Nerdy Show 216 :: Unwritten History: Pop Culture That Never Came to Pass
Usually when people discuss alternate timelines it involves sweeping events in our planet’s history. What if the Axis won World War 2? What if the Inca had lightning guns? But not Nerdy Show, at least not this time! No, in this episode we devote our parallel world perusing to unreleased pop culture projects: amazing films, games, and comic books that were developed but remain incomplete to this day.
Join Cap, Doug, Josh, La Valle, and Tony as we lament unmade movies from some of our favorite directors – Kubrik, Lynch, Fincher, Gilliam, and many others with ideas too big for Hollywood to handle. We share the strange stories leaked from behind the scenes of all the magic that almost got made. And of course, for every amazing project that doesn’t go forward, there’s plenty others we’re glad never saw the green light! We discuss those too alongside tragically cancelled video games, woefully mangled animation, and even an album lost to the sands of time.
Thanks to AntiLuke for the episode topic!
Links to Things That Didn’t Get Made:
- Watch Jodorowsky’s Dune – The Documentary
- Some art from Jordowsky’s Dune
- The Beatles & Kubrik’s Lord of the Rings
- Nick Cage in Superman Lives
- Ralph McQuarrie’s Art for Star Trek: Planet of the Titans
- More on Star Trek: Phase 2
- Read David Lynch’s Ronnie Rocket Scripts
- Images from Coppola’s Megalopolis
- Read Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon: The Greatest Movie Never Made
- Watch Lost in La Mancha – The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Documentary
- Read about Square Enix’s Highlander: The Game
- Daniel Way’s Ant-Man interview
- Learn More About Robotech: Crystal Dreams
- StarCraft: Ghost
- Watch The Thief and The Cobbler Recobbled Edition
- Recobbled Edition Part 4 (On Vimeo)
- Watch the Documentary Persistence of Vision
- Grand Buffet Performs “Tree House”
Links to Things That Did Get Made: