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What show would you like to see remade?


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#21 OFFLINE   djlong

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 08:31 AM

Today's 'advanced' special effects? You mean people playing with computers instead of creating real sets, stunts and effects? Today's special effects CGI nonsense is an embarrassment.


I'd agree that CGI is overused and misused today - no argument there.

But I challenge anyone to even THINK of making the kinds of exterior shots that the new Battlestar Galactica did but use models and sets. You got a far greater sense of the grandeur and epic scale than anything they did in, say Star Trek: The Next generation (one of the last shows to use model-based effects)

Tron, The Last Starfighter, Babylon-5 - they all paved the way to put things on the screen you couldn't even imagine in the 1970s. But, like any tool, it can be abused..

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 08:49 AM

I would not mind seeing a remake of Emergency.


Yeah, Emergency! was my favorite show growing up.. I'd watch a remake of that. Also Million Dollar Man.. but if they remade it, it would probably have to Billion Dollar Man.. inflation man.

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 09:22 AM

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 09:28 AM

Considering all the remakes both recent and to come, what show from yesteryear would you like to see remade?


Firefly. Remade with more episodes and less network "suit" interference.

2002 counts as "yesteryear" doesn't it?;)
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 10:12 AM

Let's not forget Princess Ardala. :grin:


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Posted 21 August 2009 - 10:30 AM

Firefly. Remade with more episodes and less network "suit" interference.

2002 counts as "yesteryear" doesn't it?;)


It would count for me! We would love to see more Firefly!

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 10:48 AM

'Emergency' has been remade about a thousand times. Same with 'Adam-12'. Look at all the cop shows and hospital shows (ER for example) and other shows like......



When I point out Emergency and Adam-12, as a remake I mean same charcter names places and squad numbers ect. Not the remake of the same type of show like third watch or hill street blues.

I am all for original ideas and content but the powers that be seem to think that the future of tv is in its past.

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 11:20 AM

None. I'd like to see some new, fresh ideas, please.


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Posted 21 August 2009 - 11:23 AM

I'd actually like to see a show where they took very minor characters from a lot of different shows and put them in an ensemble.
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 11:37 AM

That would be cool. Which one's do you think would be a good mix?

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 12:37 PM

Considering all the remakes both recent and to come, what show from yesteryear would you like to see remade?


I would not mind seeing a remake of Emergency or Adam-12. A couple of favs from my childhood.


Why remake these 2 AWESOME shows Emergency and or Adam-12 when you can watch them in all there glory from NetFlix on DVD or like I have been doing on my ROKU which is now my leading entertainment device. And once HULU jumps on board I will be able to watch S.W.A.T. and the Bob Newhart show on my ROKU :)

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 12:46 PM

That would be cool. Which one's do you think would be a good mix?


Most of my choices would come from '70s TV shows, making them untenable, but give me a little while, I'll come up with some more current choices.
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 12:46 PM

Space 1999, but we would have to rename it space 2099. Maybe Ultraman and the Muppet Show.
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 02:11 PM

Space 1999, but we would have to rename it space 2099.


As campy as that was, it may have been one of the more realistic space shows ever made. At least they tried to deal with low gravity and no atmosphere.
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 02:54 PM

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 03:54 PM

I would not mind seeing a remake of Emergency.


Wasn't that called Third Watch?
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:02 PM

Actionish:

- A-Team (I really hope the movie does proceed)
- Quantum Leap
- Automan (look it up on Wiki, I think today the show could be done SO MUCH better that it would actually work)
- Airwolf
- Knight Rider. I would REALLY like to see them take what they learned from the season, and started to re-tool in the second half and give it another crack

Comedy:
- My Two Dads
- Small Wonder
- Night Court
- Greatest American Hero
- Dukes of Hazard


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Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:07 PM

going for a couple of obscure ones...

- Mrs. Columbo (starring the future Captain Janeway)
- Banacek (I have this on DVD)
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:24 PM

Anything Western. I liked Wagon Train, Rawhide, Bonanza, and Gunsmoke.

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:26 PM

Wasn't that called Third Watch?



It may be me but a remake is when they take the name of the show charcters of said show and redo the show ala BSG or Bionic Woman. They may add new charcters or make a charcter from the original a woman instead of a man, but it is a remake of the orignal show.IMO Third Watch is no more a remake of Emergency than Hill Street Blues is a remake of Adam-12.




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