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2013-10-11 06:43:15 AM
She prepared the pitch for Timeless with her longtime friend and new manager JJ Harris who was supposed to go to the meeting at NBC with her but passed that day. NBC bought the project in the room. "She was the angel in the room and still watches over both me and what will be the exciting evolution of Timeless," Pratt said. She is with One Talent Management and Hirsch, Wallerstein, Matlof.

So "One Talent Management and Hirsch, Wallerstein, Matlof" is what we're calling heaven now?
 
2013-10-11 06:52:42 AM
A Scott Bakula bashing thread?

I love these!
 
2013-10-11 07:20:45 AM

cman: A Scott Bakula bashing thread?

I love these!



farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2013-10-11 07:29:29 AM
NBC killed "Journeyman" just as it was getting good.
 
2013-10-11 07:32:05 AM
Perhaps Quantum Leap was a clone of these shows.
 
2013-10-11 07:39:42 AM
Friedman's Lighthouse, which he is writing and executive producing through his Universal TV overall deal, is an ensemble drama set at a mysterious hotel for wayward time travelers. Pratt's Timeless, which she also is writing and executive producing for Uni TV, centers on Alexandra King who, time traveling between earth's future and present day, finds herself caught between two men she desperately loves, the worlds they each inhabit and the secrets that could destroy them all

Both of those sound terrible.

I want a quantum leap sequel....
Despite what the ending of the original says, Sam does make the leap home.  Sort of.  I'll get to that later.
When he gets back they mothball the project and Sam moves on to greener pastures, teaching quantum physics at The University.  20 years later a brilliant but hotheaded grad student of his takes an interest in the Quantum Leap project, thinks he's figured out a way to fix it.  Despite protests from everyone involved, he starts up the quantum leap accelerator and leaps, getting stuck just like Sam (except with some slight variant in the rules TBD).  So, now that guy is leaping and Sam, still played by Scott Bakula, is the new Al.
In the series finale we find out that Sam didn't actually "make the leap home", he just leapt into his own body so that he could be the one to save that kid.  Once the kid makes his leap home, Sam leaps out again, says "oh boy" and the series is done but Sam is still leaping.
 
2013-10-11 08:06:20 AM
www.nbc.comCan they just bring this one back and finish a story arc?
files.myopera.comDid they ever explain what she was in the show?
 
2013-10-11 08:08:44 AM

serial_crusher: In the series finale we find out that Sam didn't actually "make the leap home", he just leapt into his own body so that he could be the one to save that kid.  Once the kid makes his leap home, Sam leaps out again, says "oh boy" and the series is done but Sam is still leaping.


It's too early and I'm too hungover to comprehend any of that but I applaud your effort to think of a way out of that ridiculous corner they painted themselves into with that last tag line.
 
2013-10-11 08:15:10 AM
Hmm, think I'll stick with this:

cdn3.whatculture.com

/those shows need more fez
 
2013-10-11 08:17:52 AM

t3knomanser: NBC killed "Journeyman" just as it was getting good.


He went to Seattle Grace after serving as a medtech in the Thirteenth.
 
2013-10-11 08:19:13 AM

cman: A Scott Bakula bashing thread?

I love these!


i.somethingawful.com
 
2013-10-11 08:31:40 AM

Ennuipoet: cman: A Scott Bakula bashing thread?

I love these!


[farm4.staticflickr.com image 640x480]


That's a lot of fail for one picture.
 
2013-10-11 08:34:05 AM
YES! The Spinoff everyone wanted.  shirtoid.com
 
2013-10-11 08:38:04 AM
I was at Universal Studios last weekend and got picked to watch a new show they're planning.

Suffice it to say I wish they'd picked one of these for me to watch instead.

/red button!  red button!
 
2013-10-11 08:42:23 AM
 
2013-10-11 08:43:11 AM
Need another show about the Amish. They can time travel but you wouldn't be able to tell.
 
2013-10-11 08:43:27 AM

serial_crusher: Friedman's Lighthouse, which he is writing and executive producing through his Universal TV overall deal, is an ensemble drama set at a mysterious hotel for wayward time travelers. Pratt's Timeless, which she also is writing and executive producing for Uni TV, centers on Alexandra King who, time traveling between earth's future and present day, finds herself caught between two men she desperately loves, the worlds they each inhabit and the secrets that could destroy them all

Both of those sound terrible.

