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Old December 24 2012, 04:49 AM   #76
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Re: The Twilight Zone being rebooted by Bryan Singer and CBS

Writers are typical liberal, TV execs are usually conservative, especially when it comes to the medium itself. I love stories with a political message as long as, and this is important, the message doesn't overwhelm the story. The original TZ, and for that matter Star Trek, often lost sight of this particular dictum and therefore came across as preachy. Have a point, by all means but don't drive it home with a sledgehammer.
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Old December 25 2012, 01:39 AM   #77
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Re: The Twilight Zone being rebooted by Bryan Singer and CBS

Obviously this is being called The Twilight Zone to capitalize on the original's brand recognition. I don't have a problem with that; the original has been extremely well preserved for a television series from the 1959-1964, and if stealing the name is what it takes to get a sf/fantasy/horror anthology series aimed at adults on the air, so be it.

What this series will need to succeed, of course, is good writing. The UPN version was often mediocre in that regard, and it critically wounded that version of the series, despite the effort it exerted to replicate the original's format.

Hopefully this new series will do what the original did best -- tell a mix of original stories and adaptations of short stories that are suited to the screen. What I don't want to see are many remakes of earlier episodes. Given the availability and excellence of much of the original series, that would be a supreme waste of time.
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Old January 1 2013, 12:53 PM   #78
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^^ Yeah, no remakes.

Christopher wrote: View Post
And I wasn't responding to that part of your post. I was chiming in to agree with your point that recreating Serling would be a mistake -- while questioning whether it would be a good idea to include his original opening narration. (The '80s version just gave us a brief glimpse of him in its titles.)
Well, I agree with that.

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It seems to me that the extremism of the political left is what requires the subtelty of the Twilight Zone to make it past modern "censors". (But stories criticisng the political right (with specific strains) would also be appropriate.)
Extremism in general should be the target and high standards should be the ammunition.
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Old January 2 2013, 03:30 PM   #79
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By the way --- i hope they re-sue the Grateful dead re-imagining of the theme...or at least get inspired by that along with the classic.
I would like to see them use Twilight Zone by Golden Earring. It's got a great sounding instrumental segment that would be perfect.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP05iSzpz94
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Old January 2 2013, 11:09 PM   #80
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That's one of my favorite songs and videos, but I wouldn't use it for a Twilight Zone series.
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Old January 2 2013, 11:12 PM   #81
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Re: The Twilight Zone being rebooted by Bryan Singer and CBS

^ I think it would be a perfect Jack Bauer theme for a 24 movie.
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Old January 3 2013, 04:27 AM   #82
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Hopeful it works but its tough. The original had a lot of classic episodes. Plus.these.days the.twist.ending is harder. Sure it can be do e but when you look.for.a twist ending hard to do. Will need a lot of.top writers
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