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Another PC Reboot

Post by skb12172 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:52 am

This time, The Greatest American Hero. The first one was corny, but perfect for 9 year old me. I don't really care who the main character is, but everytime they reboot one of these things with a PC twist, it sucks. The one exception I can think of is BSG, which is still secondary to the original in my opinion, but was a damn fine series, regardless. I'm sure I'll watch the pilot for this one, but I'm not hopeful.
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Re: Another PC Reboot

Post by Johnnyreb » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:52 am

I think the Hawaii 5-O reboot was pretty good. This past weekend, I learned that there is a new Magnum P.I. Higgens is now a hot british spy babe. And Magnum is an average height ordinary guy and a Navy SEAL.

Not sure I'll like it, but hey, Maybe Magnum and McGarret can team up. Two SEALs on the same island how can they not know each other?

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Re: Another PC Reboot

Post by randy » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:43 am

The thing that pisses me off about both shows (or at least on 5-0 and previews of Magnum) is they occasionally show up in the dress uniforms of their old service.

"Hey pretty boy. You make so much about respecting the military, how about catching a freaking shave when you're posing as a something real instead of your usual gig as a dancing monkey!"

Yes I know it's TV. So Fracking what?

/rant off
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Re: Another PC Reboot

Post by HTRN » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:55 am

I never cared about the greatest american hero, it just never connected for me.

For the inevitable hack job they will do on Magnum:PI, i hope they die in a fire. :evil:

At least there hasnt been a serious attempt to reboot The Six Million Dollar Man...
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Re: Another PC Reboot

Post by Rich Jordan » Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:21 am

HTRN wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:55 am
I never cared about the greatest american hero, it just never connected for me.

For the inevitable hack job they will do on Magnum:PI, i hope they die in a fire. :evil:

At least there hasnt been a serious attempt to reboot The Six Million Dollar Man...
You mean the proposed show where the shemale conversion surgeries cost a total of $6,000,000?

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Re: Another PC Reboot

Post by Johnnyreb » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:01 am

Having had time to think about it, now I am very down on the new Magnum P.I. It was a man show. It was about men, veteran soldiers, doing man stuff, being men among men, having each other's back, etc. And now just like damned near everything else, they have to stick a woman into that. I don't care how hot she is or how cool she looks. They replaced Sergeant Major Higgens with a girl.


Now about people not shaving.... a couple of nights ago I came across the pilot of Space Above and Beyond on youtube. I used to like that show a lot, and now not so much. Largely because almost none of the "Marines" in it have a decent haircut. One guy, the tank guy, has long shaggy hair, which he had all through training and through the whole show. How does anyone become a trained Marine, much less an officer, which all these pilots were, without a regulation haircut?

When they graduate and R. Lee Ermy, their DI, salutes them, and then salutes them again as they fly off to battle, he does it with a swagger stick, touching it to the brim of his hat. When I watched that I thought, that was a pretty lousy salute from a guy who was a real gunny. But then I realized, that since he was saluting a bunch of actors who would not even get a decent haircut to at least slightly look right for the part, that half assed swagger stick salute was the best the producers who had just butchered his beloved Marine Corps were going to get out of Ermy.

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Re: Another PC Reboot

Post by MiddleAgedKen » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:42 am

That ain't new...I still remember "Marines" with disco feather haircuts in Black Sheep Squadron.
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Re: Another PC Reboot

Post by g-man » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:31 am

Watched about 5 minutes because it was on when we turned on the TV to watch something else. Wow. Terrible writing, terrible acting, pretty much everything sucked.
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Re: Another PC Reboot

Post by skb12172 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:57 pm

Not surprised.
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