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Creative Differences!! LOST Vet Fury Exits Fox Dinosaur Adventure TERRA NOVA!! THRESHOLD Mastermind Braga Now Sole Showrunner!!

I am – Hercules!! Writer-producer David Fury (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” “Lost,” “24”) is no longer a showrunner on Fox’s “Terra Nova,” reportedly due to creative differences. This leaves Fury’s longtime “24” collaborator, Brannon Braga (co-creator of “Star Trek: Enterprise,” “Threshold” and “FlashForward”), the new sci-fi series' sole showrunner. “Terra,” which will air its first episode in May before it joins Fox’s schedule the following autumn, deals with humans who escape from Earth’s ecologically ravaged future into the dinosaur era via a freak wormhole. Find all of The Hollywood Reporter story on the matter here.
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  • Sept. 13, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Braga in charge?

    by drewcaster

    It keeps getting worse.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST

    To quote Morbo, "DOOOOOOOOOOOMED!!!"

    by SpyGuy

    I give it four episodes. Maybe six, tops.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST

    And with that, I have ZERO interest in this

    by ShabbyBlue

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    When will they learn?

    by critter42c

    That Braga can't run shit down his pants even if he has diarrhea?

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Braga alone will ruin this

    by optimus122

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Oh look, Braga sucks again

    by BeatsMe

    why does anyone hire this guy?

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Looks like shit anyway.

    by fiester

    Who cares.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Fury would like that "Lost" mention removed

    by TheApostle

    Oh, and fuck Lindelof and Cuse.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    its starting to sound like Fury's a drama queen...

    by Bullet_time_Facehugger

    Didn't he quit Lost under similar circumstances? Then he proceeded to bad mouth Abrams and Lindeof, saying they were making it up as they went along? (only half-true)

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Creative differences?

    by superlaser

    So Fury wanted to make a show that didn't suck, and Fox disagreed?

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    "Creative Differences" with Braga means

    by chromedome

    that Fury was, even if only in a small way, actually attempting to BE creative. Even a molecule of actual creativity equals infinite difference when compared with Braga. The whole divide by zero concept at work....

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Does Braga have pictures of somebody?

    by Badger23

    How does he keep getting work?

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Seriously, Braga must have pictures or video

    by chromedome

    of some network execs doing something horrible beyond description.... How else could he keep getting work, keep running shows into the ground?

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Ah, Badger, a kindred spirit, I see!

    by chromedome

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Don't speak for Fury

    by bah

    He never had anything bad to say about Lost. He only said that it wasn't as planned as they were claiming.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:38 p.m. CST


    by Ribbons

    I think going behind the back of the writing staff to say they're liars constitutes "having something bad to say." But by all means, continue to blow the guy.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 10:54 p.m. CST




  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Wow, Ribbons.

    by bah

    I hate to be the one to tell you you can admire a guy without blowing him. You've been doing it wrong. Anyway, he may burn cuse and Lindelof in effigy every night. That doesn't mean he wants no association with the show that has brought him half of his Emmys and 2/3 of his nominations.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Why does the shittier guy always get to stay on?

    by SilentP

    Why couldn't Braga leave because of creative differences? Is it just that morons are always more stubborn? <br> Goddammit. Well anyway, there goes my interest in the show.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:35 p.m. CST

    so cancelled in 6 episodes?

    by Saen

    or less?

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:37 p.m. CST


    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Was thinking the same thing, how does this guy keep getting work. <p> Surely there is real talent out there waiting to be given a chance. <p> Are parents still teaching their kids that its about how hard you work, how committeed you are and even how smart you are. Lets be honest its about who you know and how much influence you have over them.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Will Chaka be in this?

    by Amfpsych

    On a routine expedition...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Or at least a sleestack

    by Amfpsych

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:50 p.m. CST


    by Amfpsych

    Because the non shitty guy has integrity

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Braga is poison

    by lock67ca

    Never forget that clusterfuck to the fans Enterprise finale, after the show just started getting good. I will never support anything with this bastard as the showrunner.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:28 a.m. CST



    ...all the way to the abyss and then I'll throw him in.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Why would anyone support Braga over Fury?

    by MrD

    Hell, why does anyone hire Braga at all?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:52 a.m. CST

    the script for this ate cock

    by charlesbronsonLIVES

    seriously terrible. nothing about it was intriguing and the fact that it was hyped before the draft was even completed is fucking absurd. Hopefully Fury is exiting because this project is doing serious changes. Sadly, i assume he left because he realized this bag of dicks is doomed to go down in very expensive flames.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Maybe Fury kept wanting flash forward/backs/purgatory

    by Flip63Hole

    and other storytelling gimmicks that would end up doing more harm than good to the overall story... Though, I can see how cool it would be to spend a season of this new show focusing on dinosaurs in the afterlife. You know, just to have a big "fuck you" twist for the big finale.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:07 a.m. CST

    it will be better now that any person who was attached

    by GQtaste

    to lost. Rest assured by that.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:12 a.m. CST

    don't put those words

    by paulloch

    creative and braga in the same paragraph much less the same website. Creative and Braga have never met.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:18 a.m. CST

