sf/f TV development news - 2013

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Temis the Vorta, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Nerys Myk

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    Fevre Dream is from 1982, its the other two that are johnny come latelies. :evil:
     
  2. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    That figures. :(
     
  3. Enterprise is Great

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    ABC Studios, Sonar Entertainment Team For ‘Fix It Men’ From Creator John Glenn

     
  4. RJDiogenes

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    Isn't that the premise of Continuum?
     
  5. sojourner

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    Not at all, beyond the shared use of the words "time" and "travel".
     
  6. Christopher

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    No, they're completely different. Continuum's future is a corporate-ruled dystopia, not post-apocalyptic. The heroine is a lone cop rather than a scientist/soldier team, and she hasn't "morphed" into her younger self, because she's travelled back 65 years and is only in her early 30s. And she's not trying to alter history, but to preserve it against alteration by the bad guys who've also come back from her own time. In fact, it's unclear whether it's even possible to alter history, or whether the actions the characters undertake in 2012 are just part of what led to the future they came from.

    Basically Continuum's premise is a lot like the old Dale Midkiff series Time Trax, albeit somewhat darker. If you wanted to formulate an elevator pitch for Fix It Men, I'd think it'd be more like "The Terminator meets Quantum Leap," since you've got time travellers trying to prevent the apocalypse and jumping into their younger bodies.
     
  7. JD

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    Could be interesting. I'm always up for a good time travel story.
     
  8. RJDiogenes

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    Okay, thanks. I haven't seen Continuum, so it sounded kind of the same.
     
  9. Terror Door

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    Odyssey 5 comes to mind. People mind-travelling back in time into their younger bodies to prevent the apocalypse.
     
  10. Christopher

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    Oh yeah, that's a good comparison. I'm sure it'll approach the premise differently, of course; there are always plenty of different ways to tell a similar basic story. It sounds like in this version, the time travel is less impromptu and the characters may have a better grasp of the circumstances leading to the doomsday scenario. But that's from a one-paragraph description, so it's hard to say. Plus it's only two characters as opposed to five, which would certainly make for a different dynamic. And it's described as "action-suspense" while Odyssey 5 was more of a drama.
     
  11. Belbo

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    Netflix Picks Up Wachowskis/ Georgeville Sci-Fi Drama ‘Sense8? With 10-Episode Order

    Interesting - I guess House of Cards really has paid off for them (fair enough, though some of the audience pandering towards the end was a little alarming). Too bad we'll have to wait 18 months or so to see it, but presumably they all have movie commitments to work around .....
     
  12. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Some might argue that's the same thing. :lol:
     
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  14. JD

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  15. DarthTom

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  16. Borgminister

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    Network TV is free, Netflix is fee. Unless by network TV you are including HBO, etc., in which case the same applies.
     
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  18. DarthTom

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    Yea, but it isn't much of a fee, only $9 for both in the mail and streaming and $7 for just streaming.

    So splitting the difference at $8 times their subscriber base monthly, gives them $224 million a month in gross revenues but that has to support licensing for all of their other programming which is subsantial.

    But, apparnelty they can afford it.

    Edited to add. For comparison purposes, CBS raked in $227 million for the Superbowl. And that's 5 hours of programming for one show.

    Yahoo
     
  19. Enterprise is Great

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