Reboot, reboot! That’s all tv series & movies are doing nowadays. They don’t want to come out and say that they don’t have any new ideas or that all the good ones have been done – they just claim “reboot”!
What is reboot? “Reboot, in serial fiction, means a discarding of much or even all previous continuity in the series, to start anew. Effectively, all previously-known fictive history is declared by the writer(s) to be null and void, or at least irrelevant to the current storyline, and the series starts over.”
I can understand remaking old black & white movies or tv series. To a certain extent remaking or rebooting works. Mission Impossible for example. Batman worked. Battlestar Galactica worked, for some reasons, but it is quite different from the original series (and I love the original series). Superman – well, I’m still not decided on that one! The Incredible Hulk seems to work. The new movie, Star Trek XI, rebooting the original gang, looks like being the granddaddy of them all and looks to be a huge success.
20 years from now, do you think they will reboot Friends? Or M.A.S.H? Or Seinfeld just business download ? Or The X-Files, since they mostly want to reboot Sci-fi concepts? V watch daylight robbery online watch lionheart online is one series which I feel is begging for a remake, mostly because it was left dangling on a cliffhanger when the series got cancelled.
BSG was one, even thought it got a lot of acclaim & awards and stuff, where the I thought the essential soul was changed quite a bit. They could have just changed the title and the names of the characters & places and made it as a new series. Where is the line drawn? I’m not sure.
I’m sure some of you have lots of points to add. You will argue that somethings are better or did better after the reboot. I will agree with some of your points and disagree with others. Question is – will you reboot a reboot?
I started this blog post as I had read that they were thinking of rebooting Buffy The Vampire Slayer as a darker reboot! And they are planning to launch the movie without Joss Whedon at the helm and sans the supporting groups of Willow, Giles, Xander etc.
One word –> Sacrilege
Here’s the best kind of reboot – I can look at it all day and keep pressing Ctrl, Alt, Del