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2012-10-28 02:00:21 PM  
Something something Firefly.

Also, personally I'd like to see WKRP in Cincinnati rebooted but in today's automated "Jack FM" world it probably would have to be set in the time of the original series.
 
2012-10-28 03:55:27 PM  
Reboots: because original ideas are hard, and people are morons that will watch pretty much any old shiat.
 
2012-10-28 04:52:03 PM  
Some of those could work, I guess. Like Head of the Class.
Quantum Leap could be done as a spinoff even. Say someone attempting to replicate Beckett's work gets caught in the same way.

But please, not M*A*S*H.
 
2012-10-28 05:01:07 PM  

SilentStrider: Quantum Leap could be done as a spinoff even. Say someone attempting to replicate Beckett's work gets caught in the same way.


Actually, some folks have been working to bring Quantum Leap back for more than a decade. Something about Beckett's daughter on a quest through time to bring him back or something. I don't think they've even made it to the pilot stage.
 
2012-10-28 05:02:11 PM  

SilentStrider: Some of those could work, I guess. Like Head of the Class.
Quantum Leap could be done as a spinoff even. Say someone attempting to replicate Beckett's work gets caught in the same way.

But please, not M*A*S*H.


Quantum Leap has a built-in spinoff... Sam's daughter works at the project, goes off leaping to try to find him and bring him home.
 
2012-10-28 05:14:41 PM  
I'd love to see a Buck Rogers reboot where the future is the same as the original series. He'd wake up and think he'd gone back in time 30 years with disco, Lycra jumpsuits, and giant computers everywhere.
 
2012-10-28 05:15:25 PM  

Redwing: Something something Firefly.

Also, personally I'd like to see WKRP in Cincinnati rebooted but in today's automated "Jack FM" world it probably would have to be set in the time of the original series.


It has been about a decade since Firefly was on the air and most of the actors in it have moved on. A reboot might be agood idea.
 
2012-10-28 05:16:20 PM  
Quantum Leap and Soap maybe. Let the rest go.

Also Deadwood should have been number one.
 
2012-10-28 05:21:20 PM  
These are all pretty terrible ideas, especially MASH and X-Files.

We're just lucky TV isn't trying to give us another Love Boat.
 
2012-10-28 05:21:30 PM  

IamKaiserSoze!!!: Quantum Leap and Soap maybe. Let the rest go.

Also Deadwood should have been number one.


Soap was great. I don't think it could be done correctly if it was rebooted today though.
 
2012-10-28 05:21:52 PM  
you can't reboot x-files because the whole alien conspiracy thing is no longer taken seriously. since 9/11 conspiracy theories are all politically based (truthers, birthers, etc) and the internet lets the man on the street debunk the ridiculous alien stuff x-files made its bread and butter throughout its run
 
2012-10-28 05:22:01 PM  
"Quantum Leap"

upload.wikimedia.org

It already happened, it was called Journeyman. It was awesome and immediately cancelled. Thanks NBC!
 
2012-10-28 05:22:40 PM  
MASH? No, can't see it. The rest? maybe, if done right.

Oh, and for the record, I will ALWAYS have the biggest crush on Erin Grey.
 
2012-10-28 05:23:40 PM  
List if farked on my phone anyone have the rundown

and it fails without loveboat the next generation
 
2012-10-28 05:25:39 PM  
Also, X-Files doesn't need a reboot, it just can be continued. Duchovny is still around, although still doing Californication I think. Anderson somehow is aging in reverse, so there is that. The second movie being a long FOTW episode (and a weak one) hurt any chance of an actual continuation, though. =(
 
2012-10-28 05:26:45 PM  
I'd love to see Quantum Leap back, but based on the lack of success for Journeyman, I'd doubt it will happen. And it really should. Journeyman was amazing. Just finished rewatching the only season. It was solidly written, plotted, and acted. Not sure why there was no love for it.
 
2012-10-28 05:27:16 PM  
Buck Rogers is a durable concept for comment and humor buckled to swashes of scifi but the rest of that list is pretty lame.
Although I'd like to see a Supernatural/X-Files crossover.
 
2012-10-28 05:31:00 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: the rest of that list is pretty lame.


Not that all the shows were lame but that reboots are not needed.
 
2012-10-28 05:34:40 PM  
I'd like a new non-dark Stargate series. Universe was absolutely horrible and I'm still pissed it killed the chance of an Atlantis movie.

/Atlantis did "cut off from Earth" better. Stupid-ass communication stones
 
2012-10-28 05:35:20 PM  

titwrench: IamKaiserSoze!!!: Quantum Leap and Soap maybe. Let the rest go.

Also Deadwood should have been number one.

Soap was great. I don't think it could be done correctly if it was rebooted today though.


I may be wrong, but I think it was the first show that dealt openly about homosexuality and a lot of the jokes might seem pretty mild today, but back then it was a fricken riot.
 
2012-10-28 05:36:18 PM  
A "Buck Rogers"-esque show has already been done:

www.henson.com

...and it was farking awesome.
 
2012-10-28 05:37:13 PM  
SeaQuest was a good show
 
2012-10-28 05:38:42 PM  
How about something ORIGINAL instead?
 
2012-10-28 05:39:06 PM  
Dollhouse.


/Yes, I went there.
 
2012-10-28 05:39:46 PM  
List fails without

images1.makefive.com

images.zap2it.com
 
2012-10-28 05:40:59 PM  
I say nay to all of them, hell no to a few of them.
 
2012-10-28 05:41:12 PM  

Redwing: Also, personally I'd like to see WKRP in Cincinnati rebooted but in today's automated "Jack FM" world it probably would have to be set in the time of the original series.


Actually that could be the point a broke weak signal station in a market dominated by Clear Channel. You would then have room for the once huge local DJ now reduced to 14 listeners after being replaced by a computer. Low ratings/Weak Signal means low end sponsors good potential there. Constant argueng over the play list. The trick would be to find a cast that plays well with each other.
 
2012-10-28 05:41:18 PM  

Marshal805: How about something ORIGINAL instead?


Oooo! I have a idea that I've had going through my head. It's about a futuristic amusement park where dinosaurs are brought to life through advanced cloning techniques. I call it "Billy and the Cloneasaurus."
 
2012-10-28 05:43:38 PM  
We need a Max Headroom reboot!
 
2012-10-28 05:44:40 PM  
How about these guys?

reason.com

You can even use any of a number of 'low income' stereotypes.
 
2012-10-28 05:49:57 PM  
No love for "Small Wonder"?
Or maybe they could take inspiration from "Heil Honey I'm Home", just about Osama bin Laden instead of Hitler and his wacky antics with his wives.
 
