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Old September 28 2012, 03:19 PM   #16
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Old September 28 2012, 03:46 PM   #17
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Aye, kind of looks like a reboot though.

Will any of the stuff we found out up till now make it into the new show?
I was figuring with the ending of series 5 would be where this picks up with anomalies opening elsewhere in the world.
Was that the end?

I can't remember what happened after they shut down the power generator and ruined Bashir's plans.
I seem to remember after they'd started converging the anomalies, they actually ended up opening all over the world and they said it's a new world. I guess hence the title.
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Old September 28 2012, 04:00 PM   #18
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Saw the trailer. Looks okay, but much like the original, the main cast is rather lacking in ethnic diversity. I find that disappointing.

Also, I'm not sure how I feel about Niall Matter as the lead. For most of his time on Eureka, I didn't like him much, but in the final season, when his character became more mature in some ways, my opinion of him improved somewhat. Still, I'll have to wait and see whether I like him here.

And did I see a shot in the trailer of Eureka's Colin Ferguson talking to Matter?

The most encouraging thing is the Reeves-Stevenses as the creators/showrunners. This will be the second dinosaur-themed show they've done, since they were writer/producers on the syndicated Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World.

As for the anomalies appearing in Canada now, really, I never understood why they weren't doing that all along. The original show never explained why they only opened around England and particularly London, except for the usual conceit of British sci-fi that London is the center of all things. I suppose maybe they were some kind of "aura effect" of Philip Burton's work, concentrated around the place and time where he created his thingamabob and extending around it both forward and backward in time. But they never really addressed that.
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Old September 28 2012, 06:06 PM   #19
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As for the anomalies appearing in Canada now, really, I never understood why they weren't doing that all along. The original show never explained why they only opened around England and particularly London, except for the usual conceit of British sci-fi that London is the center of all things. I suppose maybe they were some kind of "aura effect" of Philip Burton's work, concentrated around the place and time where he created his thingamabob and extending around it both forward and backward in time. But they never really addressed that.
It's more likely an issue of budget and the final two seasons were filmed in Ireland anyway, But then it's just as unlikely to see Daleks attacking LA or Chicago for the same reason.
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Old September 28 2012, 06:29 PM   #20
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There never was an explanation for them only appearing in the UK, other than, I guess, limited knowledge of them. Of course budgetary reasons will have played in to that, though there was occasionally mention of them being outside of the south east, the north sea and in Wales I seem to remember.

But I guess there needs to be no other reason than it's filmed in the UK therefore everything happens here, just like everything happening in Sunnydale in Buffy and in Smallville or Metropolis in Smallville. That kind of thing.
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Old September 28 2012, 07:56 PM   #21
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^Well, Buffy justified it by situating Sunnydale on the Hellmouth, thus making it a nexus of supernatural forces. But when Angel came along and had just as much supernatural stuff happening in LA, that weakened the premise somewhat.

But really, if there are naturally occurring ruptures in the spacetime continuum, there's no particular reason why they should be limited even to Earth, let alone England.

But then, the anomalies have always been handled a bit awkwardly. I mean, why is it that any time an anomaly appears in the distant past, some kind of prehistoric beastie just happens to go through it within moments? If anything, I'd expect most animals would run away from something that strange, or that if they stumbled through it by accident, they'd immediately recoil from the unfamiliar environment they ended up in and retreat back through it.
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Old September 28 2012, 09:36 PM   #22
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The series premieres on SPACE October 29th, per the press release.

I enjoyed the UK version, so I'll definitely tune in to this follow-up.
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But then, the anomalies have always been handled a bit awkwardly. I mean, why is it that any time an anomaly appears in the distant past, some kind of prehistoric beastie just happens to go through it within moments? If anything, I'd expect most animals would run away from something that strange, or that if they stumbled through it by accident, they'd immediately recoil from the unfamiliar environment they ended up in and retreat back through it.
For the same reason deer run into oncoming traffic, bears invaded people's houses and birds fly into windows? Besides if they didn't wander in to the anomalies there'd be no show. And we have no proof one or the other that the anomalies are opeing up on other planets or just what the wide ranging effects they have on all of space/time.
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Old September 29 2012, 02:37 AM   #24
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I saw the trailer a couple days ago. I really liked the original show, and this looks like a lot of fun too. I liked Niall Matter in Eureka, so I look forward to seeing him as the lead in this.
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That was a good trailer, Tim Haines is still the exec, original characters popping up, and Titanoboa. I think this spin-off has a lot going for it.
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Old October 4 2012, 01:35 AM   #26
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Old October 4 2012, 12:41 PM   #27
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WOW! This show must be incredibly cheap if SyFy is picking it up.
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WOW! This show must be incredibly cheap if SyFy is picking it up.
It's always cheaper to purchase the broadcast rights in a market than it is to produce the show yourself. Let someone else pour the money into development and production, and you just pay a nice little per episode fee.

This seems to be Syfy's current strategy. They only announced one new series they are developing themselves, everything else they have on the horizon (scripted drama-wise) are international acquisitions. No Austrailian/New Zealand series yet? Aren't they producing any sci-fi/fantasy worth exporting?
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Old October 4 2012, 01:46 PM   #29
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It's always cheaper to purchase the broadcast rights in a market than it is to produce the show yourself. Let someone else pour the money into development and production, and you just pay a nice little per episode fee.

This seems to be Syfy's current strategy. They only announced one new series they are developing themselves, everything else they have on the horizon (scripted drama-wise) are international acquisitions.
Better that than more reality shows and wrestling. If they can find a way to put more actual SF/F shows on their network within the budgetary constraints they're under as a basic cable network in the modern media climate, I say more power to them.
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It's always cheaper to purchase the broadcast rights in a market than it is to produce the show yourself. Let someone else pour the money into development and production, and you just pay a nice little per episode fee.

This seems to be Syfy's current strategy. They only announced one new series they are developing themselves, everything else they have on the horizon (scripted drama-wise) are international acquisitions.
Better that than more reality shows and wrestling. If they can find a way to put more actual SF/F shows on their network within the budgetary constraints they're under as a basic cable network in the modern media climate, I say more power to them.
Yea, I'm happy to see them acquiring it. I've been waiting to find out if SyFy or BBCA (Both have carried Primeval original Series) would be picking it up.
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