Monday, October 23, 2006

Good remakes and bad...

NBC has reportedly ordered a treatment for a new Bionic Woman series, with the redo being sheparded by David Eick, an executive producer of the recent Battlestar Galactica. This is good news, as one would hope that Galactica’s success would auger a slew of remakes of actual failed shows and movies from the past, instead of the often moronic attempts to refashion something that really worked well in the first place. Bionic Woman was certainly not as bad as the original BG, but it could definitely be improved upon. In contrast, look at the recent Night Stalker redo, which got about everything wrong, turning veteran newshound Kolchak into a hot hunky youngster, saddling him with a hot female sidekick, giving him a tragic backstory so as to establish a through-line of the new series (all like four episodes of it), and, worst of all, all but eliminating the humor that defined the original series.

Oh, and make sure Max the bionic dog stays.

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