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September 13 2010

David Fury no longer attached to 'Terra Nova'. Deadline has the news.

And Brannon Braga's inexplicably charmed career goes on.
I'm seeing some news sources crediting Hollywood Reporter for the report.
Anyway, it reminds me of when Marti left Brothers and Sisters, also over creative differences.
I'm still intrigued about what Terra Nova will bring.
Hart Hanson/Bones tweeted it earlier today, and rather thought he got it from Nikke Finke.

(Wow, I sound all Hollywoody-gossipy, but I'm really not - plus I don't know squat, usually. I just noticed when HH tweeted it today cause of the Furiosity... somebody snatch that writer-guy up ASAP.)
OMG ! I don't twitter but my best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Fury leave 'Terra Nova' at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.


Not so interested now but it's sci-fi so i'll likely still check it out. Brannon Braga is one of those creators that's hard to get a handle on. He wrote some pretty decent Next Gen and Enterprise episodes and co-wrote 'First Contact' (the best NG film IMO) and yet he also wrote reset-button episode(s) par excellence 'Year of Hell' for Voyager among other shows of dubious quality. If I had to sum him up in one word it'd be "Variable".
Judging by the timestamps, it looks like Deadline got in first. So I've switched the URL to that site. Credit where credit is due and all that.
Threshold. *shudder*
@Saje - That was truly epic! My hat is off to you, or at least it would be were I actually wearing a hat.

This reminded me that coming up on the 20th of this month, Kevin Smith will be moderating a Q&A with Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy & Molly Ringwald, after a special screening of The Breakfast Club in New York City at the Paris Theater. Why no one thought to do this earlier and put it on the 25th Anniversary Blu-ray that just came out last month, I don't know, especially since said Blu-ray is apparently just a port of the "Flashback Edition" DVD but with slightly better picture and sound. The idea of commemorating the anniversary of someone's death seems morbid to me, as opposed to doing it around their birthday which makes better sense, but whatever. I digress (heavily).

On topic: David Fury wrote one of my absolute favorite episodes of Lost ever, "Walkabout" (the other episode tied with that one being "The Constant"). For that, and his contributions to the Whedonverse (both behind the camera as well as in front of it), I'll gladly follow his work. I hope he gets settled onto a show soon.
I was really excited for this series, but now... I'm merely cautiously optimistic.
kungfubear, Walkabout was the episode when I realized that LOST was something I had to watch as opposed to something I was just curious in. I'm glad that happened so early in the series' history.

As for Terra Nova: Hmm. Well, I will probably watch it because I am a sucker for dinosaurs. But I'm not as excited about it now.
Yeah, whenever anyone expressed doubts to me about early 'Lost' i'd always say "At least give it until the end of the fourth episode", lovely little bit of foreshadowing paid-off (I didn't even realise David Fury wrote it either. Clearly I lower the average fan-ness of any room I walk into).

@Saje - That was truly epic! My hat is off to you, or at least it would be were I actually wearing a hat.

Heh, swapped a couple words is all kungfubear, ain't no thang ;). The original, in all its glory. Fare thee well Mr John Hughes esq., we hardly knew ye (but you knew us pretty well).
@Saje Yup, he did indeed write "Walkabout". Almost won an Emmy for it, too but lost to "Three Stories" by David Shore from House MD. I think they're both great examples of those shows at their best, so I'm good with either one getting the award.

Let us also not forget that the girl who played Simone in Ferris Bueller's Day Off was the original Buffy, Kristy Swanson! She's also the girl at the end of Pretty In Pink who (SPOILER ALERT for a 24 year old film) locks eyes with Duckie and picks him to be her date at the prom. :)

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