What properties or shows are you surprised nobody has rebooted?

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  1. Owain Taggart

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    Oh, I see. I just meant that a lof of revivals have ended up switching their styles entirely, while ones like the Brady Bunch remained fairly true to it. Turning Starsky & Hutch into more of a parody was not quite what I was expecting, and I feel that's a problem with many movie revivals of older franchises. They end up not being true to the spirit of the originals, which IMHO ends up alienating fans.
     
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  3. JD

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    Gilligan's Island occurred to me too. It's a shame Tina Louise is the last surviving original cast member, since she's the one cast member who is least likely to want to be involved with a reboot.
     
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    Tina Louise: archive footage, uncredited.
     
  5. Owain Taggart

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    ^ Yeah, that's the movie I was referring earlier. I was pretty impressed with the performances and how close to the original actors they looked.
     
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    And please include a hot actress for Ginger and Maryanne. Don't make it too modern
     
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    Because if there is one thing Hollywood is noted for, it's casting unattractive people.
     
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    But what if Mary Anne has glasses?!?!
     
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    *gasp!*
     
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    Hopefully the professor can use the suns rays amplified through the lenses to give her laser eye surgery and thus make her attractive.
     
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    There's a sketch from a movie or something where they rail on about how Molly Ringwald is not pretty enough to be a movie star, and the punch line is "Elvis fucking Presley."
     
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    Hey women in glasses is hell sexy
     
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    I agree. Some of the reboots of shows/movies whose appeal is rooted in a historical era would be better served having the reboot set in that era. If Ben Stiller wanted to parody 70s cop dramas then the movie would have worked better with original characters.

    If we're getting away from SF/Fantasy then Dirty Harry and Spencer for Hire are my two picks.
     
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    And Ginger needs to apply just a little bit of blush, eyeliner, and lipstick.
     
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    There was an attempt to reboot UFO but nothing came of it. I'd love to see one. I'd set it in present day rather than 'ten years in the future' like the original and retool it to take into account everything that's happened with the whole UFO phenomenon since the original show was made such as alien abductions, 'the greys' and government cover-ups.

    I think they made an unsold Time Tunnel pilot which is an extra on the DVD/Blu-Ray box set.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Time-Tunne...&s=dvd&sprefix=the+time+tunnel,aps,171&sr=1-2

    I'd love to see a serious Starsky & Hutch film set in the 70s modelled after films like Bullit, The French Connection and Serpico.
     
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  18. Captaindemotion

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    Oh, I’d watch that in a heartbeat, but obviously a Stiller-Wilson version (which I quite enjoyed) was never going to go down that route.
     
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    I also liked the Starsky & Hutch remake but you know I don't think I ever watched the original. I am seen tons of older tv show growing up but I seemed to skip half of the cop shows. Starsky & Hutch, Mod Squard, Koljak, even the modern stuff at the time like Hill Street Blues.


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  20. Captaindemotion

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    IIRC, they remade Kojak with Ving Rhames. But some shows are so identified with the actor, the character so reflecting that personality, that it’s really hard to put someone else in it. To me, that was one such example. Similarly, I don’t think Steve Martin ever captured Phil Silver’s energy or ability to sell snow to Eskimos in his Sgt Bilko film. Columbo and Jim Rockford might also be examples of the original being so bound up with the actor that it’s impossible to recreate it with someone else (I think they tried to redo The Rockford Files a couple of times, once with Dermot Mulroney, which went to pilot, and once with Vince Vaughn, which never got past pre-production).