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MsRobyn
08-13-2005, 09:51 AM
What with the current fad of old TV shows being turned into movies, and, frankly, what with some of these movies being bad beyond words, I thought I'd put the question to y'all.

I, personally, would like to see "Murphy Brown" brought to the big screen. Yes, I know it's about TV, but so were "Network" and "Broadcast News".

Just wondering, is all.

Robin

twickster
08-13-2005, 10:07 AM
None of them!

Stop the Madness!

Mahaloth
08-13-2005, 10:19 AM
Angel, but not Buffy. I think Angel is more fit to the big screen.

Other than that, I'd say Firefly, which is coming.

Binarydrone
08-13-2005, 10:25 AM
I am at a loss as to why we have not yet seen a 6 million dollar man movie (although they would need to adjust the title for inflation).

ivylass
08-13-2005, 10:25 AM
Deep Space Nine, Quantum Leap, and a wrap up finale of Joan of Arcadia. I wouldn't turn up my nose at Sports Night either.

Hey, It's That Guy!
08-13-2005, 11:20 AM
I am at a loss as to why we have not yet seen a 6 million dollar man movie (although they would need to adjust the title for inflation).

It's coming. Being made right now, with Jim Carrey.

As for me, I'd love to see a Justice League Unlimited movie, with heightened stakes, reality-threatening events, and the occasional dramatic death. If they did something like Crisis on Infinite Earths as a full-length movie, that would be amazing.

Mr. Blue Sky
08-13-2005, 11:40 AM
An NC17-rated Three's Company.

Tapioca Dextrin
08-13-2005, 12:03 PM
If only they'd make a big screen adaptation of The Banana Splits (http://www.nostalgiacentral.com/tv/kids/bananasplits.htm) life would be complete.

Binarydrone
08-13-2005, 12:14 PM
It's coming. Being made right now, with Jim Carrey...
I assume you're kidding.

Alessan
08-13-2005, 12:19 PM
Samurai Jack, live action. Maybe with Sam Raimi or Robert Rodriguez directing.

Lumpy
08-13-2005, 12:33 PM
Haven't they done, or are planning to do, a remake of I Dream of Jeanie? I could see a version that's more serious and slightly darker than the TV show, where Jeannie's sexual interest in Maj. Nelson is much more explicit and rather less innocent. Not quite have her be a succubus, but something like the Tim Powers novel The Stress of Her Regard.

Mr. Blue Sky
08-13-2005, 12:34 PM
I assume you're kidding.

There's no entry in the IMDB, but the rumor has been floating around for a couple of years.

ivylass
08-13-2005, 01:15 PM
An NC17-rated Three's Company.

My eyes! My eyes!

flees screaming from the thread

Mr. Blue Sky
08-13-2005, 01:37 PM
My eyes! My eyes!

flees screaming from the thread

Oh come on, I'm casting Ernest Borgnine and Phyllis Diller as the Ropers!!

AncientHumanoid
08-13-2005, 01:39 PM
Angel, but not Buffy. I think Angel is more fit to the big screen.

Other than that, I'd say Firefly, which is coming.


:dubious:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103893/)

Scott Plaid
08-13-2005, 01:57 PM
Well, the movie was canon to the series, so it was really more of a Tv series made based on a movie. Ya' would think fans would know that. However, I could certainly appreciate the idea of a "Ten years after the series ends, the old crew has to take out a new threat" movie.

Oh, and I would love to see A Kim Possible movie. However, I would not like to see an "Inspector Gadget" style, "Let's combine all the plots we can into one mega plot, and abandon the origin." Instead, I would rather see an adventure that using the big screen to full advantage.

Peter Morris
08-13-2005, 02:09 PM
Sooner or later we are going to see a Rawhide movie. Clint Eastwood will probably direct.

BobLibDem
08-13-2005, 02:14 PM
Picket Fences

Early Edition

Just Shoot Me

Elza B
08-13-2005, 06:06 PM
Definitely Farscape. More for my own selfishness to see the cast together again than anything else. And I'd like to see what they can do with a movie budget, as opposed to a smaller, cable TV network budget.

Night Court. No reason, just been watching the marathon on TVLand.

E.

pinkfreud
08-13-2005, 06:11 PM
I'd love to see a Babylon 5 movie, but only if it had J. Michael Straczynski at the helm.

