Sarcastic Rebel White Boy goes on a Deep Space adventure with his Exotic Asian Girlfriend to prove that he’s better than his Deadbeat Dad and save the human race or something, starring Matt Damon

Yeah…And the icing on the cake is that the initial pitch was the ‘novelty’ of the idea of a hetrosexual white male being portrayed like a social minority. IN SPACE!

Okay, in all seriousness, I actually remember seeing this when it first came out in 2000 and loving it. It then faded from my memory for a near decade untill I found it completely by accident again, and I still enjoyed it. Or rather I enjoyed what it potentially could or, dare I say it, can be.

The movie has its fair share of problems; pacing, poor or untold motivation of the side cast, dated looks, plot holes and inconsistencies and the context I pointed out earlier is pretty glaring (and uncomfortable) in 2014. But… I am just really taken with the interlectual property, that idea of a universe with a shattered Humanity barelly scraping by, of it being subject to callous Alien Species older than even our perception of time, Of people lossing their way - to finally finding it in the end.

I am also just a sucker for a sci-fi universe that could be a bit different from the big established ones today and it breaks my heart a little that Titan A.E. never had a chance to be one. But… there’s always hope for a reboot, I supose. And with that they could adress the problems the original had and make something even stronger and much more inclusive to all kinds of fans and people.

Imagine a series, a sprawling saga that fully fleshes out the universe the movie just touched on. Now imagine that show having a diverse (maybe even POC majority, thinking Pacific Rim perhaps) and intricate cast with all the time it needs to flesh out the characters and setting. Reinforced with todays effects and technical knowhow and going after the collage age demograph in terms of depth, scope and content matter. Animated of course.

Man, it could be the Farscape of 2014.

…Yeah, I am just dreaming. But its a nice one at least.

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uptownzurban:

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methblue:

uptownzurban:

Please!!! I encourage anyone who follows me or sees this to sign this petition. My city is under a lot of distress right now for this wrongful doing. Here is the link to sign the petition… https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mike-brown-law-requires-all-state-county-and-local-police-wear-camera/8tlS5czf

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thebluebird:

A professional script reader read 300 screenplays for five different studios, all the while tracking the many recurring problems. The infographic he made with the collected data offers a glimpse at where screenwriting goes wrong.

pay attention to this

this is important even if you don’t write scripts

This is exceedingly important to all storytellers

You don’t really understand an antagonist until you understand why he’s a protagonist in his own version of the world
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fucktonofanatomyreferences:

A glorious fuck-ton of facial expressions [Part 1].

And before people jump on me, I did my best to look for a larger demographic for skin colour, but the ones I did find were either blurry, didn’t display as many emotions as the ones above, were poorly cropped, or weren’t very diverse in expression. I really did try; I searched for a while before my impulse to chillax and post what I had overrode my determination. But chill for a while, ‘cause there’ll be a part 2 in the very near future, and I’ll try to include ‘em then. I’ll see what I can find. Cheers.

[From various sources]