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What show would you like to see remade?


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#51 OFFLINE   SayWhat?

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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

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Rawhide, HGWT, Wanted: Dead ot Alive, Cheyenne, Maverick

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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.

"But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, is their monument today, and for aye." "This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."

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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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Posted 22 August 2009 - 10:45 AM

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


Abe is still alive! They could make that a running joke on the show... Fish survived so long he's in the future...
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Posted 22 August 2009 - 11:08 AM

The A-Team


Isn't that called Leverage on TNT? :lol: Oh yeah that is just a rip off of the A-Team.:rolleyes:

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 11:36 AM

Isn't that called Leverage on TNT? :lol: Oh yeah that is just a rip off of the A-Team.:rolleyes:


And A-team wasn't a rip-off :rolleyes:
Some might tell you that A-team was a rip off of Dirty Dozen and/or Mission Impossible

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 11:37 AM

how many others could qualify as remakes of it?




None because they IMO are not remakes. A stolen idea tweaked to make it subtly diffrent is not a remake.

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 11:48 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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All in the Family would be a good remake yet would not (could not) be the same show in todays politicly correct world.

I read an article a few years back cant remember from where but they pointed out that if they took the early SNL scripts and tried to produce them today they would be left with about 9 mins of content. The article pointed out a skit with Chevy Chase and Richard Pryor. Chevy was asking Richard to say the first thing that popped into his head when a word was said. I do not remember the exact exchange but the punch line was Chevy said the word ****** and Pryor responded dead white guy.

Even in jest that would not fly in 2009.

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 12:18 PM

Not a remake, but Royal Pains has a lot of McGyver in it without the preachiness.

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 01:57 PM

Not a remake, but Royal Pains has a lot of McGyver in it without the preachiness.



My wife says that Burn Notice is this generations McGyver. I love it when Michael Westin says something like" if you want to track someone then you can take the GPS unit out of a cell phone connect it to a nine volt battery ect"

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 02:35 PM

My wife says that Burn Notice is this generations McGyver. I love it when Michael Westin says something like" if you want to track someone then you can take the GPS unit out of a cell phone connect it to a nine volt battery ect"


You are right!! I totally forgot about that, which is funny because I had just commented on the same thing to my husband in the episode before the season finale. Great female minds think alike!!:D

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 04:43 PM

Isn't that called Leverage on TNT? :lol: Oh yeah that is just a rip off of the A-Team.:rolleyes:


Took the words right out of my keyboard:D

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 05:33 PM

The Nightly News.

I'd like to see the nightly news remade with actual news instead of stories-for-ratings.

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 08:03 PM

Isn't that called Leverage on TNT? :lol: Oh yeah that is just a rip off of the A-Team.:rolleyes:


I think that Leverage is more of a Mission Impossible (the old TV show, not the Bond wannabe movies) copy than an A-Team copy. Leverage and MI both concentrate on out-witting the bad guys, whereas the A-Team were more prone to blowing them up.

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 09:17 PM

Leverage reminds me more of the Equalizer, except that show only focused on the guy (Edward Woodward) in charge, while Leverage gives us focus on the whole team helping out the little guy.

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 02:48 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.


Dude get out of the 1950s! CGI is awesome, it adds so much more. Personally I don't want to see a flaying space ship with the string attached to it like in the Twilight Zone. And full CGI animated movies like Shrek and Nero really shine in HD. Why go through the bother of creating real sets and effects when it easier, cheaper and quicker to just do everything with CGI and the end result is a million times better. We need more CGI, much more, not less.
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Posted 23 August 2009 - 02:53 AM

Keyword there is 'cheaper', and that's exactly how it looks. Cheap and cheesy.
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Posted 23 August 2009 - 03:13 AM

By cheesy you must be referring to the so called special effects used prior to CGI where as long as you had one eye you could see how incredibly fake something was. I can't imagine what District 9 would have looked like using stone age techniques. Thank God for CGI and the incredibly talented people who put it all together. It's pretty apparent you don't like technology and you're not a fan of life in the 21st century, but FYI you might want to get used to it, since all this stuff he here to stay.
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