Syfy has just placed a pilot order for the unfortunately-titled Three Inches, according to THR.com: The network has ordered a 90-minute pilot, Three Inches, from Fox
Television Studios, writer Harley Peyton (Twin Peaks) and
executive producer Bob Cooper. It centers on an underachiever who
gains the power to move any object using his mind, but only for a
distance of three inches. He recruits a team of fellow heroes, each
with their own less-than-spectacular abilities.
Sounds like it could be somewhere between Heroes and a fond relic of the ’80s, Misfits of Science. The latter of those featured a very pre-Cougar Town Courtney Cox as a telekinetic who teamed up with a pre-Predator Kevin Peter Hall, who could shrink from 7’4″ to 11″ in height, Mark Thomas Miller as an electrifying rocker, and Dean Paul Martin. “Three Inches is a fun, smart, offbeat spin on the superhero
genre,” Syfy executive vp development Mark Stern said. “It’s a very
postmodern approach, with a really wonderful, tongue-in-cheek
script.” If the show becomes a hit, I wonder what fans will call themselves (ala Trekkie, Browncoats, X-Philes)? Inchers? Non-magnums? I shudder at the possibilities.
In other news, Stern also mentioned possible futures for the Battlestar Galactica franchise aside from Caprica: “We’re looking for other ways to spin off Battlestar beyond Caprica,” he said. “That world is so rich. We’re sitting down
with (executive producer) Ron Moore and his team. It would not
necessarily be a traditional series.”
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