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What SciFi Should Get the Reboot Treatment Next?

ScuttleMonkey posted more than 4 years ago | from the so-much-firefly-love dept.

Sci-Fi 922

Not long ago Wired ran their own list of which SciFi (not SyFy!) shows were in need of another go 'round in this era of the reboot. Well, it looks like many fans had their own opinions resulting in another list of reboots including everything from Firefly (please?) to The Outer Limits. Which SciFi stories could use the breath of life, and which ones might actually succeed it getting it?

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Blakes 7 (5, Interesting)

WED Fan (911325) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726580)

Blake's 7. I was in the USAF for the final 2 series. Incredible characters and stories. Horrible sets.

Re:Blakes 7 (1)

Blakey Rat (99501) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726744)

That's a good one. Imagine Blake's 7 with a *actual budget*.

Re:Blakes 7 (5, Funny)

Botched (1314867) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726818)

Vila: "Where are all the good guys?" Blake: "You may be looking at them." Avon: "What a depressing thought." And the best ending a show could ask for!

Re:Blakes 7 (4, Insightful)

TheRaven64 (641858) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726918)

My thought too. A great premise, good script writing, terrible acting and terrible sets. Blake's 7 with some decent actors and a budget would be great. As long as they don't try to make them into 'good guys'. The great thing about Blake's 7 was that, from a certain perspective, it was about a bunch of terrorists and thieves. From another, it was about a bunch of heroic rebels. Most of the time, the truth was somewhere between the two.

Re:Blakes 7 (3, Interesting)

ByOhTek (1181381) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726930)

I read recently that BBC is actually considering a reboot of that one, but at the moment I can't find a reference - so it was probably word of mouth. If not, I agree, that definitely needs a reboot. I remember watching that one after Dr. Who on PBS and loved it.

It certainly fits better than too many shows on that list that are too recent to be in reboot country IMO. Babylon 5 is definitely the most recent I would put in the reboot category. Firefly was nice, but if they can get the money to complete the movies, it doesn't need a reboot.

Others are just way too recent IMO (Roswell, Lexx).

Re:Blakes 7 (1)

s0litaire (1205168) | more than 4 years ago | (#30727004)

Think it was SKY TV in the UK had bought the TV rights and was doing a script! But that was a good +5 years ago!

I hope it does eventually come out of Development Hell and get on screen!

against a dark background (2, Interesting)

mjwalshe (1680392) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726600)

do a BSG style multi season show based on against a dark background by Banks

Re:against a dark background (1)

tylersoze (789256) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726628)

Naw, I'd prefer they do a show set in his Culture universe.

Re:against a dark background (1)

Wyatt Earp (1029) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726842)

Against a Dark Background would lend itself to TV more than Culture, I think. Limited scope, it'd make a good fusion of Firefly and BSG.

Who to play Sharrow though?

Re:against a dark background (1)

mjwalshe (1680392) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726952)

yes and it is similar in tone to BSG which would make it an esier sell. I think Jacqueline Samuda (Nirti in Stargate) has the dark hair and the smoldering exotic looks that would work.

Re:against a dark background (1)

Botched (1314867) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726862)

Alastair Reynolds would get better ratings for far-future stuff. I'm not sure the TV community is ready for 'humans are pretty useless, but we keep them around for fun'.

Reboot should get a Reboot! (5, Insightful)

SirDrinksAlot (226001) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726608)

Reboot should get a Reboot!

That was a great cartoon.

Maybe C.O.P.S too! Fighting crime in a future time!

Re:Reboot should get a Reboot! (2, Funny)

dgatwood (11270) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726734)

Futurama. Think about Futurama reimagined in a younger, edgier style.

Fry: Chill, Hube. I'm like translating as fast as I can.
Leela: I'm so sick of being treated like some kind of object to be worshipped. I'm a real person with real feelings.
Young Zoidberg: You know, I don't think Mitchell likes me any more.
Leela: I'm pregnant.

[Everyone]: No.

With apologies to Stargate.

Re:Reboot should get a Reboot! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30727072)

Reboot did reboot. It was the original series finale. Great show.

