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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

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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?

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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.
 
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