2012-10-28 05:51:01 PM  
www.thrillingdetective.com 
And


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-10-28 05:53:45 PM  
Anyone remember Nowhere Man?

'Cause I do, and I never saw the final episode, and I'm kinda pissed that it just ... vanished. Like, as if it never even existed...
 
2012-10-28 05:55:05 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

2.bp.blogspot.com 

epguides.com
 
2012-10-28 05:55:25 PM  

wippit: How about these guys?

[reason.com image 354x464]

You can even use any of a number of 'low income' stereotypes.


Sara Palin's Alaska.
 
2012-10-28 05:55:59 PM  
Greatest American Hero
 
2012-10-28 05:56:10 PM  

wippit: How about these guys?

[reason.com image 354x464]

You can even use any of a number of 'low income' stereotypes.


Already been taken care of(and the medium is worse off for it):

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-28 05:56:38 PM  
Anything without Summer Glau is fine by me
 
2012-10-28 05:59:09 PM  
Nothing is in need of a reboot. Let's try some original programming for a change.
 
2012-10-28 05:59:53 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Anything without Summer Glau is fine by me


I'll be happy to keep her occupied and off your screen.
 
2012-10-28 06:00:29 PM  
Also, a second season of Surface would be welcome in the Pooper household.
 
2012-10-28 06:00:44 PM  
Reboot Reboot
 
2012-10-28 06:00:56 PM  

ThatDarkFellow: Also, X-Files doesn't need a reboot, it just can be continued. Duchovny is still around, although still doing Californication I think. Anderson somehow is aging in reverse, so there is that. The second movie being a long FOTW episode (and a weak one) hurt any chance of an actual continuation, though. =(


eh, I would almost prefer a reboot of the X-Files if only to clean the slate of a show that went very much off the rails its last few seasons. Though I preferred the Monster of the Week episodes, I do think the show could've better integrated those episodes into the longer story archs. I found the alien conspiracy episodes to be the least interesting ones, but I think X-Files' main problem was that it would go a week or two without referencing the longer archs to the point where I would mostly just forget what the hell was being referred to when they did come back to those episodes. I'm pretty sure I forgot all about Alex Krycek until his inevitable return every other season.
 
2012-10-28 06:01:16 PM  

narkor: [www.thrillingdetective.com image 250x373] 
And


[upload.wikimedia.org image 200x150]


Riptide was fun. I was a kid when it came out, and there was this salesman at the local Radio Shack that looked exactly like Joe Penny. I wonder how much tail he got.
 
2012-10-28 06:01:35 PM  
Two that I would choose right off the bat would be Babylon 5 and Star Blazers, the last being the American adaptation of the Japanese anime series, Space Battleship Yamato. Both are well written, arc driven series that could easily be done in a ten to thirteen episode format for five years on a network like HBO, Showtime or Starz. Both series are dated in their original forms, but could easily be updated for today's audiences, much like Battlestar Galactica.
 
2012-10-28 06:02:20 PM  
I thought X-files did get a reboot. It's called Fringe.
 
2012-10-28 06:02:39 PM  

titwrench: IamKaiserSoze!!!: Quantum Leap and Soap maybe. Let the rest go.


Soap was great. I don't think it could be done correctly if it was rebooted today though.


I agree with you here. Too much of the humor wouldn't be allowed in the PC world of today. Can you imagine Bob saying "Look at the fruit fly" after the devil baby sends Jody out the window?
 
2012-10-28 06:03:09 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-28 06:05:03 PM  
Space: Above and Beyond

Barney Miller

Mann and machine
 
2012-10-28 06:05:53 PM  
Magnum PI--but with Tom Selleck playing the role of Higgins!!!!

/Sure some Hollywood asshole somewhere actually pitched this
 
2012-10-28 06:06:39 PM  
retrobabe.powweb.com

No worse than a M*A*S*H reboot set in Iraq.
 
2012-10-28 06:08:39 PM  
Shows that should be considered for a reboot should be ones with great ideas that weren't done quite right the first time around. Battlestar Galactica is a perfect example of going back to get it right. Buck Rogers would use the same treatment. Loose the cheese factor, make it gritty. Turn Buck into a badd-ass who kicks serious butt, not some disco dancing doofus like in the original series.

Don't reboot a show that got it right the first time. MASH should not be touched (I will cut you if you try, biatch!). Same with Soap. Both of those were awesome the way they were. Any reboot attempt would fail because they simply can not be improved.

And as much as I'd love to see Firefly come back, I know that it can never be. They did everything right with that show. Unfortunately, there aren't enough intelligent tv watchers to sustain a show like that. So we get more Idol and Snookie. Stupid tv for stupid people.
 
2012-10-28 06:09:29 PM  
Another vote for SeaQuest DSV.
 
2012-10-28 06:10:25 PM  
I think the only ones on there I'd like to see are Quantum Leap and Soap. As many have already mentioned, there's a built-in spin-off for Quantum Leap. Soap, though--that was just a loony show and could totally work.

In defense of reboots, I did see Mockingbird Lane (reboot of The Munsters) on Friday. That was a lot of fun and could work as a series. It's got a little bit of drama, a little bit of campiness--just the right mix. And it's got Eddie Izzard.

/Also, it's written by Bryan Fuller and he deserves a break after they canceled Pushing Daisies on him.
 
2012-10-28 06:11:11 PM  
No "Herman's Head," assholes?
 
2012-10-28 06:11:20 PM  
MASH was redone as China Beach

If they do do a reboot of Remington Steele please give him a younger sister, just a bit recurring part, named anastasia steele and dress her in grey
 
2012-10-28 06:11:32 PM  

OgreMagi: Shows that should be considered for a reboot should be ones with great ideas that weren't done quite right the first time around. Battlestar Galactica is a perfect example of going back to get it right. Buck Rogers would use the same treatment. Loose the cheese factor, make it gritty. Turn Buck into a badd-ass who kicks serious butt, not some disco dancing doofus like in the original series.


I think we're both in agreement here, especially that Hawk Man needs to be included with absolutely no changes. Also, they need to inexplicably alternate between being on Earth and some ship randomly in space.
 
2012-10-28 06:12:16 PM  

Apos: A "Buck Rogers"-esque show has already been done:

[www.henson.com image 441x243]

...and it was farking awesome.


You are right. Ignore my suggestion for making a "grittier" version of Buck Rogers.

I miss Farscape.
and Firefly
and Sanctuary
and a bunch of other shows that weren't mainstream enough to survive
 
2012-10-28 06:14:21 PM  

ThatDarkFellow: "Quantum Leap"

[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x169]

It already happened, it was called Journeyman. It was awesome and immediately cancelled. Thanks NBC!


Journeyman was great, and it was a real shame it got canceled. Though some of the blame should fall on the writers strike too.
 
