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POSTED BY: DEWRASTLER
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Sunday, February 17, 2008 8:04 AM

DEWRASTLER


I know this thread has been started before, but I'm lazy and have a request to go with it.

Watching the trailer for Fanboys (which will hopefully be out soon, March I think) I thought of an idea for a story.

With so many canceled shows and people fighting to keep them alive, what would the story be like of a group of people trying to resurrect a tv show be like? It would have to have plenty of references to canceled tv shows.

So, what are some of your favorite canceled shows and what kind of references do you think would be funny in such a story?

Thanks.

I would like to see something with Joss giving people advice on how to deal with the studios and them asking him "You really have to tell us how you know things like this" and Joss says "No, I really don't."

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Sunday, February 17, 2008 8:13 AM

STEAMER


'Space: Above and Beyond', along with Firefly, was one of the more disappointing examples of a character-driven sci-fi show being scrubbed almost out of hand by F*X.

Then there was 'Due South' - not sci-fi and not a victim of F*X, but a victim of close-minded network execs nonetheless. Poor show got cancelled three times, although before its last cancellation its lead actor had ruined it almost beyond recognition.



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Sunday, February 17, 2008 8:54 AM

CYBERSNARK


"We don't have time for the whole list." --Caleb

Just off the top of my head:
Cupid
Veritas: The Quest
John Doe
Dark Angel
That other show, the space-western one that nobody seems to have heard of.

And it's an animated show, but I'd include W.I.T.C.H., especially given the awesomeness of S2, and what a perfect setup they gave for the S3-that-will-likely-never-happen.

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Sunday, February 17, 2008 9:05 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Cybersnark:

Dark Angel

*smiles*

Also, Angel, now that I think of it.

One track Chrisisall

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Sunday, February 17, 2008 9:26 AM

WHIMSICALNBRAINPAN


Wonderfalls was a hilarious show by Tim Minear that I miss a lot.

Other shows:
Futurama
Drive
Dark Angel (though the last season was kind of weak)
The Inside

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Sunday, February 17, 2008 9:39 AM

ISROUSRO


I miss Strange Luck, with D.B. Sweeney.

passoniatetly indifferent

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Sunday, February 17, 2008 10:57 AM

MONEYTRAIN


Quote:

Originally posted by Steamer:
'Space: Above and Beyond', along with Firefly, was one of the more disappointing examples of a character-driven sci-fi show being scrubbed almost out of hand by F*X.




i remember that show it was awesome

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Sunday, February 17, 2008 11:47 AM

TRAVELER


Hello Dewrastler:

The most recent ones that enter my head are

Futurama
Drive
Firefly
Wonderfalls
Guardian


http://www.imdb.com/mymovies/list?l=28764731
Traveler

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Sunday, February 17, 2008 4:09 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Other than Firefly?

Wonderfalls
The Inside
Drive
American Gothic
Brimstone
Dark Skies
Dark Angel
Invasion
Jeremiah
Odyssey 5
Joan of Arcadia
Veronica Mars
Dead Like Me
Freaks and Geeks
Arrested Development
Sliders (but it would have to be with Quinn, Wade and Arturo, or don't bother)

Those aren't in any particular order, just as they came to me as I typed.




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Sunday, February 17, 2008 6:26 PM

DECLAN


If I could ask my fellow Browncoat a quick question about cancelled SF shows...

I moved out to a small country in the Pacific in September 2007. Before leaving the US, I saw ads for what I believe was to a Fall season network show. It had a mythic main character, a guy who was 400 years old (and maybe unkillable) who lived in New York and had some situation. You know, the typical problems that 400 year old guys have...

Does anyone know the name of the show? Was/Is it any good? (I'm always a sucker for a good mythic character ;)

Thanks,

Declan

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Sunday, February 17, 2008 6:26 PM

DECLAN


If I could ask my fellow Browncoat a quick question about cancelled SF shows...

I moved out to a small country in the Pacific in September 2007. Before leaving the US, I saw ads for what I believe was to a Fall season network show. It had a mythic main character, a guy who was 400 years old (and maybe unkillable) who lived in New York and had some situation. You know, the typical problems that 400 year old guys have...

Does anyone know the name of the show? Was/Is it any good? (I'm always a sucker for a good mythic character ;)

Thanks,

Declan

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Sunday, February 17, 2008 6:41 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


That show is New Amsterdam, and its premiere was delayed. I think it will begin sometime in April.



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Sunday, February 17, 2008 6:56 PM

DECLAN


Thank you, EC. I had gone through lists of network shows looking for something "sf sounding" but hadn't been able to find it.

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Sunday, February 17, 2008 6:56 PM

DECLAN


Thank you, EC. I had gone through lists of network shows looking for something "sf sounding" but hadn't been able to find it.

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Sunday, February 17, 2008 7:19 PM

JSTN


Hey, my brother Browncoats, please don't forget our show, Surface.

Btw, I'm trying to round up so late night help taking down Jericho on the TV Tally poll. We are within striking distance, after they had a really slow day.

You can vote for Firefly 6 times every 6 hours (in spite of the contrary instructions on the site) so just 4 or 5 people voting tonight will put us in the lead after chasing them from 100 behind for several days.

Let's show those Jericho fans that the most dedicated fans on the net are Firefly fans.

Apologies for the detour on your thread, but the window may only be open for a few more hours.

