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04-12-2007, 12:09 AM
Sorry, I really wanted to say that :har:
04-12-2007, 05:40 PM
I heard about this.
I'll give it a shot.
04-12-2007, 09:38 PM
"...he's a miracle!"
04-12-2007, 10:45 PM
First when they announced Whitney as Flash, I was a bit skeptical, but I can see it now. Hallmark is making it, so it might be a pretty decent show.
04-12-2007, 11:04 PM
Does Hallmark have the budget for it? I haven't seen anything good or at the very least interesting enough to watch on Hallmark.
Waitaminit...it's SciFi not Hallmark.
04-13-2007, 12:22 AM
The link says that SciFi is gearing up for it, not just showing it, but actually making it (I have to laugh, SciFi keeps pushing things like "Stargate Atlantis", "Battlestar Galactica", "Painkiller Jane" et al. as "Original SciFi Channel series". Ha! Yeah, original. Except that the ideas for um... NONE of them started with SciFi channel...)
Edit: a little quick research on Wikipedia kind of tells me that Hallmark should have absolutely nothing to do with this (at least by their existing business model).
04-13-2007, 12:36 AM
Robert Halmi Sr and Jr are making this, and they're the head honchos of Hallmark. It will screen on Sci-Fi. Hallmark have made some fine mini-series', I don't doubt they can do this if the right ingredients are in place.
04-13-2007, 12:48 AM
I don't know if they're the head honchos of Hallmark, but here's the connection basically:
In America, the network began as a merger between VISN (the Vision Interfaith Satellite Network), and the ACTS Network. The combined network initially ran under both names, but was later named the Faith and Values Channel, and originally broadcast religious programming only. More secular programming was started in 1996 when the channel was renamed the Odyssey Channel. Hallmark Entertainment and The Jim Henson Company bought stakes in Odyssey in November 1998. The channel was officially renamed on August 5, 2001.
Henson (and the Halmi's) are responsible for Farscape.
RHI Entertainment, formerly known as Hallmark Entertainment, is a leading producer of television movies and miniseries. Hallmark Cards originally purchased the company from Robert Halmi Jr. and Robert Halmi Sr. in 1994. The entity was known as Hallmark Entertainment until 2006, when Halmi Jr. and Halmi Sr. along with affiliates of Kelso & Company, acquired the company and renamed it to RHI
They are not part of Hallmark anymore, so officially Hallmark has nothing to do with this. It would be at best, RHI entertainment making the show in joint cooperation with the SciFi channel.
A quick list of their productions (under Hallmark) shows a strong previous connection with NBC (and their affiliate, SciFi Channel).
* The 10th Kingdom
* Alice in Wonderland
* The Night They Saved Christmas
* Arabian Nights
* Gulliver's Travels
* Merlin's Apprentice (miniseries)
* Mrs. Santa Claus
* The Odyssey
* Snow Queen
* Earthsea (miniseries)
* Jason and the Argonauts (miniseries)
04-13-2007, 04:30 AM
Formerly known as Hallmark, as it states. They just changed their name, the same people are in charge of the filmed entertainment division as before.
04-13-2007, 02:46 PM
Extra Tidbit: A special edition DVD of the brilliantly awful 1980 flick is coming in August, and I honestly couldn't be more excited. As Ming commands: "All creatures shall make merry... on pain of death!"
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