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Old September 2 2008, 01:29 PM   #1
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Would you watch these 4 sci-fi shows?

I like to do this alot. Think of scifi shows that would be intresting to watch. Here is 4 that came to mind.


1 Society has fallen apart after several spaceships have crashed to earth which led to World War III. Alien tech now is in the hands of all sorts of people from criminal elements such as organized gangs to petty thiefs. Some people try and use it to help people while others use it to expoit people. The show would focus on people who want to help people and rebuild a better society.

2 Humanity has died off. It has build robots to continue on in their abscence. It's sort of like what would happen if the Cylons had been successful in killing all the humans. What would such a society be like.

3 A man has to kill the president of the United States who is actually the anti-christ. The basic idea is to see this good and decent man have to get in league with horrible people like terrorist to do this crime that on the surface is horrible but no so much because we the viewer know about the prsident on this show being the anti-christ.

4Comedy about Canada becoming the 51st state.

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Old September 2 2008, 01:37 PM   #2
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Number three actually sounds quite interesting.
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Old September 2 2008, 01:51 PM   #3
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Re: Would you watch these 4 sci-fi shows?

I pick no. 1
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Old September 2 2008, 02:12 PM   #4
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Re: Would you watch these 4 sci-fi shows?

I'm not sure how #4 is considered sci-fi. Are Canadians cyborgs in this show?
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Old September 2 2008, 02:39 PM   #5
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All of them have possibilities, the last especially so. But only if the Anti-Christ is not played as a complete blackhat. He should have some redeeming qualities, and even occasionally be RIGHT. That would make things far more complicated and interesting.
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Old September 2 2008, 03:15 PM   #6
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Re: Would you watch these 4 sci-fi shows?

I'd watch the first one.
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Old September 2 2008, 03:39 PM   #7
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1 sounds similar to Alien Nation with the twist being WW III.

2 Terminator 4, but the robots are working to kill the humans off.

3 Already a book series by Tim LaHaye but from a religious perspective and not focused on the American president as the Anti-Christ.

4 What is the sci-fi element? Aliens are posing as Canadian in order to learn more about humanity? Yet want to be Americans?
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Old September 2 2008, 04:23 PM   #8
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All of them have possibilities, the last especially so. But only if the Anti-Christ is not played as a complete blackhat. He should have some redeeming qualities, and even occasionally be RIGHT. That would make things far more complicated and interesting.
By definition, the Antichrist can never be "right".
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Old September 2 2008, 04:31 PM   #9
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Re: Would you watch these 4 sci-fi shows?

Maybe #1...
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Old September 2 2008, 04:48 PM   #10
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All of them have possibilities, the last especially so. But only if the Anti-Christ is not played as a complete blackhat. He should have some redeeming qualities, and even occasionally be RIGHT. That would make things far more complicated and interesting.
By definition, the Antichrist can never be "right".
You mean strictly Biblically. I'd get away from that. Else, you end up with an unbelievable, boring as all fuck and nigh cartoonish moustache twirler.

We got that in "Left Behind". It started out interesting and went downhill.

The TV series American Gothic had an anti-Christ type figure in Gary Cole's Sherrif Buck. He was EVIL, no doubt. But he was also written with humanity, depth, and occasionally wasn't even wrong. It was usually to a self serving end, but he had a point that was hard to argue with.

That is when evil is at it's most insidious and effective. Your moustache twirlers aren't effective or interesting villains.

If the Anti-Christ is to be interesting and effective, believable as the sort of individual who could pull what he is said to off, this would be a more effective approach.
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Old September 2 2008, 04:53 PM   #11
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All of them have possibilities, the last especially so. But only if the Anti-Christ is not played as a complete blackhat. He should have some redeeming qualities, and even occasionally be RIGHT. That would make things far more complicated and interesting.
Kinda like Gary Cole in "American Gothic".
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Old September 2 2008, 04:58 PM   #12
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Readin' my mind, Tulin.
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Old September 2 2008, 05:04 PM   #13
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I don't know if I'd stick with them, but most of them do sound like they could be interesting if made. Of course, it would depend on the writers and actors they got
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Old September 2 2008, 05:16 PM   #14
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4Comedy about Canada becoming the 51st state.
It's not?
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Old September 2 2008, 06:09 PM   #15
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#3 sounds a lot like The Dead Zone.
#1 sounds a bit far-fetched to grab an audience-why would crashing ships cause WWIII?
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