sf/f TV development news - 2013

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  1. lennier1

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    Brewery-poweded spaceships or time-traveling vampire space Nazis. Hard to decide. :devil:
     
  2. Temis the Vorta

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    News of the day:

    CW adapting Tomorrow People.

    More from the CW: Sick.

    At first blush that sounds like an idea for a bad sitcom. But if by "allergic" they mean something serious and possibly deadly, that sounds like a premise that could have some interesting dramatic possibilities.
     
  3. Temis the Vorta

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    I didn't even notice that the engine room looked like a brewery the first time I saw that movie! :D And time-travelling vampire space Nazis sounds about right for Star Trek, wait, isn't that the Borg?
     
  4. Temis the Vorta

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    Del Toro on his Strain adaptation for TV:

    TV is restrained about gore? If this show is on cable (and it sure doesn't sound like a broadcast show!) then he can have buckets of blood everywhere.
     
  5. RJDiogenes

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    Well, the remake can be derived from either the original movie or the source material-- depending on how different the original movie was from the source material, that can matter quite a bit. In any case, I completely agree that the Hammer films represent one of the more artistically successful reboots.

    Nacelles are the least of my concerns. I want adult Space Opera, not a lot of sound and fury signifying nothing.
     
  6. Temis the Vorta

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    Adult space opera and the modern blockbuster movie do not compute. I suspect that for what you want, you have to wait for Star Trek's triumphant return to TV. :D

    Speaking of that...still no space opera, but another stab at ghost hunting.

     
  7. Kegg

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    RJDiogenes - I think what you want isn't adult space opera so much as it is family space opera. The original Star Trek and its successors were pitched at broad audiences, while nuBSG (which you detest) was more pitched towards teens-and-up audiences, just as the current Clone Wars cartoon is aimed at the under-twelve set.

    But yeah I wouldn't get one's hopes up yet as Temis pointed out. Space opera just isn't as hot a commodity on TV as it was say twenty years ago. Probably why Defiance - although having aliens and tech and whatnot - is tooled to the post-apocalyptic mode shows like Walking Dead and Falling Skies are running with.

    I guess. There's definitely something different between repurposing a public domain work like the Holmes stories than updating a franchise property, which is the implict part of a reboot.

    But Burton definitely wasn't using the term that way.

    Strain will be on FX, home of American Horror Story. So, yeah, he can get pretty grisly but I suppose his point is it can't be as graphic as an R-rated horor film.
     
  8. Temis the Vorta

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    American Horror Story is as bad as any R-rated movie I've ever seen, but I don't watch torture porn, so maybe it's not as bad as that.

    Still, if someone wanted to make a torture porn TV show and they thought they could get an audience, cable wouldn't balk at that.
     
  9. RJDiogenes

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    That's exactly what I'm doing.... probably in vain.

    Not necessarily aimed at a family audience, and definitely not aimed at the Rated-M-For-Mature teen set. I want Star Trek to be what it originally was: Idea-driven morality plays and social allegories, stories about the Human condition aimed at grown-ups. I want it to go back to being the show that's remembered for having the first interracial kiss on TV and commentaries on Vietnam and overpopulation and so on.
     
  10. Kegg

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    How old were you when you first watched Star Trek?

    Because it's very much in that sense it's a family show.
     
  11. Bob The Skutter

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    So much so that the BBC always showed it at 6pm and Sunday mid morning, which was their teen viewing slot that Buffy and The Simpsons shared.
     
  12. Temis the Vorta

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    Worse than in vain, counterproductive. The only way Star Trek will get back on TV is for CBS to be so overawed by the stunning success of the movies that it overrides all the huge obstacles a TV show faces. If you really want a new TV show, start telling everyone that they should go see the next movie about 20 times and tell everyone they know to do likewise. ;)

    Maybe if CBS decides to put it on Showtime or partner with Netflix. But they could just as easily opt for the CW or an animated series on The Cartoon Network. What form a new series would take would be determined by the audience where it is placed.

    SAGA in development at ABC.
    As long as Kathy Bates plays the author, I'm in... ;)

    And a couple 3D shows in development.

     
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  13. Kegg

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    That sounds potentially hilarious. It needs a zealous superfan for whom the completion of the saga is a matter of life and death (think a particularly worried fan of George R.R. Martin).
     
  14. Temis the Vorta

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    George R.R. Martin should play the superfan!
     
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    I wish Saga was on cable and done in the vein of Lev Grossman's "The Magicians".
     
  16. RJDiogenes

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    I was eight. As I said, it can be family friendly or not (as long as it's not like Terra Nova or something). They can do an R-rated version on Showtime for all I care, as long as it meets those criteria.

    Then we'll just get more mindless explosion Trek.

    Showtime, Netflex, Direct-To-DVD-- all good. CW and Cartoon Network, not so much. :rommie:

    Space sounds like it could be fantastic.
     
  17. Temis the Vorta

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    Direct to DVD is a dying format, they won't bother with that. Of all the options, Cartoon Network is the most likely. They'll be losing The Clone Wars (or other animated SW series) to DisneyXD so they'll need a replacement. Netflix would be great for a live action series but I'm skeptical the financials could be made to work.
     
  18. JD

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    Judging by what's been done with Clone Wars, an animated Trek series on CN could be friggin' awesome.
     
  19. RJDiogenes

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    ^^ On Cartoon Network, even if it's a quality show, it's still likely to be an action series, and not likely to have any of the relevant storylines of the original series.

    Or iTunes or whatever the direct market is now.
     
  20. Temis the Vorta

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    Julia Roberts producing paranormal investigator show for Lifetime.

    How many ghost hunters shows are in development, anyway?

    That last part is great. :D Equal rights for women to waste their time with nonsense!

    EDIT: I was rooting for this season of American Horror Story to be about the Roanoke mystery - they mentioned in in passing - now it looks like Kelsey Grammar might be coming thru on this idea!

    That doesn't say it's genre in so many words, but the easiest way to link up the two disappearances so far apart in time would be via a fantasy or sci fi explanation...and the book publisher is described as "sci fi," hmmm...
     
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