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Old July 11 2013, 05:32 PM   #46
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Summer Glau has been on so many cancelled shows because she gets hired on so many shows.
She only gets hired on so many shows because her shows keep getting cancelled, freeing her up to be hired on other shows.
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Old July 11 2013, 10:57 PM   #47
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I really hope this is done as a period piece. It will hardly be worth it otherwise.
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Old July 11 2013, 11:24 PM   #48
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I really hope this is done as a period piece. It will hardly be worth it otherwise.
I was thinking without Moore's writing or the movie's budget if it justified the effort. I believe Moore's later volumes were set in later time periods as well. I guess it would depend on whether the showrunners were interested and invested in that setting.
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Old July 12 2013, 12:39 AM   #49
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Summer Glau has been on so many cancelled shows because she gets hired on so many shows.
She only gets hired on so many shows because her shows keep getting cancelled, freeing her up to be hired on other shows.
And there are many, many actors you could say the exact same thing about. Most shows get cancelled. That is the norm, not the exception. There are far, far more short-lived TV series than long-lived ones.
Yeah, I know. But you could detect my tone of jest, surely? I wasn't actually arguing with your point.
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Old July 12 2013, 03:17 AM   #50
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^It's hard to tell over the Internet. There are people out there who seem to sincerely believe this myth.
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Old July 12 2013, 03:25 AM   #51
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I really hope this is done as a period piece. It will hardly be worth it otherwise.
I was thinking without Moore's writing or the movie's budget if it justified the effort. I believe Moore's later volumes were set in later time periods as well. I guess it would depend on whether the showrunners were interested and invested in that setting.
Yeah, he moved forward in time with each volume. One of the more recent ones took place in the 1960s and the 2000s.
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Old July 12 2013, 03:32 AM   #52
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I really hope this is done as a period piece. It will hardly be worth it otherwise.
Isn't PBS always showing low budget period piece shows? It doesn't seem that hard to do a show during that era.

Whether that kind of show with will attract an audience is another matter entirely!
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Old July 12 2013, 03:37 AM   #53
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Isn't PBS always showing low budget period piece shows? It doesn't seem that hard to do a show during that era.
I think those are usually imports from England.

Isn't The CW doing a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries that's set entirely in the past?
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^^ No, that will be set in contemporary New Orleans, although they do seem to be going for a retro atmosphere.

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I really hope this is done as a period piece. It will hardly be worth it otherwise.
I was thinking without Moore's writing or the movie's budget if it justified the effort. I believe Moore's later volumes were set in later time periods as well. I guess it would depend on whether the showrunners were interested and invested in that setting.
Yeah, he moved forward in time with each volume. One of the more recent ones took place in the 1960s and the 2000s.
But he uses different characters in different eras.

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Isn't PBS always showing low budget period piece shows? It doesn't seem that hard to do a show during that era.

Whether that kind of show with will attract an audience is another matter entirely!
It probably wouldn't, unfortunately, but I like those period pieces.
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Old July 12 2013, 10:04 AM   #55
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^It's hard to tell over the Internet. There are people out there who seem to sincerely believe this myth.
My apologies then. It wasn't my intent to annoy anyone, just having a laugh.
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^^ No, that will be set in contemporary New Orleans, although they do seem to be going for a retro atmosphere.

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I was thinking without Moore's writing or the movie's budget if it justified the effort. I believe Moore's later volumes were set in later time periods as well. I guess it would depend on whether the showrunners were interested and invested in that setting.
Yeah, he moved forward in time with each volume. One of the more recent ones took place in the 1960s and the 2000s.
But he uses different characters in different eras.
Some of the characters are immortal or long lived, so they show up in many eras. Mina, Alan and Orlando have been in almost every volume.
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Old July 13 2013, 04:05 AM   #57
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I wonder if the success or failure of NBC's Dracula will impact the chances of seeing this go to series? It is kind of similar, they are both Victorian England fantasies.
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Old July 13 2013, 09:35 AM   #58
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Yeah, he moved forward in time with each volume. One of the more recent ones took place in the 1960s and the 2000s.
But he uses different characters in different eras.
Some of the characters are immortal or long lived, so they show up in many eras. Mina, Alan and Orlando have been in almost every volume.
True, and that would be fine. I just wouldn't want to see a Sherlock-like update.
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Old July 13 2013, 04:42 PM   #59
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But he uses different characters in different eras.
Some of the characters are immortal or long lived, so they show up in many eras. Mina, Alan and Orlando have been in almost every volume.
True, and that would be fine. I just wouldn't want to see a Sherlock-like update.
That would kind of defeat the purpose, as the concept is literary characters teaming up. That can be used in different eras, as Moore has done. I can see them doing a Once Upon A Time and having parallel plotlines set in different eras, with the "immortals" appearing in both.
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Old July 14 2013, 03:17 AM   #60
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I just read about the modern story on Wikipedia........ and I guess Moore isn't a Harry Potter fan.
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