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(TG Daily)   Harlan Ellison teams up with DC Comics to create "The Seven Samurai in space." Disney/Lucasfilm wonders who's getting sued this time   (tgdaily.com) divider line 63
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2012-12-15 07:44:28 AM  
Disney/Lucasfilm/Marvel
 
2012-12-15 08:32:07 AM  
Does this mean Harlequin Ellis from JLA #89 will be coming back?
 
2012-12-15 08:45:13 AM  
www.silverdisc.com
 
2012-12-15 09:09:01 AM  
Has no one released the Harlan on the Westboro Baptist Church?
 
2012-12-15 09:24:58 AM  
And it's drawn by the guy who created Concrete. This could be good.

olympiacomicsfestival.org
 
2012-12-15 09:29:00 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-15 09:47:54 AM  
somewhere Kurosawa weeps
 
2012-12-15 09:50:31 AM  
Seven Samurai in space has already been done. It's called "Mass Effect 2".
 
2012-12-15 09:53:29 AM  
Futuristic version of Seven Samurai? Color me shocked...

netflix.hs.llnwd.net
 
2012-12-15 10:02:20 AM  
Reality unraveling? Sorry, Harley, but if it's not about defending peasants from bandits, it's not Seven Samurai in anywhere.

/rubs head
 
2012-12-15 10:04:21 AM  

ballistic123: Seven Samurai in space has already been done. It's called "Mass Effect 2".


Ya know, I've never thought about it that way, but it makes perfect sense.
 
2012-12-15 10:09:53 AM  

ballistic123: Seven Samurai in space has already been done. It's called "Mass Effect 2".


ME2 is more like Dirty Dozen in space.
 
2012-12-15 10:11:09 AM  

RexTalionis: [www.silverdisc.com image 850x1209]


Does that big spaceship have boobs?
 
2012-12-15 10:14:43 AM  

SN1987a goes boom: RexTalionis: [www.silverdisc.com image 850x1209]

Does that big spaceship have boobs?


And ovaries.

/is still laughing at that "art".
 
2012-12-15 10:31:48 AM  

rocky_howard: Futuristic version of Seven Samurai? Color me shocked...

[netflix.hs.llnwd.net image 665x375]


LOVE that anime.
 
2012-12-15 10:41:43 AM  
Ok, some post a screencap of that episode of Firefly too.

/extra lazy today
 
2012-12-15 10:51:44 AM  
To be shown only in TMLO Theaters.
 
2012-12-15 10:58:36 AM  
The plot is far older than Akira Kurosawa's excellent film.

Vulnerable X is threatened by Y. X finds several random and washed up people that find a way to save X.

We always remember Seven Samurai because a) it was awesome, and b) it was immediately copied by The Magnificent Seven, which was also awesome.

The plot is still very familiar - Battle Beyond the Stars follows the plot directly. A Bug's Life shortens it a bit by putting the heroes together to begin with. Others like My Darling Clementine, The Wild Bunch, Guns of Navarone, Dirty Dozen, and Ronin. Hell, the TV series The A Team follows the formula almost every episode.
 
2012-12-15 11:07:41 AM  

madgonad: The plot is far older than Akira Kurosawa's excellent film.

Vulnerable X is threatened by Y. X finds several random and washed up people that find a way to save X.

We always remember Seven Samurai because a) it was awesome, and b) it was immediately copied by The Magnificent Seven, which was also awesome.

The plot is still very familiar - Battle Beyond the Stars follows the plot directly. A Bug's Life shortens it a bit by putting the heroes together to begin with. Others like My Darling Clementine, The Wild Bunch, Guns of Navarone, Dirty Dozen, and Ronin. Hell, the TV series The A Team follows the formula almost every episode.


I'm drawing a blank here. What are some pre-Kurosawa stories of assembling a ragtag crew to defend Vulnerable X?
 
2012-12-15 11:16:07 AM  

ballistic123: Seven Samurai in space has already been done. It's called "Mass Effect 2".


No.
 
2012-12-15 11:22:56 AM  

Son of Thunder: madgonad: The plot is far older than Akira Kurosawa's excellent film.

