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Old October 29 2013, 05:05 AM   #31
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Re: So bloody sick of weekly TV reboots

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Every forensic detective show on air is a rehash of CSI. Rehash, reboot, what's the real difference? One's the exact same show with different character names, the other is the exact same show with the same character names.

Unless you're set in the Victorian era like Murdoch Mysteries, which sets it apart.
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Old October 29 2013, 01:37 PM   #32
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The NBC version of PRIME SUSPECT was, shall we say, very loosely adapted from Helen Mirren's take. Grant you, the title's generic in nature. But they explicitly announced it as a remake. And to remake or redo PRIME SUSPECT in particular so soon in the game is laughably insulting.

It would be like an American remake of BREAKING BAD, which will someday happen. Biggles is right in differentiating the Colombian version from the original. It's what the US keeps doing with foreign productions, including the superb Indonesian action thriller THE RAID: REDEMPTION. But when we do it in this country, it's even more insulting.

Thank God Tom Cruise's proposed American remake of LOCK STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS never happened as far as I recall....
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Old November 5 2013, 11:08 PM   #33
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And now there'll be a rerooted ROOTS. Every week, another insult.
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Old November 5 2013, 11:46 PM   #34
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All this and yet no reboot of The Greatest American Hero. If any show is just screaming for a reboot it's that one. Not that I'd be in favor of it, but you'd think someone would be all over that.
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Old November 6 2013, 01:10 AM   #35
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I hope we never see reboots of Lost Saucer or Far Out Space Nuts.
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Old November 6 2013, 03:47 AM   #36
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And now there'll be a rerooted ROOTS. Every week, another insult.
Sounds more like a remake or a new adaptation of the book.
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Old November 6 2013, 08:30 AM   #37
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What I don't get about the whining about reboots is that this is a Star Trek board and TNG was for all intents and purposes a reboot of TOS. Sure, it was set after TOS and had new characters, but at the end of the day it was the same concept slightly tweaked for an 80s audience.
As Star Trek fans, shouldn't we be more open to the idea of rebooting?

Batman The animated Series was also a reboot of Batman on tv and they have been rebooting the franchise constantly, there's Batman show after Batman show and he also appears in unrelated to each other DTV movies DC keeps releasing, they're also currently rebooting the movie franchise.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has also its fourth tv series airing at the moment and the franchise isn't even 20 years old.

But Takeru, those are based on comic books and the tv shows target children. So what? It's all media and entertainment. A good show is a good show and a bad show is a bad show, if it's a reboot or continuation of an old show or an original work doesn't matter at all to me.
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Old November 6 2013, 08:54 AM   #38
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Re: So bloody sick of weekly TV reboots

Star Trek and Batman have numbers stories to tell, there is never a shortage.

Murder She Wrote was around 12 years, are there more stories to be told? The answer is no.
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Old November 6 2013, 09:44 AM   #39
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Star Trek and Batman have numbers stories to tell, there is never a shortage.

Murder She Wrote was around 12 years, are there more stories to be told? The answer is no.
Really? Modern Star Trek was around for 18 continuous years and rehashed storylines were a big criticism of Voyager and Enterprise. You could even argue that Star Trek ran out of new stories in the 60s and Batman has been telling the same stories for decades, so that's not an argument against rebooting or continuing a series.
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Old November 6 2013, 11:09 PM   #40
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I ignore everything that happened in Voyager and Enterprise was only called Star Trek for 22% of it's run, so I really ignore that. :-p
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Old November 9 2013, 01:22 AM   #41
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Re: So bloody sick of weekly TV reboots

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I ignore everything that happened in Voyager and Enterprise was only called Star Trek for 22% of it's run, so I really ignore that. :-p
I thought they added 'Star Trek' to the title at the beginning of season three? That would make it more like 45-50%.

I will not rest until I see a Homeboys in Outer Space reboot!
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