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Fallout TV Series?

The United States Patent & Trademark Office Database has a Service Mark application filed last week by Bethesda Softworks for "Fallout," with the following explanation: "Entertainment services in the nature of an on-going television program set in a post-nuclear apocalyptic world." This may explain the recent tease by the voice actor who plays Three Dog saying "There may be more of the Dog coming!" Or it may be something else. Or nothing. Thanks Ausir via The Vault.

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14. Re: Fallout TV Series? Jan 16, 2013, 15:20 eunichron
 
TheEmissary wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 15:17:
Creston wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 14:55:
Verno wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 14:42:
I don't think they could really do it without a totally insane budget though. I don't want something like Fallout confined to the small sets and cheap location shoots I see on TWD. Book of Eli had its problems but they sure nailed the sets and design of a Fallout-ish world, unfortunately the movie cost a literal fortune.

But hey you never know, CGI can do wonders. I didn't think anyone could do Game of Thrones but that show has some amazing CGI in place of the larger areas that aren't feasible.

Yeah, my immediate thought was "there is no way they can afford a TV show based on Fallout."

And sure, CGI can (and does) do wonders, but it's not exactly cheap. The majority of BSG's budget went to CGI, even in episodes where the CGI was only a few minutes of action. Those animators etc cost a lot of money.

So unless they film everything in the same abandoned building, I don't really see this working out very well...

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A Fallout or a post-apocalyptic show shouldn't really cost any more money than it would to make say a western. The show Nuka-Cola Break is able to approximate the feel of Fallout all-be-it in a slightly camp way on a shoe-string budget. Then you have shows that cover similar topics like the Walking Dead, Falling Skies, Jeremiah, and Jericho. Fallout doesn't really need huge amounts of FX more likely interesting sets. You don't necessarily need to raid a vault or fire a plasma rifle every episode.

I don't think the costs are going to be that outrageous and the established fanbase will mean it pretty much won't flop immediately.

Yeah, speaking of costs they pulled it off with that time travel dinosaur show on FOX or whatever (the really shitty one that had an insane budget). A Fallout TV show would not require nearly that amount of CGI to be believable.
 
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13. Re: Fallout TV Series? Jan 16, 2013, 15:17 TheEmissary
 
Creston wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 14:55:
Verno wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 14:42:
I don't think they could really do it without a totally insane budget though. I don't want something like Fallout confined to the small sets and cheap location shoots I see on TWD. Book of Eli had its problems but they sure nailed the sets and design of a Fallout-ish world, unfortunately the movie cost a literal fortune.

But hey you never know, CGI can do wonders. I didn't think anyone could do Game of Thrones but that show has some amazing CGI in place of the larger areas that aren't feasible.

Yeah, my immediate thought was "there is no way they can afford a TV show based on Fallout."

And sure, CGI can (and does) do wonders, but it's not exactly cheap. The majority of BSG's budget went to CGI, even in episodes where the CGI was only a few minutes of action. Those animators etc cost a lot of money.

So unless they film everything in the same abandoned building, I don't really see this working out very well...

Creston


A Fallout or a post-apocalyptic show shouldn't really cost any more money than it would to make say a western. The show Nuka-Cola Break is able to approximate the feel of Fallout all-be-it in a slightly camp way on a shoe-string budget. Then you have shows that cover similar topics like the Walking Dead, Falling Skies, Jeremiah, and Jericho. Fallout doesn't really need huge amounts of FX however they need interesting sets. You don't necessarily need to raid a vault or fire a plasma rifle every episode.

I don't think the costs are going to be that outrageous and the established fanbase will mean it pretty much won't flop immediately.
 
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12. Re: Fallout TV Series? Jan 16, 2013, 15:11 Creston
 
Verno wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 15:00:
It's pretty ironic considering the advent of CGI was supposed to relieve studios of the cost burdens associated with things like effects and exotic location shoots. Now CGI is vastly more expensive than more traditional methods in most cases.

Yep. Of course, they keep wanting the CGI to be more and more realistic. Any halfway decent animator can whip up a screen that everyone can tell is fake in a week, but directors want ultra-ultra-ultra realism and yeah, that takes a lot of manhours and rendering time.

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11. Re: Fallout TV Series? Jan 16, 2013, 15:06 Stimpack
 
Techie714 wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 14:28:
I agree with you on the humor part, however F3 had some "decent" mature themes. Remember the slave collar quest, that was awesome. But overall I would have liked more humor & darker mature quests.

