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Old 01-25-2015, 03:04 PM   #1
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Is there any kind of good space scifi in production? I miss my B5 & StarTreks of my youth.
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Old 01-25-2015, 03:53 PM   #2
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Hmm. I've been missing it, too... I've got some good SF SPs going, but nothing really spacey. The closest thing I can think of is Doctor Who.

Ascension looked promising, but then it turned out not to be a space show after all.

BTW, I can't be the only one who was struck by the tepid applause (the least for anything, I thought) for the President's mention of a "reinvigorated space program" during the State of the Union. Maybe some of that was because people didn't believe it, but I suspect it was more that they just didn't care about space at all. It made me sad. Maybe if we had more space on TV, people would be more interested... or maybe if people were more interested, there'd be more space on TV.

Anyway, at least real life is offering the dual resolution of the dwarf planet missions this year (Dawn to Ceres, New Horizons to Pluto). I'm pretty excited about that.
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Old 01-25-2015, 04:34 PM   #3
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i'm looking forward to "the expanse", coming to syfy:

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Syfy orders 'The Expanse' series based on 'Leviathan Wakes' (think 'Game of Thrones' in space)
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Syfy Orders Space Opera 'The Expanse' to Series

The drama, from "Iron Man's" Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, is based on the James S.A. Corey book series.
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The Expanse: Syfy's Most Ambitious Space Series to Date?

Epic in scale, The Expanse is set 200 years in the future after mankind has colonized the solar system. A hardened detective, played by Thomas Jane, and a rogue ship’s captain, played by Steven Strait, come together for what starts as the case of a missing young woman, but quickly evolves into a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

Creators Mark Fergus (writer of Iron Man and Children of Men) and Naren Shankar (writer/producer for Grimm, Almost Human, Star Trek: TNG) were on hand at the TCAs to explain further what The Expanse was going to bring to TV.

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Old 01-25-2015, 05:01 PM   #4
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Star Wars Rebels is pretty good if you like animated stuff. Other than that, I think The Expanse is the only thing on the horizon right now.
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Old 01-25-2015, 05:11 PM   #5
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The new 12 Monkeys has been very good (only two episodes in, but still). Continuum is pretty decent (better than Ascension).
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Old 01-25-2015, 05:20 PM   #6
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i'm looking forward to "the expanse",
I liked the book (Leviathan Wakes), although I haven't read any of the followups. Up until recently, with 12 Monkeys, I haven't regretted dropping Syfy. I may need to figure out a way to get it back. I checked online and a season subscription for 12 Monkeys is $25 (HD, 13 episodes).
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The new 12 Monkeys has been very good (only two episodes in, but still). Continuum is pretty decent (better than Ascension).
They're good science fiction shows, but there's no space in them.

I looked at my current SPs:

The 100 -- Starts on a space station, but mainly follows a group that's sent down to post-apocalyptic Earth.
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The station itself is grounded at the end of season one.


Defiance -- Lots of aliens, but they crashed here thirty years ago, and neither human nor alien has been back to space since.

Extant -- An astronaut hangs out on Earth, having brought back a nasty alien.

Falling Skies -- An alien invasion of Earth, told from the perspective of some humans who never left it, except for
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a brief trip to the Moon last season.


...aaaand that's about it for space. Plus, except for Extant, they're all more in the post-apocalyptic struggling-to-survive mode than the new-frontiers thing.
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Old 01-25-2015, 05:51 PM   #8
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A few shows are coming.

Dark Matter
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4159076/

StarFall
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3183040/

Star Trek: Elokomin
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3991184/


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Old 01-25-2015, 05:53 PM   #9
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Dark Matter is currently in production. The creators were exec producers on Stargate: SG-1...
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Old 01-25-2015, 05:57 PM   #10
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i'm looking forward to "the expanse", coming to syfy:

LOOKS GOOD! Anybody know when it will start?

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Old 01-25-2015, 06:00 PM   #11
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Falling Skies -- An alien invasion of Earth, told from the perspective of some humans who never left it, except for
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Actually set a record, I think, for the longest ever shark jump.
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Isn't this just a one off mini? And not a series?
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Old 01-25-2015, 10:24 PM   #13
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There is also this coming up

http://uproxx.com/gammasquad/2015/01...ting-red-mars/
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Old 01-26-2015, 03:23 AM   #14
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A reboot of Lost in Space is in the works for 2015.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/lost-space-...t-2015-1469352
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A reboot of Lost in Space is in the works for 2015.
The OP specified "good", though.
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To save some clicking, this is a Red Mars adaptation written by JMS himself, and produced by a co-producer from GOT. Has pedigree.
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:30 AM   #17
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SyFy has a show called "Killjoys" coming out this year. It's described as "a space adventure drama". May be along the lines you're looking for.

http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/ki...e-drama-32267/

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Old 01-26-2015, 11:43 AM   #18
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There have been so many aborted starts of the Mars Trilogy that it's in the category of "I'll believe it when it's in my 'now-playing' list."

Even Gale Ann Hurd was attached to one attempt.

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Isn't this just a one off mini? And not a series?
A one-off mini can very easily become a series if the ratings are there. That's how the new BSG started. That's how Ascension was planned (and I don't think they've decided yet whether to order it to series).
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The new 12 Monkeys has been very good (only two episodes in, but still). Continuum is pretty decent (better than Ascension).
Too bad there are only six new episodes planned for the upcoming (and final) season!
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Red Mars / Blue Mars / Green Mars trilogy was extremely tedious. I stopped reading 1/3 into the 2nd book. Even with JMS writing, I don't know how this will end-up being a good series.

Plus it mostly takes place ON THE GROUND on Mars.

I am holding my breath about Jame Corey adaptation...
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The OP specified "good", though.
Well, the original was horrible (and I watched in when it was first aired and was in the target demographic for it at the time) and the movie was pretty bad in very different ways, but that doesn't mean that third time isn't the charm. After all, the original Battlestar Galactica was pretty awful (again, I watched it when first aired and again was the target demographic) and the reboot series was incredible.

What other old scifi series are due for a re-imagining? They already did V. How about The Invaders? Or Time Tunnel? Or Space 1999? Or Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea? Or Land of the Giants? Or Star Trek? OK, they've already gone to that particular well several times, but even the worst of those was better than many other shows being aired. I could add Babylon 5 (which was very good), but I've heard that a re-boot of that is already in the works. Going across the pond, perhaps BBC's Blakes 7? They've done wonders with the new Doctor Who and the Torchwood spinoff, after all.
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What other old scifi series are due for a re-imagining? They already did V. How about The Invaders? Or Time Tunnel? Or Space 1999? Or Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea? Or Land of the Giants? Or Star Trek? OK, they've already gone to that particular well several times, but even the worst of those was better than many other shows being aired. I could add Babylon 5 (which was very good), but I've heard that a re-boot of that is already in the works. Going across the pond, perhaps BBC's Blakes 7? They've done wonders with the new Doctor Who and the Torchwood spinoff, after all.
I would absolutely love to see a reboot of Time Tunnel. It wouldn't need much in the way of special effects. Just something like Stargate's gate effect and wham, there in another time.
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Isn't this just a one off mini? And not a series?
in the same way 12 monkeys was a movie, and not a series?
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Wait, there's a new star trek coming out? What network?
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Wait, there's a new star trek coming out? What network?
I think it's just fan produced stuff, which I'm not interested in.
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I think it's just fan produced stuff, which I'm not interested in.
You are missing out on some good stuff.
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You are missing out on some good stuff.

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