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(Deadline)   I'm not saying that USA is going to pick up an alien drama series set in World War II, but...,   (deadline.com ) divider line
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2012-12-07 05:36:23 AM  
2 votes:
This meme sucks.
2012-12-07 08:40:53 PM  
1 vote:

jonnyh: The Honor Harrington series was pretty decent through the first, um, 8 books? 10? Probably the series that has the best longest running:steam retention ratio.


I can't believe that series is still going. I couldn't get over how contrived the whole "Hornblower but in space" thing was (space broadsides, etc). Then again, I you want to read something that is epic levels of terrible, try R.M. Meluch's Tour of the Merrimack series. Even more contrived and stupid (flying flags in space, running the guns out, impenetrable shields unless the plot calls for it, space Romans). I think that's up to five books now.
2012-12-07 08:33:01 PM  
1 vote:

mattador: Damn, was hoping I'd see a DUST tv show.


If you're talking about a show based on the game with the WWII Mechs I'm totally with you there.
2012-12-07 04:58:55 PM  
1 vote:

Md37: Gonad the Ballbarian: I got this coming from Netflix today...

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/so I am pretty psyched!

You are going to be so disappointed.


That's Iron Sky, isn't it?

You're going to either walk in expecting a MST3K movie on a good budget, or you're going to be so disappointed.
2012-12-07 03:39:30 PM  
1 vote:

Gonad the Ballbarian: I got this coming from Netflix today...

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/so I am pretty psyched!


You are going to be so disappointed.
2012-12-07 01:43:05 PM  
1 vote:

Saiga410: devildog123: The first book is great, the second pretty good, and then he just sort of recycles crap, hoping you keep reading to finish the series.

That is all scifi series. I challenge anyone to name one series where it stayed on the tracks through 4 books, a third is possible but excedingly rare.


Rare, but there are quite a few especially if you include golden/silver age stuff. Demon Princes ,Amber, Riverworld, Vorkosigan, New Sun/Long Sun/Short Sun,Dumarest of Terra,Dying Earth, Family D'Alembert, Grimes, Instrumentality of Mankind, just off the top of my head.
2012-12-07 12:57:17 PM  
1 vote:

thornhill: Eh, USA shows are tailored made to people like my parents: the shows are always bright, pastel, fluffy and never too dark or gritty. The shows may be entertaining, but they lack the impact and complexity of AMC, HBO and Showtime shows.


This. They're great to watch when you're stuck at home with a cold. That's what I'm doing right now with White Collar.
2012-12-07 11:20:55 AM  
1 vote:

Mentat: ExperianScaresCthulhu: Turtledove is a hack. He doesn't build worlds or 'what ifs?' All he does is just switch out the names and replace them with something else, and that's supposed to be alternative? Bullshiat. Changes have meaning beyond 'they're using dinosaurs instead of planes' or 'aryan peoples endured slavery instead of africans'.

I liked his earlier work like Guns of the South and What Few Remain. But once he started cranking the books out at an industrial pace, he resorted to lazy storytelling.


This. You don't have to talk about the poor quality of northern cigarettes during war time every 3 pages, or any of the other "let me beat you over the head with this tiny fact" crap he simply repeated over and over again. He really is a very lazy storyteller once he gets to writing a series. It almost seems like he just gets bored with everything. The first book is great, the second pretty good, and then he just sort of recycles crap, hoping you keep reading to finish the series.
2012-12-07 11:06:14 AM  
1 vote:

GAT_00: Rincewind53: Huh. Here I was expecting them to have taken the idea from Harry Turtledove, but it's different.

It's not like it's an original story, but that's probably the best known one for that category. Plus The Race would have to be pure CG, and that's expensive for a TV series.


