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Old September 8 2013, 04:23 AM   #2581
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Yeah, I'm not sure what to make of the evil Dorothy & Co. Oz show. I like apocalyptic stuff and I've enjoyed most of Orci/Kurtzman's stuff, so I might give that one a chance.
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Old September 13 2013, 11:34 PM   #2582
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This could be interesting:

ABC Present-Day Drama Project Set In America That Lost Revolutionary War
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Old September 14 2013, 12:01 AM   #2583
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^Intriguing.
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Old September 14 2013, 12:51 AM   #2584
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^So it's That Episode of Sliders: The Series.
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Old September 14 2013, 09:23 AM   #2585
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That is interesting. At first I thought of The Two Georges, but in this one not only was the war fought and lost, but we are still fighting for independence-- presumably not in an all-out war, if it says the war was lost. Definitely an odd project for ABC.
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Old September 14 2013, 04:54 PM   #2586
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That is interesting. At first I thought of The Two Georges, but in this one not only was the war fought and lost, but we are still fighting for independence-- presumably not in an all-out war, if it says the war was lost. Definitely an odd project for ABC.
I wonder what the reaction will be if the ongoing war is basically a terrorist front fighting against the British regime ruling the colonies.

The modern day rebels using IRA, Al Qaeda/Hezbollah tactics.
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Old September 14 2013, 05:56 PM   #2587
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Sounds soapy, like Revolution.
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Old September 14 2013, 06:32 PM   #2588
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That is interesting. At first I thought of The Two Georges, but in this one not only was the war fought and lost, but we are still fighting for independence-- presumably not in an all-out war, if it says the war was lost. Definitely an odd project for ABC.
I wonder what the reaction will be if the ongoing war is basically a terrorist front fighting against the British regime ruling the colonies.

The modern day rebels using IRA, Al Qaeda/Hezbollah tactics.
That's exactly what I was thinking. Weird.
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Old September 15 2013, 04:26 AM   #2589
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That is interesting. At first I thought of The Two Georges, but in this one not only was the war fought and lost, but we are still fighting for independence-- presumably not in an all-out war, if it says the war was lost. Definitely an odd project for ABC.
Is it really any more odd than Once Upon A Time or Agents of S.H.E.I.D?
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Old September 15 2013, 10:14 AM   #2590
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Well, it seems so to me. OUAT is derived from Disney versions of fairy-tale characters. SHIELD does strike me as odd, too, but it's derived from a hyper-successful theatrical movie. But an ongoing alternate universe story about losing the Revolutionary War? Definitely an odd choice for a mainstream network.
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Old September 15 2013, 11:57 AM   #2591
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Well, it seems so to me. OUAT is derived from Disney versions of fairy-tale characters. SHIELD does strike me as odd, too, but it's derived from a hyper-successful theatrical movie. But an ongoing alternate universe story about losing the Revolutionary War? Definitely an odd choice for a mainstream network.
I think the other major factor that makes OUAT and SHIELD not be so strange for ABC is that Disney owns ABC and Disney owns Marvel.

It makes sense that they would make use of properties they own to fill programming on the major broadcast network they own. It also keeps those brands in the public eye more to generate interest for other ventures set in those universes or using characters/themes from them.

Once Disney bought LucasFilms it pretty much became almost guaranteed that if a live action series set in the Star Wars unvierse happened it would be on ABC (and about a month ago stories did come out that ABC was in talks for such a series).
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Old September 15 2013, 10:03 PM   #2592
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^^ Yeah, I agree.
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Old September 16 2013, 05:36 PM   #2593
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Penny Dreadful: Billie Piper Joins Cast
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Old September 17 2013, 05:28 PM   #2594
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Dystopian Future Drama ‘The Lottery’ Gets Lifetime Pilot Order

Lifetime has given a pilot order to The Lottery, a futuristic conspiracy thriller. Written by feature/longform writer Timothy J. Sexton (Children Of Men, Boycott), Lottery is set in a world destined for extinction as women have stopped having children. When remarkably 100 embryos are successfully fertilized, a national lottery is held to decide the surrogates. As conflict, control and mystery over this important scientific breakthrough unfolds, government interests and power begin to dominate one of the most personal and basic elements of humanity — the right to have a family
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That is interesting. At first I thought of The Two Georges, but in this one not only was the war fought and lost, but we are still fighting for independence-- presumably not in an all-out war, if it says the war was lost. Definitely an odd project for ABC.
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