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2013-01-26 01:10:49 PM
Yeah, but if you bring them back, the obsessive fanboys who have memorized every line of dialogue from the original run will break their backs shiatting on the perfectly good new episodes because they aren't the ones they know by heart.

See: Family Guy, Futurama.

Also, Stupid Article writer, MST3K not only has a second life, but two groups riffing... Rifftrax, featuring the final MST3K cast, and Cinematic Titanic, featuring the first season cast.

So learn your shiat, stupid article writer, and realize no one would give up a 2 hour block for something like MST3K anymore, anyway.
 
2013-01-26 03:28:40 PM
10. "Mystery Science Theater 3000"

It went from KTMA to Comedy Central, then Comedy Central to Sci-Fi. Another jump would technically constitute a fourth life.

Also, as FNB said, MST3K still lives on, thanks to its splinter groups.

I'm just happy that The Killing wasn't mentioned.
 
2013-01-26 03:35:42 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: I'm just happy that The Killing wasn't mentioned.


Don't shoot the messenger, but AMC is bringing it back for a third season.
 
2013-01-26 03:35:53 PM
The list is incomplete without Firefly... but I don't know if it's even viable anymore after a decade.  Pushing Daisies was definitely let go too early.
 
2013-01-26 03:42:41 PM
www.sausagenet.com
 
2013-01-26 03:44:25 PM

timujin: The list is incomplete without Firefly... but I don't know if it's even viable anymore after a decade.


You fool!

DON'T LET THEM HEAR YOU SAY THOMG HERE THEY COME
 
2013-01-26 03:55:06 PM
Reaper?
Joan of Arcadia?
Tower Prep?
Adventures of Brisco County Jr?
 
2013-01-26 03:59:20 PM

texdent: Adventures of Brisco County Jr?


OH GOD, YES
 
2013-01-26 03:59:54 PM

texdent: Reaper?
Joan of Arcadia?
Tower Prep?
Adventures of Brisco County Jr?


I loved that show, but Bruce Campbell is too old now.  It would need a new actor who can fill his giant chin-shaped shoes.
 
2013-01-26 04:01:32 PM
alphavilleherald.com
 
2013-01-26 04:03:29 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Yeah, but if you bring them back, the obsessive fanboys who have memorized every line of dialogue from the original run will break their backs shiatting on the perfectly good new episodes because they aren't the ones they know by heart.

See: Family Guy, Futurama.

Also, Stupid Article writer, MST3K not only has a second life, but two groups riffing... Rifftrax, featuring the final MST3K cast, and Cinematic Titanic, featuring the first season cast.

So learn your shiat, stupid article writer, and realize no one would give up a 2 hour block for something like MST3K anymore, anyway.


Not to mention, dumbass article writer, MST3K CAN'T do Transformers or Twilight without paying royalties. There's a reason why MST3K did old movies in the first place. That's why Rifftrax makes a hell of a lot more sense.

As for the rest:

Dollhouse was nowhere near as clever as the writers thought it was.

Fables would only pale to Once Upon a Time no matter how much better it was (because it would be in its shadow, no matter how unfairly).

I HATE that farking picture from TSCC, because ooh, we're going to get viewers by way of side-boob. I didn't hate it, it wasn't appointment TV for me (but then again nothing is, really). Little waify terminatrix? Ugh. Where's the next Lucy Lawless when you need her?

I would like Eddie Izzard back on my TV as I think he's a fine actor.

The rest? Meh.
 
2013-01-26 04:04:04 PM
Sports Night
Six Feet Under
Pee Wee's Playhouse
 
2013-01-26 04:05:54 PM

Klippoklondike: I loved that show, but Bruce Campbell is too old now. It would need a new actor who can fill his giant chin-shaped shoes.


But Bruce *should* dump Burn Notice for a remake of The Rockford Files.

I would watch the HELL out of that.
 
2013-01-26 04:08:12 PM
Alphas.
 
2013-01-26 04:09:29 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-26 04:10:11 PM
And also The Pretender.
 
2013-01-26 04:10:32 PM
Networks don't seem to understand the idea that if you end a series while it's still hot and while it still has material to keep going, you create the buzz that ensures (or helps) any success of future series.

Take "Arrested Development" - three seasons only (to my disappointment) and definitely had material to continue (even with the weird Season 3 storyline)...now that Micheal and George Micheal have gone to..wherever (on the boat), there could easily be the premise of the family "getting him back to help" etc. That was the premise and plot of the entire series!

