If You Could Will It into Existence…

There’s a band I really love called Typhoon. Their last album was released in 2013, and I’ve been hoping for a new album ever since. So far, none has come.

It occurred to me recently that I would easily overpay for a new Typhoon album. If money were somehow the difference between me and more Typhoon, tell me where to pay. I’m there.

This line of thought made me wonder: What other forms of media would I will into existence if I had the power, money, etc? Like, is there a TV show that you loved so much in the 90s that you would pay for just one more episode? One movie sequel? Another book from a beloved author or series?

Here are my picks:

  • band: Typhoon
  • author: David Anthony Durham (a new Acacia trilogy or a similarly epic fantasy book)
  • movie: The Incredibles 2 (which actually might happen)
  • TV show: The Office (this was really difficult, as there are lots of shows I love, and I thought many of them–including The Office–came to a very pleasant end. But I would be ecstatic if there was someday another episode of The Office [American version])

What are your picks? The human(s) behind your picks don’t necessarily need to be alive–like, someone could discover a secret novel hidden from a departed author or an old reel of a TV episode that never reached the airways.

THE OFFICE -- Pilot -- Pictured: (l-r) John Krasinski as Jim Halpert, Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute, Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly, and Steve Carell as Michael Scott-- Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank
Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank

7 thoughts on “If You Could Will It into Existence…”

  1. Interesting question, Jamey!

    Author: Tolkien (if they found new prose from him I would … I don’t know what I would do to get it)
    Movie (new): The Silmarillion (a trilogy by Peter Jackson)
    Movie (sequel): Ghostbusters 3 with the original cast (because of the controversy: I am completely neutral regarding the new movie; I’ll judge it when I see it)
    TV show: Firefly season 2+ (I really tried to come up with a different answer as this seems so predictable but it’s just how I feel)

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    • Yes Falko Firefly may be the predictable answer, but does that make it the wrong answer? Nope! well choosen sir.

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  2. This would make an interesting concept for a crowdfunding website. Kinda like an unsolicited Kickstarter or Patreon. People can pledge to whatever thing they think needs to be made, and the creator will get the money if they meet the requirements of the pledge. I remember hearing about a similar thing for college athletes, where people could pledge money to the athlete if they stayed in school and graduated instead of going pro early. (I think it was shut down because of legitimate concerns about paying NCAA athletes.)

    Anyway-
    Band: The Postal Service
    Author: I would pledge money for Brandon Sanderson to focus entirely on wiriting Cosmere-related fiction.
    Movie: Related to the above, I’d like a Mistborn movie.
    TV: I agree with Falko, I’d love to see more Firefly.

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    • Adam: I really like the idea of an unsolicited, fan-driven Kickstarter. Maybe the project would need the content creator’s approval so they could set the goal and indicate a reasonable timeframe.

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  3. Band: Tool. Last album was 10 years ago. Keep hearing rumors, but still nothing new.
    TV: agree with firefly. That site died way too early

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  4. Ok so this is a very fun imagine that post- there are so many options that it is difficult to choose but I think I narrowed my list down a bit to what works.

    Band: Evanecense- I mean c’mon why not do a “tour” of more than one city and make a new album- thank you kindly.

    Author: I have to fully agree with Falko- Tolkien hands down would be my choice.

    Movie: Hellboy 3

    TV show: The sillmarillion- ok ok I know you all expected firefly… But seriously think about the sillmarillion and the way it is written. It by design lends itself to the episodic nature of TV. Plus, much like game of thrones it is so massive and intricate movies would look pretty but by design butcher it to heck. Now were they to do a TV series It could be epic and accurately done- (hey if I am willing this thing into being I am willing it into being with writers that know how to stick to source!)

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