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(Dark Horizons)   Hollywood downgraded from "out of ideas" to "incapable of thought" as "King Kong: Skull Island" TV series is in development - completely unrelated to the movie "Kong: Skull Island." Let me list all the ways you're gonna die   ( darkhorizons.com) divider line
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2017-04-19 04:15:37 PM  
How many original shows die in their first season, because no one knows anything about the concept or characters?

It's amazing that the TV schedules even have rosters, that aren't spin offs, because folks won't even check out new shows without a laundry list of OTHER sources to back them up first, because Heaven forfend people check out a show before forming an opinion about it...
 
2017-04-19 04:42:50 PM  

hubiestubert: How many original shows die in their first season, because no one knows anything about the concept or characters?


Not enough.

Anyway, King Kong peaked with the one with The Dude. The Peter Jackson one was two hours too long.
 
2017-04-19 04:42:55 PM  
Will it have John C Reilly show up in the last 5 minutes, sit down and have a beer?
 
2017-04-19 05:07:26 PM  

Mugato: hubiestubert: How many original shows die in their first season, because no one knows anything about the concept or characters?

Not enough.

Anyway, King Kong peaked with the one with The Dude. The Peter Jackson one was two hours too long.


I dunno, I had a great time with Kong: Skull Island. The eventual Kong-Godzilla movie I hope has two endings again. One for Japan with Godzilla kicking the big monkey's ass, and one of the States with Kong tweaking the big lizard's tail. And maybe one more for China with BOTH being defeated by a lone Shaolin monk and a talking snake spirit in diaphanous silk and a supercop partner.
 
2017-04-19 05:13:48 PM  

hubiestubert: Mugato: hubiestubert: How many original shows die in their first season, because no one knows anything about the concept or characters?

Not enough.

Anyway, King Kong peaked with the one with The Dude. The Peter Jackson one was two hours too long.

I dunno, I had a great time with Kong: Skull Island. The eventual Kong-Godzilla movie I hope has two endings again. One for Japan with Godzilla kicking the big monkey's ass, and one of the States with Kong tweaking the big lizard's tail. And maybe one more for China with BOTH being defeated by a lone Shaolin monk and a talking snake spirit in diaphanous silk and a supercop partner.


I dunno, wouldn't Godzilla's fire breath light up Kong like a freebasing Richard Pryor? Or Michael Jackson in a Pepsi commercial?
 
2017-04-19 05:27:03 PM  
King Dong starring Ron Jeremy, only on Hustler.
 
2017-04-19 05:32:38 PM  

hubiestubert: The eventual Kong-Godzilla movie I hope has two endings again.


That's a busted myth that just won't die.

I own both the Japanese and America versions.  They both end the same way, with Kong swimming home.
 
2017-04-19 05:34:07 PM  
I loved Terra Nova, I wish they didn't cancel it.  I'd love another tv show that had monsters in it.  Been way too long.  I just hope they do it right if they're gonna do it.
 
2017-04-19 05:34:54 PM  

Mugato: hubiestubert: Mugato: hubiestubert: How many original shows die in their first season, because no one knows anything about the concept or characters?

Not enough.

Anyway, King Kong peaked with the one with The Dude. The Peter Jackson one was two hours too long.

I dunno, I had a great time with Kong: Skull Island. The eventual Kong-Godzilla movie I hope has two endings again. One for Japan with Godzilla kicking the big monkey's ass, and one of the States with Kong tweaking the big lizard's tail. And maybe one more for China with BOTH being defeated by a lone Shaolin monk and a talking snake spirit in diaphanous silk and a supercop partner.

I dunno, wouldn't Godzilla's fire breath light up Kong like a freebasing Richard Pryor? Or Michael Jackson in a Pepsi commercial?


Obviously, you only saw the Japanese version of the classic and missed this gem...

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Or this--which IS available as a lovely model kit...

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And of course, the riveting thumb-wrasslin' scene...

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2017-04-19 05:36:07 PM  

skyotter: hubiestubert: The eventual Kong-Godzilla movie I hope has two endings again.

That's a busted myth that just won't die.

I own both the Japanese and America versions.  They both end the same way, with Kong swimming home.


Shhhhhhh...I'm gunning for a Chinese version with monks and diphaneous dressed Snake Spirits and Supercops. You're gonna blow this...
 
2017-04-19 06:00:44 PM  

hubiestubert: How many original shows die in their first season, because no one knows anything about the concept or characters?

It's amazing that the TV schedules even have rosters, that aren't spin offs, because folks won't even check out new shows without a laundry list of OTHER sources to back them up first, because Heaven forfend people check out a show before forming an opinion about it...


