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Old TV Shows That Surprisingly Have NOT Been Turned Into Movies

Old TV Shows That Surprisingly Have NOT Been Turned Into Movies

Hollywood turning old television series into motion pictures has gone from being a cliché to expectation.  FilmVerse has alread talked about classic shows that were made into movies with the original casts and science fiction movies that became TV shows as well as comparing a TV show with the movie it spawned.  In looking at TV shows […]

RIP Ray Bradbury

RIP Ray Bradbury

The world lost one of its greatest voices in science fiction when Ray Bradbury passed away at age 91.  He was a true pioneer in speculative fiction, writing about colonizing Mars, strange towns with odd inhabitants, and nefarious circuses that come to town.  His story “I Sing the Body Electric” is one of the more […]

5 Fantastic SF TV Shows Based on Movies

5 Fantastic SF TV Shows Based on Movies

This article was originally published at showwatcher.com on May 16, 2012. Television has had a long history of taking hit motion pictures and adapting them as television series.  Occasionally the TV shows are better than the movies they are based on or have more of an impact on the public consciousness.  While many comedies and […]

Actor Teams We Need to See

Actor Teams We Need to See

Chemistry between actors on screen is an elusive thing.  When it works, the teaming of actors transcends sometimes mediocre movies (exactly how many road movies did Bob Hope and Bing Crosby do together?) and can elevate good films to greatness (imagine Ghostbusters without any of the cast members intact).  Bad chemistry can be painful to […]

Star Lord of the Potter Rings Wars

Star Lord of the Potter Rings Wars

Ask anyone who has seen Avatar and wants to be snarky about it, the plot of James Cameron’s epic Science Fiction adventure bears a strong resemblance to Dances with Wolves, Pocahontas, and Fern Gully.  The similarities between Forrest Gump, Big Fish, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button has already been explored.  Now let’s take […]

Stephen King Short Fiction That Should Be Adapted as Films

Stephen King Short Fiction That Should Be Adapted as Films

This article was originally published on showwatcher.com on April 26, 2012. Stephen King is as closely associated with motion pictures as he is with publishing, thanks to huge hits based on his books such as Carrie, The Shining, Stand By Me, Misery, and The Shawshank Redemption, among many others.  King himself has written screenplays for […]

Classic TV Shows Turned Into Films

Classic TV Shows Turned Into Films

This article was originally published on showwatcher.com on 4/18/12. Since the 1990’s, movie studios have mined television as feature films with such productions as The Fugitive, Mission: Impossible, The Addams Family, and The Brady Bunch Movie. This trend was a reversal of the habit of making TV shows based on feature films, one that shows […]