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(Entertainment Weekly)   SyFy hopes their adaptation of The Expanse will strike gold and become "Game of Thrones" in space. But given it's SyFy, it will most likely wind up being like Matlock   (insidetv.ew.com) divider line 6
    More: Fail, Game of Thrones, Leviathan Wakes, Matlock, log lines, Dominion, Alcon, space operas  
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2014-04-13 07:36:11 PM
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Asa Phelps: Eddie_Dean_NY: Asa Phelps: Hell, I'm still amazed that people thought Farscape was good scifi

9/10. Let's see how many bites you get...

No i'm serious. it was so poorly done.

Maybe the storyline appealed to someone but i couldn't see past the shiatty production quality. and muppets. and bad acting.


To be honest it was an utter suckfest - I think a lot of people got a hardon for the blue mystic chick and the fact that Jim Henson was involved. Farscape always gets drug out as some sort of exemplary space opera when its more like space ultra camp.

/ SyFy why not a live-action Tripping the Rift?
// Love me some six of nine
2014-04-13 05:08:48 PM
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Here is the description of the first book in the series "Leviathan Wakes"

Humanity has colonized the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond - but the stars are still out of our reach.

Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship,  The Scopuli, they find themselves in possession of a secret they never wanted. A secret that someone is willing to kill for - and kill on a scale unfathomable to Jim and his crew. War is brewing in the system unless he can find out who left the ship and why.

Detective Miller is looking for a girl. One girl in a system of billions, but her parents have money and money talks. When the trail leads him to  The Scopuli and rebel sympathizer Holden, he realizes that this girl may be the key to everything.

Holden and Miller must thread the needle between the Earth government, the Outer Planet revolutionaries, and secretive corporations - and the odds are against them. But out in the Belt, the rules are different, and one small ship can change the fate of the universe.

The series has potential I'd feel better if almost any other network other than Syfy were adapting it.
2014-04-13 04:50:07 PM
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theflatline: AKA Joker: Given how quickly Helix went from interesting to utter garbage I have little hope.  Does not matter how good the source material is.  It mostly comes down to casting and direction, neither of which are SyFy's strengths.  They are good at branding but whomever is in charge there is OBSESSED with reality TV and cheap campy movies (which have missed WAY more than they hit).  Chances of the creating Game of Thrones in space is nearly zero.

Helix was like they took all the popular sci fi tropes and through them at the wall to see if they would stick.

1.Virus
2.Crazy underground compound
3. Antarctica
4. Immortals
5.Zombies
6.Ninjas


Don't forget:
7. Identical twin of major character.

It's pretty sad when my initial reaction to a main character being violently killed is "Well, at least they have a spare around."

K3rmy: No subby.  Being SyFy means we get to see sharks in space.

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That's ridiculous.  Sharks only have the range of a passenger jet at cruising altitude.  No way could they make it all the way up to space.
2014-04-13 04:33:52 PM
1 votes:

Asa Phelps: Hell, I'm still amazed that people thought Farscape was good scifi


9/10. Let's see how many bites you get...
2014-04-13 04:19:06 PM
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theflatline:
Helix was like they took all the popular sci fi tropes and through them at the wall to see if they would stick.

1.Virus
2.Crazy underground compound
3. Antarctica
4. Immortals
5.Zombies
6.Ninjas


You had me going through number three, I could even come to accept either four or five (not together though) but all of them fused just made a horrible mess.  It does not help that  Billy Campbell is simply terrible in this "lead" role.  The only character I had any interest in at all was Dr. Hatake (Hiroyuki Sanada) whose compliance in making the virus, subversion of that end and tortured past make him much more compelling than any of the others.  That alone could have made a great series but its SyFy so IMMORTAL ZOMBIE ILLUMINATI VIRUS DOOMSDAY GO!
2014-04-13 02:42:49 PM
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Matlock lasted for 9 years and is a syndication goldmine.

Siffy would be lucky to have a Matlock.
 
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