Why Firefly? (5, Insightful)

jandrese (485) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726614)

What part of Firefly do you think needed a reboot? The whole point of these reboots is to drop the decades of cruft that have dogged down a series and made it impossible to create anything new thanks to all of the baggage. Firefly has a (too) short lived TV run and a movie. There's not really any baggage to drop.

The only thing I'd change is the dumbass execs that cancelled it before its time.

Re:Why Firefly? (1)

Drummergeek0 (1513771) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726706)

Seconded, I think Firefly needs a new show, based on the original with a bigger budget. Think ST:TNG to ST.

Re:Why Firefly? (2, Interesting)

spamking (967666) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726716)

What part of Firefly do you think needed a reboot? The whole point of these reboots is to drop the decades of cruft that have dogged down a series and made it impossible to create anything new thanks to all of the baggage. Firefly has a (too) short lived TV run and a movie. There's not really any baggage to drop. The only thing I'd change is the dumbass execs that cancelled it before its time.

I'll second this . . . Firefly was canceled it way to soon. If Stargate can live on like it is why can't Firefly?

Re:Why Firefly? (1)

FlyingBishop (1293238) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726860)

If they're going to do to Firefly what they did to Stargate, I'll pass.

Re:Why Firefly? (1)

DutchUncle (826473) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726782)

I assumed it meant "restart/continue" Firefly, not redo it from scratch. It would have been nice if the "government experiments on its own people" story crammed into "Serenity" had been a season's story arc, like it was probably designed to be.

Re:Why Firefly? (4, Interesting)

LoyalOpposition (168041) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726812)

The part that needs to be eliminated in the reboot is the movie. I want to see a series that includes Wash and Sheppard Book.

-Loyal

Re:Why Firefly? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30726848)

Reboot? I'd take any excuse to see new Firefly. Or if reboot means that not all the same actors are available, then that'd be okay too. Or even if it's a spin off on another part of the universe, perhaps involving an obscure character like Badger - pretty much every bit of that show was pure win.

Re:Why Firefly? (1)

interkin3tic (1469267) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726850)

Firefly has a (too) short lived TV run and a movie. There's not really any baggage to drop.

The only thing I'd change is the dumbass execs that cancelled it before its time.

See, that's what would be rebooted. The short lifespan and the execs would be booted. With a bladed boot. Into a volcano.

Even if we don't restart the show, I'd like to see them get kicked into a volcano.

Re:Why Firefly? (1)

Lisandro (799651) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726858)

Not reboot. I'd just LOVE to see the series continued. The movie kinda sealed the story shut, but still, that show was killed way before it was due.

Bring back Firefly. Please. Pretty please!

Why Firefly? Here's why... (3, Insightful)

IBitOBear (410965) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726892)

That and un-kill Wash and Sheppard Book.

Oh, and get rid of the whole Miranda bullshit. The people who ply the lanes of space would neither "overlook" nor "forget" an entire main planet over the course of less than 20 years. Nor could such a thing be hidden as, outer-most or not, it would show up on everybody's orbital computations as a huge perturbation in their plots. Let alone one ten-year-old with binoculars.

Oh yea, and drop that whole "all the planets orbiting one sun" nonsense since it isn't workable. Miranda would have been frozen ice-ball _or_ the "inner planets" would be molten slag.

Don't get me wrong, I loved the show. The movie needs to be declared out-of-cannon before the series would be workable.

I could have come up with a better "reason for the reavers" in my sleep. The original one from the series (mental erosion from facing the emptiness of space etc) was good enough. Hell, the movie contradicted the series directly. If the Pax caused reaverdom, the the episode where the one guy got tortured and became a reaver himself woudln't have worked unless the reavers carry a supply of the otherwise secret Pax around and deliberately pre-expose potential recruits to it before deciding who to kill, rape, and eat (in that order, if you're really lucky).

So yea, it needs a reboot.

Firefly was already a reboot (1)

name_already_taken (540581) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726904)

Firefly was already a reboot of Blakes 7 - although perhaps unintentionally, but it was almost as similar to Blakes 7 as RDM's Battlestar was the the original Battlestar.

Paul Darrow, who played Kerr Avon on Blakes 7 has said that he thought that Firefly was basically an updated version of that show.

