It used to be the case that a successful movie would earn a sequel, and really good/lucrative ones could go five or six.  These days, a film’s sequel arc is planned before it even hits theatres, with a built-in “To Be Continued” as a selling point.  Some, like the legendary down ending of ‘The Empire Strikes Back”, are amazing; others, like the egg at the end of the 1998 ‘Godzilla’ feel like a threat, leading to today’s Son Of The Bride of Query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) think that ‘Flash Gordon’ giving us “The End…  Or Is It???” should probably count, asking: What’s the most infuriating ‘To Be Continued’ moment in the history of pop culture?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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  1. July 20, 2017 at 12:03 pm — Reply

    You stole mine already, king of the impossible!

    I love that movie so much…

  2. July 20, 2017 at 2:29 pm — Reply

    I’m too patient now to care much when they do this but as a kid it had to be either Batman ’66 “Same Bat-time, same Bat-channel” or MacGyver two-part episodes. Suspense was unbearable, I tell ya!

  3. Cody Dixon
    July 20, 2017 at 9:57 pm — Reply

    The Desolation of Smaug’s ending had everyone in my theater ahhhing.

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