Saturday, August 18, 2012

Geek Media: j.j. abram's revolution

A couple of months ago, I was mucking around the internets when I saw this trailer from NBC.

And I have to admit, it looks absolutely epic.

It's a fascinating concept - what would the world be like if everything electronic were to suddenly stop working?

In 15 years, the modern world has ceased to exist as we know it. The world governments have deteriorated as public order collapsed to make way for militias or warlords. But humanity is resilient as people attempt to adapt to their new existence.

Little do most people know however, there exists a mysterious key to the secret as to why the power went out. It may also hold the key to bringing the power back. And in the wrong hands, it is a key to terrible power.

It is a powerful premise drawn from the mind of Lost creator and television sci-fi genius J.J. Abrams as well as Bryan Burk. The pilot episode was directed by Iron Man director Jon Favreau to add to the pedigree of this show.

I may not have really got into Lost or Fringe, but  I was a big fan of the first season of Heroes (too bad that Writer's strike essentially generated it's death) and I was an even bigger fan of Abram's reboot of Star Trek. But even without all that, I know to expect mind-blowing twists and intriguing bits of lore relating to this post-apocalyptic world.

And plus, what isn't to love about watching people use swords, bows, crossbows and what have you in ancient-styled weapons?

All of this essentially plays quite well into my love of fantasy and I look forward to how Abrams chooses to develop the story.

Here's also hoping that it fares better than Season 2 or 3 of Heroes did.

Although predicting (probably jokingly) that the Chicago Cubs would be the 2012 World Series Champion is not the most magical start, but the sports nut in me loved the reference and the (sarcastic?) humour behind it.

(Given how badly the the Cubs have done this year, it has since been edited out of the trailer)

The series is set to debut on Monday, September 17, 2012, at 10 pm on NBC and CityTV in Canada.

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