Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > Miscellaneous > Lounge

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-15-2009, 03:43 PM   #1
Steven Lyle Jordan
Grand Sorcerer
Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Steven Lyle Jordan's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,482
Karma: 5171130
Join Date: Jan 2006
Device: none
What fictional group should be on a space show?

Mixed premise department: Which person or group from existing TV shows, literature, movies, comic books, etc, would you like to see in a new TV series wherein they are out adventuring in space (and assuming they are not already, okay)? Can be serious or humorous, on a planet or travelling by starship, whatever.

On the serious side, I'd love to see the cast of Lost stuck on a starship, out of their control, trying to figure it out and get home (Lost... in Space! Har!)

On the humorous side, I'd love to see Home Improvement's cast flying a starship/broadcast studio, and watch Tim Taylor in his attempts to soup up the ship and improve its functions. ("Gee, Tim, I don't think a laser-guided microwave is a good idea..." "Nonsense, Al... watch this!" Bzzt! Schlorp! "Aargh!")
Steven Lyle Jordan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2009, 05:59 PM   #2
Patricia
Reader
Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Patricia's Avatar
 
Posts: 11,520
Karma: 1728458
Join Date: May 2007
Location: South Wales, UK
Device: Sony PRS-500, PRS-505, Asus EEEpc 4G
Bankers.
Send all the bankers to space. Then let's see how far their ability to demand huge bonuses for messing up actually gets them.
Patricia is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Enthusiast
Old 02-15-2009, 06:24 PM   #3
RWood
Technogeezer
RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
RWood's Avatar
 
Posts: 7,233
Karma: 1596436
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Device: Sony PRS-500
The West Wing -- AKA Politicos in Space. Powered only by their own hot air ....
RWood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2009, 06:41 PM   #4
Wetdogeared
Grand Sorcerer
Wetdogeared ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Wetdogeared ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Wetdogeared ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Wetdogeared ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Wetdogeared ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Wetdogeared ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Wetdogeared ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Wetdogeared ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Wetdogeared ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Wetdogeared ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Wetdogeared ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Wetdogeared's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,684
Karma: 5748133
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Device: S0ny PRS-300/350/505/700/T1
Freedom 55 or 65 or 75 or ...

Orbiters for all retirees.

Space, yes space, on Earth has become a hot commodity. Overpopulation has created a booming business in Off-World Retirement homes. Those who planned carefully, get to choose from a great selection of .5G Golf and Lawn Bowling retirement orbiters. Those that didn't plan carefully, or who let the bankers do it for them, are put into government run institutions where it's every senior jettison for themselves.

You looking for some existing TV shows/characters that could be cast into space?:

British: Waiting for God, One Foot in the Grave, New Tricks

American: Golden Girls, Homer's Dad

*edit* New activity for our Canadian retirees, 3D curling in 0G, sky rocket delight!

Last edited by Wetdogeared; 02-16-2009 at 08:50 AM.
Wetdogeared is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2009, 07:09 PM   #5
Ralph Sir Edward
Gentleman & Cynic
Ralph Sir Edward ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ralph Sir Edward ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ralph Sir Edward ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ralph Sir Edward ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ralph Sir Edward ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ralph Sir Edward ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ralph Sir Edward ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ralph Sir Edward ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ralph Sir Edward ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ralph Sir Edward ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ralph Sir Edward ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Ralph Sir Edward's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,400
Karma: 13067790
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: 5 generation native Texan
Device: BeBook/Openinkpot, CYbook 3rd gen awaiting RTF software upgrade
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patricia View Post
Bankers.
Send all the bankers to space. Then let's see how far their ability to demand huge bonuses for messing up actually gets them.

Steve, I'd like to reverse the premise. Stars Wars in Washington DC. The Emperor as the Fed chairman, Darth Vader as the Treasury Secreatary, And Luke Skwalker as the a bright new banker from the sticks of Middle America. Special guest apperance by Obi-Hard-Money as Milton Freidman. With Miss Liberty as Princess Greenback...

"...Whee...Whaa...Yield to the Bailout, Luke!...It's the Only Way."
"Use the Gold, Luke."
"I'm not saying that I believe in Gold or any of that supersitious stuff. Mercenaries only work for money they can spend at the bar...."
"We're here to rescue Princess Greenback, Hans. She's got lots of bar money..."
Ralph Sir Edward is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2009, 08:21 PM   #6
Fledchen
Guru
Fledchen invented the internet.Fledchen invented the internet.Fledchen invented the internet.Fledchen invented the internet.Fledchen invented the internet.Fledchen invented the internet.Fledchen invented the internet.Fledchen invented the internet.Fledchen invented the internet.Fledchen invented the internet.Fledchen invented the internet.
 
Fledchen's Avatar
 
Posts: 663
Karma: 84658
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Minnesota, USA
Device: PB360+, Sony950, VR Stream, iPod Touch, iPad
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ralph Sir Edward View Post
Steve, I'd like to reverse the premise. Stars Wars in Washington DC.
Well, there's always the Chad Vader, Day Shift Manager series on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/blamesocietyfilms
It's grocery store politics, but it's a start.