SInce so many good shows that got me hooked ended up dying quick- I tend to wait and see.The only new show that I followed from the start in recent years was Stranger Things, as it had a story arc set in stone ( or so we were led to believe ) . I wanted more of it, and I guess many others did.... But way too many shows just do not get the time to develop, and just when it gets interesting- *poof*. And so we are left with dreck like imaginary mary or this .
 
2017-04-19 06:00:53 PM  
How many original shows die in their first season, because there isn't enough time or budget to create convincing CGI dinosaurs on weekly basis?
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2017-04-19 06:12:52 PM  
it's actually a peninsula
 
2017-04-19 06:43:54 PM  
I wish they would do a show about Candy Apple Island instead.
 
2017-04-19 06:45:56 PM  

Streetwise Hercules: I wish they would do a show about Candy Apple Island instead.


Why, what's on Candy Apple Island?
 
2017-04-19 06:47:24 PM  

skyotter: Streetwise Hercules: I wish they would do a show about Candy Apple Island instead.

Why, what's on Candy Apple Island?


Apes, but they're not as big.

(^5)
 
2017-04-19 09:13:37 PM  
Lemme guess? Right at the top of your list is "Boredom"? Amirite?
 
2017-04-19 09:25:02 PM  

T.rex: How many original shows die in their first season, because there isn't enough time or budget to create convincing CGI dinosaurs on weekly basis?
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Or they didn't quite know where it was going?

/I'm looking at you Revolution
 
2017-04-19 09:27:08 PM  
I really liked KKSI. Oddly enough I thought it had too much kaiju and not enough ppl wandering around doing stupid stuff. I mostly saw it because I'm a hiddleston fangirl, but it was a fun time. The scenes with humans seemed oddly disjointed at times, maybe too much dialogue ended up getting cut. Having Kong show up in the first 20(?) minutes was an interesting choice, I think they could have waited a bit.
 
2017-04-19 09:43:00 PM  
Hollywood has never been known as a birthplace of new ideas. Look at the top 10 movies on imdb, only 2 (Pulp Fiction and the good the bad and the ugly) are entirely original stories. For the AFI top 10 it's only Citizen Kane, Singin in the Rain and On The Waterfront. Is adapting an old movie less original than adapting a book?
 
2017-04-19 09:52:27 PM  

mechgreg: Hollywood has never been known as a birthplace of new ideas. Look at the top 10 movies on imdb, only 2 (Pulp Fiction and the good the bad and the ugly) are entirely original stories. For the AFI top 10 it's only Citizen Kane, Singin in the Rain and On The Waterfront. Is adapting an old movie less original than adapting a book?


Adusted for inflation?

1Gone with the WindMGM$1,747,686,000$198,676,4591939^
2Star WarsFox$1,540,734,500$460,998,0071977^
3The Sound of MusicFox$1,231,893,000$158,671,3681965
4E.T.: The Extra-TerrestrialUni.$1,227,040,000$435,110,5541982^
5TitanicPar.$1,171,854,200$658,672,3021997^
6The Ten CommandmentsPar.$1,133,150,000$65,500,0001956
7JawsUni.$1,107,881,800$260,000,0001975
8Doctor ZhivagoMGM$1,073,771,700$111,721,9101965
9The ExorcistWB$956,682,800$232,906,1451973^
10Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
 
2017-04-19 10:00:31 PM  

Mugato: mechgreg: Hollywood has never been known as a birthplace of new ideas. Look at the top 10 movies on imdb, only 2 (Pulp Fiction and the good the bad and the ugly) are entirely original stories. For the AFI top 10 it's only Citizen Kane, Singin in the Rain and On The Waterfront. Is adapting an old movie less original than adapting a book?

Adusted for inflation?

1Gone with the WindMGM$1,747,686,000$198,676,4591939^
2Star WarsFox$1,540,734,500$460,998,0071977^
3The Sound of MusicFox$1,231,893,000$158,671,3681965
4E.T.: The Extra-TerrestrialUni.$1,227,040,000$435,110,5541982^
5TitanicPar.$1,171,854,200$658,672,3021997^
6The Ten CommandmentsPar.$1,133,150,000$65,500,0001956
7JawsUni.$1,107,881,800$260,000,0001975
8Doctor ZhivagoMGM$1,073,771,700$111,721,9101965
9The ExorcistWB$956,682,800$232,906,1451973^
10Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs


Pretty much the same there, only Star Wars and ET were original stories.
 
