Doug Brode



Variety.com
by Clifford Coonan

"BEIJING -- Singapore and Hollywood-based Hyde Park Intl. will exec produce and handle worldwide sales, excluding China, on helmer Kirk Wong's manga-inspired actioner "Six." Pic will be co-produced with China's OK101, Fantawild Film Industry Investment, Asia Entertainment Media and National Film Capital. Hyde Park topper Ashok Amritraj said the pic would bring "Asian mysticism to Western commercial cinema." Pic was written by Li Feng, the scribe on Zhang Yimou's "Hero," Erik Martinez and Doug Brode.
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SlantMagazine.com
by Brian Holcomb

"Brode has quite an ambitious vision for the show.... His scripts are heavy on theme, stressing the idea that a clone is just a copy of a human, not the dead brought back to life. He uses Julia to probe ideas of what it is that defines a human being. If we are not the accumulation of personal memory, then what are we?...(continued)"
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io9.com
by Annalee Newitz

"Created by longtime concept designer Doug Brode, who previously worked props for Iron Man and JJ Abrams' Star Trek, Forbidden Science is a fun, Flash Gordon-style adventure story set at a company called 4Ever Innovations that makes clones, androids, and the nefarious technologies that support them. In last week's episode we met new hire Bethany, who is curious about the history of a mysterious 4Ever clone named Julia, whose gene and memory donor died the week before...(continued)"
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TVRage.com
by Jonathan Miller author of La Bajada Lawyer

"Existentialism usually doesn't play well on TV. However, both Lost and Battlestar Galactica have hit on the existential issues of life, soul, and destiny. Those shows also present the debate between faith and reason.  Ironically, in its second and third episodes, Cinemax's new show "Forbidden Science" hits these issues as well, and joins them as one of few intelligent shows on television. Those shows can skate on pretty thin ice over frigid existential waters though compelling characters...(continued)"
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EveryJoe.com
by Cynthia

"...the show’s creator Doug Brode, was building props for the new Star Trek movie before he got the call that his idea was going to series. With ten years as a prop designer in his past, you can bet you’ll see some cool gadgets in Forbidden Science, just don’t talk to me about that mechanical bug that goes in the girl’s mouth. . . ack!...(continued)"
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