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Old November 25 2013, 10:21 PM   #2731
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AMC Orders Pilot for Galyntine

Galyntine is rooted in a both fantasy/action adventure and science-fiction. In the vein of NBC’s Revolution, It takes place at a time after a cataclysmic technology-induced disaster has resulted in a new society that has eschewed any form of technology. This catastrophic event leaves small numbers of survivors scattered around the planet and forced to adapt to isolation and unique challenges. Galyntine is written by Jason Cahill (Halt And Catch Fire) and executive produced by Cahill and Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead). David Zucker and Ridley Scott will also executive produce through Scott Free’s first-look deal with AMC.
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Old November 25 2013, 10:27 PM   #2732
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I like post apocalyptic stuff, so that is intriguing.
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Old November 26 2013, 01:12 AM   #2733
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Arrgghh... too much SF is about apocalypse or technological regression. I think it's a lazy way to go. It's easier to have technology regress to stuff we had in the past than it is to use one's imagination to think of ways technology could move forward. But I read and watch SF because I want to see things I haven't seen before, things that are new and alien, not just a rehash of medieval times or whatever.
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Old November 26 2013, 04:39 AM   #2734
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Apocalypse settings are cheaper to produce than high tech future settings.
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Old November 26 2013, 04:52 AM   #2735
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Apocalypse settings are cheaper to produce than high tech future settings.
Depends, filming in Detroit isn't that cheap either.
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Old November 26 2013, 05:08 AM   #2736
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Apocalypse settings are cheaper to produce than high tech future settings.
Depends, filming in Detroit isn't that cheap either.
Cheaper than building Detroit of 2500 CE.
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Old November 26 2013, 05:27 AM   #2737
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Apocalypse settings are cheaper to produce than high tech future settings.
Which is, in a way, my point. They take less expenditure of thought, imagination, and research, and thus are less impressive and interesting to me. You see the same thing when space-opera writers over the decades have written about alien planets corresponding to various eras in Earth's past, so that they're really just disguised historical fiction. I just find that to be a bit of a cheat. When I read or watch something about the future, I want it to be actually about the future, not about the past dressed up as the future.
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Old November 26 2013, 10:39 AM   #2738
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I was sick of the post-Apocalypse trope after Mad Max.
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Old November 26 2013, 06:32 PM   #2739
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Apocalypse settings are cheaper to produce than high tech future settings.
Which is, in a way, my point. They take less expenditure of thought, imagination, and research, and thus are less impressive and interesting to me. You see the same thing when space-opera writers over the decades have written about alien planets corresponding to various eras in Earth's past, so that they're really just disguised historical fiction. I just find that to be a bit of a cheat. When I read or watch something about the future, I want it to be actually about the future, not about the past dressed up as the future.
Gotta love Hodgkin's Law of Parallel Planetary Development
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Old November 26 2013, 07:01 PM   #2740
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Well, the parallel Earths in TOS were about saving enough money to keep the show on the air, so at least they have an excuse. I'm talking about all the prose SF out there, stories that could depict anything, but that just fall back on medieval aliens fighting with swords and bows. That's simply a failure of imagination.
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Old December 2 2013, 10:52 PM   #2741
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NBC Adapting ‘The Wolfman’ As Series and also untitled supernatural telenovela

NBC is developing a contender for it Friday supernatural block anchored by Grimm, which is currently paired with Dracula. It hails from Dracula executive producer/head writer Daniel Knauf and is based on Universal Pictures’ Scott Stuber-produced 2010 feature The Wolfman starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins, which in turn was a remake of the 1941 movie. The WolfMan is one of two projects Knauf has at NBC, along with a supernatural telenovela produced by Electus that is part of the company’s 3-for-1 telenovela deal at NBC, intended to result in a 13-episode order.
The untitled telenovela is an original concept that chronicles the ruthless supernatural machinations of the six governesses of an exclusive Hancock Park women’s club, the true powers behind every throne in The City of Angels. Knauf is writing and will exec produce with Electus’ Ben Silverman and Jimmy Fox.
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Old December 3 2013, 12:25 AM   #2742
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Hmm, I wonder if The Wolfman will be set in the same universe as Dracula?
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Old December 3 2013, 12:26 AM   #2743
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^^ I wonder that, too.

The 2010 Wolf Man wasn't much of a remake-- it didn't have much in common with the original beyond recycled names. I wonder if the series will feature the same character or a different Werewolf.
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Old December 10 2013, 07:29 PM   #2744
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Io9 is excited for Helix (Spoiler free review):

http://io9.com/first-impressions-hel...ium=socialflow

The Verdict:

Sold. We were completely sold on Helix the minute the "before the title" scene dropped. We are completely hooked, and just so DAMN happy that actual horror is on Syfy again. All we want from this series is terrifying body horror with a dollop of conspiracy theories. And that is exactly what Helix is serving up.
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Old December 10 2013, 07:33 PM   #2745
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NBC has cast Patrick Heusinger as the lead in the pilot Tin Man, about a robot accused of murder. Deadline has the story here.
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