RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 144,637
Posts: 5,684,286
Members: 25,651
Currently online: 454
Newest member: maryrichxs

TrekToday headlines

Retro Review: Time and Again
By: Michelle on Apr 25

USS Enterprise Model To Debut
By: T'Bonz on Apr 24

Vulcan Nimoy Tribute
By: T'Bonz on Apr 24

Pegg Writing Kickass Role For Elba
By: T'Bonz on Apr 23

Galaxy Quest To Become A Series
By: T'Bonz on Apr 22

Mulgrew On Voyager Twentieth Anniversary
By: T'Bonz on Apr 22

Shatner Starts New Website
By: T'Bonz on Apr 22

Rumor Mill: Star Trek III Title
By: T'Bonz on Apr 22

Siddig: Getting And Playing The Role Of Martell
By: T'Bonz on Apr 21

Mulgrew: Why Born With Teeth
By: T'Bonz on Apr 21


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Science Fiction & Fantasy

Science Fiction & Fantasy All your nerd stuff goes here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old March 14 2014, 03:04 PM   #16
Sindatur
Vice Admiral
 
Sindatur's Avatar
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
Re: Fred Pohl's "Gateway" to get a TV show?

HIjol wrote: View Post
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...
It's Space Opera, of course we'll give it a chance, despite any reservations we may have with some of the words that have been used (We = Me, at least )
__________________
One Day I hope to be the Man my Cat thinks I am

Where are we going? And why are we in this Handbasket?
Sindatur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 14 2014, 03:13 PM   #17
Christopher
Writer
 
Christopher's Avatar
 
Re: Fred Pohl's "Gateway" to get a TV show?

HIjol wrote: View Post
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...
Whyever would you think that? We live in a time when dark, grim, depressing shows about amoral or downright evil protagonists are the height of fashion and the darlings of the critics. Look at Battlestar Galactica, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones. The creative people probably selected this project because of "the dark stuff."
__________________
Written Worlds -- My blog and webpage
Christopher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 14 2014, 03:54 PM   #18
Asbo Zaprudder
Rear Admiral
 
Asbo Zaprudder's Avatar
 
Location: On the beach
Re: Fred Pohl's "Gateway" to get a TV show?

I'd like an adaptation of Alastair Reynold's Revelation Space series (also very dark -- we're all doooomed) but I'll take Gateway instead. I'm interested to see just how much tweaking the show runners actually do. Will they create an active antagonist other than a faceless corporation or state? Will they make Robinette into a she, more heroic, less flawed, or play up his flawed nature? Will they gloss over the negative aspects of rampant capitalism? Will the Heechee and the Foe show up and when?
Asbo Zaprudder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 15 2014, 06:19 PM   #19
Klaus
Rear Admiral
 
Klaus's Avatar
 
Location: Beach condo, Bay of Eldamar
View Klaus's Twitter Profile
Re: Fred Pohl's "Gateway" to get a TV show?

Seeing how many of you haven't read or even heard of the book makes me feel older than usual ... The first is the best, and I think it has real possibility in a TV series format. The books are a classic illustration of the question-is-more-interesting-than-the-answer syndrome [for all you Lost fans], but that shouldn't come up in a series starting from the beginning. They'll never get far enough for that to be a problem.
__________________
"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it." - Mark Twain
t-shirts!
deviantArt
Klaus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 16 2014, 04:36 PM   #20
Asbo Zaprudder
Rear Admiral
 
Asbo Zaprudder's Avatar
 
Location: On the beach
Re: Fred Pohl's "Gateway" to get a TV show?

Ah, but have any of you played the computer games?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gateway_(video_game)

Available on abandonia.com and can be run under DOSBox, I believe.
Asbo Zaprudder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 18 2014, 02:32 PM   #21
jefferiestubes8
Commodore
 
Location: New York City
Re: Fred Pohl's "Gateway" in development

yeah space opera!
set on a space station although some carved out of hollow asteroid. think of the cave like sets on Star Trek. I still look forward to it from the Deadline article's description and wiki's plot summary.
3 trips to Gateway:
The first is unsuccessful. On the second, he makes a discovery through unauthorized experimentation, but the bonus he is awarded is offset by the large penalty for incapacitating the ship. On his third trip, the Gateway Corporation tries something different: sending two five-person ships, one slightly behind the other, to the same destination.
This gives a lot of characters and 2 different ships that could be half of season 1 but I think the pilot will set it up and episode 2 would be in space and by episode 3 be on Gateway already... too bad they can't have the 3rd trip with the 2 ships be half way through the season...oh well. can't have this show be set mostly on the spaceship...budgetary...
still they are in script stage of development right now so look for 2016 or so?
jefferiestubes8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 19 2014, 04:16 AM   #22
BigJake
Vice Admiral
 
BigJake's Avatar
 
Location: No matter where you go, there you are.
Re: Fred Pohl's "Gateway" to get a TV show?

Done right, it could be badass. I'd watch it.
__________________
"Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, Jake's had the most... Haterade."
BigJake is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:13 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.