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USA Network Orders ‘Masters Of Doom’ Pilot Produced By James & Dave Franco

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You gotta have a scene in biopics like this where Carmack and Romero are talking to a 'suit' and he's all like "what, demon invasion in space?? It'll never sell!"

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So since it's just the pilot that has been ordered, we don't know if the series has been ordered? Not sure if the news means the execs liked the pilot or merely want the pilot to be shot. 

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They just "ordered" a pilot episode, I assume for internal viewing, and based on that they'll decide on whether to make a series or not. At least that's how I understand it.

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It doesn't sound like this show is going through the usual "pilot" process (upfronts already happened in May) so the odds of them producing a pilot and then not producing the full series seem pretty low to me.

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I hope it has a scene where John Romero gets frustrated with some code and almost gives up, so he goes to meet his old friend Steve Jobs, who gives him a pep talk - and then we CUT to the next scene and there's a NeXT Cube on Romero's desk, and Romero says "now we're talking".

 

And then there's a fast-paced montage of John Romero writing Doom while Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box" plays in the background.

 

Also, I hope it starts with a shot of John Romero driving his Ferrari along a seaside Californian road while an internal monologue plays. "At the age of 26 I thought I had it all. Bread, babes, a cool car. But my life was about to change, when I became a MASTER OF DOOM", and then cut to the opening song. That would be awesome.

 

And when I saw awesome, I mean godawful.

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9 hours ago, Ashley_Pomeroy said:

"At the age of 26 I thought I had it all. Bread."

 

Man loves his sandwiches, can't fault him for that.

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On 6/27/2019 at 1:54 PM, Jonathan said:

Finally, my years of being too lazy to read Masters of Doom have paid off. I'm cautiously optimistic.

Haha. I finally finished reading that book last year or so. I don't like to read too! Now, they bringing it to the screen. Sheesh! :P

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On 7/1/2019 at 5:31 AM, Maximum Matt said:

You gotta have a scene in biopics like this where Carmack and Romero are talking to a 'suit' and he's all like "what, demon invasion in space?? It'll never sell!"

I hope it will have a scene talking about using FOX's Aliens franchise.

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8 hours ago, The Strife Commando said:

There's not going to really be a mini series of this.

 

How are you coming to this? Production has already started. 

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11 minutes ago, The Strife Commando said:

Oh. Well, fans will get upset once it's released.

 

I really don't think so. The Francos do good stuff. 

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doom fans strike me as bad at appreciating doom material that doesnt very strictly conform to their image of doom material. you saw it with final doom to an extent, the doom novels, one might argue the doom comic although thats been weirdly accepted in an odd turn of of fate, you saw it again with doom 3, it happened with the 2005 doom movie, its already happened with the upcoming film despite that not even having been released yet.

 

i dont have the upmost confidence in this community when it comes to this docu-drama thing, regardless of whether its actually well made 

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I can’t really imagine how the Franco’s could screw it up, all their stuff is generally good, the source material is already in existence so it’s not like the story of Id is secret or up for debate, it’s a biopic not a “fill in the gaping story holes of the Doom storyline in a way that will only mesh with .02% of all players’ headcanon just based on the odds of each stylistic choice being made independently” and it’s on a TV station that I can’t really think of as being super edgy (maybe I’m forgetting some show that would prove me wrong about that).

 

Plus I heard on good authority that the Carmero slash romantic subplot has been greenlit due the lack of relationship drama in the source material so I’m excited to see what the Franco’s pull off!

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