Vulnerable X is threatened by Y. X finds several random and washed up people that find a way to save X.

We always remember Seven Samurai because a) it was awesome, and b) it was immediately copied by The Magnificent Seven, which was also awesome.

The plot is still very familiar - Battle Beyond the Stars follows the plot directly. A Bug's Life shortens it a bit by putting the heroes together to begin with. Others like My Darling Clementine, The Wild Bunch, Guns of Navarone, Dirty Dozen, and Ronin. Hell, the TV series The A Team follows the formula almost every episode.

I'm drawing a blank here. What are some pre-Kurosawa stories of assembling a ragtag crew to defend Vulnerable X?


Any Three Stooges / Laurel & Hardy / Abbott & Costello film
 
2012-12-15 11:37:40 AM  

Son of Thunder: madgonad: The plot is far older than Akira Kurosawa's excellent film.

Vulnerable X is threatened by Y. X finds several random and washed up people that find a way to save X.

We always remember Seven Samurai because a) it was awesome, and b) it was immediately copied by The Magnificent Seven, which was also awesome.

The plot is still very familiar - Battle Beyond the Stars follows the plot directly. A Bug's Life shortens it a bit by putting the heroes together to begin with. Others like My Darling Clementine, The Wild Bunch, Guns of Navarone, Dirty Dozen, and Ronin. Hell, the TV series The A Team follows the formula almost every episode.

I'm drawing a blank here. What are some pre-Kurosawa stories of assembling a ragtag crew to defend Vulnerable X?


The Iliad? The Odyssey? The legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round?
 
2012-12-15 11:39:57 AM  
Fano: Son of Thunder: madgonad: The plot is far older than Akira Kurosawa's excellent film.

Vulnerable X is threatened by Y. X finds several random and washed up people that find a way to save X.

We always remember Seven Samurai because a) it was awesome, and b) it was immediately copied by The Magnificent Seven, which was also awesome.

The plot is still very familiar - Battle Beyond the Stars follows the plot directly. A Bug's Life shortens it a bit by putting the heroes together to begin with. Others like My Darling Clementine, The Wild Bunch, Guns of Navarone, Dirty Dozen, and Ronin. Hell, the TV series The A Team follows the formula almost every episode.

I'm drawing a blank here. What are some pre-Kurosawa stories of assembling a ragtag crew to defend Vulnerable X?

The Iliad? The Odyssey? The legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round?


Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra? The Bible?
 
2012-12-15 11:42:33 AM  

Son of Thunder: I'm drawing a blank here. What are some pre-Kurosawa stories of assembling a ragtag crew to defend Vulnerable X?


www.empireave.com
 
2012-12-15 11:50:46 AM  
I saw a documentary about Ellison on Amazon Prime a few months back. My God that man is a deranged prick. How the hell Neil Gaiman can stand to be in the same room as the schmegegge is unfathomable. I read about the enemies of Ellison back in the early 90's and thought it was pretty crazy. I guess the only way you can deal with lunacy on Ellison's scale is to meet it head on with your own brand of insanity. I hope there isn't a hell because that little weasel is farked if there is.
 
2012-12-15 12:09:57 PM  

madgonad: The plot is far older than Akira Kurosawa's excellent film.

Vulnerable X is threatened by Y. X finds several random and washed up people that find a way to save X.

We always remember Seven Samurai because a) it was awesome, and b) it was immediately copied by The Magnificent Seven, which was also awesome.

The plot is still very familiar - Battle Beyond the Stars follows the plot directly. A Bug's Life shortens it a bit by putting the heroes together to begin with. Others like My Darling Clementine, The Wild Bunch, Guns of Navarone, Dirty Dozen, and Ronin. Hell, the TV series The A Team follows the formula almost every episode.


The Magnificent Seven sucked. Of course, I saw it after Seven Samurai, but I thought it was a shadow of the real movie. The ending to Seven Samurai was really the lesson to the whole thing, and M7 didn't bother going that deep with American audiences. Watered down and shallow.
 
2012-12-15 12:35:59 PM  
I'll be in my her bunk...

