OTHER SCIENCE FICTION SERIES

Sci Fi Channel unveils its new projects

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 11:47 AM

HJERMSTED


http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/art-main.html?2003-04/01/13.15.sfc


Some of these shows sound potentially expensive. Most of them sound potentially cheesy.

Makes me wonder why Sci Fi really turned down Firefly. Too good?

mattro

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 11:55 AM

SLOWSMURF


Oh yeah...they all sound great...

Anyone catch this in the stargate one:
Quote:

...new team travels to a distant universe...

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 12:06 PM

SARAHETC


Suture Girl?! No, seriously. Suture Girl?

Lame, lame, lame, lame all kinds of lame.

Sarah

I'm a dying breed who still believes, haunted by American dreams. ---Neko Case

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 12:14 PM

AONEALL


Since when has demonic posesion, coming back from the dead or selling your soul to the devil had anything to do with science fiction?


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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 12:30 PM

KAYTHRYN


Don't forget Dead Lawyers.

"...Jimmy Quinn, who is run over by a bus and finds himself in a law firm composed of unscrupulous lawyers who must return from the dead..."

Yeah, cause I'm sure a lot of people can relate to working with lawyer zombies then having to go through the hassle of coming back to life. Why didn't I think of that?

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 12:42 PM

LOSTANGEL


Let's go through them:

•Dead Lawyers. one-hour series, about hotshot defense attorney Jimmy Quinn, who is run over by a bus and finds himself in a law firm composed of unscrupulous lawyers who must return from the dead to redeem themselves by defending everyone they screwed when they were alive—pro bono!

I can understand why this is on Sci-Fi, lawyers would consider this their worst nightmares! Sounds like that sci-fi made for tv movie where all the cowboys who went to purgatory went. I think it had markie marks' brother in it. that was a good movie, everyone was named after plants. I don't have as much faith for this, unless it's a comedy.


•The Divide. This mystery series centers on a bogus radio psychic who discovers that his abilities are real when he is visited by the ghost of his twin sister. With the aid of a coroner, the team solves crimes.

Sounds like Crossing Jordan meets Madam Cloe.

•Legion. about a young man who sells his soul to the devil to save his daughter's life and finds out that he must leave his family and wander the world with the ability to recognize other demonically possessed souls.

then what? Do they get together and go bar hopping? Maybe a little demonic kareoke?

•Stargate: Atlantis. a new team in the Stargate SG-1 universe. A secret base left by the originators of the Stargate is found in the most unlikely of places: on Earth, buried within the ruins of the legendary civilization of Atlantis. A new team travels to a distant universe, where they find a primitive human civilization threatened by a sinister new enemy.

Soon to be followed with Stargate: Miami.

•Painkiller Jane. Based on the Event Comics series, this superhero series focus on a young marine officer, Jane Browning, who is exposed to a biochemical weapon that changes her genetically, endowing her with incredible self-healing powers. She becomes an ultra-covert agent fighting crime while struggling to remain free from those who would now use her gifts for sinister purposes.

Sounds like Dark Angel, and I never watched Dark Angel! But seriously, this also sounds like the Bionic Woman, the 6 Million Dollar Man, and any psychic to come onto a science fiction show. The originality of this network just leaves me speechless.

•Clive Barker's The Evil One. told from the perspective of an evil demon, in which the forces of good and evil do battle each week.

This actually sounds like something I would watch. You never see the bad guy's POV. This is actually something with promise. I'm now going to check to see if anyone's seen any flying pigs, or if anyone know's Hell's temperature.

•Total Eclipse. This series centers on Jeremy Cross, a new teacher at Greylock College, who discovers that the school is a nexus of the supernatural, where the faculty's IQ increases annually, intelligent wolves roam the forests and research deals with time travel, ESP and anything else on the edge of science.

Buffy goes to college. oh yeah, she went to college. This could be the college that Willow would have gone to if she didn't follow Oz and the Scoobies.

