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Old October 5 2012, 09:20 AM   #1636
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^^ Yeah, right. They're just getting rid of them to have some peace and quiet.
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Old October 5 2012, 01:20 PM   #1637
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Alloy Sells Post-Apocalyptic Drama To CW

Alloy Entertainment has sold sci-fi pitch The Hundred to the CW. Written by Jason Rothenberg, The Hundred is set a hundred years after mankind destroyed itself. Space-bound survivors take the first step to re-colonize Earth as 100 juvenile delinquents are released to the surface of a wildly changed planet, with the survival of the human race entirely in their hands
So it's the colonization of Australia, but with teenagers. Seems an odd strategy. If it were just about getting rid of some undesirables, that would be understandable, but if the survival of the whole species is at stake, shouldn't it be entrusted to responsible adults?
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Old October 5 2012, 03:46 PM   #1638
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Not the demographic CW's going for...
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Old October 5 2012, 04:47 PM   #1639
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Not the demographic CW's going for...
You know, Logan's Run would be perfect for the CW, especially if you kept the age cutoff at 21 years, as in the original novel . . . .
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Old October 5 2012, 04:52 PM   #1640
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Since this is the CW, the juvenile delinquents will be Jets-vs-Sharks delinquent, not Bloods-vs-Crips. They will all be very pretty and pouty, angsty and tragic. I'd rather see the damn space colony and what the grownups are dong there!
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Old October 5 2012, 07:26 PM   #1641
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Matt Murdock, call your lawyer...oh wait, you are a lawyer...

Second Sight centers on a homicide detective going blind who turns his affliction into an advantage – using his heightened senses and intuition to solve crimes.
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Old October 5 2012, 09:15 PM   #1642
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^^^ Sounds like the short lived show Blind Justice.

‘Chuck’ Creators Chris Fedak And Josh Schwartz Sell ‘Midnighters’ Drama To Fox

A year after Chuck ended its run, the cult dramedy’s creators Chris Fedak and Josh Schwartz have reunited for Midnighters, a drama based on the Alloy sci-fi/fantasy book trilogy by Scott Westerfeld.

Midnighters, which has received a script commitment, is a drama centered on a small group of people all born at the stroke of midnight who have access to the 25th hour of the day.
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Old October 5 2012, 10:02 PM   #1643
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Hmm, at least it's not an overused concept. Zachary Levi doesn't have a TV gig right now, maybe they should rehire the guy.
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Old October 6 2012, 03:02 AM   #1644
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So, I don't get it? The Midnighters get an extra hour of sleep?
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Old October 6 2012, 03:11 AM   #1645
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So, I don't get it? The Midnighters get an extra hour of sleep?
According to the blurb on the first book:

Strange things happen at midnight in the town of Bixby, Oklahoma.

Time freezes.

Nobody moves.

For one secret hour each night, the town belongs to the dark creatures that haunt the shadows. Only a small group of people know about the secret hour -- only they are free to move about the midnight time.

These people call themselves Midnighters. Each one has a different power that is strongest at midnight: Seer, Mindcaster, Acrobat, Polymath. For years the Midnighters and the dark creatures have shared the secret hour, uneasily avoiding one another. All that changes when the new girl with an unmistakable midnight aura appears at Bixby High School.
So I'd expect a lot of The Dead Zone-style FX shots of people moving around in a frozen world. And Wikipedia says the "secret hour" is called "the Blue Time," so probably the whole thing will be tinted blue-ish.
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Old October 6 2012, 09:26 AM   #1646
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That's certainly an interesting idea and I'm intrigued, but we'll have to see what the execution is like.
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Old October 6 2012, 09:06 PM   #1647
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Another concept where I wonder if they can hang a multi-season series on.
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Old October 7 2012, 07:53 PM   #1648
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Yet another SyFy reality series. It sounds like it has potential. Is a Trekkian utopia really all its cracked up to be? if forced to live in utopia, would humans go nuts and prefer the Hobbesian struggle for survival? At least, that's what I think they're describing, the description is too vague to know for sure.

In Opposite Worlds, twenty people from all walks of life are mixed together in two opposing teams that live in two distinctly different worlds – the Past and the Future.* The Future is a Utopia where every wish can be granted with a push of a button; the Past is a constant struggle for survival. Each week, players compete in a series of challenges to determine who lives in the Past and who lives in the Future.
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Old October 7 2012, 08:36 PM   #1649
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Sounds more like the "past" and the "future" are just the rewards/penalties for whoever loses or wins the weekly competitions. It's just Survivor with a different setting.
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Old October 7 2012, 09:10 PM   #1650
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Yeah, a Trekkian pseudo-Utopia cannot be simulated on a game show. Plus which, none of the contestants would have the mindset of someone who is born into such a culture. Still, it has the potential to be interesting and is a more worthy topic for such a show than most.
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