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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #45 on: October 16, 2012, 09:51:47 AM »
Despite that fairly shitty preview, Defiance has a bit of early buzz behind it. There's a Terra Nova vibe though...

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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #46 on: October 16, 2012, 10:23:35 AM »
I think it might be more accurate to say "a Falling Skies vibe" since, basically, it is Falling Skies meets V: The (first) Series.

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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #47 on: November 13, 2012, 05:05:12 PM »
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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #48 on: January 22, 2013, 11:15:08 AM »
I know we're all tired of zombies...but I really liked Zombieland.

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A while ago, we heard that instead of a movie sequel to the undead comedy hit Zombieland, we'd instead be getting a TV show. Those rumors have been swirling around for more than a year now, and it finally seems like something might actually be happening on that front. Could Zombieland: The Series be headed our way soon?

Though we'd originally heard that if the show happened it would be headed to Fox, Broadcast Now is reporting that the Zombieland series has been given a home with Amazon's Instant Video service, which has been working for a while now to make a push for original programming. If it's true, it looks like the series will return to the adventures of the film's main characters (though we're guessing a new cast would be involved) in a world overrun with hungry undead.

Amazon hasn't made any official statement on this deal, if it exists, but it certainly seems like a promising venue for the show. After all, the film's creators originally intended to bring the story to TV first, and with Amazon on board the zombie carnage could be much bloodier than Fox would ever allow (we think).

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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #49 on: February 26, 2013, 01:58:27 PM »
Post-Post-Apocalypse TV!

The Beeb's "In the Flesh" takes place after we've successfully defeated a zombie apocalypse and "rehabilitated" the zombies to be living, thinking, half-people. I am both appalled and intrigued. Ultimately, it's probably just going to be Alien Nation with zombies. Which is fine, I guess.


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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #50 on: March 20, 2013, 05:29:02 PM »
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April 15th for Defiance. I hope that means the fucking tsunami of faux-viral shit will fucking stop. I don't think a single day has gone by without some Defiance bullshit on all the sci-fi sites. I'm exhausted by this series and it's still weeks from the premiere.

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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #51 on: March 21, 2013, 08:30:19 AM »
Post-Post-Apocalypse TV!

The Beeb's "In the Flesh" takes place after we've successfully defeated a zombie apocalypse and "rehabilitated" the zombies to be living, thinking, half-people. I am both appalled and intrigued. Ultimately, it's probably just going to be Alien Nation with zombies. Which is fine, I guess.


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So this is one of those shows where you feel like you're supposed to be well-versed in a long-running book or comic series. Or, rather, it makes you feel like they really want you to feel that but it's not true.

Also a bit of trouble getting around the "science" of zombies being rehabilitated as noral, healthy people.

The HVF subplot -- the last vestiges of a zombie defense force now operating rogue as gun-happy local militias -- has more promise than the rehabilitation plot. They believe that the zombie apocalypse isn't quite over. But the militia commentary is a little heavy handed.

I don't know... I quit after 30 minutes to watch fan-made short films on Youtube inspired by Iain Banks!

 

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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #52 on: March 26, 2013, 10:35:33 AM »
We're getting Zombieland the TV series at Amazon soon... The pilot will be free and "if enough people watch it, the series will be greenlit."

I don't have high hopes. They're going for near-body doubles of the movie cast, and the same set-up. Their ongoing adventures.

On one hand, it'll be nice to have  a zom-com alternative to Walking Dead (and, since this is THE zom-com king, that's even better). But... How much of Zombieland was Cera, Harrelson, and Stone?


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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #53 on: March 26, 2013, 10:37:59 AM »
But... How much of Zombieland was Cera, Harrelson, and Stone?



All of it.

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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #54 on: March 26, 2013, 10:39:18 AM »
But... How much of Zombieland was Cera, Harrelson, and Stone?



All of it.

Yeah. And what's a TV series if it doesn't have a surprise Bill Murray cameo in every episode?

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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #55 on: April 12, 2013, 08:39:09 AM »
So... I guess every single show next fall is going to be a PA show, or a copy of Once Upon A Time. Great.

http://io9.com/which-tv-show-will-be-your-obsession-the-lowdown-on-7-471858892

io9 picks just a handful of the PA madness coming our way from the main networks. This doesn't even touch on cableland, where we have three PA shows coming from Syfy (and, yes, Blake's 7 qualifies, as well).

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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #56 on: April 15, 2013, 11:45:35 AM »
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Haven't seen it yet... But critics are raving and (in what I find to be funny) SyFy hyas said that they will "pledge to give the show a chance." It's actually horrible that they have to promise us they won't knee-jerk cancel a show without telling anyone (including the show runners!!) again.

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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #57 on: April 17, 2013, 05:17:11 PM »
We're getting Zombieland the TV series at Amazon soon... The pilot will be free and "if enough people watch it, the series will be greenlit."

I don't have high hopes. They're going for near-body doubles of the movie cast, and the same set-up. Their ongoing adventures.

On one hand, it'll be nice to have  a zom-com alternative to Walking Dead (and, since this is THE zom-com king, that's even better). But... How much of Zombieland was Cera, Harrelson, and Stone?



Amazon posted the pilot -- free if you're prime.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CE18P0K

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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #58 on: April 18, 2013, 10:10:59 PM »
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Haven't seen it yet... But critics are raving and (in what I find to be funny) SyFy hyas said that they will "pledge to give the show a chance." It's actually horrible that they have to promise us they won't knee-jerk cancel a show without telling anyone (including the show runners!!) again.

So...wait...this show is from all the Farscape people. Did I know that? Probably... And probably just blinded by hopelessness.

It's actually okay. And very pretty. It's basically an Earth-bound Farscape with too many characters and none of the charm or sophistication. Which, probably, is intentional, because I'm sure the Farscape people are just as hatefully bitter as I am. 

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Re: Post-Apocalypse TV
« Reply #59 on: April 25, 2013, 04:07:13 PM »
We're getting Zombieland the TV series at Amazon soon... The pilot will be free and "if enough people watch it, the series will be greenlit."

I don't have high hopes. They're going for near-body doubles of the movie cast, and the same set-up. Their ongoing adventures.

On one hand, it'll be nice to have  a zom-com alternative to Walking Dead (and, since this is THE zom-com king, that's even better). But... How much of Zombieland was Cera, Harrelson, and Stone?



Amazon posted the pilot -- free if you're prime.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CE18P0K

Haha! And cancelled!