•Suture Girl. Developed from the Gretchen Culver character in the Spawn comic-book series, this series centers on a former advertising executive who was murdered by a serial killer and finds herself stitched back to life and imbued with special powers by a mysterious gypsy woman. Suture becomes a voice for the oppressed and a court of last resort as she fights evil with the help of a handsome crusading lawyer.

OK, they're not even trying anymore.


Tried to be nice, but then the meds wore off and the sarcasm gene kicked in.

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Lost Angel

WASH: Psychic, though? That sounds like something out of science fiction.
ZOE: We live in a space ship, dear.
WASH: So?


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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 1:32 PM

LJC


um, guys?

I'm pretty sure it's April 1st today.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 2:05 PM

KAYTHRYN


Please lord let it all be a prank.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 2:47 PM

GINOBIFFARONI


Gawd, lets hope its a prank, I'm 30 secs from pitching out my T.V.

And I was gonna get me an ear!!!

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 2:47 PM

GINOBIFFARONI


Gawd, lets hope its a prank, I'm 30 secs from pitching out my T.V.

And I was gonna get me an ear!!!

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 3:33 PM

SLOWSMURF


Oh thank god!

I knew that, I just wasn't thinking when I read this!

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 4:47 PM

JORGASNAROVA


Errr...guys...apply salt to the above report. With the exception of Stargate Atlantis, which is a real show in development, all of the others sound pretty phoney.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 5:14 PM

SARAHETC


If this is an April Fool joke, we're going to look back at "Suture Girl" and just laugh! Until they actually do it next year.

Sarah

I'm a dying breed who still believes, haunted by American dreams. ---Neko Case

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 5:40 PM

JUGGERNAUT


I dunno if it's a prank. If it is, it's a good one. I work at a newspaper, and I saw a wire service picked up their press release and put it out over the Associated Press stream. (Not as an AP article, but it still went out wide.)

Hope it turns out to be; some wire jockey'll have egg on their face for sure...!

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 5:50 PM

JUGGERNAUT


No joke, folks. The source on it was Media Week; a pretty respected storehouse of info.

Besides, I know Stargate: Atlantis is a real project (I used to be a casual Stargate fan back in the day, but even *I* don't think I'll be able to stomach a spinoff.)

'Fraid we're stuck with that lineup. I'd heard about Sci Fi moving away from "space" science fiction, but this cheesy reality series and Dead Zone times 10 stuff is pretty lousy.

When will the Sci Fi channel realize that one quality program is better than 10 lousy ones? Look at The Dream Team; they advertised the heck outta that dreck, and it made it, what, 4 episodes?

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 10:27 PM

SLOWSMURF


its....not....fake?

Well...ain't that something...


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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 12:03 AM

SWITCHY


Who do they think there going to get onboard with Sci-fi shows that don't hold water. You can't make a hit without good ideas and great People behind each one who care about the genre there working in. Makes you want to give up don't it?

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 4:57 AM

MISTERFALCON


You can't say they'll all suck, really. Just take into concideration the idea of Joss' shows. Hmm....a blonde chick runs around fighting vampires....sounds like a piece of crap to me. Ended up being one of the greatest shows on TV. A vampire with a soul? That's got cheese written all over it. How about a show that's constantly refered to as a "Sci-fi western"? Space cowboys. That's just a terrible idea. It all depends on who is running it. Admit it. If Joss were running any of the shows mentioned, any one of them could potentially be the best show on TV. Even Sature Girl. So considering I don't know who any of those writers are, I'm not gonna say anything bad about the shows. I hope my rant made at least a little sense. Doubtful though. They never do.

If wishes were horses, we'd all be eatin' steak!

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 5:11 AM

LOSTANGEL


If Joss were running Suture Girl, he'd pick a better name.

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WASH: Psychic, though? That sounds like something out of science fiction.
ZOE: We live in a space ship, dear.
WASH: So?


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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 5:22 AM

SARAHETC


Quote:

Originally posted by lostangel:
If Joss were running Suture Girl, he'd pick a better name.