2017-04-19 10:10:30 PM  

mechgreg: Mugato: mechgreg: Hollywood has never been known as a birthplace of new ideas. Look at the top 10 movies on imdb, only 2 (Pulp Fiction and the good the bad and the ugly) are entirely original stories. For the AFI top 10 it's only Citizen Kane, Singin in the Rain and On The Waterfront. Is adapting an old movie less original than adapting a book?

Adusted for inflation?

1Gone with the WindMGM$1,747,686,000$198,676,4591939^
2Star WarsFox$1,540,734,500$460,998,0071977^
3The Sound of MusicFox$1,231,893,000$158,671,3681965
4E.T.: The Extra-TerrestrialUni.$1,227,040,000$435,110,5541982^
5TitanicPar.$1,171,854,200$658,672,3021997^
6The Ten CommandmentsPar.$1,133,150,000$65,500,0001956
7JawsUni.$1,107,881,800$260,000,0001975
8Doctor ZhivagoMGM$1,073,771,700$111,721,9101965
9The ExorcistWB$956,682,800$232,906,1451973^
10Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Pretty much the same there, only Star Wars and ET were original stories.


Titanic didn't happen as filmed.
 
2017-04-19 10:16:53 PM  

mechgreg: Mugato: mechgreg: Hollywood has never been known as a birthplace of new ideas. Look at the top 10 movies on imdb, only 2 (Pulp Fiction and the good the bad and the ugly) are entirely original stories. For the AFI top 10 it's only Citizen Kane, Singin in the Rain and On The Waterfront. Is adapting an old movie less original than adapting a book?

Adusted for inflation?

1Gone with the WindMGM$1,747,686,000$198,676,4591939^
2Star WarsFox$1,540,734,500$460,998,0071977^
3The Sound of MusicFox$1,231,893,000$158,671,3681965
4E.T.: The Extra-TerrestrialUni.$1,227,040,000$435,110,5541982^
5TitanicPar.$1,171,854,200$658,672,3021997^
6The Ten CommandmentsPar.$1,133,150,000$65,500,0001956
7JawsUni.$1,107,881,800$260,000,0001975
8Doctor ZhivagoMGM$1,073,771,700$111,721,9101965
9The ExorcistWB$956,682,800$232,906,1451973^
10Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Pretty much the same there, only Star Wars and ET were original stories.


Yes, because Star Wars had nothing in common with the director's favorite Japanese director's films. Nothing at all. Well, nothing as far as you know apparently.
 
2017-04-19 11:19:33 PM  
Yeah........i don't think so. I'm a pretty big fan of King Kong and this has no appeal at all to me.


And the latest one is more entertaining than Jackson's version. Quite a bit so.
 
2017-04-20 05:35:45 AM  

Mugato: mechgreg: Hollywood has never been known as a birthplace of new ideas. Look at the top 10 movies on imdb, only 2 (Pulp Fiction and the good the bad and the ugly) are entirely original stories. For the AFI top 10 it's only Citizen Kane, Singin in the Rain and On The Waterfront. Is adapting an old movie less original than adapting a book?

Adusted for inflation?

1Gone with the WindMGM$1,747,686,000$198,676,4591939^
2Star WarsFox$1,540,734,500$460,998,0071977^
3The Sound of MusicFox$1,231,893,000$158,671,3681965
4E.T.: The Extra-TerrestrialUni.$1,227,040,000$435,110,5541982^
5TitanicPar.$1,171,854,200$658,672,3021997^
6The Ten CommandmentsPar.$1,133,150,000$65,500,0001956
7JawsUni.$1,107,881,800$260,000,0001975
8Doctor ZhivagoMGM$1,073,771,700$111,721,9101965
9The ExorcistWB$956,682,800$232,906,1451973^
10Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs


And none of them have (officially) turned a profit.
 
2017-04-20 08:32:45 AM  

rev.love_revolver: Yes, because Star Wars had nothing in common with the director's favorite Japanese director's films. Nothing at all. Well, nothing as far as you know apparently.


There are no original stories anymore. Everything is based on something else. It's been that way for centuries.
 
2017-04-20 09:28:45 AM  

Mugato: rev.love_revolver: Yes, because Star Wars had nothing in common with the director's favorite Japanese director's films. Nothing at all. Well, nothing as far as you know apparently.

There are no original stories anymore. Everything is based on something else. It's been that way for centuries.


Exactly, but it sure won't keep folks from biatchin' about it.
 
2017-04-20 11:20:05 AM  
Universal had already started building the amusement park ride long before the film's release. Now they need to justify it somehow.
 
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