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Old March 25 2011, 04:54 AM   #1
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new AMC space sci fi series?

Ever since AMC debuted The Walking Dead, I've been hoping they'd do a space related sci fi series. And it looks like they have one in serious contention:

Voyage, from writer/exec producer John Shiban, is described as a grounded look at human beings' first contact with extraterrestrial life seen through the eyes of an ambitious female scientist and her team at Jet Propulsion Laboratories.
Don't worry that the title is very similar to a certain Star Trek series...
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Old March 25 2011, 04:59 AM   #2
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A real-world hard science drama? Sounds good. NASA and JPL deserve some screen-time depiction.
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Old March 25 2011, 05:00 AM   #3
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Re: new AMC space sci fi series?

And this is different from Contact...how, exactly?
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Old March 25 2011, 05:09 AM   #4
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And this is different from Contact...how, exactly?
And this is an interesting and relevant question...how, exactly?
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Old March 25 2011, 05:12 AM   #5
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Re: new AMC space sci fi series?

Well, if it's anything like Walking Dead...

*Lies on the floor on his stomach, hands propping up his head, eagerly staring at the TV*
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Old March 25 2011, 05:14 AM   #6
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I'd give it a try, but it needs to have a tighter through-line and better pacing than last years Rubicon.
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Old March 25 2011, 09:43 AM   #7
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Re: new AMC space sci fi series?

I'd prefer that they adapt Stephen Baxter's alternate history novel, Voyage, but I'll take any decent sci-fi that's on offer. It does sound a lot like Contact, though. I don't know if "grounded" should be taken literally or figuratively.
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Old March 25 2011, 10:32 AM   #8
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Re: new AMC space sci fi series?

Nothing wrong with Contact.

Nothing "much" wrong with Threshhold either.

Surface was meh. Lake Bell should be pretty but somehow she stumbles.

Invasion had a guy on top but the female lead was still quite impressive. Tedious plot though.
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Old March 25 2011, 11:16 AM   #9
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Re: new AMC space sci fi series?

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
And this is different from Contact...how, exactly?
It's not just the concept, but what they do with it. Should we never tell a first contact story again because CONTACT was made?
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Old March 25 2011, 12:17 PM   #10
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Re: new AMC space sci fi series?

As long as they use something other than Prime Numbers to communicate, I'm all for it.
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Old March 25 2011, 12:30 PM   #11
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... and they don't use that muti-axis, gimbal thingy to create wormhole FTL travel as in Contact, Event Horizon, ...
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Old March 25 2011, 02:43 PM   #12
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Maybe it'll be like a TV version of District 9, more deeply examining the idea of aliens coming to Earth and how we'd REALLY react.
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Old March 25 2011, 02:47 PM   #13
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Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
Don't worry that the title is very similar to a certain Star Trek series...
Eh, it's okay nobody watched that series anyway.
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Old March 25 2011, 03:56 PM   #14
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Oh good, I hope this comes off, because by my reckoning there won't be a single space based show on after the lamentable SGU finishes. Unless somebody has better information than I.
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Old March 25 2011, 04:30 PM   #15
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Oh good, I hope this comes off, because by my reckoning there won't be a single space based show on after the lamentable SGU finishes.
Amen to that.
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