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Re: Remake old shows / movies

Postby The Romulan Republic » 2017-03-07 09:09pm

Never seen the show, but from that description, it has a sort of Pirates of the Caribbean-type vibe.
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Re: Remake old shows / movies

Postby Gandalf » 2017-03-08 06:36pm

The Romulan Republic wrote:Firefly, sadly, strikes me as almost un-remakeable for at least a generation, as its die-hard fan base would likely largely refuse to accept a different cast or writers (and using the exact same cast is impossible, sadly, now that the actor who played Book has passed on).


The die hard fan base? All three of them? Provided the remake didn't make Mal a woman or something like that, I doubt anyone will really rail against it too heavily. Firefly is easy to remake as a show because the premise is simple enough, and you could dodge broadcast media to reach a the target audience through online media. Then people can run around calling themselves Browncoats while Fox makes a mint from the merch.

That said, I'd like Whedon out of the showrunner position.
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Re: Remake old shows / movies

Postby The Romulan Republic » 2017-03-08 07:52pm

The thing is, the show does have a hard core fan base... and never had very much broad appeal outside of it, apparently. That's a tricky proposition for rebooting, unless its a very broad strokes only adaptation (which it probably would not be with Whedon at the helm again).

Trying to reach a larger audience through online media is an interesting proposition, though, and one that wasn't really an option back when Firefly first aired. Netflix's "Firefly" has a nice ring to it, don't you think?

And now I kind of want to see Fem-Mal, damn it. :D
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Re: Remake old shows / movies

Postby Gandalf » 2017-03-08 09:59pm

So you did what they did when they rebooted Star Trek. Fuck the "hard core" fans and focus on a wider viewership. When making a consumer product, if the hardcore fans aren't enough to make it profitable then they're not worth the effort to court.

Keep the space western, strip some of the Whedon from it, and it'd probably be a fun show.
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Re: Remake old shows / movies

Postby Darth Lucifer » 2017-03-09 02:04am

I would totally remake one of the sci-fi classics, Logan's Run (1976). And have Michael York play the old guy.

The Warriors (1979) was a favorite of mine and needs a modern makeover. Vin Diesel would be my first choice to play Swan.

Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974-1975) would be cool to see on television once again. I also liked Banecek (1972-1974) as well.

Since remakes are the topic here, I just discovered one of my favorite cop shows, "CHiP's" (1977-1983), is getting a movie. I'd nominate that for a TV show remake also, but a more serious version, not a comedy.
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Re: Remake old shows / movies

Postby Sidewinder » 2017-03-19 11:07pm

I'd like to see a COMPETENTLY DONE remake of 'Beast Wars'. I wonder if Universal is willing to license the designs of King Kong and the dinosaurs from the 2005 movie? Imagine Optimus Prime (NOT Primal) and Megatron traveling to Earth in search of the fabled "ultra-energon," only to be forced into beast modes due to unforeseen effects of Shockwave's attempts to enhance energon, and eventually forgetting they could transform? Millennia later, Carl Denham travels to Skull Island, seeking to capture Kong. Seeing firearms for the first time in millennia, forces Kong to remember his true name: OPTIMUS PRIME. Denham is then shocked to see the "giant gorilla" transform into a robot and- learning English via intercepts of radio broadcasts- initiate First Contact protocols.
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