Expanded Universes

I need to get this off my chance. I’ve been confronted by people who chew me out about things regarding expanded universes in franchises like Aliens and Terminator and Star Wars. People giving me crap about how what’s canon and what’s not, like how Disney threw out the original expanded universe or your theory is wrong because the novelization says this. If I’ve learned anything, it’s that expanded universes are never canon. The next movie will always retcon it. Studios don’t research every piece of medium of their franchise and say “we can’t do this totally awesome thing, because it contradicts this book that very little people have read” it doesn’t work that way.

I mean case and point, the Aliens comic books that were released after Aliens showed the further adventures of Newt, Hicks, and Ripley, which inspired my stories. But Alien3 came out said that Newt and Hicks died, and they reprinted the books with different names, Newt became Billie and Hicks became Wilks. Cheap. See, they didn’t research those comics and say “we can’t kill off Ripley, Newt, and Hicks because it contradicts these comic books.” See, they have never cared and never will, which is why expanded universes have never mattered and never will.

Not to say they’re bad stories, they’re all great stories, but you shouldn’t write them as canon, because once the next movie comes out, they’re gonna pretend they never happened.

One guy I knew threw a shit fit because Robert Rodriguez said he drew no inspiration from the Predator comic books when he produced Predators. Excuse him for only wanting to go by the movie, the only thing he felt anyone should draw inspiration from.

Continuity is subjective these days. Some people don’t like the new canon that Disney has established when they bought Star Wars. But guess what, I don’t care. I never read those books, I only go by the movies. I have a system, I only go by Good and Official. Expanded Universes can be Good, but they’re not movies, so they’re not Official. Only the movies are Official, but if they’re not Good, then I don’t consider them canon. Like Alien and Aliens, they’re Good and Official, Alien3 is a movie so it’s Official, but it sucks, so it’s not canon in my opinion.

And novelizations aren’t canon, they’re the reverse of movies based on books. They don’t sync with each other, if they’re not in sync, then how do you consider them in the same continuity. This just so irritates me about people bitch at me about things regarding continuity. I only go by the good movies, nothing else.

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Terminator Ideas

Lately I’ve been contemplating on how Terminator Salvation could’ve been improved. I mean, the story was conceived on the idea of protecting Kyle Reese in the future instead of protecting Sarah or John Connor in the past. But then it tried to be like Total Recall, about a spy who didn’t know he was a spy to bring down the Resistance.

One idea I had thought of was that, maybe Marcus could’ve have been advanced Terminator sent by John to find Kyle Reese, because Reese wouldn’t trust a Terminator, and Connor made him more humans to help find Kyle Reese. I said that before. But I was kinda wondering about another idea.

I had thought of this idea from a Batman cartoon and a Justice League (animated series) comic book, where an infiltrator: one a robot one a shapeshifting alien had been programmed so well at impersonating this person that they bought their own cover. In the Batman cartoon, it was a robot who was built to bring the end of the human race, like Skynet, but he was built so much like Batman that he thought he was Batman. And in the Justice League comic book, a shapeshifting alien had impersonated Martian Manhunter that he thought he was the Martian.

So I had thought of this idea for a Terminator, who was programmed to infiltrate the Resistance, but he did so well, that he thought he was human and just can’t grasp the concept that he’s not human. Like he’s under the impression that his mind was put in a robot’s body, even though there are inconsistencies in his memory, like his first kiss, his favorite song, or his last good meal. I mean, that must be really messed up. It’s like a Total Recall meets Blade Runner. It’s just a great concept. When he realizes why he was created, he has a chance to pull the trigger, but doesn’t because again, he’s been built so well to pass for a good man, he became one.

I mean, again, I like the concept that Salvation was conceived around the idea of protecting Kyle Reese. But I also like the idea that Marcus was a spy who didn’t know he was a spy in order to kill John Connor. But I don’t think you can do both, also how do you do it without it sounding convoluted. That’s what happened with Salvation. Again, how could Salvation could’ve been fixed? Again, how could it be made more like Total Recall, because Total Recall’s plan of a spy who didn’t know he was a spy was thought out. At least from my point of view. I mean, better thought out than Salvation, again, why Skynet didn’t just kill Kyle Reese just doesn’t work.