Firefly doesn't need to be rebooted, it just needs to go back into production and be picked up by someone.

Re:Why Firefly? (1)

TheRaven64 (641858) | more than 4 years ago | (#30727018)

FireFly probably couldn't be brought back as a direct continuation. The River story arc was basically finished by the film and I doubt that you'd get the same cast back. You could, however, set another show in the same universe (and tidy up the 'I don't know the difference between a galaxy and a star system' bug in the original), with a similar setting. Another small crew of people doing mostly legal things on the edge. There were a lot of hints that Book had an unexplored backstory. Setting it around a character with the same background as him (whatever it was) would be a nice way of tying it to the original.

How about something new? (3, Insightful)

Gothmolly (148874) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726616)

I'd rather see the nice old b&w Twilight Zones, grainy old BSG, the 1 or 2 seasons of Firefly, than ALL NEW DISNEY PIXAR TWILIGHT ZONE 3D ON ICE !!eleventy!!!

Lets get some NEW stuff - the enjoyment from the show should come from the plot/characters/message rather than the latest special effects or rehashes of To Serve Man.

Re:How about something new? (4, Insightful)

houstonbofh (602064) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726736)

The problem isn't the new shows, or the old shows. It is production companies that aren't really SciFi fans... There have been lots of good things dropped after one season because the producers did not understand the product or the market.

Re:How about something new? (1)

pete-classic (75983) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726804)

Did you see Moon? First real Sci-Fi movie I've seen in years. Can anyone else recommend some reasonably novel, recent Sci-Fi movies?

Also, it seems REALLY soon to be talking about rebooting Firefly.

-Peter

Re:How about something new? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30726878)

Lets get some NEW stuff - the enjoyment from the show should come from the plot/characters/message rather than the latest special effects or rehashes of To Serve Man.

There's no new stuff. Everything new is the well forgotten old.

Re:How about something new? (5, Insightful)

PapayaSF (721268) | more than 4 years ago | (#30727016)

Rather than remake something, or have some ignorant Hollywood producer create some new but clichéd and/or stupid story, why not go look to the great science fiction writers and put them on the screen (suitably updated)? Now that special effects are no longer any sort of obstacle, how about something based on Cordwainer Smith's stories of the Underpeople? E.E. Smith's classic Lensman series? Why not a TV series based on Pohl's Heechee stories? Maybe an Iain Banks novel, as someone mentioned above. How about Heinlein? Asimov? Charles Stross? Larry Niven? Keith Laumer's Retief (sort of a tongue-in-cheek James Bond-ish diplomat dealing with various troublesome alien species) could be huge, and there are enough stories for a dozen films. Any sf fan could list more.

It's annoying when all Hollywood seems to consider is remakes, "original" stories that aren't often good science fiction, and maybe things by Philip Dick. There are literally hundreds of great sf stories that could make fine films and TV series.

The Matrix and Highlander (2, Insightful)

oldspewey (1303305) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726620)

Because the original set of sequels did so much damage to the original (awesome) films, that a series reboot could go nowhere but up.

How about none? (5, Insightful)

Dirtside (91468) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726622)

How about none? There's a million* SF ideas out there that have never gone much beyond the printed word. Why do we have to keep rebooting old franchises? How about turning the Vorkosigan saga into a miniseries? Or something by Cory Doctorow or Charlie Stross, if you want to be a little more up-to-the-minute? How about a miniseries based on Hyperion, or A Deepness in the Sky?

Or even just forget about things that have already been written -- commission Doctorow or Stross (or someone) to create a TV miniseries based on new SF material.

* Not precisely 1 million.

Re:How about none? (1)

frogzilla (1229188) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726746)

I agree. Forget replaying the old. Let's see some new stories.

Re:How about none? (2, Insightful)

0racle (667029) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726780)

Seriously, this. How about trying something new.

Is This What They Mean By "Mash-Up Culture"? (2, Insightful)

RobotRunAmok (595286) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726838)

The mind boggles: We are reading an article about another article about which TV Shows should be re-done. Is there not one self-respecting Creator of Original Stuff left? Is this why Young People Today are so angry about the length of copyright?

