Event Horizon Series In the Works

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  1. Vger23

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  2. thribs

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    A show about a ship with a experimental way to travel that takes them to a alternate universe and gets Jason Issacs killed.
    We already have that show. :)
     
  3. Hartzilla2007

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    Except this one has them traveling through Hell.
     
  4. thribs

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    Close enough
     
  5. Mr. Laser Beam

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    How the hell ;) are they going to get all the violence and gore this series is sure to require, into a TV series?
     
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    I might be interested in learning more about the future as shown in that film, but I don't immediately see the potential for a series about a spaceship traveling through Hell/chaos.
     
  7. valkyrie013

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    What? How in the hell does this concept transfer to a tv series? Great movie, used to turn it on to fall asleep to.. but.. Series? Shall see..
    Also.. no other book, concept that couldn't be made before this??
     
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    I would think that a movie like this would be more likely to keep people FROM sleeping... :eek: :lol:
     
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    I really don't see how you could turn this into a tv-series..... What stories would you tell? A crew stuck in the hell dimension? How? People go insane so fast there, you couldn't tell a coherent story.
     
  11. Vger23

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    I wonder if it will be a "reimagining" of some sort, with alterations to some of the details to allow for a more protracted story line.
     
  12. Mage

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    That seems likely, yes. Perhaps they figured out how to dimension jump or something?
     
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  13. Smellmet

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    I find TV series to contain more violence than movies these days. Some of the scenes in Game of Thrones or Power for example I found to be really shocking and graphic.
     
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    I dunno, I don't see how this could translate to a TV show unless it's an anthology about different ships and crews.
     
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    I think they already tried and failed with "Nightflyers".
     
  16. DonIago

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    Did you see Event Horizon? The flight recorder footage, at least, contained some pretty imaginative stuff.

    If nothing else, I'm not clear how this would work as a series logistically without serious retooling. How many people die in the film? How would a series that wasn't significantly revised maintain any sort of regular body count, which would almost be a prerequisite?

    Now I'm wondering how many people died during TOS and what percentage of those people were security, and realistically, why anyone would want to serve under Kirk if the body count was as high as redshirt memes might suggest.
     
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    Retooling is a given when you're adapting a movie concept to an ongoing series. Naturally you change whatever you need to change to make it work on a continuing basis. For instance, the movie 12 Monkeys postulated that time was immutable and a time traveler could only participate in the past that already existed, but the TV series took the approach that changing history was difficult but possible, since that was more feasible for long-term storytelling. And to stick with the simian theme, the '70s Planet of the Apes TV series replaced the movie's mute, feral humans with fully intelligent, civilized humans who simply lived under ape oppression, so that the episodes could focus mainly on human guest characters with only a few ape characters needed, to save on the makeup budget.

    Or sometimes a TV series is a loose sequel to a movie, a continuation in the same universe or one similar to it. Starman was about the alien from the movie coming back 15 years later to connect with the son he conceived in the movie, although it bumped the movie's events back a dozen or so years so that it could be set in the present. Alien Nation was a more faithful sequel to the movie (albeit with a few tweaks) and just told stories about the world and characters that the movie established but barely explored. Ditto Stargate SG-1. I could imagine them doing something similar here, though I don't recall if the movie's worldbuilding laid interesting enough foundations to build on.


    Here ya go:
    https://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/database/redshirt_deaths.htm

    A total of 56 fatalities across the second pilot, TOS, and TAS (which had no onscreen deaths except in "The Slaver Weapon"). I'd say that was 13% of the crew, but presumably each fatality was replaced to keep the number at 430, so that'd make it more like 56/486 = 11.5%. Although the bulk of the deaths are in only a few episodes -- the only ones with more than two fatalities are "Where No Man," "The Man Trap," "The Galileo Seven," "The Changeling," "The Apple," "Obsession," and "That Which Survives."

    So seasons 1-2 both had 20-some deaths per season, season 3 had 10, and TAS had 0. So it seems Kirk got better at keeping his crew alive as time went on.
     
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  18. valkyrie013

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    Maybe a sequal with some one else trying to make the drive work, and doing a kind of "sliders" going to different dimintions
    Can be done
     
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    Amazon seems to pretty much let them do whatever they want. Once you have a show where a dude gets strangled by a giant prehensile penis, I think it's safe to say anything goes.
     
  20. Smellmet

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    Of course. It's one of my favourite films of all time, regardless of genre. I bet I've seen it at least 30 times. It's got some pretty grim stuff in it for sure but the flight recorder and hell scenes were all cut so you really didn't see that much ultimately before cutting to another scene. It justifies it's 18 certificate but it's not that bad these days. I would have loved to have seen the lost extra footage that would have made the directors cut.

    My point is modern TV shows seem to be getting away with some seriously graphic stuff, especially the last decade or so. I mean the eye gouging scene in GoT is one that springs to mind amongst a lot of others, and some of the scenes in Power were arguably even worse and are probably the most violent scenes I've seen in any media.