Star Fox: The Animated Series

I’m an uncle, I have a four year old nephew, his mother is my twin sister. I love that kid a lot. He is a little sweetheart. And I was thinking, I wanna make something animated for him, since all my stuff is for adults like Aliens or Friday the 13th. So I wanna make something for my little nephew to see. I think that’s how Robert Rodriguez thought when he made kids movies. So I remember something from my childhood that he would like, Star Fox. That was my Nintendo jam. I never really got into Mario, I love Zelda, but I prefer to watch my brother play that game, but Star Fox were the games I played. I think my first video game I enjoyed playing was Star Fox 64, one of my favorites. I love the characters and it’s such a great storyline, feels like a mix of Star Trek, Star Wars, and Firefly, with talking animals. So I thought, if I could do a Star Fox Series, I’d do it like this.

My pilot would tell the story of the Lylat System, governed by the Cornarian Republic, where the mad scientist, Andross, after being banished, forms his own Empire composed of criminals, pirates, and mercenaries. The Star Fox team, consisting of Peppy Hare, Pigma Dangar, and leader James McCloud fought in the war to stop the Andross Empire. But in the final invasion of the planet Venom, the Andross Empire capital, Pigma betrayed them, James was killed, and Peppy barely escaped. Finally an uneasy truce was made between the Cornarian Republic and the Andross Empire.

Years later, James McCloud’s son Fox lives on his father’s ship Great Fox with his friend Slippy Toad, his robot Rob64, and Peppy, who raised him since his father’s death. They do various odd jobs around the Lylat System like the Firefly crew, while his father’s Arwings are left to gather dust in the hangar. They decide to take on passengers: a blue fox Krystal, a bird Falco, and a chimp Andrew. Along the way, they discover that Andrew is a spy for the Andross Empire, even Andross’ nephew, who is after Krystal. After Andrew escapes, Krystal explains that she is a reader (psychic), and her planet was destroyed by the Andross Empire’s super weapon, and they’re planning to attack Cornaria, the Cornarian Capital. So Fox brings the Arwings out of retirement, and his friends defend Cornaria against the Andross fighters. When they discover Andross’ super weapon is actually Andross himself, who he converted his body into a giant head and hands. They fight him off and Krystal reads his mind to discover his weakness, and they fire a bomb into his mouth and blow him up.

Afterward, Cornaria thank Fox and his friends, General Pepper of the Cornarian Army and old friend of James McCloud offers him to join the Cornarian Army. But Fox turns him down saying “we prefer doing things are own way.” Little did they know, Andross’ brain is recovered by Andrew and brought back to Venom. Fox has now reestablished the Star Fox team and he and his friends travel the Lylat System looking for people in trouble to help. It’s like Firefly meets Disney’s Robin Hood.

And of course Star Wolf would be brought in as Andross’ anti-Star Fox team and I thought of other characters to bring in like Kat and the dinosaurs from Dinosaur Planet and the evil General Scales. Which I thought Scales would be a great character to bring in. I would also like to bring in Bill, but I need to find a model of him.

That’s what I got, I hope to make it someday before my nephew gets too old. But I got a job and fans hounding me for my next Aliens movies. As crazy as it sounds.

Friday the 13th The Game: Freddy vs. Jason DLC

Previously I mentioned how cool it would be to do a Jason X map for the Friday the 13th Game. I really want them to do the Freddy vs. Jason Jason, cause I love Freddy vs. Jason. But I got an idea of how they can do a DLC based on Freddy vs. Jason. What if you play at 1428 Elm Street or rundown Crystal Lake, most of the players play the characters, while two players play the killers, one plays Jason and the other plays Freddy. You two would be competing to see who can kill the most characters, and when the two killers meet, you can either team up, or fight each other, and you can get more points if you can kill the opposing killer. The only thing I can’t figure out, is how do you kill the killers? I mean, the only thing I can figure out, which fits on the idea of calling someone for help, the idea would be to bring in Ashley J. Williams to kill them both. Or, if you throw out the idea two opposing killers, you can call Freddy to kill Jason. But yeah, I don’t know if there are any characters from Freddy vs. Jason who the characters could call for help to finish them off. I mean, I love Lori in Freddy vs. Jason, but I don’t know if she would be that character who would be the heroine to finish them off.

