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Old January 21 2010, 07:10 PM   #1
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New(Old) Roddenberry show in development

http://www.roddenberry.com/corporate...x/detail?id=39

I've heard mention of the Questor Tapes before, but never really known what it was. But with Tim Minear perhaps attached to the project I am certainly curious now.

Will it be a distant future sci fi show, or something like a present day or near future Caprica type of deal?
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Old January 21 2010, 09:43 PM   #2
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My only problem with this is Minear has a deal with Fox Studios. I hope they don't try and bring this to the Fox network.
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Old January 21 2010, 09:46 PM   #3
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My only problem with this is Minear has a deal with Fox Studios. I hope they don't try and bring this to the Fox network.
Same, I have no idea what it is this...Questor Tapes is (Haven't read the article), but Tim Minear is pretty good, and Fox...well, after Firefly and Dollhouse, I am honestly surprised he's working with Fox still.
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Old January 21 2010, 09:49 PM   #4
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Same, I have no idea what it is this.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Questor_Tapes
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Old January 21 2010, 10:32 PM   #5
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Data Rides Again.
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Old January 21 2010, 11:15 PM   #6
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Re: New(Old) Roddenberry show in development

If it's going to be on FOX I can't wait for the real debates.

Will it last 7 episodes or 13, let the discussion begin!!
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Old January 21 2010, 11:21 PM   #7
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Re: New(Old) Roddenberry show in development

As tot he "Data" comment, there's more than one link between the original Questor Tapes and TNG...

Guess with technology moving on "tapes" are passe' now, but if it gets some GR on the air, I'll be happy to watch since I enjoyed the first QT movie.
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Old January 22 2010, 12:38 AM   #8
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Hey mods, if you don't mind, please roll this thread into the other Questor Tapes thread. It seems silly to have two threads discussing an identical topic.
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Old January 22 2010, 12:43 AM   #9
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If I'm right, this is the last posthumous Roddenberry series.
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Old January 22 2010, 02:07 AM   #10
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If I'm right, this is the last posthumous Roddenberry series.
No, they can dust off the Spectre pilot.
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Old January 22 2010, 02:13 AM   #11
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My only problem with this is Minear has a deal with Fox Studios. I hope they don't try and bring this to the Fox network.
Well Fox couldn't be any worse than Alliance Atlantis.
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Old January 22 2010, 02:54 AM   #12
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If I'm right, this is the last posthumous Roddenberry series.
No, they can dust off the Spectre pilot.
Or they could revive that Genesis II remake that Majel was trying to develop simultaneously with Andromeda (which took some of the same concepts but went in a different direction). Or they could finally make his Starship premise, which was being developed a while back as an animated series by Stan Lee Media before that company collapsed. (Which was a shame, since it would've been produced by Leiji Matsumoto of Space Battleship Yamato.) Then there's The Tribunes, an unsold premise that David Gerrold mentioned in his 1973 book The World of Star Trek; that would've been a show about cops using cutting-edge technology to aid in their police work (though I suppose the CSI franchise has kind of covered that already, but maybe the tech could be made more futuristic). And there are probably various other unsold ideas in his notes that could be mined for series possibilities.
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Old January 22 2010, 03:51 AM   #13
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Seems like a thin premise, but get some very compelling lead actor, like Alan Tudyk, and it just might work.

Or...Zachary Quinto will soon be looking for another (and hopefully far far better) TV gig soon, right?

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Wow, that sounds interesting. And eminently bankable. Supernatural cop stuff is evergreen.
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Old January 22 2010, 03:55 AM   #14
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Seems like a thin premise, but get some very compelling lead actor, like Alan Tudyk, and it just might work.

Or...Zachary Quinto will soon be looking for another (and hopefully far far better) TV gig soon, right?
Okay, so you cast Tudyk as Jerry Robinson and Quinto as Questor. Everyone wins.
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Old January 22 2010, 04:32 AM   #15
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Seems like a thin premise, but get some very compelling lead actor, like Alan Tudyk, and it just might work.

Or...Zachary Quinto will soon be looking for another (and hopefully far far better) TV gig soon, right?
Okay, so you cast Tudyk as Jerry Robinson and Quinto as Questor. Everyone wins.
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