"Frankenchick" or "Susie of the Many Parts" or "A Television Show that Asks: What makes up a person?"

Suture Girl. Ta ma de.

I'm a dying breed who still believes, haunted by American dreams. ---Neko Case

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 8:07 AM

ROBERTSPARLING


Well, anger. I don't really watch anything on Sci Fi that isn't reruns (I only watched the end of Farscape because it was the end) and none of these shows really appeal.

Dead Lawyers:
How goddamn stupid is this. This show will not last more than six episodes at most. Why? Because lawyer shows are pretty boring and usually have to pull stunts to keep on the air (David E. Kelly I'm talking to you). What kind of stunt will a zombie lawyer pull? Limb removal? Plus, they'll try and really work up the redemption, pathos angle and blow it right to hell with bad acting (because Sci Fi can't really afford good acting. They lucked out with Browder)

The Divide:
Oh wow. The basic plot of Whoopi Goldberg's character from Ghost, stretched out into an entire season of television. Yeah, no way that will get boring. Just look at UPN's Haunted...or maybe not.

Legion:
Speaking of Sister Act, Whoopi attached as a producer. Great. What the Hell is this show about? They don't tell you.

Stargate: Atlantis:
Nothing pisses me off more than this show. I like Stargate SG-1: it's fun, has a pretty simple story, and you can skip a few eps and still get the premise. I also like Richard Dean anderson and Michael Shanks. Fun actors the both of them. What Sci Fi is thinking by setting up a spin-off, that will feature a cast of unknowns, with a premise that has been done before (and better by the parent show), probably cookie-cutter-same with the parent show, is beyond me.

Painkiller Jane:
This upsets me because the actual Painkiller Jane had a much better plot. It's a comic that was originally about a woman (I think a cop) that gets killed, then resurrected. Her powers weren't healing: she didn't actually have any powers. If she would get shot, she would die. Then she would wake up in a few hours (and I don't think she was healed up, she just woke up). All she did was not die, and I don't remember her being an "ultra-covert" (WTF does that mean? how does one become more covert than covert? invisible?) goverment agent, but I could be wrong. Another example of good comic book source material, and crappy, crappy reordering of concepts. Just like Spider-man.

Clive Barker's The Evil One
Anybody see Clive Barker's Saint Sinner on Sci-Fi. Good, don't. I like the "perspective of evil" thing, but you know it won't stay that way, because the audience always finds it hard to relate to evil. The character will have to be sympathetic in some way for anyone to care, and that will make it suck.

Total Eclipse:
If they played it up for more comedy than anything, it would probably be good. But no. Buffy rip-off.

Suture Girl:
Spawn is very bad comic. It took 100 issues of the comic to resolve the same amount of plot as the Spawn movie; both of which suck very very much. The fact that someone even pitched a Spawn spin-off character, especially one as stupid as this, frightens me and makes me wonder when the movie/TV comic book craze will end so I can stop being ashamed of my medium providing such crappy shows and films. I just thank my lucky stars for Bryan Singer and X-MEN 2

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 8:47 AM

LOSTANGEL


Wow, someone even more sarcastic and caustic than me. I bow to the master.

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Lost Angel

WASH: Psychic, though? That sounds like something out of science fiction.
ZOE: We live in a space ship, dear.
WASH: So?


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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 3:03 PM

JORGASNAROVA


To be fair, ever since they were acquired by the financially struggling Vivendi Universal, The Sci Fi Channel has been under tremendous economic and political pressure to conserve money.

Hence their stepping away from starships-in-space types of shows. Intricate sets plus intricate visual effects equals a very expensive program to produce.

The scuttlebutt is that Vivendi is putting Sci Fi and its parent company the USA Channel up for sale shortly. A likely buyer is Viacom, which has toyed with the notion of producing its own fantasy/horror/science fiction themed channel for some time.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 3:09 PM

SLOWSMURF


The problem is *NOT* any single show there.

