Why don't they remake MANIMAL?

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  1. GhostEcho

    GhostEcho Christian Conservative (Republican)

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    I mean really, it had a good premise, great active, and interesting plots.

    I have no idea how it failed the first time. :soholy:
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    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    Nah, it was too formulaic. Cool concept, badly executed.
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  3. matthunter

    matthunter Good enough

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    Main issue was having to rely on stock footage and a subpar British actor (don't get me wrong, even a subpar British actor is way ahead of an American in the role).

    Today, with decent CGI and perhaps someone like the chap from Lucifer or David Tennant in the role, and it could be gold.
  4. GhostEcho

    GhostEcho Christian Conservative (Republican)

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    Gee, this was supposed to be a parody. :marathon:
  5. GhostEcho

    GhostEcho Christian Conservative (Republican)

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    Besides, the show I REALLY liked was Automan. Cheap TRON ripoff.

    Loved it.
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  6. Professor Sexbot

    Professor Sexbot Formerly Known As Vulcan 1

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    We'll update this for modern times and do a gender flip: Womanimal! We'll get Katee Sackhoff to star as Dr. Jackie Chase, the shapeshifting woman who uses her animal forms to help the police solve crimes.
  7. Paladin

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    I f**king loved the show Automan. I was 14, so I can be forgiven. But I f**king loved it. I'm humming the damned theme right now.

    I remember it once got preempted by the news when that angry lone nut staged the attack on the Washington Monument. I was livid. "Just shoot the f**ker already, so we can get back to cheesy, TRON-like goodness." :mad:

    They need to do a big screen reboot. I'll buy a ticket. :bailey:


    And if we're going to remake bad 80s stuff, let me toss in Misfits of Science.


    Edit: checking the air dates for Automan and the hostage situation at the Washington Monument, I find my memory must be faulty. Automan wasn't yet on the air, so I'm mis-remembering the event. It musta been some other show. But I'm sticking to this story, anachronistic or not!

    Edit Part Deux: looking at the network schedule for 1982-3, I think the show that must've been interrupted was The Greatest American Hero, which I also loved and would've been watching on December 9, 1982.
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  8. GhostEcho

    GhostEcho Christian Conservative (Republican)

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    Did you like The Phoenix starring Joachim errrr, Judson Scott? I liked that one too.
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  9. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed

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    Oh, yeah.

    I can't really remember it--I think I saw each episode at most one time--but I know I was into it.

    Like Automan, The Phoenix has a great opening credits sequence.





    Other ones I liked from the early 80s (which will probably be no surprise)...







    ...
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    ...and some more...









    I wanted to include the time travel show Voyagers! but the intro seems to be blocked by Universal on Youtube. :(
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    Don't forget Street Hawk to round out the Knight Rider/Airwolf vehicle shows.
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    Spaceturkey you can't spell hatred without "red hat"

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    reminded me of this discomforting fact...

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    Doubly disconcerting as both Magnum and Indy were *almost* played by the same actor...

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    Some times,
    Some crimes,
    Go slipping through the cracks.
    But these two,
    Gumshoes.
    Are picking up the slack!
    There's no case too big,
    No case too small,
    When you need help just call:
    Ch-Ch-Ch-Chip 'n' Dale!!
    Rescue Rangers!
    Ch-Ch-Chip 'N' Dale!!
    Where's there's danger!
    You know they'll never fail,
    Once they're involved.
    Somehow whatever's wrong,
    Gets solved!
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  15. Paladin

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    It came a little bit later, but Blue Thunder falls into this category, too. Airwolf was the better "nifty helicopter" show, though.

    Side note: I'm struck by the contrast between the film and the series Blue Thunder. The movie is a cautionary tale about militarizing the police; the series is a celebration of the militarizing of police. :lol:

    Kinda like how Rambo is an alienated veteran who confronts the neglect and indifference of the American culture and the consequences of U.S. foreign policy in the films gets turned into a "force for freedom," acting in service of his country's foreign policy in the animated series. :lol:
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  16. Captain Conspiracy

    Captain Conspiracy Making Frogs Gay Again

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    The screen test isn't bad, but I'm still glad they went with Ford.
  17. Minsc&Boo

    Minsc&Boo Fresh Meat

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    Hotel Erotica?