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TV NEWS FOR JULY 17TH: SCIENCE FICTION, GAME OF THORNES, AND WALKING DEAD AT COMIC CON

by Dawn, July 17, 2010

TV’s Non-Space Science Fiction

Via A Books Blog

Last week’s discussion of “In Space On TV” was awesome, so I had to do something similar this week. (And for those curious, the top three space shows were: Firefly, Farscape, and Star Trek: The Next Generation.) Opening up science fiction to those settings not based in space was logical–and fun. I wasn’t quite prepared for the sheer number of shows I’d have to include and the troubles of defining what exactly “science fiction” means.

Honestly, I had to make some arbitrary calls on what is and is not “science fiction.”  The line between SF and fantasy gets pretty blurry.  For the purposes of this post, I included stereotypical SF plot devices like time travel and whatnot, but disqualified titles more fantasy and horror-based (er, to my eyes): Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules, Tales From the Crypt, Smallville, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Heroes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer…all these will have to be saved for a future post where they can duke it out on their own.

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HBO – Game of Thornes

Source Not A Blog

GAME OF THRONES

HBO Entertainment
Season one will total 10 episodes
Production is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and is will begin principal photography on July 26, 2010.

“Game of Thrones” has received funding from Northern Ireland Screen and will shoot in the Paint Hall studio, Belfast, as well as various locations in Northern Ireland. A second location for production will be Malta with assistance from the Malta Film Commission.

LOG LINE:

“Game of Thrones” is a new original HBO series based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling novels. In a world where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime, the Westeros crown comes with a price. Betrayal, lust, intrigue and supernatural forces shake the four corners of the Kingdom, from the scheming south and the savage eastern lands, to the frozen north and the ancient Wall that protects the realm from the darkness beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and noble men vie for power in the bloody struggle for the Iron Throne.

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The Walking Dead At Comic Con

From USA WEEKEND

Of all the TV shows coming to Comic-Con next week, the one people are most interested in is AMC’s The Walking Dead, premiering in October. And it’s not just because it’s based on Robert Kirkman’s long-running Image Comics book, although that might help. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Mist) is bringing the zombie-filled survival drama to the small screen (he directed the pilot episode, too), with Kirkman on board as an executive producer and Love Actually star Andrew Lincoln playing Rick Grimes, the small-town Kentucky cop who ventures to Atlanta to find his wife and son in a post-apocalyptic America full of the undead.

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Hmmm I’m not sure what my favorite science fiction show is. Do you have a favorite? And if I had HBO I might check out Game of Thornes. Are you going to watch it? And if your going to Comic Con, who are you eager to see?

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