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

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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