SYFY with several intriguing sci-fi projects during today's upfronts

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  1. smashmode House Stark

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    http://io9.com/syfy-is-making-an-effort-to-return-to-space-includi-472189506

    Including a Ringworld:

    Another project, Infinity looks like it would be in my wheel house.:
    Any other projects interest you guys?
     
  2. Wyrminarrd Registered

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    Many of these shows sound like they could be good. All I´ll say is that they better pick one of the space based shows cause I´ll be very annoyed if they only go forward with the Earth based ones.
     
  3. THUNDERSTRIKE NOTORIOUS, INGLORIOUS, VICTORIOUS

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    Infinity sounds good, but isn't Earth kinda ****ed when the only interstellar ship Earth has as a defense is lost after going thru a wormhole, leaving the Earth to face the armada on it's own?...
     
  4. Thundercrack85 Registered

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    I'm sure that's what the plot twist would be.
     
  5. Soapy Registered

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    This is good news. I'm glad that Syfy is getting back into the science fiction business.

    Sojourn sounds like the most interesting to me.
     
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    Infinity would be my pick based on these descriptions. Clandestine also sounds good but in truth I´d be happy to give any of the off Earth based show a chance. There's been a horrible shortage of space based shows over the past few years :(
     
  7. Sawyer High King

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    I'm hoping the stuff they had in development last year is still in play... I want a Booster Gold series, dammit. Eyes of the Dragon, too. :o:up:
     
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    Childhood's End: Another miniseries based on a classic book, this one by Arthur C. Clarke. (And Syfy still has the miniseries based on Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle in development too.) This is the novel which Upstream Color director Shane Carruth told us he loved for its clever take on an alien invasion: "even the victims don’t know that they’re victims. It’s a closed loop of a story, to have a race show up and provide everything, and that's the way that they conquer, in a way that nobody would ever recognize or resist." All we know about this miniseries is it's being executive produced by Michael DeLuca (The Social Network). (Also via EW.)

    Granted it's based on a 50's book, but it sounds a lot like V.
     
  9. bored One Sexy Lemur

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    I feel the need to comment on that, but it'd give away the twist, so I'll wrap it up:
    The aliens aren't evil. I'm sure they'll screw it up and take all the optimism and wonder out for TV, but the damn aliens are altruistic.
     
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    That also reminds me of the SG-1 stuff they did. With aliens willing to help any race they meet. But in the long run. That race dies off
     
  11. Thundercrack85 Registered

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    Purely altruistic aliens are pretty damn rare in fiction.

    Probably cause it doesn't create for much tension, which you need for a story.

    Aliens that come to Earth almost always have a secret motive.
     
  12. THUNDERSTRIKE NOTORIOUS, INGLORIOUS, VICTORIOUS

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    I was just curious as to whether the storyline would be from the perspective of the lost ship trying to get back home ala Star Trek Enterprise or whether the POV would be from an attacked and/or invaded Earth waiting for the return of the ship or both...
     
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    I would assume the ship. Though both could work too.
     

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