Friday the 13th The Game: Jason X Map Idea

I hear there might be talk of a Jason X DLC for the Friday the 13th game. I love this game, I just wish I had more time to play it. But I think I have a great idea of how they could do this DLC.

See, in the game, you play on a map from the Friday films, Part 1, 2, 3, and 4, you can survive by staying alive until time runs out, call the cops and escape, find the three parts to the car, finding the parts to the boat, or call Tommy Jarvis and do the complicated process of killing Jason. Apply the same principle to Jason X.

The map would be on the Grendel ship, which would be interesting cause it would have an Alien Isolation to it, instead of woods, it would be dark corridors and automatic sliding doors. You can send out a distress beacon and someone can save you in a rescue ship like the cops. You can repair the shuttle just like the car and escape that way, like refuel it from the control room and get other pieces before getting the shuttle, and it can only take a small number of people. And here’s the best part, instead of calling Tommy Jarvis, you can call the KM-14 robot to kill Jason, which would be awesome! The part about killing Jason would be difficult, one idea I have is using the virtual reality room to trick him, but that’s all I got.

All that could be really cool!

UPDATE

Well they’re doing Jason X map for the game. I wonder if it will be these ideas in the game. That would be really cool if I could predict all that.

The Thing Video Game Pitch

I have this great idea for a Thing video game. I mean, I know there’s been one, and it was pretty good. But I want something more interesting than just a game with guns. I wanna fuel on paranoia and trust like the movie is like. I really like what they did with the game Until Dawn, that was a fun game and I love the idea of your choices effecting the outcome. That could be a fun application to a video game. The hard part would be coming up with a story and the many choices you can make.

I thought of another idea that I put more work into because it doesn’t have a story. See, I had been playing the Friday the 13th game, and that game was really innovative to take the idea of the slasher movie into a video game. So this was my idea for an online multiplayer game.

The game begins with the crew at the US Outpost in Antarctica discovering the Thing and killing it. But the Thing got away as a spider-head, and imitated one of your men. One player plays as the Thing and the other players are human. As the Thing, your job is to assimilate everyone or as many people as possible before the rescue team shows up. As the humans, your job is to flush out the Thing and kill it before the rescue team shows up. As a Thing, you can assimilate other players and turn them into Things, when the players turn into Things, they have to assimilate everyone else too. The game would be in first person so you can’t see the Thing sneak up on you from behind. The hard part is to trust your friends, because one of them can be a Thing and if you kill someone who isn’t a Thing then you lose points. You can gather weapons that can give you more power over the others. You can find a test to prove who is human and who’s not, but there are very little of them around the base and you might have to use one on yourself to prove to another player that you’re not a Thing, and if someone refuses the test, then if you’re not a Thing, then you’re pretty much screwed as to why you wouldn’t take the test. If a Thing gets to it before a human does, then the Thing can make you waste it and keep your cover up to ask someone to take it. A Thing can’t stay in human form for very long, so you gotta assimilate someone quick before you expose yourself. And when you are a assimilated, even when you start the game, your clothes will be bloody and shredded on the floor, and if someone finds them then you’re possibly exposed. So as a Thing you can go into someone’s quarters, steal their clothes, shred them, cover them in blood, and plant them somewhere to frame someone. You can sneak up on people to assimilate people, but they can break free like in the Friday the 13th game, and then you’re pretty much exposed if they break free. If you do get exposed, you can escape as a spider-head and try to assimilate someone else, but it might be hard, but if you do get killed while as a spider-head, you can’t come back from that. You can set a trap or make things harder for the players by sabotaging the power and some stuff like that. If the game ends and someone is still a Thing, you fail, if you kill the Things but killed an innocent player, you fail, if you survive and the Things are all dead, then you succeed.

