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  1. JD

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    Yeah, I'm not sure what to make of the evil Dorothy & Co. Oz show. I like apocalyptic stuff and I've enjoyed most of Orci/Kurtzman's stuff, so I might give that one a chance.
     
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    ^Intriguing.
     
  4. Christopher

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    ^So it's That Episode of Sliders: The Series.
     
  5. RJDiogenes

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    That is interesting. At first I thought of The Two Georges, but in this one not only was the war fought and lost, but we are still fighting for independence-- presumably not in an all-out war, if it says the war was lost. Definitely an odd project for ABC.
     
  6. FreezeC77

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    I wonder what the reaction will be if the ongoing war is basically a terrorist front fighting against the British regime ruling the colonies.

    The modern day rebels using IRA, Al Qaeda/Hezbollah tactics.
     
  7. Borgminister

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    Sounds soapy, like Revolution.
     
  8. RJDiogenes

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    That's exactly what I was thinking. Weird.
     
  9. JD

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    Is it really any more odd than Once Upon A Time or Agents of S.H.E.I.D?
     
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    Well, it seems so to me. OUAT is derived from Disney versions of fairy-tale characters. SHIELD does strike me as odd, too, but it's derived from a hyper-successful theatrical movie. But an ongoing alternate universe story about losing the Revolutionary War? Definitely an odd choice for a mainstream network.
     
  11. FreezeC77

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    I think the other major factor that makes OUAT and SHIELD not be so strange for ABC is that Disney owns ABC and Disney owns Marvel.

    It makes sense that they would make use of properties they own to fill programming on the major broadcast network they own. It also keeps those brands in the public eye more to generate interest for other ventures set in those universes or using characters/themes from them.

    Once Disney bought LucasFilms it pretty much became almost guaranteed that if a live action series set in the Star Wars unvierse happened it would be on ABC (and about a month ago stories did come out that ABC was in talks for such a series).
     
  12. RJDiogenes

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    ^^ Yeah, I agree.
     
  13. Enterprise is Great

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    Dystopian Future Drama ‘The Lottery’ Gets Lifetime Pilot Order

     
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  16. JD

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    Hmmm, could be interesting.
     
  17. Bob The Skutter

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    Splitters!
     
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    NBC Developing Drama Based On Oni Press’ ‘Ghost Projekt’ Graphic Novel

     
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    Nobody seems to have thought of the obvious: if the US had remained a British colony, then by now the US would totally own the UK and we would be your beeyotch.

    No wait ...
     
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    Bryan Singer To Produce Modern Monster Drama Project For Syfy

     

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