Its the fact that *NONE* of them are true sci fi and they all sound pretty damn bad(yes, I'm not giving them a chance, but sci fi has pretty much shot my hopes).

I dunno about you, if I turn on the sci fi channel, I want to see at least crappy sci fi, not crappy fiction/lawyer/god knows what shows.

Prehaps they need to save money, but you *CAN* make cheap sci fi shows if you want, they just aern't trying.

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Thursday, April 3, 2003 4:23 AM

LOSTANGEL


Personally, they should brink back mst3k. That way there is the best of both worlds with bad sci fi and good sci fi.

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Lost Angel

WASH: Psychic, though? That sounds like something out of science fiction.
ZOE: We live in a space ship, dear.
WASH: So?


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Thursday, April 3, 2003 6:37 AM

JUGGERNAUT


"Susie of the Many Parts." That's a good one...

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Thursday, April 3, 2003 6:48 AM

RIVERSIDE


Y'know...if they wanted good sci-fi they could have picked up Firefly...if they wanted good scary (rather than goofy dead lawyers) they could have picked up Haunted (which rocked). Actually a couple of the shows remind me of this show my lil' bro used to watch...hmmm...what was it called...guy back from the dead, sending escaped damned back to hell, tattoos to keep track...hmm...it'll come to me...pretty good show actually, had the chick who played Tank Girl as kinda a satellite character.

*babbling now*


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Thursday, April 3, 2003 8:08 AM

CHANNAIN

i DO aim to misbehave


oh forevermore...and i thought the Riverworld pilot was bad. anybody else catch that a couple weeks ago? it was marketed as a new Sci-Fi original movie, but had all the earmarks of a series pilot.

hasn't the premise for The Evil One more or less been done (Buffy) and done (Gvs.E) oh, and done again (Angel)? The Divide sounds intriguing...almost.

hey! maybe if we all get together and start producing Firefly as a comic, they'd sit up and take notice!

"I'm still flyin'...that's enough." ~ Mal

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Thursday, April 3, 2003 2:14 PM

GTHING


"New projects on the Sci-Fi Channel"?

Whatever happened to the Sci-Fi Channel that would show classic science fiction television and movies on a regular basis? I enjoyed that Sci-Fi Channel, and I miss it. I think they should do what Nick at Nite did with TV Land. They ought to make their own Classic Sci-Fi Channel, where I can watch those 50-year old Twilight Zone Episodes I love so much every day.

Excerpt from My Genre Geek Resume:
~huge Odyssey 5 fan (despite its cancellation)
~dangerously obsessed with BtVS and Angel
~former Andromeda fan

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Thursday, April 3, 2003 3:22 PM

JORGASNAROVA


Quote:

Originally posted by Riverside:
Y'know...if they wanted good sci-fi they could have picked up Firefly...if they wanted good scary (rather than goofy dead lawyers) they could have picked up Haunted (which rocked). Actually a couple of the shows remind me of this show my lil' bro used to watch...hmmm...what was it called...guy back from the dead, sending escaped damned back to hell, tattoos to keep track...hmm...it'll come to me...pretty good show actually, had the chick who played Tank Girl as kinda a satellite character.

*babbling now*






The series you are referring to was "Brimstone."
Yet another FOX genre show that bit the big one before its time. The actress was Lori Petty.

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Thursday, April 3, 2003 5:50 PM

PHILOMEL


Well, up here we get Space, which at least shows mostly sci-fi, if re-runs. They were running Quantum Leap and Roswell for a while, and may still be, plus Buffy, Angel, and all the various incarnations of Star Trek. I quite love Space, really.

Seeing that line-up, I'm happy with the re-runs. And, that dead lawyer show? Not only is it ridiculous, I'm sure most lawyers would consider the concept offensive ...

And Suture Girl. Good grief.

Maybe Space could pick up FF in rerun ... a girl can only dream ...

Phil.

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Friday, April 4, 2003 3:32 AM

RIVERSIDE


Quote:

Originally posted by Jorgasnarova:

The series you are referring to was "Brimstone."
Yet another FOX genre show that bit the big one before its time. The actress was Lori Petty.



