SYFY channel has ordered a new series consisting of 6 shows called Dream Machines. The premise of the series will follow two brothers ( Marc and Shannon Parker ) who build vehicles for Sci-Fi movies and shows such as the iconic
Bat Pod from the Dark Knight and Trons Light Cycle. I found their website Parker Brothers Custom Choppers while trying to find out some info about the show. Poking around the site I saw some truly innovative designs including the before mentioned Light Cycle and Bat Pod. It does peek my interest a bit since one of the fascination of Sci-Fi cinema to me is the effort that goes on behind the scenes. So for now I will keep the line “oh no another reality show” to myself.
The About page on their site seems to sum up what they will be about on the first paragraph.
Parker Brothers Choppers was started by brothers Marc and Shanon Parker in an effort to create custom, one of a kind designs that would challenge the everyday thinking surrounding motorcycles and cars alike. Thinking outside the box had always been a part of any business in which the Parker Brothers have been involved. From a very young age they were tinkering with cars and motorcycles which later became a steady hobby for both of them. Shanon was an avid comics fan from a young age and was always interested in movie and TV vehicles as well. They built an “Eleanor” from “Gone in 60 seconds” as well as “KITT” from “Knight Rider” before moving on to motorcycles and choppers. They started out in the back of a paint shop with a space that is remembered as “smaller than a closet” by the brothers. “We had some good times there, but we were anxious to upgrade” says Parker. Once better quarters were located, the brothers set out to build something to showcase their talents
Seems SYFY is going more on the reality TV then original series these days . But if they need to, a show like this of how Hollywood magic is made and the minds that mold those concepts into reality is a good way to go.
Along with Dream Machines SYFY has also renewed two other of their reality programs. One Haunted Collector , which is like a Ghost Hunters Type of programing dealing with Haunted artifacts and Hollywood Treasures which deal with artifacts of the Hollywood type. Both will get a second season and both are expected to have 6 shows each.
Statement from Senior VP Tim Krusback
“We are excited to add another new unscripted series to our line-up, ‘Dream Machines,’ which will showcase how two brothers combine their skills and their imaginations to bring to life dream vehicles from iconic sci-fi films, as well as custom vehicles never-before-imagined,” Tim Krubsack, Syfy’s senior vice president of alternative programming, said in a statement. “We’re seeing great success with our increased unscripted slate, with our viewers embracing shows like ‘Hollywood Treasure,’ which appeals to the sci-fi collector mindset, and the paranormal series ‘Haunted Collector.'”
Read more at: UPI.com
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