Originally Posted by archiguy
The Brits rejected 'Outcasts', which dealt with similar themes. BBCA just telecast it over here and I thought it had potential, but moved a bit slowly at times. This one will certainly be more action-oriented.
But if they want a critical mass of viewers, there's going to have to be cool dinos, and lots of them. Back-stabbing, lip-locking soap-operatics will only take you so far. Gotta' bring the kid demo in en masse, and hang onto 'em.
I bought Outcasts on BD knowing full well it ended with a lot of questions, etc. I actually bought it just to watch Hermione Norris in another role - she was great in MI5 (Spooks)
I'm actually liking Outcasts quite a bit. Its setting in S Africa really does give an other-worldly alien look to the landscapes.
No, it's not 100% action filled, yes it has its share of soap, but IMO, it has just enough difference & alien feel to it to have been a good sci-fi series, worthy of another season.
Wished it wasn't canceled but that's the way it is
Enjoying it anyway.
IMO, the one thing that distinguishes it from our own failed Caprica is the writers didn't jump around too much from sub-plot to sub-plot. Even when they do jump characters, the jumps all act to move the theme of that episode forward. Unlike Caprica where every 5 minutes we were getting another thread and none of them were connected. Each has its flaws, but in my mind, Outcasts was much superior storytelling even tho both got canceled.
And I'd rate Outcasts better than Torchwood Miracle Day in a nano-second