I don't keep up with "Buzz" so maybe someone could tell me whether all the original actors would be back. I don't know that this show could continue with new actors filling in the main roles (e.g. anyone in the Bluth family).
 
2013-01-26 04:11:14 PM
While I loved Pushing Daisies, they picked the wrong Bryan Fuller show.

/Universe's butt puppet
 
2013-01-26 04:11:27 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Klippoklondike: I loved that show, but Bruce Campbell is too old now. It would need a new actor who can fill his giant chin-shaped shoes.

But Bruce *should* dump Burn Notice for a remake of The Rockford Files.

I would watch the HELL out of that.


ok..I normally don;t get involved with "what if" nerdfests...

but Bruce Campbell as Rockford?
I can totally get behind that.

I would even buy a tv and subscribe to cable.

btw FIREFLY WAS CRAP.

there.
 
2013-01-26 04:11:31 PM
dead like me
trailer park boys
tripping the rift

Didn't read list.
Buzzfeed is on my banned list.
 
2013-01-26 04:12:14 PM
oh yeah, list is fail without Twin Peaks
 
2013-01-26 04:13:04 PM
Honey West?
Search?
Lancelot Link?
 
2013-01-26 04:13:12 PM
American Gothic
 
2013-01-26 04:15:10 PM

loral: American Gothic


Oh God yes.
 
2013-01-26 04:15:11 PM
Let's see:

The Avatar story has been told, let it be. (Legend of Korra sucks) and apart from Sarah Connor Chronicles all the others are just were they need to be.
 
2013-01-26 04:17:47 PM
No SGU? Fark you.
 
2013-01-26 04:18:19 PM

DS1970: Networks don't seem to understand the idea that if you end a series while it's still hot and while it still has material to keep going, you create the buzz that ensures (or helps) any success of future series.

Take "Arrested Development" - three seasons only (to my disappointment) and definitely had material to continue (even with the weird Season 3 storyline)...now that Micheal and George Micheal have gone to..wherever (on the boat), there could easily be the premise of the family "getting him back to help" etc. That was the premise and plot of the entire series!

I don't keep up with "Buzz" so maybe someone could tell me whether all the original actors would be back. I don't know that this show could continue with new actors filling in the main roles (e.g. anyone in the Bluth family).


Netflix is producing a new season with the full original cast. It should be coming out soon.
 
2013-01-26 04:18:24 PM
As I should have known, Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener did my work for me. MST3K was canceled by the (then) SciFi Channel. It had long left Comedy Central. And the movies they mentioned, Transformers and Twlight have already been covered in one of their new incarnations, Rifftrax. I haven't seen the other one, Cinematic Titanic yet.

And yes, bringing back The Sarah Connor Chronicles would have been nice.
 
2013-01-26 04:18:34 PM
Would like a word with this list.

www.tvchannelsfree.com
 
2013-01-26 04:19:18 PM

Six_By_Nine: I HATE that farking picture from TSCC, because ooh, we're going to get viewers by way of side-boob. I didn't hate it, it wasn't appointment TV for me (but then again nothing is, really). Little waify terminatrix? Ugh. Where's the next Lucy Lawless when you need her?


The "super strong fighting waif" is an overused cliché, but when the waif is a robot then the "she obviously isn't strong enough to fight anyone" argument makes no sense. She's a robot, why would she need visible muscle tone? She doesn't have muscles.

Not only that but making a terminator look like Arnold is actually the dumb move. He stands out like a sore thumb. He's supposed to be an infiltrator, making him six foot six and built like a brick outhouse makes no sense. How could he go unnoticed anywhere?
Making an infiltrator look like a slight woman makes far more sense.
 
2013-01-26 04:19:48 PM
Babylon 6
 
2013-01-26 04:21:19 PM
The Good Guys.
 
2013-01-26 04:22:10 PM
Small Wonder?
Manimal?
My Mother the Car?
Automan?
*click*
Oh. Well, MST3K would be nice. (No, downloading MP3s isn't the same.)
 
2013-01-26 04:22:23 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-26 04:24:05 PM
And Earth 2
 
2013-01-26 04:24:27 PM
American Gothic
Boston Legal
Carnivale
Deadwood
Firefly
Jericho
Last Resort
T:SCC
Twin Peaks
 
2013-01-26 04:24:35 PM

Haliburton Cummings: btw FIREFLY WAS CRAP.

there.


yes. yes it was.
 
