Posts Tagged ‘ upcoming tv series ’

Where Did ‘Virtuality’ Idea Come From?

Sep 22nd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

Ronald D. Moore, the man behind the critically acclaimed “Battlestar Galactica,” is trying to catch that bolt of lightning in his bottle twice with a potentially new Fox series known as “Virtuality,” but questions are popping up more and more about where the story idea may have originated.



Braga’s ‘Flash Forward’ Headed To ABC

Sep 21st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

Brannon Braga is headed back to sci-fi television. The co-creator of Enterprise, who has more Trek writing credits than anyone, has just sold a sci-fi pilot script to ABC. Co-written with David Goyer (Batman Begins), ‘Flash Forward’ sparked a Hollywood bidding war and is being considered a companion show to JJ Abrams ‘Lost’.



Meet the ‘Stargate Universe’ team!

Sep 18th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

As anticipated, the ‘Universe’ team will led by an older veteran officer played by a “name” actor, who is described as being “like the Jack O’Neill of ten years ago, but [whose] edges have tended to sharpen over time.” The rest of the cast of characters will be made up of young men and women, mostly in their early to mid twenties.



Whedon’s ‘Dollhouse’ shut down

Sep 11th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

Creator Joss Whedon had been busy directing two of the first three episodes of “Dollhouse,” which kept him out of the writers’ room. As a result, the studio, network and Whedon agreed that the show’s fourth script needed work. Whedon also requested the production reprieve to get ahead on the show’s next few scripts.



Five Ways To Make ‘Stargate Universe’ Awesome

Sep 11th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

Fans all want our Stargate to be familiar — that is, we want it to be faithful to and consistent with what has come before. But that doesn’t mean it has to be the same. As much as we like the same, if that’s all we ever got then the franchise would certainly run out of steam. A show that is set on a ship, with a younger vibe and a darker tone — so long as it continues to rely on the Stargate — can tell brand new kinds of stories.



First ‘Fringe’ Review

Sep 6th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

Being derivative isn’t necessarily a condemnation in television, but given the auspices and hype, “Fringe” disappoints — mixing a bit of “The X-Files” here and a dollop of “Alias” there, flecks of deeply embedded conspiracies and imperiled humanity. The title should do a reasonably good job of describing the show’s audience.



Acker Opens The ‘Dollhouse’ Door

Sep 6th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

Once you’re in the Jossverse, it’s hard to escape, Amy Acker has discovered. Not that you’d really want to. There are worse things than being associated with Joss Whedon, the writer-director-producer whose cultlike fanbase worships his creations, including the upcoming Fox SF series ‘Dollhouse’.



Abrams: ‘Fringe’ Won’t Get Too Freaky

Sep 5th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

A series about “fringe science” typically would tease some pretty crazy things that would be more science-fiction than science. But when “Fringe” premieres Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. on Fox, executive producer and co-creator J.J. Abrams says it’s a show that won’t cross the line into unbelievable territory.



Fringe’s Torv Talks Exclusively

Sep 2nd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

When Fox’s Fringe debuts next week, it will introduce a new Australian actress to American audiences: Anna Torv, who has appeared in some TV down under and elsewhere, but is otherwise unknown. She joins a list of J.J. Abrams’ discoveries who emerged from obscurity into the limelight.



Audiences click with revamped shows

Sep 2nd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

US TV audiences are more clued into NBC’s “Knight Rider” than any other new show so far. More than 60% of viewers are aware that the action series is zooming back into primetime — perhaps no surprise, given the talking car franchise’s place in pop culture history.