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Old March 14 2014, 03:04 PM   #16
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Re: Fred Pohl's "Gateway" to get a TV show?

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Oh, I think the Writers and creative people can be counted on to brighten and jazz up the dark stuff, and gloss over the ships that do not turn back with enough time...I remember liking "Gateway" much better than the subsequent titles...I say! give it a chance and see what happens...

^^^agree with JD above, however, with his point about good source/bad shows...
It's Space Opera, of course we'll give it a chance, despite any reservations we may have with some of the words that have been used (We = Me, at least )
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Old March 14 2014, 03:13 PM   #17
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Oh, I think the Writers and creative people can be counted on to brighten and jazz up the dark stuff, and gloss over the ships that do not turn back with enough time...
Whyever would you think that? We live in a time when dark, grim, depressing shows about amoral or downright evil protagonists are the height of fashion and the darlings of the critics. Look at Battlestar Galactica, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones. The creative people probably selected this project because of "the dark stuff."
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Old March 14 2014, 03:54 PM   #18
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Re: Fred Pohl's "Gateway" to get a TV show?

I'd like an adaptation of Alastair Reynold's Revelation Space series (also very dark -- we're all doooomed) but I'll take Gateway instead. I'm interested to see just how much tweaking the show runners actually do. Will they create an active antagonist other than a faceless corporation or state? Will they make Robinette into a she, more heroic, less flawed, or play up his flawed nature? Will they gloss over the negative aspects of rampant capitalism? Will the Heechee and the Foe show up and when?
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Old March 15 2014, 06:19 PM   #19
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Re: Fred Pohl's "Gateway" to get a TV show?

Seeing how many of you haven't read or even heard of the book makes me feel older than usual ... The first is the best, and I think it has real possibility in a TV series format. The books are a classic illustration of the question-is-more-interesting-than-the-answer syndrome [for all you Lost fans], but that shouldn't come up in a series starting from the beginning. They'll never get far enough for that to be a problem.
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Old March 16 2014, 04:36 PM   #20
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Re: Fred Pohl's "Gateway" to get a TV show?

Ah, but have any of you played the computer games?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gateway_(video_game)

Available on abandonia.com and can be run under DOSBox, I believe.
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Old April 18 2014, 02:32 PM   #21
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Re: Fred Pohl's "Gateway" in development

yeah space opera!
set on a space station although some carved out of hollow asteroid. think of the cave like sets on Star Trek. I still look forward to it from the Deadline article's description and wiki's plot summary.
3 trips to Gateway:
The first is unsuccessful. On the second, he makes a discovery through unauthorized experimentation, but the bonus he is awarded is offset by the large penalty for incapacitating the ship. On his third trip, the Gateway Corporation tries something different: sending two five-person ships, one slightly behind the other, to the same destination.
This gives a lot of characters and 2 different ships that could be half of season 1 but I think the pilot will set it up and episode 2 would be in space and by episode 3 be on Gateway already... too bad they can't have the 3rd trip with the 2 ships be half way through the season...oh well. can't have this show be set mostly on the spaceship...budgetary...
still they are in script stage of development right now so look for 2016 or so?
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Old April 19 2014, 04:16 AM   #22
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Re: Fred Pohl's "Gateway" to get a TV show?

Done right, it could be badass. I'd watch it.
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