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Guy
31-03-2003, 20:29:18
It got cancelled here, but according to Variety, the 15 or so episodes that were made have been picked up by Sci Fi UK.

While the space/western premise was a bit wierdly implemented, I highly reccomend this (half) series to any and all able to watch it. It was highly entertaining.



The blurb from Variety:

The U.K. Sci Fi channel, backed by Universal Studios Networks, has outbid entertainment satcaster Sky One for the TV premieres to three U.S. drama series from 20th Century Fox, it was revealed at the Mip TV program mart here on Thursday.

Sci Fi web said it paid a "seven-figure sum" for "John Doe," "Firefly" and "The Visitor" but declined to reveal a figure.

U.S. sleeper hit "John Doe" stars Dominic Purcell and is executive produced and directed by Mimi Leder. Sci Fi acquired 22 one-hours of the series about a man who knows everything but his own identity. It has a first-look option on the second series currently in production.

"Buffy" creator Joss Whedon's futuristic action adventure series "Firefly" will air in May.

Skedded for weekday primetime slots, the three series are aimed at 16-34-year-olds viewers who "demand high quality entertainment drama with a futuristic theme," said the channel.

BigGameHunter
01-04-2003, 00:40:42
It was a hell of a lot better than Riverworld.

Noisy
01-04-2003, 12:40:35
"Skedded"?
:vom:

Guy
01-04-2003, 12:51:45
It was a hell of a lot better than John Doe, too, but for some reason, that one's still on the air.



Noisy: I just reports it, I don't writes it. ;)

Venom
01-04-2003, 14:31:10
Don't bother watching it. It's good, but nothing will get resolved in the 15 episodes that will make watching it worthwhile.

I hope the Sky channels or whatever treat it better than Fox did, though.

Guy
01-04-2003, 16:14:30
I disagree with that. The main plot arc is nowhere near completion, but there's still plenty to chew on with the main characters, plus -as I said before- it's more entertaining by far than most other shows out there. You won't get any answers to the big questions in the plot, but you could do a lot worse with your time than spending an hour a week to watch it. It had better characterization than most dramas, more humor than most sitcoms, and damn fine special effects.

Plus, there's always the (remote) possibility that, if it proves popular there, it could renew interest in continuing it here. By all accounts, Wheadon is still shopping it around.



All right, I'll step back down off the pulpit now.

BigGameHunter
01-04-2003, 16:20:42
Does the Sci-Fi channel have its head up its ass or what? Why all these feeble attempts with no "finishing move"?
Bah! They've got a bunch of flame farting worms as their new project. And Lexx and Farscape, et. al, became so rapidly eclectic that I didn't want to even bother with them anymore.
Some of this new crap makes "Land of the Giants" look like Gone With The Wind.

Venom
01-04-2003, 18:27:02
Hey now Guy, I thought it was a great show. I'd have loved to have seen more of it. Despite the fact that Fox showed the episodes out of order. I hope the people in the UK get all 13 episodes in the right damn order...and then post them on Kazaa so I can see the ones that weren't aired.

Venom
01-04-2003, 18:29:14
Also Whedon can't shop it around in it's current form anymore because the entire production crew (actors and behind the scenes people) are out of contract and moving on to other projects. He'd basically be better off selling a new show.

Darkstar
01-04-2003, 19:42:42
The Visitor? That show is a one star deal.

Firefly was hit and miss for me. Definately some decent shows. Most were just serious sucky and boring. Straight post civil american war with laser guns and starships. Characterization was occasionally interesting.

I'm glad Farscape is done. Whenever a SF show "goes to earth" is the death bell tolling for the series. I only finished watching the series because my girlfriend wanted to see if 2 characters got back into jumping down each other's throats (true soap space opera).

John Doe rocks. So far. ;) Well, up until this current Digger deeper characterization line. It's just an X-Files flavoring on the basic cop buddy story though. So if you like those, you got a chance at liking JD.

Guy
01-04-2003, 19:53:48
This is true. Unfortunate as it sounded like this crew had quite a bit of chemistry behind the scenes as well as on screen.

Didn't mean to jump on you, just also did not want to discourage anyone from seeing this show.

Guy
01-04-2003, 19:54:37
X-post, that was aimed at Venom.

Darkstar
01-04-2003, 20:09:12
No problem, Guy. I'm not that thin skinned.