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-15 12:38:37 PM  

Son of Thunder: madgonad: The plot is far older than Akira Kurosawa's excellent film.

Vulnerable X is threatened by Y. X finds several random and washed up people that find a way to save X.

We always remember Seven Samurai because a) it was awesome, and b) it was immediately copied by The Magnificent Seven, which was also awesome.

The plot is still very familiar - Battle Beyond the Stars follows the plot directly. A Bug's Life shortens it a bit by putting the heroes together to begin with. Others like My Darling Clementine, The Wild Bunch, Guns of Navarone, Dirty Dozen, and Ronin. Hell, the TV series The A Team follows the formula almost every episode.

I'm drawing a blank here. What are some pre-Kurosawa stories of assembling a ragtag crew to defend Vulnerable X?


This is a good starting point.
 
2012-12-15 01:27:15 PM  
Damn you, Kirby Muxloe!

I came here to post a pic of Sybil Danning from BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS and you beat me to it!

Oh well:

www.film.com

Its not the same pic as yours.
 
2012-12-15 01:43:41 PM  

zenobia: Son of Thunder: madgonad: The plot is far older than Akira Kurosawa's excellent film.

Vulnerable X is threatened by Y. X finds several random and washed up people that find a way to save X.

We always remember Seven Samurai because a) it was awesome, and b) it was immediately copied by The Magnificent Seven, which was also awesome.

The plot is still very familiar - Battle Beyond the Stars follows the plot directly. A Bug's Life shortens it a bit by putting the heroes together to begin with. Others like My Darling Clementine, The Wild Bunch, Guns of Navarone, Dirty Dozen, and Ronin. Hell, the TV series The A Team follows the formula almost every episode.

I'm drawing a blank here. What are some pre-Kurosawa stories of assembling a ragtag crew to defend Vulnerable X?

This is a good starting point.


There is also this http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheMagnificentSevenSamurai

/With my apologies to anyone who gets trapped in tvtropes forever.
 
2012-12-15 02:10:21 PM  
I've always been partial to Canterbury Tales in space.

/name that book!
 
2012-12-15 02:35:34 PM  

Queue33: There is also this http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheMagnificentSevenSamurai

/With my apologies to anyone who gets trapped in tvtropes forever.


shakes tiny fist at Queue33
 
2012-12-15 03:08:06 PM  

RexTalionis: [www.silverdisc.com image 850x1209]


BOOBIE SHIP!!
 
2012-12-15 03:09:06 PM  

Kirby Muxloe: I'll be in my her bunk...

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x503]


DjangoStonereaver: Damn you, Kirby Muxloe!

I came here to post a pic of Sybil Danning from BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS and you beat me to it!

Oh well:

[www.film.com image 592x600]

Its not the same pic as yours.


Any excuse for Sybil is a good excuse.
 
2012-12-15 03:29:54 PM  
I can't wait until Ellison gets indignant about after cashing the cheque.

While I LOVE his writing, his biatching and complaining is even better.

/not sarcasm
//serious
 
2012-12-15 03:31:48 PM  

ck1938: I saw a documentary about Ellison on Amazon Prime a few months back.


I saw him talk once to a group of about 200 of us and met him very briefly at a signing after. He is the only "famous" person I've ever met who left me feeling totally disgusted, and that I never wanted to watch or read anything to do with him after. He was like a prick wrapped in a douchebag around an enema.

/In retrospect, it's there in some of his writing, especially the essays and the later stuff.
 
2012-12-15 03:35:02 PM  
Come to think of it, he has that same overwrought, smug sanctimony that one sees in Jerry Lewis interviews, when he's talking about what an awesome director and comedian he is and other people can be good, but not as good as him. I never met JL in person though.
 
2012-12-15 03:40:47 PM  

Bacontastesgood: Come to think of it, he has that same overwrought, smug sanctimony that one sees in Jerry Lewis interviews, when he's talking about what an awesome director and comedian he is and other people can be good, but not as good as him. I never met JL in person though.


I, however, have met Harlan Ellison in person on a couple of occasions, and I think you're on to something
there. Though, I do think that Harlan overall is a nicer person that Jerry despite his prickliness.
 
