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What show would you like to see remade?


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#41 OFFLINE   Supramom2000

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:27 PM

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


Big Valley!! And wouldn't you just love to see a modern day Miss Kitty? I loved James Arness!! Loved him in How the West was Won as well. Which reminds me, I would like to see a remake of Scarecrow and Mrs. King.

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:45 PM

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

Big Valley!! And wouldn't you just love to see a modern day Miss Kitty? I loved James Arness!! Loved him in How the West was Won as well. Which reminds me, I would like to see a remake of Scarecrow and Mrs. King.

Now were talking. I liked "Have Gun Will Travel" and could see it as a great remake.

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 05:04 PM

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.


Like putting Archie Bunker in charge of the Facts of Life girls with ALF as their school mascot? :D
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 06:05 PM

Have Gun Will Travel... but I can't think of anyone but Richard Boone for that part.

Banacek... but who could improve on George Peppard?

Taxi... I'd die for that if they could cast it. Pretty much everyone is still around except Andy Kaufman.

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 06:19 PM

Taxi... I'd die for that if they could cast it. Pretty much everyone is still around except Andy Kaufman.




That would be cool a revival so to speak if not a series at least a reunion showing were all the chracters are in 2009.

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 06:23 PM

Lost in Space. (A serious version, not like the stupid movie)
Space Above and Beyond (this had so much more life left but the cast is now to old)
Space 1999

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 06:31 PM

Have Gun Will Travel... but I can't think of anyone but Richard Boone for that part.

Banacek... but who could improve on George Peppard?

Taxi... I'd die for that if they could cast it. Pretty much everyone is still around except Andy Kaufman.



Taxi - there is a show which I would not mind seeing remade.

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 07:08 PM

Voyage to the bottom of the sea....:)

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 07:14 PM

Taxi - there is a show which I would not mind seeing remade.


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Posted 21 August 2009 - 08:49 PM

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


I'd go for that. It was a great show!

the Muppet Show.


Actually, I'd just be happy if they'd release the last two seasons on DVD! Better yet, put all five on BRD and include the songs cut due to the obstinate "rights owners' not releasing their lyrics.

Oh, oh and Barney Miller 2010


Sorry, Barney Miller would just not be the same without the characters like Fish and those wonderfully wide and short neckties!

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 10:20 PM

They couldn't remake the original, but I've wondered about an updated "Dick Van Dyke Show" with Ritchie Petrie as the lead character. If they did it soon enough Rob & Laura could still pop in for holidays and special episodes.
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 10:31 PM

Rawhide was such a great western. However, Eric Fleming (RIP) was so perfect as Gil Favor - the Trailboss, that I can't think of anyone who could fill that role today.

Maverick. But once again, James Garner was so perfect as Bret Maverick ...

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 11:09 PM

There were two army shows that really grabbed me in the 60's...
Combat and The Rat Patrol

For med shows...
Really liked St. Elsewhere a lot

For cop shows almost any Quinn-Martin Production
The Fugitive
Hill St. Blues

For westerns...
Rawhide, HGWT, Wanted: Dead ot Alive, Cheyenne, Maverick

For comedy...
The Honeymooners... the like never to be seen again

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 11:25 PM

Combat and The Rat Patrol could be updated to Iraq or Afghanistan

St Elsewhere -- House, ER, Scrubs and how many others could qualify as remakes of it?

Hill Street -- NYPD Blue was the remake.

Honeymooners has been done in dozens of shows including King of Queens.
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 11:35 PM

China Beach.

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 12:46 AM

Combat and The Rat Patrol could be updated to Iraq or Afghanistan

St Elsewhere -- House, ER, Scrubs and how many others could qualify as remakes of it?

Hill Street -- NYPD Blue was the remake.

Honeymooners has been done in dozens of shows including King of Queens.


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Posted 22 August 2009 - 03:53 AM

IMO Third Watch is no more a remake of Emergency than Hill Street Blues is a remake of Adam-12.

I agree, and I'm sure the people who actually created Emergency and Adam-12 would agree. And that's actually what matters and underlies the whole "remake" distinction. If the producers of a new program could "get away" with making that program (not some other) without paying the creators of some previous program, I suspect today's ROI-conscious society would have them do so. So whether to make something as a "remake" or not is defined by the law (along with the long-standing principles of the writers' discipline to which the law often defers), by the principles that determine when one production lends so much of its foundation from another that the creator of the earlier production is entitled to assert their ownership interest in the new production.

It isn't a matter of whether fans feel the new production is so different, but much more so a matter of whether the creator of the old production has rights, by law, due to how the new production is so similar.

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 05:30 AM

Big Valley!


They're working on a big-screen adaption of Big Valley.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1472462/

The Hollywood Reporter indicates that a writer has been hired, and I thought I had read somewhere that they had cast one or two of the leads, but that may have just been a rumor.
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Posted 22 August 2009 - 08:34 AM

I'd vote for "The Greatest American Hero", today's special effects would make it so much better than the campy flying scenes in the original. I'm thinking Smallville versus 50s Superman in terms of improvements.

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 10:23 AM

All In The Family

I would love to see how Archie would handle the "We're all socialists now" meme.

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