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Mockingbird Lane officially dead, per Bryan Fuller

by on Dec.28, 2012, under Television

Executive Producer Bryan Fuller tweeted yesterday evening:

I tweet with a heavy heart. NBC not moving forward with #MockingbirdLane. From producers and cast, thank you all for enthusiasm and support.

So this seems to be the end of Mockingbird Lane‘s long journey. It didn’t look good when NBC decided to turn the pilot into a Halloween special, but it still had a chance like a backdoor pilot, depending on audience reaction. Apparently the reaction wasn’t good enough for the network, with moderate ratings and some attempts to rework the concept.

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POPSCI’s sloppiest SF Science of 2012

by on Dec.28, 2012, under Movies

Although I tend not to dwell on science errors in my SF programs/movies, even the most egregious ones, I do notice them and may comment on them. I try not to let it affect my enjoyment (hopefully) of the feature. But I do like lists like POPSCI’s Sloppiest Sci-Fi Movie Science Violations Of 2012, pointing out some of those really, really bad errors.

Not sure I agree on calling out the “travel back in time” thing as being impossible. After all, the Doctor does it just fine… 🙂

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