I'd prefer separate films, but I guess you're right that if they combine the plot right, it could be awesome
But if they do go separate, it would be nice to get a couple of Koboi references in the first film (more stuff about maybe Koboi Industries sponsoring the LEP and Foaly grumbling about how they have a much
better budget of course
and perhaps a PPTV clip (Cabilline could be reporting! Not our Cabby, but the centaur...) where Koboi talks about the crisis... It would be some nice foreshadowing.
And I don't think a film of the first three would work... Because the first one is only over ~8 hours (not counting the prologue-y part) yet the second one is a LOT longer (or would show as longer because of all the places they visit, and if it's not just to be a quick action thriller and it has the same/more depth of/than the film (which they could do, with good acting) which I think they could definitely do) so to add the third one in would be confusing. Also the second links to the first more than the third, and TEC links more to TOD (because of the mind-wipe link) better than TAI.
Whatever they do, I hope they don't miss out the lollipops moment!
EDIT:// Also we should maybe change the necro policies here slightly? Because there hasn't been much posting in over a year now... Maybe some of the irrelevant threads could also be locked now, because there are probably some old gems from early in the forum that would be really necro but also some newer ones that don't have much to talk about... Also that made no sense. Sorry.