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« on: January 20, 2010, 01:07:28 AM »

normally I'd have little faith in something like this, but look who's attached.

then again this might just be another chance for FOX to stomp on our groins...
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2010, 01:30:54 AM »

The name Russel Davies doesn't inspire any hope in me.  If it were Moffat, perhaps.   icon_wink
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2010, 04:04:15 AM »

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Russell also reinvented "Doctor Who" in 2003 and was writer-creator of the series "Queer as Folk."

Aliens and hot chicks swapping spit?

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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2010, 06:00:47 AM »

I'm just wondering why? It's only mildly successful, and even then uses Dr Who as a crutch, so I wouldn't see this surviving without some kind of Dr Who connection in this version.
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2010, 01:11:02 PM »

Quote from: Rumpy on January 20, 2010, 06:00:47 AM

I'm just wondering why? It's only mildly successful, and even then uses Dr Who as a crutch, so I wouldn't see this surviving without some kind of Dr Who connection in this version.

Ah, but they are also talking about an American (shudder) Doctor Who.
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2010, 01:40:27 PM »

Quote from: Rumpy on January 20, 2010, 06:00:47 AM

I'm just wondering why? It's only mildly successful, and even then uses Dr Who as a crutch, so I wouldn't see this surviving without some kind of Dr Who connection in this version.

The article states that Torchwood broke BBC records. Leave it to Fox to rip it out of its context and present it half-heartedly. (Tick, I'm looking at you).
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2010, 03:42:48 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 20, 2010, 01:11:02 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on January 20, 2010, 06:00:47 AM

I'm just wondering why? It's only mildly successful, and even then uses Dr Who as a crutch, so I wouldn't see this surviving without some kind of Dr Who connection in this version.

Ah, but they are also talking about an American (shudder) Doctor Who.

If it were any network other than Fox, I would be excited. Because it's fox, I am completely underwhelmed. They will either:

1. Stick it on friday night, and cancel it after two episodes.
2. Change the fundamental characteristics of what makes the show great
3. Air the episodes out of order.

Most likely, all of the above.

Also, consider how bad the american version of Kitchen Nightmares is (compared to the british version).
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2010, 04:08:37 PM »

For the American version, just make Captain Jack a relatively attractive woman and it will do fine.  US audiences will go for a sci-fi hawttie that automagically seduces everyone, regardless of their own sexuality.   It won't matter how horrible the show is otherwise.
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2010, 04:15:08 PM »

Why the need for an American version? Is it that hard to watch the BBC one?

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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2010, 04:49:13 PM »

Supposedly, Jack may well be in the American one (same actor and everything).
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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2010, 04:50:05 PM »

Poor writing, bad time slot and cancellation.  Of course I will watch it.  I have little faith but I will see every episode.

(doh...what Dragonfrye said smile  )
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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2010, 05:05:50 PM »

I like the actor who plays Jack, but only in small doses.  He's a stage actor through and through and it shows in his television performances...when he acts, he acts BIG so that folks in the back row can understand what he's doing. 
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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2010, 05:16:10 PM »

I can hear the Fox executives...

Check this out, we get crazy ironic, turn the show upside down.  Captain Jack?  Make him Brittish.  The rest of the cast is American.  Right?  Are you with me?  It's ironic.   
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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2010, 05:40:38 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on January 20, 2010, 05:05:50 PM

I like the actor who plays Jack, but only in small doses.  He's a stage actor through and through and it shows in his television performances...when he acts, he acts BIG so that folks in the back row can understand what he's doing. 

I agree with this.  He was amazing on Doctor Who, but as a lead, he can be a little too much.
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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2010, 05:55:00 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on January 20, 2010, 05:05:50 PM

I like the actor who plays Jack, but only in small doses.  He's a stage actor through and through and it shows in his television performances...when he acts, he acts BIG so that folks in the back row can understand what he's doing. 

So you don't appreciate him pandering to you then? slywink
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« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2010, 07:23:58 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 20, 2010, 04:49:13 PM

Supposedly, Jack may well be in the American one (same actor and everything).

Yeah but Fox will probably de-gay him (as well as stick him on Friday night at 9) mad
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« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2010, 07:38:31 PM »

Unless they turn Capt. Jack into a woman then he will be a straight hetero male. 
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« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2010, 08:32:06 PM »

Quote from: rittchard on January 20, 2010, 07:23:58 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 20, 2010, 04:49:13 PM

Supposedly, Jack may well be in the American one (same actor and everything).

Yeah but Fox will probably de-gay him (as well as stick him on Friday night at 9) mad

Oh, no question.
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« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2010, 08:35:51 PM »

Quote from: Purge on January 20, 2010, 05:55:00 PM

Quote from: hepcat on January 20, 2010, 05:05:50 PM

I like the actor who plays Jack, but only in small doses.  He's a stage actor through and through and it shows in his television performances...when he acts, he acts BIG so that folks in the back row can understand what he's doing. 

So you don't appreciate him pandering to you then? slywink

I usually don't sit 125 feet from my television when watching a show.   icon_wink
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« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2010, 11:46:35 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 20, 2010, 01:11:02 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on January 20, 2010, 06:00:47 AM

I'm just wondering why? It's only mildly successful, and even then uses Dr Who as a crutch, so I wouldn't see this surviving without some kind of Dr Who connection in this version.

Ah, but they are also talking about an American (shudder) Doctor Who.

Yeah, and we all know how well the last attempt at it turned out.
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