We all have television shows we remember watching as kids. Some of our favorite shows have been reinvented and packaged over and over again through the years. For example, I Love Lucy becomes Mad About You or The Honeymooners becomes Everybody Loves Raymond or Happy Days becomes either Friends or That 70s Show. Some t.v. shows have been resurrected and blown onto the silver screen. Star Trek, Charlie’s Angels, Miami Vice, Dukes of Hazzard, and Superman are just a few. As technology and special effects have improved, the ability to move from black and white to color, from minimal effects to visual spectacles has also increased.
Having noted all that, here’s what I’m wondering: Why has no one made a television show or a movie that revives that campy wonder of the 1970s, The Six Million Dollar Man?
I loved that show. Okay, so admittedly, the acting was crappy and the story lines were equally awful, but the use of technology was what fascinated me.
And with today’s technology, especially advances in orthotics and prosthetics, a show like that would not only be fun, but would have an element of believability. On top of that, given the fact that so many of our Iraq veterans have suffered debilitating injuries to arms and legs, a show like that would call attention to the advances in treatment and technology for these brave men and women.
What television shows do you wish they’d remake either as a new series or as a movie? What shows do you wish they’d just left alone and never revived or shot to the silver screen?