You will find the details and link on the It Would Be A Kindness thread below this one a few. - Jstn (Ad-Nim-istrator of savesurface.com)

http://www.savesurface.com/phpBB2/index.php

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Monday, February 18, 2008 3:31 AM

MYGOODEYE


besides Firefly,

the biggest one for me is Freaks and Geeks, still one of my very favourite shows. meant alot to me personally as i was the same age as Lyndsay and goin through nearly exactly what she was (my nan had just died and i'd also left my geeky intelligent friends to hang out with the weed smoking freaks) so i was really gutted about that.

also Futurama (better than the Simpsons!!), and a bit before my time - American Gothic and was Twin Peaks cancelled or was Lynch just being awkward i forget.

i doubt i'll ever get to see Drive over here, and ill have even less chance now its been cancelled! so that too.

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Monday, February 18, 2008 3:55 AM

THESOMNAMBULIST


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Monday, February 18, 2008 9:13 AM

LWAVES


Firefly (like, duuuhhh)

plus (in the usual no order):

Dark Angel (just two seasons was a sacrilege)
Drive (I thought this genuninely had potential if it had been given a chance)
Futurama (Bender Rules!!)
Invasion (not a perfect show but very likable)
American Gothic (dark, twisted, evil - what more do you want)

and a new one to the list:

Carnivale (again some great potential, Clancy Brown was brilliant)

and I would maybe add Angel and Due South as well, but whilst they were cancelled, at least they had something of a run.

As for funny situations maybe have some of the people act out various scenes from the shows and get them mixed up with each other i.e. start with a DA sketch that turns into a Futurama sketch.
Or have the know-it-all geeks (no offence to them) point out all the minor little mistakes.
Or maybe just have the people argue over whose show should get resurrected.
Beyond that I don't really know.



"I don't believe in suicide, but if you'd like to try it it might cheer me up to watch."

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Monday, February 18, 2008 12:03 PM

KAYNA

I love my captain


Okay, I'll bite.

Firefly Obviously
Drive Two Weeks!
Dark Angel S1 and S2 were two different shows
Titus Dave!
Brisco County Jr. I can't believe this hasn't been mentioned yet
All of the above were canceled by FOX in three seasons or less.
The Night Stalker The new one with Stewart Townsend
Pretender The longest running show on my list at four seasons!
Dinosaurs I'm the baby! Gotta love me!



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Op: You're fighting a war you've already lost.
Mal: Yeah, well I'm known for that.

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Monday, February 18, 2008 1:37 PM

LWAVES


Quote:

Originally posted by Kayna:
Okay, I'll bite.

Brisco County Jr. I can't believe this hasn't been mentioned yet




Yeah that one too.

*Looks ashamed then runs away and hides behind a big crate in the cargo hold seeing as I'm currently watching this amazing show (this very night) and kinda, sorta did the forgetful forgetting thing where you forget*



"I don't believe in suicide, but if you'd like to try it it might cheer me up to watch."

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Monday, February 18, 2008 3:09 PM

KAYNA

I love my captain


That's okay Iwaves. The memory does have holes in it sometimes. No need to be ashamed.


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Op: You're fighting a war you've already lost.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008 1:14 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Declan, I was wrong about when New Amsterdam would premiere. It will be in two weeks, Tuesday, March 4 on FOX. It will be on at 9pm Eastern/Pacific, following American Idol, so that should help it get some attention.



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Tuesday, February 19, 2008 1:54 PM

BLACKSHAMROCK5


Well most have been mentioned but...
Dark Angel
Angel
Veronica Mars
Dead Like Me
Arrested Developement (which I've heard movie rumors of...anyone else?)
Wonderfalls
Prey
...thats all I can think of at the moment

i guess there's no way to make love not break our hearts

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008 6:37 PM

GAPSULE


Original Battlestar Galactica (although if they didn't cancel this we might not have the A-team we know today, still would've liked it to last longer so they wouldn't do that horrible Battlestar 1980)

Angel (Obvious)

Drive (Obvious)

Tru Calling (I really liked this show)

Dark Angel (Ended on a cliffhanger)

Firefly (Who knows)

Farscape (Awesomeness)

Enterprise (Cancelled as it was getting better)

Reba (I found it funny)

Grounded for Life (I'm looking dumber and dumber aren't I?)

I also liked a show called Black Sash, but in retrospect I think that if I saw that today I would probably think it wasn't that good. If it is how I remember it then yeah I like.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008 9:20 PM

KAYNA

I love my captain


You know, I've been looking at the TV shows that I own and most of them had at most two seasons. Apparently my tastes don't match network television's idea of a good show.

As for story ideas, I'm mostly at a loss but what about a conflict between fan factions. Even within specific fandoms there are differences of opinions. Or in an expanded form, some fandoms are mortal enemies. It seems like room for comedy to me.

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Op: You're fighting a war you've already lost.
Mal: Yeah, well I'm known for that.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008 5:55 PM

REYNOLDSFAN34


I haven't posted in awhile, so hello all. My favorite cancelled shows are:


Alien Nation
Crusade - The great B5 spin-off
This one, Firefly, of course
The Dresden Files, stupid Sci-Fi Channel
ST: Enterprise
Forever Knight
Farscape

And probably a few others I cannot think of.
It always seems that the shows that I get to love, get the axe. Terrible thing. I always wanted to own a network and bring back all the abused shows in the world of SF..

Take care all.

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