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Reply #30 posted 08/06/18 12:17pm

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EmmaMcG said:

XxAxX said:

i still don't understand why there are so many "reboots" of shows that were done well the first time around. is there no fresh material out there worthy of development?

Reboots are considered the safer option. In most cases they've already got a built in fanbase so as far as getting the word out about the show, half the work is already done on name recognition alone. There are still original shows coming out and as long as the reboots are actually good, then I don't see any problem with them. My most anticipated show, original or reboot, is the Deadwood revival.

Don't know about that. In this day and age they love recasting characters changing race and gender and even making shows darker. With so many changes the original fan base loses interest. The safer option is to do prequels or just continue on with the Story, like the Star Trek series did after the original. Several years ago they brought back Kolchak the night stalker. Was so excited about it but they made it so dark (which the original wasn't) which caused me and many other fans to tune out

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Yeah some reboots do good like the new Battlestar Galactica (I hated it, original was better). I might check out the new lost in space. But like I said I wish they would do prequels or just continue the story.

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Reply #31 posted 08/06/18 12:47pm

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EmmaMcG said:


XxAxX said:

i still don't understand why there are so many "reboots" of shows that were done well the first time around. is there no fresh material out there worthy of development?



Reboots are considered the safer option. In most cases they've already got a built in fanbase so as far as getting the word out about the show, half the work is already done on name recognition alone. There are still original shows coming out and as long as the reboots are actually good, then I don't see any problem with them. My most anticipated show, original or reboot, is the Deadwood revival.

Don't know about that. In this day and age they love recasting characters changing race and gender and even making shows darker. With so many changes the original fan base loses interest. The safer option is to do prequels or just continue on with the Story, like the Star Trek series did after the original. Several years ago they brought back Kolchak the night stalker. Was so excited about it but they made it so dark (which the original wasn't) which caused me and many other fans to tune out


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Yeah some reboots do good like the new Battlestar Galactica (I hated it, original was better). I might check out the new lost in space. But like I said I wish they would do prequels or just continue the story.

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Continuing the story is a reboot. When they recast and change the characters' race and gender and stuff is technically a remake. At least, that's how a BBC executive explained it to me. The new Deadwood, for example, is considered a reboot because it's got the same cast and picks up 10 years after where the old show left off.
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Reply #32 posted 08/06/18 1:42pm

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kpowers said:

Don't know about that. In this day and age they love recasting characters changing race and gender and even making shows darker. With so many changes the original fan base loses interest. The safer option is to do prequels or just continue on with the Story, like the Star Trek series did after the original. Several years ago they brought back Kolchak the night stalker. Was so excited about it but they made it so dark (which the original wasn't) which caused me and many other fans to tune out

c3645ec3707044a5e0a0921254c4d363.pngnightstalker022112-thumb-330x217-84251.jpg

Yeah some reboots do good like the new Battlestar Galactica (I hated it, original was better). I might check out the new lost in space. But like I said I wish they would do prequels or just continue the story.

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Continuing the story is a reboot. When they recast and change the characters' race and gender and stuff is technically a remake. At least, that's how a BBC executive explained it to me. The new Deadwood, for example, is considered a reboot because it's got the same cast and picks up 10 years after where the old show left off.

Gonna have to disagree with that. For the new Buffy they are casting a black actress as Buffy thus calling it a reboot. But I agree with you it's a remake, which I usually don't like. They like using the word reboot a instead of saying remake. Also they tend to say reboot when it doesn't really apply. When the X- Files came back with the original cast they kept calling it a reboot, no it wasn't it was just the next season. Also when they tried to bring Wonder Woman back to tv they keep saying it was a reboot. Reboot of what? Not the Linda Carter series? Clearly it was a remake or just a stand lone story involving a popular character like Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes and so on. No one called Smallville a reboot of Lois and Clark. So they like to throw out the word reboot alot now, sounds "hip" I guess.

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Reply #33 posted 08/06/18 1:45pm

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EmmaMcG said:

kpowers said:

Don't know about that. In this day and age they love recasting characters changing race and gender and even making shows darker. With so many changes the original fan base loses interest. The safer option is to do prequels or just continue on with the Story, like the Star Trek series did after the original. Several years ago they brought back Kolchak the night stalker. Was so excited about it but they made it so dark (which the original wasn't) which caused me and many other fans to tune out

c3645ec3707044a5e0a0921254c4d363.pngnightstalker022112-thumb-330x217-84251.jpg

Yeah some reboots do good like the new Battlestar Galactica (I hated it, original was better). I might check out the new lost in space. But like I said I wish they would do prequels or just continue the story.

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Continuing the story is a reboot. When they recast and change the characters' race and gender and stuff is technically a remake. At least, that's how a BBC executive explained it to me. The new Deadwood, for example, is considered a reboot because it's got the same cast and picks up 10 years after where the old show left off.

I wouldn't call it a reboot if the same cast comes back. I call it the next season. A reboot would be starting all over which is not the case if it's 10 years later.

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Reply #34 posted 08/06/18 4:00pm

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kpowers said:



EmmaMcG said:


kpowers said:


Don't know about that. In this day and age they love recasting characters changing race and gender and even making shows darker. With so many changes the original fan base loses interest. The safer option is to do prequels or just continue on with the Story, like the Star Trek series did after the original. Several years ago they brought back Kolchak the night stalker. Was so excited about it but they made it so dark (which the original wasn't) which caused me and many other fans to tune out


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Yeah some reboots do good like the new Battlestar Galactica (I hated it, original was better). I might check out the new lost in space. But like I said I wish they would do prequels or just continue the story.


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Continuing the story is a reboot. When they recast and change the characters' race and gender and stuff is technically a remake. At least, that's how a BBC executive explained it to me. The new Deadwood, for example, is considered a reboot because it's got the same cast and picks up 10 years after where the old show left off.

I wouldn't call it a reboot if the same cast comes back. I call it the next season. A reboot would be starting all over which is not the case if it's 10 years later.



But that's what a reboot is, by definition. Oftentimes, too often, people mistake what is a reboot and a remake. They're not the same thing. A remake is a new version of what came before. A reboot is a continuation of something which previously ended. The X Files, as a show, was finished. When they brought it back for another season, they "rebooted" it, as in they got it going again. Same thing with the new Deadwood. That show finished years ago but is now being brought back. When you reboot your computer, it's still the same computer. It's just been restarted but it still has all the same parts. Same principle applies with movies/TV shows. Unfortunately, some people, even within the industry, don't know the difference and it leads to confusion as to what they're doing. They initially said that that last Robocop movie was going to be a reboot before the director corrected the press release and said it was a remake and had nothing to do with the original. The new Terminator movie, however, is a reboot because it is actually a sequel to Terminator 2 and the intention is that will reboot the Terminator franchise.
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Reply #35 posted 08/07/18 7:01pm

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good points you all make about the nature of reboots and continuation of a series. appreciate the responses and discussion!

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