Decent CGI seems to be pretty cheap these days. Falling Skies has all-CGI invaders on a TV budget. Also, if you need to do practical aliens, I bet you could probably get some Farscape alien designers to come up with something that looked reptilian and alien, but could still fit a person into, like they did with the Scarrans.
2012-12-07 10:50:27 AM  
1 vote:

maxpower007: yves0010: [ts2.mm.bing.net image 256x300]

Though technically not World War II because it happens in the 1950s. Still has the feeling of WWII when you play it.

That was the movie I was hoping for.


And it would make a damn good movie if ever made. And you do not need to focus on Nathan either. It could be about any soldier fighting during that war.
2012-12-07 10:45:41 AM  
1 vote:

yves0010: [ts2.mm.bing.net image 256x300]

Though technically not World War II because it happens in the 1950s. Still has the feeling of WWII when you play it.


That was the movie I was hoping for.
2012-12-07 09:41:18 AM  
1 vote:
ts2.mm.bing.net

Though technically not World War II because it happens in the 1950s. Still has the feeling of WWII when you play it.
2012-12-07 09:31:03 AM  
1 vote:
prequel to 'The 4400'?
2012-12-07 08:50:13 AM  
1 vote:
Eh, USA shows are tailored made to people like my parents: the shows are always bright, pastel, fluffy and never too dark or gritty. The shows may be entertaining, but they lack the impact and complexity of AMC, HBO and Showtime shows.
2012-12-07 08:44:16 AM  
1 vote:

ExperianScaresCthulhu: Turtledove is a hack. He doesn't build worlds or 'what ifs?' All he does is just switch out the names and replace them with something else, and that's supposed to be alternative? Bullshiat. Changes have meaning beyond 'they're using dinosaurs instead of planes' or 'aryan peoples endured slavery instead of africans'.


He could make most of his novels 1/2 the size and they'd be great. By book 5 or 6 you just want it (or your life) to be over.
2012-12-07 08:42:07 AM  
1 vote:
www.covershut.com 

Yeah, it's about time they remake this movie. It's going on 30 years old.
2012-12-07 08:28:13 AM  
1 vote:

Rincewind53: Huh. Here I was expecting them to have taken the idea from Harry Turtledove, but it's different.


Yeah me too, that'd been rad. Instead they chose something that sounds boring, with neither WW2 nor alien action, just a housewife running around pestering people about her missing husband.
2012-12-07 06:49:50 AM  
1 vote:

malle-herbert: Yeah... let's call it WoodTorch or something...


So I'm not the only one who thought that. We can have Captain Hack Jarkness investigate while we're at it.
2012-12-07 06:02:29 AM  
1 vote:

Shostie: GAT_00: propasaurus: AdolfOliverPanties: If SyFy isn't going to do speculative fiction work, someone has to.

At least they are only giving this a one-word title, which means that it might be good (Psych, Monk.)

When USA does two word titles, they usually suck or are just meh (White Collar, Covert Affairs, Necessary Roughness, Fairly Legal etc.)

It's a theory I have.

Umm... Burn Notice.

Also Covert Affairs is awesome.

And the chick on Fairly Legal is like... smokin' hot.


If you want to see the chick from Fairly Legal, just watch the season of the L Word that she was on. As cringe inducing as the L Word can be, it's still less cringe inducing than Fairly Legal. Plus, the L Word has Sarah Shahi sex scenes.

As far as two word USA network shows go, White Collar is pretty good when they stick with the bromance stuff and stop trying to shoehorn in love interests that can't act.
2012-12-07 05:45:47 AM  
1 vote:
i578.photobucket.com
2012-12-06 09:20:17 PM  
1 vote:

AdolfOliverPanties: If SyFy isn't going to do speculative fiction work, someone has to.

At least they are only giving this a one-word title, which means that it might be good (Psych, Monk.)

When USA does two word titles, they usually suck or are just meh (White Collar, Covert Affairs, Necessary Roughness, Fairly Legal etc.)

It's a theory I have.


Umm... Burn Notice.
2012-12-06 08:17:09 PM  
1 vote:
Because Americans aren't yet stupid enough already.
 
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