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Old 07-09-2010, 09:18 AM
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It's ironic how Columbia Pictures made the 1967 spoof as well as the 2006 film.
Just as ironic how CBS, who turned down Gene Roddenberry's pitch for Star Trek in the early 60's because they already had "Lost In Space" now owns the franchise...
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Just as ironic how CBS, who turned down Gene Roddenberry's pitch for Star Trek in the early 60's because they already had "Lost In Space" now owns the franchise...
I saw a copy of the pilot for LIS. The pilot was cleverly interlaced with the aired introduction to the series, much like the original ST pilot "The Cage". Though "The Cage" can stand on its own and still fit, in my opinion, into TOS canon, the pilot to LIS was so unlike the finished product, it could never be seen as a stand-alone episode. The addition of Dr. Smith in the televised version created a more sinister situation, though the series was still "campy".

When it was first on TV, I was just old enough to enjoy it and still pick it apart for it's scientific inaccuracies. I was watching it the night that the Gemini mission crewed with the future 1st man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, had to make an emergency landing due to a thruster problem. If the news had been concerning anything else, I might have been mad about the interruption of the episode. That was a long time ago!
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:53 PM
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But would FOX getting their hands on a sci-fi franchise be a good thing though!
Well, while most fans might think of Star Wars as the first thing to come to their minds when you mention 20th CF and sci-fi in the same breath, there are plenty more sci-fi that Fox has had under its belt....

....then again, there was the Firefly debacle.
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:04 PM
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Well, while most fans might think of Star Wars as the first thing to come to their minds when you mention 20th CF and sci-fi in the same breath, there are plenty more sci-fi that Fox has had under its belt....

....then again, there was the Firefly debacle.
Now Firefly was a good series. I would attribute the debacle to programing and yes, support, or lack of it, from Fox. "Serenity" was an even better movie, but it just did not perform well (enough) in return of box office $$$. One can only wish for another movie!

I always felt it could have been the "darker" side of Federation settlements, really out on the "frontier", so to speak, as the series seemed to be. Not quite as comfy as the settled areas of the Fed.

Of course there was always the "Alliance", a seemingly darker version of the Federation.

Those "Fruity-Oaty" bars are pretty tasty!
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:48 AM
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Well, while most fans might think of Star Wars as the first thing to come to their minds when you mention 20th CF and sci-fi in the same breath, there are plenty more sci-fi that Fox has had under its belt....

....then again, there was the Firefly debacle.
Well, the ol' Firefly issue was on my mind. Of course, perhaps FOX would actually want this property (whereas they didn't really ever want Firefly) and thus take an interest in it.
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If MGM did go bust, who would be the most likely to buy such properties as "Bond" and "Stargate", if they were not selectively sold to another studio by MGM to raise money?
Sony is most likely. It already owns a 25% stake in MGM which it bought to get some control of Bond.
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Well, while most fans might think of Star Wars as the first thing to come to their minds when you mention 20th CF and sci-fi in the same breath, there are plenty more sci-fi that Fox has had under its belt....

....then again, there was the Firefly debacle.
I actually don't think of Star Wars as sci fi...since it really isn't.

It's space fantasy...a fairy tale with rocketships.

Fox and Sci Fi? Planet of the Apes...Fantastic Voyage...The Day The Earth Stood Still (the original, of course)...
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I actually don't think of Star Wars as sci fi...since it really isn't.

It's space fantasy...a fairy tale with rocketships.
Agreed.
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I never saw Firefly...but the Serenty movie I saw recently was pretty ...intense.
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I never saw Firefly...but the Serenty movie I saw recently was pretty ...intense.
Firefly wound up being a (sadly short) lead-in for Serenity. It had as much, if not more, potential (IMOHO) than TOS did when it premiered. I understood that ST was pitched at one time to be "A western in space?", sort of show to make it appealing to the network "suits". Firefly was presented as a (western) frontier-type (sci-fi adventure) and I feel that it hit the mark.
It does appear that there will be no more Firefly or Serenity follow-ups. Not enough corporate support and I don't see the past episodes being presented in mass distribution as ST-TOS was in the late 60's, early 70's, where it could develop a bigger fan base to justify any more movies.
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