Thursday, August 30, 2007


I try not to pay attention to news about TV show pilots, because in general they never make it to become part of Toobworld. The best hope for these also-rans would be to get burned off on the air disguised as an anthology show.

But I liked the idea behind a new sitcom by Dan Fogelman, about a very special gated community......

When a family moves into one such neighborhood, they find that just about all of their neighbors are aliens - as in from outer space.

"This is a traditional family sitcom except that (the neighbors) are named after professional athletes and drool green goo out of their snout," said Fogelman.

So it looks like all of these aliens would be from the same planet, and one made up for the series. But I'd like to see the place serve as a safe-house community set up by the fine folks behind Area 51 to house a variety of aliens who, for one reason or another, are stuck here on Earth. In my dream of a perfect Toobworld, those who hold the rights to the classic TV aliens of the past would allow their creations to be seen living in this gated community.

Here are a few of my suggestions:

That Vulcan who stayed behind in Pennsylvania back in the 1950s. ('Enterprise')

Three-eyed "Venusians" from 'The Twilight Zone'

A variety of alien visitors from 'The Outer Limits'

Perhaps a Minbari Warrior-Priest from 'Babylon 5'; maybe even Bill Mumy as Lennier thrown back in Time

Perhaps a Vervoid or two from 'Doctor Who', just to brighten up the garden

And then there's 'Alf', but just for a special guest appearance during Sweeps

Of course, none of that will ever happen, but it's fun to imagine.....

Toby OB

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like the idea too. Just wonder is thing going to be a funny one, drama one, action one, or it is a mix bag contained every element? I like the idea of this as a comedy one.