I want a quantum leap sequel....
Despite what the ending of the original says, Sam does make the leap home.  Sort of.  I'll get to that later.
When he gets back they mothball the project and Sam moves on to greener pastures, teaching quantum physics at The University.  20 years later a brilliant but hotheaded grad student of his takes an interest in the Quantum Leap project, thinks he's figured out a way to fix it.  Despite protests from everyone involved, he starts up the quantum leap accelerator and leaps, getting stuck just like Sam (except with some slight variant in the rules TBD).  So, now that guy is leaping and Sam, still played by Scott Bakula, is the new Al.
In the series finale we find out that Sam didn't actually "make the leap home", he just leapt into his own body so that he could be the one to save that kid.  Once the kid makes his leap home, Sam leaps out again, says "oh boy" and the series is done but Sam is still leaping.


That's too farking convoluted.

The simpler way is it's 15 years later, roughly modern day (since the project was set in 1999). Al already established that Sam's daughter from that one leap worked at the project. She finally finds out she's Sam's daughter, goes all rogue, and leaps out to find him. Bam, new series with a cute chick lead. Dean Stockwell could make a couple guest appearances, but since he's quite old they would need a new observer (probably another hot chick, maybe a MILF), and it could all build up to the season ender where they find Sam and get him back, but to get him back home, she has to remain lost in time so the show can continue on.
 
2013-10-11 08:46:26 AM

cman: A Scott Bakula bashing thread?

I love these!


Screw you h8rs.

You'd have to be Josef Stalin to hate Scott Bakula.

/The hotel for time travellers one sounds OK, actually.
 
2013-10-11 08:49:08 AM
I'm just happy that there is something other than police procedural, "reality" shows or half our sit-coms.  Just don't let it be time traveling sharks on SyFi
 
2013-10-11 08:51:05 AM

Cheron: I'm just happy that there is something other than police procedural, "reality" shows or half our sit-coms.  Just don't let it be time traveling sharks on SyFi


I want to see Law and Order: Multiverse.
 
2013-10-11 08:55:50 AM
I like Ziggy.
 
2013-10-11 08:57:44 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Cheron: I'm just happy that there is something other than police procedural, "reality" shows or half our sit-coms.  Just don't let it be time traveling sharks on SyFi

I want to see Law and Order: Multiverse.



CSI:  R'lyeh
(Cthulhu Scene Investigation)
 
2013-10-11 08:58:47 AM

Diogenes: CSI:  R'lyeh
(Cthulhu Scene Investigation)


The problem with that is each week the culprit would be an unimaginable being from outside of space and time.
 
2013-10-11 08:58:54 AM

FirstNationalBastard: I want to see Law and Order: Multiverse.


www.soundonsight.org
 
2013-10-11 08:59:46 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Cheron: I'm just happy that there is something other than police procedural, "reality" shows or half our sit-coms.  Just don't let it be time traveling sharks on SyFi

I want to see Law and Order: Multiverse.


I would watch the fark out of that, ESPECIALLY if they kept the branding.  Hear the doink-doink followed by cyborg Sam Watterson elevating his leg hydraulics and telling the judge, "your honor, just because the defendant was born in a future version of New York City which may or may not exist doesn't mean he is beyond reach of its laws."
 
2013-10-11 09:01:23 AM

t3knomanser: Diogenes: CSI:  R'lyeh
(Cthulhu Scene Investigation)

The problem with that is each week the culprit would be an unimaginable being from outside of space and time.


And the defendant would be remanded to custody of the outer void until called upon to devour humanity.
 
2013-10-11 09:07:06 AM

FirstNationalBastard: serial_crusher: Friedman's Lighthouse, which he is writing and executive producing through his Universal TV overall deal, is an ensemble drama set at a mysterious hotel for wayward time travelers. Pratt's Timeless, which she also is writing and executive producing for Uni TV, centers on Alexandra King who, time traveling between earth's future and present day, finds herself caught between two men she desperately loves, the worlds they each inhabit and the secrets that could destroy them all

Both of those sound terrible.

I want a quantum leap sequel....
Despite what the ending of the original says, Sam does make the leap home.  Sort of.  I'll get to that later.
When he gets back they mothball the project and Sam moves on to greener pastures, teaching quantum physics at The University.  20 years later a brilliant but hotheaded grad student of his takes an interest in the Quantum Leap project, thinks he's figured out a way to fix it.  Despite protests from everyone involved, he starts up the quantum leap accelerator and leaps, getting stuck just like Sam (except with some slight variant in the rules TBD).  So, now that guy is leaping and Sam, still played by Scott Bakula, is the new Al.
In the series finale we find out that Sam didn't actually "make the leap home", he just leapt into his own body so that he could be the one to save that kid.  Once the kid makes his leap home, Sam leaps out again, says "oh boy" and the series is done but Sam is still leaping.

