ABC To Air Astronaut
Drama DEFYING GRAVITY!!
I am – Hercules!!
ABC will air “Defying Gravity,” a 13-episode international co-production about spacebound astronauts.
The series was created by James Parriott, who also created “Misfits of Science” and “Forever Knight” but has more recently been toiling in such estrogen-soaked ABC hourlongs as “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Ugly Betty.”
The series stars Ron Livingston (“Office Space”), Laura Harris (“Dead Like Me”), Christina Cox (“The Chronicles of Riddick,” “Blood Ties”), Malik Yoba (“New York Undercover”) and Florentine Lahme (ABC’s terrible astronaut miniseries “Impact”).
The Hollywood Reporter describes:
… is set in the near future and revolves around eight astronauts from five countries who undertake a mysterious six-year mission through the solar system.
The series will also air on Britain’s BBC, Canada's CTV, and Germany's ProSieben.
Find the Reporter’s story on the matter here.
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July 1, 2009, 1:11 a.m. CST
misfits o science.
July 1, 2009, 1:36 a.m. CST
July 1, 2009, 2:04 a.m. CST
really? from the one line synopsis?<p>god, nothing is more reliable than the vague negativity of the AICN talkbacker...<p>and also, their creati...er...retarded names.
July 1, 2009, 2:38 a.m. CST
Sounds a bit like the Virtuality synopsis.
July 1, 2009, 4:55 a.m. CST
by The McPoyle Clan
Really, ABC? I hate myself for having seen bits of that POS. Even James Cromwell in a flying Cadillac, which should have been unintentionally funny, wasn't.
July 1, 2009, 9:06 a.m. CST
These are the voyages of 8 astronauts from 5 countries. Their 6 year mission is a secret; there is something they need to do but we can't tell you what it is; to go somewhere and do something that may or may not have been done before (you'll just have to watch to find out).
July 1, 2009, 9:09 a.m. CST
God, just the TITLE is a turn-off, inane and pointless. Not a good sign...plus, don't we already have the God-awful snore-fest "Virtuality" or whatever?
July 1, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST
Make it stop.
July 1, 2009, 11:09 a.m. CST
...but then again I love the near-future type shows like 'Star Cops', 'Space Island One', 'Planates', etc., so I don't exactly have the best taste in shows.
July 1, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST
It'll be 8 carefully chosen astronauts, the cream of the crop. Yet I predict one will be claustrophobic, one will freak out from the isolation, etc, etc. Basically, these professional astronauts will be shown to less reliable under pressure than any Lost character, who are supposedly random average people. That seems to be the only way space shows get written. And I'm betting it'll be small in scale. Will there be moon and mars bases? Exploration missions out to Jupiter and Saturn? Asteroid bases to visit and explore? No, I'm sure it'll just be one ship instead of building a working universe to storytell in. I would love to see a fully fleshed out space-faring culture that is colonizing the solar system used as a backdrop.
July 1, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST
I don't remember the name of the show but it was on last week. Had a Holo deck like environment and the trip was financed as a reality show which was the weakest part of the show.
July 1, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST
July 1, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST
July 1, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST
July 1, 2009, 5:24 p.m. CST
July 1, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST
sorry <p> Just <b>goofing</b> around
July 1, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST
July 1, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST
one <strong>of these</strong> will work
July 1, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST
July 1, 2009, 6:44 p.m. CST
<b>Why won't this work?
July 2, 2009, 3:05 a.m. CST
Then I'm there!
July 2, 2009, 6:45 a.m. CST
I'm sure there will be some sort of stupid love triangle worked into the storyline.
July 2, 2009, 7:06 a.m. CST
this show is going to be a blockbuster! I'm being sarcastic!!!
July 2, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST
got the biggest cock in H'wood
July 2, 2009, 9:17 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
"It's German. It means 'she whose bosoms defy gravity'."
July 3, 2009, 5 a.m. CST
Hugely underrated actor. I'll tune into this for him alone.
July 3, 2009, 8:49 a.m. CST
by Holy Hell
has huge potential. Huge. Most premise-potential ever. Now it's all about execution. They should get David Simon and Aaron Sorkin and Dave Eggers in a room to write it just to see what happens - it could be genius. And just call it "Gravity".
July 4, 2009, 11:51 a.m. CST
..raping your childhoods in...ok, I can't be bothered to look up when it's coming out.
July 5, 2009, 9:22 p.m. CST
...LOTS OF HARD COCK.
July 6, 2009, 2:09 a.m. CST
by the podosphere
is the obvious reason for sending out a secret UN-style space mission. <p> They may be able to pull this off, but the genre largely appeals to men and Gray's Anatomy largely appeals to women. IOW, nobody wants to see Spock speechify endlessly about his feelings, we want to see him kick Kirk's ass big-time before he gets control of himself. <p> Their real problem is going to be how to replace cast members who act up when the story has them so far from anywhere more humans could board. <p> I'm not saying it won't work; I'm just wondering how carefully they're considering their audience. This could kill in England (where they eat up all the cheese Dr. Who can possibly mold), but IMHO, if it ain't an action show they won't pull in the males.
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