Thursday, February 23, 2006

ABC welcomes the Masters of Science Fiction

IDT Entertainment and Industry Entertainment, the people who brought up the cool anthology Masters of Horror for Showtime, the show that brings together the best horror writers and directors out there to produce hour long movies, has signed a deal to bring Masters of Science Fiction to ABC!

This is going to be really good or really bad.

According to Sci fi Wire,
Writer Michael Tolkin (The Rapture) is already on board to adapt and direct an episode, while the producers are also in talks to produce works such as Harlan Ellison's "The Discarded" and Asimov's "The Last Question." IDT and Industry also hope to sign Bradbury to adapt his "Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed."

What, no Orson Scott Card? Come on people! He is only the best sci-fi writer alive today and he seems to be chomping at the bit to make films. He also has directed a few small things and this would be a great opportunity to turn him loose upon network TV. Get him! No Blasters says so!

If Masters of Science Fiction is anything like Masters of Horror there will be some amazing episodes mixed in with some really bad ones. I have been meaning to put something on here about Masters of Horror for a while now. I will save the amazing “Incident on and off a Mountain Road” for another time, but I will say that “Cigarette Burns” and “Sick Girl” were a little disappointing and gave me nothing (plot wise) that I hadn’t seen before.

I am getting ready to watch “Dreams in the Witch House” based on a Lovecraft tale and directed by Stuart Gordon (of Re-Animator fame). I will pass on what I thought of that one when the time comes.

What other sci-fi authors could they get to do some episodes? Drop a comment if you have a favorite!


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