Re:How about none? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30726876)

Or something by Cory Doctorow or Charlie Stross, if you want to be a little more up-to-the-minute?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Cory Doctorow?!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Nice try Charles (1)

Botched (1314867) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726896)

We all know you post here!

Re:How about none? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30726910)


Dude, Hollywood doesn't work with imagination, they rehash the same old shite over and over.

Re:How about none? (4, Interesting)

CRCulver (715279) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726920)

How about a miniseries based on Hyperion

I was recently reflecting on Simmons' Hyperion [amazon.com] myself, as I read it several times in my teens. I know there's long been talk of making a film or television adaptation of it, but I now see a number of obstacles to trying to bring this book to a more mainstream audience. One is that it's just a bit too nerdy. I mean, one of the major structural points of the book is the life of the early Romantic poet John Keats, and people want explosions instead of sensitive young men who write verse. Also, the subplot of the cruciform or the Jewish man drawn to sacrifice his daughter might offend religious sensibilities.

Hyperion is a decent work of science-fiction (though I think of it more as a young-adult choice than a universal classic), but it might just not be right for Hollywood.

Re:How about none? (1)

Zocalo (252965) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726966)

Another vote for "none"; there are plenty of books and comics out there just crying out for being made into movies or series. Personally, I'd like to see someone tackle Richard Morgan's "Altered Carbon" trilogy as an after-the-watershed show so they don't have to shirk away from some of the more brutal moments; three movies or a "based-on" series works for me, although the latter might need some work given the need to continually re-cast the actor playing the main protagonist, Takeshi Kovacs.

Why remake a series when they can re-run at least some of the originals episodes if they want to? In fact, for some series I wish they *would* re-run the originals, some of the classic "Doctor Who", "Outer Limits", "Twilight Zone" episodes for a start... Assuming, of course, that the original media hasn't been lost or allowed to perish like happened with some of the Hartnell/Troughton era Dr. Who episodes.

Re:How about none? (2, Insightful)

Kemanorel (127835) | more than 4 years ago | (#30727020)

Can I get a Snow Crash movie or mini-series here?

Twilight zone (4, Insightful)

flogger (524072) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726624)

Well this got a reboot in the 80s with the movie, maybe a re-reboot is in order?

There are too many sci-fi stories out there that need to hit the screen before we get reboots of old ones. Where is? Ender's Game, Antares Dawn, Startide Rising, Fire in the Deep, Armor?

I'd love to see Ender's Game in 3d. "The enemy's gate is down..." and our orientation would switch appropriately....

Re:Twilight zone (4, Insightful)

MightyMartian (840721) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726694)

Where the hell is Asimov's Foundation series? Where is Zelazny's Lord of Light? We have well over a century of science and speculative fiction that has barely, if ever been touched, and yet all anyone can ask for is retreads of Star Trek.

Re:Twilight zone (4, Insightful)

frogzilla (1229188) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726844)

Have you read the Foundation series as an adult? It's not really very good. There are certainly some good ideas but the writing is trapped in the 1950s. It seems really awkward in places and overall (in my opinion) it hasn't aged well. It's nice to have classics in whatever genre but don't live in the past. There is a lot of fine writing now.

The movie and TV business is risky and they want to minimise their losses so they rehash what has worked in the past.

Re:Twilight zone (1)

OglinTatas (710589) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726984)

Sounds like it is ready for the reboot in question, then

Re:Twilight zone (4, Insightful)

MightyMartian (840721) | more than 4 years ago | (#30727070)

I reread it about seven years ago, and enjoyed it as much as I did when I was first read it at 15. Yes, some of the ideas are caught in the "atomic age" notions of the period, but the main plot line, of a Foundation preserving technology in a fading empire, and of a Second Foundation of psychics, along with an extraordinary antagonist like the Mule, well, that's a damned good set of stories. Modernize it a bit, and you're on your way.

Re:Twilight zone (2, Interesting)

pavon (30274) | more than 4 years ago | (#30727078)

I read the Foundation series for the first time last year and I thought the books were very good, up until the "Scooby-Doo" ending of some of them (The Gods Themselves had the same problem). I don't think they would make a very good movie or miniseries though.

