Ridley Scott has been quoted as saying that he wanted a much different ending for the original Alien. In said ending, the xenomorph would kill Ripley, sit down in her chair and start reciting a distress call. The original script had the alien as a horrible wormlike thing with loads of tentacles and legs instead of the phallic Giger design we all know and love.
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Learn what it takes to get your script past one of these mythical Gatekeepers. Wednesday, November 21, Looking back on the TV that shocked us collectively us reveals it really was the end of an era As much as movie-going is supposed to be something of a shared experience, with a couple hundred people engaging with the same program at the same time, I've lately come to think that television is the true communal bonding experience while watching content.
This is more anecdotal than scientific, but when I've discussed both movies and TV shows with people, it's more common to find their emotional bond is stronger to the TV experience than the film.
So because I enjoy turning my Twitter mentions into a mess for 24 hours at a time, last Monday I asked Twitter which pre-Twitter TV episodes or events would they have liked to have seen live-tweet reactions to the first time they aired. I figured it was a fun way to poll people on which TV moments made them lose their minds.
I can think of a dozen examples, but for this I'll go with: Carter and Lucy get stabbed on ER. It was a helluva cliffhanger for the following week. I was on Usenet when it first aired and I remember the ER newsgroup going nuts. This also kicked off a tradition of new members constantly asking "What was the song that played when Carter and Lucy got stabbed?
There was a fair amount of appreciation for ER in general in the replies as many people also cited George Clooney's surprise cameo in Juliana Margulis's farewell episode, the moment where ER docs realize the patient hit by a train who they're trying to save is actually Omar Epps's character, med student Gant, Mark Greene's death, and the episode where Mark loses the pregnant woman.
Apparently I have a lot of ER fans who follow me. The fact that at its peak, the show was pulling in 30 million viewers a week might have something to do with it.
Some other frequently mentioned responses: Sidney realizing she was missing two years was another frequent mention. Her death and the musical were also brought up a lot. Look at the shows mentioned there.
With a few exceptions, those were Top 10 shows at a time when TV was pulling in a much larger audience. The result was that those big "WTF" moments were penetrating into the larger culture in a way that today's fractured viewing could never hope to achieve. Can you think of a single cliffhanger over the last couple years that had audiences as much on edge as "Who shot JR?
There was a fun sense of community in the replies. They talked about how old they were, who they were with, who they had to talk to about it afterwards. It was a neat window into how so many of us had a shared point of reference, and then seeing how those experiences were the same or different from each other.
I tried to think about my biggest WTF television moments of the year and I honestly couldn't come up with anything that made any kind of comparable cultural impact.
Three moments this season that genuinely stunned me were: There are two main reasons for this - one is the aforementioned drop in viewership. The other factor is that the streaming model means that we're no longer all experiencing content at the same time.
Inif you wanted to watch ER, then chances are you had your ass in front of the TV at 10pm Thursday night.Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out cast listing. Learn more about the stars of this popular TV series including exclusive news, photos, full episodes, videos, and more at regardbouddhiste.com There's an early script of Back to the Future that includes, among other things, a refrigerator used as the time machine, powered in part by Coca-Cola, and an atomic bomb fueling the trip back.
The ending had Doc discovering the time traveler's power source, and being basically what s people thought of as "the future" .
First spec: Mara "It entailed really bad writing." First spec script: we did one of the first lesbian kisses on network TV. [The WB] said we could show them do it once, but if they did it.
Yeah, I don’t have TV revenue and its all very sinister. I haven’t got the figures to hand, but from memory. SAHARA made $,, around the world. Aug 06, · The advice and rantings of a Hollywood script reader tired of seeing screenwriters make the same mistakes, saving the world from bad writing one screenplay at a time.
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