Exactly. It's all about commerce and fodder, not creativity. New ideas are derived from old ones, like Forbidden Planet
was derived from The Tempest, and that's great; it's even understandable, although usually unnecessary and inferior, to do a remake. But to create an original idea, like Fuller has here, and populate it with recycled names from an old TV series is just weird. He's proven what he can do with Pushing Daisies
, and he should be doing that here-- just jettison all the baggage and be completely original.