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Old September 12 2012, 03:03 AM   #241
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^ Which is how we got Alien.
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Old September 12 2012, 03:20 AM   #242
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^How so?
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Old September 12 2012, 05:10 AM   #243
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Logically from the timeline... I'm guessing Alien had been on the shelf for a while but when Star Wars started making hundreds of millions of dollars, it was fast tracked out of development hell.
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Old September 12 2012, 09:49 AM   #244
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Oh he turned them down?

Then it's Moffats fault.

Glaring error in the CBS preview last night.

One of the Two Broke Girls says... "And now for a show that's really Elementary."

It's almost as if someone writing the copy doesn't know the meaning of the word.
I think Moffat's still smarting from the abject failure that was the US version of Coupling.

There's nothing to say we have to sell our concept just cos the USofA comes a calling.
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Old September 12 2012, 11:17 AM   #245
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9 episodes of a failed us sitcom probably earned him more money than the first three seasons of doctor who.
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Old September 12 2012, 11:23 AM   #246
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I think Moffat would prefer being his own boss on Sherlock on BBC rather than watering down the product to get a full season. Also he has got Doctor Who to run which he has loved growing up. Why would he want to get involved in anything else?
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Old September 12 2012, 11:31 AM   #247
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Imagine a character knocked on your door late at night and said "I want to buy your car."

You say, "I have to go to work in the morning, don't be an idiot."

He offers you 5 times the blue book value, but you really can't be bothered, so you tell him to bugger off and you go back to bed, only to find in the morning that your car has been stolen.
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Old September 12 2012, 12:07 PM   #248
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Some things arent for sale...

Just because Robert Redford offers you a million dollars for your wife, Demi Moore, doesn't mean you should accept...
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Old September 12 2012, 12:16 PM   #249
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^How so?
If memory serves, Alien was a script that Fox had had sitting on the shelf for five or six years, and once Star Wars hit they wanted something else in a spaceship and Alien was the only thing they had ready to go.
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Old September 12 2012, 06:43 PM   #250
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Imagine a character knocked on your door late at night and said "I want to buy your car."

You say, "I have to go to work in the morning, don't be an idiot."

He offers you 5 times the blue book value, but you really can't be bothered, so you tell him to bugger off and you go back to bed, only to find in the morning that your car has been stolen.


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Some things arent for sale...

Just because Robert Redford offers you a million dollars for your wife, Demi Moore, doesn't mean you should accept...
But the next morning you might wake to find that Demi Moore has buggered off with Robert Redford anyway.
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Old September 12 2012, 07:10 PM   #251
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I think Moffat would prefer being his own boss on Sherlock on BBC rather than watering down the product to get a full season. Also he has got Doctor Who to run which he has loved growing up. Why would he want to get involved in anything else?
I don't think CBS wanted Moffat to come to run an American Sherlock. I think, like NBC did with Coupling, they just wanted the concept and they always had an American producer in mind for a present day American Holmes. And they also wanted to prevent any legal hassles and nuisance suits down the road.
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Old September 13 2012, 02:50 AM   #252
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I liked it when they had the indecent proposal on mad About You.

they'rein vegas playing games.

A Robertredoforlookinglike bloke walks up to the Buchmans... "I'll give you a million dollars to sleep with your wife."

Jaimie looks at Paul, and Paul looks at Jaimie.

"You good with that honey?"

"Sounds perfectly reasonable."

"Well, I'll see you tomorrow then."

And Paul goes back to rolling dice unconcerned about what just happened.
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Old September 29 2012, 01:40 AM   #253
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Watched the pilot episode last night. I'm pretty sure this show came about because someone said "Hey, what should we do with these unused Monk scripts?"
I know Monk is a take off of Sherlock Holmes, but this version is a complete rip-off of Monk except the main character is a drug addict instead of having OCD, and it's set in New York instead of San Francisco.
Aside from the obvious similarities of noticing a bunch of minor things and putting them together in way to solve crimes, here are the all-too-striking similarities between the two shows:
1. The sidekick is a female in the medical profession (Sharona was a nurse, Watson was a surgeon), who more of less unwillingly goes along with the main character.
2. Monk/Sherlock works as a civilian contractor to the police department.
3. Monk/Sherlock's best friend is a Police Captain and former co-worker who spends too much time working cases and not actually being a Police Captain.
4. The Police Captain is partnered with kind of a dim-witted detective who doesn't like the main character upstaging them (Randy didn't like Monk in the beginning).
5. Both characters breakdowns came about because of a woman. Monk had a breakdown because of the death of his wife, and Sherlock went into drug addiction because someting happened to a woman he was in a relationship with (obviously more of this to come).
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Old September 29 2012, 02:28 AM   #254
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Holmes has always been a drug addict.

Watson has always been a doctor

Holmes invented the idea of "Consulting Detective"

Gregson is a character from the Holmes stories

Holmes always shows up and frustrates the cops.

I assume the woman will turn out to be Irene Adler.
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Old September 29 2012, 03:54 AM   #255
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Re: Lucy Liu cast as Watson in CBS' Sherlock Holmes show

I watched the pilot and thought it was totally uninspired. The mystery certainly wasn't something to keep anyone's interest, so what else is there? Characters. I didn't feel like we were doing much of exploring their characters and there wasn't much of Sherlock in the show, nor Watson. If this is what they put together for the pilot to represent in general what you can expect from the series, I would pass on future shows. Stick with Sherlock on BBC. Ultimately, I would probably characterize it as Sherlock in name only, but then again it is only called "Elementary".
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