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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #30 on: June 09, 2011, 04:03:44 PM »
I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #31 on: June 09, 2011, 04:08:14 PM »
It sounds more like a bad 90's sci-fi Britcom.

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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #32 on: June 24, 2011, 06:35:20 PM »
I've always liked Jim Uhls... Or, at least, his attitude. So this is kind of cool. Though the story sounds dreadful.


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We weren't joking when news came out last September that Trent Reznor's Year Zero was in pre-production but moving at glacial pace. Dudes, it's been nearly an entire year without another announcement! At this rate, it'll be 2015 before we actually get to see any footage from the series which is in pre-production with HBO and BBC America.

Following news that Carnivale writer Daniel Knauf was working on the story, THR now reports that Fight Club's Jim Uhls who adapted Chuck Palahniuk's novel to the screen, is taking on writing duties for the series which takes place in 2022 in the US of A, commonly referred to as "Year Zero," the year the country was reborn…

The United States has suffered several major terrorist attacks, and in response the government has seized absolute control on the country and reverted to a Christian fundamentalist theocracy. The government maintains control of the populace through institutions such as the Bureau of Morality and the First Evangelical Church of Plano, as well as increased surveillance and the secret drugging of tap water with a mild sedative. In response to the increasing oppression of the government, several corporate, government, and subversive websites were transported back in time to the present by a group of scientists working clandestinely against the authoritarian government. The websites-from-the-future were sent to the year 2007 to warn the American people of the impending dystopian future and to prevent it from ever forming in the first place.

More as it comes! Hopefully the next bit of news won't take a year to emerge.

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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2011, 01:24:11 PM »
I've been marathoning Community, largely because I'm obsessed with Alison Brie, and I was a little bored at first... But then some brilliant episodes emerged once they hit their groove halfway through season one, and it never really stepped down in quality.

On the last disc of season one now and I hit the internet darling PA episode... And it's amazing. Post-Apocalyptic surreal sitcom!

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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #34 on: June 26, 2011, 01:54:25 AM »
there's the double whammy of Britta and Alison.  and sometimes Troy. 
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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #35 on: June 26, 2011, 10:13:04 AM »
Yeah, no shit. I shift from being obsessed with Britta and then Annie with each episode. Although Brie's why I'm watching in the first place and I was turned off by Britta, there's this fascinating -- and extraordinarily subtle -- development of Britta's character, isn't there? You don't really notice it till, 20 episodes later, it's like, woah, we were on Britta's Journey the whole time.

And I won't talk about how heartwarming the Abed-Troy bromance is in public.

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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #36 on: June 26, 2011, 10:41:40 AM »
Haha! And season two has the zombie apocalypse Halloween party episode!

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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #37 on: June 26, 2011, 11:22:53 AM »
"Troy. Make me proud. Be the first black man to make it to the end."

(And he doesn't.)

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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #38 on: April 30, 2012, 02:50:34 PM »
Oh yes! I found Amerika and World War III:



(PS: Sam Neill plays an evil Russian colonel.)

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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #39 on: May 08, 2012, 10:56:49 AM »
The Abrams PA show got a green light...

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In what looks like the first high-profile genre pick-up for next season, NBC has ordered J.J. Abrams’ Revolution to series.

The premise is described as “a high octane action drama following a group of characters struggling to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist” — everything from computers and technology to lights and vehicles.

The series pilot is titled “Blackout.”

Abrams (Alias, LOST, Star Trek, et al) is producing Revolution with Eric Kripke (Supernatural). It stars Billy Burke as Miles, Giancarlo Esposito as Lt. Neville, Tracy Spiridakos as Charlie, Graham Rogers as Danny, Anna Lise Phillips as Maggie, Tim Guinee as Ben, David Lyons as Bass Monroe, Andrea Roth as Rachel, Maria Howell as Grace, and Zak Orth as Aaron.

The series pilot is directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man), and was filmed in Atlanta.
The first cast photo is above! (Click to enlarge.) Stay tuned for further details on the show when NBC makes its official up-front presentation later this month. We’ll add our Revolution series guide to SciFi Stream over the summer.



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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2012, 02:56:48 PM »
Oh yes! I found Amerika and World War III:



(PS: Sam Neill plays an evil Russian colonel.)


Holy shit... World War III actually holds up! Weird.

Amerika...not so much.

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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2012, 10:42:27 AM »
This is a curious choice... The Last Ship is good for PA aficionados, but to redo it for television would be sort of...well, BSG on the water. Except without bad guys. Basically it's about a ship that wanders the ocean for about half a year looking for a safe place to settle. When they find it, they fucking blow it up and escape on a Soviet sub to Antarctica where they find enough supplies at a research base to keep them in food and fuel for years. Then they continue their long, wordy, monotonous quest on the oceans of a devastated Earth and -- :sleepy1: Oh! What? Oh...okay... So, then, on page 600... :sleepy2:

Huh? What? Um... Wait, what was I saying?


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Michael Bay's production company Platinum Dunes is developing a post-apocalyptic series for TNT based on William Brinkley's 1989 book of the same name. Here's the show's description:

In The Last Ship, a global catastrophe nearly obliterates the earth's population, forcing the crew of a naval destroyer to confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they are among the only survivors.

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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #42 on: October 05, 2012, 11:57:23 AM »
www.deadline.com/2012/10/alloy-sells-post-apocalyptic-drama-to-cw

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Alloy Sells Post-Apocalyptic Drama To CW

On the heels of getting a fourth-season renewal for ABC Family drama Pretty Little Liars earlier today, Alloy Entertainment has sold sci-fi pitch The Hundred to the CW. Written by Jason Rothenberg, The Hundred is set a hundred years after mankind destroyed itself. Space-bound survivors take the first step to re-colonize Earth as 100 juvenile delinquents are released to the surface of a wildly changed planet, with the survival of the human race entirely in their hands. Warner Bros. TV, which owns Alloy Entertainment, is producing, with Rothenberg and Alloy’s Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo executive producing. This marks Rothenberg’s return to the CW where he previously co-created the pilot Body Politic starring Minka Kelly. On the feature side, he wrote a script for the Twilight Zone feature remake in the works at Warner Bros. Rothenberg and Alloy are with WME.

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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #43 on: October 05, 2012, 12:08:48 PM »
So...The Tribe with spaceships.

Which is fine because The Tribe needs to be remade in a less-painful way.

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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #44 on: October 15, 2012, 06:11:55 PM »
Defiance...