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Thursday, May 27, 2004

Theater Thursday
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King has officially hit the stores this week (I bought the first copy at my local Borders yesterday). Trilogies have been popular in the movies for years. This week we look at questions based on some famous cinematic triumvarites:

1) The Back to the Future Trilogy sent Marty McFly 30 years into the future, 30 years into the past (twice!) and 100 years into the past. Which of these time periods would you like to visit in your 1.21 gigawatt-powered DeLorean, and why?
I think I'd be interested in visiting 30 years in the past, just to see how times have changed and how they haven't. I'm not sure I want to know too much about my own future--sometimes these things are better left as a surprise--some pleasant, some not so much. Plus then I'd worry all the time if every decision I made was affecting my future either by creating or destroying it.

2) The Lord of the Rings Trilogy was, of course, based on a famous trio of novels by JRR Tolkien. What sci-fi/fantasy/genre novels or series would you like to see turned into a Peter-Jackson-directed/George-Lucas-written/Steven-Speilberg-produced trilogy?
Please, no more George-Lucas-written unless he gets a better script editor! LOL. I'd love to see a series of movies based on Issac Asimov's Robot novels--Caves of Steel, Naked Sun and Robots of Dawn.

3) Next summer, there will be two complete Star Wars trilogies in the history books. What's your strangest or most interesting Star Wars experience?
I don't really have any "strange" experiences with the films, though when they did the special editions I went with a whole group of friends to see them--including a girl who had not seen them. So, when we all groaned at Luke and Leia kissing in Empire, she had no idea why it was so GROSS! Overall, I'd have to say that my experiences at going to see them have all been enjoyable, namely because I've been to see them with friends who were also enthusiastic fans of the movies and it was fun to see it with them.

Bonus) While the Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones movies are currently only trilogies, plans are in the works for a fourth movie in both series. What trilogy might've been better served with a fourth movie? Which trilogy would've been better if they had left it at only one movie?
The American Pie series. First one was funny, the next two were just OK, but not great.

That's it till next time! Be sure to leave your name and blog address in the Comments when you've answered the questions.

And remember, as the Terminator said in the first part of his famous trilogy, "I'll be back."

posted by Michael Hickerson at 5/27/2004 10:41:00 AM | |
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