The big thing in Hollywood of late has been reboots of old shows. After the success of the many iterations of Star Trek and the Ronald D. Moore update to the venerable Battlestar Galactica in 2004. There seems to be a predilection toward recreating old series instead of creating something new.
With reboots of well-known and popular shows like The Jetsons, Lost in Space, and The X-Files all getting updates for the modern era, there are lots of shows that deserve a chance at their own re-imagining.
ITV Studios America and HDFILMS announced plans for a reimagining of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson‘s famed franchise of the 1970s, Space: 1999.
“Science fiction is a powerful format capable of visualizing the human condition in thought-provoking ways,”
said HDFilms president Jace Hall, who will spearhead the effort and serve as an executive producer. The project is in the development phase and has yet to be shopped to networks.
“While we are indeed re-imagining the franchise and bringing something new and relevant to today’s audiences,”
continued Hall, who recently revived “V“ at ABC,
“I feel strongly that some of the overall tones set by the original Space: 1999 television show represent an exciting platform to explore possibilities.”
ITV Studios International’s managing director Paul Buccieri says,
“After more than 35 years, we are thrilled to be developing a new vision of our much beloved franchise for audiences worldwide. Historically, the Space: 1999 brand has entertained and fascinated millions of people.”
What do you NerdBastards out there think? Is this franchise ready for a reboot? BSG set a pretty high standard, think this series could make the grade?
What’s up bastards! Here we are with another installment of NerdBastards’ weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what came out today and either recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. Today we got a few releases that may interest you (more likely not).
As always, we have the Old is New section and the TV Show DVD section. Also, just a heads up, there is a certain movie coming out on Thursday which more likely most of you don’t care of (you know, that one with vampires and werewolves).
So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!