sf/f TV development news - 2013

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  1. RJDonner&Blitzen

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    Was that intended for American Horror Story? If so, I may have to check it out. :rommie:
     
  2. O'Dib

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    "Under the Dome (Showtime) – drama based on Stephen King's novel about locals at a Maine vacation spot who battle one another when a force field suddenly surrounds their town and cuts them off from the rest of the world."

    Sounds a lot like Simpsons the movie. :)
     
  3. Greg Cox

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    I think it was the body of Moira, the creepy/sexy maid, which is why her ghost is stuck in the house for good now. Unless, of course, there's more than two bodies in that grave, which, given the Murder House's bloody history, is more than possible!

    (And, yes, we're talking about American Horror Story.)
     
  4. Temis the Vorta

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    Oops, sorry. :D If that's still editable, I'll edit it. (It was and it's gone now.)

    But yeah, AHS is a blast. You never know what the fuck they'll throw at you next.
     
  5. RJDonner&Blitzen

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    Cool. I think I'll have a look. :mallory:
     
  6. ElimParra

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    Over the weekend, I saw more from "Welcome to the Cosmos", an Australian Science Fiction series in development. They have already filmed the pilot episode, but should filming the next one. I'm hoping this is successful, as the plot sounds interesting.
     
  7. Venardhi

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    I did some concept art for that show actually. Most notably the alien captain.
     
  8. Temis the Vorta

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    Two more, squarely in the CW mode, and nothing we haven't seen before...

    Unearthly (CW), based on the book by Cynthia Hand about a girl who realizes that her destiny is to become an angel.

    The Hollows (CW), based on the bestselling book series The Hollows by Kim Harrison. Set in an urban fantasy world, Rachel Morgan, a PI witch, works with local law enforcement agencies to combat threats both mundane and supernatural.
     
  9. Starbreaker

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    The CW... :facepalm:
     
  10. propita

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    I would likely watch the first episode of each, because a one-sentence description is usually inadequate. In fact, I'd likely watch the first two or three episodes because pilots often are not entirely representative, since they have to introduce so much in a short time.

    You never know when a so-so concept actually has the right cast that makes the show special, or a writing team or director that understands just what the show should be about. I mean, look at "Firefly"--a literal "space-western." The concept kinda reeks, but I think most posters here would agree that even the pilot episode showed such promise.
     
  11. RJDonner&Blitzen

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    That's true. Most ideas have been done before one way or another; and even the best idea can't survive poor execution.
     
  12. Theodore Jay Miller

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    The Last Resort - drama about the last vacation spot on planet Earth.
     
  13. Temis the Vorta

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    Sounds good to me! Because it doesn't sound like everything else I've ever seen. Even now that I've seen one iteration of that idea, I wouldn't be at all adverse to seeing another.

    An "unimaginative idea" can often be great, if it's on cable, and even then only certain cable channels. For instance would you watch "a big-city cop returns to his Kentucky home town" on CBS? Blech. How about on FX? Well, that's Justified and it rocks! But that same concept on CBS would be garbage.

    So in reading these show descriptions, pay attention to the channel they'll be on. (That's the main reason that I don't list any shows that don't have a network attached.) I think that gives a better indication of whether they are likely to be good vs their descriptions.

    Cable is better than broadcast, and in broadcast land, I'd say ABC and FOX are doing a better job trying to actually innovate vs CBS and CW, which just stamp out predictable cookie cutter shows and as for NBC, they keep falling on their face so much that I've just about given up hope of them doing anything good or anything that won't get instantly cancelled. However, that also means NBC is desperate, and sometimes desperation can result in surprising things.
     
  14. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    There's a comic book series called The Last Resort (unrelated to the TV show in development) that has a premise that could make for a fun cable show:

    Sounds like a good fit for Starz.
     
  15. bullethead

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    Holy shit, someone is making a show about a submarine? That's pretty rare these days.
     
  16. Temis the Vorta

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    Dark Tower is almost officially a go at HBO!
    They should forget about the movie part and just do the whole story on TV.
     
  17. Temis the Vorta

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    Another one!

    Untitled Melrose Space Comedy (ABC) - centers on a normal family who moves into a condominium complex to find out that everyone living there but them are aliens.

    So we're up to 50 sf/f shows in development.
     
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  18. Set Harth

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    You got to give the people what they want: something long, hard, and full of seamen.
     
  19. Crisp Crinkle

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    ^ My word, I haven't heard that one since Junior High School. :rommie:
     
  20. Temis the Vorta

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    I was wondering if there was any way to find out the age of that joke. Probably circa 1864 (invention of the submarine) but it very well could predate it.