As random as this might sound, I would really love to see the Sword and Planet
subgenre make a comeback.
I loved John Carter
to death, but its lackluster box-office performance makes it unlikely that it'll get any sequels. It would be great to see another Edgar Rice Burroughs
-esque swashbuckling adventure with a sci-fi background, but I think the formula would have to be tweaked a little bit for the 21st century.
Like, if someone could give us a story like John Carter of Mars
, but with a more nuanced plot, more moral ambiguity, less Marty Stu
characters, and a fresh setting that could make the premise seem at least somewhat
scientifically plausible (though I have no idea how that would work), I'd be happy.
In the same way that Space Westerns
have become popular today to make up for Westerns falling out of favor, I think Sword and Planet stories are a good way to recapture the awe and action of classic Sword & Sandal
epics from the Golden Age of Hollywood
edited 9th Sep '12 11:50:19 AM by TheMightyHeptagon