Failed reboots/remakes?

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Lyon_Wonder, May 18, 2009.

  1. Lyon_Wonder

    Lyon_Wonder Commander Red Shirt

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    We all know nuBSG and Abrams Trek are successful reboots. But what reboots/remakes are major disappointments, both television and movies?
     
  2. clint g

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    Knight Rider, Bionic Woman
     
  3. Aragorn

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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.
     
  4. clint g

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    Dragnet...hmm this game is sort of fun
     
  5. The Master of Tarquin Hill

    The Master of Tarquin Hill Commodore Commodore

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    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.
     
  6. RJDiogenes

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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.
     
  7. bigdaddy

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    Wait six months and we can add V to the list.
     
  8. PKerr

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    I was gonna mention Night Stalker which I actually thought was getting better each episode.
     
  9. Carpe Occasio

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    Day the Earth Stood Still (remake)
     
  10. John Clark

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    The New Professionals?

    Never seen it, but I hear it did badly.
     
  11. Starbreaker

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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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  13. miraclefan

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    Lost in space. TERRIBLE!
     
  14. Captaindemotion

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    Various attempts at remaking Bonanza
     
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  17. miraclefan

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    :wtf: They tried to remake Bonanza? I think I rememberd the worst offender, The American REIMAGINEING of GODZILLA.
     
  18. MeanJoePhaser

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    I was gonna say the movie Dragnet was a sequel...but I forgot Ed O'Neil's version.
     
  19. JacksonArcher

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    I hate to admit this given my adoration for the film but I think by large Superman Returns was a pretty expensive failure. I don't even necessarily think it conforms to the "reboot" label -- it was positioned more as a sequel to the previous Christopher Reeve movies than anything else -- but I suspect it was WB's desire to have this launch a whole new series of Superman movies and obviously that ain't happening, so I guess you could consider it a failure on that regard.
     
  20. miraclefan

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    EPIC FAIL, BIG TIME!!:guffaw: