Friday, August 06, 2004

Theatre Thursday

Week 12 - Didn't I see that on TV?

Starsky & Hutch is the top selling DVD this week. With that in mind, this week the topic is TV shows that have been turned into movies.

1) What movie based on a television show is your favorite?

Well, the Star Trek movies are obvious, but other than those probably The Fugitive for dramas and The Brady Bunch for comedy.

2) Your least favorite?

Sit-coms are pretty formulaic to make interesting movies, unless they're played up for heavy satire (Brady Bunch is the prime example). Any of those I don't care for. Although I am interested in seeing Nicole Kidman as Samantha Stevens in the new Bewitched (but Will Ferrel as Darrin leaves me cold).

3) What television show would you like to see turned into a movie?

I would love to see a really good, quality Gilligan's Island movie. There's been one in the works for a while (I think a younger Jim Carrey might've been fun as Gilligan) but it hasn't seen the light of day. Then, of course, there's the long-awaited but never-will-be-realized Land of the Lost movie.


Bonus) Should the actors that portray these characters on TV also be used in the movie? Or would you like to see different actors?

Well, of course if the movie is made long after the series it doesn't make sense to use the original actors (unless its a continuation of the series). But I like when they make cameos, like in Lost in Space.

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