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Well this is interesting…

6 Comments so far

  1. bend on October 6th, 2014

    As much as I LOVE this show, and would LOVE to see more and a continuation of the story, I do worry about whether or not it’s actually necessary. Lynch called the show “dead as a doornail” in an interview once, so if he really doesn’t have any story to tell, and it’s just about the money being offered him by cable, I’d rather just let the show rest in peace. Plus, I really can’t see this working without a significant part of the original cast returning. As in 90% of them.

  2. skimvision on October 7th, 2014

    Echoing Ben, I LOVED this show. But I’m so afraid of the potential undoing Lynch may bring to the series. After all, how many times have we seen our cherished memories to be absolutely rendered nil by the ORIGINAL creators?

  3. skimvision on October 7th, 2014

    Actually, can anyone think of a successful title that was left alone for a long time and repeated the same success by the original creator?

    Often times I wonder if these productions are a game of chance, like a lightning in a bottle, or if the original creators just went senile over the years?

  4. bend on October 9th, 2014

    Steve, I think things happen at certain times with certain people that work out just perfectly (the fateful FIRST trip of the seven of us for example). It was a result of the right stars aligning and the right decisions being made when choices were presented.
    As with our SECOND attempt at a trip together, it just wasn’t the same. We weren’t able to catch that lightning again.
    I think this holds true of some of the classic stuff that we’re lucky sees the light of day. I think the right elements came together for them to be able to realize their creation, and luckily find its audience. So, it’s not really about the creators going senile as much as it is about them chancing upon the opportunity to say what they had to say back then. Any attempts to revisit that is pretty much the equivalent of trying to go back in time and redo something you should’ve done differently. All you end up doing is fucking things up.

  5. colorista on October 12th, 2014

    Well, I for one will give it a chance, because I’m nothing if not nostalgic. Then again, I haven’t brought myself to watch the second new Star Trek film — despite it containing two of my current favorite actors — because no.

    It’s the same reaction I have to the news-or-not-news of a Big Lebowski 2. Rumors are flying yet again, and clearly Jeff Bridges loves the cult following around the character, but does there NEED to be a second film? Of course not. It’s more fun to enjoy what the cult has become than to try to revisit the story so many years later.

  6. skimvision on October 12th, 2014

    I hear you.

    What’s the point of revisiting a classic when the original was already close to perfection? Any remake would just be a diluted version.

    I think there’s a tricky balance of making ties with the original, while not regurgitating the original material. While I thought Prometheus was a very weak film, at least I have to give Ridley Scott credit that the story was not about the aliens. And then, there’s that Blade Runner sequel…

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