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ABC to host The Return

by Brad Trechak, posted Sep 5th 2008 11:01AM
ABCA new sci-fi series is coming to ABC created by Star Trek alumnus Rene Echevarria and Greg Berlanti. It is called The Return and is about the day a group of extra-terrestrials land on Earth. Obviously, hilarity will ensue.

I wish I could count on one hand the sheer number of times I have seen this situation in sci-fi. For classic examples, see The Day The Earth Stood Still. For more modern ones, there is the concept of Alien Nation and I can think of at least one episode of Doctor Who. I'm sure there are a multitude of others.

Echevarria has worked on other sci-fi series than Star Trek such as The 4400 and Dark Angel, so I'm trusting that the guy knows what he's doing to put a new spin on an old concept. However, I don't find the title, The Return, to be very exciting or imaginative. It doesn't make me want to tune in. Can you think of a better one?

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Gordon Werner

When?

September 06 2008 at 1:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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episodev

I had the same thought

September 08 2008 at 4:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dukemang

Sorry, but with out spaceships, other planets, time travel or blasters, its just another cheap-to-make, half-hearted drama that uses sci-fi as a setup and nothing more.

September 05 2008 at 10:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
johngaltx

I want to know why they left!

September 05 2008 at 4:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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