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2012-09-30 03:15:06 PM  
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2012-09-30 02:30:36 PM  
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List of the Best Reboots:

1. Battlestar Galactica

List of the Worst Reboots:

1 - Everything else
2012-09-30 02:27:59 PM  
2 votes:
You know what never gets mentioned in lists like this (even though "reboot" isn't correct) is the second Fantasy Island with Malcolm McDowell. It lasted only a season I think and was actually fun to watch. It had a creep quality the first one didn't and didn't rely on the thrill of seeing Donny Most in something besides Happy Days.
2012-09-30 02:16:59 PM  
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The article is dated yesterday, but is actually 2 years old. Fail.
2012-09-30 01:50:07 PM  
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Didn't this EXACT list get greenlighted a couple months ago, and subsequently ripped to shreds in the comments thread for the author not knowing what "reboot" means?
2012-10-01 12:26:20 PM  
1 vote:

yves0010: Only issue I have with the new movie series is, the events that happened would of been stopped by the Starfleet Temporal Corps. The timeline was polluted and they did not do a thing about it? That right there is BS.


That can be true of any time travel story in Star Trek where the crew has to go back and fix what they or someone else farked up. If there really were Time Cops who fixed every time travel incursion, there would be no time travel episodes. In short, the Time Corps was a bad idea.

NeoCortex42: but there were a ton of things I didn't care for. Kirk suddenly jumping to Captain probably being the worst


...and Spock jettisonning Kirk onto Hoth where he just happens to run into Spock 1.0 oh, and Scotty. It was somewhat sloppily written but I know how passionate people can get about any criticisms of New Trek and I don't want to go there. If this movie franchise gives us another Trek TV show, I'm for it. I miss the '90s, when there was always at least one, sometimes two Trek shows on the air.
2012-10-01 11:00:40 AM  
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Mid_mo_mad_man: bhcompy: BSG is the best remake ever. Hands down. It both far surpasses the original and was also one of the best and most thought provoking dramas on television at the time.

TNG is not a remake. It is farking stupendously awesome, but not a remake.

We all know Enterprise is the best Trek reboot/spin off


If you are talking about seasons 3 and 4 (except the horrifying finale that retconned everything away), then yes, yes it was.
2012-10-01 09:07:17 AM  
1 vote:
The only thing I want to see Andy Dick in is a snuff film
2012-09-30 07:49:11 PM  
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vrax: The only one I take issue with is "V". I thought it was good and getting better. It deserved another season just to tie things up, but I wouldn't want to have seen it run much beyond that.


Meh. Its first four episodes (before their first stupid hiatus) were decent and packed with potential, but then it fell completely flat and was boring as shiat for the rest of the season. The last 5 minutes of the finale were okay, as was about the first half of the season 2 premiere, but then it went back to being boring shiat again until about the last 5 minutes of the season 2 finale.

Four episodes of 'this isn't great but it has potential' plus a combined minute count of decent material adding up to approximately ONE more good one....the show was pretty shiatty, and deserved to be cancelled.
2012-09-30 07:29:53 PM  
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drewogatory: The girl from the new Bionic Woman was face meltingly hot, so I never understood all the vitriol directed at that show.


It was the writing. She was constantly whining about having super powers. If I woke up and sadly found myself betrayed by my fiance, yeah, it would suck. Same with finding out that my body, by large chunks, were no longer my own. But in about five minutes I would realize that I look no different, that my body can still touch and feel the same as it always had before, and now I can see for miles and crush cement blocks in my fist.

I would find it hard pressed to stay depressed once I figured out that my life was not going to change much, except now I can lift cars and see through walls. But the way they wrote the chick, she just wouldn't quit biatching about what she was now and what she is able to do. Just got annoying.
2012-09-30 07:20:11 PM  
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Mugato: vrax: The only one I take issue with is "V". I thought it was good and getting better. It deserved another season just to tie things up, but I wouldn't want to have seen it run much beyond that.

The new V could have been awesome if they just brought back Ham Tyler, I don't give a shiat how old he is.

Michael Ironside ftw


Don't forget his associate, Chris Farber. That dude has to be as big as a house by now. Coincidently, he almost kills Michael Ironside's character in the very underrated Extreme Predjudce.
Also, Ham Tyler showed up in the second episode of the second V miniseries and after he shows up, talks smack to the Beastmaster and his rebels, proceeds to dust about two dozen Visitor troops while covering a rebel withdrawal. Pretty good scene.
2012-09-30 06:12:34 PM  
1 vote:
A lot of the original shows were pretty bad to begin with.
2012-09-30 05:49:03 PM  
1 vote:
Aside from the character and names, the reboot of BSG is a completely different show that shouldn't have been associated with the original Battlestar Galactica.
2012-09-30 05:31:26 PM  
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Old enough to know better: addy2: You know what never gets mentioned in lists like this (even though "reboot" isn't correct) is the second Fantasy Island with Malcolm McDowell. It lasted only a season I think and was actually fun to watch. It had a creep quality the first one didn't and didn't rely on the thrill of seeing Donny Most in something besides Happy Days.

Okay, so it wasn't just me then. All I remember are bits and pieces. Like how they went for a "Be careful what you wish for." kind of vibe. And that they replaced Tatoo with a snobby gay butler and a stupid fat guy.


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The show wasn't half-bad. Every episode was basically "be careful what you wish for", but it was still enjoyable week to week.
2012-09-30 02:48:11 PM  
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BSG is the best remake ever. Hands down. It both far surpasses the original and was also one of the best and most thought provoking dramas on television at the time.

TNG is not a remake. It is farking stupendously awesome, but not a remake.
 
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