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Old 11-17-2009, 12:07 AM   #1
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Starman sequel....???

Karen Allen was pregnant......so.....with all the remakes and sequels from the 80's.....this one is on my list! What do you think????
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:37 AM   #2
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I don't think the original was successful enough to warrant a sequel myself. That and it wouldn't be very original but seeing as how everything that was old is new again in Hollywood I suppose anything is possible.
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:37 AM   #3
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Already done. There was a Starman TV show that took place 15 years after the events in the movie.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starman_(TV_series)
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:41 AM   #4
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Already done. There was a Starman TV show that took place 15 years after the events in the movie.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starman_(TV_series)
Totally forgot about that.
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:45 AM   #5
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Totally forgot about that.


Based on John Carpenter’s 1984 hit film, TV’s Starman took place 14 years after the events of that celluloid odyssey. In the show, the Starman returned to Earth and took the form of Paul Forrester, a photographer who had died in a plane crash. In his new humanoid form, he set out to find Jenny, the woman he had loved years ago, and meet the son he had never seen.

Starman soon discovered that his former love and his son Scott were separated, with Scott ending up in an orphanage when his adoptive parents died. After convincing the boy he was an alien, Starman took his son and set out to find Jenny. The pair traveled incognito, with the Starman posing as Forrester to conceal his true identity. The Starman was aided in his quest by a set of small luminescent spheres from his home planet that gave him the ability to do minor magical acts—opening a locked door, healing someone injured in an accident, and so on.

Episodes would balance the ongoing ‘search’ storyline with new subplots each week, as Scott and the Starman met and interacted with different people during their travels. Often, Starman would use his spheres to help people in trouble or resolve disputes within families, but not everyone saw the E.T. as a friendly visitor. Tension was provided by Charles Fox, a sinister government agent who knew the Starman’s secret and believed him to be a threat to national security. He pursued the father-son duo on their travels and often got close to finding them, but Scott and the Starman always escaped in the nick of time.

Alas, mediocre ratings did what Charles Fox couldn’t, and Starman was canceled in September of 1987 after one season.
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:59 AM   #6
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Actually the original Starman was a reasonably successful at the box office, especially considering it's budget, making around 30 million in the US back in 84, and doing even better internationally, not to mention the critical plaudits and getting Jeff Bridges academy award and golden globe nominations for best actor that year. But yeah, they pretty much followed that up with the under-rated and short lived tv series.
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:38 PM   #7
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Didn't know most of all of that guys......thanks for the scoop.
I just watched my dvd the other night and though a sequel would be cool......
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Old 11-22-2009, 05:33 PM   #8
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That was a nice and decent movie. Simple, but efficient. Really like this one. The music was also good.
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