Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Temis the Vorta, Oct 10, 2011.
Fox Nabs ‘Minority Report’ Series With Big Put Pilot* Commitment
* put pilot definition
Wow, I never would've expected the Minority Report series to go in that direction. I figured it'd be set while Precrime still existed and just have that be the status quo. Having it be a loosely-connected sequel set in the movie's world is an interesting idea, but it remains to be seen how it'll play out. (And since it's a put pilot, we're pretty much guaranteed to see it.)
This sounds like a promising twist... and on Fox, it has a chance to represent the genre, as opposed to Extant on CBS.
Fox Buys Ghost Hunting Drama From ’24’ Producers
Roland Emmerich & Keanu Reeves To Produce Virtual Reality Drama Series
The Minority Report series is interesting sounding, I just hope they can make it unique in the cop series heavy TV world.
Not sure what to make of those other two at this point.
Hero's name is: Neo.
It'll be interesting, but hardly original...
DC Comics ‘Titans’ Drama From Akiva Goldsman Nears TNT Pilot Order
I just hope Starfire is closer to her animated incarnation than her New 52 incarnation.
It sounds like they are lifting the 'New Cap City' plotline from Caprica. I think that was one of that show's best story lines so if they are drawing from it for inspiration I hope this series does well.
^Well, it's not as if Caprica invented the idea of virtual reality. Both shows (and The Matrix) are drawing on ideas that have been part of cyberpunk literature since the 1980s.
NBC Eyes Horror Anthology Series
Nice. Always happy to see somebody give a shot to the anthology format.
I'd be more interested if it wasn't "based on true events".
Spike TV Developing Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars Trilogy As TV Series
Wow, the Mars trilogy would be hard to do on TV -- I weep to contemplate how badly the science will have to be compromised to justify how people in Mars gravity are walking around normally as if on Earth. Either we'll get yet another silly artificial-gravity system or we'll get a Mars that has much higher gravity than the real one.
And the sheer epic, centuries-spanning scope of the story would be hard to do as a weekly series. I wonder how much they'd compress the timeline to fit it all in.
Of course, the alternative -- doing it as a movie trilogy -- would probably be even worse, due to all the story compression needed. I'm not sure you can really capture the essence of this story in any form other than the original prose, or maybe an audio drama.
Maybe they will do one volume per season. Or maybe they will focus on the third volume and use flashbacks. Or maybe it will be a sequel. Or maybe it will be an unrelated story set in that universe. Or maybe it will be like Haven and have nothing to do with the source material at all.
TNT Orders ‘Lumen’ Pilot From Amblin TV; Joe Johnston To Direct
Umm...shouldn't we have a new thread, and since it's almost October,just name it Sci Fi Development 2015+ ?
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