Albion, you nailed it. Night goggles, LOL.
There are just some things that work. Matrix was a kick. Pixar has the Midas touch. There are so many sci-fi (read SYFY) novels out there that would make great movies. Time travel is the most interesting to me. Say what you will about the new Star Trek but I'll watch it again and again just for the actor who played McCoy. I mean, his first line, off camera, you KNEW who it was. The guy had it nailed.
This is way off the reason for this committee. But it seems there's a bit to be vented. I know of people who have walked out of a show halfway through and demanded their money back. This sends a message to the studios that "we're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore. ".
I mean, standing on the edge of nuclear/biological holocaust has got to still have alot of play left. Let's bomb the Midwest since all we have is corn here and we think we're safe.
There also has to be some great submarine dramas that haven't been touched. Run Silent, Run Deep, top of the list. On the Beach. Updated Voyage.
Has anyone ever modeled the pink sub from Operation Petticoat?