The Toy Story titles that could have been, Steven Moffat on Firefly and Charisma Carpenter reports from the set of Supernatural , all in this week’s Tweets
In theory one of the best things about Twitter is being able to ask your favourite actor/writer/sci-fi journalist (okay, maybe not that one) a question and be in with a good chance of getting an answer. Unfortunately, with the number of followers most celebs have it’s unlikely they’ll even see your question amongst the constant flood of responses filling up their stream, let alone have the time to reply.
It’s also true that with most Twitter Q&As the questions asked and the answers given are the most inane imaginable (typically along the lines of Q: “OMG, when does your new show start? I have to know I’m your biggest fan!” A: “Friday. And thx, I love everyone in the world!” Seriously, has no-one on Twitter heard of Google?) Occasionally, however someone will ask a question that encourages a genuinely fascinating and insightful response. Take Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich, who responded to a question about working titles for Pixar’s new Dinosaur movie with a mega-list of Toy Story titles that could have been. Our favourites “Bring Me The Arm Of Buzz Lightyear”, “Some Assembly Required” and (despite apparent cries of casual racism) “Made In Taiwan”.
I still have a list of 170 proposed titles. “ @cathicks : Do you remember what other titles were considered for Toy Story?”
Wow. I just excavated some more lists of alternate Toy Story titles, taking the total to well over 200.
Spurs & Rockets #RejectedToyStoryTitles
The Cowboy & The Spaceman #RejectedToyStoryTitles
Wind-Up Heroes #RejectedToyStoryTitles
To Infinity and Beyond #RejectedToyStoryTitles
Moving Buddies #RejectedToyStoryTitles
Made in Taiwan #RejectedToyStoryTitles
The New Toy #RejectedToyStoryTitles
@ leeunkrich These are randomly picked from a list of HUNDREDS of brainstormed titles. We had an open call to studio employees, out of desperation.
Now for some bottom-of-the-barrel rejected Toy Story titles…
The Favorite #RejectedToyStoryTitles
Some Assembly Required #RejectedToyStoryTitles
Wings & Pullstrings #RejectedToyStoryTitles
Each Sold Separately #RejectedToyStoryTitles
Toyz in the Hood #RejectedToyStoryTitles
For the Love of Peep #RejectedToyStoryTitles
Rex's First Movie #RejectedToyStoryTitles
Wind the Frog #RejectedToyStoryTitles
Bring Me the Arm of Buzz Lightyear #RejectedToyStoryTitles
@ leeunkrich If you thought those were bad, there were hundreds of others. None were better than plain old Toy Story, so that's the title the world got.
We considered "Bug Story" for "A Bug's Life", but knew we'd have to forever use that naming scheme.
The SFX Twitter Stream
@ DAVID_A_SLADE All my Twi friends, know this, Eclipse now a distant haze. Think of it as a fugue state. No memories, and I know nothing of Breaking dawn.
I have NOTHING to do with the f**kin' thing. If they claim its from the mind of Clive Barker,it's a lie. It's not even from my butt-hole.
My rewrites were almost all just Russell saying, get deeper, make me cry, make me love them, make me scared. GREAT NOTES #Torchwood
@ Aiannucci Congrats A-Level + GGSE students. You work hard only to have politicians + journalists crap in your face. That's how Super-villains start
@ petermolydeux I would love to make a LA Noire style detective game that features humans but they have no faces. They can't talk.
@ RobertKirkman News of a CGI Yoda in Phantom Menace has me stoked. I love all Star Wars... Even the not so great ones. I buy every damn release.
@ wilw It is hot in my lab, and I'm stuck wearing a sweater. It's like second year at Starfleet Academy all over again.
@ CarltonCuse Explosions thunder and echo through downtown Cleveland -- from the set of The Avengers!
@ steven_moffat Sitting on s train, about to watch 1st episode of Firefly. Present from a friend who says I'll love it. I'm confident.
In answer to the many, I thought Firefly 1 was terrific. Now on Sherlock night shoot, hope to watch more tomorrow.
Thanks all - now watching The Train Job ON A TRAIN!!