Re:Twilight zone (1)

nebaz (453974) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726772)

Twilight Zone got a re-reboot in 2003. It only lasted one season.

Re:Twilight zone (1)

biryokumaru (822262) | more than 4 years ago | (#30727012)

I want to see Last and First Men and Star Maker.

Misfits of Science (3, Funny)

dmomo (256005) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726632)

Oh wait. That'd be Heros.

Maybe (2, Interesting)

daveime (1253762) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726634)

Maybe screenwriters and filmmakers could come up with an ORIGINAL idea for a change. Getting tired of inferior remakes, all they do is cause me to download and watch the original again.

Re:Maybe (1)

interkin3tic (1469267) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726948)

Maybe screenwriters and filmmakers could come up with an ORIGINAL idea for a change. Getting tired of inferior remakes, all they do is cause me to download and watch the original again.

I don't think remaking something inherently means the remake will be bad, I think remakes are often bad because studios decide to half-ass a remake merely to squeeze as much money out of a dead show as they can.

reboots are so 2009 (1)

saiha (665337) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726636)

Lets get some fresh stories.

And the correct answer is... (1)

tylersoze (789256) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726638)

None. Come up with some new ideas already.

Maybe they should Re-Reboot... (1)

PGOER (1333025) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726640)

Startrek. It doesn't seem like this new series is going to go anywhere, or is it just me?

Re:Maybe they should Re-Reboot... (1)

biryokumaru (822262) | more than 4 years ago | (#30727038)

Whoa now, wait a sec. There's a new new series?

The obvious one? (1)

Profane MuthaFucka (574406) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726650)

All Star Wars movies made in the last 20 years.

Farscape (1)

hd6303 (1402037) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726680)

Frelling great show.

Re:Farscape (1)

Dahamma (304068) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726950)

Again, I think people are unclear on the whole "reboot" concept.

Farscape, like Firefly, was a great show, but I'm pretty sure right now all of their fans would prefer that they just continue with new stories featuring the same cast, production studio, etc rather than "reboot", ie recast and tell the same story over in a different way...

what? (1)

drDugan (219551) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726684)

Many of those show I'd never heard of. Significantly disappointed Lexx made but not Farscape. I wanted Farscape to continue.

What I really want is a live action series out of Starblazers - does anyone else remember how awesome that story was, or I am just making a childhood memory better than it really was?

Re:what? (1)

jcaliff (1220366) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726786)

You're in luck. They're making a live-action version of the Japanese original, Space Battleship Yamato. Hopefully it'll be brought overseas.

Re:what? (2, Insightful)

Capt.DrumkenBum (1173011) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726840)

You are seriously "just making a childhood memory better than it really was". I watched it through a few months ago. Honestly it is best left in your treasured childhood memories. For me, Star Trek the Animated Series wins hands down as worst piece of crap that I liked when I was a kid.

Re:what? (1)

frogzilla (1229188) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726886)

I too discovered Star Blazers by accident as a young lad sometime in the very early eighties. It sure seemed amazing to me then but I suspect that adult eyes would view it differently.

Its the writers (-1, Troll)

ISoldat53 (977164) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726718)

Quit letting women write the scripts. Nothing kills a good SciFi like all the touchie feelie crap.

My favorite (1)

inode_buddha (576844) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726722)

"Revenge of the Teenage Vixens from Outer Space"

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (4, Funny)

Artifex (18308) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726726)

Princess Ardala, Col. Wilma Deering, and little robots that want to be your best friend.
What more could any nerd boy want?

Re:Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1)

0x537461746943 (781157) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726834)

You beat me to it. I loved that show as a kid! Beedeebeedeebeep. I did try to watch an old episode of it again with the wife and it didn't keep my attention much.

Re:Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1)

krakelohm (830589) | more than 4 years ago | (#30727022)

Biddy Biddy Biddy.

QUARK (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30726738)

This show needs to be brought up to date.

they should turn 'land of the lost' into a movie (4, Funny)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726750)

maybe anchor it with a hip contemporary comedian?

i'm sure it would make lots of money

The Tripods (2, Interesting)

HebrewToYou (644998) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726774)

...although supposedly a movie is in development, slated for a 2012 release. I think a series/mini-series might be a better fit for the subject matter.

