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New postby Raven Kai » Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:16 am

Wow. I just realized we haven't done a lot of talking about Sanctuary since the webisodes ended. With the show premiering on Sci Fi Channel on October 3, 2008, it's time to have a dedicated thread to the series.


Along with that, there's a meet and greet with Amanda Tapping, Damian Kindler and Robin Dunne at Tropicana Field on August 30, 2008. I posted the info at uberscifigeek.com
ÜberSciFiGeek wrote:As a continuation of fun community events that they have been hosting this year, on August 30th the Tampa Bay Rays are welcoming Amanda Tapping, Damian Kindler and Robin Dunne of the new Sci Fi Channel series Sanctuary to Tropicana Field. Amanda, Damian and Robin will be signing autographs and meeting with fans from 2:00-3:00 PM. Anyone interested in meeting them can line up near the escalators at Gate 1 as soon as the front gates open at 1:50 PM. After the signing, Amanda, Damian and Robin will also be throwing out the first pitch of the game around 3:50 PM. After the game, the band “We the Kings” will be performing a concert, but first the Rays’ very own Rusty will be talking to Amanda, Damian and Robin about the upcoming season of Sanctuary.
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New postby Telkesh » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:36 pm

No Emilie? Not worth going to, then :P

But i did hear from a reliable source that the new and evolved Sanctuary is great.
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New postby Raven Kai » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:42 pm

Ryan Robbins was talking about how great it looks, too! I listened to Damian Kindler's newest podcast and he drops some mild spoilers about the changes. First thought is NO but after a bit it was exciting because it will be fairly familiar but not a complete do-over of the "Great 8" (original weps). I'm more intrigued and excited every day.
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New postby Telkesh » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:45 pm

Raven Kai wrote:First thought is NO but after a bit it was exciting because it will be fairly familiar but not a complete do-over of the "Great 8"


I meant to subtly probe Emilie for information on that. Have they changed the pilot so that it's different to the Great 8? I don't know if many fans would like that.
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New postby Raven Kai » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:00 pm

Yes, it has change some but not completely.


*mild spoilers*


The first 4 weps have been expanded and fleshed out to be a 2 hour pilot. The second 4 weps don't take place until later in the season. Some key elements from the first 4 have changed, for example, Ernie does not appear in season 1 because Peter DeLuise was not available due to other commitments. Another character has been created to fill that role. In addition, the emotional scene that occured slightly after the Ernie scene has been rewritten and relocated. Ashley does not learn of certain family secrets until later in the season. The begining of the season starts out with more 'Real World' elements as we get to know Will Zimmerman. He has a much bigger background story now and as he begins to become submerged into the world of Helen Magnus, the visual appearance of the show will begin to alter.

All of the characters have been fleshed out and because there are 13 hours to deal with it, there is more story and experience to work with to introduce us to those characters and give them depth.

Overall, it will have much of the same look and feel but more polished and more under the surface when you scratch it.
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New postby Telkesh » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:27 pm

I think I am ok with that.

The issue with a webisode series is big time constraints. You kind of need to jump to the point right away in order to grab people's attention. I think I'd prefer more of a build up to the meeting, and more in the first storyline. I liked the second one, but the first was really hooking. I'd love to see what they've done, taking it from an hour to two hours.
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New postby Raven Kai » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:08 pm

I agree. I much prefered the first 4 weps, they were more compelling, and while 5 through 8 were good, it did seem more like we skipped a lot of info between 4 and 5. There were lots of missing scenese and elements that would should have taken place in the character development. Now, I think, it will feel more fluid.

It is amazing how quickly they caught our attention with the limited time aloted. I think fleshing out the stories, building on the foundation that was laid by the webisodes, a lot of great things can be accomplished by the Sanctuary team. I trust the team, their history and body of work. I am fairly confident that the TV series will be the difference between the original "Pitfall" and "Pitfall: The Maya Adventure" :P
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New postby kingfelic » Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:01 pm

Hmmm, interesting very interesting... I'm very excited for it to come to tv up here on the Movie Network.... I know I will like it either way... to be honest I liked Sanctuary from the beginning, but it was screaming tv to me... but that could be my trained eye... but I'll love it no matter what! :lol: :D !
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New postby Raven Kai » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:16 pm

Ah, we love your 'well trained eye' and hope to see more of it around these parts.

I was worried during all the hype leading up to the Sanctuary Webseries, that it would let me down but in the end, I was estatic with how it turned out. Mind you, I participated in some heated debates (though they were suposed to just be discussions of opinion and turned out to be a bit of a bar-b-que directed at me for having objections to particular aspects of character development or lack there of) about the show but I loved it utterly.

Yes, there are changes to the new show and Yes, there were some issues not only with Stage 3 Media by suddenly cutting off of contact with the fan base and community when the Sci Fi deal was inked but no matter how skepitical I am of Sci Fi Channel in general, I have faith in Amanda Tapping, Damian Kindler and Martin Wood to produce a wonderful show. Some of the best Stargate moments ever caught on film were given to us by Amanda's acting, Damian's writing and Martin's direction. We have a decade old relationship with these people and I fully believe they are going to deliver Sanctuary greater then we imagined it could be.
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New postby Aaron_0105 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:41 pm

I just hope they show it here in Australia very soon after the premier in The States
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New postby Raven Kai » Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:09 am

According to what they said at the Comic Con Panel (I think that's where I heard it), they signed a deal that allows other networks to broadcast the episodes 24 hours after they a premiered on Sci Fi Channel. Contact your local stations and ask them to pick up Sanctuary!
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New postby kingfelic » Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:16 am

I hope my "well trained eye" will be around for a long time, and especially around these parts....