2013-01-26 04:24:59 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: timujin: The list is incomplete without Firefly... but I don't know if it's even viable anymore after a decade.

You fool!

DON'T LET THEM HEAR YOU SAY THOMG HERE THEY COME


Oh for God's sake, just do an animated series. Have it on Cartoon Network or Fx.
 
2013-01-26 04:25:02 PM

wholedamnshow: Would like a word with this list.

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Totally.

"Better Off Ted" was brilliant. It should've been a HUGE hit.

Still, there's something to be said for "dying young". We didn't have to watch it get old and stale.
 
2013-01-26 04:27:16 PM
TSCC was awesome. Dragged a little during the 2nd season, but it picked itself up. I was very happy they minimally used the "termi-flavor of the week" like I Initially feared.
 
2013-01-26 04:28:01 PM

wholedamnshow: Would like a word with this list.

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So much this!
 
2013-01-26 04:28:49 PM

Leader O'Cola: American Gothic
Boston Legal
Carnivale
Deadwood
Firefly
Jericho
Last Resort
T:SCC
Twin Peaks


Last Resort should have gone the AHS and make this season a standalone story, and come back each season with a different story but same cast.
 
2013-01-26 04:29:23 PM
Also, THE TICK.
 
2013-01-26 04:29:44 PM

Flint Ironstag: The "super strong fighting waif" is an overused cliché, but when the waif is a robot then the "she obviously isn't strong enough to fight anyone" argument makes no sense. She's a robot, why would she need visible muscle tone? She doesn't have muscles.

Not only that but making a terminator look like Arnold is actually the dumb move. He stands out like a sore thumb. He's supposed to be an infiltrator, making him six foot six and built like a brick outhouse makes no sense. How could he go unnoticed anywhere?
Making an infiltrator look like a slight woman makes far more sense.


Sorry, I'm never going to get tired of the ass kicking waif. If I want to watch a hard ass chick I'll watch female wrestling.

As for Arnold, I figured he was an older model that required a larger endoskeleton so he needed to be bigger to cover it.
 
2013-01-26 04:31:51 PM

Klippoklondike: I loved that show, but Bruce Campbell is too old now.  It would need a new actor who can fill his giant chin-shaped shoes.


So you would want it to be The Adventures of Brisco County Jr, Jr?
 
2013-01-26 04:32:35 PM
 
2013-01-26 04:33:21 PM

qsblues: Haliburton Cummings: btw FIREFLY WAS CRAP.

there.

yes. yes it was.


Eh. I just finished watching the entire show and the movie for the first time. I was kind of impressed. I didn't think it was great enough to sustain the cultish fascination with it, but I do think it should have gone on another season or two. I enjoyed the snappy writing and the idea that a sci-fi show could have humor in it. And it had Jewel Staite in it.

Some drawbacks, though:

1) several of the episodes did little to continue the main story arc and were, really, kind of pointless
2) the character of Inarra was almost equally pointless, and existed pretty much for Mal to pine for when the script called for it
3) the "Western" thing, with the music and the settings, were pretty much overdone. Hard to believe that all terraformed planets on the outer rings are going to look the same

As far as the movie goes, I enjoyed it far more than the show: it was focused, tightly plotted, and moved well from one point to the next. A few of the plot pieces were a little silly--Wash's death, for instance--and the resolution for River was REALLY forced (she was traumatized by the gas, but then they operated on her? When did she become a weapon? After she was traumatized?)

Still, I don't think Firefly sucks or that it was a waste of time, nor do I think it was a show deserving of being remembered forever and ever. It was good, with some flaws.
 
2013-01-26 04:34:43 PM

Kyosuke: Sports Night
Six Feet Under
Pee Wee's Playhouse


Six Feet Under had one of the finest last 10 minutes ever on TV in its series finale.
 
2013-01-26 04:36:14 PM
Firefly had a second chance. It bombed.
 
2013-01-26 04:41:13 PM
Wonderfalls.

That is about the only show I can think of that lasted less than a season that I would like to see back for more. I haven't watched my dvd since it first came out so I am not sure if feeling that way is still warranted but I do know I really enjoyed it at the time.
 
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