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Old September 15 2008, 02:19 PM   #1
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Sanctuary Coming To SciFi....WTF?!?!?

Just saw a banner ad here(yeah, tell your clients they DO work!)that "Sanctuary" was coming to SciFi in October.

They said this would be a thirteen part series. Does this mean more episodes were filmed? They said something about production had begun in April this year - does that mean they juiced it up with more footage and with better effects?

Does anybody know any more about this?
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Old September 15 2008, 02:31 PM   #2
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Re: Sanctuary Coming To SciFi....WTF?!?!?

all I know is that Amanda Tapping does a horrible accent
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Old September 15 2008, 03:53 PM   #3
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Re: Sanctuary Coming To SciFi....WTF?!?!?

It's new episodes as far as I can tell.
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Old September 15 2008, 04:17 PM   #4
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Re: Sanctuary Coming To SciFi....WTF?!?!?

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all I know is that Amanda Tapping does a horrible accent
Ill second that. Why even bother if you cant pull it off at all. She just sounds stupid...
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Old September 15 2008, 05:51 PM   #5
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Just saw a banner ad here(yeah, tell your clients they DO work!)that "Sanctuary" was coming to SciFi in October.

They said this would be a thirteen part series. Does this mean more episodes were filmed? They said something about production had begun in April this year - does that mean they juiced it up with more footage and with better effects?

Does anybody know any more about this?
They are essentially remaking the series for television. They won't be running the original 15min online episodes as NBC tried with the online show Quarterlife during the Writer's strike. I read recently (think it was last week) that the 1st episode will delve more into Helen Magnus' backstory, which was kept mostly under wraps during the course of the online segments.
I can't recall the site where I read that..I'll try sifting thru the browser's history to see if I can find that page for you.
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Old September 15 2008, 09:55 PM   #6
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Re: Sanctuary Coming To SciFi....WTF?!?!?

So I guess the question is whether or not the web series experiment failed?
If they're going to TV, I guess the answer is that we're still not ready for online distribution.
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Old September 15 2008, 11:11 PM   #7
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Here's what I read. An interview with Martin Wood.
As Wood mentioned, Sanctuary originally began life on the Internet and premiered last year as a series of eight 15-minute webisodes, which constituted a two-hour pilot. The show was later picked up for TV by The SCI FI Channel and debuts on October 3rd. Created by former Stargate SG-1 writer/producer Damian Kindler, Sanctuary tells the story of Dr. Helen Magnus, a brilliant scientist and immortal beauty who is carrying on her father’s (Dr. Anthony Magnus) work to seek out, study and help abnormals (creatures connected to the evolution of humankind and that roam the Earth). Based in a top secret and massive research facility called Sanctuary, Helen is assisted by her new protégé, Dr. Will Zimmerman, and her daughter Ashley (Emilie Ullerup). These characters as well as others are introduced in the show’s pilot episode, "Sanctuary for All", which has been re-shot for TV.

“The Sanctuary web pilot that we made was an experiment to see how quickly and how well we could get something on the Internet in a very limited amount of time and with limited resources,” recalls Wood. “With it, we made any mistakes that we needed to make and learned from them. The look for the TV pilot will be quite different in that we have a much larger VFX team with us now, so we can throw much more at them. We previously had an in-house team doing our VFX and they did an incredible job. That team, however, would have needed to expand by at least four times in order to do what we’re doing now with the program.
http://www.newsarama.com/tv/080910-sanctuary-wood.html

The article contains 'premise' spoilers for the series, with a bit of info about a change or two from the web series.
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Old September 16 2008, 04:53 AM   #8
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DontFeedPhil wrote: View Post
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all I know is that Amanda Tapping does a horrible accent
Ill second that. Why even bother if you cant pull it off at all. She just sounds stupid...
Well she was born in England but it's been along time since she's been there.
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Old September 16 2008, 05:24 AM   #9
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firehawk12 wrote: View Post
So I guess the question is whether or not the web series experiment failed?
OR it's incredibly successful...it's moving to TV and getting brand new episodes, etc. With a bigger budget and more exposure.

So, as a way of attracting attention in order to move to TV...successful.

As just a web series...no.
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Old September 16 2008, 05:54 AM   #10
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DWF wrote: View Post
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all I know is that Amanda Tapping does a horrible accent
Ill second that. Why even bother if you cant pull it off at all. She just sounds stupid...
Well she was born in England but it's been along time since she's been there.
No doubt she's heard British accents all her life-her parents' for starters, so I wouldn't think she couldn't pull one off.
Just think of it this way....she must be one heck of an actress-playing a US Air Force officer for over 12 years, to make someone think she she can't imitate her family's home dialect.
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Old September 16 2008, 06:34 AM   #11
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Re: Sanctuary Coming To SciFi....WTF?!?!?

yes, the show is coming. a real show. i think it's a retooling of the webisodes to be... actually good. lol. i hope it's good.

as far as her accent... yea... >_< i'm not even british and i cringed at it. i think they were going for a more "i was british, but i've lived so long and travled everywhere that my accent is losing cohesion" type of thing. hey at least she looks better in long brunette. in my opinion at least.
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Old September 16 2008, 07:52 AM   #12
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I didn't notice her accent was particularly bad. I've certainly heard worse coming from much more experienced and higher paid actors, so I think we can let her off. If anything I thought it had a slight Canadian twinge, but that's not surprising.

I really must watch the webisodes for this as I downloaded them a while ago but only watched the first five or ten minutes.

Oh and as for people loosing their accent away from home, I can certainly attest to that. In school I had a tech teacher who had a right middle class accent. Wasn't until my last year that we found out she was originally from Nevada.
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Old September 16 2008, 11:22 AM   #13
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cor blimey amanda tapping!
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Old September 16 2008, 01:27 PM   #14
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Re: Sanctuary Coming To SciFi....WTF?!?!?

I had no idea this existed in another form before this series!
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Old October 3 2008, 10:23 PM   #15
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ITV1 in the UK has just run a ad for this. It will be on ITV4 on monday at 9pm.
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