Battlestar; Just the 4th Season (1)

LibertineR (591918) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726784)

Or maybe just the ending?

Suggestions: Kara aint no ghost, but a clone or maybe.....A CYLON, bitches?

Let the President live to set foot on Earth, before killing her off, heartless bitches?

Dont kill the hot black chick via suicide; let her F#$@ her way to an early grave?

Must we RAM the BASESTAR? I mean, really?

Go back to Season 2's "Exodus" for inspiration. Do that shit again!

Re:Battlestar; Just the 4th Season (1)

93,000 (150453) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726970)

As much as I liked D (both her character and her dirty hotness), her suicide was one of the more memorable moments of the series for me. That's not to say that your suggestion wouldn't have been equally memorable, of course . . .

Depends on how the "reboot" is done. (1)

Snyper1000 (987002) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726792)

Please, not another Star Trek. That thing was so awful...If not Star-Trek, totally different names, planets, etc, ok, would have been a great fun movie. Had they stuck with the Trek story, and had the Temporal Integrity Commission go back and set things right, again, great movie. Spitting in the face of the well known Star Trek Story, awful piece of junk. Don't do this to any other good Sci-Fi series, please! (Feel free to do it to bad ones though and make them good. Don't have examples, I don't watch bad Sci-Fi :) )

Silent Running (1)

jsimon12 (207119) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726794)

I hesitate to say it because the original was frankly one of the best Sci-Fi movies of all time but I think the message is still pertaent and as long as they stay true to the original it could be a very good movie to remake.

Max Headroom (5, Insightful)

Mashhaster (1396287) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726798)

The original was prophetic in more ways than I can count, and groundbreaking in many ways while being entertaining. I would love to see what they'd come up with this time.

Re:Max Headroom (1)

s0litaire (1205168) | more than 4 years ago | (#30727090)

Unfortunately we've caught up with the 10 mins into the future of Max Headroom.

It's basically tuned in to "YouTube" where everyone can stream a TV channel 24/7 from their caravan....

lol!! But love to see a reboot / remake of it!

Max Headroom 2: "Max Tube"

A colder war (1)

oh2 (520684) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726802)

Charles Strosss "A Colder War" [infinityplus.co.uk] short story has enough material to drive several seasons of Ctulhu-esque cold war goodness. If you havent read it, do. Does it get any better ? Entities from the abyss, cold war politics and lots of interesting historical characters.

How about Honey I Shrunk the Kids? (3, Insightful)

greenguy (162630) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726808)

I'd love to see that done with darker, grittier feel.

Ringworld (2, Insightful)

foobsr (693224) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726810)

Would make for a couple of life injections [technovelgy.com] .

CC.

Which /. Submitter should take English lessons? (0, Flamebait)

ground.zero.612 (1563557) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726816)

It's pretty sad that people still get this wrong. It seems like a script could be written to prevent you from submitting articles when your title has such an ugly mistake.

SciFi? (1)

bbbaldie (935205) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726832)

When I read OMNI magazine in the 70's, The handle 'SciFi 'was considered gauche. The correct term was SF...

How about Rebooting Reboot? (2, Insightful)

hguorbray (967940) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726864)

A canadian animation that took place initially inside of a game console, although the second series also included the internet. A bit like Tron, but with a richer world inside the computer hardware.

Bob the guardian, his girlfriend Dot and the great villains Megabyte and Hexadecimal.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReBoot

Actually it looks like they are reviving it already, so -asked and answered as they say.

-I'm just sayin'

Re:How about Rebooting Reboot? (2, Interesting)

Quiet_Desperation (858215) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726976)

I'd be happy just to get a boxed set of the whole series on DVD. Some friends and I actually looked into how much it would cost to buy the rights and produce/sell the DVDs. Didn't get very far. :-(

Re:How about Rebooting Reboot? (2, Informative)

kannibal_klown (531544) | more than 4 years ago | (#30727000)

A canadian animation that took place in

I agree on the sentiment...

But it was inside a Computer, not a game console. The "User" just happened to like playing the occasional game.

