Rejected Ronald Moore Pilot 17th Precinct Surfaces Online

Producer, writer and director Ronald D. Moore tried to get out of the sci-fi realm he’s been working in since co-producing Star Trek: The Next Generation with a pilot called 17th Precinct. The magical crime drama was set up at NBC, reuniting Moore with his Battlestar Galactica stars Jamie Barber, James Callis and Tricia Helfer. Much like Grimm, which NBC greenlit, and ABC’s Once Upon a Time, the series would have mixed supernatural elements with the usual cop-show tropes. Alas, it was not meant to be. However, fans of Moore can now watch the whole pilot online.

What do you think? Would you have watched 17th Precinct? Does it hit notes that Grimm and Once don’t? Could the network have handled two shows so closely in the same vein?

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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  • Andy C

    I think the problem with all police procedural dramas is that they have the same routines and it gets really redundant and boring really quickly. I was hoping that Grimm wouldn’t be the same way because of the paranormal nature of the show, but unfortunately it has gone down the same route and is quickly becoming stale. So, no, I don’t think I would have watched it unless it was really different than all the other cop shows.  

  • RunnerX13

    Anyone know where else this can be seen?

  • Coryjameson

    Well, everyone already knew the ending…

    God did it. It is a Ron Moore show after all.