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"CHARLIE JADE" starts tonight on Sci-Fi

Started by Rico, June 06, 2008, 03:21:49 PM

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Rico

I've heard very good things about this series but haven't had chance to see it yet.  Tonight it starts on the SciFi channel.....

Charlie Jade is a rogue private detective in a world dominated by greedy multinational corporations. When Charlie sees the corpse of a beautiful young woman, he realizes she embodies the impossible: She has no identity, which is inconceivable in Charlie's world.

While tracking her suspected killer, Charlie discovers a secret desert facility. A massive explosion propels him into a parallel universe that seduces him with its similarities and baffles him with its differences.

Charlie is soon drawn into a conflict that involves his home universe, the one he now inhabits as well as a third universe. The third world is pristine and pacifist ... with unsuspected terror at its heart.

The show's creators are Robert Wertheimer (Bollywood/Hollywood, Due South, Robocop: The Series) and Chris Roland (Stander, Man to Man, The Bone Snatcher).

Charlie Jade is written by Guy Mullally (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World, Little Men), David Cole (Cold Squad, Due South), Stephen Zoller (Anne of Green Gables, The Windsor Protocol) and Alex Epstein (Galidor). Executive producers are Wertheimer, Roland, Izidore Codron, Robin Spry and Jacques Pettigrew.

Series regulars include: Jeffrey Pierce (The Others, West Wing, JAG) as Charlie, Marie-Julie Rivest (Savage Messiah), Michael Filipowich (Starhunter, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind), Tyrone Benskin (Deacons for Defense, The Long Island Incident), Michelle Burgers (The Schoolmaster, Sinbad), Danny Keogh (Citizen Verdict, Sinbad) and Patricia McKenzie (Stardom, No Alibi).

A cross-section of directors from both Canada and South Africa provide the series' highly cinematic, cutting-edge signature style. Directors include T.J. Scott (Hercules, Xena, La Femme Nikita), Darrel James Roodt (City of Blood, Sarafina!) Jimmy Kaufman (Due South, Stargate SG-1) and Neal Sundstrom (Inside Out, Homeland).

Post-production and state-of-the-art CGI were handled by CineGroupe in Montreal, who in the last year produced two U.S. series — Galidor: Defenders of the Outer Dimension and Tripping the Rift.


learn more here:
http://www.scifi.com/charliejade/

Geekyfanboy

Is this the original Canadian version or a Sci fi remake.. the original aired way back in 2005.

Rico

Quote from: StarTrekFanatic5 on June 06, 2008, 03:27:24 PM
Is this the original Canadian version or a Sci fi remake.. the original aired way back in 2005.

It's the original Kenny.  As far as I know, this has never aired in the US before.
See the IMDB listing:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0408378/


Geekyfanboy

Just finished the first episode of Charlie Jade... it was really good. Awesome special effects. It's kind of a cross between Blade Runner and Mad Max.. at least the Alpha verse seemed that way. I really enjoyed all the jumping between verses. Took a few minutes before I got use to the jumping back and forth. Can't wait for next weeks.

Geekyfanboy

Did anyone else watch this? What did you think?

Rico

Storms messed up my TIVO recording of it but I have it via a torrent.  I'll watch it soon and let you know.  The few minutes I did manage to catch looked cool.

Geekyfanboy

#7
This doesn't bode well for the series...

SCI FI Channel Moves "Charlie Jade"

After only two episodes aired the SCI FI Channel pulls a Fox by moving the innovative South African series "Charlie Jade" from its debut, primetime Friday night timeslot to 3 a.m. ET Monday.

With hardly any advance warning and little to no advertising fans of the show may not realize it is still running on the channel. Hopefully most have their DVRs and TiVos set to find it wherever and whenever it airs.

Rico

That's too bad.  But since the series is 3 years old I'm not too shocked they are not promoting it much.