Hello! Just a quick visit today. How are you? I hope this finds you in good spirits! I had a thought this morning when I found out they have hired Matt Smith (Dr. Who for me) for Star Wars:
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/aug/29/matt-smith-star-wars-episode-ix – Matt Smith ‘lands key role’ in Star Wars: Episode IX .
Wouldn’t it be funny and fun as all get out if they let Matt Smith be Dr. Who in Star Wars? I got to thinking about a way to salvage what seems like a barrel whose bottom has been found. I mean they are rebooting Bewitched! What I was thinking about was genre cross overs and mixing film and television universes. I mean I would fall out if I went to see a Star Wars film and Dr. Who and the Tardis showed up with a companion of say Sherlock Holmes LOL! Daleks versus Stormtroopers. The Doctor taking out Sith with their sonic screwdriver?! How many times have you watched something and thought how fun it would be to see your favorite character from another place in it? There is so much, with great writers, that could happen to truly freshen things up.
I’m really tired of the same old stories. The telling of the same stories but just switching up the race, gender and or sex just seem desperate to me. Grasping about for an audience. Some people I’ve spoken with feel like lately certain agendas are being shoved down their throats and it’s really a turn off. There are so many stories that have never been told!
This article I found from 2014 sums up things very well; little has changed:
We can bemoan the decline of good studio movies until we’re blue in the face, but that won’t change much. If you want good movies to come out, go see the good movies that do come out — go see The Immigrant, which is gorgeous and has made all of $50 thousand at the box office. Go see Under the Skin, and Ida. If you keep spending money on bad remakes and sequels, the people with the power will keep dishing them out. Summer blockbusters like Alien, Terminator 2 (most expensive movie ever made at the time), and Jaws seem risky compared to Captain America or Spider-Man or Transformers. People were scared to go to the beach after seeing Jaws. Transformers doesn’t even scare people away from spending money on awful movies.
https://saymber.com/tag/breaking-canon-with-stories-of-our-past-to-move-forward-in-our-future/ – I’ve talked about this before.
46 29 37
Mix it up = 112 (8 flowers and 4 bowls)
https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/driving-resurgence-reboots-remakes-revivals-tv-film/story?id=47645549 – lot of good info in this article
With studios and networks owning so much IP, expect to see more revivals and nostalgic content, for better or worse. While networks have originality in mind, Patten said, the list of creative, one-of-a-kind pilots that never got picked up is never ending.
“Everyone is trying to find a way to break through the clutter,” he said. “Originality is a great mantra that almost nobody believes in. You therefore find people taking strong elements of other properties, other shows, other movies and finding a way to bring them back to life.”
Intellectual Property = 267/15/6/3 cycle
reboot = 75/12/6/3 cycle
rerun = 76/13/4
Original script = 170/8/4/2/1
Original Idea = 104/5 (Looking at this, I see an idea is original once. Five to me represents the human senses. At this point of our existence, I don’t believe there is such a thing as an original idea and that’s a driving force behind scraping the barrel like these folks do. One of the hardest of the human conditions to combat is boredom.)
Boredom = 72/9 cycle
Entertainment = 158/14/5 (matches up with Original idea doesn’t it?)
Clutter = 99/18/9 cycle
Dead End = 37/10/5