sf/f TV development news - 2013

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

  1. lennier1

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    Because the rights are tied up too tightly in the Warner Brothers catalog. He'd have to go a similar route to Star Citizen, the unofficial successor to Wing Commander and then it wouldn't be B5 anymore.
     
  2. RJDonner&Blitzen

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    Ah, I see. Presumably the Veronica Mars people made out better in the Rights department.
     
  3. Bob The Skutter

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    I believe WB are keeping the rights and the Kickstarter money is helping them fun the production.
     
  4. RJDonner&Blitzen

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    That's interesting. If it's the WB in both cases, why can one work and the other not?
     
  5. Christopher

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    Given how the last couple of B5 revival attempts went, do we really want to see JMS try it again?
     
  6. Harvey

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    Presumably a space opera program like Babylon 5 would be significantly more expensive to restart than Veronica Mars, especially since JMS has claimed he won't produce another cheapie like The Lost Tales.

    Also, as Christopher points out, JMS' previous attempts to turn the series into a franchise weren't all that interesting.
     
  7. Enterprise is Great

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    NBC Nabs Futuristic Prison Drama From Seth Grahame-Smith & Greg Berlanti

     
  8. Enterprise is Great

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    Bryan Fuller’s Syfy Pilot ‘High Moon’ Casts Leads

     
  9. RJDonner&Blitzen

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    ^^ Not much interesting in that description, except that it's space-based, but it's Bryan Fuller, so I have some optimism.

    Sure, why not?

    Well, that's true, but Space Command is also a successful Kickstarter project-- although the jury is still out on how that's going.

    Crusade was great, and I'd still love to see a follow up on that. LOTR sucked, it's true, but Lost Tales could have been better if he hadn't done it so halfheartedly. There's still a lot of stories that could be told in that universe.
     
  10. Kegg

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    Regardless of any 'what ifs', JMS is currently working with the Wachkowskis on Sense8, the new sci-fi show for Netflix. I assume that's a higher priority than trying to restart a franchise that's failed often before.
     
  11. Sindatur

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    I don't think it's fair to say JMS did The Lost Tales half-heartedly. There were no sets left and no CGI models, so, there were start up costs, like any Pilot would have, and the budget they gave him was miniscule. That's why there is hardly any sets and the stories are so short. Story-wise though, forgetting about the lack of money for cast and sets, I was quite happy with the stories that were told in The Lost Tales.
     
  12. RJDonner&Blitzen

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    I liked Lost Tales, I just felt he was holding back on the writing because of the production budget.
     
  13. Enterprise is Great

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    http://www.deadline.com/2013/08/hig...att-miller-dan-lin-lands-at-abc-as-put-pilot/

     
  14. Savage Dragon

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    Sounds a bit like New Amsterdam.
     
  15. Christopher

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    ^I was thinking New Amsterdam meets Quincy.
     
  16. Borgminister

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    Decapitation?
     
  17. Sindatur

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    No Thanks, I'm trying to get ahead ;)
     
  18. JD

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    I had the same thought. I still miss New Amsterdam, my mom and I both thought it was great.
     
  19. Morpheus 02

    Morpheus 02 Commodore Commodore

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    With "ABC Family", they mean DYSFUNCTIONAL family ("Pretty Little Liars"?)
     
  20. Mistral

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    Sounds a bit like Peter Hamill's wonderful novel of the same name.