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seattleSFfan
December 9th, 2009, 05:02 PM
Hi, Everyone:

I've posted on several TV forums/boards about this subject.

I have friends in L.A. who know PAs in Hollywood. My friends heard that Jerry Bruckheimer is now creating a show about terraforming a planet; this show supposedly is going to blow away any competition (other SF shows).

Has anyone heard of this new show? I called Jerry Bruckheimer Films today to ask about this project, but was told that any news about this show couldn't be released at this time.

I'm interested because I want to see what kind of show Bruckheimer comes up with, considering the quality of the shows that he's done.

Thanks for your help!

Madwelshboy
December 10th, 2009, 01:36 AM
Havent heard anything about Bruckheimer developing a scifi show, only 2 new scifi movies Alien Legion and World War Robot.

Giantevilhead
December 10th, 2009, 11:41 AM
Well, it's not like there's that much competition to "blow away."

The Prophet
December 10th, 2009, 11:44 AM
Obviously any PTB will say that their shows will be better than the other shows, for sake of promotion.

It doesn't mean it necessarily will.

s09119
December 10th, 2009, 11:49 AM
Well, it's not like there's that much competition to "blow away."

That's debatable.

seattleSFfan
December 10th, 2009, 12:52 PM
Thanks for the posts.

I do have issues with some of the science in "CSI" and other forensic/medical shows, in the sense that the science is not always 100% accurate.

This new show, from what I heard, is supposed to be as accurate as possible. Given that we're talking Hollywood here, I'm taking that with a grain of salt. (Let's say that Analog, the SF magazine, was producing the show. I would then know that the science was going to be DAMN accurate, given Dr. Stanley Schmidt's exacting standards; I wish that Analog did produce films and television shows simply for that reason.)

I hope against all hope that Bruckheimer, if he is making a hard SF show, is making the real deal.

Thanks again, everyone, and happy holidays.

Replicator Todd
December 10th, 2009, 04:33 PM
Honestly Jerry Bruckheimer wouldn't need to compete with Stargate as well, Stargate is pretty easy to beat. :(

the fifth man
December 10th, 2009, 07:22 PM
Honestly Jerry Bruckheimer wouldn't need to compete with Stargate as well, Stargate is pretty easy to beat. :(

In your opinion, maybe. Definitely not mine.

Replicator Todd
December 10th, 2009, 08:16 PM
In your opinion, maybe. Definitely not mine.

Well what I meant was in terms of popularity and the public's eyes other shows seem to overshadow Stargate.

AVFan
December 10th, 2009, 10:23 PM
Well what I meant was in terms of popularity and the public's eyes other shows seem to overshadow Stargate.

Yeah, with as big of a name as his, it sounds like it would go on a major network. It would gain more viewers just for that reason.

MIZA
December 11th, 2009, 01:09 AM
well that is like Michael Bay making a tv series , that would definitely give a lot of people headaches !!

Giantevilhead
December 11th, 2009, 02:48 AM
It will probably fail. Sci-fi shows are pretty expensive to produce and they don't draw the kind of viewers that other shows do. It'll probably get a lot of viewers but not enough to justify the budget. I'm guessing that it's going to end up like James Cameron's "Dark Angel."

jds1982
December 11th, 2009, 10:44 AM
Honestly, while I find the idea of terraforming awesome, I'm not sure how compelling it would be to watch. I understand it could just be the backdrop, but then I'd be curious as to what they would use to create drama and tension, and interesting stories. I mean you can only watch someone clean the air recyclers or plant a tree for so long before you get bored.

Giantevilhead
December 11th, 2009, 01:25 PM
If they make it "realistic," then terraforming would be done with bacteria and they can do it in a matter of months.

Aussie_86
December 13th, 2009, 12:40 AM
I hope that this is happening. I think that it could be a very good show. Kim Stanley Robinson has made a trilogy of hard sci-fi books about terraforming Mars, and it is really quite enthralling. After a while, the books stop being about actually terraforming the planet, but more about the various factions of people all with differing goals regarding terraforming (some believe that terraforming the planet is destroying its uniqueness; others want to terraform so its just habitable by humans; others want to turn it into another Earth).
All of these factions collide and clash with each other, and use the terraforming technology against other humans (i.e. breaching a major aquifer and flooding a rather large valley with multiple domed towns in it).

The potential for this show about terraforming a planet is monsterous.

CaldwellForce
December 13th, 2009, 08:18 AM
Kim Stanley Robinson has made a trilogy of hard sci-fi books about terraforming Mars, and it is really quite enthralling. After a while, the books stop being about actually terraforming the planet, but more about the various factions of people all with differing goals regarding terraforming (some believe that terraforming the planet is destroying its uniqueness; others want to terraform so its just habitable by humans; others want to turn it into another Earth).


Those books jumped the shark, I end up throwing them away. I got through the first and started on the second but I could not stand his adverts for Earth religions. The Christian, Buddist and Islamic spiritual garbage. Going into space should be about exploration, the science, the building and the right stuff. It should not be about taking your bible or koran to a shop on Mars. Some guy trying to find Mecca with a dishtowel on their head from the planet Mars makes about as much sense as SpongeBob Squarepants figuring out the theory of unified electrogravity on the Sun. There is a reason the Arab nations have never become space faring civilizations.