2012-10-28 06:15:10 PM  

sprotzek: Anyone remember Nowhere Man?

'Cause I do, and I never saw the final episode, and I'm kinda pissed that it just ... vanished. Like, as if it never even existed...


That show was so truly original, I'm surprised it was on UPN.

With today's increased personal data sharing, a reboot would work even better!
 
2012-10-28 06:15:21 PM  

Welfare Peanut Butter: We're just lucky TV isn't trying to give us another Love Boat.


Actually, they could reboot Love Boat as a reality show with washed up reality show stars who compete during weekly cruises, and the losers get tossed off the boat.
 
2012-10-28 06:15:27 PM  

brigid_fitch: I think the only ones on there I'd like to see are Quantum Leap and Soap. As many have already mentioned, there's a built-in spin-off for Quantum Leap. Soap, though--that was just a loony show and could totally work.



There are two 90s Sci-Fi shows I'd love to see get a Doctor Who style continuation... Quantum Leap and Sliders.

Both had rather inconclusive endings, and could easily be picked up with minimum fuss a few years down the road from where they ended.

QL has Sam's daughter working at Project Quantum Leap. So, she leaps to go searching for him. Simple.

Sliders has the real Professor out there stranded on Azure Gate Bridge world, trying to find the rest of his sliding mates, which gives us the ability to ignore everything shiatty that happened after season 2 and get back to the parallel earths concept.
 
2012-10-28 06:17:25 PM  
Also: "Nightstalker" is due for another revamp.
 
2012-10-28 06:18:27 PM  
NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, and NO.

Whoever even thought of this shiat should be shot.

WTF is WRONG with people. 8 of those abominations never should've made it onto television in the first place.
 
2012-10-28 06:19:36 PM  

ThatDarkFellow: "Quantum Leap"

[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x169]

It already happened, it was called Journeyman. It was awesome and immediately cancelled. Thanks NBC!


You are never to bring that up again. I believe the cancellation of Journeyman was the "jump the shark" moment for scripted broadcast network television shows.
 
2012-10-28 06:19:42 PM  

NeoCortex42: I thought X-files did get a reboot. It's called Fringe.


Came here to say that.
 
2012-10-28 06:20:17 PM  

BizarreMan: titwrench: IamKaiserSoze!!!: Quantum Leap and Soap maybe. Let the rest go.


Soap was great. I don't think it could be done correctly if it was rebooted today though.

I agree with you here. Too much of the humor wouldn't be allowed in the PC world of today. Can you imagine Bob saying "Look at the fruit fly" after the devil baby sends Jody out the window?


I can. It's called Arrested Development.
 
2012-10-28 06:21:08 PM  

CaptainFatass: No "Herman's Head," assholes?


Would you be willing to settle for "Herman's Asshole"?
 
2012-10-28 06:21:44 PM  
Does anyone else here remember "Time Trax" Where captain Darian Lambert was sent back in time to collect and return fugitives from the future, along with his computer Selma?
I loved that show growing up, that and Pacific Blue (for obvious reasons).
 
2012-10-28 06:22:11 PM  
Reboot the smurfing Smurfs godsmurfit!
 
2012-10-28 06:25:05 PM  
Also Fox's "Strange Luck" and Millennium
 
2012-10-28 06:25:31 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: brigid_fitch: I think the only ones on there I'd like to see are Quantum Leap and Soap. As many have already mentioned, there's a built-in spin-off for Quantum Leap. Soap, though--that was just a loony show and could totally work.

There are two 90s Sci-Fi shows I'd love to see get a Doctor Who style continuation... Quantum Leap and Sliders.

Both had rather inconclusive endings, and could easily be picked up with minimum fuss a few years down the road from where they ended.

QL has Sam's daughter working at Project Quantum Leap. So, she leaps to go searching for him. Simple.

Sliders has the real Professor out there stranded on Azure Gate Bridge world, trying to find the rest of his sliding mates, which gives us the ability to ignore everything shiatty that happened after season 2 and get back to the parallel earths concept.


No way would they be able to get John Rhys-Davies back to Sliders. I get the feeling that almost everybody involved with the show left with a sour taste in their mouth.

I'd love to see more Sliders like the first two seasons. If it got a reboot, the quality would probably be more like the last two seasons.
 
2012-10-28 06:26:10 PM  
Highlander! I loved that show.
 
2012-10-28 06:26:28 PM  
I suggest a reboot of Airwolf. However, they should use a drone helicopter made from a taxidermic cat.
 
2012-10-28 06:31:37 PM  

NeoCortex42: FirstNationalBastard: brigid_fitch: I think the only ones on there I'd like to see are Quantum Leap and Soap. As many have already mentioned, there's a built-in spin-off for Quantum Leap. Soap, though--that was just a loony show and could totally work.

There are two 90s Sci-Fi shows I'd love to see get a Doctor Who style continuation... Quantum Leap and Sliders.

Both had rather inconclusive endings, and could easily be picked up with minimum fuss a few years down the road from where they ended.

QL has Sam's daughter working at Project Quantum Leap. So, she leaps to go searching for him. Simple.

Sliders has the real Professor out there stranded on Azure Gate Bridge world, trying to find the rest of his sliding mates, which gives us the ability to ignore everything shiatty that happened after season 2 and get back to the parallel earths concept.

No way would they be able to get John Rhys-Davies back to Sliders. I get the feeling that almost everybody involved with the show left with a sour taste in their mouth.

I'd love to see more Sliders like the first two seasons. If it got a reboot, the quality would probably be more like the last two seasons.


Fans included.

I was hating Sci-Fi before it became fashionable because they canceled Sliders even though it was the second highest rated show on the channel, most weeks tying or coming in just a tenth of a ratings point or so under Farscape in the ratings.

Of course, the show was a shambling zombie of a mess by that point, and after Fox and Universal farked the concept up and used Mel Torme's illness as a way to drive Tracy Torme off the show, well...
 
2012-10-28 06:32:10 PM  

Welfare Peanut Butter: We're just lucky TV isn't trying to give us another Love Boat.


Not for lack of trying.
 
2012-10-28 06:32:57 PM  

Harry_Seldon: I suggest a reboot of Airwolf. However, they should use a drone helicopter made from a taxidermic cat.


craziestgadgets.com

That's one way to strike fear into the hearts of evildoers.
 
2012-10-28 06:33:29 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Does anyone else here remember "Time Trax" Where captain Darian Lambert was sent back in time to collect and return fugitives from the future, along with his computer Selma?
I loved that show growing up, that and Pacific Blue (for obvious reasons).


