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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


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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

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

Count_0: fusillade762: List fails without

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[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....

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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

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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"

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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
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2012-10-28 11:39:41 PM
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Meanwhile, in Ocean Beach........
 
2012-10-28 11:44:11 PM
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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.
 
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