Saturday, May 12, 2012

Science fiction series to be an "hour-long UFO project"

Not a fan of zombies?

You're not alone.  I find the whole meme to be tedious, trite, and redundant by now.  I'm certain The Walking Dead has its merits but I'm just not interested.  Not my cup of tea.  But now, AMC, the network that airs the aforementioned series, is greenlighting a new science fiction series that has been termed "an hour-long UFO project" by its producers.

What is known about the show is that it's called Thunderstruck and it will entail the appearance of "powerful and enigmatic entities all over the world."  The series is thought to begin in the town of Great Falls, Montana (been there actually).  One of these beings arrives there and the residents must contend with the aftershocks and ramifications of the well as further visitations.

I know what you're probably thinking.  Science fiction doesn't have the greatest track record on TV right now.  There have been a set of disasters such as NBC's atrocious The Event, ABC's V (pale in comparison to its source...which even that was cheesy as all hell), and Falling Skies of which I am personally not a fan.  It's like The Walking Dead with aliens.  So I am trying to be hopeful about this new series.  I am especially interested to see just how closely the writers tie it in with the UFO phenomena as they allege that they will.  They have at least chosen Great Falls as a setting, the location of The Mariana Footage, still among the best pieces of UFO film to be recorded.  You can read more about it in my article on Baseball Meets The Weird.

Too soon to say how this will turn out.  The link above from io9 is the most information on Thunderstruck that I've been able to find.  I mean, I don't even know if AC/DC is going to do the soundtrack.  The pic I posted above is even just an artwork I came across online.   So I must prorogue any more news to sources who have a greater feel on the pulse of Hollywood than I do. 

Let's just hope the entities are not alien zombies.

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1 comment:

  1. On Google+, Ahab Pope said: "What if the aliens occupied dead bodies, but created sentient, lucid beings that can walk and talk? Does that count?"

    That's a very innovative take, Ahab.
    Therefore, Hollywood would never go for it. :)


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