When Will TCM Air Star Wars?

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by The Master of Tarquin Hill, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. The Master of Tarquin Hill

    The Master of Tarquin Hill Commodore Commodore

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    It is a classic, no?
     
  2. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

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    I'm sure if TCM could get the television rights, they would show Star Wars.
     
  3. Gaith

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    /thread

    :p
     
  4. TemporalFlux

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    They're showing Planet of the Apes, so it shouldn't be long now.
     
  5. MacLeod

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    When they cough up enough money for them.
     
  6. mos6507

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    The question then becomes--which version? If it's TCM wouldn't they be interested in the older version?
     
  7. Klaus

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    It's also a question of the audience -- whilst many of us love both, I'd think the majority of their viewers would be indifferent about it given how much other exposure it has.
     
  8. Set Harth

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    When will TCM show the Clone Wars movie?
     
  9. StalwartUK

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    I doubt it would be cheap. Do they show any other old Disney movies?
     
  10. Klaus

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    Not that I recall, certainly not often if at all...
     
  11. MacLeod

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    Can't remember the last time I wacthed something on TCM.
     
  12. Set Harth

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    They need to have another Kurosawa marathon. That hasn't happened in a while.
     
  13. Shaka Zulu

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    ^That, and less 30's, 40's, 50's and 60's movies. It's time to focus on the 1970's and 80's (as well as the 90's soon after the others.) How many Busby Berkeley movies does one need to see anyway?
     
  14. RJDiogenes

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    The reason it's my default station is the 30s and 40s movies. And the 50s. 60s and 70s are okay. I really don't want to see anything more recent than that. Maybe they can pull a VH-1 and split into a couple of subchannels-- 30s-60s and 70s-90s.
     
  15. Shaka Zulu

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    ^TCM can't only stay stuck in the past like that, however; it must move forward. And creating separate channels just to show movies from more recent eras is just being redundant.
     
  16. J.T.B.

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    There are quite a few '70s movies on the schedule. I just got Fellini's Roma on the DVR, The Black Stallion was on a few days ago, as was the wonderful Bound For Glory, Rollercoaster, Beneath the Planet of the Apes and so on. Of course the heart of the schedule is '30s through '60s, but more recent movies are a lot easier to find elsewhere.

    I disagree completely. A good movie is a good movie regardless of when it was made, I'm glad there's a channel like TCM that follows that principle, and respect them for not watering-down their programming concept like... pretty much every other cable channel. If they go more toward movies of the last 30 years, they will leave their niche and be competing with any number of other movie channels.
     
  17. Klaus

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    Old movies are what TCM is for! There are enough outlets for newer crap now. :D
     
  18. BeatleJWOL

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    Turner Not So Classic Movies?
     
  19. RJDiogenes

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    ^^ Turner Crappy Movies? Turner Contemporary Movies?

    But that's kind of the point. :D
     
  20. I am not Spock

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    I don't want to see anything more recent than say 30 years ago on a CLASSIC movie channel. It should be like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A movie should be at least 30 years old to be considered for addition to their roster.