not a beautiful or unique snowflake (nothings) wrote,
not a beautiful or unique snowflake
nothings

After Treasure Planet, how long can it be before all the great classic books, movies, plays, and songs have science fiction remakes that subtly or not-so-subtly alter the title?

A number of us on ifmud went wild riffing on this idea several days ago. In many cases, we just went with the same braindead substitution that Treasure Planet exhibits:

  • The Old Man and the Star - Jota
  • The Mutant of Notre Dame - Psmith
  • Galaxy of the Apes - buzzard
  • 2984 - Iain
  • Feris Bueller's Diurnal Period Off - Nate

Of course, people then started mkaing less obvious substitutions:

  • A Tale of Two Space Habitats - Psmith
  • 20,000 Light-Years Inside the Nebula - buzzard
  • For a Few Credits More - ghira
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Mutated - ghira
  • Miracle in Sector 34 - buzzard
  • Alien Farm - Iain

Then came the puns and sound-alikes

  • The Lord of the O-Rings - two-star
  • The Catcher in the Rigel System - RogerCarol
  • Gone with the Solar Wind - Psmith
  • ESP and ESPsibility - maga
  • Fear and Loathing at Vega - Psmith
  • Murder on the Orion Express - Lionheart


And then we started getting silly:

  • Charlotte's World-Wide Web - DavidW
  • One Angry A.I. - buzzard
  • Diamonds are Until the Universe Collapses in on Itself - buzzard
  • The Cyborg Who Came In From the Vacuum - buzzard
  • The Vacuum-Hardened Boys - Iain
  • Space Elevator to Heaven - buzzard
  • Theta=90 by Theta=135 - buzzard
  • Dial ITSOC for Involuntary Termination of Self-Organizing Consciousness - buzzard
  • Of Trackballs and Robots - buzzard


And then there was the inevitable Star Wars riffing

  • Ben Kenobi Hur - Iain
  • Chasing Amidala - buzzard
  • Tinker, Tailor, Stormtrooper, Sith - Rob
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Coruscant - baf


Yes, I'm over-represented in the above lists. Make your own damn posts. (The complete list reaches to nearly 200.)
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