sf/f TV development news - 2013

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  1. CorporalCaptain

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    See Asimov's Foundation series.
     
  2. Guy Gardener

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    The first book was adapted into a series of radio plays in 1973.

    (Which can be found on line easily.)

    Or you could just read the book.
     
  3. RJDiogenes

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    Did you mean SyFy's administration, or their audience for wrestling? :rommie:
     
  4. Temis the Vorta

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    That their audience is not exactly the sci fi cognoscenti. I would have thought that would be obvious by their show lineup.

    Both, and throw the Ghost Hunters viewers in there for good measure.
     
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    If SyFy weren't on basic cable, like the Sci-Fi Channel wasn't on basic cable a few years ago (or Sci-Fi or whatever the heck it was called), I'd be pissed right now.
     
  6. Temis the Vorta

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    SyFy has always been basic cable here in SF (I always wonder how those things are decided - I guess SF is more of a sci fi market than other places?) Not that it's done me any good because I don't like any of their current shows.

    I would have watched Blood & Chrome, even tho I was skeptical of the casting. Rewind is one of the first shows they've had in years that's piqued my interest. Hopefully they won't make the Temporal Cold War mistake and withhold details about the rules they're operating under. They need to play fair and explain the basics and not just throw any old thing out there and just say, that's how it works in our version of time travel.
     
  7. CorporalCaptain

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    SF is certainly more metropolitan than Lexington.
     
  8. Christopher

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    They're the same channel, just with a changed name. And it's always been basic cable on my side of the Ohio River. Your city's cable provider must've switched it from premium to basic at some point.
     
  9. CorporalCaptain

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    Yep. That's what I'm sayin'. But before they changed their name to SyFy.
     
  10. Temis the Vorta

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    Last time I was in Atlanta, according to the hotel's TV schedule, SciFi (as it was then styled) was on the premium cable tier, so there are definitely big cities that aren't as sci fi friendly as SF. I figure it's the Silicon Valley tech worker influence.
     
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    I'm familiar with psychohistory. I was just trying to figure out if she was calling people who like the stuff on SyFy stupid.
    EDIT: And I also want to apologize for being so snippy there, I've just had a really bad couple of weeks, and I've been getting really irritable. It was unnecessary.
     
  12. Temis the Vorta

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    No problem. I wasn't calling everyone who likes stuff on SyFy stupid, but I don't think it's much of a stretch to say that if you polled the average SyFy viewer on the meaning of "psychohistory," you would generally get a blank stare.
     
  13. Guy Gardener

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    I go out on a limb saying a lot of stupid things.

    It's my belief that if i wanted to be safe and rational with my choice of words, that I'd have nothing worth saying that some other fuck couldn't think up.

    That being said.

    The card carrying President of the Official Sharktopus Fanclub is an unqualified tool.
     
  14. Temis the Vorta

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    What? Never! :p

    Speaking of stupid things, Netflix's Hemlock Grove is sounding weirder than ever...

     
  15. Vendikarr

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    LOL

    That last line sounds like the most normal thing in that description.
     
  16. CorporalCaptain

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    I'm getting that funny feeling again.... :guffaw:
     
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    LOL, yea, kinda like it was an afterthought, "Oh yea, and there'll be the typical Vampire and Werewolf"
     
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    A Werewolf! Sweet. I'm in. :mallory:

    Actually, the description put me in mind of Preiss's Weird Heroes anthologies. And they say some good stuff in the interview, including using Twin Peaks as a benchmark. Sounds like it has potential.
     
  19. Temis the Vorta

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    There's also a YouTube series that bills itself as a cross between Twin Peaks and The Twilight Zone, but I checked it out and it fell sooooo far short of anything close to that, that I figured I wouldn't bother yall with it. :rommie:
     
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    I must admit the weirdness of all of this has me very intrigued.