Space 2099!! Not another reboot

Posted: February 21, 2012 in Gossip/News/Reviews - TV
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We have had a number of reboots/rethinking of classic science fiction TV/Film and now there another reboot on the horizon and that’s of the classic 70’s series “Space 1999”.  The reboot will be called “Space 2099”.

Those old enough will remember that “space 1999″ was a science fiction series created by Gerry Anderson and starred Martin Landau (as Commander John Koenig). It chronicled the adventures of Moonbase Alpha (a research center stationed on earth’s moon), after an enormous nuclear waste explosion sends the moon, and men, women and children living on it, hurling through the galaxy. As they journey toward the unknown, the residents of Moonbase Alpha encounter many different forms of alien life, new civilizations and experience bizarre occurrences outside of human understanding.  If we forget about the plausibility of story (wouldn’t an explosion on the moon either blow it up entirely or actually drive the moon INTO the Earth) at the time it was a fantastic series to watch and I loved it.

ITV Studios America is teaming with HDFilms to re-imagine the series, and make it accessible to fans of the original, as well as those who’ve never heard of the program before.  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. “While we are indeed re-imagining the franchise and bringing something new and relevant to today’s audiences,” continued Hall, “I feel strongly that some of the overall tones set by the original “Space 1999” television show represent an exciting platform to explore possibilities.”

Not much is know about the cast or story at the moment.  Although it is thought that in this new one it’s going to be down to a dangerous super-collider style physics experiment going wrong and opening a rogue worm hole which sucks the moon away and keeps on spitting it into new solar systems every episode.

At the moment I’m unconvinced at to whether this will work or not.  In my opinion, most of the time, reboots just don’t work.  They don’t have to the atmosphere or story of the original.  Take the reboot of “V” which was an absolute failure in my opinion.

So what do you think? Do you agree with me? Do you know of any reboots that has worked? And are there any other classic Science fiction TV series you would like to see rebooted?

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  1. noelypb says:

    People can’t come up with original ideas anymore? Or was the idea to close to an existing show that they decided to say reboot? Still, I always wanted an Eagle toy. Never got one. Classic design, they should keep that (probably wont).

    Am open-minded until I see and judge myself. Most times with a reboot I just remember the original better. Not always, though.

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