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Geoclac

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The Same Old Story
« on: February 03, 2014, 05:31:27 PM »
Vampire teenage romance, fairy tales in modern settings, Star Trek programs that mimic police procedurals and medical response programs (actually being discussed right now) and, coming up, TWO shows (at least) set in OZ.
With all of the stories there are in the world and all of history to draw on why do storytellers (and TV producers) keep telling the same stories over and over again?
With all of the rehashing of the Civil War we have never had a series about espionage in that period. Given all of the westerns there have been, we have never seen the story of Bass Reeves (a real U.S. Marshal) who captured 30,000 criminals in his lifetime. Given people's love of pirates, why have we not seen the story of the various pirate queens?
Come and discuss what stories need to be told, and maybe find a few that you want to tell yourself.