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Sci Fi Looks for "Sanctuary"

atapping.jpgWith the popularity of movies like "300" and "Sin City," it was only a matter of time before their unique visual style was transplanted to television. That's where Sci Fi Channel's new series comes in.

Titled "Sanctuary," the new program has the distinct honor of becoming TV's first series to use live actors in an all-green screen environment. According to MovieWeb, the show plans to use CGI to create 90 percent of its sets, much like last year's "300" did to fashion the Battle of Thermopylae. The show sounds like it's in good hands, seeing as how it's being helmed by Damian Kindler and Martin Wood, who have previously worked on "Stargate SG-1" and "Stargate Atlantis" respectively.

The show focuses on a doctor (actress Amanda Tapping) who believes there are mutant creatures among us, but hidden in the shadows. Helping to track these creatures down are her daughter, a tech guy and a profiler who's trained to find the unusual.

Production begins soon and 13 episodes are due this fall.--Chris Sardelli


Posted by Chris on April 2, 2008 8:46 PM
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They won't be the first. Blue's Clues has been producing their show like this for years.

-- Posted by: Anonymous at April 3, 2008 11:56 AM

What about the existing webisodes? "Sanctuary" started as a download-only show. Each episode is only 10 minutes or so. It's really good, although it's funny to see Amanda Tapping wearing a jet-black wig, which was probably done to prevent blue-screen problems with her light-colored, fluffy hair.

-- Posted by: LordJohnWhorfin at April 3, 2008 4:38 PM

Elmo's World.

-- Posted by: skaetur at April 3, 2008 6:52 PM

The original first 2 seasons of Lexx (1990's) were produced almost exclusively using green-screen and CGI tech.

-- Posted by: bart Simposn at April 7, 2008 11:15 AM

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