CW’s Oxygen set to copy Roswell
American network The CW are announcing they are set to produce a new sci-fi series, Oxygen.
The show claims to be in a similar vein to District 9 – a fact that suggests the show won’t be laden with originality from the offset, if the first thing they do to intrigue viewers is to name a popular influence.
But it gets worse than that.
Sounds familiar, somehow.
Anyone remember this?
That’s right, it sounds extremely like Roswell, which aired – incidentally – on WB and then UPN, both of whom merged to form The CW.
Okay, so we do have a case that Roswell featured aliens who lived in a society who didn’t know of the existence of aliens, whereas Oxygen will be the opposite. Yet it seems like a Roswell/District 9 hybrid with not a huge deal of thought made to disguise the splicing together of the two.
Who knows, it might be good, but I don’t hold high hopes.
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