That's too farking convoluted.

The simpler way is it's 15 years later, roughly modern day (since the project was set in 1999). Al already established that Sam's daughter from that one leap worked at the project. She finally finds out she's Sam's daughter, goes all rogue, and leaps out to find him. Bam, new series with a cute chick lead. Dean Stockwell could make a couple guest appearances, but since he's quite old they would need a new observer (probably another hot chick, maybe a MILF), and it could all build ...


That's ok, but I'm not sure a female leaper would work out as well as a male one.  The "Scott Bakula in a dress" gag got a lot of mileage in the original series, and I think it's worth keeping that around.  Women wearing men's clothing isn't as funny.

Though I'm not opposed to seeing Summer Glau leap into the body of a shirtless man from time to time.
 
2013-10-11 09:10:14 AM

serial_crusher: Though I'm not opposed to seeing Summer Glau leap into the body of a shirtless man from time to time.


Her first leap would be into an NBC executive who has to cancel her show to set things right.
 
2013-10-11 09:10:16 AM

t3knomanser: Diogenes: CSI:  R'lyeh
(Cthulhu Scene Investigation)

The problem with that is each week the culprit would be an unimaginable being from outside of space and time.


It might be nice to see Amanda Bynes have a regular gig again.
 
2013-10-11 09:12:03 AM

Phil Moskowitz: FirstNationalBastard: I want to see Law and Order: Multiverse.

[www.soundonsight.org image 630x417]


Looks interesting and it's on Netflix.

I always thought they should do a Law and Order / Star Trek crossover.  There were a couple Odo-centric DS9 episodes that came close.
 
2013-10-11 09:17:16 AM

serial_crusher: Phil Moskowitz: FirstNationalBastard: I want to see Law and Order: Multiverse.

[www.soundonsight.org image 630x417]

Looks interesting and it's on Netflix.

I always thought they should do a Law and Order / Star Trek crossover.  There were a couple Odo-centric DS9 episodes that came close.


Or The Drumhead, from TNG, where Jean Simmons was the crazy biatch prosecutor on a witch hunt, and Picard had to give her a smackdown?


Anyway, this thread made me spend money. Had to go to Amazon UK to pick up both Charlie Jade and Journeyman on DVD, because the good old USA doesn't have either available for sale.

And they wonder why people just illegally download shiat?
 
2013-10-11 09:27:34 AM
Surprised no one has mentioned this:
img.fark.net
 
2013-10-11 09:46:16 AM

narkor: Surprised no one has mentioned this:
[img.fark.net image 485x700]


More and more, I dislike the second season. Keira became both psychotic and dumb.
 
2013-10-11 09:47:29 AM
asycophantic.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-10-11 09:48:31 AM

serial_crusher: Friedman's Lighthouse, which he is writing and executive producing through his Universal TV overall deal, is an ensemble drama set at a mysterious hotel for wayward time travelers. Pratt's Timeless, which she also is writing and executive producing for Uni TV, centers on Alexandra King who, time traveling between earth's future and present day, finds herself caught between two men she desperately loves, the worlds they each inhabit and the secrets that could destroy them all

Both of those sound terrible.

I want a quantum leap sequel....
Despite what the ending of the original says, Sam does make the leap home.  Sort of.  I'll get to that later.
When he gets back they mothball the project and Sam moves on to greener pastures, teaching quantum physics at The University.  20 years later a brilliant but hotheaded grad student of his takes an interest in the Quantum Leap project, thinks he's figured out a way to fix it.  Despite protests from everyone involved, he starts up the quantum leap accelerator and leaps, getting stuck just like Sam (except with some slight variant in the rules TBD).  So, now that guy is leaping and Sam, still played by Scott Bakula, is the new Al.
In the series finale we find out that Sam didn't actually "make the leap home", he just leapt into his own body so that he could be the one to save that kid.  Once the kid makes his leap home, Sam leaps out again, says "oh boy" and the series is done but Sam is still leaping.


Have to include Sam's daughter in there somewhere.  (Perhaps the love interest of said grad student?)  But otherwise, I'm strongly on board your bandwagon, sir!
 