Push You Down
08-13-2005, 07:38 PM
Well, the movie was canon to the series, so it was really more of a Tv series made based on a movie. Ya' would think fans would know that. However, I could certainly appreciate the idea of a "Ten years after the series ends, the old crew has to take out a new threat" movie.


The movie isn't strictly canon. A similar event as happened in the movie happened as backstory to the series but not exactly

A lot of the movie's mythology was changed for the series. I.E. One Watcher/One Slayer, menstrual vamp-radar.. flying Vamps...


I would like to see a big screen version of Mr. Belvedeer.

Yes I am serious.

Scott Plaid
08-13-2005, 07:54 PM
I almost respected what you were saying, till you said the following:I would like to see a big screen version of Mr. Belvedere.

Yes I am serious.Thus, I no longer give a damn about the fact that she talked about how she “Kinda, sorta’” burned down the gym at her old school, despite the fact she didn’t do exactly that it in the film. No-way, no-how do I care about the claim that the unproduced original script was canon, and not the actual movie, from now on. :)

Oh, and I seem to recall seeing Orson Wells as Mr. Belvedere in the movie version. (In a parody on the Critic, that is.)

Ephemera
08-13-2005, 08:35 PM
Deep Space Nine, Quantum Leap, and a wrap up finale of Joan of Arcadia. I wouldn't turn up my nose at Sports Night either.

Deep Space Nine wouldn't work as a normal movie with the way it was written and how it ended. To keep with the tone it built and to fully resolve all its plot points, you would need something like a mini-series or another half season.

Fitting Sisko's return, Bajor's admittance into the Federation, Cardassian Reconstruction , the Dominion's rebirth, and all the other little details like Rom as Nagus, Worf as Ambassador to the UFP, Kira as the commander of the most important outpost in the Alpha Quadrant, the new Kai on Bajor, and Ezri and Julian as a couple -- the things that made DS9 so rich in comparison to the other Trek shows -- into a hundred minute movie just doesn't sound feasible.

Typo Negative
08-14-2005, 12:48 AM
The Simpsons.


And I will lay a hurtin' on somebody if they try to do it live action!


I second Early Edition , and would love a Sports Night movie.

Crowbar of Irony +3
08-14-2005, 01:14 AM
Survivor.

No, seriously, this is not a "reality-show-goes-on-a-big-screen" thingy. Rather, it has a predefined script which distills all the fine moments and the cliche things which happens throughout. Like the tough-talking, criticising people are going to get eliminated first and all that things.

ivylass
08-14-2005, 09:35 AM
Night Court. No reason, just been watching the marathon on TVLand.

E.

Me too! That was a fun show, wasn't it?

FriarTed
08-14-2005, 03:56 PM
No need for a Buffy movie- just one called WATCHERS & SLAYERS & WICCAS, OH MY! starring ASH, Eliza & Alyson, with James M, Tom Lenk & Mr Alyson as Wesley's revenant.

sleeepy2
08-14-2005, 08:26 PM
Samurai Jack, live action. Maybe with Sam Raimi or Robert Rodriguez directing.

Ooooohhh... Good call!

Though a live action Aku would probably give me nightmares :eek:.

Alpine
08-14-2005, 08:53 PM
None of them!

Stop the Madness!

Amen to that. When I saw that they'd done "Dukes", even more horrible ideas came to mind.

...The Love Boat aaargh! I saw a tape where the individual story segments were spliced together. It makes no sense!

UnwrittenNocturne
08-14-2005, 09:01 PM
Twin Peaks


....oh wait, that has been done already

Knorf
08-15-2005, 01:33 PM
Firefly.


. . .


Woo-hoo!!!!

:D

Don Draper
08-15-2005, 01:43 PM
I've had an idea kicking around in the back of my head for a "Doctor Who" movie for many years. It was sort of a pipe dream of mine, never expecting it to emerge. Then I read that the series was revived in England with the possibility of making a big-budget movie out of it. Woo-hoo.

"Land of the Lost" ought to be made into a flick. I'd see that.

I'm probably the only person who even remembers this show, but there was an ultra-cheesy, low-budget syndicated tv show in the late 70s called "Starlost" that I thought would make a decent movie.

