Alcatraz from JJ Abrams: to be sf/f

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Temis the Vorta, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    And Jorge Garcia has been cast.

    Eh, I was kinda hoping it would be set during the heydey of Alcatraz and not be sf/f at all. Still, of course I'll check it out.
     
  2. P0sitr0nic

    P0sitr0nic Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Ill likely give it a shot... till theres some hatch with numbers on it...
     
  3. Mr Light

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    Are you sure it's SF/F? Sounds like it could go either way.
     
  4. Trekker4747

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    Is he going to cock tease us with a big mystery for five seasons before not delivering on any goods in the final season/episode?
     
  5. bigdaddy

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    Nah... It will do that for 2 seasons and then be canceled.
     
  6. Hound of UIster

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    I thought he was too busy ruining Star Trek to also produce a tv series?
     
  7. Mr. Adventure

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    Will there be a crossover with The Event?
     
  8. bigdaddy

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    What he seems to do is make 6-7 episodes of a show, and then ditch it, so his name is attacted to it when he goes off and does something else.

    And if you follow Star Trek (1)2 news it seems no one making it really cares about it, they are picking their nose.
     
  9. Samurai8472

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    Everyone in the show is dead. We've been following ghosts that roam Alcatraz.

    I'm calling it.
     
  10. OdoWanKenobi

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    Wait...did I miss something? When did the guy who made Lost, Alias, and the latest Star Trek movie stop being awesome? We nerds are so fickle.
     
  11. Lindley

    Lindley Moderator with a Soul Premium Member

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    Are you one of those who misunderstood the ending of Lost and incorrectly thought the entire show was about dead people?
     
  12. bigdaddy

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    He was never awesome to needs was he? He seems to be awesome to people who can't function their brains correctly.
     
  13. Skywalker

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    "This is the afterlife, John/Jack/Joe/Other Boring Everyman Name. You and your friends rebuilt Alcatraz to find one another, because those years you spent here at this dirty, brutal, depressing hellhole...were the most important years of your lives."
     
  14. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I understood it but for Alcatraz it could be about the dead that roam Alcatraz
     
  15. sidious618

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    Abrams didn't have much to do with LOST beyond the pilot.
     
  16. JarodRussell

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    That's real love for the subject, lol.
     
  17. Silent_Bob

    Silent_Bob Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    When did he start?
     
  18. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

    Out Of My Vulcan Mind Vice Admiral Admiral

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    It's not yet clear from that description that the show will be SFF, although I wouldn't bet against it. If it is an SFF show that'll add to what is already a huge number of SFF shows in development by the broadcast networks for the 2011/2012 season, well above the normal number and way above the slim number developed for the 2010/2011 season.
     
  19. AviTrek

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    The number of pilots is a little high, but not that out of the ordinary. Let's see how many of these shows get picked up for a series before getting too excited.
     
  20. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Edited: I looked back at past development seasons to make sure I was comparing apples to apples and actually you're right, it's a little over the norm, but I overstated earlier. I was looking at all development for 2011/2012 (including scripts not yet ordered to pilot) whereas I only had in mind actual pilots shot from previous development seasons.

    Sure, as always.
     
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