But Trek 1 is boring pretentious bollocks with some weird Roddenbury obsessed Gimp costumes and which he would introduce into the Next Generation and only got changed after the cast complained about them. It wasn't until Wrath of Khan (that Roddenbury wasn't a fan of) that Trek really took off. A big irony there is the Director was not even a fan of the show when he did it.It has to be remembered, the movie Star Trek franchise didn't ever come about, despite a very loyal and vocal fan base, until after "Star Wars" and "The Empire Strikes Back" were such huge successes. If something with a plot line about demon fighters or something similar were to have the same result, a Buffy reboot would be more likely, with or without Whedon or any of the original cast.
True, but "The Wrath Of Khan" made up for it tenfold. I remember seeing people actually crying in the lobby after Spock died, and the line, "I have been, and always shall be, your friend," summed up the whole Kirk/Spock dynamic perfectly.But Trek 1 is boring
The last two Seasons, with Worf's marriage ending so tragically, then the return of her personality in a different body is one of my favorite "Trek" subplots, and the old blues song, "The Way You Look Tonight," took on an entirely new meaning for me.Btw DS9 is still the best of the shows imo
I would love for the original cast to return for a reboot Netflix movie as well, but given what I know on the history of TV reboots, there haven't been many strong cases where a reboot embodies the spirit of the original show. The only exception was Ash vs. Evil Dead, but only because Sam Raimi was on board, and because it wasn't even technically a reboot. You would need Whedon on board to make a Buffy reboot movie or series to be appealing to the original fans IMO, but that would defeat the purpose of a reboot since the essence of rebooting a series means to start anew, so getting Whedon back again seems contradictory. In that sense, most reboots almost always suck or disappoint because they lost sight of what made the original series so appealing.I'd also be more into a Buffy Netflix movie. Of course in my dreams the original cast would return for this. Please learn from the Charmed and Roswell reboots that had fans outraged. In the words of Holly Marie Combs, these shows essentially say "I guess we are all too old now to play the characters we played 15 years ago".
I would be more a fan of Marti coming back to be the show runner. I'm not sure how people generally feel about her on this forum, but I am a big Marti Noxon fan. She did an absolutely unbelievable job on Lifetime/Hulu's show "UnREAL". I think Joss should be involved but I have a hard time with Joss for reasons that are known to most (I think).I would love for the original cast to return for a reboot Netflix movie as well, but given what I know on the history of TV reboots, there haven't been many strong cases where a reboot embodies the spirit of the original show. The only exception was Ash vs. Evil Dead, but only because Sam Raimi was on board, and because it wasn't even technically a reboot. You would need Whedon on board to make a Buffy reboot movie or series to be appealing to the original fans IMO, but that would defeat the purpose of a reboot since the essence of rebooting a series means to start anew, so getting Whedon back again seems contradictory. In that sense, most reboots almost always suck or disappoint because they lost sight of what made the original series so appealing.
In spite of what I said in my last post, I realized that there have been successful reboots in the past like Battlestar Galactica and even better movie reboots like Casino Royale and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. However, with Buffy, I feel like it's an exception because of what the original concept was, and what made it so special.As for reboot or a continuation or whatever they had planned - I always hated the idea. If the outrage over Charmed has made them cautious with proceeding with Buffy then - good. With all the constant shows being developed for all the new streaming platforms, I think reboots of shows whose original fans are still relatively young don't have much of a place. The OG Buffy fans aren't going to watch a new Buffy show purely for the nostalgia (it won't have any, being a reboot) and it makes no sense that it would be massively popular amongst new fans - they have all this programming at their fingertips, what about an unoriginal concept based on a vampire hunting show from 20 years ago is going to make it appeal to them? If they have any interest in Buffy at all - the original is still there and the later seasons aren't even that dated, they can watch it any time. If they're not interested in the original, why would they be interested in a reboot?
Of course it would. It could really delve into what it is to be a human and femininity. How Buffy could be considered, or see herself as, less than human and/or less than a woman with having "tainted" demonic bloodlines, etc. It could be what makes a girl, a girl, framed in the modern setting of identity politics. Additionally why does she love a vampire? Could it be because of the demon inside her, self-loathing, etc.it hard to imagine that a reboot could have anything new to say that others haven't said already.
Yes, subtle. That's the key.@Oromous "that this would turn into one of those 'woke' series bent on misandry."
The original series, initially, could be said the same of. Except it was more subtle and nuanced than many of the shows today.
Bad boy first love turns into a monster
Father figure drugs and manipulates her
Group of men want to control her
Mother's boyfriend is a creep
Male friend lusts after and makes inappropriate comments
A phallic monster controlled by frat boys almost eats her
I don't think it's a good idea to create a black slayer in the name of diversity and then have her struggle with whether or not she is a full woman or having 'tainted bloodlines'.How Buffy could be considered, or see herself as, less than human and/or less than a woman with having "tainted" demonic bloodlines
Movie reboots are great. Batman Begins really revised what Batman means in our age of terrorism and government mistrust (not to mention grounding him to a detective role that would be further developed in Matt Reeves' upcoming Batman film).I was one of the few that actually liked the idea of a reboot, but I think the overwhelming negative internet response pretty much killed that. Between that, covid, and whatever behind the scenes we're not privy to, I doubt this will ever see the light of day. For that I say thanks a lot. 😒 Gee what if the creators of BSG reboot had listened to fans? No watchable BSG. I'm sorry, ok not sorry, but the original was terrible! I remember internet peeps losing their sheet over Heath Ledger being cast as The Joker. Then look what happened. Now I know that reboots/remakes has a spotty history, but at least (or pretend to) try to keep an open mind. Just saying.