A radio message from the Andromeda galaxy, over a million light years away, is picked up by a radio telescope, and turns out to be the blueprints and assembly instructions for an alien supercomputer. When the supercomputer is turned on, it builds a beautiful woman, whose mind is partly alien. There was a sequel, about a second Andromeda computer being assembled in South America, with pretty much the same production team, but with Susan Hampshire replacing Julie Christie. Me Human, You Alien:
A work of literature, film or television — just getting started, purely original if there is such a thingunaffiliated with any previous book, movie or TV show, or if it is an adaptation, the work is relatively obscure — has little hope of standing out among the established goldmines of franchises.
It gets even worse if things go awry on its production. Then, when released, it pulls a megaprofit stunt and becomes an instant classic. Contrast with Vindicated by Historywhere a work initially fails but then gradually builds a very high reputation.
Subtrope of Sleeper Hit ; in this case, the work must be actively derided before release, not just ignored. It can also be combined with Hype Backlash and Hollywood Hype Machineif the contrast between expectations and popularity is too great, and some of the audience turns to the initial fears as still meaningful.
Neon Genesis Evangelion was basically a last ditch attempt by Studio Gainax to stay afloat, and was not expected to turn out extremely well. An Urban Legend even claims that investors were hoping for a Springtime for Hitler situation. When FUNimation licensed the series, nearly every blog and forum was raising its collective eyebrows and wondering why the distributor obviously hated making money.
Code Geass was the very definition of Troubled Production thanks to this trope. Even then, the staff had limited resources and had to piggy-back off of other Bandai shows in production at the time.
When the show took off and became the Next Big Thing, Bandai was quick to embrace it, though unlike Yoshiyuki Tomino and GundamTaniguchi and fellow co-creator Ichiro Okouchi were smart enough to hold onto the rights.
The first Attack on Titan manuscript was sent to Shueisha to publish in Weekly Shonen Jump, who said it was good, but not good enough for Jump, and rejected it. The author then sent it to rival Kodansha, who published it in their monthly Bessatsu Shounen Magazine.
Considering what trope page this is, it goes without saying it became a Sleeper Hitgrowing in popularity to surpass famous long-runners like Bleach. Ask any voice actor of any anime that was successful in the US. None of them expected the shows they were working on to be anything more than weird little projects with quick paychecks.
Before its first episode was released, there was not much hype for the anime, especially since there were other two anime adaptations which also have a Cast Full of Pretty Boys airing on the same season. The anime not only outdid the other two, it also became an internet juggernaut, constantly trending on Twitter and Tumblr in the latter network, the anime has steadily kept first place on the trending tags every Wednesday and Thursday, even on the day of the US Elections, and crashed Tumblr when the final episode came out.
The anime even attracted the attention of professional ice skaters, and has a large LGBT Fanbasebesides the average sports anime fan. The fact that it went to groundbreaking lengths by making the two male leads an Official Coupleportraying a healthy normalized same-sex interracial couple, besides the diversity of nationality and race of the rest of the cast, a first in mainstream and sports anime, helped the show go neck-to-neck with other extremely popular series like One-Punch Man and Attack on Titan and surpass all other sports anime that aired in While he never outright stated it would fail, Eiichiro Oda never dreamed that One Piece would become the smash hit it did, planning on ending the series after five years.
As of nowhe was off by thirteen. Those who had read the manga merely laughed as everyone else quickly changed their tune when it came out.
Even the editor who gave him green light, said that this work "completely contradicts all those rules, which must correspond to a good light novel.
Kemono Friends might be the biggest example of this in the anime media. Based on a dead mobile game about animal girls with only ten people working on it for-five hundred days, No Budget and full of Conspicuous CGeven the creators expected it to flop terribly. Yet the generally decent writing, solid character designs and surprisingly compelling Ontological Mystery made for a solid watch, and it ultimately became extremely popular through internet word-of-mouth.
It takes a thirty years dead series and modernizes it. That in itself is risky however prior to release people were bickering about everything from the designs to Kimber being lesbian. The series became a hit. The first issue sold out twice in a row and is recognized as one of the best horror comics of the early s.
There are talks of a Live-Action Adaptation and the series made Archie experiment with other series like Archie vs.
Predator and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Marvel had a lot of factors working against it. Affirmative Action Legacy characters tend to be very divisive as a general rule, and while some catch on, many end up being done away with so the original can return. While a fan favorite, the previous Ms.
Marvel had something of a spotty sales history. Many books starring female heroes still have a tough time finding an audienceas do books starring minority leads the new Ms. Despite this, the book became a sales success, and Ms.Ever loved a book or story, and been unable to find another quite like it?
Maybe we at Magic Dragon Multimedia can help to steer you in the right direction. Ever loved a book or story, and been unable to find another quite like it? Maybe we at Magic Dragon Multimedia can help to steer you in the right direction. The Scarlet Letter was the first, and the tendency of criticism is to pronounce it the most impressive, also, of these ampler productions.
It has the charm of unconsciousness; the author did not. Oct 13, · Another problem is that there is not much action in Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel, except inside the minds and souls of the characters. I came across Demi Moore just as she was describing The Scarlet Letter as "a very dense, un-cinematic book." And so it is; many of the best books are.
I came across Demi Moore just as she was describing /5. The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, depicts Boston, Massachusetts during the time of Puritanism and follows a young woman, Hester Prying, through her trials and tribulations under her sin. The Scarlet Letter is a American romantic drama film.
It is a film adaptation of the Nathaniel Hawthorne novel of the same name. It was directed by Roland Joffé and stars Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, and Robert Duvall.