What are Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, and Paul McGann up to?
Some fans are unhappy with the increasing "Americanisation" of the show, in the way that a lot a fandoms can be a bit reactionary at times. With a new Doctor and companion, there is a bit of a worry among some fans that the show will stray from its roots, but the head writer being British alleviates a lot of the fears.I wonder if some fan dismiss any Doctor Who without an British actor in the lead role as 'non-canon'?
Seems a very American production now.
I'll delve more into this when I actually do the updates for the next season of Doctor Who, but you're not too far from what I'm planning. Of course, we sort of got an equivalent to OTL's 7 and Ace with TTL's 7 and Ace, but there will be a mentor-mentee relationship with 9 and Jennifer.I'm so happy to see Winona Ryder here.
I can see her and Brooks being like the OTL Ace and 7 pairing.
Baker spent a few years on the children's TV show Swallows and Amazons, and since then has kept a low level of what I call "Brit-fame", that is to say, the British public would recognise his face, but most probably wouldn't know his name.What are Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, and Paul McGann up to?
I never care for the Movie Heather do in large part to Winona Ryder who never impressed me as a Actress. I'll make this clear in another update, but Heathers ITTL has two different leads to OTL. While in OTL we got Ryder and Slater, ITTL we have Brad Pitt and Jennifer Connelly. As a result, Ryder's film career hasn't taken off like it has in OTL, which has some other surprisingly major effects down the line.
That's quite accurate. I'm actually taking some elements from that relationship and using them for 9 and Jennifer. You'll see more when Season 28 rolls around.OTl 12 and Bill is another relationship I could see them echoing.
Very hyped to see more.
Ray Romano from Every One Loves Raymond would be a interesting choice for a Lester style Character.I cannot find a good person to play Lister in Red Dwarf USA.
Thank you for those suggestions! I plan on keeping Robert Llewellyn as Kryten, as was the case for both pilots, but I think I'll use Ray Romano for Lister. I could see him in that sort of a role.Ray Romano from Every One Loves Raymond would be a interesting choice for a Lester style Character.
If Red Dwarf airs before 1996, then he not doing Every One Love Raymond yet.
His Stand up had that nice mixture of always being cool and yet also the working man quality of Lister.
And Brad Garrett from the same show would be a good choice for Kryten .
Thank you for your suggestions! I haven't really changed Bruce Willis' career, so he's too big of a name, and @unclepatrick's suggestion of Ray Romano is what I'll probably go for. I'll keep those other names in mind for roles down the line though.If he weren't too big a star, I'd suggest Bruce Willis as Lister; he could play comedy pretty well, IMO (watch him in Moonlighting) and he played a similar character in The Fifth Element.
Or, here's another two suggestions (assuming you don't have other plans for them): J.K. Simmons or Dean Winters...
Firstly, thank you very much. I've been enjoying writing this even more as of late.Good couple of chapters there @Timelordtoe
Does the 'success' of Eldorado open up opportunities for other musical to film adaptions such as Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds?
An all white Red Dwarf in 1993? That does sound somehow highly plausible for American TV. Hopefully they can diversify the cast in later seasons. Terry Farrell as Cat would be a joy to see. What does Craig Charles go onto do?
Given all the sci-fi doing well on American TV are any other network/company breaking out new/recycled sci-fi shows? Might we see a Star Wars show for example? Or an earlier Galactica reboot? Does X-Files launch on schedule in Sept 93?
Oh, did the Buffy, the Vampire Slayer movie still bomb?
I'm looking forward to this, which makes me wonder which adaptations we will see. It's probably a little early for Spider-Man if we want James Cameron involved, however, what are the chances we will see a major studio version of Fantastic Four? The infamous Roger Corman version of Fantastic Four was filmed in 1994 OTL in order for the production company (Constantin Film) to keep the rights. With an earlier X-Men film, that would likely prompt Constantin (and a studio partner) to film an F4 film. I would even suggest Bob Gale as a screenwriter because he is a comic fan that did work with the Big Two OTL.Comics/Superhero films update (to 1994)
The Corman FF is not going to be much better then what we got. There was just no budget for the film. We got the best we were going to get, There nothing that Stan Lee could have done to improve the movie.In movies if Stan Lee got involved then the Corman FF could have been much better. Plus with out Toybiz’s people around/no bankruptcy then Corman and his people don’t get screwed.
Actually Stan Lee could have provided funding or helped source funding.The Corman FF is not going to be much better then what we got. There was just no budget for the film. We got the best we were going to get, There nothing that Stan Lee could have done to improve the movie.