Thursday, August 16, 2012

The new Guardians of the Galaxy movie sounds a lot like a certain scifi series

If the rumors are true and The Grid can be believed. According to that website, which apparently tracks the development of movies, the plot for the yet to be made Guardians of the Galaxy movie is thus:
About a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants.
My skepticism - one shared by both Topless Robot and The Mary Sue - is based on that fact that that is the premise of Farscape, a popular science fiction TV show that ran on SyFy back when it was still called the Sci Fi Channel. Farscape centered around a NASA astronaut (aka a U.S. pilot) who ends up on the other side of the galaxy and is forced to go on the run with a group of alien ex-cons. They're chased both because of the living starship they're on and more importantly, because of John Crighton, the aforementioned American pilot, has knowledge about wormholes (specifically, how to create them) in his noggin. If The Grid isn't bullshitting and that really is the plot for the GotG movie, then either Nicole Perlman or Chris McCoy ripped off Farscape.

Picture via IMDb.

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