If it isn't obvious by now, I am quite a fan of bottom-of-the-barrel Ed Wood level sci-fi extravaganzas.

Lumpy
08-15-2005, 08:33 PM
I'm probably the only person who even remembers this show, but there was an ultra-cheesy, low-budget syndicated tv show in the late 70s called "Starlost" that I thought would make a decent movie.It's actually familiar to many people who've read the Harlan Ellison essay "Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore", detailing Ellison's involvement in the pilot script and it's subsequent desecration.

Mr. Blue Sky
08-15-2005, 08:38 PM
It's actually familiar to many people who've read the Harlan Ellison essay "Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore", detailing Ellison's involvement in the pilot script and it's subsequent desecration.

Has Ellison ever liked any adaptation of his work?

pinkfreud
08-15-2005, 08:42 PM
I've had an idea kicking around in the back of my head for a "Doctor Who" movie for many years. It was sort of a pipe dream of mine, never expecting it to emerge. Then I read that the series was revived in England with the possibility of making a big-budget movie out of it. Woo-hoo.There was a made-for-TV Doctor Who (http://imdb.com/title/tt0116118/) movie a few years ago. I rather enjoyed it. It wasn't big-budget by theatrical blockbuster standards, but its budget was obviously larger than that of the TV series.

Morbo
08-15-2005, 08:54 PM
[b]Magnum P.I.[/b/. Bring back all the principles - they're all still alive and, uh, available, after all. Set it in the present, give them a great script, and I'd see it.

AncientHumanoid
08-15-2005, 09:04 PM
Tripping the Rift (http://www.scifi.com/tripping/about/) would be cool as a live action/CGI mix movie.

Who could play Six?

What Exit?
08-15-2005, 09:11 PM
The movie isn't strictly canon. A similar event as happened in the movie happened as backstory to the series but not exactly

A lot of the movie's mythology was changed for the series. I.E. One Watcher/One Slayer, menstrual vamp-radar.. flying Vamps...


I would like to see a big screen version of Mr. Belvedeer.

Yes I am serious.

Sitting Pretty (1948) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040795/)

What Exit?
08-15-2005, 09:12 PM
The Simpsons.


And I will lay a hurtin' on somebody if they try to do it live action!


I second Early Edition , and would love a Sports Night movie.

Your wish will be rewarded.
Simpsons 2008 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0462538/)

What Exit?
08-15-2005, 09:14 PM
Has Ellison ever liked any adaptation of his work?

No

What Exit?
08-15-2005, 09:19 PM
I would like to see the Square Pegs class Reunion movie.

This would be seriously twisted, could be very funny.

At Least one of the Geeks would have to be working for Microsoft.

Does anyone else remember this show,
Sarah Jessica Parker, Tracy Nelson & Jami Gertz before they were known & many others that still aren't known.

Mr. Blue Sky
08-15-2005, 09:23 PM
No


Then why does he continue to sell it? Just for the money or does he like being a drama queen?

What Exit?
08-15-2005, 09:28 PM
Then why does he continue to sell it? Just for the money or does he like being a drama queen?

He enjoys being a curmudgeon technically :p ;) and yes; he really likes the green stuff. He has never had that big massive moneymaker, where now he just writes for the love of it.

Max Carnage
08-18-2005, 10:07 AM
Survivor.

No, seriously, this is not a "reality-show-goes-on-a-big-screen" thingy. Rather, it has a predefined script which distills all the fine moments and the cliche things which happens throughout. Like the tough-talking, criticising people are going to get eliminated first and all that things.


Ever seen Series 7 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0251031/)

CalMeacham
08-18-2005, 10:21 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Blue Sky
Has Ellison ever liked any adaptation of his work?



No


You don't think he liked the Outer Limits episode Demon with a Glass Hand, then? I suspect he didn't like the added gun-store scene of the episode Soldier

How about his scripts for Burke's Law and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.? I've never heard complaints about those.


Ellison came to the University of Rochester to defend the adaptation of A Boy and his Dog. He didn't do the screeplay (IIRC), but it was his story being adapted.

Ponder Stibbons
08-18-2005, 10:33 AM
How about The Rockford Files? James Garner could be the dad -- hey, he did that with Maverick, it'd work again. But who would be Rockford? Hmmm...