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Old April 4 2012, 05:22 AM   #691
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I found this by accident.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1954347/

It's giving me a ladyboner.
Rachel Nichols does tend to have that effect. Sounds like Time Trax.
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Old April 4 2012, 07:08 PM   #692
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I found this by accident.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1954347/

It's giving me a ladyboner.
Rachel Nichols does tend to have that effect. Sounds like Time Trax.
I think that is a Canadian series, and doesn't have a U.S. outlet... yet.
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Old April 4 2012, 07:29 PM   #693
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Canada, America, it's all the same to me.

If I am able to keep on top of the latest episodes of Being Erica from the other side of the world, I should be fine with this...

I saw Rachel in The Inside recently in one sitting.

A little more than pretty face.

And besides, anyone that would decide not to return for a GI Joe Sequel is a woman of refined taste and character
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Old April 7 2012, 09:53 PM   #694
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The handicapping is up and running a little early this year.

Several genre pilots are apparently in good shape - Midnight Sun, The Last Resort, The Selection, 666 Park Avenue, and The Frontier which definitely sounds genre at this point - I'm hoping Beautiful People will be added to that list. No word on Abrams' series formerly known as Revolution.
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Old April 8 2012, 03:26 AM   #695
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idiots.

There's a new show called beautiful people?

What was it three years ago?

A show called the beautiful people was cancelled after 2 episodes.

You do not build your house on an Indian Burial Ground.
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Old April 8 2012, 02:41 PM   #696
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The word that describes the in-development independent series Drifter, on pretty much every level, is ambitious — ambitious in scope and ambitious in approach. Set to begin production in mid-July, the sci-fi/comedy/drama project is crowdfunding its pilot online — but setting its sights on television.
Created by Jeff Koenig, the premise of Drifter could be boiled down to “boy meets girl.” Except the story takes place 150 years from now, and the “girl” in this case (Julie Ann Emery, also a producer and co-writer) is an artificial intelligence manifesting as a character in an interactive TV show, a show the boy (Darren Le Gallo) is watching while lost in space with 12 days to live. There’s also a Battlestar Galactica-esque subplot focusing on a military commander trying to save the lost astronaut and handle the political opposition to the mission — making for a unique combination of genre and tone.
interesting premise for a half hour pilot.

The only way to watch the Drifter pilot will be to contribute to Drifter‘s crowd-funding campaign, currently being run through the site Mobcaster; even contributing one dollar gets donors access to the completed pilot online. The reason for this is that the pilot will not be receiving a wide release — instead, it’ll be used for pitching to networks (as well as companies like Hulu and Netflix) as a step towards a full release.
As of writing, the Drifter team has raised over $1,300 of its $25,000 goal, with almost two months left to go. If they don’t reach their goal, Koenig says that while they would have to reschedule this summer’s shoot, they would move forward in another direction.

Can Drifter turn a crowd-funded pilot into a television*deal?

http://gigaom.com/video/can-drifter-...levision-deal/

One of these development project will finally turn into something. $25k is a small amount of money compared with most scifi TV projects but it could get a show greenlit for TV.
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Old April 11 2012, 10:28 PM   #697
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Some news on Rewind (the SyFy series about a time travelling "military field operatives and civilian scientists") casting. They're going diverse, which is nice to see, including the girl from Whale Rider and a coupla good looking guys.

The character bios are squarely the quirky-genius SyFy "type," I see...and of course the black guy has to be the white lead character's best friend and go-to guy. But still, I have a better feeling about this show than anything SyFy's produced for a while. Probably won't be groundbreaking, but could be fun.

...Priya, the team’s a-typical historian, a behavioral anthropologist who provides analytical context to the project and the missions, and whose knowledge of history extends beyond the boundaries of facts...Bryce, a brilliant scientist who graduated MIT when she was 18; the smartest person in the room who is obsessive and driven and doesn’t really care what people think of her...Danny, Henry Knox’s friend and the man Knox trusts most to help him get the job done as they embark on their perilous mission into the past...Charlie, a mathematician who has patented an innovative piece of technology that can reduce history to mathematics, in order to measure the team’s actions in the past.
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Old April 12 2012, 09:26 AM   #698
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Sounds like Charlie has invented Psychohistory.
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Old April 12 2012, 10:10 PM   #699
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Given SyFy's audience, they'll think Rewind invented psychohistory.

It's not just my imagination, this year's pilot season has been pokey. Next week is when we start to hear anything solid.

And this is just tooo great not to share - the CW describes their ripoff of The Hunger Games as "diet dystopian," my new favorite phrase in the world.

EDIT: Hey, it sounds like that Cosmos remake is a go! Also, the Flinstones remake has been nixed. What a disappointment.

MacFarlane is shepherding another long-time passion project, the new 13-part docu-series Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, which is slated for a 2013 premiere.

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Old April 13 2012, 06:42 AM   #700
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Given SyFy's audience, they'll think Rewind invented psychohistory.
What the hell is that supposed to mean?
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Old April 13 2012, 06:58 AM   #701
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Given SyFy's audience, they'll think Rewind invented psychohistory.
What the hell is that supposed to mean?
See Asimov's Foundation series.
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Old April 13 2012, 08:09 AM   #702
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The first book was adapted into a series of radio plays in 1973.

(Which can be found on line easily.)

Or you could just read the book.
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Old April 13 2012, 09:45 AM   #703
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Given SyFy's audience, they'll think Rewind invented psychohistory.
Did you mean SyFy's administration, or their audience for wrestling?
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Old April 13 2012, 08:14 PM   #704
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Given SyFy's audience, they'll think Rewind invented psychohistory.
What the hell is that supposed to mean?
That their audience is not exactly the sci fi cognoscenti. I would have thought that would be obvious by their show lineup.

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Given SyFy's audience, they'll think Rewind invented psychohistory.
Did you mean SyFy's administration, or their audience for wrestling?
Both, and throw the Ghost Hunters viewers in there for good measure.
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Old April 13 2012, 08:33 PM   #705
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If SyFy weren't on basic cable, like the Sci-Fi Channel wasn't on basic cable a few years ago (or Sci-Fi or whatever the heck it was called), I'd be pissed right now.
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