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Old December 25 2009, 01:25 PM   #1
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Should the C-57-D have a BSG Landram?

In a remake of the 1956 "Forbidden Planet", should the old 'Tractor' vehicle be replaced with an armed and armoured vehicle like the Landrams of the 1978 Battlestar Galactica series?

And should the C-57-D saucer be equipped with plasma cannons like the Galactica used - except being retractable to be hidden within it's saucer hull?
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Old December 25 2009, 03:51 PM   #2
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Re: Should the C-57-D have a BSG Landram?

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In a remake of the 1956 "Forbidden Planet", should the old 'Tractor' vehicle be replaced with an armed and armoured vehicle like the Landrams of the 1978 Battlestar Galactica series?

And should the C-57-D saucer be equipped with plasma cannons like the Galactica used - except being retractable to be hidden within it's saucer hull?
Forbidden Planet is just fine the way it is. It does not need to be re-made, re-imagined, re-mastered, re-booted, sequeled, prequeled, folded, spindled, or mutilated.
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Old December 25 2009, 09:27 PM   #3
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Re: Should the C-57-D have a BSG Landram?

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In a remake of the 1956 "Forbidden Planet", should the old 'Tractor' vehicle be replaced with an armed and armoured vehicle like the Landrams of the 1978 Battlestar Galactica series?

And should the C-57-D saucer be equipped with plasma cannons like the Galactica used - except being retractable to be hidden within it's saucer hull?
Forbidden Planet is just fine the way it is. It does not need to be re-made, re-imagined, re-mastered, re-booted, sequeled, prequeled, folded, spindled, or mutilated.
Guess you wont be seeing it next year.

I dont care that a remake is on the way. While a good majority of remakes suck. Some actually are as good or better than the original. Doesnt bother me either way. As long as Im not hindered from watching the originals. Why should I care?
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Old December 25 2009, 10:29 PM   #4
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Re: Should the C-57-D have a BSG Landram?

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While a good majority of remakes suck. Some actually are as good or better than the original.
Name three.
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Old December 25 2009, 10:56 PM   #5
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Old December 25 2009, 10:59 PM   #6
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Old December 25 2009, 11:18 PM   #7
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Re: Should the C-57-D have a BSG Landram?

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While a good majority of remakes suck. Some actually are as good or better than the original.
Name three.
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Insomnia (2002)

I'm not saying all remakes are good, I'm just saying not all are necessarily bad—and some are pretty fantastic.
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Old December 26 2009, 12:10 AM   #8
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Re: Should the C-57-D have a BSG Landram?

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BEN HUR
THE FLY
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Three swings. Three misses. Yer outta there!
Really? You think the 1907 Ben Hur is the best of the three film versions?
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Old December 26 2009, 12:41 AM   #9
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Re: Should the C-57-D have a BSG Landram?

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The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Heretic!

That said, I'd rather see a Forbidden Planet remake than a new Battlestar Galactica remake film. Hey, what can I say? I liked J.J. Abrams' Star Trek. Is J.J. Abrams the right man to find the next J.J. Adams? Who can say...
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Old December 26 2009, 01:18 AM   #10
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The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Heretic!
The original qualifier was "as good" and I'd say it's close enough.
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Old December 26 2009, 01:48 AM   #11
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BEN HUR
THE FLY
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Three swings. Three misses. Yer outta there!
Your serious. Ben Hur 1959 was way better than Ben Hur 1907, The Fly remake was at least as good as the original and the Thing remake was much better than the original.
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Old December 26 2009, 05:10 AM   #12
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Re: Should the C-57-D have a BSG Landram?

Yes, it should have a Land Ram. And the cruiser should be a Colonial Viper. All the crew AND the Land Ram should be inside it. I don't care how many crew members there are, and if Dr Baltar has to ride with his frakkin' nose pressedd to the canopy 'cause he was in here first! Everybody rides in C-57-D, and they all ride all the way to Altair IV!!
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Old December 26 2009, 11:15 AM   #13
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Re: Should the C-57-D have a BSG Landram?

Of course, it is not reasonable that the Landram vehicle could be stored in a dis-assembled condition aboard the C-57-D - as was the original Tractor vehicle. It should be ready for a quick deployment, after ship landing. This is one of the several reasons the C-57-D should be upgraded to a 'larger' C-57-E model. About 25-50 percent larger.

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Old December 26 2009, 12:57 PM   #14
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Re: Should the C-57-D have a BSG Landram?

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In a remake of the 1956 "Forbidden Planet", should the old 'Tractor' vehicle be replaced with an armed and armoured vehicle like the Landrams of the 1978 Battlestar Galactica series?

And should the C-57-D saucer be equipped with plasma cannons like the Galactica used - except being retractable to be hidden within it's saucer hull?
Here's Syd Mead's thought on the subject...

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Old December 26 2009, 02:02 PM   #15
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Re: Should the C-57-D have a BSG Landram?

That vehicle is too goofy looking for my taste. And is that supposed to be a rocket ship replacement for the C-57-D saucer - at the top of the image?
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