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Was Kevin Sorbo Busy? BBC's "Atlantis" Trailer

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | September 10, 2013 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | September 10, 2013 |

We’re going with a bowling metaphor. Because I’m going to set up some pins here. No, no, don’t worry about what I’m going to do with the pins. Trust me.

First, Howard Overman, creator of “Misfits”. Boom. You’re there, right?

Second, BBC, gold standard network. Salivating, right?

Third, Mark Addy, big King Robert Baratheon himself. Definitely value added.

Fourth, a new series based on the fall of Atlantis. Yeah, you’re feeling it too.

Fifth, it’s got a 13 episode first season and it will air on BBC America beginning November 23. Alright, almost there, wait for the big finish, here we go…

And sixth, here’s the trailer:

How those pins doing? They all got knocked over, right? A couple of them probably shattered in several pieces with a sob like an orphan waking up on Christmas morning. This looks bad. I mean, early nineties syndication bad. Like Kevin Sorbo would turn down the money for this even if he was at the tail end of a cocaine bender and homeless. Student films have been burned for better production values than this.

Eh, probably still better than most of the new network shows.

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

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