2013-10-11 09:50:46 AM

FirstNationalBastard: serial_crusher: Friedman's Lighthouse, which he is writing and executive producing through his Universal TV overall deal, is an ensemble drama set at a mysterious hotel for wayward time travelers. Pratt's Timeless, which she also is writing and executive producing for Uni TV, centers on Alexandra King who, time traveling between earth's future and present day, finds herself caught between two men she desperately loves, the worlds they each inhabit and the secrets that could destroy them all

Both of those sound terrible.

I want a quantum leap sequel....
Despite what the ending of the original says, Sam does make the leap home.  Sort of.  I'll get to that later.
When he gets back they mothball the project and Sam moves on to greener pastures, teaching quantum physics at The University.  20 years later a brilliant but hotheaded grad student of his takes an interest in the Quantum Leap project, thinks he's figured out a way to fix it.  Despite protests from everyone involved, he starts up the quantum leap accelerator and leaps, getting stuck just like Sam (except with some slight variant in the rules TBD).  So, now that guy is leaping and Sam, still played by Scott Bakula, is the new Al.
In the series finale we find out that Sam didn't actually "make the leap home", he just leapt into his own body so that he could be the one to save that kid.  Once the kid makes his leap home, Sam leaps out again, says "oh boy" and the series is done but Sam is still leaping.

That's too farking convoluted.

The simpler way is it's 15 years later, roughly modern day (since the project was set in 1999). Al already established that Sam's daughter from that one leap worked at the project. She finally finds out she's Sam's daughter, goes all rogue, and leaps out to find him. Bam, new series with a cute chick lead. Dean Stockwell could make a couple guest appearances, but since he's quite old they would need a new observer (probably another hot chick, maybe a MILF), and it could all build up to the season ender where they find Sam and get him back, but to get him back home, she has to remain lost in time so the show can continue on.


Honestly, if your entire premise is 'take old show, beat it into new show', it's probably DOA. I liked quantum leap just fine, but we don't need a new show that follows all the baggage that one had.

There is plenty of room for a similar show, just not that one. You're equivalently trying to jump start Home Improvement-2014.

Also the time travel love story sounds like a festering pile of rancid horseshiat. Which probably means it will sell massively.
 
mhd
2013-10-11 09:53:24 AM
i.imgur.com
Quantum what?
 
2013-10-11 09:53:48 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Cheron: I'm just happy that there is something other than police procedural, "reality" shows or half our sit-coms.  Just don't let it be time traveling sharks on SyFi

I want to see Law and Order: Multiverse.


But Munch is retiring. How else do you hold that multiverse together? :-)
 
2013-10-11 09:58:27 AM

narkor: Surprised no one has mentioned this:
[img.fark.net image 485x700]


Seems our friends to the north are making some half way decent programming.  I watched it on Netflix and enjoyed it but I'm not sure it would be as good on SyFi with huge commercial breaks.
 
2013-10-11 09:59:41 AM
Scott was the best Star Trek captain. Haters can suck it
 
2013-10-11 10:04:34 AM

mhd: Quantum what?


I must have been the perfect age for that show and I loved it. (I am now 40) The premise, the kid protagonist, the cool device that was busted, and I was young enough to not get caught up in piddly shiat that the show writers would have screwed up.
 
2013-10-11 10:07:21 AM
They should also bring back Sliders.
 
2013-10-11 10:09:56 AM

narkor: Surprised no one has mentioned this:
[img.fark.net image 485x700]


I stopped watching that one around the 4th or 5th time a character from the future claimed to be the nerdy teenager's father.
 
2013-10-11 10:13:52 AM
Mr. Peabody was the best time traveler.
 
2013-10-11 10:19:25 AM

wiseolddude: Mr. Peabody was the best time traveler.


Yes, the classic story of a dog and his boy.
 
2013-10-11 10:20:25 AM
Oh boy.
 
2013-10-11 10:20:26 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Scott was the best Star Trek captain. Haters can suck it


0/10 way to obvious, besides it was kate mulgrew
 
2013-10-11 10:32:11 AM
Journeyman was amazing... and was killed by the '08 writer's strike

QL 2.0 would be good as well, the show hasn't aged well, but the premise works.

dammit, I just want some space opera back on TV. Don't get me wrong, Doctor Who is great and all, but if it's the only one on the air there is something wrong with the world.
 
2013-10-11 10:33:23 AM

serial_crusher: They should also bring back Sliders.


www.onedigitallife.com

Done and done.
 
2013-10-11 10:41:04 AM
I'm glad Journeyman is getting some love in this thread.
 
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