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Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by freggel, Jun 16, 2008.
Ditto. But oh well...What's done has been done.
Well, it hasn't been done yet..there is still hope . Not as much hope as if a fan was writing it, but hope .
*dreams of a movie format of one of her fanfic ideas*
Aw well .
All we can do is wait...for now.
A Fraggle Rock without Doc is not Fraggle Rock - they should hurry and film before he really does leave us If, in fact, they are planning to have him in it. If they DID have a teen, I should hope it would be something like his grandkid so he would be included somehow.
But how could Sprocket being included if Doc were to pass the magic on to someone else?
He could have given Sprocket to someone else like a normal dog...Or they might act like Sprocket was never Doc's at all in the first place, which goes back to the whole idea of rewriting the first series backstory and ruining everything . But like I said, I can see a writer who only puts in an effort to only put in places and characters and basic themes doing that so they don't have to actually think about what they think are little details (that are actually big details to those of us that grew up with FR). And then, of course, doing the "OMG I put in everything, how could you not like it?" comment later on -.-
But if they cared, they would see how even the most small details mattered on a show meant for a worldwide audience, because--as with the original series--if the movie lacks something, people across the world could be upset (and I am not talking just one demographic, because show reached a global scale & was seen by millions of people).
I know, and I hope the people overseeing making the FR movie will say no to the writer if he decides to try the easy sloppy way of plotting the movie story. And I hope that no one is letting the idea of easy money cloud their judgement about this sort of thing, and that whoever says no or yes to the final story has watched the 80's series backward and forward a couple times beforehand.
They can change things if they have to, but for the love of the Rock, don't act like what we grew up with never happened :\!
But (and there always is one), I doubt we would get the pristine perfect movie we're looking for, even with Henson's involvement, because times and people have changed.
I really think you guys are blowing this out of proportion. Doc was one of the main characters on the show, and I highly doubt the Henson kids (or anyone, for that matter) behind the film will have forgotten that. I don't think there's any reason to worry about Doc not being in the film in some way, shape, or form. Even if it's just a brief part when the Fraggles leave for Outer Space and then subsequently return--I'm sure he'll be there.
I'm just frightened that the film could be a ruin to the franchise, just as The Muppets' Wizard of Oz was a letdown for many Muppet fans, not to mention that the generations of today have not been exposed to the Fraggle world yet. I also don't want to feel ashamed for being a Fraggle fan if this movie does disappoint.
I understand your concern and I sympathize with you--I'm having the same feelings--but I really have faith that this movie will be true to the Fraggles and what they've stood for for 25 years. I think the people behind the project have a good understanding of who the Fraggles are and what the show was to tons of fans. Sure, kids today don't know the Fraggles, and that will be an obstacle that will have to be crossed, but I really doubt that crossing that obstacle will be enough to ruin the film. Have a little faith here, gang.
Don't worry, we are just thinking out lound...
I am just preparing myself for the worst if it does happen so it doesn't hurt my inner five year old as much...But I'm not rooting for the worst, or even the perfect..Just a movie that I would not mind watching again once a month on a rainy day years later when it is on DVD . I don't think that is too much to ask for
Will do, Ryan. Just gotta keep hoping that they'll "bring back the wonder we knew long ago" that made generations enjoy life. And agreed, 100 percent, Becky. We don't want to have the Fraggle message be lost to "silly creature" greedy-ness or whatever.
Yup, yup, because money from a movie gets spent very fast, but the message of a movie lasts for years and years after it is made, and it is important that that message is something worth remembering .
Indeed. Spreading the Fraggle message is very important to this film.
Um ... what about other Doc's? Would they film it like the show, where everybody (more or less) gets their own Doc's? I mean, I want "our" Doc to at least make a cameo, but it's not like the Fraggles can't possibly live without him.
No, because our Doc was the main Doc IMHO, or else he would not have been the one in Muppet Family Christmas . It would be silly to redo something as big as a movie to suit every nation it was shown in at first...
He has to be there I think, because the whole point of the movie seems to be in outter space so far (which is a little bit worrying), there really is not way around it unless they put in another character to replace Doc, and he was as much a part of the show as the Fraggles IMHO, because his troubles always played off their troubles in every single episode...
Plus, the Fraggles rely on him as much as they do the Gorgs and Doozers, for his pipe system keeps the pond running, the pond keep Fraggle Rock clean (as Red can attest to), and the pond is used as well water by the Gorgs to water the radishes.
The Gorgs have been around for quite awhile. What did they do pre-modern plumbing? The US hadn't even been a nation as long as the Gorgs have been there. Next....
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