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Old March 12 2014, 12:37 AM   #1
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Fred Pohl's "Gateway" to get a TV show?

http://io9.com/frederik-pohls-dread-...ser-1541426616

Seriously? Cool.
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Old March 12 2014, 12:59 AM   #2
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Re: Fred Pohl's "Gateway" to get a TV show?

Never heard of it. The description sounds like not the most interesting thing ever. I'll watch it though, what with the complete lack of spaceshit on tv.
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Old March 12 2014, 01:49 AM   #3
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Re: Fred Pohl's "Gateway" to get a TV show?

Really depressing book. I'd give it a shot, though. I mostly enjoyed it.
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Old March 12 2014, 02:19 AM   #4
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Re: Fred Pohl's "Gateway" to get a TV show?

Mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, more space-based SF on television would be good. On the other, I've never been a fan of Pohl's writing, and I'm tired of all the dark and gritty shows these days.
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Old March 12 2014, 02:39 AM   #5
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Re: Fred Pohl's "Gateway" to get a TV show?

Gateway was a Hugo & Nebula winner. 'Nuff said.

The subsequent novels, however, did seem to dilute the concept, imo.

I'll watch, but make no guarantees
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Old March 12 2014, 03:27 AM   #6
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Re: Fred Pohl's "Gateway" to get a TV show?

Christopher wrote: View Post
Mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, more space-based SF on television would be good. On the other, I've never been a fan of Pohl's writing, and I'm tired of all the dark and gritty shows these days.
Yea, "Dark, Dark" makes me apprehensive. I'm fine with something along the Tone of Space: Above and Beyond or Babylon 5 or DS9 but, I'd like a Space Opera that wasn't as heavy as NuBSG, go dark when appropriate, certainly, but, don't roll around it non-stop, never giving the audience a break from the hopelessness.
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Old March 12 2014, 03:43 AM   #7
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I liked Gateway well enough when I read it back in the 70s. Though I'd rather see Fred Saberhagen's Berserker stories.
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Old March 12 2014, 04:04 AM   #8
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Re: Fred Pohl's "Gateway" to get a TV show?

I've never heard of the book, but the premise described in the article sounds interesting. I'll check it out.
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Old March 12 2014, 05:35 AM   #9
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Re: Fred Pohl's "Gateway" to get a TV show?

Interesting. I think I'd rather have an adaptation of The Space Merchants though.
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Old March 13 2014, 02:37 AM   #10
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Space Merchants would be relevant, too.
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Old March 13 2014, 11:01 AM   #11
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Never read Gateway. The review makes it sound very much like a Lovercraft inspired work in both content and storytelling method.
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Old March 13 2014, 12:10 PM   #12
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I recall liking the book quite a bit when I read it. I didn't realize they still made TV shows where people fly around in spaceships though
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Old March 13 2014, 08:34 PM   #13
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Re: Fred Pohl's "Gateway" to get a TV show?

It might be dark but the unknown they send out the heechee ships in might make for some mysterious adventures. Plus I think most scifi fans would consider Pohl one of the top 10 scifi writers of all time..and all we can ask for is better source material on tv.
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Old March 14 2014, 06:31 AM   #14
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Yeah, but we've had plenty of bad shows based on good source material.
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Old March 14 2014, 07:57 AM   #15
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Re: Fred Pohl's "Gateway" to get a TV show?

Oh, I think the Writers and creative people can be counted on to brighten and jazz up the dark stuff, and gloss over the ships that do not turn back with enough time...I remember liking "Gateway" much better than the subsequent titles...I say! give it a chance and see what happens...

^^^agree with JD above, however, with his point about good source/bad shows...
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