yeah but that kind of did play out as a trilogy.
Star Wars IV-VI is clearly a continuous and related story, with the middle part unable to bat on its own. And the fact that the original Star Wars script had some of the earlier Kenobi wars stuff, and later stuff in kind of detracts from the George Lucas being a complete
greedy liar, to a greedy liar
He's clearly over milked it but at least you can see that the original three films wouldn't work as well, if at all singularly. Star Wars just ends, Vader survives, etc. Its clearly setup for more, its whether it was intended to be just 2/3/6/9 movies that's the issue there.
I could even understand people trying to argue that Alien was a trilogy, although not intended, the progression of ripley's character. I'd still frown upon that, but it has more weight than saying Tales from the Crypt is a trilogy. I'd rather settle with saying "the three tales from the crypts" or the "crypt franchise" or whatever.
Makes it sound more like cashin/spinoffs which is what they were.
This movie was made without crypt involvement, as far as i can figure anyway, that was something they just added with a name change. A bumper sticker addition