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07 April 2014 @ 05:52 pm
April Question Meme: Day Seven  
Asked by noybusiness:

Movie, TV, book or video game spinoffs you wish existed.

I'm still disappointed we didn't get that Rupert Giles or Faith spinoff from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I remember when it was rumored to have been in the talks way back when, and I was super excited because the Giles spinoff was going to be called Ripper and it was supposedly going to explore his backstory a bit. And having a Faith spinoff was simply because of her character being so well beloved by fans, and it would've been a nice way of looking at her character. I also liked the notion that Eliza had about Faith traveling on a motorcycle. But alas, these things didn't take.

Back when I was part of the fandom I wanted Supernatural to have a spinoff focusing on the angels, centering around either the war between angels and demons or the civil war in Heaven (or both) since they kind of wasted so much potential and opportunity on the actual show with all of that mythology.

I also wanted more storytelling within the Battlestar Galactica universe. We already had the prequels Caprica and Blood & Chrome telling what happened before and during the First Cylon War, but neither of them survived long enough to further tell their stories. If there was to be another spinoff from that universe, as unlikely as it seems at this point, I would've wanted something centering around like the Final Five and the Thirteenth Tribe or what Kobol was like before, and really just more exploration of the things that were alluded to in the series but never really got much answers to or to just simply see how things were to expand the story.

Also, as a general observation, spinoffs seem to become more common these days than before some years ago. So many shows have announced that there's a spinoff in the works. I don't know, I find it interesting.
 
 
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thekaiserchief: pic#122516825thekaiserchief on April 8th, 2014 01:07 am (UTC)
Spinoffs can be interesting. But then again, some of them are...not so good.
Renée: BTVS. Buffy Summers.rogueslayer452 on April 8th, 2014 01:12 am (UTC)
Yeah, sometimes the concept sounds good in theory, but when executed it just doesn't work. Sometimes certain storylines work better with the actual show than separated into their own. Other times though, they can work really well with expanding characters and their own storylines.

Prime example of that is Angel with bringing in characters like Cordelia Chase and Wesley, their characters went through such a massive growth and transformation that they probably wouldn't have gotten if they had remained on BTVS.
philstar22: Buffy: Gilesphilstar22 on April 8th, 2014 01:16 am (UTC)
I agree on the Giles spinoff. He was always one of my favorite characters, and I'm sad we didn't get to see more of him.

I would really like a Supernatural spinoff about angels. Also, a spinoff featuring more women and preferably a woman as a main character. I was interested in the spinoff they are actually doing until I saw that it was mostly male-centric yet again.
Renéerogueslayer452 on April 8th, 2014 12:59 pm (UTC)
It really is sad, because I wanted so much more from the Buffyverse, and anything featuring Giles and/or Faith would have been the perfect spinoff opportunity. Ugh, why couldn't this have been a reality? :(

Also, a spinoff featuring more women and preferably a woman as a main character. I was interested in the spinoff they are actually doing until I saw that it was mostly male-centric yet again.

Seriously. That would have been awesome. Hearing about their new spinoff being yet another sausagefest had me shaking my head, completely unsurprised.

Also, wouldn't it be great to have a show featuring international hunters? Why does it have to be centered all in America? There are other places beyond our country, with their own different mythologies and urban legends and ghost stories. Or, what about something involving the families of those who have been traumatized by either a demonic possession or being hunted down and having to readjust to normal life despite all their witnessed, but the reality of their situations just isn't easy. Or having something akin to officials teaming up with hunters (similar to what they originally planned on doing with Hendrikson) and seeing how both sides work together or clashing with ideas on how to handle situations, etc.

Like, there are so many different things worth exploring, things that can involve women as leads, gdi. I'm not even involved with the show/fandom anymore, but it's still baffling that there's all these missed opportunities, you know?

Edited at 2014-04-08 01:04 pm (UTC)
Raprap541 on April 8th, 2014 01:29 am (UTC)
Do you like crossovers? I wrote a BSG/STNG crossover that did well
Renéerogueslayer452 on April 9th, 2014 02:37 am (UTC)
I like the idea of crossovers (I have some of my own for multiple fandoms), but I haven't really read any fanfic featuring them for a while.
Raprap541 on April 9th, 2014 11:19 pm (UTC)
If you ever want to see, let me know :)
potentiality_26potentiality_26 on April 8th, 2014 03:50 am (UTC)
A Faith spin-off would have been pretty awesome. I heard they were going to do one, but Eliza couldn't because of Tru Calling, which is a shame. (I liked Tru Calling, but a Faith series would undoubtedly have done better/had more seasons)
Renée: Echo. Badass.rogueslayer452 on April 8th, 2014 12:41 pm (UTC)
I liked Tru Calling well enough too, but I admit I would have preferred a Faith spinoff much more. Not just because she's my favorite, but also because her story is worth telling and BTVS fans would have immediately been all over that had it actually happened.
icecoldrain: Doctor Who - Amelia Pondicecoldrain on April 8th, 2014 04:35 am (UTC)
I wish that Caprica lasted longer. At least it gave some sort of closure with the series finale, even though it was hinting at so much more. Instead, I hope that there's a book series that expands on Battlestar Galactica one day. Like what happened on Kobol and the journey to the colonies, more info on Earth, etc.
Renée: Caprica. Zoe Graystone.rogueslayer452 on April 8th, 2014 12:30 pm (UTC)
Will forever be bitter about its cancellation. :(

