Which book needs to be adapted for the big screen?
Andrew Rodgers: Frank Herbert’s “Dune” needs to be done. Oh, sorry, I meant done again. The last movie was so awful I tried to block it out. The book has a compelling main character, beautiful desert landscapes, and a good plot. It’s a hard premise to ruin, but the last movie proved it’s possible to do so.
Nathan Taft: If any book deserves this honor it would absolutely be “Ender’s Game.” I have no doubt that if that movie were executed correctly that it could become a sci-fi classic. Too bad the movie they have in production will probably screw it up.
Tyler Hartung: William Faulkner’s “As I Lay Dying” would be awesome to see on screen. Seeing the Bundren family come to life as an all-star cast would be any literature nerd’s dream come true. It’d take a passionate director with an incredibly detailed take to properly pay the novel respect, but a literary masterpiece such as this in live action would make for a cool visual experience.
Nathaniel Reeves: I’d love to see a modern reboot of “Catch-22” by Joseph Heller, in a black comedy style. The Coen brothers could pull it off.
If you could bring any canceled TV show back, which would you choose?
Andrew Rodgers: “Firefly.” When the title song said “burn the land, boil the sea,” we didn’t expect FOX to actually wreck their world. Advertise it as an action-comedy instead of a character study, air the episodes out of order to confuse people, and then wonder why it doesn’t succeed. Great plan.
Nathan Taft: “Firefly.” My vehemence for FOX knows no bounds because they cancelled this masterpiece of a show after one season. Despite it’s depressingly short life span, Firefly is still one of the best television shows to see the light of day. Even thinking about this is damaging my calm.
Tyler Hartung: Outside of the obvious choice of "Arrested Development," I would go with NBC's short-lived crime drama "The Black Donnelly's." It only lasted one season, but the story of two nationalities pitted against each other in a blood war on the streets of New York had all the prime components of a classic gangster flick. Oh, and it doesn't hurt that my future wife Olivia Wilde also starred.
Nathaniel Reeves: “Battlestar Galactica.” The one from 1978. The special effects are already about on par with most of the Syfy channel’s programming.
If you could un-watch any movie, which would you pick?
Andrew Rodgers: “Twilight.” The heartfelt romance made me feel like I was by a homey fire, or maybe even like I was inside the fire, especially when coupled with the characters’ eloquent whining and genius decision-making skills. “Oh, he’s a vampire who has to restrain himself from eating me. How about I kiss him so he can taste me!”
Nathan Taft: Unfortunately this isn’t possible, because now the egregious conclusion to “The Matrix” franchise, “The Matrix Revolutions,” will forever tarnish what could have otherwise been one of the best trilogies ever. There is more than one right answer, but “The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place” by Explosions in the Sky is definitely one of them.
Tyler Hartung: I just watched “The Room” the other night, and I still really have no idea what happened. Seriously, watch it and try to explain the plot without banging your head against a wall. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry — but for all the wrong reasons.
Nathaniel Reeves: “Kung Pao: Enter the Fist” is an hour and a half I will never get back.
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