2012-12-15 04:13:13 PM  

thisiszombocom: somewhere Kurosawa weeps


Book it. DONE! :D


thisiszombocom: somewhere Kurosawa weeps


He *is* an astoundingly resilient guy.

Well, was, but STILL.
 
2012-12-15 04:21:12 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: Though, I do think that Harlan overall is a nicer person that Jerry despite his prickliness.


I dunno. Jerry did raise tens of millions for muscular dystrophy. Maybe it fed his ego but it was still nice of him. Does Ellison even do fundraisers?

Jerry Lewis also was nice or at least sensible enough to realize that The Day the Clown Cried should never ever ever be seen by the public. I somehow doubt Ellison has any filter at all, he seems to be proud of every single turd he has pumped out (along with some genuinely good fiction).
 
2012-12-15 06:40:05 PM  
the sad thing about Ellison is that he has had ..oh...maybe four good things in his repertoire.
one of them was ...wait for it...

A STAR TREK EPISODE

he is famous for biatching and complaining...

/shatterday
//boy and his dog
///and nothing else
 
2012-12-15 06:46:26 PM  

Bacontastesgood: DjangoStonereaver: Though, I do think that Harlan overall is a nicer person that Jerry despite his prickliness.

I dunno. Jerry did raise tens of millions for muscular dystrophy. Maybe it fed his ego but it was still nice of him. Does Ellison even do fundraisers?

Jerry Lewis also was nice or at least sensible enough to realize that The Day the Clown Cried should never ever ever be seen by the public. I somehow doubt Ellison has any filter at all, he seems to be proud of every single turd he has pumped out (along with some genuinely good fiction).


Harlan has always been active in progressive politics, and actually went onto the south during the early 60s and hat beat up on at least one occasion. Most of his activism is in the form of essay writing and speaking rather than fund raising.

As to Harlan's filter: he has filing cabinets full of notes and drafts and even whole stories that his wife has orders to burn upon his passing. He may shoot his mouth off without thinking but he us VERY careful about what gets published in his name.
 
2012-12-15 08:16:20 PM  

ck1938: I saw a documentary about Ellison on Amazon Prime a few months back. My God that man is a deranged prick. How the hell Neil Gaiman can stand to be in the same room as the schmegegge is unfathomable. I read about the enemies of Ellison back in the early 90's and thought it was pretty crazy. I guess the only way you can deal with lunacy on Ellison's scale is to meet it head on with your own brand of insanity. I hope there isn't a hell because that little weasel is farked if there is.


Well, that certainly escalated quickly.
 
2012-12-15 08:38:00 PM  
RIP HARLAN ELLISON ROMANCE
 
2012-12-15 08:54:47 PM  
When I saw Harlan Ellison at a convention, he mistook me for a man, then, by way of apology, attempted to auction me off to a room full of people there to see his talk after telling me to "show my teeth" like a horse up for sale. Everyone just stared, made massively uncomfortable by the bizarrely chauvinistic turn of events, until finally a photographer for the event took pity and "bought" me for two dollars Canadian.

He's a lunatic and I can't believe nobody's killed him yet, but I don't bear him any personal ill will, particularly as I got a pretty funny story out of it.

/it happens sometimes when you're a woman with a voice in the Bea Arthur/Octavia Butler range
 
2012-12-15 10:11:20 PM  
i42.photobucket.com
i42.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-15 10:13:06 PM  

gonegirl: /it happens sometimes when you're a woman with a voice in the Bea Arthur/Octavia Butler range


tvmedia.ign.com

Knows how you feel
 
2012-12-15 10:23:08 PM  

RexTalionis: [www.silverdisc.com image 850x1209]


Probably the only Corman movie I would say is good. Good cast, good music, decent special effects
 
2012-12-16 01:26:58 AM  
You know, I read a story, maybe year ago, quoting Ellison giving the impression that he was gravely ill and probably only had a few months to live.

I guess he got better.
 
2012-12-16 03:27:48 AM  

Teknowaffle: I've always been partial to Canterbury Tales in space.

/name that book!


Hyperion.
/nothing is obscure on Fark
 
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