I wish we had more tie-ins with the universe. Books, series, miniseries, webseries, whatever. There's just loads of potential stories waiting to be explored. I mean, there's the comic books, but those don't really count since it's not really canon, just different fan interpretations based on canon, and those could be incredibly OOC and ridiculous, even downright weird.
icecoldrain: Doctor Who - Amelia Pondicecoldrain on April 9th, 2014 01:46 am (UTC)
Same here. Especially since they have all of these reality shows, plus wrestling at the time. I still don't know why wrestling was ever on the Syfy channel tbh.

There's so much that's just waiting to be explored. Even if it never gets another spin-off, I'd be happy with a book series. Plus, they don't have to worry about budgets etc. and cancellations with books. They can just wide the wave as we all cry into the books lol.

I'm not even going to check out the comics XD
Renée: Six/Gaius. Your destiny awaits.rogueslayer452 on April 9th, 2014 02:52 am (UTC)
I'm still baffled by that too, tbh. I know the wrestling is more scripted and choreographed entertainment than a sporting event, but it still doesn't make sense that it would be shown on a channel not targeted to that type of demographic, you know what I mean?

At least they're attempting to get more scifi/fantasy programming back into their lineup. But I'll believe it when I see it take effect (and for them to not cancel within the first seasons of things, you know.)

I'm not even going to check out the comics XD

Unless you want a good laugh. ;p

But I agree, I think they could do great in other mediums of extending the world. It is not beyond the realm of possibility. But of course now they have the announcement of there being a new BSG reboot movie that is not in relation to the BSG series, it would be harder to try and bring this universe back into the spotlight. On the other hand, it might actually help it especially if the new new reboot tanks.
icecoldrain: Joan Watson and Sherlock Holmesicecoldrain on April 9th, 2014 06:12 am (UTC)
It wasn't even SciFi wrestling. Like that would have made more sense being there. Not the same ol' wrestling that we all know sitting on the Syfy network!

Yeah, not sure how that's going to go though. I know that Being Human got canceled(not that I've seen an episode since last season , but whatever), and WH13 is coming to an end. At least they both were given notice so that we can have some closure.

On a side note, idk if I've rec'd this show before, but Defying Gravity! I still don't know why it was on ABC when it's a SciFi through and through kind of show. It was amazing and I'm holding on to hope for a book series that's clearly never going to happen. I think it would have done better on Syfy, even if they canceled after a season vs. midseason.

I think so too. Not sure if it's something that's ever going to happen though. I'd like to see shows branch out through books the same way that some have done with comics.

I heard about that! It sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. Not sure why anyone needs to reboot perfection tbh, or why they want to reboot a reboot so soon either. I'm vaguely interested in it, but I'll probably view it as something completely different than BSG even if they're calling it a reboot. At the same time I'm not interested in anything with Johnny Depp in it period.
Profiterole_profiterole_ on April 8th, 2014 10:33 am (UTC)
I would have been all over a Faith spin-off. Something about Giles or Spike as well.

What did you think of Blood & Chrome? I was very disappointed, I found it pretty pointless compared to the other two series.
Renée: BSG. Centurions.rogueslayer452 on April 8th, 2014 12:12 pm (UTC)
I felt like Blood & Chrome could have been interesting had it been created as an actual series, with more to develop on and see where they went with it. Of course they were flip-flopping on what they were planning on doing with it from the start, and postponing it like crazy until they finally decided to release it. Like, I understood what they wanted from the concept, but in the end it just didn't work out.
an idea is bulletproof: BtVS - ABCselizalavelle on April 8th, 2014 12:44 pm (UTC)
I'd have loved a Giles or Faith show. It's too late now but they would have rocked.

I love your BSG idea. I loved that 'verse.
Renée: BSG. Cylon Evolution.rogueslayer452 on April 9th, 2014 06:12 am (UTC)
I know the fans would have been drawn into it immediately, too, since they were both beloved characters and fans have been wanting to see more of their backstories.

I feel like if there's any universe worth exploring more because of how vast it is, it's definitely BSG. All that mythology, we did get glimpses of certain things, like the Final Five, but we never got the full story and I feel like we could explore so much more.
Naomi: Buffy and Giles season 2frelling_tralk on April 8th, 2014 12:45 pm (UTC)
I was always disappointed that the Giles spin-off never happened after all the talk of it. It wouldn't have had to be a full-length American series (which I understand would be a big commitment for Joss), they were talking about doing 2 or 3 episodes with the BBC which could have been really interesting and fairly do-able, it's a shame it never ended up happening
Renéerogueslayer452 on April 9th, 2014 05:58 am (UTC)
I know! I was waiting for it to happen, but it kept being postponed and there were other projects and everyone else was too busy, but as time passed it became less and less likely for it to actually happen. Now, it's kind of too late to do anything with it, which sucks so much. :(