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Re: The "Make a Star Control Movie" petition
« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2003, 09:47:26 pm »

Indeed. I have to say, one of the greatest things  I've seen in a film so far is the Ents striding into Isengard. There's just something... unstoppable about them. If we could capture a scene like that (say with the Ur-Quan walking straight through Earths defenses), we'd have the best movie scene ever! Althoug that's paritally been done in that B5 movie so maybe the "slashers" devastating the Androsynth instead?
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« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2003, 10:06:37 pm »

I saw The Two Towers only once (waiting for the extended edition Tongue) and this part always puzzled me -
first they storm towards the towers, then they go back and open the water dam which finishes off everything in its way.. Why didn't they go directly to collapse the dam?
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« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2003, 10:17:48 pm »

Well, I suppose they're not very strategic Smiley I mean, they're going there becasue their serously pissed off, they look more like a mob sort of wandering through the wall than a military expedition. Maybe it simply didn't occur to them before the Orc's opened fire with firearrows? Possibly they didn't know how bad it was inside until they got through the wall, and then it took them a few minutes to stop their momentum and swing around to the  dam.
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Re: The "Make a Star Control Movie" petition
« Reply #33 on: February 10, 2003, 11:58:32 pm »

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The more I think about it, the core plot of SC2 is fairly straightforward:  Humans discover a super-weapon that can destroy the Ur-Quan's super-weapon, rally the members of the old alliance into open rebellion, and finally win their freedom.  Everything else -- all the really interesting parts -- is effectively backstory.  I'd think if someone were to make a movie out of this fiction, they'd be best off making sure that the backstory is told properly.


That's why I suggested making a movie about the first Alliance of Free Stars;  The story is more bare-bones, and Hollywood can be more creative without being in contradiction to canon SC.
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« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2003, 12:34:17 am »

And to reply to the earleir about ppl not wanting to see the good guys lose in a movie about the Alliance. if it is the first in a trilogy or "duology", then it's alright. Good prevails at the end...
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Re: The "Make a Star Control Movie" petition
« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2003, 01:07:01 am »

*sigh*

Let's face it; no one will ever make a Star Control movie..



so...
LET'S MAKE ONE HERE!

who wants to be Fwiffo?

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..Ok ok, I'll take my medicine now..
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« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2003, 01:12:22 am »

Can I be Tanaka?
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« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2003, 10:29:39 am »

I wanna be a Fot!

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See? I'm perfect!
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« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2003, 09:52:00 pm »

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In defence of the XR project, it's not going to be just a bunch of ships flying around fighting. That's not a movie thats more like Spacebattles.com style stuff.

Apologies, I did not intend to put you in a position where you had to defend your project.  Embarrassed

But now that I know that you read this forum, I suppose I can ask:  are there any screenplays written for your movies, or are they still in the planning stages?  None of the links on the XR pages work for me, else I'd probably already know this.  Sad

Also, what is your take on the issues presented so far?  i.e., are there any plot points from the game that are being dropped/changed because they wouldn't work very well in a movie?  What challenges have come up in trying to make 4 movies that all tie together yet are all enjoyable individually?  Oh, and how long is each movie supposed to be?
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« Reply #39 on: February 12, 2003, 12:19:35 am »

The screenplays are all in the works. Though I think for the time being im going to put the first two on hold and work with the movies that we can pull allot more information for. Ie the 3rd and 4th movies. I may change these to who knows 4 movies from just these 2?.

I have to fix those links and I did intend to get them fixed but last week or two I got rather busy making computer service calls (money good). This week however seems like it will be fairly un-busy (lol). So Ill get some more stuff done.

Because were only just begining to write the script were not sure exactly what ideas will be left in and what will be taken out. My hope is to stick as close to the game story and such (and the backstory from the manual) as possible. Though for example one thing crew size dosen't seem to work, a crusier with only like 18 people on board? im thinking more like 50 perhaps. The ur-quan might have say 125 on theirs?. Really things are still open and nothing is set in stone as it were.

As to multiple movies, well they will all tell a part of the story individually, but be there own story on their own. As to length, like I said I love long movies so i say 2-3 hours =D, who cares if some people complain... "oh it's to long" blaah on them hehe. No sense in rushing a story. Also as of yesterday Ive started work on proper preview which will actually be one whole scene (or at least most of it) from movie 3 or maybe 4 depending on how things go.

If there is any more questions feel free to post them on our forum (it is working lol). http://www.classicgaming.com/starcontrol/xr/
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« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2003, 12:22:37 am »

Excellent! I look forward to seeing the preview!
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Re: The "Make a Star Control Movie" petition
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2003, 02:26:09 am »

A cruiser has only 18 people so that it can save room for all the Nukes. Smiley
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« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2003, 03:57:20 am »

A good chance of that, but still. But where do they store all the nukes? obvisouly they have a limited number so for movie purposes how many should they carry? (before they need to be resupplied)
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« Reply #43 on: February 12, 2003, 05:04:57 pm »

Can't they synthesize it on-demand? hehe Tongue
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« Reply #44 on: February 14, 2003, 03:36:21 pm »

That is a weak point in the crusier I suppose... Maybe Censored is right though? The time spent reloading your batteries after firing could actually be the time it takes to assemble or synthesise a missile. (Ok this is realistic in no way, but it's really the only explanation. unless the Arilou taught us how to teleport in missiles from the vaults on earth...)... As for the Crew, I think 18 sounds god. A spaceship would need to be largely automated anyway, and the more people you have aboard, the more supplies you need.
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