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Old October 11 2010, 05:38 PM   #1
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Pan Am 1960s period series in development

ABC is developing an Pan Am-themed drama set in the 1960s.
Hollywood & Vine, originally featured on TNT's 2009 development slate, joins 3 other pilots recently ordered by TNT: Dallas, Perception and an untitled project from Allan Loeb. Period series have been on the rise fueled by the popularity of the 1960s ad agency drama Mad Men on AMC. HBO recently rolled out its prohibition era extravaganza Boardwalk Empire; Showtime is prepping The Borgias, a series set during the Italian Renaissance; AMC ordered pilot Hell on Wheels set during the building of the Union Pacific Railroad in the 1860s; while ABC is developing an Pan Am-themed drama set in the 1960s.
http://www.deadline.com/2010/10/tnt-...i-drama-pilot/

ABC is developing a drama about the Pan Am airline in the 1960s, a time when pilots were cool and stewardesses looked glamorous.
http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=14&cs=1

a network TV show trying to emulate the style of AMC's period drama Mad Men ? The hectic pace of a network drama probably won't allow it to really look great.
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Old October 11 2010, 06:17 PM   #2
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ABC is developing a drama about the Pan Am airline in the 1960s, a time when pilots were cool and stewardesses looked glamorous.
I like the Idea
Could be an interesting show to watch, since I am fond of airplanes..and the 1960s is somehow very cool era
I just hope its well written/produced..
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Old October 11 2010, 06:22 PM   #3
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Wow, I would love to see something like that if they could do it as well as Mad Men, but somehow I doubt it would be. It will be a big job getting airport and aircraft interiors right, though. Not to mention getting non-stock-footage shots of 707s and DC-8s taking off with smoking JT3Ds.

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Old October 11 2010, 06:37 PM   #4
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I wonder if Frank Abagnale Jr. will make an appearance?
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Old October 11 2010, 06:40 PM   #5
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jet engine accuracy - period drama

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getting non-stock-footage shots of 707s and DC-8s taking off with smoking JT3Ds.
For those not in the airline industry:
JT3D is Pratt & Whitney early turbofan engine derived from the Pratt & Whitney JT3C turbojet.


The 707-100 and 720s, with their JT3C were merely converting fuel into noise and smoke.
http://www.pprune.org/archive/index.php/t-362599.html


The Clean Air Act of 1970 and amended since six times by the FAA changed things.
In January 1975 compliance with the fuel venting emission standards started.

smoke emissions standards in 40 CFR Part 87 for JT3D engines manufactured on and after January 1, 1978. A fourth amendment, SFAR 27-4 (45 FR 71960; October 30, 1980) was issued to require phased smoke emissions compliance of in-use JT3D engines beginning on January 1, 1981, with total compliance required by January 1, 1985.
Fuel Venting and Exhaust Emission Requirements for Turbine Engine Powered Airplanes


So for a period series set in the 1960s I'm going to guess that the production company would use all CGI-planes for in-flight, takeoffs & landings and either all CGI-airports or part plate shots that the CGI planes and ground equipment are composited into. The planes will probably have the smoking FX on the CGI engines/planes.
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Old October 11 2010, 06:44 PM   #6
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Re: Pan Am 1960s period series in development

So "Mad Men" is the new "Lost"?
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Old October 11 2010, 10:06 PM   #7
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I like the idea- it'd be cool if they got Brent Spiner to reprise his role from The Aviator
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Old October 11 2010, 10:13 PM   #8
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I wonder if Frank Abagnale Jr. will make an appearance?
Funny, I immediately thought of Mad Men and Catch Me If You Can on reading about this.
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Old October 11 2010, 10:19 PM   #9
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Re: Pan Am 1960s period series in development

Pilots are still cool. It's just that the industry fails to pay them enough and then wonders why it doesn't have enough people wanting to become pilots.
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Old October 11 2010, 10:24 PM   #10
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I like the idea- it'd be cool if they got Brent Spiner to reprise his role from The Aviator

Would be funny if they had Alec Baldwin playing his role from The Aviator, too (he was Pan Am owner Juan Tripp).
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Old October 11 2010, 10:28 PM   #11
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Re: Pan Am 1960s period series in development

A little off-topic, but anyone interested in old planes, should check out Ice Pilots, a Canadian reality series set in the Canadian North. It's a bit like Ice Road Truckers, but so much better with the drama of airplanes. The small company flies planes like the Douglas DC-3 in -40 degrees in remote locations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_Pilots

This Pan-Am series sounds quite interesting. I wonder if they'll have Howard Hughes as one of the characters.
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Old October 11 2010, 11:57 PM   #12
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Lonemagpie wrote: View Post
I like the idea- it'd be cool if they got Brent Spiner to reprise his role from The Aviator

Would be funny if they had Alec Baldwin playing his role from The Aviator, too (he was Pan Am owner Juan Tripp).
That'd be great!
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Old October 12 2010, 12:02 AM   #13
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Owain Taggart wrote: View Post
A little off-topic, but anyone interested in old planes, should check out Ice Pilots, a Canadian reality series set in the Canadian North. It's a bit like Ice Road Truckers, but so much better with the drama of airplanes. The small company flies planes like the Douglas DC-3 in -40 degrees in remote locations.
Thanks for the hint, I'll definitely check that out - the DC-3 is my favorite.
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Old October 12 2010, 01:58 AM   #14
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jefferiestubes8 wrote: View Post
The 707-100 and 720s, with their JT3C were merely converting fuel into noise and smoke.
Indeed! Especially with water injection:
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Ameri...123/0541868/M/

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Old October 12 2010, 02:53 AM   #15
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I wonder if Frank Abagnale Jr. will make an appearance?
I don't care whether he shows up or not -- as long as we get to see lots of women wearing those old stewardess outfits.



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