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Old May 18 2009, 07:13 AM   #1
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Failed reboots/remakes?

We all know nuBSG and Abrams Trek are successful reboots. But what reboots/remakes are major disappointments, both television and movies?
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Old May 18 2009, 07:17 AM   #2
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Knight Rider, Bionic Woman
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Old May 18 2009, 07:29 AM   #3
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I actually liked Tim Daly's version of The Fugutive, but it only lasted one season, ended on a cliffhanger, and some show called CSI it was paired with stole its thunder.

With movies, there's the current trend of remaking every single horror movie ever made.

Also... Rollerball, The Stepford Wives, Bewitched, Death Race, The Dukes of Hazzard, Scooby-Doo, The Mod Squad, Inspector Gadget, Lost in Space, The Avengers, I'm guessing Land of the Lost will end up in this category too.
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Old May 18 2009, 08:33 AM   #4
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Dragnet...hmm this game is sort of fun
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Old May 18 2009, 09:24 AM   #5
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Lyon_Wonder wrote: View Post
We all know nuBSG and Abrams Trek are successful reboots. But what reboots/remakes are major disappointments, both television and movies?
You are assuming of course, that many of us don't find RDM's final clusterfuck to be an insult to our intellect.

I haven't seen Trek XI so, I don't know if that is a fuck up or not.
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Old May 18 2009, 09:54 AM   #6
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Dark Shadows, Night Stalker, Flash Gordon.

On a creative, artistic level, I can't think of a single reboot that has been successful; which is why reboots are a singularly bad idea.
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Old May 18 2009, 12:16 PM   #7
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Wait six months and we can add V to the list.
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Old May 18 2009, 05:43 PM   #8
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RJDiogenes wrote: View Post
Dark Shadows, Night Stalker, Flash Gordon.

On a creative, artistic level, I can't think of a single reboot that has been successful; which is why reboots are a singularly bad idea.
I was gonna mention Night Stalker which I actually thought was getting better each episode.
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Old May 18 2009, 06:11 PM   #9
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Day the Earth Stood Still (remake)
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Old May 18 2009, 06:48 PM   #10
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The New Professionals?

Never seen it, but I hear it did badly.
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Old May 18 2009, 07:16 PM   #11
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Master of Tarquin Hill wrote: View Post

You are assuming of course, that many of us don't find RDM's final clusterfuck to be an insult to our intellect.

I haven't seen Trek XI so, I don't know if that is a fuck up or not.
The topic is not stuff we like/don't like. It's what's not been successful.
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Old May 18 2009, 07:47 PM   #12
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Carpe Occasio wrote: View Post
Day the Earth Stood Still (remake)
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The topic is not stuff we like/don't like. It's what's not been successful.
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Old May 18 2009, 08:43 PM   #13
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Lost in space. TERRIBLE!
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Old May 18 2009, 09:08 PM   #14
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Planet of the Apes

Wild Wild West

The Dukes of Hazard

Various attempts at remaking Bonanza
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Old May 18 2009, 09:26 PM   #15
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Poseidon
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Alone in the Dark
Sonic the Hedgehog
Any Atari game with the number 2000 in the title
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