    Lost Sucked BIG TIME

    by Akira Cowabunga

    So Fury won't be missed. But Braga sucks too, so this stupid show will suck. Spielberg is just like his pal George Lucas these days. He only turns out shit.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Fury was barely with LOST so however

    by Dingbatty

    you perceive that show to be had very little to do with him. By that same token you'd be saying Dini sucks, which is ludicrous. Fury wrote some brilliant stuff for Whedon's series, so you have no knowledge of TV writers.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Hey, LOST haters ...

    by Epsilon

    Maybe it's time to move on. No ending would have been as bad as it's been listening to you little bitches whine about it afters. And, for the record, that ending was fine, and the show is still good. Besides, like Dingbatty said, Fury didn't have that much to do with LOST. Here's all you kids need to know: Now that Fury has left the project, there's no reason to even bother tuning in. I was always skeptical that he alone could prevent this show from sucking, and I was right. Better to know now so I don't bother watching it.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 2:11 a.m. CST


    by Epsilon

    You have to keep in mind, most television networks are run by complete idiots. Why did NBC continue to promote Jeff Zucker as he ran that company into the ground? There are no good answers, no logic, it's just stupid people making stupid decisions.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 2:33 a.m. CST


    by lock67ca

    I think AMC has fewer idiots at the top than most networks (even if they are cable). The idiots at The Big Four could learn a few things form them, but they're probably too stupid to figure that out.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 2:49 a.m. CST


    by Ribbons

    Sorry about that. I thought you were winding yourself up for an "If anything he's a hero because Lost sucks and rarr darr rarr" rant and got a little defensive.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:40 a.m. CST

    Their original shows may be fine,

    by Dingbatty

    but I do miss the classy, commercial-free AMC that showed Golden Age movies.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:56 a.m. CST

    Well, that's that.

    by cerebulon

    Show's over ladies and gents.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 4:20 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    The ending of Lost was terrible. Terrible.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 4:36 a.m. CST

    LOST's best season

    by Jayemel

    Was it's first when it had all its good writers like Fury, Goddard, and Grillo-Marxuach...coincidence? Fury wrote the amazing Walkabout.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 6:57 a.m. CST

    Cool, Ribbons

    by bah

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 6:59 a.m. CST


    by bah

    Thanks, Ribbons. Actually, my thoughts were along the lines of Bullet_time_Facehugger's. Drama seems to follow the guy. But he's a damn fine writer.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:22 a.m. CST


    by JAMF

    and how many episodes have you rewatched since the show finished? it has zero replayability now they fucked it up. shit, it was that way for years but the last season was the final nail in the coffin. what a waste of time for everyone involved, especially us, we didnt even get paid.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Guaranteed FAIL now.

    by ATARI

    Why even bother, just abort the sucker right now and save a lot headaches down the road.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:47 a.m. CST

    I thought Braga was...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...escorted off the Paramount lot by security and all his office shit dumped on the sidewalk outside the gate when Enterprise went belly up? How does this ass clown continue to get work?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:01 a.m. CST

    LOST's best season?

    by newc0253

    Fury was only with season 1 but Goddard didn't join until something like season 2 and staid until season 4. Brian K Vaughan started season 3 and staid until season 5. So so much for your theory.<p> As for Fury, his work on LOST was the last time he did anything decent. He worked on seasons 7-8 of 24 but he also worked on season 6 so it's fair to say his work since LOST has ranged from mediocre to craptacular.<p>

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:07 a.m. CST


    by quicksilver80

    Don't mind the haters, they're still sore because LOST raped their childhood

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:43 a.m. CST


    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    Get Fury the fuck out! Get him to work on a LOST SIDE-QUEL...astarring Hugo Reyes, Ben Linus and Walt. We can leave all the other characters out(just to not cheapen the memory), and focus on those 3 and THERE new adventure.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:45 a.m. CST


    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    Brannon Bragga IS the smoke monster.this is all.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Yeah, fuck Fury.

    by HoboCode

    What the fuck are these creaive differences he keeps encountering? Is he hoping Jack Bauer travels back in time to fight these dinosaurs? Get over it.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    My dick is more interesting than this

    by DioxholsterReturns

    and my dick is boring

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Shit is not going to last more than a season

    by turketron_2

    We all know what Braga does. Show is doomed.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:22 a.m. CST


    by blackwood


  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Why is the guy with who worked on a string of hits...

    by photoboy

    ... the one leaving, and the hack who helped destroy the Star Trek franchise the one staying? Seems like this will be one not worth watching.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    figured it out.

    by HoboCode

    creative differences = NOT ENOUGH MONEY. I'm sure Fury probably thinks he's worth more than he actually is.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Once this fails.....and it will

    by SmokingRobot

    Will we have then seen the last of Braga? One can only hope.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Why don't they scrap this shit and bring Firefly back?

