Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Temis the Vorta, Nov 22, 2010.
Alcatraz has scored Sarah Jones (Sons of Anarchy, Big Love) as the female lead. Link
more casting choices
Yeah on second thought, this premise doesn't absolutely need to be sf/f, but I still think it's going to have at least light genre elements.
That guy they tapped to play the mean warden sure looks the type, huh?
Sam Neill will be one of the stars.
Oh Lords of Kobol, Sam Neill picks horrible TV scripts.
Happy Town, Crusoe anyone? He hasn't been in good movies in forever either.
pilot review and trailer
also the 2:45 length trailer in 720p is at the link.
August 11 2011
'Alcatraz': First Look at Fox's new sci-fi drama
looks pretty good. Sam Neill, yeah!
I'll be watching.
I hope it doesn't turn into a Fox police procedural with a little mythology.
One detail that hasn't been mentioned so far in this thread is that the inmates that have now reappeared look exactly the same as they did 30 years ago. Pretty much any explanation for that would have to be SF/F: time travel, suspended animation, anti-aging treatments, clones, robot duplicates, mystical doppelgangers. Even if they were just impostors who'd gotten cosmetic surgery, the degree of surgical perfection required would be somewhat science-fictional.
A friend of mine had a copy of the pilot. Pass. I think it will quickly descend into "inmate of the week." I think it's to narrow of an idea to last for 5 years. Mighta been a good movie idea...
When I originally posted that ten months ago, I don't remember the reading that they looked young. So I guess I was going on the assumption they'd be old guys.
Oh, I hadn't noticed this was a resurrected thread from the past. How fitting...
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