I believe they said it out right in an episode, plus one day they were all impatiently waiting for a new upgrade.

Then again I could be wrong.

Fun series. They continued via a Comic a little later, but I hadn't heard of a revitalization.

There is only one worthy (4, Interesting)

Quiet_Desperation (858215) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726888)

Far Out Space Nuts

You know you want it.

But, seriously, I agree with others who say "Do something new".

How about some retro space opera? Lensman or Perry Rhodan? Maybe a Stainless Steel Rat series?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry_Rhodan [wikipedia.org]

Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars (1)

jcaliff (1220366) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726894)

I'd love to see something else done with Bucky O'Hare, keeping it true to the comic and with fantastic animation. They can keep the theme song from the original cartoon though, that thing is catchy! BUCKY! Captain Bucky O'Hare He goes where no ordinary rabbit would dare

People of the Wind (1)

argent (18001) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726936)

How about People of the Wind, by Poul Anderson? Make the CGI people REALLY stretch themselves instead of just painting humans blue.

Star Trek, use the last movies cast (1)

Shivetya (243324) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726960)

because the camaraderie of the new crew was leaps and bounds beyond any of the series that followed TOS. While it was not "Trek" for all people it was fun to watch the characters interact.

As for the rest, some must remain as is to maintain the status they had. Babylon 5 (is it really 15 years old?) was great for what it was when it was. While I would not mind seeing new stories based on that universe I don't want to see the old stories again. Part of its allure was the interaction of the characters in the show, G'Kar and Londo, Sheridan and Delenn (even Sinclair and Delenn) let alone Bester. I would love to see the Dilgar War and earth coming of age, that would be great.

1999/UFO. Both were good for their times, but science has come a bit further and more pressing concerns are at home. Unlike distant Sci-Fi they would be a little too close to our age for comfort.

Firefly? No. Leave it or bring it back with the SAME people. Rebooting it would be like, oh I don't know, somehow claiming the original was flawed because of the characters. It was very character driven. Probably why I liked it almost as much as B5 or the new Trek. The SciFi part doesn't have to be amazing if the characters truly are interesting/believable

Re:Star Trek, use the last movies cast (1)

Quiet_Desperation (858215) | more than 4 years ago | (#30727052)

When G'Kar and Lyta Alexander headed out into the galaxy, I thought now *there* is your spinoff series. Two of my favorite characters from the show, and a totally wide open premise.

Space 1999 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30726974)

WarGames (1)

nkcaump (1016816) | more than 4 years ago | (#30726980)

I think you could probably refresh the tech in WarGames and make it infinitely better by updating the cast.

Soylent green is people!!!!!!!!!111oneone (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30726992)

I think they've been trying also to re-make Logan's Run for some time.. which would be ok I guess.

Time Tunnel (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30727024)

Wow...just dated myself on that one

B5: Crusade (2, Informative)

happy_place (632005) | more than 4 years ago | (#30727026)

I always wanted to see this series completed. never happened. and the series had issues, like the music, and the main actor was Mr. Brady from the Brady Bunch movies, but it had potential until TNT execs tried to turn it into "Wrestlemania/Sexromp in Space"... ironically, SyFy channel has since been plagued by the meme of the same execs. :)

Not so much a reboot as a restart (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30727048)

Threshold was one of the best shows that ever got canceled first season. Good scripts and an excellent cast. It even managed to be inventive in a subject that had been done to death. I actually never saw it during it's original run but caught a couple of episodes on scifi channel and wound up buying the whole series. The last episode was a little silly but otherwise it was a solid show.

Jetsons? (1)

filesiteguy (695431) | more than 4 years ago | (#30727068)

I was trying to be funny when I wrote this - as I didn't notice it on the list. However, In typing it out, however, my ADHD mind thought of a million ideas for a realistic comedy based on a robotic future with a working Joe dealing with life as his wife, kids and robotic maid (can we use the word, 'android,' without pissing off PK Dick?) work through various scenerios.

Or maybe we can find a new movie in which Sigourney Weaver can wake up from hyper sleep and then take on some alien presence... ...what? I saw that this weekend?

Nevermind.
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