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zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: February 16th, 2011 11:45 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Huh, I'm guessing the HP reference may suggest these characters dwell in the world where there are parallel universes, one normal as we know it, the other magical and supernatural, and there's a conduit between them that these characters can pass through back and forth.

It's certainly possible, though short of reading the whole script I wouldn't venture a guess. My presumption just based on the sides was that it was more of an alternate reality than a parallel universe situation - not so much that the magic world is aware of the muggle world, a-la-HP, and sort of supercedes it.


Rather more like the construct in Fringe, whereby some cities/parts of the world in the alternate universe are more or less the same, but others quite different. (New York City/state is more or less the same, though the Twin Towers are still standing, Statue of Liberty is polished to her original copper, etc. Meanwhile, a map of the alternate U.S. shows half of California missing, Texas split into North and South states, Kansas and Oklahoma joined as a state called "Midland", and all sorts of other differences.

To take it one step further, there's the notion that this show's universe is presented as the ONLY one known to exist, i.e., there is no "parallel" world to represent the "real" world. (Best example like this would probably be Watchmen; the 1985 presented there doesn't exist parallel to "our" own, it simply IS. It's a complete "what-if". ;) )
xwacky From: xwacky Date: February 17th, 2011 01:39 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Mmm, I agree with you that short of seeing the pilot or at least reading the whole script, there is no way to know how RDM is going to build his 'verse. I was just puzzled by th HP comparison because reading the description of these characters here, I couldn't quite see anything readily calls to mind HP character-wise, hence my guess at the world building. But I see your point. All the possibilities you mentioned here sound quite interesting too.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: February 17th, 2011 04:40 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Tee hee - that's kinda what I meant in the comment above (1st one in the thread.) The HP comparison seems so imprecise, that's why I'm sticking by my theory that it came out in a pitch meeting to give the suits a selling point. XD And apparently somebody ran with it!
xwacky From: xwacky Date: February 17th, 2011 04:49 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Haha! I totally can see that scenario happen. \o/
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: February 17th, 2011 10:17 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Actually, I just thought of a potential HP comparison that might kinda work. ;) Just comparing the premise to HP in general seems a stretch, but if you drill down and, say, present it as: "What if it were a show about aurors? Not specific to Rowling's universe in that they are dark wizard hunters, mind you.. but essentially those who are tasked with policing in ways that defend against, as well as utilize, magic for investigation." And you know, aurors are essentially just government employees, they have work issues, they have baggage, they have babies (Hi, Teddy Lupin. ;) )

I can't imagine anything THAT specific would make it into a pitch meeting, of course. Hee. But it's a stronger comparison IMO.
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