6 Sci Fi Shows They Need To IMMEDIATELY Remake

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

With the success of the new Battlestar Galactica and excitement of the upcoming V series, you'd have to think Hollywood is going loco over what series to make next. Well, I can answer that question right now. Here are 6 science fiction televisions shows you better be remaking immediately.

6. Space 1999 - After Gerry Nation's Thunderbirds proved a success across the world and especially in America his next live action drama featured a cast of English and American stars in the popular science fiction offering Space 1999. In 1999 (then many years away) a team of scientists on a moon base are experimenting when a massive explosion causes the moon to swing out of the Earth's orbit and travel continuously through the galaxy, leaving ours and entering others. Led by Commander John Keonig (Martin Landau) each new show allowed the space adventurers to meet new alien life forms, most of which were bad. There was a massive illusion that surrounded Space 1999 and that was that people assumed that it went on for longer than it did, with shows being screened for years despite the fact that only two series featuring 48 episodes were ever made. If course they'd have to change the name... but I smell awesomeness.

5. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - American science fiction adventure television series produced by Universal Studios. The series was developed by Glen A. Larson and ran for two seasons, from 1979 - 1981. The feature-length pilot episode for the series was released theatrically several months before the series aired. The series centered on Captain William Anthony "Buck" Rogers, played by Gil Gerard, a NASA pilot who commands Ranger 3, a space shuttle that is launched in May 1987. Due to a life support malfunction, Buck is accidentally frozen for 504 years before the derelict spacecraft is discovered in the year 2491. The combination of gases that froze his body coincidentally comes close to the formula commonly used in the 25th Century for cryopreservation, and his rescuers are able to revive him. He learns that the Earth was rebuilt following a devastating nuclear war on November 22, 1987, and is now under the protection of the Earth Defense Directorate.

4. Earth 2 - A short-lived science fiction television series which aired on NBC from November 6, 1994 to June 4, 1995.The show was canceled after one season of 22 episodes. It followed the journey and settlement of a small expeditionary group called the Eden Project, with the intent to journey to an Earth-like planet called G889 in an attempt to find a cure to an illness called the Syndrome. No clue why it didn't run longer but with a little love this should could be amazing (think LOST on another planet)

3. My Favorite Martian - A human-looking extraterrestrial in a one-man spaceship crash-lands near Los Angeles. The ship's pilot is, in fact, an anthropologist from Mars and is now stranded on Earth. Tim O'Hara, a young newspaper reporter for The Los Angeles Sun, is on his way home from Edwards Air Force Base (where he had gone to report on the flight of the X-15) back to Los Angeles when he spots the spaceship coming down. Imagine if they took out the campy jokes and replaced it with a little action? This should today could be amazing.

2. Greatest American Hero - An average school teacher, Ralph Hinkley (played by William Katt), and an aging FBI agent, William "Bill" Maxwell (Robert Culp), are approached by aliens who give Hinkley a super suit. When worn, the suit will allow Hinkley to have super human powers and help mankind. The one problem, Hinkley loses the directions. This classic ran from 1981 to 1983 and also featured a young and lovely Connie Selleca, who played Hinkley's girlfriend then wife, Pam Davidson Hinkley. It was beat up horribly by bad writing and green screen FX, if a little money was put behind this show today it could rule the world.

1. Alien Nation - Alien slaves, bred to be super intelligent and strong, crash on Earth. These "Newcomers" are assimilated into society. The show focused on one of them, George Francisco, who becomes a police detective partnered with a human cop, Matthew Sikes. They fight crime, learn to respect each other's cultures, and fight the new bigotry between humans and aliens. Already a proven theater and television success, and with the new love of Sci Fi... I would have to think someone was already working on this one. DO IT!

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