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Yahoo To Produce Sci-Fi Streaming Sitcom 121

jfruh (300774) writes "As the heydays of Internet portals recede into the mists of history and Yahoo tries to figure out what it wants to be when it grows up, the company has decided to dip its toes into the incredibly expensive and unpredictable world of producing full-length television shows to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon, and HBO. One of the two may intrigue Slashdot readers: Paul Feig, co-creator of the cult '90s hit 'Freaks and Geeks' (and more recently the director of 'Bridesmaids') will product "Other Space," a comedy-adventure about a misfit group of space travelers who stumble onto an alternate universe. The second show, about a fictional Las Vegas NBA team, will appeal to Yahoo's sports audience." I wonder how long it will be until Google, Microsoft, and Apple are also all producing TV shows.
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Yahoo To Produce Sci-Fi Streaming Sitcom

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  • by HeckRuler ( 1369601 ) on Tuesday April 29, 2014 @12:37PM (#46869217)

    Yeah yeah,
    Firefly is just a thin veneer of sci-fi over what could be a perfectly viable western.
    Star Wars is just a veneer of sci-fi over a story that could be set in feudal japan with kame spirits.
    A lot of Star Trek could be set in 1600's age of sail with minimal amounts of retrofitting teleporters into rowboats, shields into hull integrity, and scanners with sonar.

    You want hard sci-fi. This is soft sci-fi.

    Hard sci-fi is about how people deal with changes. The change caused by scientific progress is the topic being explored. Soft sci-fi is everything else, but set in the future.

    I would also like more hard sci-fi shows/movies/games. But I'm ok with soft sci-fi too.

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