AHA! Thanks...on some level I knew that...but just couldn't remember. It was a good show. Dark, like Haunted was dark. Sigh.


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Friday, April 4, 2003 5:28 AM

CHANNAIN

i DO aim to misbehave


Quote:

Originally posted by GThing:
"New projects on the Sci-Fi Channel"?

Whatever happened to the Sci-Fi Channel that would show classic science fiction television and movies on a regular basis?



yeah! what you said! i also remember when they ran classic sci-fi as a Monday feature. there was a title, a format, the whole nine yards. now they're using Monday to rerun Stargate SG-1 from the beginning--not a bad thing, as i actually like SG-1--but overkill in the long run. the only thing i can think that came along to change it is a turnover in management, but that's only a theory.

i tend to run on a lot of theories...

"I'm still flyin'...that's enough." ~ Mal

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Thursday, May 8, 2003 12:53 PM

CHRISTHECYNIC


You guys are being too harsh with some of the ideas. It's how this will be done that will make it bad, not what will be done.

Quote:

Legion. about a young man who sells his soul to the devil to save his daughter's life and finds out that he must leave his family and wander the world with the ability to recognize other demonically possessed souls.

then what? Do they get together and go bar hopping? Maybe a little demonic kareoke?



How about he wanders around looking for possessed souls because he's trying to create a Legion of the possessed against god (mass murderer, pro-segregationist, racist, and all around mean guy.) The perspective is new, the textual evidence comes from the bible its self (a harsh reading but it's there) and the concept of a rebellion against an omnipotent being would be an area to explore.

Stargate Atlantis, aside from the distant universe bit (most likely meant distant galaxy Sam would slap anyone who tried to say distant universe) is there anything out of the ordinary Stargate here? Admittedly it would have trouble distinguishing it's self but there is room for goodness. (It would be hard to maintain the feel without a Jack rip-off though, and a rip-off would be cheep)

The Evil One, ever heard of Gendel? If that could be good why not this?

Once again it is the fact that they will be made to be crap, not that the ideas are crap, that is bad.

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Monday, November 3, 2003 2:17 PM

DYAIRVATREE


Oh by the way for anyone who's wondering what Legion is going to be about here's the story. I was checking out some J.Michael Straczinski posts and he was in negotiations with Sci-Fi to do a possible series but at the last minute said his idea was "to science fictiony" and decided to go with a show about ........wait for it.......SPACE VAMPIRES!!!(oooh scary)Yes a invasion of earth by SPACE VAMPIRES!!!who are from outerspace no less all I can say is Whoopi!




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Monday, November 3, 2003 4:42 PM

DYAIRVATREE


oops I guess it wasn't Legion I was thinking of after all but seeing what sci-fi has lined up for us it wouldn't suprise me if we didn't yet get to see space vampires.

Why the hell can't sci-fi get it's act together if they can't bring us any new good programing they should stick with the classics.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2003 12:57 AM

OUTLANDER


Have you guys seen a film called Lifeforce it is based on a book called Space Vampires. I wonder if this series is based on that movie or book. The film was flawed but had an interesting concept.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089489/

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Tuesday, November 4, 2003 10:45 AM

SIMONF


Oh man I love Lifeforce, a truly brilliant cheesy Brit 80s sci fi flick. Interesting concept as you said but very OTT.

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Friday, February 20, 2004 9:48 PM

FRANCO


This might be old news to some but it is likely that Adam Baldwin will be a reg on the new SG Atlantis.

http://www.gateworld.net/news/spinoffnews.html

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Friday, February 20, 2004 10:33 PM

LINDLEY


My thoughts on some of the upcoming projects:

Stargate Atlantis:
While SG1 has unfortunately taken a hit in quality during season 7, I'm hoping that its simply a result of the creative team focusing more on Atlantis, and not getting creative burnout. Looking forward to seeing how it is-----even moreso if Adam Baldwin is a regular or recurring character.

