New version of The Twilight Zone to be on CBS All Access

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  1. RJDiogenes

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    I like the vibe on both of those. Although the glove in the first one reminded me a little of The Orville. :rommie:

    That's good. I don't want remakes.
     
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    Nightmare at 30000 feet is reminding me of a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story called The Horror of the Heights, which could be interesting because I always thought it had the makings of a good horror anthology tale.
     
  3. The Nth Doctor

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    Extended trailer:
     
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    Yea.

    Not entirely. It can still be used well.

    Here's the cold open from The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat.



    Thought that Darin Morgan used black and white to very good effect here.

    Loved how this fan incorporated the Twilight Zone theme into it! :techman:
     
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    ... waiting with mucho anticipation here.
     
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    I wish it was Monday already.
     
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  7. RJDiogenes

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    ^^ Brrr. Now I really feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone.
     
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  9. The Nth Doctor

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    Meh. Entertainment Weekly.
     
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    I wouldn't worry too much.

    That article seems to be just another iteration of the tired old cliché that all remakes must suck. Meaning, the author doesn't hate the 2019 TZ because of what it IS, but because of what it's NOT. This crowd simply will not accept any version of TZ where Rod Serling isn't involved.

    I thought it was especially hilarious when the author expressed outrage at the bit in "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet" where passengers on a plane are able to watch the flight crew. What's so strange about that? I remember when you could put on headphones during a flight and listen to the cockpit chatter. And even today, there's websites like PilotsEye.TV which actually show airplane crews mid-flight. So what's the problem? :shrug:
     
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    EW gave the BSG reboot a terrible review in its first season, then ignored it until it became a hit.
     
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    Which is really funny because I consider the first season the best one.

    Like I said...
     
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    OK, now I'm not so worried.
     
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    There have been already some remakes of classic episodes (fan films, to be precise) that are on YouTube (and the recent Twilight Zone radio show remade a few episodes, updating them to the present.)

    Here is a remake of A Piano In The House done by students of Los Angeles Film School directed by Adrian Carr:

    (B&W version)

    (Color version)

    The Twilight Zone radio series
     
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    O RLY? :rofl:
     
  18. Awesome Possum

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    IIRC they basically dismissed it entirely because of character names, refusing to even watch it.
     
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    The first 2 eps are up now on CBS AA. First ep is called "The Comedian" and second ep is called "Nightmare at 30,000 ft". I have not watched them yet since I am at work. Looking forward to watching them later today.
     
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    Nope. Can't do remakes anymore, lightning rarely always strike twice and too many franchises never had such major issues where a remake could do actual legitimate justice by fixing problems*. And it didn't back in the prehistoric days when cartoon character Jay Sherman was saying the same thing in 1994.

    Why not make an extension, sequel, spinoff, or something new where the franchise they like is an influence, but why always remakes when the new show is nothing like the old one except the names but the names are used to get people to watch because of character recognition? Shakespeare could call his favorite story "Skunk and Julie" and it wouldn't be any less interesting. Maybe more, especially if it were made in the late 1980s when the crude garbage bucket talk was the big fad, since people got bored with their pet rocks not talking back. Keeping the cover the same but changing the innards into something completely different, regardless if the changes work or not - which is a separate issue - is that not called "bait and switch"? Maybe that's why some people get turned off.

    "Firefly" was clearly influenced by Blake's 7, right down to lifting actual dialogue from the 1978-81 BBC sci-fi show. But other things as well. "Firefly" quickly made itself its own thing and not just using a bunch of character names out of context. And if the goal is to make new audiences, why use all the names that are nothing more than lures for those old audiences? Spock would point out the illogical level of remakes. But nobody needs to be a Vulcan. Or an android.

    * BSG is an easy and obvious exception to cite and even then changing the format to where the organic species made the robots that killed them didn't (for me) seem as effective as another alien race who did it, got wiped out, and now the robots are on the loose. Not ineffective, but a mild disappointment. The show's first two years quickly won me over, miniseries pilot aside. "The Orville" may have had BSG as an influence but both these shows were influenced by a certain R.U.R. from almost 100 years ago and who knows what inspired and influenced Karel Capek to write R.U.R....