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SyFy Challenges Viewers to Create Their Own Movie

Syfy-logo You guys. This is it. This is our big chance. Last night, DinoShark appeared before me, awash in heavenly light, and said, "Raaaahhh!" And because I operate on a higher plane of existence, one where DinoShark and I dish, I knew that that meant, "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their made-for-TV cinema!"

The network, known for its creative spelling and increasingly off-the-wall programming, announced on Monday that it plans to launch a production website called B Movie Mogul. On the site, viewers with movie-making ambitions can post their ideas for an upcoming feature. When the site launches tomorrow, the first step will be having viewers vote on one of three general stories for the films: an apocalypse story, a creature feature set in the Bermuda Triangle, or an alien movie set in Roswell, New Mexico. Once that's decided, fans will then get to weigh in on things like titles, creatures, costumes, dialogue, and even character deaths.

Frankly, this sounds like a terrific idea. And even if the resulting movie is schlocky and ridiculous, there's no way it won't be awesome because the people who are the target audience will get to pick exactly what they want to happen.

If this goes well, it would be really nice to see Syfy take things a step further and allow fans to pitch their own ideas to the network, who will then work with them to create the movie. I know that similar projects have happened in the past (I'm thinking specifically of Project Greenlight) but the sci-fi/B movie genre I think lends itself particularly well to this kind of ultra-indie approach.

Personally, I know that my son has some filmmaker aspirations and has some really interesting ideas for a Godzilla movie. If you get him and some of his goofy friends together, I'm pretty sure you would end up with something pretty terrific. Keeping with the youthful nature of the movie, it would probably be called And Then...

But I know we have some cult movie fanatics here at MamaPop. We should totally take this thing over. What are your ideas? NPH as a murderous government agent? Zombie unicorns? Let's hear 'em!







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Suzy Q

I wanna see Miss Banshee's movie, "Ice Snakes!" That would be awesome.




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