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View Poll Results: Should they or shouldn't they remake it?
Yes, they should remake it 7 36.84%
No, they should not remake it 12 63.16%
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Old 02-23-2009, 04:56 AM
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I have the feeling it's a remake that wouldn't translate well into today.

Why the format of the original film is very very close to Star Trek, so close in fact I am sure that it inspired Trek.
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:14 AM
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To hear this saddens me alot. FP is one of my fav film of all time. In fact GR ripped alot of idas fro Trek off from this film.

What's next? Remaking the 1926 Metorpolis? Citizen Cane?

Typically I am not against remakes, but in tjis instance, like they SHOULD have done with The Day The Earth Stood Still, just let the classic stand on it's own. They got it right the first time.
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Wouldn't it be hysterical if the Forbidden Planet remake ended up looking more like TOS than STXI does?

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I think they did a good job with War of the Worlds.
Sorry, but I thought that was a terrible film all around.

kevin, I'm with you. I don't think FP would translate well today without being completely unrecognizable as Forbidden Planet.
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:06 PM
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Why the format of the original film is very very close to Star Trek, so close in fact I am sure that it inspired Trek.
I meant more thematically than visually. I think in a lot of ways it's a very 1950s movie and I think a lot of that would be lost in the translation.

The visuals are the easiest part to do.
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Like I said about Trek, the original FP will not self destruct on your shelf. It will ALWAYS be there, no matter what they do with the remake. I will watch The Day The Earth Stood Still hundreds of times on DVD but will never see the new movie again. Let them do what they do, watch it or not, go home from the theater and pop the DVD in.

Also, nothing against anyone else's opinion about this.
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:21 PM
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I know it won't self destruct. The main thing is that I'm tiring of these remakes of old sci-fi classics and won't be heading to the theater to see them. If the studios would make some new original sci-fi and not slaughter classics (a la Day the Earth Stood Still), I'd gleefully go see their films.

Have studios run out of original ideas or do they only take scripts based on old material?

Edit: The new Trek is excluded from this since I'm quite obviously a Trekkie.
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Lots of old shows were rehashed by studios. There was a Twilight Episode that I'm sure was the forrunner to the Cage episode. In it a spaceman crash lands on a planet and is rescued by the inhabitants. He proves most interesting to them and they put him on display in a Earth style house. He soon finds out when he opens the window that he's behind bars and on display to the inhabitants.
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Lots of old shows were rehashed by studios. There was a Twilight Episode that I'm sure was the forrunner to the Cage episode. In it a spaceman crash lands on a planet and is rescued by the inhabitants. He proves most interesting to them and they put him on display in a Earth style house. He soon finds out when he opens the window that he's behind bars and on display to the inhabitants.
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Lots of old shows were rehashed by studios. There was a Twilight Episode that I'm sure was the forrunner to the Cage episode. In it a spaceman crash lands on a planet and is rescued by the inhabitants. He proves most interesting to them and they put him on display in a Earth style house. He soon finds out when he opens the window that he's behind bars and on display to the inhabitants.
And Susan Oliver was in both episodes! Such a beautiful woman!
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