Friday, April 16, 2010

SURVIVOR REVIVAL

In the 1970s, Terry Nation (best known for his work on 'Doctor Who') created a TV series called 'Survivors', which was about a worldwide virus that wiped out most of the population.

Well, O'Bviously something like that couldn't be allowed to exist on Earth Prime-Time. Otherwise, there'd be nobody for Mork and Meego to visit when they arrived on Earth in their respective TV shows. So 'Survivors' had to be considered its own TV dimension.

And then in 2008, the series was remade, which BBC America has been showing for the last two months or so. Again, this version can't be part of Earth Prime-Time, but it also can't be shipped off to the TV dimension of remakes along with '87th Precinct', 'The New Addams Family' and the 'Perry Mason' series starring Monte Markham. (Coming soon to the land of remakes: a new version of 'Hawaii Five-0' starring Alex O'Loughlin, Daniel Dae Kim, and Grace Park.

So the new version of 'Survivors' got its own TV dimension as well. Offhand, I can't think of this situation coming up before in the greater TV Universe and all its myriad alternate dimensions: an alternate dimension which has its own alternate dimension.

Can you? Let me know of any suggestions you come up with.....

By the way, despite the subject heading on this post, it has been announced that 'Survivor's has been cancelled and there won't be a third season......

BCnU!

4 comments:

MediumRob said...

Does V count? How about Battlestar Galactica/Galactica 80?

Toby O'B said...

I consider the original versions of 'V' and 'Battlestar Galactica' to have taken place in Earth Prime-Time. Have to definitely include the original 'BG' since it tied into 'Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman' and 'McCloud'!

MediumRob said...

Ah. Doctor Who/Torchwood?

Toby O'B said...

LOL - I'm hoping to use the 'Primeval' timeline reset to keep 'Doctor Who' in the main TV universe. It's only the RTD years (so far) that causes a problem.....