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Old June 7 2013, 10:19 PM   #31
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Re: J.J. Abrams enters The Twilight Zone

I'm sure that Abrams isn't the only director to give the audience the finger. At least he's honest enough to be photographed doing it.

He's not the first man in Hollywood to be praised as an artist because his movies were profitable, and won't be the last. There's no point in hating him personally. There are some literary policemen chasing down hyperbole too. That's kind of dickish and some of these posts are just feeding their inner Javert.
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Old June 7 2013, 11:46 PM   #32
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Gosh, so much JJ hatred in this place!
And it's all oozing out of one person.
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Old June 8 2013, 01:06 AM   #33
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Re: J.J. Abrams enters The Twilight Zone

Yes, our resident "Mr. Sunshine" Kirk55555.
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Old June 8 2013, 02:59 AM   #34
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Re: J.J. Abrams enters The Twilight Zone

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Now that J.J. Abrams has taken control of Rod Serling's last un-produced screenplay, what classic sci-fi franchise would you like J.J. to set his eyes on next?

Star Trek (done.)

Star Wars (done.)

The Twilight Zone (being adapted)

The Six Million Dollar Man (pending?)

The Outer Limits (maybe?)

The Prisoner (on the horizon?)

http://entertainment.time.com/2013/0...th-j-j-abrams/

The Black Hole. I want him to redo it by filming himself jumping into one and never coming back out.
Ha, but he does come back out - 156 years before he jumped in.
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Old June 8 2013, 03:24 AM   #35
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Re: J.J. Abrams enters The Twilight Zone

M'Sharak wrote: View Post
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Now that J.J. Abrams has taken control of Rod Serling's last un-produced screenplay, what classic sci-fi franchise would you like J.J. to set his eyes on next?

Star Trek (done.)

Star Wars (done.)

The Twilight Zone (being adapted)

The Six Million Dollar Man (pending?)

The Outer Limits (maybe?)

The Prisoner (on the horizon?)

http://entertainment.time.com/2013/0...th-j-j-abrams/

The Black Hole. I want him to redo it by filming himself jumping into one and never coming back out.
Ha, but he does come back out - 156 years before he jumped in.
And invents modern Science Fiction!
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Old June 8 2013, 03:37 AM   #36
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Best version of TZ ever? 80's.
Nope.

The TZ "revivals" were weak copies trading on the deservedly awesome reputation of Serling's work.

I mean, the "Kennedy" episode? That's the one you picked as the strongest?
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Old June 8 2013, 04:29 AM   #37
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Re: J.J. Abrams enters The Twilight Zone

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Best version of TZ ever? 80's.
Nope.

The TZ "revivals" were weak copies trading on the deservedly awesome reputation of Serling's work.

I mean, the "Kennedy" episode? That's the one you picked as the strongest?
I actually kinda liked the Ellison segments such as "Shatterday" and "Paladin of the Lost Hour".
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Old June 8 2013, 09:44 AM   #38
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JJ doing an unproduced Rod Serling screenplay is right up his alley. I'll definitely be looking forward to this project.
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Old June 8 2013, 09:59 AM   #39
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If it's for TV, it may be good-- assuming he hires the right people to do the actual work. His TV stuff, notably Alias and Lost, were pretty good (discounting the weak endings). It's his movie stuff that is lame.

As for Twilight Zone, the first revival was quite good. The second revival was nearly unwatchable. And the movie was pretty much a waste, except for the wonderful opening sequence.
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Old June 8 2013, 11:34 AM   #40
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The original Twilight Zone show scared the shit out of me with its simple concepts.
The remakes and subsequent shows sucked donkey's balls.
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Old June 8 2013, 04:53 PM   #41
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If it's for TV, it may be good-- assuming he hires the right people to do the actual work. His TV stuff, notably Alias and Lost, were pretty good (discounting the weak endings). It's his movie stuff that is lame.
This is correct. His movies are beige cookie-cutter blockbuster blandness, but when he lets other people take a more hands-on role then he's not too bad.
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Old June 8 2013, 06:08 PM   #42
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Abrams's movies are awesome. He saved Star Trek, after all - maybe he could bring a real audience back to Twilight Zone. If the BBC is ever serious about doing a Doctor Who movie with real earnings potential for them internationally, Abrams has got to be their guy.
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Old June 8 2013, 06:50 PM   #43
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Yes, an American director of whizz-bang, frantic Hollywood action movies is absolutely the right choice for adapting a quirky British show for the big screen.

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Old June 8 2013, 07:04 PM   #44
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I could see Abrams fitting right in with Doctor Who. His direction matches a lot of the direction we currently get in the show so he'd be a natural.
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Old June 8 2013, 07:12 PM   #45
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Well, I'd like something slower, more offbeat and thoughtful than a lens-flare filled action movie which could be slotted alongside his Star Trek and Star Wars movies.

Abrams would be utterly wrong for Doctor Who, which should always be an alternative to the hugely budgeted American sci-fi franchises. Not made by the exact same people. Would be an utterly colossal mistake.
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