What properties or shows are you surprised nobody has rebooted?

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  1. DigificWriter

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    People can talk about whatever they want.

    It doesn't mean that their conversations are based in legitimacy or that I have to accept the illegitimacy of said conversations.

    Also, insisting that the meanings of words matter isn't 'gatekeeping'.
     
  2. wayoung

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    You're arguing that you don't have the accept the legitimacy of someones opinion on the Knight Rider franchise because words have meaning? :lol:

    I went to three different dictionary sites, all definitions of a reboot include reviving and refreshing old products/franchises under the term reboot. Maybe it's just you that's using the word wrong? :wtf:

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    something, especially a series of films or television programs, that has been restarted or revived.
    "British television had a big hit with the reboot of Doctor Who"
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  3. JD

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    Yeah, all it really means is that the franchise is being restarted, whether the continuity is intact or not has nothing to do with it. Which is why I always like to specify if it's a clean slate or a continuation.
     
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  5. theenglish

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    According to Wikipedia the term reboot as applied to fiction has a first recorded use in a Usenet group in 1994. And any of the big dictionaries I found on line, as well as the Wikipedia equate the term with "restart".
     
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  6. Trek Survivor

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    As long as it's the original cast (sadly without Robert Vaughn) I would love a reboot/ continuation of "Hustle".

    SeaQuest DSV (only ever saw season 1 but really enjoyed it!)

    M.A.S.K as a movie could be spectacular.

    The A Team (back as a TV series)

    Maid Marian and Her Merry Men (I have heard Tony Robinson might be working on something...)
     
  7. Nerys Myk

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    Quark. With all the SciFi happening these days a show like Quark is needed!
     
  8. E-DUB

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    Going way back for these two: "The Invaders" and "The Immortal". For those who don't remember them, the first was the story of an architect who discovers that there are aliens on Earth trying to take over. "The Immortal" was about a man whose blood rendered him immune to aging and disease. This immunity was transferable, on a temporary basis, by transfusion. This made him much sought after by old rich guys.
     
  9. Gingerbread Demon

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    No one's done any of the other Irwin Allen shows like Time Tunnel or Land Of The Giants, but not sure how you could do the latter one and make it have any logic.

    1000 times yes this would be so much fun if they did it properly and did it justice. The original was great but never given a chance.
     
  10. Qonundrum

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    I'd say "Knight Rider" except that one's been rebooted until the reset button broke, and each time they didn't notice what made the original work to begin with.

    "My Mother the Car" is worthy of an attempt. The idea is comedic and sufficiently off-the-wall-bonkers enough in potential, and they could have more than one relative stuffed into the car. Heck, the premise is more timeless than "Knight Rider" ever could be, and KR remains watchable mostly due to the sincerity and screen chemistry/appeal of the actors treating the show just right. But MMtC - does a reboot mandate a car? Why not a house? RV? Mobile home would be the best of both worlds in terms of keeping the progenitor as a reboot and not an influence...?

    "Captain Nice" would be perfect as it's a parody of superhero films, which are all the rage in ways they weren't in the mid-1960s. It was ahead of its time. It starred William Daniels (the voice of KITT from Knight Rider too!)

    "Quark" was also much ahead of its time in the late-70s... and influential for other shows, but no actual reboot has yet been attempted. It would need a few changes, though the parody and riffing of sci-fi elements did work...
     
  11. Jayson1

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    Gilligan's Island. Go for comedy and just have fun with the concept.


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  12. wayoung

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    I'm honestly surprised this hasn't been done again.

    In a half related note I re-watched the 90's Brady Bunch a month or so ago on Netflix. I hadn't seen it since I was a kid. It was really funny.
     
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  13. Captaindemotion

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    It’s brilliant and so was the sequel
     
  14. Jayson1

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    I also loved the 90's Brady Bunch movies. I believe their is a third one as well that was direct to video or something and some of the kids are different but Gary Cole and Shelly Long were both back.

    Jason
     
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    Talking Quark put me in mind of this, maybe with all the private space stuff these days they could bring back Salvage-1.

    Probably the one that surprises me most that they never exploited more was Big Trouble in Little China though I guess The Rock is involved in some kind of re**** though I haven't heard too much on that yet. Not the first guy who would come to mind for me.
     
  16. Owain Taggart

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    Yeah, they really did a great job with those movies, in an era when most revivals were straight out genre-twists from their original properties, such as Starsky & Hutch. The Brady Bunch movies stayed fairly true to the original.

    Yeah, this one is surprising. Beyond some TV movies featuring the original cast and a bad reality TV show, there hasn't been much done with the property. I do remember watching a drama years ago about the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding the show, which was interesting. The show was super campy, but it's what makes it so ripe for something like a new movie.
     
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  17. wayoung

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    The Starsky and Hutch movie was a decade after The Brady Bunch.
     
  18. Owain Taggart

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    Was it? It all starts to blend together, because there were so many of these kinds of revivals in the 90's and early 2000's. Anyway, I don't think it matters so much, as it only served to contrast.
     
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  19. wayoung

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    Sure, was just saying they were a different bunch of remakes. The Brady Bunch movie came out with the early 90's remakes, along with The Beverly Hillbilly's & The Adams Family. Starksy and Hutch was one of the 2000's Stiller/Apatow/Ferrell/Todd Phillips "Frat Pack" movies.
     
  20. Captaindemotion

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    I thought Starsky & Hutch should’ve copied the Brady Bunch Movie’s premise of having the main characters stuck in the 1970s, while everyone else was in the modern day.