Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Temis the Vorta, Oct 10, 2011.
The strip billiards episode will be classic!
JJ Abrams is a busy boy. His robot cop pilot is picked up at FOX (which needs a sci fi series in the mix now that Fringe is over.)
PS, here's more on NBC's robot crime show. Sounds like a similar idea but with a bigger canvas.
I'm more interested in the Gordon/Friedman premise, but I guess nobody's going to want to turn down an Abrams-connected project after yesterday's news.
The Hundred & Oxygen are genre...but Reign sounds most interesting to me. LOL.
The CW is getting mighty ambitious, I'm interested in all three. If they do Reign in the style of The Tudors (with broadcast tut-tutting re: sex and nudity of course), they could have something worthwhile. Mary Stewart vs. her cuz Liz Tudor in an epic royal smackdown for the ages is about as sweet of a CW-ready story as you could hope for.
^^^Mary went to France when she was about five years old, not fiteen. She was married at 15, not betrothed, I think. She was Queen of France at 16, but her husband died after reigning less than a year.
I was double checking my memory at Wikipedia, when I noticed it says Mary was 5'11"!
The truth is actually more exotic than Hollywood, but we're obviously getting the supposedly dramatic version.
JJ gets another greenlight.
Re: Mary, she was a very tall girl for the times. Her story is amazing, and if the CW tells one tenth of it, they will have a great series on their hands.
Cartoon Network development.
This caught my attention:
Not sure why that couldn't just be a storyline in The Clone Wars. A series on the ROTS-ANH years that tells us what Yoda, Obi-Wan and any other surviving Jedi were up to would be far more interesting to me.
Beware The Batman sounds interesting but Teen Titans Go! sounds more of the same with that group as previous series.
Not really, unfortunately, because the previous series actually did focus on action and adventure and fighting bad guys, whereas this new series is apparently going to be an expanded version of the recent DC Nation shorts, just comedy bits about what goes on when the Titans aren't fighting crime. Which seems rather pointless to me. Also the character designs will be different, closer to the chibi-esque versions used in the shorts.
CW greenlights Tomorrow People pilot.
A well-trod premise to say the least, but it's all in the execution...
Either way Teen Titans Go! doesn't interest me at all.
So what is up with Amazon? A no go!?!?
Well, it is a remake of a British series.
Yep, and The X-Men comics have been around since the 60s. I'd like to see some variation on the theme, such as a near-future story where the enhanced abilities are the result of genetic engineering, rather than something that just popped up in the species for unexplained reasons.
Amazon pushed to next season.
Not terrible news - The Selection was pushed out a year, too.
Glad Amazon is still in the works.
Because it's LEGO, which is totally different than the Clone Wars stuff. LEGO stuff is just goofy fun, it's not at all serious. They've actually done a couple of other LEGO SW specials already.
^Also because The Clone Wars is probably moving to Disney XD, whereas Warner Bros. retains the LEGO rights, so LEGO Star Wars is probably the only incarnation of Star Wars that they'll be able to keep on Cartoon Network.
ETA: I'd be interested in seeing this. Grimm could use a good companion, they are all alone with what ever NBC sticks with them on FRI nights and then Dateline.
Okay that does make sense. I wasn't aware there was any way The Cartoon Network could hang onto Star Wars going forward.
EDIT: buncha more pickups, from ABC. I'm making the executive decision that any series based on a theme park ride is automatically genre:
I like stories that play around with classic characters, so I'll probably be checking that one... since I won't be able to watch Penny Dreadful until it comes to DVD.
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