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(HitFix)   Ten TV shows in need of a reboot   (hitfix.com) divider line 189
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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.

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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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