Everything old is new again

I watched a lot of TV when I was a kid, and I loved it. Those shows were the BEST, but I don’t want to watch them now. I don’t want to ruin my memories. I production quality and dialog and action in those shows don’t really stand up to my memories. The Dukes of Hazard, The A-Team, Transformers, GI Joe, Robotech, Voltron, G-Force, He-Man just to mention a few. Well, as I’m getting older, so are the directors and authors. I think that they sit around and think, “Man I loved that show when I was a kid, we ought to redo it so it lives up to our memories”. Now there’s a whole slew of new-old movies.

Scooby-Doo, Josie and the Pussycats, Aeon Flux, Thunderbirds, Popeye, Underdog, George of the Jungle, He-Man, Transformers, GI Joe, Speed Racer. A short list of my childhood favorites that have made it to the big screen. A few of these have actually come full circle.

George of the Jungle and Transformers started out as traditional animated tv shows, became feature films, and then when back to the tv screen as animated shows.

I wonder if part of this is a lack of imagination, or just of love of the past. The thing that spawn this thought is an add I saw today saying that you can watch full episode of the tv show BUCK ROGERS on NBC.com.

Link to Buck I can’t believe it. I wonder if they’re going to make a movie out of this? Actually, the tv show Farscape was kinda like Buck Rogers.  But then the Buck Rogers that I watched as a kid was just a re-make of an older story wasn’t it?  😀


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