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Falling Skies

Postby Lazar » Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:52 am

TNT is launching a new show called Falling Skies, about people living after an alien invasion. I'm not too impressed by the trailer - it looks like a generic rehash of well-worn alien invasion and survival tropes.
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Re: Falling Skies

Postby Deepcrush » Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:59 am

Agreed, I'm not to impressed with it. Though its still a shame that everyone but SyFy will have a Sci-Fi show running anymore.
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Re: Falling Skies

Postby Tyyr » Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:49 pm

Deepcrush wrote:Agreed, I'm not to impressed with it. Though its still a shame that everyone but SyFy will have a Sci-Fi show running anymore.

Ain't that the fucking truth.
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Re: Falling Skies

Postby SolkaTruesilver » Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:08 pm

While I agree that SyFy not having a genuine Sci-fi show on air is a shame, isn't it a good thing that other networks start considering Science-Fiction series more into mainstream culture appeal? Before, you couldn't make them touch a Sci-Fi storyline with a 10-feet pole.
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Re: Falling Skies

Postby Mikey » Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:14 pm

SolkaTruesilver wrote:While I agree that SyFy not having a genuine Sci-fi show on air is a shame, isn't it a good thing that other networks start considering Science-Fiction series more into mainstream culture appeal? Before, you couldn't make them touch a Sci-Fi storyline with a 10-feet pole.


Really? I seem to remember Star Trek, Space: 1999, Battlestar Galactica, and Lost In Space - then, more recently, V, Invasion: USA, Special Unit 2, Early Edition, etc., etc.
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Re: Falling Skies

Postby SolkaTruesilver » Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:37 pm

Mikey wrote:
SolkaTruesilver wrote:While I agree that SyFy not having a genuine Sci-fi show on air is a shame, isn't it a good thing that other networks start considering Science-Fiction series more into mainstream culture appeal? Before, you couldn't make them touch a Sci-Fi storyline with a 10-feet pole.


Really? I seem to remember Star Trek, Space: 1999, Battlestar Galactica, and Lost In Space - then, more recently, V, Invasion: USA, Special Unit 2, Early Edition, etc., etc.


Even if there were science-fiction shows, they seemed to be much less numerous than their contemporaries, and (while I might be mistaken), their budget didn't seem to be on the same level than today.

But I withdraw the comment, if you genuinely think I was mistaken. My apologies.
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Re: Falling Skies

Postby Mikey » Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:36 pm

You're not wrong in the overarching idea, just in the statement that they were really that scarce. The idea that sci-fi has generally been marginalized is absolutely true, and even though that phenomenon has been lesser in the UK than in the US (witness Doctor Who, Blake's 7, et. al.) it still exists. Only time will tell if the current spread changes that trend, or if these new shows just end up as the latest version of Firefly.
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