Tripping the Rift:
This has the potential to be funny, but more likely, it'll end up being stupid.

Battlestar 2004:
We'll see. The mini was good, but not great. It could go either way.

Anything else:
I'm not aware of it, so it couldn't be good....

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Friday, February 20, 2004 10:46 PM

INSANESPIKE


Gotta say I'm looking forward to the new Stargate series. I've been hooked on SG-1 fromthe first episode I saw, but I will agree that the show has kind of taken a downhill turn in this last season. Hopefully "Atlantis" wil revitalize things a bit.

"How drunk was I last night?"

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Wednesday, February 25, 2004 3:05 PM

KURUKAMI


Looks like Battlestar Galactica is getting confirmed as a series, from what I've been reading online. Finally. Sci-Fi might actually one of these days manage to drunkenly stagger back towards, y'know, science fiction.

History doesn't always repeat itself. Sometimes it merely shouts "Weren't you listening the first time?!?" and lets fly with a club.

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Sunday, March 7, 2004 8:00 PM

ECMORGAN69


Quote:

Originally posted by lostangel:
Let's go through them:

•Dead Lawyers. one-hour series, about hotshot defense attorney Jimmy Quinn, who is run over by a bus and finds himself in a law firm composed of unscrupulous lawyers who must return from the dead to redeem themselves by defending everyone they screwed when they were alive—pro bono!

I can understand why this is on Sci-Fi, lawyers would consider this their worst nightmares! Sounds like that sci-fi made for tv movie where all the cowboys who went to purgatory went. I think it had markie marks' brother in it. that was a good movie, everyone was named after plants. I don't have as much faith for this, unless it's a comedy.


•The Divide. This mystery series centers on a bogus radio psychic who discovers that his abilities are real when he is visited by the ghost of his twin sister. With the aid of a coroner, the team solves crimes.

Sounds like Crossing Jordan meets Madam Cloe.

•Legion. about a young man who sells his soul to the devil to save his daughter's life and finds out that he must leave his family and wander the world with the ability to recognize other demonically possessed souls.

then what? Do they get together and go bar hopping? Maybe a little demonic kareoke?

•Stargate: Atlantis. a new team in the Stargate SG-1 universe. A secret base left by the originators of the Stargate is found in the most unlikely of places: on Earth, buried within the ruins of the legendary civilization of Atlantis. A new team travels to a distant universe, where they find a primitive human civilization threatened by a sinister new enemy.

Soon to be followed with Stargate: Miami.

•Painkiller Jane. Based on the Event Comics series, this superhero series focus on a young marine officer, Jane Browning, who is exposed to a biochemical weapon that changes her genetically, endowing her with incredible self-healing powers. She becomes an ultra-covert agent fighting crime while struggling to remain free from those who would now use her gifts for sinister purposes.

Sounds like Dark Angel, and I never watched Dark Angel! But seriously, this also sounds like the Bionic Woman, the 6 Million Dollar Man, and any psychic to come onto a science fiction show. The originality of this network just leaves me speechless.

•Clive Barker's The Evil One. told from the perspective of an evil demon, in which the forces of good and evil do battle each week.

This actually sounds like something I would watch. You never see the bad guy's POV. This is actually something with promise. I'm now going to check to see if anyone's seen any flying pigs, or if anyone know's Hell's temperature.

•Total Eclipse. This series centers on Jeremy Cross, a new teacher at Greylock College, who discovers that the school is a nexus of the supernatural, where the faculty's IQ increases annually, intelligent wolves roam the forests and research deals with time travel, ESP and anything else on the edge of science.

Buffy goes to college. oh yeah, she went to college. This could be the college that Willow would have gone to if she didn't follow Oz and the Scoobies.

•Suture Girl. Developed from the Gretchen Culver character in the Spawn comic-book series, this series centers on a former advertising executive who was murdered by a serial killer and finds herself stitched back to life and imbued with special powers by a mysterious gypsy woman. Suture becomes a voice for the oppressed and a court of last resort as she fights evil with the help of a handsome crusading lawyer.

