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Ridley Scott tackles ancient aliens with HBO's Pharaoh

04.24.2014
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Ridley Scott explored the extraterrestrial origins of man to, let's say, mixed results in PROMETHEUS, and now he's continuing the trend with a television series that will contend aliens had a hand in the construction of Ancient Egypt. That sounds awesome. Even better: this series is for HBO.

The show, entitled "Pharaoh", was created by David Schulner (executive producer on NBC's "Dracula" and "Do No Harm") along with Giannina Facio and Colet Abedi, while Scott is executive producing and attached to direct.

Here's a general idea of what the show is about:

Pharaoh" explores an alternate explanation for the foundation and ascent of the ancient Egyptian empire — one in which greatness was bestowed upon us by beings from another world, calling into question what it means to be a ‘god.’

Again: sounds awesome… as long as thoughts of STARGATE never enter our heads. This is in the earliest of stages, so don't expect to see any spacemen helping construct the Sphinx just yet.

 

Extra Tidbit: Do you see potential in a series combining extraterrestrials and Egyptians?
Source: Deadline

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11:17AM on 04/25/2014
I also think that this sounds amazing. Count me in for the premier.
I also think that this sounds amazing. Count me in for the premier.
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9:18AM on 04/25/2014

Hell yes!

If this is half as good as Prometheus I'm in!
If this is half as good as Prometheus I'm in!
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2:35AM on 04/25/2014
Scott mixing his best genres for HBO sounds awesome. He's the master of period pieces and aliens (well besides prometheus. So when does Russel Crowe sign on?
Scott mixing his best genres for HBO sounds awesome. He's the master of period pieces and aliens (well besides prometheus. So when does Russel Crowe sign on?
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1:37AM on 04/25/2014

Awesome but...

What’s wrong with Stargate?
What’s wrong with Stargate?
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10:52PM on 04/25/2014
Nothing, except that they've already done multiple shows of which the last one was cancelled. So I share the writer's comments of hopefully we don't think of Stargate when this comes out. If so, it will again be cancelled and will also be derided by everyone for lack of imagination.
Nothing, except that they've already done multiple shows of which the last one was cancelled. So I share the writer's comments of hopefully we don't think of Stargate when this comes out. If so, it will again be cancelled and will also be derided by everyone for lack of imagination.
9:41PM on 04/24/2014
Yes! This is great news. The Anunnaki are gonna get their time in the spot light. If they base their concept in the fantastic material found in Zecharia Sitchin's "The Earth Chronicles" I know the story is gonna be epic and it will piss off a lot of people. Very cool. Looking forward to having my mind blown away. This 'alternate' take on mankind's history…makes a lot more sense.
Yes! This is great news. The Anunnaki are gonna get their time in the spot light. If they base their concept in the fantastic material found in Zecharia Sitchin's "The Earth Chronicles" I know the story is gonna be epic and it will piss off a lot of people. Very cool. Looking forward to having my mind blown away. This 'alternate' take on mankind's history…makes a lot more sense.
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9:17PM on 04/24/2014
Ridley Scott does Stargate? Could be cool.
Ridley Scott does Stargate? Could be cool.
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8:23PM on 04/24/2014
Sounds pretty fucking awesome.
Sounds pretty fucking awesome.
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