That's true, but I was thinking more along the lines of New Reno. Aside from the exploding limbs and witty commentary that followed.
I know F3 could be gruesome, but the game as a whole felt like it was just... missing its soul. Oh, well, I know I'm in the minority with that mentality.
 
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10. Re: Fallout TV Series? Jan 16, 2013, 15:04 Cutter
 
Stimpack wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 14:25:
Ugh, I miss fallout 1&2... The Bethesda games are alright, but they SERIOUSLY lack the sense of humor and mature themes.

Yeah, I don't see that translating into a TV show because most viewers won't have played the first two games and therefore won't get it. And Fallout needs its humour. It's not supposed to be all depressing as shit Walking Dead type stuff.
 
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9. Re: Fallout TV Series? Jan 16, 2013, 15:00 Verno
 
It's pretty ironic considering the advent of CGI was supposed to relieve studios of the cost burdens associated with things like effects and exotic location shoots. Now CGI is vastly more expensive than more traditional methods in most cases.  
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8. Re: Fallout TV Series? Jan 16, 2013, 14:55 Creston
 
Verno wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 14:42:
I don't think they could really do it without a totally insane budget though. I don't want something like Fallout confined to the small sets and cheap location shoots I see on TWD. Book of Eli had its problems but they sure nailed the sets and design of a Fallout-ish world, unfortunately the movie cost a literal fortune.

But hey you never know, CGI can do wonders. I didn't think anyone could do Game of Thrones but that show has some amazing CGI in place of the larger areas that aren't feasible.

Yeah, my immediate thought was "there is no way they can afford a TV show based on Fallout."

And sure, CGI can (and does) do wonders, but it's not exactly cheap. The majority of BSG's budget went to CGI, even in episodes where the CGI was only a few minutes of action. Those animators etc cost a lot of money.

So unless they film everything in the same abandoned building, I don't really see this working out very well...

Creston

 
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7. Re: Fallout TV Series? Jan 16, 2013, 14:47 Capitan
 
Fallout 3 was the first I played, and at my first contact with Robobrain I started laughing so much that I was killed. I must say the humor in Fallout 3 was superb, also like that '50s doomsday mood of that game. More of that please!  
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6. Re: Fallout TV Series? Jan 16, 2013, 14:43 Silicon Avatar
 
Eh... I wanted another game. I don't really care about a TV show unless they are releasing a game to go with it.  
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5. Re: Fallout TV Series? Jan 16, 2013, 14:42 Verno
 
Techie714 wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 14:19:
YES!! I'm already a fan of "Nuka-Cola Break" but I would love to see a dark, serious, & violent Fallout series on the scale of Walking Dead TV show. I doubt though it would appeal to a massive audience, their are only so many people that spend their free time reading the Fallout Wiki for fun...like me...lol.

One thing is for sure though, were going to see some kind of Fallout news this year most likely....

I don't think they could really do it without a totally insane budget though. I don't want something like Fallout confined to the small sets and cheap location shoots I see on TWD. Book of Eli had its problems but they sure nailed the sets and design of a Fallout-ish world, unfortunately the movie cost a literal fortune.

But hey you never know, CGI can do wonders. I didn't think anyone could do Game of Thrones but that show has some amazing CGI in place of the larger areas that aren't feasible.

I think a huge part of the enjoyment is putting yourself in as a character though so I don't see a show really working in a way the fans of the games would like.
 
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4. Re: Fallout TV Series? Jan 16, 2013, 14:28 Techie714
 
Stimpack wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 14:25:
Ugh, I miss fallout 1&2... The Bethesda games are alright, but they SERIOUSLY lack the sense of humor and mature themes.

I agree with you on the humor part, however F3 had some "decent" mature themes. Remember the slave collar quest, that was awesome. But overall I would have liked more humor & darker mature quests.
 
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3. Re: Fallout TV Series? Jan 16, 2013, 14:25 Stimpack
 
Ugh, I miss fallout 1&2... The Bethesda games are alright, but they SERIOUSLY lack the sense of humor and mature themes.  
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2. Re: Fallout TV Series? Jan 16, 2013, 14:19 Techie714
 
YES!! I'm already a fan of "Nuka-Cola Break" but I would love to see a dark, serious, & violent Fallout series on the scale of Walking Dead TV show. I doubt though it would appeal to a massive audience, their are only so many people that spend their free time reading the Fallout Wiki for fun...like me...lol.

One thing is for sure though, were going to see some kind of Fallout news this year most likely....
 
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1. Re: Fallout TV Series? Jan 16, 2013, 14:18 Verno
 
....what?  
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