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Old October 18 2013, 12:09 AM   #2656
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'Hieroglyph': Fox Orders Ancient Egyptian Action Adventure Straight To Series

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Old October 18 2013, 02:02 PM   #2657
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ABC Adapting Young Adult book series 'Beta'

Beta... is set in the near future when clones have become the enslaved work force for the wealthy. But when a new Beta model is introduced and discovers the dark truth about her own origins, she also begins to uncover secrets and lies within the utopian island community she’s serving.
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Old October 18 2013, 05:15 PM   #2658
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BBC America Orders ‘Intruders’; Original Series From ‘X-Files’ Alum Glen Morgan

BBC America has greenlit Intruders, an eight-episode original series based on Michael Marshall Smith’s 2007 novel The Intruders. Glen Morgan (The X-Files, Those Who Kill) is the writer and executive producer on the series that’s about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others.
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Old October 19 2013, 01:49 AM   #2659
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Hieroglyphs could be cool. But I'm assuming they'll go with a mostly white, and probably British, cast, instead of, you know, people who look like they could have actually lived in ancient Egypt.
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Old October 19 2013, 07:49 AM   #2660
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Yep, The Ten Commandments all over again.
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Old October 19 2013, 10:19 AM   #2661
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Heiroglyph has potential. It sounds like an ancient Egyptian twist on It Takes A Thief.
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Old October 19 2013, 06:30 PM   #2662
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Hieroglyphs could be cool. But I'm assuming they'll go with a mostly white, and probably British, cast, instead of, you know, people who look like they could have actually lived in ancient Egypt.
What... Liz Taylor lived back in ancient Egypt, in fact she was a Queen or something
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Old October 20 2013, 05:53 AM   #2663
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ABC Gives Cast- Contingent Pilot Order To Paranormal Comedy

The project, based on an Australian format, was developed at ABC last season when it had a put pilot commitment. Strange Calls centers on good-hearted, bumbling Boston cop Toby Banks, who is exiled to night duty on Nantucket island, where strange, unexplainable occurrences become the norm nine months out of the year. Working out of a creaky lighthouse on the outskirts of town, he is teamed with Gregor, the eccentric lighthouse keeper and local paranormal authority. The two make an unlikely crimefighting duo dealing with the “strange calls” that come into the station at night.
Hulu has added the original Aussie version of (The) Strange Calls. They have 6 episodes altogether, but only the first 2 are free.
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Old October 23 2013, 06:13 PM   #2664
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Chuck co-creator Chris Fedak is returning to NBC with another hourlong project about ordinary people acquiring extraordinary abilities

The untitled Chris Fedak project revolves around four “broken” people from different walks of life who all have one thing in common — a new chance at a normal life thanks to an anonymous organ donor whose body is used to cure them of their ills. But the ordinary becomes extraordinary when they learn that the mysterious donor was Earth’s mightiest hero, and now each literally carries part of him inside themselves.
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Old October 23 2013, 11:12 PM   #2665
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That's pretty twisted. I like it.
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Old October 24 2013, 06:27 PM   #2666
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NBC Orders Drama Script Based On Remy Chandler Book Series

Thomas Sniegoski’s Remy Chandler urban fantasy six-volume novel series, about an angel who, having grown weary of celestial warfare, chose to embrace earthly life and develop a deep appreciation for humans and their vices. The project is described as a procedural with humor, questions of faith and fate, and a very distinct partnership. Bill Chais is attached to write and exec produce. Fox-based Jonathan Levin is EP. On Sniegoski’s Remy Chandler website, the Boston private eye is described as a guy with many useful talents, including but not confined to, making himself invisible, speaking any language (including the language of animals), and thought-reading.
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Old October 24 2013, 07:42 PM   #2667
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A private eye who can read minds? Doesn't that make the mystery-solving rather too easy?
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A private eye who can read minds? Doesn't that make the mystery-solving rather too easy?
Mind reading isn't admissible as evidence, so knowing who isn't the same thing as having the evidence for a conviction. It could be like Columbo, where he knew who did it, but had to prove it.
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Old October 24 2013, 08:46 PM   #2669
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Mind reading isn't admissible as evidence, so knowing who isn't the same thing as having the evidence for a conviction. It could be like Columbo, where he knew who did it, but had to prove it.
But that's not the point. The appeal of mystery/detective stories isn't in whether a conviction is attainable; in fact, many mystery stories end without a courtroom-level burden of proof being met. Mysteries are stories about solving puzzles, about using observation and clever deduction to uncover the truth. The detective's victory lies in figuring out the killer's identity, solving the puzzle. That's the climax of the story. Even in Columbo, the audience knew the answer in advance, but Columbo himself still needed to investigate, observe, and deduce. He didn't "know" who did it, he just suspected, and had to find the evidence to confirm his suspicions. Sometimes he didn't suspect the real culprit until nearly the end of the story. So it was still about the detective using his wits and skill to deduce the answer. Just magically sensing the answer would be cheating.
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Old October 24 2013, 08:48 PM   #2670
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A private eye who can read minds? Doesn't that make the mystery-solving rather too easy?
Doesn't help Sookie Stackhouse.
Even if you give the lead more brains than her, as the short-lived Canadian series The Listener showed, there are other aspects, as well as the admissible evidence problem, to be followed. Or, if you admit literary SF as precedent, a mind-reading detective was pretty interesting in The Demolished Man, by Alfred Bester. (No, not the Stallone movie!)
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