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More old favorites rebooted

Discussion in 'Saturday Morning Forever!' started by hobbyfan, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. hobbyfan

    hobbyfan Well-Known Member

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    Well, here we are again.

    These Are The Days: This little-seen 1974 entry for ABC was derived from CBS' very popular "The Waltons", though I'm not sure if the setting is the same.

    How to reboot to mark the series 35th anniversary? Simple. Make it more of a multi-generational dramatic series, set in the present, but with a liberal use of flashbacks to earlier generations.

    When Days first aired, the local ABC affiliate at the time blacked out the show in favor of local and syndicated programming. Yeah, it aired at 12:00 (ET), where many a series has been sentenced to die.......

    The New Voyages of Sinbad, Jr.: Hanna-Barbera took over producing this American International syndicated series when AI was dissatisfied with the work of independent producer Sam Singer (Courageous Cat), and Sinbad, Jr. pre-dated H-B's own super-adventure creations by a year.

    The set-up: 44 years after the last of those shorts, we're introduced to a new Sinbad, Jr., but this would be Sinbad IV, the grandson of our previous hero, as you have to account for 2 generations in between then and now. Sinbad IV has inherited the magic power belt, but he doesn't have a parrot. Salty, in this case, is an on-board computer aboard Sinbad's new ship, the Mighty. Gotta factor in modern technology, y'know. The belt's been updated, too. Instead of a tug to give him super strength, Sinbad taps a hidden button on the buckle. Sinbad won't be working alone, either, as he'll have a 3-man support crew.

    Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (preliminary title): 40 years after it was introduced on Cattanooga Cats, "It's The Wolf" gets a radical makeover, since Mildew Wolf was rebooted as a sportscaster (Laff-a-Lympics, 1977-9). A wacked out scientist's experiments create a new menace for Lambsy. A wolf who prowls by night, but during the day blends into the flock as a sheep itself. Bristol Hound's job has just gotten tougher.

    Speed Buggy: Last year marked Speedy's 35th anniversary. Naturally, ol' Speedy's been upgraded for the 21st century. The new series, however, will be more sport-oriented instead of being another Scooby-Doo knock-off.

    Let's say that Mark, Debbie, & Tinker were in their 20's in the original series. Presently, Mark & Debbie are married, and their sons, along with Tinker's daughter, make up the new Team Speed Buggy. This series will have Speedy competing in a series of road races not unlike the Sprint Cup series in NASCAR. 13 weeks, 13 races. 'Nuff said.

    Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kids: Also from the class of '73. This one's easy.

    Butch and the band are gearing up for a reunion tour to raise funds for a community center in their hometown. Mr. Socrates, the sentient computer that served as their boss in the original series, has been replaced, of course, with a more up-to-date model that doesn't have an allergy to dogs. Now, however, the Sundance Kids have been recruited by the same secret government agency that years before had also employed the Impossibles. A TV-movie will have the two bands joining forces, setting the stage for the previously outlined new generation Impossibles.

    There are characters/concepts I feel cannot be used at this point:

    Moby Dick: H-B reimagined the title character of Herman Melville's famous sea thriller as a superhero in 1967. Today? I'm not so sure that would work. Licensing issues and all that.

    Around the World in 80 (79 in 1969's Cattanooga Cats) Days: Modern technology might just make Jules Verne's classic irrelevant in 2009. API in Australia tried to adapt the novel into a series in 1972 for NBC, but it failed to catch on.

    Feel free to discuss.
     
  2. Kenny E. McCall

    Kenny E. McCall We fight like cats!

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    I haven't even seen this series rarely during its run (I was a baby), so I can't comment on this.

    Hmmm, interesting. Reminds me of that episode of Justice League where Tom Turbine had a strength-augumenting belt. My idea for Sinbad IV is to bring him into the Arabian Knights team as a brand-new member. That way, Sinbad, Shazzan, and the Knights could all exist in one series, and the now modern-day versions of the Knights have a very powerful ship, the Mighty, that can take the Knights (And Sinbad) anywhere when the situation calls for them to leave modern-day Baghdad at a moment's notice! I also see Sinbad as the Aquaman archetype of the Knights, since Raseem is its Superman archetype.

    A shapeshifting wolf? I like it! It'll be even better if it's a female wolf that enter the flock as a female lamb that find herself attracted to Lambsy, causing all sorts of problems for the hero.

    Interesting. Mark and Debbie's two sons are actually named Matthew and Lucas, while Tinker's daughter would be named Talia.

    Here's the kicker to this series: Butch and Merilee are married, and so is Henry and Steffy (now called Stephanie). They all have two sons and two daughters respectively. The new computer is called Athena-1, hence the female-sounding voice.

    Speaking of the Impossibles, their mysterious manager, Big D, is long gone. But his daughter, who we will call Deborah (or Debbi for short), is the new Big D. She had already knew about her father's top-secret status, and had a hand in the creation of the second-generation Impossibles, since she married one of the original members (possibly Multi-Man) years after they began working for her father. And, the new band members are her five sons and daughters by Multi-Man, each with a different superpower.

    This TV-movie surprisingly enough, also sets the stage for a new generation of Sundance Kids (The band members' own children) who will take over for their parents in new adventures (and set up a new battle of the bands, sort of, between the two next-gen groups), since Debbi (now Big Mama D) will be heading up the agency with Athena-1's help.

