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Old October 10 2008, 08:43 PM   #1
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What happened to...?

What scifi movie, good or bad (in the eye of the beholder of course) is begging for a sequel. They make sequels they shouldn't (Indy 5..Starship Troopers...Tremors...) and yet some movies are just left begging for a sequel. Perhaps its best the sequel never got made (refer to the movies I just listed) but is there one out there that you think needs a sequel? Especially if it were done right..(by you of course)

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Old October 10 2008, 09:18 PM   #2
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"Serenity".
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Old October 10 2008, 11:50 PM   #3
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Re: What happened to...?

The Last Starfighter seemed ripe for a sequel as the main villian escaped at the end, the Frontier had fallen, and only a single Starfighter (Alex) remained alive to defend the Star League. The storytelling possibilities IMHO would've been numerous, however, I'm guessing that because it didn't do well at the box office they never followed up with it and now they probably can't since two of the actors have since passed away. I loved the movie as a kid and still enjoy it but feel somewhat disappointed that it ended up being a standalone.

Titan A.E. probably could've used a sequel as well because of its potential for generating new stories (new Earth) but, as with The Last Starfighter, it apparently didn't do well enough to merit one.

Serenity was a pretty good movie that could generate some additional stories although I never watched Firefly so I was a bit lost in terms of the overall storyline and characters.
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Old October 10 2008, 11:54 PM   #4
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Galaxy Quest.
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Old October 10 2008, 11:55 PM   #5
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Old October 10 2008, 11:57 PM   #6
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^ It was so left open for a follow up. It's sad. They could start it with Galaxy Quest: TNG's cancellation and go from there.
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Old October 11 2008, 12:04 AM   #7
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Only if they can get Ben Kingsley to play the pretentious sob actor of the new captain.
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Old October 11 2008, 12:22 AM   #8
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Old October 11 2008, 01:02 AM   #9
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New Line is still sitting on at least forty minutes of Golden Compass footage, including the ending. We need an extended dvd on that.

I'd like to see more Zorro, but while I liked a lot of Legend, I don't see how the character could continue beyond 1850. What with the Gold Rush and the massive influx of whites, no one'd be carrying swords anymore. The best course would be for a reboot based on Isabelle Allende's novel, like the musical that just opened in London's West End.

Nicholas Meyer's Sherlock Holmes novel The Seven-Per-Cent Solution should be remade, and not butcher the book this time.
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Old October 11 2008, 01:27 AM   #10
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^I agree. Ironic though considering Nicholas Meyer wrote the screenplay. (Of course, it wouldn't be the first time an author's screenplay completely butchered their own novel. Ayn Rand's screenplay of The Fountainhead was absolute shite.)

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^ It was so left open for a follow up. It's sad. They could start it with Galaxy Quest: TNG's cancellation and go from there.
Actually, I came up with an idea for this where the show doesn't get cancelled but all of the old cast members get fired and replaced with "younger, hipper" actors, led by an airhead Kevin Sorbo-type. This move ends up creating a youth rebellion on the alien planet where they think that the show is real.

I'd love to see Ben Affleck & Jon Favreau in Daredevil II.

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Old October 11 2008, 01:36 AM   #11
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I'd love to ask Meyer how he felt about having to screw over half his plot! The whole point of the book's villain was to highlight Freud's crime-fighting potential. The cartoonish movie Baron made no sense at all.
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Old October 14 2008, 01:25 PM   #12
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I'm surprised they haven't made a sequel to Independence day.
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Old October 14 2008, 01:55 PM   #13
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I'm surprised they haven't made a sequel to Independence day.
What would they call it? Thanksgiving?
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Old October 14 2008, 05:22 PM   #14
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I'm surprised they haven't made a sequel to Independence day.
What would they call it? Thanksgiving?
Dear God, that makes just enough sense for some suit in Hollywood to run with it!

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Whew, that was close!
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Old October 14 2008, 05:48 PM   #15
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The Last Starfighter seemed ripe for a sequel as the main villian escaped at the end, the Frontier had fallen, and only a single Starfighter (Alex) remained alive to defend the Star League. The storytelling possibilities IMHO would've been numerous, however, I'm guessing that because it didn't do well at the box office they never followed up with it and now they probably can't since two of the actors have since passed away. I loved the movie as a kid and still enjoy it but feel somewhat disappointed that it ended up being a standalone.
I agree about a sequel, but not doing so because two of the actors died makes no sense. The part can either be recast or else written into the storyline.

Lance Guest is MUCH older these days Damn, I hate getting old and seeing all of the icons of my (80's) era having aged. I could have sworn there was a rumor of a sequel in the works.
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