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Re: Upcoming Sci Fi Pilots
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2010, 12:45:39 PM »
"If you liked Jericho, V, Survivors, Aliens, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Oh God, You Devil, then you're going to love FALLING SKIES!!"

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Re: Upcoming Sci Fi Pilots
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2010, 12:46:59 PM »
"If you liked Jericho, V, Survivors, Aliens, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Oh God, You Devil, then you're going to love FALLING SKIES!!"

Haha!

The thing is, though...

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Re: Upcoming Sci Fi Pilots
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2011, 12:17:27 AM »
Terra Nova news and pics:

http://blastr.com/2011/01/meet-the-terra-nova-cast-in-13-new-pics.php

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Terra Nova is set to preview Monday, May 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), and Tuesday, May 24 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), as part of a special two-night event on Fox, after which the show will premiere in the fall.

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Re: Upcoming Sci Fi Pilots
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2011, 08:59:54 PM »
Here's the preview for 'Terra Nova' that aired during the Super Bowl. It made Nacho touch me inappropriately.


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Re: Upcoming Sci Fi Pilots
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2011, 09:58:55 PM »
Yeah, sorry. I got a little excited.  You're lucky there wasn't a Game of Thrones trailer because I would have whipped out Nacho's Hammer right there on the couch.

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Re: Upcoming Sci Fi Pilots
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2011, 10:21:23 PM »
"Show me on George R.R. Martin's cock where the bad man touched you."

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Re: Upcoming Sci Fi Pilots
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2011, 12:04:27 PM »
"If you liked Jericho, V, Survivors, Aliens, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Oh God, You Devil, then you're going to love FALLING SKIES!!"

Haha!

The thing is, though...


New Trailer for Adventures of King Generica:

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Re: Upcoming Sci Fi Pilots
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2011, 01:55:56 PM »
General housekeeping here (I last updated the list in August: http://www.greatsociety.org/forums/index.php/topic,4569.msg133608.html#msg133608.)  We're down to just a few now:

Terra Nova's pilot premieres in May, and then series one picks up in the 2011-2012 primetime season.

Torchwood 2.0 gets 10 episodes airing sometime in the summer.

Blood & Chrome's backdoor pilot is TBA (Mid to late 2011). No series has been confirmed.

Game of Thrones: April 17th!

Falling Skies: The ten episode first season premieres in June.

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Re: Upcoming Sci Fi Pilots
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2011, 01:19:00 PM »
I like how the Terra Nova teasers are getting more and more boring since the Super Bowl ad:

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Re: Upcoming Sci Fi Pilots
« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2011, 02:26:33 PM »
I still think it looks pretty good.

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Re: Upcoming Sci Fi Pilots
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2011, 02:38:19 PM »
Yeah... I'm just saying that we got the cool dystopian teaser, and now we get the, "Let's be a family -- together!" teaser.

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Re: Upcoming Sci Fi Pilots
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2011, 06:48:24 PM »
Here, I've been ignoring this for two days because I've been chanting "Game of Thrones" and "Doctor Who" over and over again.


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Re: Upcoming Sci Fi Pilots
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2011, 08:45:06 PM »
I'll have some great 'Game of Thrones' swag for you in a couple months courtesy of my day job.

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Re: Upcoming Sci Fi Pilots
« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2011, 08:51:16 PM »
Will it allow me to run around in a black cloak screaming about Wildlings?

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Re: Upcoming Sci Fi Pilots
« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2011, 06:09:34 PM »
Man, this show is starting to suffer from Day One syndrome...


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Fox executives have been saying that Steven Spielberg's new sci-fi series for Fox, Terra Nova, needs more time to complete its special effects before being shown. But a new report suggests there are other, more serious reasons for the show's continuing delay.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the issues with the show—which follows a group of colonists back in time to restart human civilization during the age of the dinosaurs—go much deeper than making the visuals look as good as possible. In fact, the main problem is apparently not just that the effects need more time, but that not enough footage was even shot for the show's two-hour premiere episode.

The complications reportedly stem from the way the program was developed and the constant turnover of personnel involved. More than a dozen executive producers have been in and out of the project, along with a number of writers. And all this was going on while Fox was dithering over whether the premiere should be one or two hours long, with the network finally deciding at the last minute to make it two hours.

Once filming got underway in Australia, another problem hit the production: rain. Director Alex Graves said at WonderCon last month, "It never stopped. There were days where we would have to not go to location." The combination of weather problems, script length issues and what a Fox spokesperson called "the difficulty of timing action sequences" led to the production coming back from the shoot with less footage than needed for a two-hour program.

Some sources blamed Graves, while others, including Fox, put the fault on current executive producer Brannon Braga and showrunner Rene Echevarria. A Fox spokesperson said, "Brannon misjudged it at the script stage, and Alex and his script supervisor misjudged it as it was being shot." But an executive at another studio sniped, "Maybe the problem is that there are so many cooks in the kitchen—all the producers on the project, along with the network and the studio."

So where do things stand? The show had been originally slated to premiere last summer, was delayed to this May, and now delayed again to this fall. It's got a skyrocketing budget, with the pilot alone costing somewhere between $10 million and $20 million (which would make it the most expensive pilot in history). There are elaborate visual effects to complete, and a premiere episode that doesn't have enough story to fill a two-hour time slot.

And once the pilot is finally slapped together from what they've got to work with, they have to do it again...every week.