sf/f TV development news - 2013

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  1. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Alona Tal is great. I remember reading about Cult when it was in development at the WB before it merged with UPN to become the CW. It sounded like an intriguing show and I'm glad it's finally getting a shot.
     
  2. Temis the Vorta

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    Cult sounds pretty hard-edged for the CW. I wonder if it will have a supernatural angle?
     
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    Kevin Bacon vs The Serial Killer just got even better - now it's Kevin Bacon vs Marc Antony. :rommie: :bolian:

     
  4. Enterprise is Great

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    David Ramsey cast in CW's 'Arrow' pilot

     
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  6. Temis the Vorta

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    This has repercussions well beyond this season - a comics label has been launched for the purpose of making TV- and movies- friendly comics.

    Of course, the concepts are skewing heavily genre. This one made me smile:

    And how awesome is this? Deathmatch of the Goa'uld! :rommie:

    I'm pretty sure this one's already been a comic book, called Warlock:

     
  7. Christopher

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    I'd say that's a sad commentary on the current state of comics as a medium in their own right, but I've heard of similar such ventures in years past. I seem to recall one that was affiliated with the then-SciFi Channel and geared toward generating content for them, though I could be misremembering.
     
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    Those concepts sound like they could just be a list of sf/f (and spy/action) TV pilot concepts for any year. Why bother to make them comics first? Maybe they're trying to build a following for the show/movie if and when it ever happens.

    Not strictly genre, but here's some casting for Frontier (a Western).

    Not sure what to make of the gay couple (that is, fake heterosexual couple who are both gay). Did people do that in the 19th C? I guess it's not something anyone would have discussed so no historical record would have been left.
     
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    http://www.deadline.com/2012/02/max-thieriot-autumn-reeser-and-kevin-alejandro-cast-in-pilots/


    ABC’s untitled Roland Emmerich drama pilot


    Last Resort

     
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    Was it Joe Quesada, or one of the contemporary Marvel dudes, who said that they just consider comics a testing ground for movie and TV concepts?
     
  11. Christopher

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    Well, to be fair, TV and movies are where most of the audience and money are found these days, so it's an understandable attitude. Still, I think that the content of a story should be driven by its own internal needs, that it's artificial if it's driven entirely by external concerns like whether it can be adapted to another medium effectively.
     
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    Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians, has a post on his site about Fox deciding not to greenlight the pilot for the adaptation:

     
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    Deadline Hollywood reports that Syfy is developing a series version of the feature film Legion:

     
  14. Temis the Vorta

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    I've never seen Max Thieriot in anything but he sure looks the part for that role.

    Too bad about The Magicians, that sounded like one of the better pilot concepts this year. For FOX to balk at a genre show is silly; Alcatraz and Touch both have gotten reasonable ratings (tho the former is slipping) and NBC, ABC and the CW are all loading up on genre pilots. In fact, ABC's Gotham uses the same backdrop as The Magicians - a secret world of magic.

    Speaking of FOX, what the frak are they greenlighting? I haven't run across much on them, while the other broadcast networks seem to be done with their pilot announcements.

    Mockingbird Lane, aka The Munsters, is having difficulty with casting. What, can't they get Brad Garrett and Danny DeVito's agents on the phone? :D

    Bryan Fuller, dump that dog and do a Star Trek series with Bryan Singer instead like you guys want to.
     
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    Ugh, SyFy channel keeps finding new ways to impress me with their ineptness. Legion was a horrible movie, but more importantly the story makes no sense and padding some version of that story to fill out a series is just going to make those plot holes turn into canyons.
     
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    ^Did anyone even see the movie?
     
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    ^^ Not I.

    Sure, it's understandable from a purely business point of view, but it's still sad, in a number of ways.
     
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    Well, it's not solely about business, I think. As a creator, you want to see your ideas reach a sizeable audience. And the audience for comics these days is tiny compared to what it used to be.
     
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    Indeed. That's part of the sadness.
     
  20. Temis the Vorta

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    I never saw The Legion, but the topic doesn't really interest me for a TV series...

    The Atlantic weighs in on their favorite pilots.

    Hmm, that list doesn't really coincide very well with my own tastes, maybe I should cancel my subscription. ;) Here are the ones I like best:

    Beautiful People
    The Frontier
    Revolution
    Kevin Bacon vs. Marc Antony
    Last Resort
    666 Park Avenue
    Astrophysicist vs the Antichrist
    The Selection