I think something like Boston Legal could be re-worked as a science fiction series. The approach to legal questions from interesting and entertaining angles would benefit from having even more speculative leeway. As a bonus, many cast members already have SF acting experience.
Fledchen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2009, 08:24 PM   #7
fugazied
Wizard
fugazied once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.fugazied once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.fugazied once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.fugazied once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.fugazied once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.fugazied once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.fugazied once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.fugazied once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.fugazied once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.fugazied once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.fugazied once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.
 
fugazied's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,305
Karma: 1958
Join Date: Jan 2009
Device: iPod Touch
Obviously the cast of the Office

Alternatively, the A Team would do a good job in space..
fugazied is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2009, 08:43 PM   #8
RWood
Technogeezer
RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
RWood's Avatar
 
Posts: 7,233
Karma: 1596436
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Device: Sony PRS-500
Quote:
Originally Posted by fugazied View Post
Obviously the cast of the Office

Alternatively, the A Team would do a good job in space..
You mean the A-Team wasn't spaced when they did the show?
RWood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2009, 08:48 PM   #9
yvanleterrible
When books can fly!
yvanleterrible ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.yvanleterrible ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.yvanleterrible ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.yvanleterrible ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.yvanleterrible ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.yvanleterrible ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.yvanleterrible ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.yvanleterrible ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.yvanleterrible ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.yvanleterrible ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.yvanleterrible ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
yvanleterrible's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,499
Karma: 3600000
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Que Nada
Device: Kobo Mini in my lunchbox.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patricia View Post
Bankers.
Send all the bankers to space. Then let's see how far their ability to demand huge bonuses for messing up actually gets them.
Good idea that. Bankers and politicians in a ship with huge bays. And a remote control for the bay doors in my hand. Now what they have to do is save the planet.

I'd love to see them squirm (the way we do every month) as the off voice says, "Wrong answer. Try again."

Last edited by yvanleterrible; 02-16-2009 at 03:38 PM. Reason: typo
yvanleterrible is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2009, 09:44 PM   #10
yvanleterrible
When books can fly!
yvanleterrible ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.yvanleterrible ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.yvanleterrible ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.yvanleterrible ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.yvanleterrible ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.yvanleterrible ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.yvanleterrible ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.yvanleterrible ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.yvanleterrible ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.yvanleterrible ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.yvanleterrible ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
yvanleterrible's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,499
Karma: 3600000
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Que Nada
Device: Kobo Mini in my lunchbox.
I'd add some steps to further that idea. It would be a reality TV type of show.

First, include oilers and other financial despotes.
Second, let them vote for a representative.
Third, they have to submit plans to save the planet every week.
Fourth, every debate is filmed.
Fifth, when plans are rejected only the elected representatives are blown out to space as all others watch what their inefficiencies have forced on them.

I guarrantee a good survival chance for your grandkids.

Okay okay! I'll be magnanimous... the whole show is done in a simulator. Only they can't know, agreed?
yvanleterrible is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2009, 09:58 PM   #11
montsnmags
Grand Sorcerer
montsnmags ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.montsnmags ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.montsnmags ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.montsnmags ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.montsnmags ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.montsnmags ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.montsnmags ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.montsnmags ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.montsnmags ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.montsnmags ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.montsnmags ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 10,155
Karma: 4632631
Join Date: Nov 2007
Device: Kindle
Quote:
Originally Posted by yvanleterrible View Post
Good idea that. Bankers and polititians in a ship with huge bays.
...
Steve suggested "fictional groups", so we need to make sure that the casting-call for those groups includes adjectives like "honest" and "responsible" and "connected-to-reality".

Cheers,
Marc
montsnmags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2009, 10:28 PM   #12
Donnageddon
Now you lishen here...
Donnageddon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Donnageddon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Donnageddon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Donnageddon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Donnageddon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Donnageddon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Donnageddon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Donnageddon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Donnageddon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Donnageddon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Donnageddon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Donnageddon's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,499
Karma: 479498
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Seattle-ish
Device: Sony PRS-650. Kobo Touch, Kindle Fire
The cast of Star Trek... That would be great! A bunch of old actors who formerly starred as space adventurers in an old TV show are, by odd circumstances, thrust into an actual space adventure!

Oh wait...
Donnageddon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2009, 08:47 AM   #13
Steven Lyle Jordan
Grand Sorcerer
Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Steven Lyle Jordan's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,482
Karma: 5171130
Join Date: Jan 2006
Device: none
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donnageddon View Post
The cast of Star Trek... That would be great! A bunch of old actors who formerly starred as space adventurers in an old TV show are, by odd circumstances, thrust into an actual space adventure!

Oh wait...
Yup. Been done. Try again.
Steven Lyle Jordan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2009, 09:09 AM   #14
LazyScot
DSil
LazyScot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.LazyScot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.LazyScot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.LazyScot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.LazyScot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.LazyScot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.LazyScot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.LazyScot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.LazyScot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.LazyScot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.LazyScot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
LazyScot's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,164
Karma: 5677916
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hants, UK
Device: Kindle, Cybook
The cast from "The High Life", the BBC airline comedy:



Failing that, can I suggest a cast of avatars from a certain website
LazyScot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2009, 10:47 AM   #15
GeoffC
Chocolate Grasshopper ...
GeoffC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
GeoffC's Avatar
 
Posts: 26,896
Karma: 16968764
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Scotland
Device: Cybook Gen3 , Pocketbook 302 (Black) , Nexus 10: wife has PW
Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Stephen Fry, Rowan Atkinson, Penelope Keith, and Pam Ayres, with the captain chosen from David Tennant, Jeremy Clarkson and Katie Price ..... should be a winner ....

All doors to manual ...
GeoffC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
writing conversation in fictional stories ? Joebill Writers' Corner 9 01-12-2010 01:55 PM
Fictional disaster recommendations? prudence Reading Recommendations 29 10-12-2009 07:53 AM
Fictional references to ebooks and epaper AprilHare News 14 09-24-2009 08:37 AM
Unutterably Silly Who is your favorite fictional or semi fictional MR character Ralph Sir Edward Lounge 17 08-14-2009 09:03 AM
MobileRead's fictional members Nate the great Lounge 93 04-28-2009 07:02 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:53 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.