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Old September 27 2012, 03:40 PM   #31
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Re: Thomas Edison crime fighter? NBC pilot in development

^No, no, no, It's a special police taskforce that has setup in a creaky old steamboat ala Nash Bridges.
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Old September 27 2012, 04:46 PM   #32
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What's next? HG Wells as a time travelling female adventurer? Winston Churchill and Daleks? Mark Twain on the Enterprise? Amelia Earhart in the Delta Quadrant? Madness!
Not forgetting Elvis and (a black) JFK living in a retirement home, fighting an evil Mummy.

I agree probably a missed opportunity to use the cooler Tesla. After all, no show has ever featured him prominently.
He is prominent in the movie The Prestige, though.
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Old September 27 2012, 06:26 PM   #33
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What's next? HG Wells as a time travelling female adventurer? Winston Churchill and Daleks? Mark Twain on the Enterprise? Amelia Earhart in the Delta Quadrant? Madness!
Not forgetting Elvis and (a black) JFK living in a retirement home, fighting an evil Mummy..
Or Sigmund Freud teaming up with Sherlock Holmes. Or H. G. Wells chasing Jack the Ripper through time.

(Nicholas Meyer probably helped kicked off this whole trend with both THE SEVEN PERCENT SOLUTION and TIME AFTER TIME.)
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Old September 27 2012, 07:36 PM   #34
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The difference being that those were actually both good movies

But yeah, a Tesla series would be cool. Have David Bowie reprise his role from The Prestige.
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Old September 27 2012, 08:23 PM   #35
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Oh no, it would have to be a twentysomething Tesla! early 30s at the oldest.

Judging from his photo, the best match in looks is...Milo Ventimiglia!

For the villainous Edison, I nominate...Matthew Fox!
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Old September 27 2012, 08:45 PM   #36
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Note to NBC: Screw Edison.

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Tesla was cooler.
THIS!
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Old September 27 2012, 09:55 PM   #37
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Mr. Adventure wrote: View Post
What's next? HG Wells as a time travelling female adventurer? Winston Churchill and Daleks? Mark Twain on the Enterprise? Amelia Earhart in the Delta Quadrant? Madness!
Not forgetting Elvis and (a black) JFK living in a retirement home, fighting an evil Mummy.

I agree probably a missed opportunity to use the cooler Tesla. After all, no show has ever featured him prominently.
He is prominent in the movie The Prestige, though.
I was being facetious about Sanctuary which I only saw a few episodes but I'm pretty sure Tesla was in it.
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Old September 27 2012, 11:33 PM   #38
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Tesla was cooler.

Oh, God, they're probably going to make Tesla a villain.
Actually, they'll make Tesla the partner in crime fighting who actually solves all the cases. Edison will just take all the credit.
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Old September 28 2012, 01:59 AM   #39
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^No, no, no, It's a special police taskforce that has setup in a creaky old steamboat ala Nash Bridges.
Dammit. Did I not specify that it was a "special police taskforce" in the steamboat? I meant to type "special profiling/superscience examining/paranormal division police taskforce". Missed my morning coffee.
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Old September 28 2012, 02:27 AM   #40
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Warehouse 13 has had H.G. Wells (a woman whose brother posed as the author of her books) as a time traveling agent, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, M.C. Escher, and Philo Farnsworth as designers of the warehouse and/or its tech (the guns are called Teslas and the audio/video communicators Fansworths), so it would be cool to get a Steampunk prequel series in the vein of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and The Wild Wild West starring various historical figures.
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Old September 28 2012, 02:32 AM   #41
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Oh! Can he be a vampire hunter, too?
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Old September 28 2012, 02:35 AM   #42
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Oh! Can he be a vampire hunter, too?
Isn't Tesla a vampire on Sanctuary?
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