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The last time we reported on Syfy’s adaptation of John Christopher’s “The Lotus Caves” book, we thought Syfy was looking at a movie, or mini-series. Turns out, they’re looking at turning it into an ongoing series, and have made the first move by ordering a pilot from producers Bryan Fuller and Robert Halmi Sr. Jim Danger Gray, who worked with Fuller on the critically acclaimed but one-year wonder “Pushing Daisies”, will write the 90-minute pilot, which is expected to begin production in Vancouver this fall. Wow. That’s fast. Have they even cast this thing yet? “High Moon” is set in the future and on the moon, where colonies have been established and now mine the rock for resources. The Christopher books follow two young boys who live in one of the colonies, who inadvertently stumble across an alien life form in the caves of the moon.
With all the wrasslin’ and silly reality TV shows on their airwaves lately (and what looks like even more coming), it’s sometimes hard to believe the Syfy Channel used to be the SciFi Channel, and that they still have some decent sci-fi shows on their stable. There’s the goofy as hell “Warehouse 13″, the entertaining “Haven”, and the soon-to-be-gone “Eureka”. And oh yeah, “Alphas” is pretty damn awesome, too. But for 2012 and beyond, Syfy seems to be making a concerted effort to get back into the sci-fi TV business with a new slate of intriguing sounding shows among the slew of new Reality TV shows they’ll be introducing. Basically, for every slightly sci-fi-sounding show, we get at least two Reality TV shows. Sigh. Anyways, here are some titles we’re excited about that may or may not eventually make it to air. Remember, just because a network “develops” a show, commissions scripts, and even shoots a pilot for, it doesn’t… Continue Reading »
Everybody wants “Pushing Daisies” creator Bryan Fuller to write for their show, it seems, but the guy hasn’t had much look in launching his own shows. “Daisies” was well-received by critics, and those who actually bothered to watch it really liked it, but unfortunately, not enough people watched it and it got canceled. Fuller is now back in the sci-fi game, and has signed up to adapt John Christopher’s novel “The Lotus Caves” for the SyFy Channel. Yes, this will be a TV movie, and it is the SyFy Channel, so I’m expecting something between great and really cheesy. Great, because Fuller is involved, and cheesy because, well, it is the SyFy Channel, after all, and these guys love cheese in their sci-fi movies. “The Lotus Caves” revolves around rebellious lunar colonists who dare to take a peek beyond their borders, only to discover intelligent aliens living in the titular caves.