You might want to watch the Canadian show Continuum it has had one season and I think that it is coming back for a second. It stars Rachel Nichols,
 
2012-10-28 06:35:15 PM  

tlchwi02: you can't reboot x-files because the whole alien conspiracy thing is no longer taken seriously. since 9/11 conspiracy theories are all politically based (truthers, birthers, etc) and the internet lets the man on the street debunk the ridiculous alien stuff x-files made its bread and butter throughout its run


I'm rather enjoying the Saucer County comic right now. What makes it really fun it that it deals with all the weirdness and contradictions of UFO and alien abduction lore head on, where the X-Files type alien conspiracy is just a small part of a stranger phenomenon that has been happening for thousands of years that seems to be tied into human history and mythology.

www.herosandwich.net

The series is still fairly new, so I'm not sure how it is going ton turn our long term, but from hat I've seen so far, it could really work as a funky X-Files type series. It's written by Paul Cornell, who already has written some great episodes of Doctor Who like Human Nature/The Family of Blood, so I think he could easily adapt it and maybe even be a show runner.
 
2012-10-28 06:37:06 PM  

Mad_Radhu: NeoCortex42: I thought X-files did get a reboot. It's called Fringe.

Came here to say that.


me too.
 
2012-10-28 06:39:42 PM  

lasercannon: Uchiha_Cycliste: Does anyone else here remember "Time Trax" Where captain Darian Lambert was sent back in time to collect and return fugitives from the future, along with his computer Selma?
I loved that show growing up, that and Pacific Blue (for obvious reasons).

You might want to watch the Canadian show Continuum it has had one season and I think that it is coming back for a second. It stars Rachel Nichols,


Same sort of show?
 
2012-10-28 06:39:59 PM  
Noneof those need to be rebooted especially MASH. new ideas Hollywood New ideas.
 
2012-10-28 06:40:38 PM  
I also want to see "Chopper Dave" on the small screen. Who could possibly not love "Chopper Dave".
 
2012-10-28 06:42:35 PM  
How about Dallas? I'd love to see new episodes!!
 
2012-10-28 06:47:56 PM  

tlchwi02: you can't reboot x-files because the whole alien conspiracy thing is no longer taken seriously


When was that ever taken seriously?

. since 9/11 conspiracy theories are all politically based (truthers, birthers, etc) and the internet lets the man on the street debunk the ridiculous alien stuff x-files made its bread and butter throughout its run

Unfortunately even my local PBS affilate has gone full truther. I think they want to be the History Channel of PBS stations.
 
2012-10-28 06:50:20 PM  

Gunny Highway: Reboot Reboot

i1125.photobucket.com
MUSHROOM MUSHROOM!



/Sorry.
 
2012-10-28 06:52:21 PM  
They already rebooted X-Files: It's called FRINGE.
 
2012-10-28 06:52:43 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: lasercannon: Uchiha_Cycliste: Does anyone else here remember "Time Trax" Where captain Darian Lambert was sent back in time to collect and return fugitives from the future, along with his computer Selma?
I loved that show growing up, that and Pacific Blue (for obvious reasons).

You might want to watch the Canadian show Continuum it has had one season and I think that it is coming back for a second. It stars Rachel Nichols,

Same sort of show?


Yeah sort of, here is the wikipedia page with the plot of the show
 
2012-10-28 06:55:23 PM  

wippit: How about these guys?

[reason.com image 354x464]

You can even use any of a number of 'low income' stereotypes.


We now have Honey Boo Boo
 
2012-10-28 07:04:45 PM  

lasercannon: Uchiha_Cycliste: lasercannon: Uchiha_Cycliste: Does anyone else here remember "Time Trax" Where captain Darian Lambert was sent back in time to collect and return fugitives from the future, along with his computer Selma?
I loved that show growing up, that and Pacific Blue (for obvious reasons).

You might want to watch the Canadian show Continuum it has had one season and I think that it is coming back for a second. It stars Rachel Nichols,

Same sort of show?

Yeah sort of, here is the wikipedia page with the plot of the show


The base plot sounds pretty similar. I think I'll get into it, thanks! Incidentally, did you remember Time Trax, or did you recommend this show based solely on my Time Trax description?
 
2012-10-28 07:05:51 PM  
No... just NO
There are plenty of Latinos on TV, so No
No, and why in the hell would anyone want to?
Might be worth a try.
No - its been done to death.
Abso-farking-lutely not!
Oh god no!
Hell yeah.
No.
Good god just let that damn show die already.
 
2012-10-28 07:09:10 PM  
They should reboot that series that had William Shatner in it, the one that was set in a different century, headquartered in San Francisco, what was it called?

Oh yeah, Barbary Coast

Use material from the book of the same name (written by the same guy who wrote Gangs of New York). Make it funny, sexy, and include good dollops of action. Who wouldn't want to spend an hour a week in 19th century San Francisco?
 
2012-10-28 07:09:59 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Reboots: because original ideas are hard, and people are morons that will watch pretty much any old shiat.


They do create new shows and movies. And then you people biatch that the ideas are stupid and say things like "Hollywood is truly out of ideas...."

I'd rather have a continuation or reboot of Quantum Leap than a new Shasta McNasty or Homeboys in Outer Space!
 
2012-10-28 07:13:24 PM  

Harry_Seldon: ThatDarkFellow: "Quantum Leap"

[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x169]

It already happened, it was called Journeyman. It was awesome and immediately cancelled. Thanks NBC!

You are never to bring that up again. I believe the cancellation of Journeyman was the "jump the shark" moment for scripted broadcast network television shows.


Then as a final kick to the balls the lead for Journeyman goes on to play Dr. PTSD on Greys Anatomy.
 
2012-10-28 07:28:34 PM  

hogans: sprotzek: Anyone remember Nowhere Man?

'Cause I do, and I never saw the final episode, and I'm kinda pissed that it just ... vanished. Like, as if it never even existed...

That show was so truly original, I'm surprised it was on UPN.

With today's increased personal data sharing, a reboot would work even better!


www.cultv.co.uk

That was a great show. I caught it by accident late one night while channel surfing. Hal Linden starred in it briefly.
 
2012-10-28 07:38:28 PM  
My Two Dads?
 
2012-10-28 07:38:34 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: lasercannon: Uchiha_Cycliste: lasercannon: Uchiha_Cycliste: Does anyone else here remember "Time Trax" Where captain Darian Lambert was sent back in time to collect and return fugitives from the future, along with his computer Selma?
I loved that show growing up, that and Pacific Blue (for obvious reasons).

You might want to watch the Canadian show Continuum it has had one season and I think that it is coming back for a second. It stars Rachel Nichols,

Same sort of show?

Yeah sort of, here is the wikipedia page with the plot of the show

The base plot sounds pretty similar. I think I'll get into it, thanks! Incidentally, did you remember Time Trax, or did you recommend this show based solely on my Time Trax description?


