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Old October 25 2013, 06:47 AM   #2671
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Chuck co-creator Chris Fedak is returning to NBC with another hourlong project about ordinary people acquiring extraordinary abilities

The untitled Chris Fedak project revolves around four “broken” people from different walks of life who all have one thing in common — a new chance at a normal life thanks to an anonymous organ donor whose body is used to cure them of their ills. But the ordinary becomes extraordinary when they learn that the mysterious donor was Earth’s mightiest hero, and now each literally carries part of him inside themselves.
Interesting. So I wonder if they will all develop the same abilities or if they different organs will give different abilities.
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Old October 25 2013, 01:51 PM   #2672
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Interesting. So I wonder if they will all develop the same abilities or if they different organs will give different abilities.
Oh, I'd expect different abilities. The one who gets the eyes has super-sight, the one who gets the heart becomes super-strong, something like that.
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Old October 25 2013, 09:39 PM   #2673
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ABC to Adapt Korean Drama ‘Nine: Nine Time Travels’

Written by Derek Simonds, the untitled drama, described as part thriller, part epic love story, centers on a man with the ability to travel 20 years back in time who, in trying to alter a murder which destroyed his family, sets off a chain of events that impact the woman he loves and threatens his own life. He embarks on an odyssey through time to make things right.
A Reboot of Charmed Is in the Works at CBS
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Old October 26 2013, 01:50 AM   #2674
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I don't understand rebooting something so recent. To me rebooting should be done to old stuff that we haven't seen done in a modern style.
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Old October 26 2013, 02:41 AM   #2675
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I don't understand rebooting something so recent. To me rebooting should be done to old stuff that we haven't seen done in a modern style.
Well, as the article says, supernatural stuff is fashionable now, so people are looking for anything that fits the bill. And Charmed was and still is a very popular show, bewilderingly.
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Old October 27 2013, 06:44 AM   #2676
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Reboot everything!
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Old October 27 2013, 10:05 AM   #2677
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Every show on TV should be various reboots of Leave It To Beaver-- darker and grittier reboots of Leave It To Beaver.
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Old October 27 2013, 02:30 PM   #2678
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We definitely need a reboot of Lost and Breaking Bad!
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Old October 27 2013, 04:58 PM   #2679
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ABC to Adapt Korean Drama ‘Nine: Nine Time Travels’

Written by Derek Simonds, the untitled drama, described as part thriller, part epic love story, centers on a man with the ability to travel 20 years back in time who, in trying to alter a murder which destroyed his family, sets off a chain of events that impact the woman he loves and threatens his own life. He embarks on an odyssey through time to make things right.
Nine times Nine is my favorite show that I've watched in the last year, but I'm not sure how it adapts to US television because like most Asian dramas it is a self-contained story that doesn't fit the seasonal US TV type thing. The show ran for 20 episodes and the story was finished.

Kim Yun Jin (Sun from Lost) is involved in this as a producer so I'm hopeful that we might actually see more Asian characters in the series. Of course history and my brain tells me this is probably going to wind up like a lot of other ABC series and probably put on Thursday night at 8PM and canceled.
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Old October 27 2013, 05:25 PM   #2680
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That could actually work because it's serious enough (often the case with Korean TV).
OTOH, I don't think the more light-hearted Japanese stuff like Papa to Musume no Nanokakan would translate to western countries.
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Old October 27 2013, 11:50 PM   #2681
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That could actually work because it's serious enough (often the case with Korean TV).
OTOH, I don't think the more light-hearted Japanese stuff like Papa to Musume no Nanokakan would translate to western countries.
Yea. I think the list of shows that could translate to the west without massive changes if fairly small. Japan and Korea do run your lawyer/cop/doctor shows as well, but the US already has them in spades so there's not really much point in copying one. The CW could copy something like Bloody Monday from Japan to give them a 24-like show centered around a teenage hacker.
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Old October 31 2013, 04:24 PM   #2682
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Neal Baer & Conde Nast Sell Drama To The CW Inspired By ‘The Avenger’ Pulp Series

A new take on the Street & Smith pulp series The Avenger is in the works at the CW with Conde Nast Entertainment, which owns Street & Smith, and Neal Baer. The untitled drama project, from CBS Studios where Baer is under an overall deal, is described as an updated Biopunk version of The Avenger. Written by Deric Hughes and Benjamin Raab (Warehouse 13), it tells the story of Alice Benson, a young woman who, in the wake of her parents’ murder, discovers she possesses a super power as a result of genetic bio-hacking which allows her to transform her appearance at will. Alice will use her face-altering talents to investigate the mystery of her parents’ deaths and uncover the origins of her strange ability. The original 1939 Street & Smith magazine series centered on Richard Henson who was revenging the killing of his daughter Alice and his wife.
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Old October 31 2013, 11:13 PM   #2683
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Biopunk? is that a thing now?
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Old November 1 2013, 12:08 AM   #2684
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I think pretty much everything has a "-punk" these days. I guess biopunk is to bioengineering and genetics as cyberpunk was to computers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biopunk
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Old November 1 2013, 09:38 AM   #2685
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This sounds like RINOpunk to me.
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