Quoted from Sly_Old_Devil:
Agatha Christie......Murder on the Pinball express theme.....Poirot
Sherlock Holmes, Sweeny Todd, Jack the Flipper those sorts of themes have a slightly more older generation theme.
How about an Mount Olympus/Greek god type of theme, plenty of myths and legends to pick from as well.
This thread shows that there is a ton of stuff that would make a great change from the movie/music tie-ins, maybe Stern should make a one in three or four original decision in thier schedule, although one would be a start
I'm working on Wrath of Olympus - a Greek themed pinball machine. Check out my thread and the very first flips from my prototype. Planning on having a flipping machine at the Chicago Expo this year.