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Old 13-05-2010, 08:27
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Taken from this very same site ... here.

The BBC has commissioned a new eight-part sci-fi series from Ashes To Ashes producer Kudos.

Outcasts follows a diverse group of people who are living in a small town on a fictional planet that has been colonised by humans. These pioneers are helping build a new community far away from their loved ones and are optimistic about their future, but the planet holds many mysteries which threaten to destroy the fragile peace.

The cast includes Hermione Norris (Spooks), Danny Mays (Ashes To Ashes), Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty), Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica) and Ashley Walters (Small Island).

The series is currently being filmed in South Africa for transmission in the Autumn on BBC One.
Pretty sure this was mentioned a year or so ago and I assumed it had just died a death of a 1000 budget custs. Pretty damn good cast to boot and a good production company behind it so looking forward to this one.
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Old 13-05-2010, 12:03
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DigitalSpy are being slow tih the news again -

I posted this link with news of the project being alive nearly a month ago:
http://www.deadline.com/2010/04/ugly...-a-bbc-series/

and the thread its in is here:
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/s...asts+kudos+bbc

Good to hear its on track and with an autumn date in mind. No doubt it will be the Survivors replacement this autumn / winter.
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Old 13-05-2010, 12:16
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I never saw it but from what I do recall doesn’t this sound like Earth 2?
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Old 13-05-2010, 12:17
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Waters of Mars springs to mind but I'm sure that wasn't the first show to use the whole adventurers isolated on an alien world story, I'm sure it'l be good.
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Old 13-05-2010, 12:17
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I never saw it but from what I do recall doesn’t this sound like Earth 2?
Ive always thought its similar to Earth2, at least from its description.
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Old 13-05-2010, 12:26
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From the previous descriptions it's always sounded like Earth2, but they've since said that it'll focus more on the characters and their interractions rather than exploration. The title comes from the premise that the story follows one of the last groups of people to move from Earth to the new planet, being somewhat outcasts when they get there.

First time I've heard about or seen a castlist, looks good.
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Old 13-05-2010, 14:55
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This sounds pretty good but they're crazy to set it in 2040, it should be at least 200 years from now if they want to make us believe we really could have a colony like that!
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Old 13-05-2010, 17:24
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Why can't they just remake Star Cops?!! I'm already sensing some corny plots!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Cops
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Old 13-05-2010, 18:07
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Sounds a bit like 'Legacy of Heorot' ...will be very interesting to read more about it!

Any new sci-fi is good news to me!
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Old 13-05-2010, 18:13
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I never saw it but from what I do recall doesn’t this sound like Earth 2?
I'm getting traces of the Chaos Walking book series, but in all honesty that's no bad thing.
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Old 11-01-2011, 22:41
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Thread revival. Looks like we're getting this in the summer now. Long way off!! Anyway some pics for those who may have missed them.
http://www.denofgeek.com/television/...es_arrive.html
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Old 11-01-2011, 22:45
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Ive always thought its similar to Earth2, at least from its description.
That's the first thing that came to my mind.
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Old 11-01-2011, 22:50
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Timely revival of the thread as the press screening is tomorrow and this is scheduled for February (after Hustle?)
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Old 12-01-2011, 00:20
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Oh right didn't know that. I'll be pleased if it's a February launch. Although I was skeptical originally, it does seem that it's going to be a gritty drama with some interesting plotting. Looking forward to it!
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Old 12-01-2011, 14:29
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This looks awesome! With many US sci-fi shows either being pretty naff or axed entirely (V, Caprica, Stargate:Universe) is it slowly coming down the the Brits to show them who's boss?? We've got this, Doctor Who and, of course, Torchwood: Miracle Day to look forward to this year.
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Old 13-01-2011, 17:20
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Report from last night's press screening plus Q&A extracts:

http://lifeofwylie.com/2011/01/13/outcasts-first-look/
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Old 14-01-2011, 10:38
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Looking forward to this apart from the fact it has Hermione Norris in it. Couldn't stand her in Spooks
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Old 14-01-2011, 14:28
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Looking forward to this apart from the fact it has Hermione Norris in it. Couldn't stand her in Spooks
Loved her in Spooks!! Tough, no nonsense chick!!
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Old 14-01-2011, 15:25
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I never saw it but from what I do recall doesn’t this sound like Earth 2?
I loved that show Wish they'd released a region 2 DVD. My tapes are gathering dust
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Old 14-01-2011, 15:46
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I loved that show Wish they'd released a region 2 DVD. My tapes are gathering dust
You should see if you can hack your region setting on your DVD player. You can pick up the R1 set fairly cheaply.
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Old 14-01-2011, 18:55
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You should see if you can hack your region setting on your DVD player. You can pick up the R1 set fairly cheaply.
*l* The luck I've had lately with electronic gadgets I'd probably end up locking it into region 1 for good
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Old 14-01-2011, 19:55
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Nah, you just set it to Region 0 and then it'll play all. Never need to change it again.
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Old 14-01-2011, 20:28
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This looks awesome! With many US sci-fi shows either being pretty naff or axed entirely (V, Caprica, Stargate:Universe) is it slowly coming down the the Brits to show them who's boss?? We've got this, Doctor Who and, of course, Torchwood: Miracle Day to look forward to this year.
Has V been cancelled?
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Old 14-01-2011, 21:33
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No, I think Monk's saying that that's "pretty naff".
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Old 14-01-2011, 23:11
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I'm half looking forward to this, and half dreading the BBC production elements cropping up that I dislike, like inappropriate loud scores or cliche characters.

Fingers crossed
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