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Old November 1 2013, 06:06 PM   #2686
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Vinnie Jones Set For ABC’s ‘Galavant’ Pilot

Vinnie Jones is the first actor cast in ABC’s single-camera pilot Galavant, a comedy fairytale written by The Neighbors creator Dan Fogelman, with Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken attached to write the music. Produced by ABC Studios, Galavant centers on handsome Prince Galavant and his quest for revenge over the king who stole his one true love. Jones will play Gareth, King Galahad’s badass, scary Scottish henchman
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Old November 4 2013, 09:53 PM   #2687
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Promo for SyFy's Helix

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Old November 5 2013, 05:33 AM   #2688
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Looks good.
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Old November 5 2013, 05:59 AM   #2689
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I want to like Helix, but that trailer doesn't do anything for me.
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Old November 5 2013, 07:26 AM   #2690
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Just as an aside, Helix was the name of the make-believe blockbuster film in Notting Hill that Julia Roberts' character starred in, that had a "psychopathic flesh-eating robot".
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Old November 5 2013, 02:43 PM   #2691
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Judging from the trailer, the Notting Hill "Helix" is the one we really want to see.

Not conclusive of course, it is possible to make a crappy trailer for a decent movie/show. I'm sure you can think of lots of examples.
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Old November 5 2013, 02:57 PM   #2692
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I want to like Helix, but that trailer doesn't do anything for me.
Me neither. I am so sick of that damn Luddite "We mustn't tamper with the laws of nature!" meme. Humans have been "tampering with nature" since the first time we domesticated a plant or cured a disease. I want science fiction that treats science as the solution, not the problem.
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I want to like Helix, but that trailer doesn't do anything for me.
Also, why is anyone that was once involved with the X-Files obsessed with the black oil and the Antarctic?
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Old November 5 2013, 04:18 PM   #2694
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Also, why is anyone that was once involved with the X-Files obsessed with the black oil and the Antarctic?
As far as I can tell, only one member of the show's production staff, Steven Maeda, ever worked on The X-Files, as a story editor for two seasons. This is primarily Ron Moore's show.
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As far as I can tell, only one member of the show's production staff, Steven Maeda, ever worked on The X-Files, as a story editor for two seasons. This is primarily Ron Moore's show.
I see. This seems like a modern version of the Adromeda Strain
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Hourman Added to The CW's Superhero Roster

The network that brought you Arrow is developing Hourman, a drama based on a DC Comics character who can see flashes of terrible things that will happen an hour in the future, TVLine has confirmed.
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Hourman Added to The CW's Superhero Roster

The network that brought you Arrow is developing Hourman, a drama based on a DC Comics character who can see flashes of terrible things that will happen an hour in the future, TVLine has confirmed.
So not the pill popping Hourman who gets an hour of super strength?
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Old November 5 2013, 08:39 PM   #2698
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Hourman Added to The CW's Superhero Roster

The network that brought you Arrow is developing Hourman, a drama based on a DC Comics character who can see flashes of terrible things that will happen an hour in the future, TVLine has confirmed.
So not the pill popping Hourman who gets an hour of super strength?
The Rick Tyler Hourman does have that power, like his father the Golden Age Hourman, but he also has an hourglass that gives him visions of the future. I can see why that would be more TV-friendly than popping addictive pills to get superpowers.
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So not the pill popping Hourman who gets an hour of super strength?
The Rick Tyler Hourman does have that power, like his father the Golden Age Hourman, but he also has an hourglass that gives him visions of the future. I can see why that would be more TV-friendly than popping addictive pills to get superpowers.
Yes, more TV friendly, but I think taking the addictive substance Miraclo would make a better story. You don't have to reveal it's addictive right away, but slowly, until our hero realizes he is hooked.
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^But showing a protagonist taking pills that give him power could fall under the category of "imitatable acts" and risk giving impressionable young viewers the wrong idea about what kind of behaviors they should emulate. At least, I can believe that the networks would fear that possibility. Sure, maybe you could get a rich and meaningful story about drug addiction out of it, but I'm not surprised that the CW would prefer to play it safe and avoid the issue.
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