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Offline T. Baker

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I think everybody is familiar with the episode of Suspense called "Sorry, Wrong Number". Well, it was made into a movie starring Barbara Stanwyck in 1948 (the original radio play was done in 1943).

In the US we had the radio series The Green Hornet (starting in 1936), since then it has been adapted into a TV series featuring Van Williams and Bruce Lee (1966 - 67), and just a couple of years ago we had that abysmal movie of The Green Hornet with Seth Rogan in the starring role.

This got me wondering - what series or episode would you like to see done as a TV series or movie?

I've got a couple of ideas, but I'll save them for later - but what do have in mind?
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Not sure of the whole series but an episode of CBSRMT, I think would be good on the big screen is A Coffin for the devil..

Plot: A man gathers a group of specialists along with the famous E. G. Marshall and reads them a very old letter written by one of his ancestors.
 The letter narrates the events regarding a young mortician's assistant and a peculiar man ordering a special coffin for himself.
The coffin was to be built so he could play his upright bass with the orchestra of the dead.
Having sold his soul for fame he joins the many legions of fool hearted musicians who were tricked by Satan.
 Now they must play whenever and wherever he calls them to. 

This is the broadcast that got me into OTR. If you get a chance listen to it, it is very well done.
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Just off the top of my head, I think "Blood Bath" by Escape would be good on TV.
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I believe anything visual would spoil any show, but I guess there are some I'd love to see, out of curiosity...   not sure which ones, right now, I'll have to think about it.
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Hmm. While that can be done very well (see The Hitchhiker by Lucile Fletcher as an episode of the Twilight Zone), I like the radio medium so much that I'd rather turn tv and movies into radio shows. For example, I'd love a good Star Trek audio series (and yes, I've heard some of the fan -made ones. I'm still waiting for a good one.)

But to answer your question, Dimension X/ X Minus One would make a good choice. There have not been nearly enough good sci-fi anthologies on TV.  I'd also like to see "Three Skeleton Key" and "The Boiling Sea" from Escape.
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One thing I'd like to see done is an episode of Quiet, Please - "The Thing on the Fourble Board".

With today's special effects it could be done well, but there wouldn't be much needed for the story because for most of the story the creature is invisible.

However, the interpretation of the creature done to screen must be done properly and briefly (so we don't see too much), otherwise the whole story would be ruined. Many movies and shows done today can be ruined by the camera being on the "monster" for too long and the more we see it, the harder it is for our imagination to interpret what is on the screen. This is a case of "less is more" - the less we see of it, the more our imagination fills in the image,
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One thing I'd like to see done is an episode of Quiet, Please - "The Thing on the Fourble Board".

With today's special effects it could be done well, but there wouldn't be much needed for the story because for most of the story the creature is invisible.

However, the interpretation of the creature done to screen must be done properly and briefly (so we don't see too much), otherwise the whole story would be ruined. Many movies and shows done today can be ruined by the camera being on the "monster" for too long and the more we see it, the harder it is for our imagination to interpret what is on the screen. This is a case of "less is more" - the less we see of it, the more our imagination fills in the image,

You can say that again! Spot on.
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One thing I'd like to see done is an episode of Quiet, Please - "The Thing on the Fourble Board".

With today's special effects it could be done well, but there wouldn't be much needed for the story because for most of the story the creature is invisible.

However, the interpretation of the creature done to screen must be done properly and briefly (so we don't see too much), otherwise the whole story would be ruined. Many movies and shows done today can be ruined by the camera being on the "monster" for too long and the more we see it, the harder it is for our imagination to interpret what is on the screen. This is a case of "less is more" - the less we see of it, the more our imagination fills in the image,

You can say that again! Spot on.

You may have something there, just like JAWS.  Soooooo glad the mechanical shark didn't "work" right!!
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I was also thinking "Ghost Driver" by CBSRMT might translate well.
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One thing I'd like to see done is an episode of Quiet, Please - "The Thing on the Fourble Board".

With today's special effects it could be done well, but there wouldn't be much needed for the story because for most of the story the creature is invisible.

However, the interpretation of the creature done to screen must be done properly and briefly (so we don't see too much), otherwise the whole story would be ruined. Many movies and shows done today can be ruined by the camera being on the "monster" for too long and the more we see it, the harder it is for our imagination to interpret what is on the screen. This is a case of "less is more" - the less we see of it, the more our imagination fills in the image,

You can say that again! Spot on.

You may have something there, just like JAWS.  Soooooo glad the mechanical shark didn't "work" right!!

...and the bad thing is, there is rumor that a remake of the movie is to made. In my  opinion, that's a big mistake.
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Re: What OTR show would you like to see adapted into a movie or TV series?
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2013, 02:25:45 PM »
...and the bad thing is, there is rumor that a remake of the movie is to made. In my  opinion, that's a big mistake.
I think the biggest mistake is to allow people to make movies today... they should have stopped a loooong time ago....
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Re: What OTR show would you like to see adapted into a movie or TV series?
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2013, 12:29:04 PM »
One thing I'd like to see done is an episode of Quiet, Please - "The Thing on the Fourble Board".

With today's special effects it could be done well, but there wouldn't be much needed for the story because for most of the story the creature is invisible.

However, the interpretation of the creature done to screen must be done properly and briefly (so we don't see too much), otherwise the whole story would be ruined. Many movies and shows done today can be ruined by the camera being on the "monster" for too long and the more we see it, the harder it is for our imagination to interpret what is on the screen. This is a case of "less is more" - the less we see of it, the more our imagination fills in the image,

You can say that again! Spot on.

You may have something there, just like JAWS.  Soooooo glad the mechanical shark didn't "work" right!!

...and the bad thing is, there is rumor that a remake of the movie is to made. In my  opinion, that's a big mistake.

ARRRRGGGGHHH!!  That is one movie that DOES NOT need to be remade.  At all.  Period.  End of discussion.

Yes, I feel strongly about this one.  It's one of my faves, and I watch it every time it's on.  It's brilliant in it's simplicity and horrifying in what you DON'T see.  I guess those who can't create just re-make.
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Re: What OTR show would you like to see adapted into a movie or TV series?
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2013, 11:39:11 PM »
ARRRRGGGGHHH!!  That is one movie that DOES NOT need to be remade.  At all.  Period.  End of discussion.

Yes, I feel strongly about this one.  It's one of my faves, and I watch it every time it's on.  It's brilliant in it's simplicity and horrifying in what you DON'T see.  I guess those who can't create just re-make.

The only good thing- and I agree this should be left alone- is that it might rekindle interest in the original, maybe get a new dvd edition or something out.

Anyone here see this on the big screen?
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Re: What OTR show would you like to see adapted into a movie or TV series?
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2013, 05:09:17 AM »
I believe we had a conversation like this about remakes before, when the Oz movie was being made.

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Re: What OTR show would you like to see adapted into a movie or TV series?
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2013, 05:41:38 AM »
I believe we had a conversation like this about remakes before
It's called Deja vu, you probably had this conversation in a previous life - it was the year 1320, they used homing pigeons to exchange posts in forums back then.    It took quite a while, but the physical sensation of real scrolls compensated for the slow exchanges.  Anyway, the topic was the remake of the previous war in 3D  (Doom, Dominance, Death), which a lot of people didn't like.  The discussion went on for about two years, and then died down when Barry's pigeon was accidentally killed by an arrow while it was bringing his post to the forum. Nobody ever knew what he thought about the new catapults that weren't featured in the original version of the war, but apparently were going to be used in the remake.
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