Ooo... I hope they show it up here within 24hrs.. actually i would prefer the same day seeing that it's Canadian everything..... garrr... i just like garring... and i shall do it again... garrrrrrr! Stupid Sci Fi!

I prefer my warm and cuddly Space channel. lol.
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New postby Telkesh » Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:37 pm

Raven Kai wrote:According to what they said at the Comic Con Panel (I think that's where I heard it), they signed a deal that allows other networks to broadcast the episodes 24 hours after they a premiered on Sci Fi Channel. Contact your local stations and ask them to pick up Sanctuary!


Nice. That's been happening more and more down here. they call it fast tracking. we got Bionic woman a few days after it aired there, as well as most of the popular shows.
I just don't trust any of our channels not to mess it up like they did BSG and SG:1
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New postby Aaron_0105 » Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:18 pm

Telkesh wrote:I just don't trust any of our channels not to mess it up like they did BSG and SG:1


Ditto from me too.... Reckon 7 will pick it up Tel?
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New postby Telkesh » Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:02 pm

Aaron_0105 wrote: Ditto from me too.... Reckon 7 will pick it up Tel?


7 is our best bet. They're a poison to a tv show, slow and painful death, spanning over the course of several years, unlike the other two who'd axe it after a few episodes.
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New postby Aaron_0105 » Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:18 pm

at least we would get to see it...
I feel some piracy coming on..... Unfortunately...
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New postby MainframeHooligan » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:59 am

Would anybody have an address they’d be willing to pmail to me for Tracy or Antoa?

I stopped by their www.SanctuaryFiction.net site on Thursday, and garnered a significantly sneaky and persistent Trojan/pup, free of charge, with just one click. /insert annoyance McAfee said it had killed the thing at the time of click, but, McAfee was wrong :? and I had to resort to some... stuff... that the SysAdmin doesn't know I can do, before it apparently actually died. :evil:

I don’t know if Tracy and Antoa and company know that their site has been infected – and I’m not going back there for an address in order to tell them (yes, I’m a pessimist – it makes me a highly effective geek-who-deals-with-the-users-during-development :lol: ) since I clicked a drop-down on the site and McAfee on access promptly had something to clean up, and I then clicked the contact link, intending to send an email about the first click, and McAfee immediately had something else to clean! :shock: :lol: :roll: :lol: :shock: But, I would like them to know, if they don't already.
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New postby Raven Kai » Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:13 pm

I don't have their emails, but I will cut and paste your post into skype for them, okay? Wow. That really sucks. Thank you for the warning!!! I hope everything got worked out. :?
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New postby Telkesh » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:47 pm

Aaron_0105 wrote:at least we would get to see it...
I feel some piracy coming on..... Unfortunately...


Aye. I quite liked being able to pay for Sanctuary. It felt like I was helping. But if we plan to see it we'd have to resort to piracy (but buy the DVD's!)
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New postby Aaron_0105 » Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:44 am

Telkesh wrote:
Aaron_0105 wrote:at least we would get to see it...
I feel some piracy coming on..... Unfortunately...


Aye. I quite liked being able to pay for Sanctuary. It felt like I was helping. But if we plan to see it we'd have to resort to piracy (but buy the DVD's!)

Damn stright!!! Still support it but be buggered if i'm going to wait a whole year for it to be released...
God bless you Raven for Stargate Atlantis... They don't release season 4 on DVD here for another TWO Weeks!
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New postby Raven Kai » Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:55 pm

You are most welcome, Aaron.
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New postby Aaron_0105 » Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:22 am

I just finshed watching that show on my new tv... And It rocks on the big screen... Finally found a program that burns the subtitles with the video file...
Its 3am here and i just had the cops knock on my door telling me to turn it down... Didn't realise it was so loud.. It was that good watching them again..
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New postby Raven Kai » Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:26 am

Awe. *hugs* the only thing missing was a little boy with a tenticle in his gut hiding under the bed, eh? :P
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New postby Victoria Winters » Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:05 pm

lol
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New postby Aaron_0105 » Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:04 pm

lol Ms Winters..... LOL...


Now that you mentioned Raven.. Holy Cow!!! I didn't even think of that! otherwise i would have checked under the bed before i got in!!! :shock:
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New postby Dementi » Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:05 am

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New postby Aaron_0105 » Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:39 am

you laughin at me? again?

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New postby Raven Kai » Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:27 am

He's grown up a lot since the first shoot and the reshoot. Did anyone see the reel on the website or at Scifi?
http://www.scifi.com/sanctuary/
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http://video.scifi.com/player/?id=653881

Did anyone else think that looked kind of like Ben Browder with the stuff popping up on his face? Oh and Will.. um.. wow, his childhood experience changed a bit as well as his meeting with Helen. LOL
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New postby kingfelic » Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:22 am

Ahahah, their meeting ahah....... on their site the automatic video that played, showed them wet and about to kiss.. well... or so it seemed... weird...
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New postby Telkesh » Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:26 pm

October 3rd! Only a few weeks to go.

"An all new sci-fi channel original series"? Yeah, right! It ain't originally theirs. Do they steal credit for everything now?


Still excited about the release date. It's been a year since we were blessed with the webseries.
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