    by kells

    Just saying.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST


    by superlaser

    In Fury's defense, you'd have to pay me a hell of a lot of money to deal with Braga that much, too.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Fury doesn't want to do "Primevel-the US Series"

    by MGTHEDJ

    Mark my words, Braga wanted to start cribbibng the scripts from the ITV/BBC America series, specifically the Helen Cutter storyline: a woman from the 21st Century who, because of a wormhole, is living with Dinosaurs.<p>Then the finale will reveal it was an Alien spacecraft crashing into the earth that caused the extintion of the Dinosaurs, which is what happened in a Doctor Who episode in the early 1980's.-----later-----m

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Walkabout was the last time Lost was good

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    Six years later the pay off to Walkabout was: John Locke gets choked like a bitch, the end, fuck you.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Fury AND Braga drove 24 down! Period!

    by wtriker1701

    It was some goofy, stupid, cliche-driven Dumb-Ass-Action for the last 3 seasons! And THEY were the showrunners! <p> The whole idea of TERRA NOVA doesn't seem like a long-term ride in TV History. The creatives run out of gas within the first season (if there'll be a whole one...). <p> I'd give it 13 epsiodes max.... but then again, FlashForward got 23 or so episodes... let me think again... <p> We want Supernatural!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST


    by Paladish

    No your facts -- Fury and Braga were not the showrunners on 24. Fury came on the last four seasons (including the Emmy-winning 5th season). Braga was only on the last two years. Rather than condemning them for the whole seasons, they should be judged on their individual eps (none of which they wrote together). Personally I thought Braga's (written with Manny Coto) weren't too bad.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    He should really retire.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Fury likes burning bridges I guess

    by FrodoFraggins

    Sounds like he just wants to be a lone showrunner and nobody will let him. Sounds like he can't compromise and probably doesn't work well with suits. That's too bad as he's a talented writer.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    I would have liked to be a fly on the wall

    by rabidfnark

    during whatever "creative differences" caused Fury to walk away (but I wish that pretty much whenever someone leaves anything due to shit like that (I guess because whether it's actually a difference of opinion or someone being a jackass, it's still an interesting story)). Anyway, that's a shame, I suppose, but I wasn't going to knock elderly women and small children over to get to the TV for this in the first place. It's on my Check It Out list but not at #1.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    This Is Really Going To Tank Now!!!

    by Media Messiah

    Braga is finally going to be exposed as the phony that he is to the entire industry!!! I suspect that the last straw for David Fury was when Braga insisted on copying Avatar so much so, that he demanded that the villain from Avatar be cast in the show? Fury must have said to hell with that and bailed-out of shear embarrassment of the willful similarities!!!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    David Fury insisted he add a lot of useless flashbacks

    by RPLocke

    to the show.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:59 p.m. CST


    by Epsilon

    Considering where the show had gone heading into the finale, what ending could have possibly satisfied people? That it was an alternate reality where everyone gets a free do-over? People are going to scream "cheap." I mean, how would you have ended it?

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 12:08 a.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    I liked the ending, but I would have LOVED to have scene an ending where you cut to the future and have a scene on the island where we find out everyone has returned. Some even live there and some can return and come back to the island. It would have been great. Perfect closure. Life goes on.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 12:38 a.m. CST


    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    I just watched Steven Kings' "Dreamcatchers" for the first and only time. Holy Fuckaroonie, did that suck. Was it SUPPOSED to be that bad, that incoherent, jerk-the-rug-out-from-under-you awful? <P>I know, I know - I'm off topic. But that's sure as hell never stopped anybody around here before.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Earth 2: 2

    by miss_marples


  • Sept. 15, 2010, 1:08 a.m. CST


    by lock67ca

    Believe it or not, it wasn't intentional. They actually took this thing seriously when making it, but you just kill yourself laughing at how God-awful it is. Considering the talent involved in Dreamcatchers, it's mind boggling that it turned out so bad. Then again, the source wasn't that great either. It's one of King's worst books. Now feel free to get back on topic.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 3:38 a.m. CST

    God help us all

    by _V_

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 4:20 a.m. CST

    Cancel it faster!

    by dude_gimme_tabs

    The only way this could get cancelled any quicker is if Joss Whedon was involved.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST


    by Jayemel

    Goddard wote Outlaws in S1, so nice try. <p> And yes, Vaughn was the lone bright spot in S3-S5, but the only truly spectacular thing he had a hand in was Sawyer's "I think. You react." speech to Jack.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Braga didn't suck on 24.

    by Jayemel

    Because he worked with Coto, who is awesome. Awesome + Awful = Average.

  • Sept. 16, 2010, 12:36 a.m. CST

    One down, one to go.

    by AnnoyYou

    Fury has an ego the size of Griffith Park, as does Braga, so I'm not surprised this happened at all. Fury was one of the minions at Mutant Enemy who turned Buffy the Vampire Slayer into an unholy mess, so he shouldn't let the screen door hit him on the way out. Now all we need is for that pisher Braga to screech about his greatness at Spielberg and get HIS ass canned off this show - then it might actually have a chance at being a decent series. Fingers crossed.