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You're Not Allowed to Have Nice Things

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | October 21, 2010 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | October 21, 2010 |

What do Amber Tamblyn, Ray Stevenson and zombies have in common? “Babylon Fields,” a dark comedy zombie series that got to the point of making a pilot for CBS in 2007 but didn’t get picked up. The full pilot is now up online, though it will undoubtedly get take down notices issued soon. I mean, they refuse to broadcast it or sell it, but they’ll be damned if anyone sees it for free. You fucking communists, you should be ashamed of yourselves.

And remember, CBS didn’t pick this up in Fall of 2007, because instead they had to make room for these new series instead:

“The Big Bang Theory” (HA! Nerds and a blond, what will they come up with next?)

“Cane” (Jimmy Smits gets a show that lasts a maximum of four episodes every television season, whether he needs it or not)

“Kid Nation” (I knew “Lord of the Flies,” I read “Lord of the Flies” and you sir are no “Lord of the Flies”)

“Moonlight” (Vampires! Can’t miss!)

“Viva Laughlin” (Who wouldn’t love Wolverine singing in the homeless man’s Vegas?)

“Swingtown” (Swingers in the seventies … no I don’t have a joke here, how could this have not been awesome?)

Wow, tough choices there, I can’t even imagine which of those I’d bump off in order to give “Bablyon Fields” a chance.

Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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