I used to do movie marathons a lot. Sit down with food, drink, TV, and several video tapes or DVDs, then watch for hours. I really don’t have the time for that anymore, but if I did, there are several movies and TV series I’d love to include in a marathon. Some of these may last several days, so I think I’d have to split them up and do them over several weekends, or just watch an episode or movie here and there.
This is what I’d like to watch.
Chronological Star Trek Marathon
Being a big Star Trek fan, I’ve seen almost all of Star Trek (all but the latest reboot movie). I would start with the Star Trek: Enterprise TV series, then move on to the original Star Trek. After that, I’d do the original 6 movies, then on to Star Trek: The Next Generation. Then it’s Star Trek Generations. Now, since I’d be working on the Next Generation series, I think I should do the movies next, but I really should just sandwich movies in where season breaks happen for the following series: Deep Space Nine and Voyager. Once I’ve done all of that, I can go on with the reboot movies, which are a separate timeline as a result of actions following Star Trek: Nemesis.
I’d start off with old episodes, thought it seems that they’ve been released on DVD in a rather haphazard and random way. I’d progress from doctor to doctor in order, all the way up to the current doctor, though I can watch the newer seasons online.
I mean the new one. I’ve already done the old one on Hulu. I want to watch all of it.
First I’d start off with the Stargate movie, since it leads directly into the series, although with different actors. I want to see all of SG-1, which I actually haven’t done. I’ve seen parts of seasons here and there, but not whole seasons. I have the first 2 seasons on DVD, so I can do those. Maybe after those, I’d move on to Atlantis and Universe.
I’ve watched a lot of James Bond, but not all of the movies. I’d like to go through all of the Bond movies in the order they were made from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig. But my favourite is Roger Moore.
Starting off with Mork and Mindy, I’d like to go through all of Robin Williams’ TV series and movies. Just because he’s that great.
There are some series of novels I’d like to reread. Of course, J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and the other publications. However, this is still a work in progress for me, because I still have to read The Children of Hurin, which I have.
Another is the Shannara series. This is also currently in progress, as I’m going to start reading the Genesis of Shannara sometimes later this year or next year. I also haven’t read the latest couple of series.
And finally, there’s the Dragonriders of Pern series. I originally read it in chronological order, something I’d like to do again. I love the setting of these books, and I really want to get back to it.
How about you? What would you like to marathon or reread or rewatch?