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Old 04-12-2013, 11:05 AM  
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Looks like SyFy might be getting serious about SciFi

Keeping my enthusiasm tempered for now, these are all only "in development" but they have some names involved.
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Orion
The space opera centers on Orion, an adventurous female relic hunter who tracks down valuable artifacts while trying to piece together her past. Set amid an intergalactic war pitting humans against a terrifying alien race, Orion must decide whether to use her abilities to save herself or commit to the cause and unearth long hidden artifacts that could free all of humanity from a horrible fate. Ron Milbauer and Terri Hughes Burton (Alphas) will write and executive produce, with George Krstic and Ryuhei Kitamura on board as co-executive producers. F.J. Desanto will serve as a supervising producer on the UCP project.

Sojourn
The first detective ever in space is tasked with investigating a murder on a starship -- headed to colonize another planet --* and instead becomes embroiled in a vast conspiracy involving a mysterious terrible crime dating back to the original launch of the ship 50 years ago. Phil Levens (Smallville) will write, with Blum (Paranormal Activity) on board to produce the Lionsgate entry.

Clandestine
After a clan of bandits are nearly destroyed and left for dead by Coalition forces, they take refuge in the nearest safe haven, a derelict Coalition starship floating in space. Once onboard, they masquerade as Coalition officers while continuing their criminal ways *-- until they stumble upon a shocking realization about the true nature of the Coalition. Todd Stashwick and Dennis Calero will write, with Hurd (The Walking Dead) and John Shiban (Hell on Wheels) attached to executive produce the UCP project.

STORY: Ron Moore Drama 'Helix' Lands Series Order at Syfy

Infinity
When an alien armada is sighted in the region of Pluto, the Earth government turns to a young billionaire industrialist -- who has the only ship ready for interstellar travel -- to greet the aliens and avoid a catastrophe. Powered by secret alien technology discovered on Earth in the 1960s, the ship engages in a firefight that sends them spinning through a wormhole into an uncharted region of space. Lost in the universe, the team struggles to survive as they encounter new planets and alien species, searching for a way back home. Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost) will write the Berman/Braun produced entry from Universal Television.

Silver Shields
When his father is slain by assassins connected to the government of the large nearby city of Pont Royal, farm boy Caymer journeys there to continue his father's legacy as a member of the local police force -- and to solve the mystery of his father¹s death. He discovers that his simple country view on life is at odds with the big city, filled with orcs and other magical creatures. Robert Hewitt Wolfe (Alphas) will write and executive produce the UCP effort alongside producer Aaron Kaplan.

Shelter
A massive meteorite is headed toward Earth, forcing 30,000 hand-picked humans to live underground in a government-funded shelter in order to start a new society. What begins as a Utopia quickly succumbs to the old human faults and jealousies as certain members of society create alliances to gain favor and power. Meanwhile, things on the surface are not what they seem. Humans slowly realize that this event may have been fated and the survivors meant for a greater purpose in rebooting life on Earth. Bruce Joel Rubin (Deep Impact) will write and executive produce the UCP project with writer/co-executive producer/writer Ari Rubin.

Dominion (working title, formerly known as Legion)
The effort, based on the feature film Legion produced by Bold Films, is set 20 years after evil angels have descended from heaven to lay waste to the human souls they felt God had favored over them. A reluctant "savior" must arise to protect Vega, the last remaining stronghold of humanity. The savior has more to fear than just angels, as the elites of this new society conspire to gain power for themselves. Vaun Wilmott (Sons of Anarchy) will write and co-executive the Sony Pictures TV project, with Scott Stewart (Defiance) attached to direct and executive produce. David Lancaster will EP as well.
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They're also apparently working on a 13-episode remake of Blake's 7, which I'm somewhat excited to hear. On one hand it's a classic series, but on the other the writer is the guy who penned the worst seasons of Heroes:
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FremantleMedia International today launches the eagerly anticipated remake of the cult drama Blake’s 7 to international buyers at MIPTV. In development with US cable network Syfy, the 13 x 1 hour series will be produced by Georgeville TV, the independent studio co-founded by Leon Clarance of Motion Picture Capital, the financing arm of Reliance Entertainment, and producer Marc Rosen. The science fiction classic will be written by Joe Pokaski (Heroes, CSI) and directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, GoldenEye).

The year is 2136, Blake wakes up on one side of the bed. He reaches for the other side. There’s nobody there. As reality sets in, this handsome ex-soldier sits up, and looks at a photo of his wife Rachel. Beautiful. Deceased.

