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Old August 4 2012, 07:32 PM   #1
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Pitch a new space opera!

Well, I think most of us are going through withdrawal what with the near-total lack of space-based television right now. So here's where you can go ahead and pitch ideas for things you'd like to see. Premises, characters, titles. Go into as much or as little detail as you like.

Here's something: I'd like to see something that's basically Pirates of the Caribbean is space. Swashbuckling heroes and anti-heroes. Laser pistols that take a while to recharge, so people go at it with swords. Kinda like Treasure Planet, I guess, but live-action and not crappy.

Aaaaand GO!
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Old August 4 2012, 09:55 PM   #2
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Re: Pitch a new space opera!

The year 1,000,000 A.D. A crew of aliens on an exploration spaceship that return back to their quadrant only to find that it's been overrun by six-foot sentient cockroaches. The only hope for salvation lies in going back into the Galaxy and seeking out the only ones who ever defeated the insect invaders--the long since vanished Humans of the late planet Earth.
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Old August 4 2012, 10:00 PM   #3
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Re: Pitch a new space opera!

Peter F. Hamilton's Commonwealth Saga and Void Saga.
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Old August 4 2012, 10:32 PM   #4
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Re: Pitch a new space opera!

Perry Rhodan would be a good idea for a series if it was possible budget wise..
The scale of the whole thing is almost impossible to get into a series.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry_Rhodan
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Old August 5 2012, 04:12 AM   #5
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Re: Pitch a new space opera!

All of the solar system's planets are, and always have been, as teeming with life as ours, albeit in vastly different forms. (Jupiter and Saturn may be solid in this alternate reality.) And, whaddya know, they all achieve spaceflight around the same time.

... Some kerfuffles ensue.
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Old August 5 2012, 04:49 AM   #6
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Re: Pitch a new space opera!

Space Chase: A falsely convicted man escapes from a prison asteroid aboard an antique star cruiser. He plans on escaping our star system permanently but his FTL engines require an hour to charge before he can jump into hyperspace. Unfortunately the prison warden won't give him that hour. He's dispatched a fleet of superfast starfighters to bring him down. Can our hero out fly them or will he spend the rest of his life floating on a chunk of lifeless rock? The space chase is on!
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Old August 5 2012, 05:41 AM   #7
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Re: Pitch a new space opera!

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Old August 5 2012, 06:08 AM   #8
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Re: Pitch a new space opera!

A miniseries about a REALISTIC mission to divert a dinosaur-killer-class asteroid...
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Old August 5 2012, 01:01 PM   #9
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An Honor Harrington series based loosely on the first few books and disregards the latter two-thirds of the series.
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Old August 5 2012, 04:21 PM   #10
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^ As long as it does NOT star Angelina Jolie, I'm all for an Honor Harrington series or film.
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Old August 5 2012, 04:27 PM   #11
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Re: Pitch a new space opera!

To reiterate my old theme from similar threads: anything from Alastair Reynold's Revelation Space canon would be the dog's doodahs. As for pitching it - unfortunately, I don't have the skill set required to sell a show involving sentient hyperpigs to the men with the money. They'd likely want to cast Miss Piggy and other muppets - although that worked okay for Farscape.
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Old August 5 2012, 05:48 PM   #12
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Re: Pitch a new space opera!

Theres one obvious candidate that NEEDS to be in TV, and for which there is proven demand:

A new Star Trek series, set in the 23rd C, contemporary with TOS but dealing with the adventures of a different starship crew. Occasional cameos from the movie actors.

Ideally, I'd like to see it on FX or AMC, or Showtime if the subject matter doesn't seem too down market for them. Netflix is another possibility. Structure will be serialized, as per usual for cable dramas, but maybe less strictly serialized than normal.

Do it, Moonves!
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Old August 5 2012, 06:57 PM   #13
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Re: Pitch a new space opera!

The subject of a new Star Trek series is done to death over at the Future of Trek forum. Ideas for something other than a Trek series would be nice too.
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Old August 5 2012, 07:47 PM   #14
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Re: Pitch a new space opera!

Aliens, space ships, Political/Religious shenanigans and back stabbings, serialized, mysteries (Doesn't necessarily need to be all plotted out in advance, but, when you introduce a mystery, know the answer, no red herring mysteries that get conveniently ignored/forgotten or BS'ed outta nowhere).
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Old August 5 2012, 08:12 PM   #15
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How the Solar System was Won...

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