The trend in Hollywood is towards remakes, what with a Red Dawn and Total Recall movies in the works. Television is no stranger to the remake frenzy as well. Some remakes such as Battlestar Galactica have fared well while others like V have not. We’ve put together a list of TV shows we feel could be dusted off.
Misfits Of Science
(NBC 1985 – 1986)
This TV show about a group of super powered misfits and their adventures only ran for 15 episodes but it was an early forerunner for shows like Heroes and the current Alphas. While the show Alphas is great it was one of our TV shows you should be watching, what could set the Misfits apart is the humor that could come out of it.
Purchase Misfits of Science on VHS.
Space Above And Beyond
(Fox 1995 – 1996)
In many ways this was a precursor to what Battlestar Galactica’s reboot would be. The drama between the marines along with the space battles at the time set this show apart. With much improved special effects and interest peaked by the successful reboot of Battlestar Galatica this could prove to be something special.
Purchase the complete Space Above And Beyond series.
A show that could prove to be both educational and entertaining. This show followed the adventures of Phineas T. Bogg and Jeffery Jones as they traveled through time fixing anomalies in the time stream. While this whole time travel thing has been done much better on Doctor Who there is some potential for this show.
Purchase The complete Voyagers! Series.
(TNT 2000 – 2001)
Detective Sara Pezzini inherits an ancient powerful artifact the Witchblade and is transformed. She fights a never ending battle against evil and has the perfect alibi for being in the thick of everything she is cop. It would be law and order meets supernatural in some sense and a strong well written female lead character could propel this series to the top.
Purchase the complete Witchblade Series.
(Fox 1994 – 1995)
Dr. Miles Hawkins was paralyzed while helping a kid during a riot, he sues the city looses and becomes the vigilante M.A.N.T.I.S. This show could easily be rebooted today with the success of the Iron Man and Batman movies peaking people’s interest in billionaires using tech to fight crime how could this one not be a hit.
Purchase the complete M.A.N.T.I.S. series.
(UPN 1995 – 1996)
This tale about a photo journalist whose life gets erased to the point where his own mother doesn’t’ remember is ripe for a comeback. We live in a world where we are constantly being monitored and recorded and this could play on the paranoia of our current times. This series is one of the rare exceptions in it actually had a finale that offered some closure, but hey that’s never stopped anyone from making a reboot.
Purchase the complete Nowhere Man series.
With the CSI franchise in full swing and showing somewhere in the world nearly all the time you’d think someone would give Barry Allen a shot. This show had one of the most faithful live action incarnations of a superhero outfit ever and didn’t look too bad. This series has real potential someone over at DC should get this going immediately.
If you feel the same way about these shows then what are you waiting for let’s get them back on the airwaves. The quickest way is to start a campaign . Take to your favorite social media outlet and start the movement. What other TV shows would you like to see, what are some that we’ve missed?