View Full Version : We're out of Movie Trilogies
11-24-02, 08:26 AM
I mentioned this in another thread, but I'd like to bring to light the fact that in three years the last of every scifi or fantasy trilogy will have been completed. He has mentioned "moving to non star wars projects" before, but George Lucas really seems to have lost the magic that he had originally. I've noticed throughout both Episodes 1 and 2 that many identical lines are repeated from the original trilogy, that many characters act the same, that many shots are the same, only that the story is set a few years earlier. He's run out of ideas, we're watching the same movie with a different special effects mask.
The Lord of the Rings is a serious contender for best trilogy of all time in my mind at least, but next year the last movie comes out and that's it. Supposedly the last Star Trek movie comes out in a few weeks. All I can think of is the first movie based on Enders Game, which will probably be good, but it's a very long way off, maybe ten years at the most (I'm guessing). This leaves us with a very, very long time that will likely be peppered with mediocre scifi movies based on much better ones. Are we entering a dark age?
11-24-02, 11:38 AM
Asimov's Foundation series has not been done, and there are others.
11-24-02, 12:18 PM
Dune was done as a movie as well as a "made for television" event.
Aren't they planning on doing two-four more??
And that TV one was great, better than the film :p
11-24-02, 12:42 PM
Paul J. McAuley's Confluence Trilogy
Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy
Sylvia Engdahl's Children of the Star Trilogy
C. S. Lewis' Space Trilogy
Harry Harrison's - Eden Trilogy
...and the list goes on
There is a whole bunch of stuff that could be done by Gordon R. Dickson, such as the Dorsai series and the Final Encylodedia.
11-24-02, 03:02 PM
Terminator 3 is coming out.
Aren't there going to be 2 more Matrix movies to come out?
I think I heard somewhere another Indiana Jones is coming too.
Some other trilogies....
Rush Hour 3 will probably come out too :D
And if the studios were smart, a trilogy of Titanic, the aftermath...maybe a prequel too.
11-24-02, 06:21 PM
Foundation would definitely be awesome, but are they actually making at least the first book into a film (there are like, seventeen, I've read the first and a little of the second). Foundation was a good book, but its lack of action really made the story boring for awhile, and while I really enjoyed the concept, I couldn't read the second right after finishing the third. I intend to read the whole series, but that's going to be a long project.
The Matrix movies both come out next year, I think. If they make another Indiana Jones, it'll probably suck (like star wars has, the same guy is producing). It'll be another special effects romp around the jungle or something.
Terminator 3 will be fun, but it won't be good. That's what I'm looking and hoping for, a trilogy that spawns cults and sayings and theme songs synonymous with good or evil (I heard a girl who has absolutely no interest in scifi once mutter the star wars imperial march to describe a bad person). One that has insightful ideas. A well written script. Interesting and provacative camera shots. And of course, stunning special effects (note: this is not a requirement, nor is it the first thing on the list).
Don't mention the Dune Miniseries to Goofy. Oedipus and I loved it, and we're Dune freaks. Goofy apparently hated the thing....:bugeye:
11-24-02, 10:49 PM
Yes they are making two more Matrix's, I can't wait. Dune is awesome... but a trilogy? Im not sure if Im into that.
Why dont they make a trilogy out of The Dark Elf Trilogy by Salvador. Awesome books.
LOTR will be the greatest trilogy of all time... NOT, its the matrix.:p
I like that more movies are being made from comics...although Daredevil look like pure hell, and X-men 2 will probably be pretty uninspired, I'm curious to see Ang Lee's treatment of the Hulk. And just the fact that movies/T.V. series based on comics are so well recieved these days is reassuring. Once we bleed the sci-fi genre dry, maybe comics will be there to provide us with more epic trilogies. I can even think of a few I'd like to see...
The Freespace Trilogy. They should seriously make it.
11-27-02, 02:17 PM
Oh, and while far more than a trilogy, Anne McAffrey's
Dragon Riders of Pern series would be quite nice on
the big screen, I believe.
11-27-02, 03:26 PM
Although I have bled this saying to death, and it would come from George Lucas, the Shadow Series (Shadow Moon, Shadow Dawn, and Shadow Star) would make excellent movies. The only problem would be that not many people might know what it's about and you would have to fill them in with the whole backstory of Willow.
And on the subject of the Matrix, while they did create the whole Bullet-Time effect, I hopew there isn't too much of it in the new movies because, even if they are making fun of it, it is way over used.
How about Harry Harrison's Stainless Steel Rat?
11-30-02, 06:42 PM
Ender's game series would be great (stated before in the movies/books thread), DRAGONLANCE would be great too (you could get two trilogies from that). Hm what else...the Sovereign Stone Trilogy, #3's still pending, its pretty good..by Weis/Hickman, like Dragonlance. The Hitchiker's guide would be alright.
Chronicles of Riddick - The next part of the "Pitch Black" supposed triology. Could be good, could be bad. Pitch Black was okay in my opinion.
There will be another Alien movie, not a triology any more but still...
As someone mentioned above, the matrix and T3 are nearing completion.
Has there ever been a load of sci fi triologies in prodoction at the same time? I figure that when all the stuff that's currently in production is out in the theaters something new will crop up, the market sure as hell is big enough.
Didn't someone say that they actually were making an Ender movie? I had also read that there were Chronicles of Narnia movies in the works.
12-06-02, 07:11 PM
Didn't they already make Th Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe into a cheesy British film?? Not that British films are cheesy, but this one was.
"Didn't they already make Th Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe into a cheesy British film?? Not that British films are cheesy, but this one was."
lol, I saw that in grade 6, it was pretty cheesy =P
12-06-02, 09:16 PM
It was pretty cheesy, but I think it was also effective nevertheless. Do we need another LTWATW set of movies? Even if the books were pretty cool, I mean, Calormen is just the coolest fricken name for a desert country EVER...
I read them all in sixth grade methinks.
Foundation series Doesnt require Action much,It has brilliant ideas enough to make it a nice treat for all sci-fi fan out there.
for example in Foundation's Edge we saw the computer which used palm of hands when touching a touchboard to interact with brain directly.You have to think and it will be done!
And that is amazingly Futuristic!
Who says Asimov has gone Old...;)
Speaking of interacting with computers, have you seen this new device that projects a keyboard onto any flat surface using lasers? It's the size of a small cell phone and it projects a complete keyboard onto any level surface. Then it uses a sensor to tell which key you press and presto, you have your own tiny portable keyboard. Saw it in Popular Science.
Thats interesting...Do you have any references that you might wanna give?
I read that too.
Since fingers have the most sensors, that would be a good place to interface with the brain using a sensory glove i/o
There's several little articles on it on google (search for mobile projected laser keyboard). Here's another interesting thing I found:
This will allow you to display high quality images on any flat surface using lasers and can be attached even to your cell phone :bugeye:
12-09-02, 01:09 PM
Bladerunner should of been a trilogy!
12-10-02, 07:50 AM
As far as movies go, Back to the Future is with out a doubt the best trilogy. It stays consistently funny, entertaining and well made through out all three and all flow together into one great big picture. Back to The Future Rulz!
"This is heavy."
Matrix trilogy i think is the coolset thing ever to happen to science fictions...
12-11-02, 06:44 AM
How can you say that when you haven't even seen the others, I'm counting they're gonna suck.
if they try to do it in JP style,then off course they"ll suck...But if you liked first movie(The Idea) and based on the first movie's style of presentation i thought the sequels would be pretty cool too...
There's supposed to be a swordfight between Morpheus and someone else in the next one, that should be cool =O