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1997-01-29 00:00:00 - Re: Sandworms? - (regnery@ix.netcom.com)


On Tue, 28 Jan 1997 19:08:43 GMT, chesler@world.std.com (David S Chesler) wrote: > The suspense is killing me. Is this going to be a ripoff of >Tremors, or a ripoff of Dune? V: The Series. The visitors brought these sand creatures from their home planet called Crivits. They were used instead of fences at prisons: prisons had sand moats. Don't know what would happen during rain: it never rained on the show. There were also many "V" novels written, one of which was entitled "The Crivit Experiment." -- George M. Regnery | "Geschichte ist keine Abfolge von Daten sondern ein sich ------------------+ ueber die Dimension der Zeit erstreckendes Netz in welchem Vergagenheit, Gegenwart & Zukunft zusammengewoben sind als Schicksal."-- Cusco Links for Corporate Information: http://www.netcom.com/~regnery/corporate.html

1997-01-30 00:00:00 - Re: Sandworms? - (McGowan <ron.mcgowan@sk.sympatico.ca>)


The shows may not have directly ripped off the movies in question. However, they were certainly playing off of thier success. If it werent' for Twister, do you think they would have made "Electric Twister Acid Test"? The same goes for all the others.

1997-01-30 00:00:00 - Re: Sandworms? - (McGowan <ron.mcgowan@sk.sympatico.ca>)


David S Chesler wrote: > > The suspense is killing me. Is this going to be a ripoff of > Tremors, or a ripoff of Dune? "Sandworms", if you will recall, were also featured in the movie "Beatlejuice".

1997-01-31 00:00:00 - It's not the idea - it's how well you can pull it off. - (allronix@ix.netcom.com)


In <32F16618.1629@sk.sympatico.ca> McGowan <ron.mcgowan@sk.sympatico.ca> writes: > >The shows may not have directly ripped off the movies in question. >However, they were certainly playing off of thier success. If it >werent' for Twister, do you think they would have made "Electric Twister >Acid Test"? The same goes for all the others. It isn't the idea - it's how well you can pull it off. For example, as of 1987, there were 3 cartoons on the air that had the same idea - namely something SF slammed into a pasta western. I watched all three. The best one was American, and was "Star Wars meets Pasta Western." It had top-notch actors (one of them is currently working on "Law and Order"), writers (including the late Brian Daley), and production values (computer animation in 1986). The second best was a "Mecha anime meets Pasta Western" - the main characters weren't as cool, but the villians were better. The dubbing was not the greatest, and the plots were watered down. The worst was "He-Man meets Pasta Western" - it was nothing more than a 30 minute toy ad. The plots were cheezy, characterization was limited to what the character could do with gadgets, etc. There are NO original ideas. If Sliders gets an inspiration from a recent movie, then so what? What matters is if they can run their own direction with it. And I, for one LIKED the "Electric Twister Acid Test." And too bad about Rhys-Davies. Really liked Arturo, and I'm sad to see him go. - Jessica

1997-01-31 00:00:00 - Sliders Endings (Re: It's not the idea...) - ("Brannon \"Ben\" Boren" <brannonb@u.washington.edu>)


Jessica Krucek <allronix@ix.netcom.com> wrote in article <5crk42$s99@sjx-ixn8.ix.netcom.com>... > And I, for one LIKED the "Electric Twister Acid Test." Yes, BUT, does anyone else notice the difference in the way the shows end these days? They seem unusually happy. If ETAC had been made in season one, it would have ended differently SPOILERS BEYOND!!! After the sliders had departed, we would have shifted view back to the son in the control room / shelter. He would have gotten a funny look on his face and fallen forward dead with a pitchfork in his back, weilded by his Dad. The shot would have panned across to show that the Father had already dispatched the one other town guy who knew he was reponsible for the tornadoes. The Father / Leader would have then made a comment about how things were going to stay just the way they were, and good riddance to those interfering otherworlders. Fade to Black. Ben -- Brannon "Ben" Boren brannonb@u.washington.edu http://weber.u.washington.edu/~brannonb/ University of Washington Department of Environmental Health

1997-02-01 00:00:00 - Re: Sliders Endings (Re: It's not the idea...) - (Ellen <emd@deep.ssc.com>)


> "Brannon \"Ben\" Boren" writes: > >... does anyone else notice the difference in the way the shows end > >these days? They seem unusually happy. puz1@aol.com wrote: > ***Not only that, but it's gotten rather annoying, IMHO, that all hell > usually breaks loose at approximately 10 mins before the end of the ep, > and *everything* is resolved in one felled swoop. This seems to happen > almost every episode. Anyone agree with me on this? Yes -- but at least no one got arrested within _minutes_ of sliding, for a change. BTW: nice post from Rob (I think), regarding how there ought to be some two- or three-episode storylines. It makes sense, since they're presumably stuck on one earth for more than a few days now and then. (Or is that only during the summer? :)

1997-02-01 00:00:00 - Re: Sliders Endings (Re: It's not the idea...) - (puz1@aol.com)


"Brannon \"Ben\" Boren" writes: >Yes, BUT, does anyone else notice the difference in the way the shows end >these days? They seem unusually happy. ***Not only that, but it's gotten rather annoying, IMHO, that all hell usually breaks loose at approximately 10 mins before the end of the ep, and *everything* is resolved in one felled swoop. This seems to happen almost every episode. Anyone agree with me on this? AnnieM