I think it's because they've already had a series called Zero Hour a couple of years ago and many of their new series have already had several name changes.Then why not do a straight adaptation and use the Ray's title? It's catchy, at or under 2 words which seems to be a must these days; what's not to like?
Space Children is available on Blu Ray.After watching the first episode, I'm hooked, at least for the present.
However, for half the episode I racked my brain to try to remember the movie where an alien intelligence was controlling children and causing the children to sabotage a missile at a secret military base. After some Googling, I discovered it: "The Space Children" (1958) (Netflix: DVD not available, no longer streaming, but was in January 2011 when I streamed it and rated it 3 stars on the Netflix 5-star scale; IMDB: title).
The movie ran 69 minutes, so I hope this series has more things that happen in it than happened in the movie.
I know, I'm always wary of those things. As for the show, it's ok so far, so long as they don't go to the convoluted conspiracy route that usually drags many series down, it's should be relatively ok for me.I wasn't sure there would be enough there, there. With the shift to North Africa I realized there is a lot going on. Yesterday I read that like Under the Dome this series is intended as a one-off, but if the ratings are good, yadda, yadda, yadda.