Mellifluous wrote:Battlefield Earth, Mars and Pluto?
Hehe, that did occur to me.
Hopefully Cruise won't be applying any Scientologist themes or plots!
With BSG Moore's shown a real dedication to picking up sci-fi cliches, shaking them about a bit, then putting them back in a different order. Hopefully he can do the same with these movies.
What memorable movie sci-fi have we had in the last 10 years? It's really quite thin on the ground. Star Wars rather dominated everything. There's a couple of minor works from Spielberg with Minority Report and War of the Worlds, there's Serenity (which was working off the innovation of a TV show, again...) and Sunshine......but it's been a while since we had anything to join the classics from the previous century.
Seriously though, the thought of Ronald D Moore creating a sci-fi cinema trilogy is better than sex. Will be very interesting to see what he comes up with. Star Trek: First Contact was his last cinema outing.
Yeah, and notably the last time Star Trek was any good. BSG seems very much like a reaction against the restrictions and established themes of the Star Trek world, which is what makes it so interesting.
I really hope that Moore can bring adult, sensible, thought-provoking sci-fi back to cinemas.
It also doesn't hurt that BSG has some of the most awesome space battles and effects sequences since Return of the Jedi - hopefully some of that can come along for the ride.