Somebody help me out here. (re: SciFi Channel's new "slate")

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  1. Rex Bachmann

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    This was too funny (or disgusting) to pass up.

    Please look over the following "slate" at the provided URL's and tell me at least some of them are due to April Fool's Day pranks:


    SciFi Wire: "SCI FI Gets Real"

    dateline: April 2, 2003, 9:00 a.m.

     
  2. Jason Seaver

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    Well, as I said in the "Stargate: Atlantis" thread, it's tough to find any science fiction in there. Most of these, I think, are just pilot presentations, so it's not like they'll all actually be seen (notice there's little if any casting mentioned).

    It's worth noting that most of the series are X-Files wannabes, shows that don't require much in the way of elaborate sets or effects work and are set in the present day. (Remember that Boston Globe article, where Hammer wanted new shows "accessible"?)

    There are not-terrible ideas in here - "Life On Mars" could be interesting (although they'll never simulate low gravity), and I must admit that Dead Lawyers may be fun if they come up with a good fantasy world/backstory, rather than just make The Guardian and just tell you that the main character is dead.
     
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    Wow, what a great lineup. I'm a fan of Sci-Fi and ALL of that looks worthy to watch for me. [​IMG]
     
  4. Rex Bachmann

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    Jason Seaver wrote (post #2):

     
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    Lets see they are remaking Battlestar Galactica and they are remaking the Thing and made a TV show out of an OK movie Tremmors and a spinoff of Stargate???

    Hmmm. They gave Farscape up for this???????
     

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