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Christopher Webster [Cathode Ray Mission 07.01.09] Tuvalu news scifi

Variety is reporting that writer/producer, Tim Minear (Firefly, Angel, Dollhouse), is writing a reboot of Rockne O'Bannon's Alien Nation for the SCIFI network.

"The new series is designed to take place in the 2020s, about 20 years after the first ship crashes on Earth, and will take place in the Pacific Northwest. The aliens will have multiplied to a population of about 3.5 million and would live in their own communities, analogous to the North African ghettos in France."

Says producer Chris Carlisle about the projetc; "It's absolute perfect timing for this type of show. They're looking for more grounded sci-fi and close-ended episodes, and at the heart of Alien Nation, it's a cop movie. It's grounded. And it has a tremendous amount of dramatic possibilities and humor."

Between this, ABC's V redux and the Peter Jackson produced District 9, we're certainly doing alright in the alien assimilation department.

What do you guys think? Will Alien Nation be SCIFI's next BSG sized hit?

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Sunolet (11 years ago) Reply

screw the new name sounds like a stupid gimick


Anonymous (11 years ago) Reply

I'm guessing that they are filming it in Vancouver, BC. Shows set in the "Pacific Northwest" are never filmed here, they just use our license plates.
Not that excited about this project. I'm not a big fan of the original.


Anonymous (11 years ago) Reply

I've never been a fan of sci fi remakes

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