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Old August 2 2012, 10:23 AM   #1353
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Re: sf/f TV development news - 2012

Hmm. I watched Roots the first time around, but I'm not sure if I watched the repeats. Anyway, it looks like Dr. Strange is not on DVD.

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Here's an interesting article that addresses the same issues we were debating here a couple of weeks ago about remakes as a basic part of creativity, and that explains it better than I could have:
"Why Remakes Are One Of Our Greatest Achievements As A Civilization?" A bit of hyperbole there. Anyway, his points about folklore, while true, are not applicable to individual creativity. His use of Dracula and Buffy make my point-- Whedon did not name the gang after Harker, van Helsing and the rest, nor did he name Angel after Dracula. He created an original concept (also incorporating the idea of upending the scream queen cliche) to embody his ideas. Or do you think Buffy would have been improved by recycling Bram Stoker's character names?
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