Dr Mumbo

The Seven promo with a vision of the future – it may not be on air yet, but it’s a hit

So here’s a curious thing.  

Flash ForwardThe nice people at Seven have just emailed a link to a trailer for their new show, Flash Forward.

And it does indeed look quite good.

But the odd thing is that the trailer is jam-packed with what appear to be quotes from reviews by various Australian media for a programme that hasn’t begun yet.

The show features an FBI agent trying to work out why everyone’s been having  visions of the future .

Dr Mumbo wonders whether Seven’s promotional team has a similar person on staff.

Among the “reviews”:

  • “Seven’s new hit” – TV Week
  • “Spectacular” – TV Tonight
  • “I’m hooked” – Hot Tomato
  • “Addictive” – Nova
  • “Gripping” OK magazine
  • “Edge of your seat viewing” SAFM
  • “Will knock your socks off” – Famous
  • “Captivating” 105FM
  • “Exciting” Gold FM
  • “Will keep audiences begging for more” Daily Telegraph
  • “Don’t blink” 96.5FM

As the character at the end of the trailer put it: “Just because we saw these things doesn’t mean it’s going to happen”.

A spokesman for Seven tells Dr Mumbo that the network has been holding screenings for the journos, so the comments may have come as they were leaving the screenings. Any of the journos in question care to confirm that?


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