posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 09:28 PM
originally posted by: Baddogma
It isn't out of the question, but I was curious which effort strikes you as even vaguely plausible as a true "filmed on-location?"
There isn't one, yet. Just can't get any traction on the idea. Alas.
Even going at it like "You remember how many recruits you guys got out of 'Final Countdown'!" doesn't work.
eta: Grant you, you have to hum in a contrived antagonist, sort of like the attack at Pearl Harbor for FC. If the whole movie had been "we just got
sucked into a noisy vortex thingy and now we're in...1927" it wouldn't have worked. "Let's float around for two hours repairing systems and then wait
for the next vortex thingy" would have sucked.
So, what's the choices. You could try the 'sad but terminal control systems failure' thing, but it's hard to get a really good scare on plot wise if
it's just 'the ship re-aligned with Einsteinian space time ok...but everyone in it got turned into chutney', if there's no antagonist to strive
against other than 'it took a long ass time to get the transfer functions just right - most of the time'.
It's hard to work up drama for 'there's a skanky ocean-like body of water with scum in it', or 'it's red and dim and sandy'. Once you've seen a lichen
it's pretty boring even if you do weird close-ups with jarring piano chords like Ron Howard in Apollo 13. And cliff structures that sort of look like
Anasazi cliff dwellings but might be just odd sandstone formations are great the first time but after that, unless you find something in one which no
one has (guess you could make that your macguffin) they're pretty much nothing.
Let's see, what else. There's no fish. You could maybe have everyone catch a disease but there's nothing you can catch, apparently.
Pretty undramatic to show "I laid out under the crop lights ... again" or "We're OUT OF TENNIS BALLS (jarring piano chords)" or "The last can of
dip...IT'S GONE!" (jarring piano chords)
So, you would have to not have your drama at planet Dirt. I guess you'd have to have the guys go on to an unannounced NEW location, where they
discover what the secret standing orders are for new encounters or something.
edit on 17-3-2015 by Bedlam because: (no reason given)