Friday, May 20, 2011

Upcoming Sci-fi/Fantasy Shows, Part 1

Last week, the major networks made their announcements of their next year’s lineup. There were some good shows, like No Ordinary Family, that unfortunately didn’t make the cut to come back for another season. But the good news is that for all the shows that were cancelled, there are some good new shows coming next television season. Here are a few of them.

Terra Nova

Terra Nova is the story of a family that flees a future where the Earth is overdeveloped and overcrowded to the prehistoric past. They’re part of a mission to save the human race…by starting over in the past. But of course, this isn’t going to be easy. Danger await them in many forms, including dinosaurs! Terra Nova is going to air on Fox. Also from the looks of the trailer, it seems like it could be a little like LOST at points. But here’s hoping that it turns out to be different. Here’s the longest trailer released to date:


The story behind Touch is a little hard to describe. It is a preternatural drama with the hopeful premise that we’re all interconnected. It follows the stories of several different and unrelated characters that seem to affect each other in ways seen and unseen. And in the center of it all is a single father named Martin Bohm and his severely autistic 10-year-old-son, Jake. Touch will follow as Martin attempts to communicate with his son, realizing some very important things along the way. There’s no trailer yet, but as soon as one is released, it will be added.

Once Upon A Time

Also hard to describe, I will take the following description directly from ABC.

Emma Swan knows how to take care of herself. She's a 28-year-old bail bonds collector who's been on her own ever since she was abandoned as a baby. But when the son she gave up years ago finds her, everything starts to change. Henry is now 10 years old and in desperate need of Emma's help. He believes that Emma actually comes from an alternate world and is Snow White and Prince Charming's missing daughter. According to his book of fairytales, they sent her away to protect her from the Evil Queen's curse, which trapped the fairytale world forever, frozen in time, and brought them into our modern world. Of course Emma doesn't believe a word, but when she brings Henry back to Storybrooke, she finds herself drawn to this unusual boy and his strange New England town. Concerned for Henry, she decides to stay for a while, but she soon suspects that Storybrooke is more than it seems. It's a place where magic has been forgotten, but is still powerfully close... where fairytale characters are alive, even though they don't remember who they once were. The epic battle for the future of all worlds is beginning, but for good to win, Emma will have to accept her destiny and fight like hell.

Seems like a pretty interesting idea. Oh, and did I mention that Robert Carlyle, who played Nicholas Rush from Stargate Universe will be staring as well. If the idea alone isn’t enough reason to watch, the amazing acting of Robert Carlyle should push it over the hump. Here’s the ABC released trailer and a scene from the show as well.

There are several more new Science Fiction and Fantasy shows that were picked up for next television season. Look for those in the next post later on today. Till next time, stay classy!

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