sf/f TV development news - 2013

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  1. stj

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    All anthology series are erratic. That is I think one reason why real series with continuing characters generally win steadier audiences: You know what you're getting.

    The original Twilight Zone and Outer Limits had plenty of bad episodes, and the contintuations had plenty of good ones. (Well, perhaps not the Ira Steven Behr iteration.) So a new Twilight Zone would likely have a lot to offer, even if a modern version would almost certainly totally eschew SF and humor in favor of horror in fantasy mode.
     
  2. Temis the Vorta

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    Comedy pilots from Amazon Prime include a couple genre shows.

    Neither sounds like anything I'll be signing up for Amazom Prime for...
     
  3. RJDiogenes

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    What the hell is Amazon Prime?
     
  4. bullethead

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    It's a subscription service that gets you free two day shipping on all items and access to Amazon's streaming service.

    Dark Minions sounds somewhat interesting, but I'd need to see a pilot before dedicating any real time to it.
     
  5. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I don't want to see dark minions. Only these kind:

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCkerYMffMo[/yt]
     
  6. JD

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    I was just looking at the pages for DM and DM2 on Wikipedia, and it said that The Minions are getting their own movie.
     
  7. RJDiogenes

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    Ah, thank you. I was hoping it was Gina Torres' homeworld. I think I'll look into it, though.
     
  8. Enterprise is Great

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    Time traveling FBI agent series at ABC

     
  9. lennier1

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    Kinda makes me miss this guilty pleasure:
    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t3FMfvNPR4[/yt]
     
  10. Temis the Vorta

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    And The Thread bobs to the top...maybe we should have the mods change the title to 2013?

    Bloodline gets pilot order at NBC.

    Wayward Pines miniseries in contention at FOX.

    However if FOX can only do one miniseries in 2014, I'm rooting for Blood Brothers, a Civil War epic that sounds like a remake of North & South and despite the title, apparently involves no vampires. And my hunch is, that topic would do better for FOX. The market for supernatural horror is getting pretty glutted.
     
  11. JD

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    All of those have potential.
     
  12. RJDiogenes

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    I think Bloodlines has been listed here before. Wayward Pines does sound derivative of Twin Peaks, but that's not necessarily bad-- it's really not a concept that has been sucked as dry as so many others.
     
  13. Temis the Vorta

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    Another genre series in a historical setting, this time from Showtime:

    Ooooh "psychosexual." :D

    CBS schedules Under the Dome miniseries for summer:

     
  14. lennier1

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    *cough* Simpsons *cough*
     
  15. AviTrek

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    http://www.uproxx.com/webculture/2012/06/imdb-user-believes-lord-of-the-rings-ripped-off-harry-potter/
    :sigh:
     
  16. Temis the Vorta

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    I still can't get over how LOTR ripped off Star Wars! :klingon:
     
  17. Greg Cox

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    Forget THE LORD OF THE RINGS. What about that JOHN CARTER thing? Why, it ripped off everything! :)
     
  18. Enterprise is Great

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    Penny Dreadful sounds interesting. I'll check it out.
     
  19. RJDiogenes

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    Penny Dreadful does sound like it has possibilities. Nice title, too-- Penny Dreadfuls were the precursors to the Pulps. Also, we have a local "Horror Host" here down in Bridgewater who uses that name-- nice publicity for her. :D
     
  20. lennier1

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    Take that stick out of your ass and you'll have an easier life.

    Stephen King had been sitting on the idea for decades, but it wasn't until two years after the Simpsons movie that he turned it into something worth showing (probably because he was too busy re-releasing his old novels under a new name).