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1 minute ago, Cranky Dog said:

Pretty much everyone agrees that the prequels are subpar. I wouldn't so much scrap them as remake them and try to keep the essence of the movies intact.

I wasn't disappointed with Ep's 1 & 2 until Ep 3 came out.   After that, I felt that the essence of the first two movies sould have been condensed into about 30 minutes, and the third movie expanded to fill the rest of the trilogy. 

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8 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 6: If you were in charge of your favorite movie/tv franchise, what would do with it next?

 

Thanks, Crowley!

 

Easy. Rebuild the sets, get as many of the actors back as I could, beg Joss Whedon to come back and run the thing, and get at least three more seasons of Firefly out of it.

That being said? Revamp Wars. Enough of this mining the old scrap pile. Enough digging through the old stuff. There's TONS of Expanded Universe stuff out there that would make great canon. I have no objections to cameo appearances, sly references and easter eggs, or even taking an old guy and making him a major character in something new (the use of Thrawn in Star Wars Rebels was absolute genius), but I really have had it up to here with prequels and reshufflings of what has come before. 

That being said? Revamp Trek. Trek is not Wars. Quit trying to make it more like Wars and make it more like Trek. And this includes the part about going back and reshuffling the old stuff. Cameos, use of old settings and characters, easter eggs, those are great. The fans love it. But enough prequels, and enough Abrams. Oh, and settle on a Klingon design and STICK WITH IT, DAMMIT!

 

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Misheard songs:  Old spiritual "The New Jerusalem"  heard as "The Nude Jerusalem" .  Funny in a spiritual.

 

Favorite Season: WinterSpringSummerFall.  What I like best: It changes.

 

Movie/TV:  I'll do three. 

1. Star Trek: Redo the reboots so that the continuity is right.  If you make one change that others flow from, don't have things different from before the change.

 

2. Alien series: Wipe out all after Aliens.  Have Newt and Ripley survive and then find out that the ship that crashed was not destroyed.  Someone has tried to restart the colony and the aliens are on a ship headed into Earth.

 

3. I lost the thought but I will go to Star Wars.  Han drew first.  Redo the first three. Total plot redo.

 

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16 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 6: If you were in charge of your favorite movie/tv franchise, what would do with it next?

 

Thanks, Crowley!

 

I would almost certainly make a bunch of changes to improve my own perception of world, plot, and character consistency, pleasing maaaaaybe 20% of the audience, and driving my beloved thing into the ground. Chances are, I would also massively overspend on all aspects of production, producing at least a little[/i] general awesomeness, but getting it axed all the faster.

 

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18 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 6: If you were in charge of your favorite movie/tv franchise, what would do with it next?

 

Thanks, Crowley!

 

I would take Star Wars and make the next movie feature ZERO white Caucasians.  I've always wondered if a loud enough scream from the US would make it all the way here to HK and I figure this is my best way of finding out.

 

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PS You should never, ever (EVER!) put me in a position of power/authority. ::D:

7 hours ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

Mooncake!?!?

 

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:lol::lol::lol:

I actually had to google that image to find out what you were talking about!  That's awesome.

 

Also, I'm talking about mooncake, not Mooncake.

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Some jokes just don't work when written down. :down:

 

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@Jokemeister, I'd watch it. Why should I expect the folks in a galaxy far far away to all look like they could be my second cousins? 

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I'm sorry I've been a bit quiet the last couple weeks - I haven't even answered my own questions! And I had some good ones near the end of last month, too. ::P:

 

On 6/4/2018 at 1:43 PM, Dr.Bedlam said:

I run a weekly D&D session for my behavior kids who earn it. It's an incentive for "holding it together in class and adopting and using proactive coping strategies." It's also fun.

And I must have given away twenty Santa Mouslings over the past couple Christmases.

I've read a couple of your stories about that and absolutely loved them and how you've handled those situations haha!

 

On 6/5/2018 at 6:31 AM, VitM said:

I find things to enjoy about all seasons.  But it's probably just the romanticized versions of them as we really only have 1 season here.

Yes! I absolutely love the idea of fall and winter, but it's just cool summer in Texas anyways. Autumn is my favorite romanticized one, but spring is the one I enjoy the most down here. So much life to appreciate!

 

On 6/5/2018 at 8:30 PM, Jokemeister said:

Also, we get to stuff our pie-holes with mooncake during the mid-Autumn festival.  Yum!

Oh man! Amazing timing. I was absolutely dying for mooncake yesterday so my lovely husband drove us over an hour round trip so I could go to my favorite bakery that has the best lotus ones. :wub: We're uh... actually going to be about 15 minutes away from it when we move next month.

 

Can you say dangerous, I'm going to stuff myself on rou song bao for a week straight....

 

16 hours ago, Loim said:

I'd pass a Universal law forbidding Peter Jackson from ever again touching anything I love. No, seriously. Then I'd give control of decision making for the upcoming Tolkien series to someone who was carefully vetted so as not to make it an abomination. 

I knew we had a great friendship!

 

Environments? Fantastic. Music? I'll cry for days. Character design? Lovely! 

Actual storyline?

....

 

13 hours ago, Dr.Bedlam said:

Easy. Rebuild the sets, get as many of the actors back as I could, beg Joss Whedon to come back and run the thing, and get at least three more seasons of Firefly out of it.

That being said? Revamp Wars. Enough of this mining the old scrap pile. Enough digging through the old stuff. There's TONS of Expanded Universe stuff out there that would make great canon. I have no objections to cameo appearances, sly references and easter eggs, or even taking an old guy and making him a major character in something new (the use of Thrawn in Star Wars Rebels was absolute genius), but I really have had it up to here with prequels and reshufflings of what has come before. 

That being said? Revamp Trek. Trek is not Wars. Quit trying to make it more like Wars and make it more like Trek. And this includes the part about going back and reshuffling the old stuff. Cameos, use of old settings and characters, easter eggs, those are great. The fans love it. But enough prequels, and enough Abrams. Oh, and settle on a Klingon design and STICK WITH IT, DAMMIT!

Bless you. I love Firefly so much.

And yikes, Star Trek. I'm of the mind that one can enjoy both Trek and Wars. You don't have to choose. But don't make it the same thing!

I hate that the Abrams movies feel like "Generic Space Adventures with Explosions. Oh and Fleet Communicators."

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5 minutes ago, Morihalda said:

June 7: Will you cross anything off your bucket list this year?

 

Thanks, TGP!

I don't have that much on my bucket list, and most that I do have are long term goals that won't be realized quickly.

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2 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 7: Will you cross anything off your bucket list this year?

 

Thanks, TGP!

 

 No bucket list here, loathed the film too.

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I honestly had to look it up, it had a different meaning than I thought.

I want to experience a really good day, the whole way through, and remember it. Really notice all the beautiful little moments.

And sleep soundly the whole night after.

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2 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 7: Will you cross anything off your bucket list this year?

 

Thanks, TGP!

 

Probably.

There a few goals I set each year, and sometimes I get them all and sometimes just a few.

 

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2 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 7: Will you cross anything off your bucket list this year?

 

Thanks, TGP!

I don't have a bucket list; maybe I'll get around to making one this year.

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3 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 7: Will you cross anything off your bucket list this year?

 

Thanks, TGP!

I've never really thought about what's on my bucket list.  Going to ReaperCon might not be on my bucket list but it is something I'm really looking forward to.

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