That’s what I got so far. I think it could be fun, and fuels on trust and paranoia like the movie. I think I could do it both like Until Dawn and Friday the 13th the game, like a story campaign and an online multiplayer campaign. The hard part about the story campaign is coming with the all possible outcomes, which I probably need a team for that. Could be fun.

My Future Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash Adaptation Plans

I recently bought a book on everything that led to Freddy vs. Jason and all the rejected scripts and all that. One them had an element that was used in the second Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash comic book that got me thinking. See, I wanna adapt those two comics into animated films someday, cause I have 3D models of Ash, Jason, and Freddy. But I have a problem with the second book’s ending and with Ash vs. Evil Dead it would be hard to set these two stories between Army of Darkness and Ash vs. Evil Dead. And since the company that did the FVJVA comic books went out of business we don’t know if there were plans for a 3rd and if so, we’ll never get to see it.

Anywho, the ending of FVJVA: Nightmare Warriors has Ash and his team of Freddy and Jason survivors killing both killers and changing the world back to normal. Ash and the Nightmare Warriors go their separate ways with Tommy Jarvis left in charge of the Nightmare Warriors. But in the middle of the battle, one of the government agents who attempts to use the Necronomicon, Freddy, and Jason as weapons was sucked through a time portal. So after Ash and the Nightmare Warriors go their separate ways, we find the agent finds himself in the past at the time of Krueger’s arrest, he finds the arrest warrant the judge forgot to sign which led to Freddy being released and the parents burning him turning him into the dream demon we know and love. But the agent changes it by signing the warrant. That’s where it ends. Again, where they planned to go after that is anyone’s guess. The idea was a based on a FVJ where the writer attempted to end the story where Jason and Freddy could not come back this time. In that script, we find out that Freddy actually killed Jason after getting his dream powers because Jason’s parents were on of the few who killed Freddy. So it ends with one of the characters, who is a cop, going back in time thanks to Freddy’s mother, Sister Amanda Krueger, to sign the arrest warrant so Freddy will never get released, never burned, never got his power, and never killed Jason. So neither Jason nor Freddy would ever be created.

So I thought of an idea of how I could adapt it, I mean, my idea of keeping the ending, to wrap things up since FVJVA3 is probably never gonna happen and with Ash vs. Evil Dead out.

My idea has Ash and Nightmare Warriors defeating Freddy and Jason, but the world is in ruin, so Tommy Jarvis suggests using the book to open two portals to go back in time and prevent Freddy and Jason ever being created. He even suggests preventing Ash from finding the book, but he declines worrying that changing 3 things would doom the world, and he feels that after Army of Darkness, nothing will really change for him except his encounters with Freddy and Jason, unless he reads from the book again. We all know that will happen. So the government agent reads from the book “Klatu Verata Nikto” and Tommy Jarvis goes back in time to prevent Jason from drowning, while the agent goes back in time to sign the arrest warrant since he was around back then and had the power to authorize the warrant.

The timeline changes picking up after Army of Darkness left off where the S-Marts have gone out of business and Ash is looking for a new job in the paper at a diner where a TV plays that after so much legalization, Freddy is finally set to be executed for his crimes, where we see old Robert Englund. Then the TV changes to a hockey game where we see, guess who, Jason, who never drowned and never became a psycho killer, instead became a successful hockey player. Ash finally finds a job at a new chain stores called, you guess it, the Value Stop. Then we’d see little flashes about how life is for the survivors since they never encountered Freddy and Jason.

That way everything for Ash is the same except his encounters with Jason and Freddy and people won’t wonder why in Ash vs. Evil Dead, Ash never mentioned his encounters Jason and Freddy. I think it’s a cool idea. I think it would be funny.

UPDATED

I got a better idea. Instead of the agents going back in time willingly, they go back in time accidentally just like the comic book, they prevent Jason’s drowning and Freddy being released. And instead of the S-Marts going out of business, Ash got fired for accidentally sticking his metal hand in a toaster, which blew up both the toaster and his hand, which would explain why he has a wooden hand in Ash vs. Evil Dead. And when he leaves the diner, the Necronomicon drops out of the sky on his car, which would explain where he got the book in Ash vs. Evil Dead.