I remember Time Trax and I was a fan of the show especially Mia Sara
 
2012-10-28 07:42:43 PM  

blaXXer: They already rebooted X-Files: It's called FRINGE.


I thought it was called Supernatural.
 
2012-10-28 07:45:25 PM  
All right, I'll play...

Earth: Final Conflict (had so much potential after that first season...)
Brisco County Jr.
The Equalizer (Burn Notice does have a slightly similar premise, kinda sorta maybe not really)
G vs. E
Forever Knight
Rome
 
2012-10-28 07:47:24 PM  

jasonbondshow: Two that I would choose right off the bat would be Babylon 5 and Star Blazers, the last being the American adaptation of the Japanese anime series, Space Battleship Yamato. Both are well written, arc driven series that could easily be done in a ten to thirteen episode format for five years on a network like HBO, Showtime or Starz. Both series are dated in their original forms, but could easily be updated for today's audiences, much like Battlestar Galactica.


This plus Buck Rogers.

I would LOVE to see a new Babylon 5. That show continued to amaze me up until the end of the Shadow War. After that, it was meh. I wish they had done the spinoff series about the Rangers.

Star Blazers would be cool, too.
 
2012-10-28 07:48:19 PM  
Can we get "Dead Like Me" back? But only if Mandy Patinkin came back as Rube...
 
2012-10-28 07:52:28 PM  
I'd suggest Magnum P.I., but I think the actors and their chemistry were pretty good, a reboot would be even worse than Hawaii 5 0.
 
2012-10-28 07:52:38 PM  

rogumpogum: Forever Knight


Um, they did end they(tho only way it could)

how many here remember the made for TV movie Nick Knight (starring Rick Springfield!!!) it was biased on?
 
2012-10-28 07:52:46 PM  
.... what about a reboot of Reboot! ?

...

:D
 
2012-10-28 07:57:01 PM  
Alf!
 
2012-10-28 07:58:10 PM  
No on all counts. How about writers get back to creating instead of 're-booting'
 
2012-10-28 08:01:44 PM  
Reboots: Because original ideas take too long.

Buncha BS.
 
2012-10-28 08:05:32 PM  

rogumpogum: G vs. E


YES!
 
2012-10-28 08:06:18 PM  
The Middleman. It needs to be brought back. They can probably still get the same cast. It's a plan sheer elegance in its simplicity.
 
2012-10-28 08:10:05 PM  
I'd also like to see a reboot of Sliders (with a clause in everyone's contract calling for the first person who mentions the word "Kromagg" in any form to be sodimized with a rusty garden weasel).
 
2012-10-28 08:10:46 PM  

Gunny Highway: Reboot Reboot


Yo dawg. I came into this thread to say this, so you could reboot Reboot while I reboot this meme about reboots.
 
2012-10-28 08:12:33 PM  
I'd like to see the return of:

www.webtvwire.com

Fantastic show.
 
2012-10-28 08:12:46 PM  

narkor: [www.thrillingdetective.com image 250x373] 
And


[upload.wikimedia.org image 200x150]


Damn! I had completely forgotten about those shows... time to do a little searching!

The only one from the list that I would agree with is Buck Rodgers, though they need to be somewhat consistent with it. A buddy and I were talking about that show just the other day and neither of us liked how they turned Wilma from a strong lead to a constant damsel in distress in the later seasons.

And never reintroduce Hawkman - God that was stupid (the ship was kinda cool, though).
 
2012-10-28 08:12:58 PM  

Mugato: blaXXer: They already rebooted X-Files: It's called FRINGE.

I thought it was called Supernatural.


No its FRiNGE, they even referenced "the defunct x-files investigations" in one of the first or second season episodes, kind of establishing that the two shows take place in the same universe.
 
2012-10-28 08:17:10 PM  
I have an idea! A show about a detective who has an almost supernatural ability to solve crimes. To the point where people think he's psychic. He should also have poor social skills. Wouldn't that be great?!?


FeedTheCollapse: Welfare Peanut Butter: We're just lucky TV isn't trying to give us another Love Boat.

Not for lack of trying.


What about Fantasy Island? Always remember watching those two back-to-back on whatever night they were on.


rogumpogum: The Equalizer (Burn Notice does have a slightly similar premise, kinda sorta maybe not really)


I always thought Burn Notice was more of a Magnum PI clone. Exotic tropical setting, band of eccentric friends who help on cases, etc. I don't think we ever met Thomas's mother, though.


NeoCortex42: The Middleman. It needs to be brought back. They can probably still get the same cast. It's a plan sheer elegance in its simplicity.


I keep hearing really good things about that show. Will have to check it out soonish.
 
2012-10-28 08:18:17 PM  

fusillade762: I have an idea! A show about a detective who has an almost supernatural ability to solve crimes. To the point where people think he's psychic. He should also have poor social skills. Wouldn't that be great?!?


You have a bright future ahead of you developing new shows for USA Network.
 
2012-10-28 08:20:59 PM  

2words1finger: Mugato: blaXXer: They already rebooted X-Files: It's called FRINGE.

I thought it was called Supernatural.

No its FRiNGE, they even referenced "the defunct x-files investigations" in one of the first or second season episodes, kind of establishing that the two shows take place in the same universe.


I dunno, they make a lot of references to The X-Files on Supernatural. It even has the same producer.
 
2012-10-28 08:30:41 PM  
There is NO TV show that needs to be rebooted. None. Never. Ever. Never ever. There was never any TV show that was so good it needs to be remade. Not ever. Even a little bit.
 
2012-10-28 08:30:55 PM  

IamKaiserSoze!!!: Quantum Leap and Soap maybe. Let the rest go.

Also Deadwood should have been number one.


Aww HELLS no. Anyone trying to take on the Swearengen character will do so with woeful inadequacy.
 
2012-10-28 08:51:49 PM  
They tried a reboot of MASH with Combat Hospital as a summer replacement and while done well, it did not make it due to bad timing and too much realism. Too bad as I think it was really worth giving it a full series try.
 
2012-10-28 09:02:05 PM  
'Soap'

Premise: A primetime sitcom spoof of daytime soaps.


Oh yes, because, daytime soaps are so popular now. Can we also have a spoof of a vaudeville troop?

That is nothing against "Soap", but, it was popular 30 years ago when Soap Operas were also still popular. They are hanging by a thread now. A classic "look back" (like "Mad Men") works... spoofs rarely work on a dead/dying medium (maybe "Silent Movie" being one of the few exceptions, and that isn't even really remembered as fondly as like Blazing Saddles or Young Frankenstein).
 
2012-10-28 09:11:43 PM  

jasonbondshow: Star Blazers, the last being the American adaptation of the Japanese anime series, Space Battleship Yamato.



