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Old March 27 2013, 07:57 PM   #1
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Here it comes... Wachowskis, Straczynski create Netflix scifi

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Old March 27 2013, 08:08 PM   #2
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Yea and it sounds stupid. Doesn't it? What happened to their space opera 'Jupiter ascending or Rising' or whatever it was called? That sounds better than Sense8 soul hunters. Please. More telepathic police. Bab 5 regurgitated.
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Old March 27 2013, 09:08 PM   #3
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Very interesting combination. I love the Netflix model and I'm glad to see they are diversifying their genres with their original series. They did political drama, comedy, soon horror, now scifi. Nice.

Btw in reference to Xortex's question, Jupiter Ascending is a movie that is still happening.
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Old March 27 2013, 10:06 PM   #4
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I see no mention of spaceships. I want a spaceship, dammit!

But seriously, I like that Netflix is venturing into the scifi genre. I am much more likely to dive in a watch this series than "House of Cards."
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Old March 27 2013, 10:19 PM   #5
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Netflix is just in the experimentation phase with this new model of delivering programs. Spaceships are probably too expensive at this point, but give them time.
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Old March 27 2013, 11:10 PM   #6
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What happened to their space opera 'Jupiter ascending or Rising' or whatever it was called?
They're shooting that one right now & it comes out next year: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1617661/
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Old March 27 2013, 11:52 PM   #7
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So what happens first, rate increase or limited advertising? Producing programming is not cheap and only gets more expensive not cheaper.
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Old March 28 2013, 12:06 AM   #8
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If it involves Straczynski, my hubby will wet himself over it. So I imagine I will be watching it when it comes out. I hope it's good.

I don't really care where good SciFi comes from, just that it's actually good, so I like that Netflix is getting into the game. We'll have to wait and see about the results.
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Old March 28 2013, 12:32 AM   #9
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I'm a fan of JMS and the Wachowski siblings so will be checking this out. Hasn't been a new sci-fi show that's hooked me since Dollhouse ended.
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Old March 28 2013, 12:45 AM   #10
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If it involves Straczynski, my hubby will wet himself over it. So I imagine I will be watching it when it comes out. I hope it's good.

I don't really care where good SciFi comes from, just that it's actually good, so I like that Netflix is getting into the game. We'll have to wait and see about the results.
It seems that right now, Netflix goal is to increase subscribers. If this is the way of the future of "cable" television then there will most likely be similar subscription models in the same way you can buy sports packages. I can imagine HBO offering a direct subscription package in the near future as well if they don't do so in the US already.
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Old March 28 2013, 12:51 AM   #11
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If it were 1999 I might be a little more excited about Wachowski and Straczynski teaming upski. As it is I'll check it out but I'm not expecting much. Not much to go on so far, but Sense8 is a pretty stupid sounding title.
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Old March 28 2013, 01:21 AM   #12
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If it were 1999 I might be a little more excited about Wachowski and Straczynski teaming upski. As it is I'll check it out but I'm not expecting much. Not much to go on so far, but Sense8 is a pretty stupid sounding title.
It IS a pretty stupid title. It sounds like a new KY product.
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Old March 28 2013, 02:37 AM   #13
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I can imagine HBO offering a direct subscription package in the near future as well if they don't do so in the US already.
HBO's current business model is too inextricably intertwined with television providers to do that. The network has, however, mentioned the possibility of bundling its on-demand streaming service HBO Go with internet providers.
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Old March 28 2013, 03:30 PM   #14
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The concept doesn't sound especially appealing to me, but the fact that a potentially expensive "scifi" show is finally being produced direct for streaming is important.

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Old March 28 2013, 05:11 PM   #15
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I'll be giving this a pass. JMS is a stupefying writer and I don't, at present, have any insomnia that needs curing.
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