12 March 2013 6:10 PM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

It may not be intentional, but A&E has cooked up a drama pilot that sounds remarkably like X-Files or Fringe. Part of the similarities might be due to former X-Files writer James Wong having penned the script, but I think no matter who wrote Occult we’d be able to look at this and say we have a pilot that might not be all that original. But what really counts as original these days? Everything’s a copy of a copy so there’s no need to tear down someone’s work just because it doesn’t stand out as unique. That is unless it’s so blatantly a rip off as to be insulting.

Thankfully, Occult at least has two leads lined up that will hopefully carry the potential series above any misconceptions about originality. Josh Lucas and Lynn Collins were reported by TVLine to be the co-stars of this series. »

- Brody Gibson

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