It's currently enjoying a kick-ass animated series reboot in Japan, as Space Battleship Yamato 2199.

It was also re-imagined a couple of years ago as a decent big-budget (for Japan) live-action SFX film.
 
2012-10-28 09:12:08 PM  

fusillade762: List fails without

[images1.makefive.com image 287x399]

[images.zap2it.com image 360x270]


Definitely BJ and the Bear.
 
2012-10-28 09:16:30 PM  

Count_0: fusillade762: List fails without

[images1.makefive.com image 287x399]

[images.zap2it.com image 360x270]

Definitely BJ and the Bear.


Except BJ should be the Monkey, and the Bear should be a large, hairy gay man.
 
2012-10-28 09:22:01 PM  

noazark: It's currently enjoying a kick-ass animated series reboot in Japan, as Space Battleship Yamato 2199.


Despite my awful login name on here, I haven't watched anime in years. I would totally watch that though.
 
2012-10-28 09:22:33 PM  

Flint Ironstag: Dollhouse.

/Yes, I went there.


There's a show with a built-in spinoff. They could easily do a 3-5 year series based in the universe of Epitaph One (and Two, if the reset didn't take for the entire population). Heck, it could even be called Epitaph.

/whoever decided to air the episodes 2-5 should never work in television again
 
2012-10-28 09:22:55 PM  
Reboot of Jericho, please. Excellent and suspenseful premise, but just one more talented writer away from Lost-level greatness.
 
2012-10-28 09:28:55 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-28 09:29:35 PM  
It could work....

www.professorplastik.com
 
2012-10-28 09:32:37 PM  
I'd like to see a new version of Star Trek (TNG/DS9 era preferably, but not prior to TOS events). I think it'd be cool to combine the long story arcs of DS9 with the ship-based setting and stronger characters of TNG.

Ideally, it'd be something like 24, in that each season is one complete story arc (one mission for the ship) with a variety of events and sub-plots going on throughout and plenty of cliffhangers to keep people coming back for more. Besides, I always found it hard to believe that the super-complex problems Starfleet crews face could be solved in 44 minutes, so a season-long continuous story arc could really introduce some depth to the stories and characters, as well as be popular with viewers.
 
2012-10-28 09:32:48 PM  

Harry_Seldon: It could work....

[www.professorplastik.com image 364x318]


The first season, sure. The monster of the week Freiberger stuff, not so much.
 
2012-10-28 09:35:08 PM  
I'll agree with Quantum Leap, and as good as M.A.S.H was, I think it would be hard to get the right cast with the right chemistry. And any modern reboot would likely end up being too gritty, or too light hearted.

Another one I'd like to see done right would be Misfits of Science, although I'm sure some could argue that Alphas is a bit of a reboot of it.
 
2012-10-28 09:42:04 PM  
thegrio.files.wordpress.com 

Reboot Roots...

With white people.
 
2012-10-28 09:48:53 PM  

GungFu: [thegrio.files.wordpress.com image 407x597] 

Reboot Roots...

With white people.


blastr.com

?
 
2012-10-28 09:53:22 PM  
I remember Time Trax. He had that credit card thingy he used to send people back to the future. And he was always trying to find some guy named Zhambi or something. I used to like it. I remember that Dale Midkiff guy playing Elvis also...
 
2012-10-28 09:58:15 PM  

Tenor Reaper: .... what about a reboot of Reboot! ?

...

:D

They need to finish off that cliffhanger.

/bastards
 
2012-10-28 10:09:13 PM  
For all of you stating anything about Quantum leap and Sliders.

QUANTUM LEAP is a reboot of Voyager.... seriously.

Once they lost the funding due to the budget for the periods that Voyagers went to, and the actor died, it took years to get it restarted.

They did it as Quantum leap. Limited time periods, equaled less difficult sets and costumes.

Journey man was pretty much a reboot to an extend, great show, loved it, hate that they canceled it.

Another note about Quantum, which involves Sliders... at some point, there is a cross over:

Maggie Beckett... rings a bell... She's Sam's niece.


The only show worth rebooting that I've seen mentioned in this thread is: Space 1999
 
2012-10-28 10:15:42 PM  
No need to reboot any of those, but a decent western could be intriguing.
 
2012-10-28 10:42:02 PM  

Paleorific: No need to reboot any of those, but a decent space western starring Bruce Campbell could be intriguing.


FTFY
 
2012-10-28 10:55:27 PM  

Harry_Seldon: ThatDarkFellow: "Quantum Leap"

[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x169]

It already happened, it was called Journeyman. It was awesome and immediately cancelled. Thanks NBC!

You are never to bring that up again. I believe the cancellation of Journeyman was the "jump the shark" moment for scripted broadcast network television shows.


I was about to say the same thing. That cancellation and the craptacular Season 2 of Heroes (I only go through the first 4 episodes) killed any watching of hour long shows on network TV for me.
 
2012-10-28 11:08:48 PM  
I tried to rewatch Buck Rogers on Netflix. Holy crap does not hold up at all.
 
2012-10-28 11:17:10 PM  

Hebalo: BizarreMan: titwrench: IamKaiserSoze!!!: Quantum Leap and Soap maybe. Let the rest go.


Soap was great. I don't think it could be done correctly if it was rebooted today though.

I agree with you here. Too much of the humor wouldn't be allowed in the PC world of today. Can you imagine Bob saying "Look at the fruit fly" after the devil baby sends Jody out the window?

I can. It's called Arrested Development.


We'll have to get rid of the Seaward.
 
2012-10-28 11:20:41 PM  

OgreMagi: Shows that should be considered for a reboot should be ones with great ideas that weren't done quite right the first time around. Battlestar Galactica is a perfect example of going back to get it right. Buck Rogers would use the same treatment. Loose the cheese factor, make it gritty. Turn Buck into a badd-ass who kicks serious butt, not some disco dancing doofus like in the original series.


I couldn't possibly disagree more. I've been watching the 1970s Buck Rogers lately and for me most of the appeal comes from the neon-tinged disco cheese. That makes it distinctive and interesting. Besides, I think that there is far too much dark and gritty television as it is. It's boring. I want programmes that are bright and fun and ridiculous with terrible costumes and absurd haircuts. Give me more Buck Rogers, more Blake's 7, more 1980s Doctor Who.
 
2012-10-28 11:24:03 PM  

MisterRonbo: They should reboot that series that had William Shatner in it, the one that was set in a different century, headquartered in San Francisco, what was it called?

Oh yeah, Barbary Coast

Use material from the book of the same name (written by the same guy who wrote Gangs of New York). Make it funny, sexy, and include good dollops of action. Who wouldn't want to spend an hour a week in 19th century San Francisco?


