RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 139,590
Posts: 5,403,981
Members: 24,867
Currently online: 653
Newest member: jack@gerryander

TrekToday headlines

Star Trek: Gold Key Archives Vol. 2 Comic
By: T'Bonz on Oct 1

Cumberbatch In War Of Roses Miniseries
By: T'Bonz on Oct 1

Trek 3 Filming Location Revealed
By: T'Bonz on Oct 1

October-November 2014 Trek Conventions And Appearances
By: T'Bonz on Sep 30

Cho Selfie TV Alert
By: T'Bonz on Sep 30

TPTB To Shatner: Shhh!
By: T'Bonz on Sep 30

Mystery Mini Vinyl Figure Display Box
By: T'Bonz on Sep 29

The Red Shirt Diaries Episode Five
By: T'Bonz on Sep 29

Shatner In Trek 3? Well Maybe
By: T'Bonz on Sep 28

Retro Review: Shadows and Symbols
By: Michelle on Sep 27


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 Farscape, Babylon 5, Star Wars, Firefly, vampires, genre books and film.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old September 2 2008, 01:29 PM   #1
Jayson
Vice Admiral
 
Location: Oklahoma
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.

Jason
Jayson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 2 2008, 01:37 PM   #2
Hermiod
Admiral
 
Hermiod's Avatar
 
Re: Would you watch these 4 sci-fi shows?

Number three actually sounds quite interesting.
Hermiod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 2 2008, 01:51 PM   #3
BrotherBenny
Rear Admiral
 
BrotherBenny's Avatar
 
Location: BrotherBenny
View BrotherBenny's Twitter Profile Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to BrotherBenny Send a message via Yahoo to BrotherBenny
Re: Would you watch these 4 sci-fi shows?

I pick no. 1
__________________
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." - Henry David Thoreau

My blog / My crime stories
BrotherBenny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 2 2008, 02:12 PM   #4
Starseeker
Captain
 
Starseeker's Avatar
 
Location: Toronto, Canada
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?
__________________
"I mean, what is this doctor show about? It sounds a little silly." - Hollywood Insider
Starseeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 2 2008, 02:39 PM   #5
stonester1
Rear Admiral
 
stonester1's Avatar
 
Re: Would you watch these 4 sci-fi shows?

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.
__________________
"New and stirring things are belittled because if they are not belittled, the humiliating question arises, 'Why then are you not taking part in them?' " - H. G. Wells
stonester1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 2 2008, 03:15 PM   #6
misskim86
Rear Admiral
 
misskim86's Avatar
 
Location: TX, USA
Send a message via Yahoo to misskim86
Re: Would you watch these 4 sci-fi shows?

I'd watch the first one.
__________________
Last Christmas I gave you my heart but the very next day you gave it away
This year to save me from tears I'll give it to someone special
misskim86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 2 2008, 03:39 PM   #7
Nedersong
Captain
 
Re: Would you watch these 4 sci-fi shows?

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?
Nedersong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 2 2008, 04:23 PM   #8
George Steinbrenner
Fleet Admiral
 
George Steinbrenner's Avatar
 
Location: Mr. Laser Beam is in the visitor's bullpen
View George Steinbrenner's Twitter Profile
Re: Would you watch these 4 sci-fi shows?

stonester1 wrote: View Post
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".
__________________
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
George Steinbrenner is online now   Reply With Quote
Old September 2 2008, 04:31 PM   #9
Starbreaker
Fleet Admiral
 
Starbreaker's Avatar
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
View Starbreaker's Twitter Profile
Re: Would you watch these 4 sci-fi shows?

Maybe #1...
__________________
Currently Reading: The Abominable by Dan Simmons
Starbreaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 2 2008, 04:48 PM   #10
stonester1
Rear Admiral
 
stonester1's Avatar
 
Re: Would you watch these 4 sci-fi shows?

Babaganoosh wrote: View Post
stonester1 wrote: View Post
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.
__________________
"New and stirring things are belittled because if they are not belittled, the humiliating question arises, 'Why then are you not taking part in them?' " - H. G. Wells
stonester1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 2 2008, 04:53 PM   #11
Tulin
Vice Admiral
 
Location: With the most wonderful man in the world!
Re: Would you watch these 4 sci-fi shows?

stonester1 wrote: View Post
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".
Tulin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 2 2008, 04:58 PM   #12
stonester1
Rear Admiral
 
stonester1's Avatar
 
Re: Would you watch these 4 sci-fi shows?

Readin' my mind, Tulin.
__________________
"New and stirring things are belittled because if they are not belittled, the humiliating question arises, 'Why then are you not taking part in them?' " - H. G. Wells
stonester1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 2 2008, 05:04 PM   #13
John Clark
Commodore
 
John Clark's Avatar
 
Re: Would you watch these 4 sci-fi shows?

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
__________________
If there's a justification for my actions right now, it's this: I have gone completely mad
John Clark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 2 2008, 05:16 PM   #14
Shawnster
Fleet Captain
 
Shawnster's Avatar
 
Location: Clinton, OH
Re: Would you watch these 4 sci-fi shows?

Jayson wrote: View Post

4Comedy about Canada becoming the 51st state.
It's not?
Shawnster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 2 2008, 06:09 PM   #15
Mistral
Vice Admiral
 
Mistral's Avatar
 
Location: Between the candle and the flame
Re: Would you watch these 4 sci-fi shows?

#3 sounds a lot like The Dead Zone.
#1 sounds a bit far-fetched to grab an audience-why would crashing ships cause WWIII?
__________________
...sf fandom is only a personality disorder if you do it right.-Klaus
http://www.adastrafanfic.com - archive stories! www.4rumboys.com for honest gaming

Mistral 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 10:09 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.