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    Hollywood hits rock bottom and proceeds to dig...

    http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009...a+step+forward


    A reboot of V?


    Man, I am like an attometer from going DOODLER SMASH on these dweebs...

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    I need some highly enriched U-235. I also need some asprin. Lots of asprin

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    Well hold on, Doodler: Hollywood is also set to bring The A-Team to the big screen. Of course they've already done Starsky & Hutch and Charlie's Angels, so why not?

    And to think it used to be considered career suicide for a movie star to appear on television. And now television is the inspiration.

    Next up: The Golden Girls remake (TV or film) I'll bet.
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    I enjoyed the series V. Harmless if mindless fun.

    I always wanted to remake V as a musical
    (sung in the tune of John Denver)
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    Time for the inevitable ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Metricyard View Post
    I enjoyed the series V. Harmless if mindless fun.

    I always wanted to remake V as a musical
    (sung in the tune of John Denver)
    Lizards, on my planet, makes life crappy


    And then they could go out and tour as (wait for it!) V the Musical -- On Ice!


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    Next up: The Golden Girls remake (TV or film) I'll bet.
    Wasn't that what Sex and the City was?

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    After Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame my friends and I were waiting for them to do a musical adaptation of Diary of Anne Frank.

    With goose-stepping Nazis done up in the Guard from Alladin/Gaston From Beauty And the Beast format of cartoon villian. With lots of chin posturing. Maybe in another ten years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDon View Post
    After Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame my friends and I were waiting for them to do a musical adaptation of Diary of Anne Frank.

    With goose-stepping Nazis done up in the Guard from Alladin/Gaston From Beauty And the Beast format of cartoon villian. With lots of chin posturing. Maybe in another ten years.
    And after five years they can tour with Diary of Anne Frank -- On Ice! Not sure how they're going to manage all the members of the Frank family skating on such a small set, though ...

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    I had the vague impression that the guy who came up with the original
    idea for 'V' had a really good idea, but it got trashed in making an actual
    program out of it. I would give it a negative rating for its bad science
    and-- even more unfortunately-- bad sociology.

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    It could be a popular movie in some circles. A significant proportion of the population believe we are ruled by a separate race of beings descended from reptilian stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kzb View Post
    A significant proportion of the population believe we are ruled by a separate race of beings descended from reptilian stock.
    This went over my head. References please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tucson_Tim View Post
    This went over my head. References please.
    The alien lizard-people conspiracy is whacky even by CT standards.

    And, BTW, is that pronounced "vee" or "five"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Theodorakis View Post
    The alien lizard-people conspiracy is whacky even by CT standards.

    And, BTW, is that pronounced "vee" or "five"?

    Nick
    Thanks Nick. It's pronounced 'vee'. I think it's for Victory or Visitors but I'll check . . .

    Link to TV show: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085106/

    I agree with what someone already stated: Good concept - awful execution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kzb View Post
    A significant proportion of the population believe we are ruled by a separate race of beings descended from reptilian stock.
    How many do you consider "significant"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDon View Post
    After Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame my friends and I were waiting for them to do a musical adaptation of Diary of Anne Frank.
    be careful what you ask for...
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7259554.stm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren View Post
    How many do you consider "significant"?
    In statistics, significant means "enough that it is likely nonzero" so one case well-confirmed should be enough!

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    Hollywood hits rock bottom...
    OSCAR/Emmy-itis?
    ...Despite the thrilling win ["African Queen"] and the recognition, Bogart later commented,
    “The way to survive an Oscar is never to try to win another one...too many stars…win it and then figure they have to top themselves...they become afraid to take chances. The result: A lot of dull performances in dull pictures”.
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    We are getting a Father of the Bride remake, we for sure will get some other Marvel DC superhero thing, we were supposed to get an Avatar2, 3, 4 and Avatar 5 we will get West Side Story re-imagining remade or prequel sequal re-boot...Corona delayed Bond so we will probably get another 007 Bond movie released whenever the Covid thing ends?

    9 Million...there is no such thing as rock bottom? Oscars ratings sink to devastating new low with fewer than 10 million tuning in
    https://news.yahoo.com/2021-oscars-r...201223435.html

    Oscar Ratings Are Lowest in History...keep digging...until the next, Rock Bottom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    Next up: The Golden Girls remake (TV or film) I'll bet.
    Starring the latest hot young pop princess as Dorothy and Dwayne "The Rock Bottom" Johnson as Sophia.
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    It seems (according to this thread's date) that Hollywood hit rock bottom 12 years ago. (And I, for one, welcomed the reboot of V.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDon View Post
    After Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame my friends and I were waiting for them to do a musical adaptation of Diary of Anne Frank.

    With goose-stepping Nazis done up in the Guard from Alladin/Gaston From Beauty And the Beast format of cartoon villian. With lots of chin posturing. Maybe in another ten years.
    Hey, good to hear from you BigDon, agreed Hollywood is fading while woke, but other studios fill the gaps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by profloater View Post
    Hey, good to hear from you BigDon, agreed Hollywood is fading while woke, but other studios fill the gaps.
    BigDon's last post in this thread is from 2009!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    BigDon's last post in this thread is from 2009!
    Any news on him?
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    I remain unconvinced by the premise of this thread, which assumes that the idea of the unnecessary remake is new and also that all remakes are unnecessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    Any news on him?
    I heard from him yesterday. He's fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    I heard from him yesterday. He's fine.

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    The trend of remaking old TV dramas as goofy slapstick comedy films is a trifle overdone already. Put it to bed.

    The V remake was quite different from the original series, with the "surprise" twist already a well known pop culture reference. So they went in another direction. The Star Trek reboots gave up on the Utopian retro-futurism of Gene Roddenberry and went for a slick action movie ambiance, which is not inherently a bad thing, just somewhat cliché. And Westworld and Watchmen series are well written and acted.

    Sometimes there are certainly additional stories to be told and a fresh perspective to add. But many if not most remakes old and new, come across as cynical attempts to cash in on an established franchise without investing the creative effort of coming up with their own original ideas. A reflex action to milk more money from a cash cow.

    That said, I'd watch a Golden Girls reboot if only to see the inevitable Betty White guest appearance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    That said, I'd watch a Golden Girls reboot if only to see the inevitable Betty White guest appearance.
    I bought my wife tickets to a Golden Girls play. It was actually very well done. They made zero attempt to change anything, aside from the actresses and actors. It was just like one more episode of the show.
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