Thread: Remaking Retro Shows

    • 11 years 9 months ago
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    I would like to know what people's thoughts are on remaking some retro shows into a new TV show or a movie; is it a bad idea or are there things they should think about before they do it?
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    • 11 years 9 months ago
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    Well they did a remake movie on Speed Racer recently, and i wasnt really impressed with it at all. But if they put more effort and time into it, then ya it would be good to see some classics.
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    terrible idea! especially Care Bears, George of the Jungle, Speed Racer, TMNT
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    • 11 years 9 months ago
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    its a good idea on paper" however its not very offten if ever given the thought or care they deserve' the plots are weak theres no real character development and 90% of remade shows dont even have a badguy who might actually be a threat to someone besides them self.

    in short too much slapstick thats trying too hard to be funny and not enough danger
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    • 11 years 9 months ago
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    I have nothing against a tv remake of a retro show. But it seems to me that with all of the talented people in the entertainment industry both in front and behind the camera, there should be enough creativity around to attempt "original" programming.
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    I think this is very similar to Michael Jordan's return to the NBA (with the Wizards). Seems like a good idea initially, but will probably turn out to be kinda bad. With that said, these shows ended on a good note (at its peak), much like MJ left at his peak (when he was with the bulls for the last time). Leave the shows alone. Bringing them back is taking a risk of ruining them. (i.e. X-Men Evolution, The Batman, etc. etc.) Most likely, they won't match up to the quality of the originals. With that said, to answer your question, no...I think they should leave the shows as they were and do something new, only LEARNING from these original series.
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    Quote by JK_Yoda
    Well they did a remake movie on Speed Racer recently, and i wasnt really impressed with it at all. But if they put more effort and time into it, then ya it would be good to see some classics.


    The thing is that they don't put more time and effort into it. They just slap the old name on their product because A) They can't come up with something original themselves, and B) They expect fans of the older product to come see their new product regardless how much it sucks.
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    Now "He-Man" is an awesome example of a rebooted show and the recent show proved to be kick-ass.
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    if they give it the time and attention it deserves and respect the original cartoon or movie. It would be good to have something come out again. But then it is also good to have stuff that is original but they have not been doing good with that lately either so.....
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    Quote by Greengoblin

    Now "He-Man" is an awesome example of a rebooted show and the recent show proved to be kick-ass.


    100% agreed! I was always kinda "meh" about the old series, but LOVED the new one. Of course, being as awesome as it was, it was doomed... At least they're all coming out on DVD now.

    The new TMNT cartoon is another example of a SUPERB remake (I don't care what anyone says, this is TMNT the way it was in the original comics). Finally we get to see the Turtles the way they were INTENDED to be seen.

    But those are definitely two diamonds in a sea of coal. For the most part, the remakes tend to make people just want to watch the originals again, as the remakes are often pale imitations or half-assed attempts to "modernize" something that should be left alone. Often the APPEAL of a retro movie/TV show is just that - it's RETRO! So you go and try to modernize it, it loses the appeal it had in the first place.

    And for the record, I am sick to DEATH of hearing the term "reimagining" being tossed around for these things lately. It's a REMAKE!!! Stop trying to make it sound better than it is! Sheesh...
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    There doing an A - Team movie for next year.
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    It can be a good idea, with talented enough people and the right vision behind it. Look at "The Fugitive". That's a remake of a TV show from the 60s, and it's a GREAT movie! Not that I put that much stock in these things, but it was nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture. They got the right director, the right actors, the right crew, and made a really thrilling action movie with a brain.

    Or also, another perfect example on TV right now: Battlestar Galactica, a remake of the 70s sci fi show. Okay, this season isn't so hot, but the first three seasons make for some of the most compelling and thought provoking television I've seen in years.

    But again, it's about the vision behind it. Ron Moore took a show that was a Star Wars-esque space opera and turned it into a post-911 morality play in a sci-fi setting, dealing with what we feel when a major tragedy has happened to our people- from the political, military, and personal perspectives. He took a science fiction show and injected it with a level of human drama and asks the questions about moral ambiguity that most television shows never really ask.

    Amazing program, and yet it is a remake.
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    I know I'm a broken record, but I'd love to see Season 3 of Sonic SatAM...
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    Quote by jango52577
    I know I'm a broken record, but I'd love to see Season 3 of Sonic SatAM...


    I don't mind hearing that record again, it's got some good songs. Oh, and I second that. By far the best Sonic show ever, and ironically the shortest lived...
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    porbably not since they always f... everything up.
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    Quote by Mr_Retro92
    There doing an A - Team movie for next year.


    I have a gut feeling that no good will come from this.
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    The Magnum, P.I. movie for next year will probably suck too.

    I guess coming up with new ideas just takes too much energy.
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    • 11 years 8 months ago
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    well, i don't really approve of remaking tv series. TV series that are turned into movies are a little different, but they usually turn out crappy. The only ones i liked were The Addams Family and The Brady Bunch. I really truly don't approve of remaking movies. They should just re-release films if they want to make money. but hey, they're not asking me...
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    Quote by Mr_Retro92
    There doing an A - Team movie for next year.


    I have a gut feeling that no good will come from this.


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    Quote by lorax
    well, i don't really approve of remaking tv series. TV series that are turned into movies are a little different, but they usually turn out crappy. The only ones i liked were The Addams Family and The Brady Bunch. I really truly don't approve of remaking movies. They should just re-release films if they want to make money. but hey, they're not asking me...


    Watch The Fugitive. FANTASTIC movie, and a remake of a TV series.
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