CBS, David Mamet developing "Have Gun - Will Travel" reboot

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  1. Enterprise is Great

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    From the everything's getting remade file...
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    I've heard of "Have Gun Will Travel" but I've never seen it but I like Westerns so it sounds cool. Having David Mamet doing it is a plus.
     
  2. Mr. Adventure

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    The original was (is) a fantastic show, quite different from most of its ilk, it'll be interesting to see how this goes.
     
  3. Captaindemotion

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    I like Westerns though I know nothing about the original. I'll definitely give this a chance.

    Remember some years ago the old Steve McQueen tv show Wanted: Dead or Alive was to be developed as a tv show? Guess that's not happening any time soon.
     
  4. Lonemagpie

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    That sounds interesting. I hope they keep the Ballad of Paladin as the theme tune...
     
  5. J.T.B.

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    I'm betting the new Paladin will be darker than the original. Paladin definitely had his dark side, but Richard Boone was too naturally affable and funny to consistently play toward anything like anti-hero territory. I love the old ones (I watch one almost every day) and there's huge potential. If this is done well I could get excited about it.

    Justin
     
  6. propita

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    Hubby had dvr'd some episodes and watched them yesterday. Little morality plays. Ya know the girl's gonna die if he likes her too much. Decent show. Hope they don't go too far from the original. But they will, because modern shows don't have enough time in 1/2 hour of air time to tell this kind of story.
     
  7. BruntFCA

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    Have you ever seen The Tall T or Hombre? Boone could play pretty dark. I do agree that the new Paladin will be darker as the original Paladin was a lot more badass then the other TV cowboys at the time.
     
  8. flandry84

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    /\Agreed,Richard Boone was most effective when playing the baddieIMO.I'm struggling to remember the title of the late-era John Wayne western in which Boone was a pretty unrepentent kidnapper/killer...was it Big Jake?

    Anyway I hope this new series gets off the ground but God knows it will probably end up(as most modern historical series do)a politically correct nightmare.
     
  9. Captaindemotion

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    ^Politically correct? Eh, you clearly don't know who David Mamet is, do you?
     
  10. J.T.B.

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    You're right, I didn't mean he could never play dark. But I think it would have been hard for Boone to sustain that over the course of a series. He could be dark as Paladin, too, but it's hard to think of him as a dark character because he was so good at the joking, banter and comedic episodes.

    Justuin
     
  11. jefferiestubes8

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    Have Gun - Will Travel
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    Have Gun - Will Travel is only in development. I hope the pilot gets a series order unlike last year's Western in development.

    I'm all for the Western genre and think it works better as a 13-episode season rather than a 22 episode season.
     
  12. Rush Limborg

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    David Mamet = Guarantee of Quality. 'Nuff said. :)

    Now PUT--that coffee--DOWN!!!
     
  13. BruntFCA

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    Yep it was Big Jake, he was pretty nasty in it.
     
  14. Temis the Vorta

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    Well it is on CBS. So Mamet will be pulling in one direction and CBS in the other. Whether this show interests me depends on who wins that tug of war and by how much (and on the casting).
     
  15. Harvey

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    I've never seen the original, but I would like to some day. I believe all of it is on Netflix. As has been noted, it's one of the television programs where Gene Roddenberry cut his teeth as a writer (he wrote twenty-four episodes, but was never on staff, contrary to his claim that he was the show's "head writer").
     
  16. flandry84

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    I surely do but you obviously don't know who CBS are.Network television.
    David Mamet or Harold Pinter it doesn't matter.The suits have final say on everything...Have gun..isn't an original Mamet property.
     
  17. Admiral Buzzkill

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    As distinct from the historically incorrect "nightmares" of most 20th century American westerns?
     
  18. Harvey

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    CBS already aired the Mamet-created series The Unit for four seasons. I only ever saw the pilot, but judging from that, I'd say there's a good chance that this will both be dull and conservative.

    Which, come to think of it, will make it like most television Westerns from the 1950s and 60s. Heh.
     
  19. Captaindemotion

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    The UNIT was hardly politically correct, whatever else it was.
     
  20. flandry84

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    TV shows which by and large are still watchable today.