931
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In my mind,President Bacco resembles Rita Moreno.
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Old May 14 2008, 08:52 PM   #932
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In my mind,President Bacco resembles Rita Moreno.
I think that Dame Judi Dench is the one to play Bacco. Her time as "M" in Bond shows how well she could play the role.
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Old May 14 2008, 10:11 PM   #933
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FYI, Stephanie Jacobson is going to be costarring with Colm Meany in the American version of Life on Mars.
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Old May 15 2008, 05:03 AM   #934
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FYI, Stephanie Jacobson is going to be costarring with Colm Meany in the American version of Life on Mars.
Ironic. A supposedly American show, yet so few of the cast appear to actually *be* Americans.
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Old May 15 2008, 06:00 AM   #935
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I didn't know that. Sounds interesting. Hope it stays on the air unlike some shows lately.
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Old May 15 2008, 06:45 PM   #936
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FYI, Stephanie Jacobson is going to be costarring with Colm Meany in the American version of Life on Mars.
Ironic. A supposedly American show, yet so few of the cast appear to actually *be* Americans.
I didn't even notice that before. I just hope it's good, because I've always liked Colm Meany, and Stephanie Chaves-Jacobson (as she's credited in LoM) was pretty cool in BSG: Razor.
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Old May 15 2008, 07:04 PM   #937
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^^Isn't that how she was credited in Razor too?
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Old May 15 2008, 07:14 PM   #938
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I actually just checked the box for it earlier this morning, and she was credited as Stephanie Jacobson in Razor.
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Old May 15 2008, 07:31 PM   #939
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FYI, Stephanie Jacobson is going to be costarring with Colm Meany in the American version of Life on Mars.
Ironic. A supposedly American show, yet so few of the cast appear to actually *be* Americans.
I don't know why they don't just import the original British version of the show.
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Old May 15 2008, 08:05 PM   #940
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I don't know why they don't just import the original British version of the show.
Actually, this is one of very few cases where I think there's a legitimate case for making an American remake of a British show (unlike, say, the attempt at an American 'Red Dwarf'). This show is essentially about the culture shock between time periods, and since American and Britain had/have different cultures (particularly in the Los Angeles region, which is where the new show will be set), the American version--if done well--won't just be a retread but should have all new vistas to explore usign the same premise. What I don't get is why the American show is sticking with the early seventies timeframe as the British counterpart - it seems to me that placing it in the mid-sixties, contemporaneous with the civil rights and counterculture movements, would have a lot more dramatic potential.

As for the actors - they actually tried to get the British leads to come over and do the American version of the show, but they were busy with other projects. So the original idea called for an even more international cast.

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Old May 15 2008, 08:17 PM   #941
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i thought the US version of LoM was set in New York...

there's a Spanish version being made as well...
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Old May 15 2008, 08:36 PM   #942
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i thought the US version of LoM was set in New York...
I'm going by what's available about the show at Wikipedia. It's possible the information there is wrong (but for this kind of show, I'd prefer an LA setting to a New York one).

there's a Spanish version being made as well...
Ah, now the late seventies were a very interesting period in Spanish history. I think this demonstrates the strength of the premise, in that you can potentially make shows tackling very different issues based off the same basic plot.

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Old May 15 2008, 08:38 PM   #943
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Actually, this is one of very few cases where I think there's a legitimate case for making an American remake of a British show (unlike, say, the attempt at an American 'Red Dwarf'). This show is essentially about the culture shock between time periods, and since American and Britain had/have different cultures (particularly in the Los Angeles region, which is where the new show will be set), the American version--if done well--won't just be a retread but should have all new vistas to explore usign the same premise.
As captcalhoun said, it's being set in New York, not Los Angeles. Also: the British show took place in Manchester, and I honestly believe that most Americans would have difficulty penetrating the accents.


What I don't get is why the American show is sticking with the early seventies timeframe as the British counterpart - it seems to me that placing it in the mid-sixties, contemporaneous with the civil rights and counterculture movements, would have a lot more dramatic potential.
Not if it's set in New York. If you're setting it in L.A. or D.C. or Baltimore or anywhere in the South, then yeah, the 1960s makes more sense, but if you're doing New York, the 1970s are way more rife for storytelling. The city was a completely different place 35 years ago.
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Old May 15 2008, 09:40 PM   #944
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As captcalhoun said, it's being set in New York, not Los Angeles. Also: the British show took place in Manchester, and I honestly believe that most Americans would have difficulty penetrating the accents.
Well, I'll trust that the two of you are better informed (although if true, I suppose we ought to change the wiki entry), and I'll trust that you're right about New York in the seventies since I know little of the history of the city. As for the accents: I've watched a few episodes on Showcase, and I was able to understand (though, admitedly, not without effort, which might turn off viewers). I thought it was sort-of similar to Dave Lister's accent.

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Old May 16 2008, 03:27 AM   #945
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FYI, Stephanie Jacobson is going to be costarring with Colm Meany in the American version of Life on Mars.
Ironic. A supposedly American show, yet so few of the cast appear to actually *be* Americans.
I don't know why they don't just import the original British version of the show.
It used to be shown on BBC America (don't know if it still is). Unfortunately, I don't get that channel, nor do they sell DVDs of the show over here.

The closest we can get are the first season sets of The Bill and The Sweeney.
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