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Wynonna Earp

23 Jul 2015 03:06 #43298 by oliu99
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Syfy greenlights series based on the IDW graphic novel:

www.spoilertv.com/2015/06/wynonna-earp-o...-series-by-syfy.html

Don't know much about this character, but comic vine lists her as having super strength :)

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24 Jul 2015 00:50 #43311 by castor
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From what i have seen this this is less Supergirl, then Buffy done as a "modern Weird Western." somewhere between MonsterSquad and Longmare.

The super strength mostly comes across as artistic flourish which is them showing Wynonnna...shes pretty tough, in an action heroine kind of way. I suspect that kind of stuff is either going to be toned down or never explained.

And its not great comic-kind of somewhere between image and American Vampire, both things that i don't necessairly super love.

But will say this: could be an intresting show With intresting special effects and writing could be an intresting written project.

Castor

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24 Jul 2015 02:48 #43313 by TwiceOnThursdays
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I actually have issues of this comic somewhere.

I have to say I do not really remember it at all. so it didn't make an impression on me.

BUT, this is one of the cases where adapting it to another medium, the writers get to sit down and think about what works, and what they need to change.

iZombie is NOT the comic (though didn't buy the comic). If you really liked the comic, that might bum you out. OTH, iZombie is one hell of a TV Show. Adapting the original comic more faithfully might have made a great TV show -- but I suspect that it wouldn't have been as good as what came out.

So (hopefully) this will be greater than it's source material. (I do not think this will be hard.)

Also, SyFy has made some good shows, but they've made a lot of campy shows, and some extra campy movies. So I don't really expect this to grow to be better than it's source, but it could happen. Though I suspect if SyFy were REALLY serious about putting out better shows, they would have picked up Constantine (it got better ratings that anything on SyFy). Though I guess I don't know how much it costs -- they probably were spending more for Constantine.

tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/constantine-s...n-one-ratings-34484/
tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/syfy-tv-show-ratings-updated-33879/

Hm. There are things on the SyFy list I probably should watch. I think I just gave up on them totally. (Continuum is pretty good -- but it's not SyFy, it was made for Canadian TV and SyFy bought it -after- the fact. I watched the first season on Netflix way before it came to SyFy).

So I'm still skeptical about SyFy.

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24 Jul 2015 03:37 #43314 by castor
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Well Sci Fi shows tend to be either two things:

1. Stuff they actually make, which can very wildly in quality From stuff like Battlestar Galactica to Flash Gordon. As been said Since the whole SyFy stuff there is more medocrity but i donno.

2. Stuff they pick up from other sources Typically Canada(lost Girls) but ocasionally Australia(Farscape). These shows tend to be a little more even.

This is the latter (its canadian..which isn't to say its good or every Canadian Program is a dream...but its more of a chance that its even.

Scott

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24 Jul 2015 07:33 #43315 by TwiceOnThursdays
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The article doesn't make t sound like its the later. That is SyFy didn't order Lost Girls or Continuum to be made -- someone else did. They had some say I think in getting the last seasons of Lost Girls done (at least it seems that way --- that is after their money was rolling in while new ones were being made and airing shortly thereafter on SyFy)

Here they are saying SyFy is paying for it.

That's a distinction for me as it means they are going to be involved. and their post SyFy record is more iffy, but seems on an upward trend.

though looking at the list there is a lot they made in the last few years I've not seen.

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24 Jul 2015 14:31 #43327 by andyf
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It's being produced b Seven24 Films, a Canadian production studio in Calgary. This is not a Universal Cable production. The lead role and the rest of the cast are all Canadian.

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24 Jul 2015 14:52 #43329 by castor
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I think the Canadian ellement is a bit of both-this is going to play on TV in the big white North...but Sc Fy is ponying up some of the dough to get it made-a lot of these TV foriegn deals depend on that. Dr. Who is a Canadian-British co production that if it wasn't a realtiive hit in america probabbly wouldn't get made.

Didn't notice the Calgary Angle. Strangely enough-Calgary Alberta. Big Place for Westerns. Good Tax Credits and it looks a lot like the Northern Most Great Plains. Its where they Filmed Lonesome Dove, Hell on Wheels and a lot others.

And Will see. I have read IZombie comics but thought the TV show was a ten times better. The Book was Vertigo weirdness with of both to much mythology and a little to worried about showing its heroine as punk Cool. Thats shows bueaty is its willing to let Liv be a person and not just someone that listens to the clash. I think you could argue that it could use more Zombie stuff in it, but it does a good balance of her life, the mystery of the week, and monsters.

That tends to be the key to comic stuff on TV. The W.E Book feels like a lot of modern Cliches of the west and werid art-which you could translate to TV just as is....but if thats all it is yeah this may not be good.

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24 Jul 2015 15:39 #43330 by andyf
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Hollywood does not film in Alberta as much as it used to. Most big studio western films film in New Mexico now.
I guess Syfy thinks its even cheaper to hire a Canadain production studio to produce a tv show for them for than it is for Syfy to produce themselves, regardless of where it films and who stars in it.

Why hire a bunch of LA based producers, writers and actors, when you can have an all Canadian cast and crew do the same for less?

Or, you can have The Asylum, the Sharknado people, produce a show for you for even less. Z-Nation films in Washington state with a no name cast for only about $700,000 per episode.

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29 Jul 2015 03:08 #43406 by Markiehoe
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I am into any kind of Western.
I'll have to keep an eye out for this one.
Thanks for the heads up.

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28 Mar 2016 17:31 #47021 by andyf
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1st episode airs 4-01-16 this Friday at 9:00 p.m central time on Syfy. There are a of couple trailers and clips out there. More humor than action in those clips.

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