A revolutionary reinvention of the long-running BBC series made in the late 1970s, Blake’s 7 tells the story of seven criminals – 6 guilty and 1 innocent – on their way to life on a prison colony in space, who together wrestle freedom from imprisonment. They acquire an alien ship which gives them a second chance at life and become the most unlikely heroes of their time.

David Ellender, CEO FremantleMedia International and Kids & Family Entertainment said, “Blake’s 7 was such a forward-thinking concept that the show continues to have resonance with audiences today. Its complex characters and gritty storylines, coupled with the highly talented team and modern production techniques are sure to appeal to both original fans of the show and new viewers.”

Leon Clarance, co-founder of Georgeville Television and CEO of Motion Picture Capital, the finance arm of Reliance Entertainment, said, “Joe Pokaski and Martin Campbell have worked tirelessly with the Georgeville TV team to create an amazeballs reboot of this classic space opera which I watched with my father when I was a child. This reimagined classic for a new generation of science fiction fans will enthrall original and new fans alike. I couldn’t be happier to have our beloved show handled internationally by the passionate team at FremantleMedia”

Blake’s 7 is one of several premium drama offerings in the FremantleMedia International scripted portfolio which includes Wentworth (10 x 1 hour), a FremantleMedia Australia production set to premiere on Australia’s Foxtel in May this year, and The Making of a Lady, a psychological event thriller produced by Runaway Fridge and which captivated UK audiences when it aired on ITV1 in December 2012.
This one's apparently greenlit.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:08 AM   #2
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Yet not even a mention of Blood & Chrome. **** them.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:20 AM   #3
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Yet not even a mention of Blood & Chrome. **** them.
Pretty much this.

They can bring back SGU, as well.

And for ****'s sake, can they just shitcan the wrestling already? Sorry, keg, I know you and others are fans, but put that stuff on USA or somesuch other, and put B&C or SGU in THAT slot.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:32 AM   #4
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Pretty much this.

They can bring back SGU, as well.

And for ****'s sake, can they just shitcan the wrestling already? Sorry, keg, I know you and others are fans, but put that stuff on USA or somesuch other, and put B&C or SGU in THAT slot.
I never really got into SGU. Maybe I was just still pissed that they canceled Stargate Atlantis for no reason whatsoever.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:46 AM   #5
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When an alien armada is sighted in the region of Pluto, the Earth government turns to a young billionaire industrialist -- who has the only ship ready for interstellar travel -- to greet the aliens and avoid a catastrophe. Powered by secret alien technology discovered on Earth in the 1960s, the ship engages in a firefight that sends them spinning through a wormhole into an uncharted region of space. Lost in the universe, the team struggles to survive as they encounter new planets and alien species, searching for a way back home.
Wow. Now there is a completely original idea!









(yes - I would probably still watch it)
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:11 PM   #6
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A massive meteorite is headed toward Earth, forcing 30,000 hand-picked humans to live underground in a government-funded shelter in order to start a new society. What begins as a Utopia quickly succumbs to the old human faults and jealousies as certain members of society create alliances to gain favor and power. Meanwhile, things on the surface are not what they seem. Humans slowly realize that this event may have been fated and the survivors meant for a greater purpose in rebooting life on Earth. Bruce Joel Rubin (Deep Impact) will write and executive produce the UCP project with writer/co-executive producer/writer Ari Rubin.
Should be a massive asteroid. A meteorite is only named as such after it passes through the Earth's atmosphere and impacts the ground.

Asteroids are rocky bodies that fly through space.
Meteors are asteroids that burn up in the Earth's atmosphere.
Meteorites are asteroids that survive the impact with the Earth's atmosphere and eventually land on the surface.
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:11 PM   #7
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:43 PM   #8
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Pretty much this.

They can bring back SGU, as well.

And for ****'s sake, can they just shitcan the wrestling already? Sorry, keg, I know you and others are fans, but put that stuff on USA or somesuch other, and put B&C or SGU in THAT slot.
I don't watch any wrestling on syfy.
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:53 PM   #9
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SyFy original anything is ****ing garbage from what I've seen.
The movies are, but they've had some very good series over the years.
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:50 PM   #10
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SyFy original anything is ****ing garbage from what I've seen.
Clearly you've never seen Eureka.

Also, if they were serious about Sci Fi, they wouldn't have canned Eureka. It was their highest rated show ever.
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Wow. Now there is a completely original idea!
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Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost) will write the Berman/Braun produced entry from Universal Television.
There ya go. There's your answer
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