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Syfy picks up 'Three Inches' pilot

by Brad Trechak, posted Mar 16th 2010 9:31AM
SyFySyFy has picked up a new pilot called 'Three Inches,' according to The Hollywood Reporter. The premise is that the central character can move anything with his mind, but only for a distance of three inches. This character recruits a team of similarly underachieving mutants. It sounds a bit like a knock-off of The Inferior Five.

The article also mentions the network's plan to expand it's 'Battlestar Galactica' empire with a strong possibility for a second season of 'Caprica' as well as another spin-off series of the franchise. Another spin-off series? Honestly, where else can the show go? They covered the war with the robots and they're now covering the origin of the robots. Are they going back to the original planet of the Five ... a prequel of the prequel?

Okay, there are probably a ton of other concepts and topics to cover in the 'BSG' universe, but SyFy should be wary. An overabundance of spin-offs is what killed the 'Star Trek' franchise until the recent movie reboot.

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William Powell

In my honest opinion it wasn't an overabundance of Star Trek spinoffs that kill the franchise it was a lack of good sci-fi writers and recycling of ideas. I personally like TOS,TNG,DS9, and maybe Enterprise. I one time saw one VOY episode but I don't remember much of it. Star Trek takes time, and hopefully the coming years a new kid is in town whether it be Star Trek: Cardinal on
CBS or a new one on a local channel instead of Syfy (don't have cable/satellite and wrestling should be taken off Syfy and the name should be changed back from Syfy to SciFi, that was better).

March 17 2010 at 4:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jordan Running

"At my most badass I make people want to take a shower."

March 16 2010 at 11:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Vincent J. Murphy

" the central character can move anything with his mind, but only for a distance of three inches"

Which would still make him a most excellent assassin: he could give strokes to anyone by adjusting blood flow in the heart/brain.

Telekinesis is a killer power, when used correctly. :)

March 16 2010 at 10:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It wasn't an overabundance of spinoffs, it was too many spinoffs that weren't very good. Voyager had its moments...but Enterprise was just not good.

March 16 2010 at 10:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'll give you your point about Star Trek. They should have stopped at DS9, which IMHO was superior to even the Next Generation.

Caprica is developing into quite a nice little drama, but it needs time to develop. It doesn't need competition for BSG viewers. Of course, we have to remember it took Syfy three years to finally greenlight Caprica. They need money for those craptacular Saturday movies.

Personally, I would be interested in watching a really good mini-series detailing the first Cylon War. There would be some very interesting opportunities to meld ideas and concepts for both BSG and Caprica.

March 16 2010 at 10:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Jimmy_MO's comment

agree about DS9!

March 17 2010 at 12:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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