*Lord of the Rings
Books, movies, TV
All good ideas. Some very good stories. Cutting edge F/X technology (movies and TV, anyways). Sometimes, a little too much artistic liscence or lack of continuity. Or even piss poor writing and acting at times.
Now (here’s the fun part), COMBINE THEM!
Obiwan Mithadrir takes a young James Kirk to the one place where he can defeat the Sith lord, Sauron… Middle Earth. Along the way, they are joined by the Drawf R2D2, an Elf (Mr Spock), an old guy who likes horses, Rogue, and Brent Spiner as Legolas/C3P0/Scarecrow/Tom Bombadil.
Oh yeah, and a bunch of very unimportant people whom no one will miss once they’re obliterated in various undesireable ways.
The movie opens with these poorly done (even for 1978) scrolling credits:
*Lord of the Rings: The Return of the Jedi, the Next Generation United - Part IV: Some More Crap
The Republic of Middle Earth has stood for many centuries, enduring a whole lot of unfilmable stuff that would look really really cool if we could just find a way to film it. But, a new menace (some sort of Orcish phantom) has emerged, wielding a powerful new weapon, The One Ring.
Plans to the One Ring are being forwarded to StarFleet by a ragtag ensemble of motly looking, British accented thugs conscripted just for this movie. They must outwit a fleet of Vogon Constructors (commanded by Captain Jack Sparrow, btw) in order to reach the Bat Cave in time.
This is not their story…*
Big ass space battle. Suddenly,the scene switches to Will Smith questioning Gandalf about those little people with him…
Magneto: These are not the Dwarves you want… Move along…
Kirk: Master Obidalf, was… that… some… sort… of… mind control… … … ? (does that eyebrow thing) :dubious:
Magnedalfwan: Nah, just slipped him a fiver.
(does eyebrow thing again) :dubious:
Mithobito: THAT, depends on the Dopers, old friend