|Not every conspiracy is a theory.|
Another example -- ReGenesis revolved around the scientists of NorBAC ("North American Biotechnology Advisory Commission"), a fictional organization with a lab based in Toronto. (see note Wikipedia) The show's advisor was Aled Edwards, of the Structural Genomics Consortium, which fosters new medicine developed through open access. Imagine, medicine being developed by people other than big pharmaceutical companies. What a wonderful concept. The show was groundbreaking in several ways, including a reality-based interactive game for its watchers, and the way the tv show was told. A scene would occasionally stop, rewind, and take you back to a moment where two characters were interacting -- and then fork into a different direction and take you down the path the other character followed. You learned more about the story by seeing it from different viewpoints.
|The cast of Boomtown.|
|David Palmer for President.|
|Pietas - the Sempervian leader|
The monsters aren't always ravening beasts. In my world, sometimes they're powerful people who control the government (Empress Destoiya), or they're successful entrepreneurs who shape the future of business (Luc Saint-Cyr). In the real world, sometimes the monsters are genteel, well-to-do controllers who sit behind desks at broadcast companies and decide what fodder is "fit for public consumption" despite what the public actually wants -- or needs.
Have your favorite shows been canceled? Which ones?