OK, they're not even trying anymore.


Tried to be nice, but then the meds wore off and the sarcasm gene kicked in.

______________________
Lost Angel

WASH: Psychic, though? That sounds like something out of science fiction.
ZOE: We live in a space ship, dear.
WASH: So?




Oh, gorram it. Someone upstaging my sarcastic routine I could not have said it better myself. I especially liked the Stargate comment. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I would've typed "LOL", but that's just so AIM.

They can have my "Firefly" DVDs when they pry them from my cold, dead fingers....

Oh yeah, you, FOX TV!!

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Saturday, March 13, 2004 2:27 AM

INFRA172


What's wrong with Stargate? After Firefly got cancelled its the best Scifi on tv! My rankings of current shows:

1. Angel
2. Alias
3. Stargate

The spinoff could be really good. The show has gotten better every year and the premise of the new one sounds really good. And I think that description is wrong. It's another galaxy, not universe.

But what is with all the demon shows? They cancell Angel so they want to put 10 crappy versions in its place?

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Saturday, March 13, 2004 3:23 AM

CALHOUN


Hey Guys!

There was another "new project for sci fi" that I am waiting for, its called "Koala Boy".

Its about a toddler who was shipwrecked on the Australian coast and adopted by a family of Koalas. The series follows his adventures foraging for gum leaves and searching for a nice sturdy tree to sleep in all day.....


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Saturday, March 13, 2004 5:00 AM

DYAIRVATREE


Me I think Koala boy has great potential I'm glad we have Sci-fi channel it really respects the fans.

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Saturday, March 13, 2004 5:37 AM

DYAIRVATREE


Although what's really got me excited is "Carrot Man Swashbuckler of the Seven Seas". And the Sci-fi pictures original movie "Crest Gell and the Battle for Toothopolis", staring Joyce De Witt as "Cavity Queen".

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Saturday, March 13, 2004 7:34 AM

ECMORGAN69


Quote:

Originally posted by infra172:
What's wrong with Stargate? After Firefly got cancelled its the best Scifi on tv! My rankings of current shows:

1. Angel
2. Alias
3. Stargate

The spinoff could be really good. The show has gotten better every year and the premise of the new one sounds really good. And I think that description is wrong. It's another galaxy, not universe.

But what is with all the demon shows? They cancell Angel so they want to put 10 crappy versions in its place?



Actually, I'm a big SG-1 fan, and the missus and I have our little Friday night ritual of "Joan of Arcadia" followed by "Stargate SG-1". There's nothing wrong with SG-1. The comment was a poke at the idea of a spinoff with same premise, different location, just like "CSI".

I have never seen "Alias" once, and I got out of "Angel" some time ago when WB started shifting the time slot around. Gorram fools.

They can have my "Firefly" DVDs when they pry them from my cold, dead fingers....

Oh yeah, you, FOX TV!!

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Saturday, March 13, 2004 8:43 AM

KALIMEERI


Truth is, sci-fi as a genre has always been littered with some pretty Grade-F stuff; that's what gave MSTK3 all its material. And I agree, if you reduce ANY literary work to one descriptive sentence, it sounds hokey.

This is, however... ahem ... discouraging.

You gotta have bad stuff to make the good stuff shine so bright, but I just tend to click the "OFF" button. Too bad my TV isn't one of the two connected to whatever far-off bubble Neilson lives in.

It's those few shiny ones that keep us coming back and hoping, people like Lucas (before they 'cloned' him), Serling, Hitchcock, Whedon...

We're not just looking for bizarre ideas, gore, or special effects. We're looking for believable characters in believable worlds that we can get lost in, when WE need to go out into the black.


Jen dao mei.

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Saturday, March 13, 2004 8:56 AM

SCIFIDO


I just read that on April first, the SciFi channel will become The Foolish Cheese channel or TFC for short.

Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

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