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September 28, 2009

Riverworld

I have a sneaking suspicion the headwaters are to be found in Vancouver.

A visionary new miniseries event from the bestselling fantasy novels by Philip José Farmer.
RIVERWORLD
coming to Syfy in 2010

Matt, an American journalist, and his fiancée, Jessie, are killed in an explosion, but reawaken in a very unusual afterlife—a mysterious planet with an endless river terrain. Everyone who has ever lived on Earth has been resurrected simultaneously in this strange new world. Determined to find Jessie, Matt joins forces with an intrepid crew including a 13th century female warrior and Riverboat captain Mark Twain. Embarking upriver, their adventure begins, all the while tracked by the watchful eye of a mysterious alien force.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 28, 2009 05:52 AM

Comments

No Richard Burton? Hmmmm.

Really enjoyed TYSBG and have meant to look for the sequels.

Posted by: The_Campblog [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 28, 2009 08:29 AM

I have a weird sense of deja vu. Didn't they already do Riverworld?

Posted by: Enas Yorl [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 28, 2009 02:26 PM

Why yes, yes they did.

Posted by: Enas Yorl [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 28, 2009 02:29 PM

Yes, and it was crap forsooth.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 28, 2009 07:15 PM

This looks like it could actually be interesting. And not having read the novels, my plotline guessing superpowers will be challenged!

It is kind of nice to see scifi that isn't immediately using its trailer to try and lecture you about equivalencies to some modern-day situation.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 29, 2009 08:45 AM

They did manage to sneak in a 9/11 reference but I suppose they cannot help themselves.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 29, 2009 08:48 AM

Oh yeah. I caught that, but it interpreted it as a signpost for the audience—Psst! These guys are dead! Dead I say!—rather than a "look what happens when you plebes screw up Pet Cause X."

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 29, 2009 08:56 AM