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November 03 2006

"Drive" races to FOX this Spring. "The Futon Critic" puts the official press release out there.

Congratulations, Tim & cast.

This is the first time I've read some of the particulars of the show. The idea that competitors don't know who else is in the race sounds cool. I'm even more intrigued now that I already was!
The list of shows that Tim has worked on probably won't fill anyone with hope. Firefly, Angel, Wonderfalls, The Inside...
The list of shows that Tim has worked on probably won't fill anyone with hope. Firefly, Angel, Wonderfalls, The Inside...

Why? They're all great shows.
Guessing that White Knight meant 'won't fill anyone with hope that Fox won't cancel it'.
Ah, well, normally about 1 in 4 shows lasts over 13 episodes on network television, so Tim is overdue a successful one :o)

Let's face it, I think car racing has got to be the most accessible show he's done.
I dunno, surely everyone's experienced plastic animals telling them to do things at some point, right ? And how many of us, in this day and age, can honestly say they haven't hunted serial killers as part of an elite FBI taskforce ?

Reminds me more and more of the Stephen King/Richard Bachman story 'The Long Walk' but in cars (though I don't think 'The Long Drive' really has the same resonance ;).

The life-changing victory, the ominous sound of what losing entails, the mysterious race itself all smacks of the whole enforced-marathon-walk-as-metaphor-for-life idea from the book.

(i'm sure Drive's totally independently invented and I liked 'The Long Walk' anyway so bonus as far as i'm concerned)
Which brings up an interesting point. If they hold it until spring (as opposed to January), Fox can promote the show heavily throughout early season NASCAR coverage.

That's got to be so smooth a connection even Fox can't miss it, right?

Right?
I am totally there!
I very intrigued by the overall plot arc. The baddies do sound most interesting. And no one does villains better than Minear.
Rules of the Universe:
If it's any good, Fox will cancel it.
If it's terrible, it will stay on the air forever.

Thus, no reason to get excited.

(I will anyway though, of course.)
Well, at least we get to see some of it, while it might just have been tossed. We will probably get to see the 6 to 13 episodes customary for Minear shows, with the further possibility of the unaired on DVD (though they seem to be getting stingy with those lately).

There's also the possibility that this could be a hit. That's what I thought when I saw a clip from it, but what I know about commercial is very slim. I think Barclay's idea to advertise it during NASCAR is excellent, and I hope they do that. Though I won't know if they do, for obvious reasons.
You're a NASCAR driver ?

*ducks*

If it's any good, Fox will cancel it.
If it's terrible, it will stay on the air forever.


Hey, I quite enjoy House, and loved me some X-Files back in the day.
Yes, Saje, I'm a NASCAR driver. *slaps too fast for you to duck*

NASCAR is the only televised sport that's more boring than golf. But a lot of 'mercans like it for some reason.
Owwww ! Jeez ! Still, bet those reflexes come in handy with the whole 'turn left 4 times' thing ;p.

(with you on the appeal. I also find Formula 1 deathly dull and that at least has chicanes, hairpins etc. Still basically just driving round in circles to me though)
getting intrigued now and happy to wait and see if it goes anywhere

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