I don't know about the behind the scenes stuff, but I wouldn't be surprised.

BigGameHunter
01-04-2003, 21:27:39
So "Farscape" jumped the shark when it went to Earth, eh? That makes sense.
www.jumptheshark.com

Darkstar
01-04-2003, 22:00:12
Well, it was getting ready to hit rock bottom and threatening to stay there when it did.

It's actual high point was much sooner then they get to earth.

Jump the shark. Happy Days fans are they?

BigGameHunter
01-04-2003, 23:41:17
Yeah...they analyze zillions of shows and the moment of their demise. Pretty funny stuff.

Resource Consumer
02-04-2003, 00:22:47
is that a Sherman Firefly

Jon Miller part Deux
07-04-2003, 04:42:02
I liked firefly

am downloading the season off edonkey now (only saw 5 episodes)

Jon Miller

Guy
07-04-2003, 12:24:56
There ya go, Jon Miller likes it and Darkstar thought it was boring, what better recommendation for a show can you get?


May 15th (I think), Brits, watch it.

Venom
08-04-2003, 03:08:12
AICN is reporting that the entire series, including the unaired episodes, will be hitting DVD.

BigGameHunter
08-04-2003, 08:06:23
Reserve yours now!

Venom
08-04-2003, 12:10:35
Ok.

Guy
08-04-2003, 12:20:03
I just might at that.

Adam Baldwin keeps posting messages to the official boards that things are being done to try to get more episodes made, though that may just be wishful thinking at this point.

Venom
08-04-2003, 14:27:43
Keep on keepin' on.

Guy
08-04-2003, 14:45:40
No power in the 'verse can stop me.

Venom
08-04-2003, 15:18:27
Except some crazy blue handed psychos.

Guy
08-04-2003, 15:48:44
That has yet to be proven. I'll kick their ass!

Venom
08-04-2003, 17:07:43
It's time for them to melt your brain with their handheld telescopicing thingamabob.

Guy
08-04-2003, 17:09:27
I will win because I am just too damn pretty to die.

Venom
08-04-2003, 17:38:38
As the guy next to you gets shot and while breaking in to the hospital to try and save someone's life you will get betrayed by your own crew.

Guy
08-04-2003, 18:30:22
Curse their sudden but inevitable betrayal! There's nothin' more decieving than a low down, dirty...deciever.

Venom
08-04-2003, 19:47:11
That shit with the dinosaurs had me laughing my ass off.

Guy
08-04-2003, 20:11:07
There were a stunningly large number of hi-larious throwaway bits in just about all the episodes, that's a big part of what hooked me on this show. Wash ruled, though.

"We gotta find a crappy town where I'M the hero!"

Guy
14-05-2003, 16:08:41
Whoops, forgot about this. Pilot episode aired this past Monday, anyone catch it?

If not, what the hell's your problem? This is great stuff! Watch, damn you!

Should be on every monday to come until they run out of episodes which, unfortunately, won't be long.

Nav
14-05-2003, 16:22:43
can't get Sci-fi channel. (not without spending hundreds on cable or satellite)

Guy
14-05-2003, 16:27:40
Like that's a valid excuse. Sheesh, some people.
:rolleyes:


From my understanding, Sci-fi UK does not have a very broad viewership anyway. While I'm glad to see the show airing again, I don't think this is likely to gain much exposure for it.

Noisy
14-05-2003, 16:30:48
Caught the tail end. Missed the mis en scene, so it wasn't really coherent. Didn't see enough of the women to decide about the show, so I suppose I'll have to watch the next episode.

Guy
14-05-2003, 16:51:44
The next episode, The Train Job, is not a great one. It was cobbled together with a lot of last minute editing and re-shoots as a replacement pilot episode here in the states. It will serve as a passable introduction if you missed the proper pilot, but doesn't showcase the strengths of the show very well.

Our Mrs. Reynolds, which should be the fourth episode shown there, was the one that hooked me in to this show, though the preceeding ones all definitely had their moments.

Funkodrom
15-05-2003, 11:07:14
Originally posted by Guy
Like that's a valid excuse. Sheesh, some people.
:rolleyes:


From my understanding, Sci-fi UK does not have a very broad viewership anyway. While I'm glad to see the show airing again, I don't think this is likely to gain much exposure for it.

We get sci.fi channel. Saw the preview of this but didn't watch it on Monday. Might try and catch it next week.