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J.J. Abrams sells sci-fi apocalypse pilot to NBC (EMP/solar flare?)
Entertainment Weekly ^ | 2-2-12 | James Hibberd

Posted on 02/03/2012 4:47:50 PM PST by dynachrome

“In this epic adventure thriller, a family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology — computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights — has mysteriously blacked out … forever.”

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: emp; preppers; scifi; teotwawki
"One Second After"?
1 posted on 02/03/2012 4:48:01 PM PST by dynachrome
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To: KevinDavis

Sci-fi ping.


2 posted on 02/03/2012 4:48:47 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

NBC won’t buy it unless they can say it was caused by Christians or global warming.....jmo.


3 posted on 02/03/2012 4:49:59 PM PST by Grunthor (Mitt Romney and anyone supporting him can go fornicate themselves with a cactus)
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To: dynachrome

ugh

Yay, a TV show that will celebrate the rise of agrarian socialism and the fall of capitalism /sarc

You know its going to be totally PC


4 posted on 02/03/2012 4:51:02 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

“totally PC”

And no zombies ala “Walking Dead”


5 posted on 02/03/2012 4:52:47 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Grunthor

global warming caused by capitalism, obviously


6 posted on 02/03/2012 4:55:56 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: dynachrome

Because Jerhico did so well.

Do I really seed the /s?


7 posted on 02/03/2012 5:16:23 PM PST by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / "...it is their duty, to throw off such government...")
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To: RedCell

Duh

seed = need


8 posted on 02/03/2012 5:18:46 PM PST by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / "...it is their duty, to throw off such government...")
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To: RedCell

I checked out Jericho on DVD from the library and watched it in a few days, I was surprised to see that it was about romance and relationships after a mushroom cloud is seen in the distance and the power goes off.

It was useless.


9 posted on 02/03/2012 5:27:25 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: dynachrome
Ugh. The writer of Supernatural is writing the pilot. It's going to be abysmal. And expensive. And cancelled after six episodes.
10 posted on 02/03/2012 5:33:50 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: dynachrome

“No phone, no lights no motor cars,
Not a single luxury,
Like Robinson Crusoe,
As primitive as can be.”


11 posted on 02/03/2012 5:38:48 PM PST by mikrofon (Cast away series)
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To: dynachrome
it's been done
12 posted on 02/03/2012 5:38:55 PM PST by Vroomfondel
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To: dynachrome

The concept is not new.

A similar, short lived animated series from 2007: Afterworld

Netflix link/description:

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Afterworld_Season_1_Episode_1/70211560?trkid=438403


13 posted on 02/03/2012 5:40:51 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: dynachrome
“In this epic adventure thriller, a family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology — computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights — has mysteriously blacked out … forever.”

Post-apocalyptic world with no modern technology is a theme that's been done to death in science fiction, and it doesn't take much imagination - it's basically our past. It's a lot harder to create a convincing, intelligent projection of a future in which modern technology continues to develop.
14 posted on 02/03/2012 5:42:13 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: ansel12

Yeah, “Jericho” was lame. What a hero! He found a bus! And Blackwater is looting and killing!


15 posted on 02/03/2012 5:42:28 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: dynachrome

How much do you want to bet they will portray conservatives as gun-toting, self-serving and evil nutcases, while liberals will be portrayed as ‘voices of reason in a world gone mad’?

It’s Hollywood - count on it.


16 posted on 02/03/2012 5:44:04 PM PST by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: dynachrome

There’s no hook that could compel me to watch yet another post apocalyptic drama.

The idea is as boring as vampires.


17 posted on 02/03/2012 5:47:37 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Now I know how the average lefty would feel if Fred Phelps were elected President.)
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To: dynachrome

Let me guess:

Women bosses, all taller and stronger and smarter than any man.

I yearn for masculine men and romance, not sex. Oh, if only we could have a little paternalism.


18 posted on 02/03/2012 5:49:15 PM PST by donna (I want to live in a Judeo/Christian country where we know that, before God, men & women are equal.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

I forgot about Blackwater.

That was one of the weird things about the show, I was wondering about the disconnect between the audience that you could expect to be drawn to such a series, versus the writing and focus of the actual series.


19 posted on 02/03/2012 6:03:03 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: dynachrome

I’ll watch anything J.J. does, now he just needs to add Damon and CArlton to the writing team and Micheal Giacchino to do the music.


20 posted on 02/03/2012 6:03:13 PM PST by mom4kittys (See you in another life, brotha)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
Ugh. The writer of Supernatural is writing the pilot. It's going to be abysmal. And expensive. And cancelled after six episodes.

AND SUPERNATURAL HAS BEEN ON HOW MANY YEARS? 8?

21 posted on 02/03/2012 6:09:08 PM PST by guitarplayer1953 (Grammar & spelling maybe wrong, get over it, the world will not come to an end!)
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To: dynachrome
The "Dies the Fire" series.

The "Island in the Sea of Time" series, the other side, was much better.

Especially when they figure out why gun control and socialism is a very bad idea.

I think Stirling is on a diet because all he writes about any more is food.

22 posted on 02/03/2012 6:21:45 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (In the good times praise His name, In the bad times do the same, In everything give thanks)
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To: guitarplayer1953

On the CW. On a CW budget, getting CW ratings.

This would need about 4 times the audience to tread water on a real network. If JJ were writing it, different ballgame. He’s not. Eric Kripke is, and he’s laughably bad. Like I said, I give it six episodes. NBC has a quick hook.


23 posted on 02/03/2012 6:23:33 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

BWAHAHAHA! Thank you ! I needed that belly laugh. I love Stirling and I love your insight : )


24 posted on 02/03/2012 6:38:09 PM PST by 1malumprohibitum
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
The CW has grate shows, we have satellite and it cost extra for the super channels and CW is one of them. They have great alternative shows.
25 posted on 02/03/2012 6:47:12 PM PST by guitarplayer1953 (Grammar & spelling maybe wrong, get over it, the world will not come to an end!)
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To: 1malumprohibitum

It's a COOKBOOK!

26 posted on 02/03/2012 6:54:45 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (In the good times praise His name, In the bad times do the same, In everything give thanks)
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To: TomGuy

DARK ANGEL with michael weatherby (ncis) and jessica alba.


27 posted on 02/03/2012 7:54:48 PM PST by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: dynachrome

Sounds like he’s copying ‘Dies the Fire’ from S.M. Stirling.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dies_the_Fire


28 posted on 02/03/2012 8:08:00 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: mom4kittys

I would prefer the next JJ project I see is Cloverfield II


29 posted on 02/03/2012 9:04:01 PM PST by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: guitarplayer1953

Yeah, their shows are grate all right. They grate on my nerves.


30 posted on 02/03/2012 11:23:57 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

read tag


31 posted on 02/03/2012 11:41:39 PM PST by guitarplayer1953 (Grammar & spelling maybe wrong, get over it, the world will not come to an end!)
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To: guitarplayer1953

I do like that tag. ;)


32 posted on 02/03/2012 11:53:04 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Heh, heh. You caught that, too. :-)


33 posted on 02/04/2012 11:42:29 AM PST by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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