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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:48 am    Post subject: La Brea Reply with quote

I only caught previews for this brand new upcoming show just a few days ago while watching television.
I've since gone on Youtube to see this compelling looking show's trailer.

La Brea will debut this coming fall on Wednesday, September 29 on NBC from 9:00-10:00 PM.

Synopsis : "The epic adventure begins when a massive sinkhole opens up in the middle of L.A., pulling hundreds of people and buildings into its depths.

Those who fell in find themselves in a mysterious and dangerous primeval land, where they have no choice but to band together in order to survive.

Meanwhile, the rest of the world desperately seeks to understand what happened.

In the search for answers one family torn apart by this disaster will have to unlock the secrets of this inexplicable event in order to find a way back to each other."

Although the show takes place in California, it is being shot at Mt. Macedon & Victoria, Australia.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2021 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One scene shows a group of people at the bottom of the sinkhole looking up to the sky. We see giant flying creatures in the distance. Dinosaurs perhaps?

I'm hoping that the filming of La Brea in Australia will go smoothly. Recently I wrote about Terra Nova and the problems that were reported to be the cause of its cancellation.

One issue was that it was also shot in Australia. That distance from Hollywood & its producers and the time difference involved contributed to TN's demise (among other factors).

I hope a similar problem won't arise for La Brea. Perhaps they've learned from TN's example.

In 1999, Farscape, one of the finest science-fiction TV series ever produced made its debut. It ran for four (too short) seasons and it was filmed entirely in Australia.

I'm curious as to why one show (Farscape) can manage to pull off being filmed in Australia; and why Terra Nova which came years later ran into issues.

Mission: Impossible, (1988~1990) the worthy TV reboot series also filmed in Australia & ran for two seasons.

Space: Above & Beyond ( 1995~1996), a superb show, shot their two-hour pilot in Australia but then relocated the production to the US when it became a weekly show. Apparently they were running into difficulties shooting in Australia just as TN did.

I believe that the syndicated TV series The Lost World also filmed entirely in Australia and ran for several seasons.

So I remain curious as to why some American TV productions seem to manage fine filming in Australia while others crash and burn?

I love it when a show does film Down Under because it gives us fresh new spectacular scenery and vistas.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The miniseries "Something Is Out There" was filmed in Australia, but movie to the U.S. when it went to seris. "The Matrix" was filmed in Australia.

"Farscape" made it work because it was a U.S./Australian collaboration.

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