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Old 03-21-2017, 12:49 PM
CalMeacham CalMeacham is offline
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Originally Posted by Terminus Est View Post
There was barely enough to make a Star Trek episode. How would you make it a full movie without padding?
There was more than enough to fill the time of the Star Trek episode -- which a.) really wasn't an adaptation -- they were already writing it when someone noticed the similarity to Brown's story; and b.) therefore doesn't have a LOT of stuff that's in the story; c.) most notably the ending, which is completely different (No gunpowder from scratch, and what the hero does is different than what Kirk does with the Gorn).

You can do it, and to do it justice, you need time. Without letting it drag.