So after listening to the latest Behind the Screened Door (12/05/11) I came out a little baffled after hearing Rorie and Alex's small discussion on the newest John Carter (of Mars) trailer. I could have just taken it the wrong way or misunderstood but it seemed that both of their arguments (before Taylor Kitsch was even brought up) were that since no one has probably read the books now that they don't understand why it's going to be a movie or should. I am a 26 years old man and I grew up loving pulp from the first time I listened my father's cassette's of The Shadow radio programs as a kid. This was further fueled by things like comic books, Indiana Jones, The Rocketeer, and my further spiral into vintage pulp and noir material. John Carter basically started this and even started the whole "sword and planet" genre. I would argue that before the Lord of the Rings movies that the vast majority of viewers (some nerds included) had never read the books or AT THE MOST read only The Hobbit (or seen the animation) and they would never have correlated the two. In fact unless a movie trailer specifically points it out I would say many movies based on books (outside of something like the Twilight series or Harry Potter) are unknown to the majority of viewers as having come from a book or series. I don't know, I just felt it was a weird conversation to be having let alone listening to on a podcast dedicated to film and television. This is the equivalent of "Iron Man isn't an A list character, so why is there a MARVEL comic book movie coming out for him" or hell how many people knew Blade was a comic book character before the cool movies?