Copper. Not San Francisco, but 1860s New York
 
2012-10-28 11:28:49 PM  
The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons
 
2012-10-28 11:39:41 PM  
latimesblogs.latimes.com

Meanwhile, in Ocean Beach........
 
2012-10-28 11:44:11 PM  
epguides.com
 
2012-10-28 11:55:19 PM  

propasaurus:

Copper. Not San Francisco, but 1860s New York


Oh, extremely cool, I will check that out! I recently read "Satan's Circus", very interesting account of the NYPD in the 1890s.
 
2012-10-29 12:04:14 AM  
I always thought The Big Bang Theory was a reboot of Head of the Class.

Plus, please no reboot of M*A*S*H, and was that a cut-out of Guillaume in the Soap picture?
 
2012-10-29 12:15:45 AM  
I want a reboot of MacGyver. Here's the pitch MacGyver now runs the Phoenix Foundation after Pete died in a plane crash. He is also raising his grandson after his son did in the same plane crash. Jack Dalton has retired but his attractive niece Jacqueline runs Dalton aviation. MacGyver's grandson either goes to high school or college but also works for the Phoenix foundation occasionally.
 
rka
2012-10-29 12:34:51 AM  
Manimal.
 
2012-10-29 01:03:23 AM  

noazark: jasonbondshow: Star Blazers, the last being the American adaptation of the Japanese anime series, Space Battleship Yamato.


It's currently enjoying a kick-ass animated series reboot in Japan, as Space Battleship Yamato 2199.

It was also re-imagined a couple of years ago as a decent big-budget (for Japan) live-action SFX film.


I've seen the live action film and that made me yearn for a live action American series. The Japanese film was heavily influenced by Battlestar Galactica, and I'm sure the American series would be too. I would hope they would avoid cheezing it up, though.
 
2012-10-29 01:09:46 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Quantum Leap and Sliders.

Both had rather inconclusive endings


I can't speak for Sliders, but I seem to remember the ending to Quantum Leap being pretty conclusive:
www.quantumleap-alsplace.com
Although I can imagine most fans would gladly let them retcon that ending.
 
2012-10-29 01:16:56 AM  

Apos: A "Buck Rogers"-esque show has already been done:

...and it was farking awesome.


Came here to make a Farscape plea, but I see it's taken care of already.

Yes, it was indeed awesome.

/though I did tire of the episodes where Chrichton was trying to outwit head-Scorpius
//almost bailed after the animated episode
 
2012-10-29 01:18:29 AM  
Quantum Apostrophe:

Greatest American Hero!

Yes yes yes 1000x yes!!
 
2012-10-29 01:24:13 AM  
No show needs a "reboot".
Either come up with your own original idea, or lay down on the freeway until you do come up with one.
 
2012-10-29 01:26:10 AM  
No love for:

www.sitcomsonline.com
 
2012-10-29 01:43:37 AM  

DD44Dostivei: The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons


Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy
 
2012-10-29 01:51:33 AM  
Deadwood.
 
2012-10-29 02:31:23 AM  

AutumnWind: Highlander! I loved that show.


There can be only one


/Connor MacLeod was yummy
 
2012-10-29 03:02:08 AM  
I'd love to see a reboot of The Starlost.

It was a way-cool premise left to waste by a nothing budget and constant interference from the wrong sort of network trash. To see this show given the BSG treatment would be AWESOME.
 
2012-10-29 03:08:53 AM  

Neondistraction: FirstNationalBastard: Quantum Leap and Sliders.

Both had rather inconclusive endings

I can't speak for Sliders, but I seem to remember the ending to Quantum Leap being pretty conclusive:
[www.quantumleap-alsplace.com image 720x540]
Although I can imagine most fans would gladly let them retcon that ending.


Never is a strong word when you are dealing with multiple time travelers rewriting history.
 
2012-10-29 03:14:11 AM  
Reading Rainbow
 
x23
2012-10-29 05:17:37 AM  

Harry_Seldon: It could work....

[www.professorplastik.com image 364x318]



except it will be called Space : 2099 ... and it is already happening.

Why Space: 2099 Won't Be a "Dark and Gritty" Reboot of Space: 1999

- - -

i always thought Time Trax was a rip-off of Quantum Leap. or close enough that i was like 'wait a minute... this seems a bit similar to Quantum Leap.'

the planned season 5 of Quantum Leap sounded horrible. takes place in the future on a moon base or something absurd like that.

Quantum Leap reboot reminds me of "The Invaders" reboot that Bakula worked on post-QL. i actually recently was watching the original "Invaders" and i think a similar premise could still work rebooted. but it really should follow the same formula and that (apparently) isn't possible these days. MUST have a dozen characters. MUST have inane sideplots no one cares about. MUST have a teenager or two on it. MUST be needlessly serialized.

the problem with shows like The Invaders / Quantum Leap / MacGyver / Knight Rider is that networks don't seem to like making those 2-3 core characters traveling around helping a new group of people / persons each week type of shows. i can't think of anything recent anyway.

when they remade Knight Rider it had like a dozen characters and big stupid story arcs that were horrible. the show *eventually* realized that wasn't needed and went back to old-school style Knight Rider for the second half of the season by killing off 80% of the cast. it was actually pretty decent then... but no one was watching anymore.

- - -

Babylon 5 would be awesome. i liked Crusade but TNT kinda dicked that whole thing up. the Rangers spin-off they later tried looked a lot dumber than Crusade ever was. giant floating space hands? do a gymnastics routine to shoot weapons? duuuuuuumb.
 
2012-10-29 08:21:43 AM  

ThatDarkFellow: Harry_Seldon: ThatDarkFellow: "Quantum Leap"

[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x169]

It already happened, it was called Journeyman. It was awesome and immediately cancelled. Thanks NBC!

You are never to bring that up again. I believe the cancellation of Journeyman was the "jump the shark" moment for scripted broadcast network television shows.

Then as a final kick to the balls the lead for Journeyman goes on to play Dr. PTSD on Greys Anatomy.


He is/was/will always be Marcus Vorinus. Any other role is secondary. (But Journeyman was very good.)
 
2012-10-29 09:39:46 AM  

Mugato: 2words1finger: Mugato: blaXXer: They already rebooted X-Files: It's called FRINGE.

I thought it was called Supernatural.

No its FRiNGE, they even referenced "the defunct x-files investigations" in one of the first or second season episodes, kind of establishing that the two shows take place in the same universe.

I dunno, they make a lot of references to The X-Files on Supernatural. It even has the same producer.


I believe that Fringe and X-Files are supposed to be in the same universe and Fringe is actually a continuation of X-Files.
 
