Tuesday, August 21, 2007

W, C, S post script

Last night on the "Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda" episode of the Geekerati Podcast we went over alot of stuff - SKY CAPTAIN, FIREFLY, DEMOLITION MAN, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, TIME TUNNEL, THE TERRIBLE FLASH GORDON and a whole lot more....

What we didn't do is get to some of the topics that I hinted at in the tags below. So, in the interest of giving you your money's worth, why don't you listen to the podcast by simply clicking on the player in my right sidebar -> and then we can can pick up from there.

INDEPENDENCE DAY -

Listen, if there was a franchise that was ripe for a D2DVD sequel it's this one. Imagine this - we only saw one small aspect of the war, and have seen nothing of the aftermath of a dozen or so city-sized ships hitting the earth. If you focus on the adventures of one small portion of this epic story - you have some great material with which to work.

WATCHMEN -

Forget movie. This needs an HBO mini-series. 12 episodes to tell the complete story and do it justice. I am excited as anyone that Watchmen is coming to the big screen and being directed by Zack Snyder, but it's going to lose something. It's not going to be subtle as the book was. It's not going to be as layered as the book was. I would think that these would be very big concerns to the company producing this movie, but I guess it's not.

I would settle for a trilogy of movies telling the complete story.

GLOBAL FREQUENCY -

Bring it back as a new graphic novel with a dvd inside... hmmm? Best of both worlds since it is shelved. We get a comic AND a good clean peek at the tv show.


BUCKAROO BANZAI -

When is Buckaroo ever going to get around to telling the story of his adventure against the World Crime League? (Shawna was actually the first one to mention this, and I have to agree. Write the Banzai Institute and urge them to release Buckaroo's files to Hollywood so we can at least get a movie out of it.)

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Tune in next time when we will be discussing those movies, books, television shows and games you must be watching.

1 comment:

Kelly J. Compeau said...

RE: Independence Day, Watchmen, Global Frequency

I wholeheartedly agree with you on all counts, Bill. Oh, and the DVD inside the comic idea, I'm going to steal that for my project. ;-)