Category Archives: recasting

Love in the Time of Scurvy; As You Wish

Whenever a book is adapted into a movie, people always say, “The book was better.” At first glance, that’s exactly what happened to The Princess Bride. It bombed in ticket sales at the theaters. Continue reading

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New Recasting: Love in the Time of Scurvy

I know it’s been a really long time since we’ve done a recasting, the ostensible purpose of this blog. That’s because Diana works like a Japanese beaver and rarely has the time. But! In honor of our friend Johnny Grind, … Continue reading

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Twin Peaks: The 1990s Return

TWIN PEAKS is probably the most important television show of the 1990s, its byzantine exposition and use of dream logic made it the most watched TV show week-after-week for the better part of a year. Even after the series’ decline … Continue reading

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Twin Peaks: I Have Absolutely No Idea What’s Going On

TWIN PEAKS runs neck and neck for “most important TV series of the 1990s” alongside The Simpsons. Each program defined the decade in which they were created, in their own way. Completely different, and seemingly impossible to imagine actually making … Continue reading

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Legion Reboot: Vintage Simpsons Recasting

The Simpsons as The Legion of Superheroes Continue reading

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Non-Giving Up Future Robot Guy 2: Judgment Day

Movies are self-contained environments. Everything you need to know for the story in a film to work should be revealed over the course of its running time. The Terminator, made in 1984, is a pretty simple sci-fi story: Bad guy … Continue reading

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We The Purple: Recasting Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

We’re recasting our second Jimmy Stewart movie, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, just in time for the 2016 Federal election! ­ Stewart made a lot of films, across a handful of well-trod genres. Mr. Smith though is his most civic-minded, … Continue reading

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