2012-10-29 09:50:15 AM  

Marshal805: How about something ORIGINAL instead?


They put out what, 20 new original shows a year? 30? It's not like there is a lack of new ideas out there. Most just suck.
 
2012-10-29 09:58:26 AM  

x23: the problem with shows like The Invaders / Quantum Leap / MacGyver / Knight Rider is that networks don't seem to like making those 2-3 core characters traveling around helping a new group of people / persons each week type of shows. i can't think of anything recent anyway.


Burn Notice.
 
2012-10-29 10:09:29 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-29 10:14:34 AM  

edip1976: ThatDarkFellow: Harry_Seldon: ThatDarkFellow: "Quantum Leap"

[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x169]

It already happened, it was called Journeyman. It was awesome and immediately cancelled. Thanks NBC!

You are never to bring that up again. I believe the cancellation of Journeyman was the "jump the shark" moment for scripted broadcast network television shows.

Then as a final kick to the balls the lead for Journeyman goes on to play Dr. PTSD on Greys Anatomy.

He is/was/will always be Marcus Vorinus. Any other role is secondary. (But Journeyman was very good.)


Is he related to Lucius Vorenus?
 
2012-10-29 10:21:21 AM  
The only thing worse than reboots is television.
 
2012-10-29 11:25:56 AM  
www.tlchicken.com
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-10-29 12:12:54 PM  

wippit: How about these guys?

You can even use any of a number of 'low income' stereotypes.


they did,maybe not intentionaly, but
My Name is Earl is very close to the Beverly Hillbillies.
 
2012-10-29 12:14:21 PM  

Harry_Seldon: ThatDarkFellow: "Quantum Leap"

[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x169]

It already happened, it was called Journeyman. It was awesome and immediately cancelled. Thanks NBC!

You are never to bring that up again. I believe the cancellation of Journeyman was the "jump the shark" moment for scripted broadcast network television shows.


AH yes - the year of shows cancelled before their time: Journeyman (Actually, it's based off of "The Time Traveller's Wife" than it is Quantum Leap, but whatevs...) Flash Forward (that may have been a different year) and Daybreak, which also was a great show.
 
2012-10-29 01:21:29 PM  
Ten options and not one of them is some form of Star Trek? Even set in the Abrams Universe is better than nothing.
 
2012-10-29 03:53:13 PM  
Brimstone. Should have had a longer run.

img2-2.timeinc.net


No, Reaper was not better, funnier, or a remake. It was stupid, get over it.
 
2012-10-29 04:01:48 PM  

snoproblem: I'd love to see a reboot of The Starlost.

It was a way-cool premise left to waste by a nothing budget and constant interference from the wrong sort of network trash. To see this show given the BSG treatment would be AWESOME.


If Harlan Ellison finally gets to replace Cordwainer Bird, I'll watch.
 
2012-10-29 04:09:10 PM  
I wouldn't mind seeing Early Edition remade. Not sure it would work in the midst of today's TV "entertainment," though.
 
2012-10-29 04:51:25 PM  
Wizards and Warriors...

Link
 
2012-10-29 05:46:42 PM  
This list was largely terrible and should feel bad.

Shows that should be rebooted that are not currently Mentioned:

Dinosaurs
The Larry sanders show
Oz
Buffy
Angel
The Flash
Stargate SG 1
7 days
The West Wing
The Sentinal
100 Lives of Black Jack Savage
Xena
Hercules
Duckman
Forever Knight
 
2012-10-29 06:23:45 PM  
Keen Eddie. Probably on a different list of things getting killed too early. Firefly, Better Off Ted , etc.
 
2012-10-29 07:22:22 PM  

karasoth: This list was largely terrible and should feel bad.

Shows that should be rebooted that are not currently Mentioned:

Dinosaurs
The Larry sanders show
Oz
Buffy
Angel
The Flash
Stargate SG 1
7 days
The West Wing
The Sentinal
100 Lives of Black Jack Savage
Xena
Hercules
Duckman
Forever Knight


Holy Crap good list. Though Stargate is one I wouldnt reboot cause the series just ended not to long ago. Give us another team, and another threat and lets go from there.
 
2012-10-29 08:02:47 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: snoproblem: I'd love to see a reboot of The Starlost.

It was a way-cool premise left to waste by a nothing budget and constant interference from the wrong sort of network trash. To see this show given the BSG treatment would be AWESOME.

If Harlan Ellison finally gets to replace Cordwainer Bird, I'll watch.


I remember catching that show as a kid. It creeped me out for some reason.
 
2012-10-29 08:09:43 PM  

yves0010: karasoth: This list was largely terrible and should feel bad.

Shows that should be rebooted that are not currently Mentioned:

Dinosaurs
The Larry sanders show
Oz
Buffy
Angel
The Flash
Stargate SG 1
7 days
The West Wing
The Sentinal
100 Lives of Black Jack Savage
Xena
Hercules
Duckman
Forever Knight

Holy Crap good list. Though Stargate is one I wouldnt reboot cause the series just ended not to long ago. Give us another team, and another threat and lets go from there.


Nah, list is crap dude. The shows themselves aren't crap, they just shouldn't be redone.
I wouldn't mind a continuation of Stargate, especially since SG-U was just getting good finally when it got cancelled and the writers got the whole full retard thing out of their system.

The only ones on that list that I think could use a reboot would be Forever Knight, and 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage, it's been long enough, and the shows are more than a bit dated. The big problem being that even if they started on it today, by the time it came out folks will be over the whole vampire craze that would allow the show to be successful.
Just seeing 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage brings back some memories, that show could have been decent.
West Wing could do with more of a continuation than a reboot.

Buffy and Angel ended not terribly long ago. Let it age more before trying to reboot it.
 
2012-10-29 08:11:14 PM  
I'd want a reboot of Profit but on HBO or one of the other premium cable channels.
 
2012-10-29 08:49:03 PM  
My first list was just 90s show

some 80s shows:
Alien Nation,
Fall Guy
Golden Girls
Hard Time on Planet Earth
War of the Worlds
and Werewolf
 
2012-10-30 12:33:18 AM  
Anybody remember Voyagers!

I'd like to see that back.

Also
Space: Above and Beyond
MASH (But only in a sci-fi setting, maybe as an aside to StarShip Troopers or Space A&B)
 
2012-10-30 08:07:01 PM  

Redwing: I'd like to see WKRP in Cincinnati rebooted


Look for Free Radio, a TV show that lasted I think 13 eps.
 
2012-10-31 10:07:14 PM  

Snotnose: Redwing: I'd like to see WKRP in Cincinnati rebooted

Look for Free Radio, a TV show that lasted I think 13 eps.


WKRP was rebooted already, and gave us Tawny Kitaen outside of Whitesnake videos.
 
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