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Old August 27 2012, 01:28 AM   #91
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Re: Disney to Remake/ Reboot The Rocketeer

As far as I'm concerned, they can remake anything they want so long as they do it well. I watched the old Flash Gordon, Crash Corrigan, Buck Rogers and King of the Rocketmen serials as a kid, and I'd quite happily see remakes of any and all of them.

If the remakes turn out to be crap, well, I can forget they exist. It's not like tv channels show the originals every day anyway (perhaps if they did remake them, we might be lucky enough to see an airing of the original). But if they're good, then I get to see those characters again. Which, given tv's apparent reluctance to air those series again (and they were a staple of holiday time during my childhood) is the only chance I'll get to see them.

If anyone doesn't want to see the remakes, they have a very easy option. Don't watch.
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Old August 27 2012, 01:28 AM   #92
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You know, come to think of it, I wouldn't mind seeing a reboot of Commando Cody. Maybe they could remake Zombies of the Stratosphere and convince Leonard Nimoy to make a cameo appearance. (For those who don't know, ZotS was the first time Nimoy played an alien.)
Stranger things have happened. I mean, they convinced Raymond Burr to come back for Godzilla 1985!
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Old August 27 2012, 01:50 AM   #93
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^I'm more impressed that Godzilla vs. Destroyah (the 40th-anniversary movie) brought back Momoko Kochi, the female lead of the original Gojira.
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Old August 27 2012, 02:06 AM   #94
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And, of course, one of the positive side-effects of a successful reboot is that it often gives the original another moment in the sun: "where are they now?" articles, a deluxe new DVD edition, new TV screenings the weekend the remake opens, etc.

Heck, Edgar Wallace's original 1933 novelization of KING KONG gets reissued every time they remake KONG.

And I personally reissued the original Zorro novel by Johnston McCulley when the first Antonio Banderas film opened. That would not have happened if there wasn't a remake to cash in on.

And the Will Smith remake of I AM LEGEND put the original 1954 novel on the bestseller list for the first time in over fifty years! This was good news for Richard Matheson, who was quite happy to have his book filmed for the third time.

I'm sure Dave Stevens has no objections to a Rocketeer remake. Who wouldn't want to see their creation hit the big screen once again?
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I'm sure Dave Stevens has no objections to a Rocketeer remake. Who wouldn't want to see their creation hit the big screen once again?
Unfortunately, Stevens died of leukemia over four years ago.
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Old August 27 2012, 03:24 AM   #96
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I'm sure Dave Stevens has no objections to a Rocketeer remake. Who wouldn't want to see their creation hit the big screen once again?
Unfortunately, Stevens died of leukemia over four years ago.
Oh. I didn't know that.
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