    Kenny :cool:
     
  3. hobbyfan

    hobbyfan Well-Known Member

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    That makes 2 of us, Ken. I was 11 when TATD came out, but like I said, the ABC affil showed no love.

    I like the way you think.

    Not this time, Ken.

    Nice of you to fill in the blanks.

    The drummer's name was Wally, not Henry.

    I was hoping not to go there.
     
  4. dth1971

    dth1971 Active Member

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    How about a rebooted remake for a motion picture (theatrical release or DVD/Blu-Ray release) of the 1974 Hanna-Barbera live action Saturday morning series Korg: 70,000 B.C.?
     
  5. hobbyfan

    hobbyfan Well-Known Member

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    This would be Korg's 35th anniversary this year, but the first thing that need be done is a DVD release of the series.
     
  6. Kenny E. McCall

    Kenny E. McCall We fight like cats!

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    They need to do one of that series! There is no way that I could ever comment on Korg without watching it on DVD, since I barely know about the series!
     
  7. Kenny E. McCall

    Kenny E. McCall We fight like cats!

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    A Pirates of Dark Water question...

    Here's a question for ya:

    Towards the end of the run of Pirates of Dark Water, did Ren, Tula and Ioz ever finish their quest to find those jewels and defeat the Dark Water?
     
  8. RonDrakenfan17

    RonDrakenfan17 Luffy fan

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    Is this for real? That Speed Buggy one doesn't sound to bad, but :ack:

    I'd rather have a new Scooby series or a continuation to one of the old shows like Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue only in better animation.
     
  9. hobbyfan

    hobbyfan Well-Known Member

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    Scooby turns 40 this year, and we've already dealt with him. What we've been doing is coming up with ideas to revamp old series that CN/Boomerang has irresponsibly ignored. I'm looking at the revamped Speedy as being more along the lines of Speed Racer, with the emphasis on racing and not solving crimes.
     
  10. dth1971

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    E-mail Time Warner about getting the entire Korg series on DVD and Blu-Ray!
     
  11. Goldstar Neo

    Goldstar Neo Good Morning!

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    That wouldn't accomplish anything. A handwritten letter would be more effective, and even then, it would have to be from more than just 1 fan. It would have to be from enough viewers to convince Time-Warner (or whomever owns the rights to the series) that a substantial profit could be made from such a move. It's not as simple as saying "Hey, guys! I'd like to see a old show on DVD and Blu-Ray. Go make it happen!". If it were that easy, I'd have a Megas XLR complete series DVD by now.
     
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  12. hobbyfan

    hobbyfan Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't implying I'd do it myself, largely because I've hardly seen the show, even when it ran in repeats on TNT a few years back.
     
  13. hobbyfan

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    Ok, time for some more.

    Mumbly: When last we saw Mumbly, he wasn't a cop anymore, but rather conscripted, if ya will, into the Really Rottens (Laff-A-Lympics, 1977-79). This was because H-B had a tiff with game show icons Merrill Heatter & Bob Quigley over Muttley & Dick Dastardly, who were supposed to be on the Rottens. That issue was later settled, as Dick & Muttley resurfaced on Yogi's Treasure Hunt, and later, Fender Bender 500. 30 years later, Mumbly is back. Sort of.

    We pick up the story about 6 months after the last Laff-A-Lympics event. Dread Baron is involved in some sort of money laundering operation in England. Just when he thinks he's in the clear, he's captured by Scotland Yard, who got a tip from......you guessed it, Mumbly. Seems Mumbly had gone deep undercover to try to nail the Baron, who then was recruited for the Laff-A-Lympics. Mumbly was left with little choice but to tag along. It took him 2 years to finally bring down the Baron, but at least the case is finally closed.

    However, the Dirty Dalton Gang are not amused by this turn of events. They plot to break Dread out of prison once he returns to the US. Easier said than done, since Dread is being escorted by another well-known animal lawman---Ricochet Rabbit! Well, this would be the 4th or 5th generation of Ricochet, if you figure his original series was set in the Old West. Anyway, with Mumbly riding shotgun, Dread is delivered to prison.

    Within a year, Mumbly is promoted to Chief of Detectives, and finally gets a mate.

    Forward, then, to the present. The Mumbly of 2009 is the grandson of the original, following in grandpa's paw prints as a detective. Unlike Grandpa or cousin Muttley, this Mumbly is fully capable of coherent speech (think along the lines of Brian on Family Guy).

    Ricochet Rabbit: Let's assume that the Ricochet we were introduced to in 1964 was based out in the Old West, which chronologically makes him H-B's 1st funny animal superhero (though Touche Turtle came first). In 2009, Ricochet is still around after a fashion. The modern Ricochet is also a super speedster, but this time, Ricochet is a female rabbit. We'll add her to the previously established Zoo Patrol.
     
  14. Kenny E. McCall

    Kenny E. McCall We fight like cats!

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    Hobbyfan, this is a straight-up good idea. Let's say that the original Ricochet was born around 1870. This would make his great-great granddaughter (which by the way has the given birth name of Rachael Lynn Rabbit - Ricochet being Rachael's nickname). As for Mumbly the Third, not only is he a detective, but he is also a crime scene investigator for the United States Marshal Service based in Cartoon City. Mumbly's presence as a U.S. Marshal inside the Zoo Patrol gives the new superheroes one of their best government contacts, making him the Rick Flag of the Zoo Patrol. (Top Cat, as mentioned in the first old favorites thread, is more like King Faraday since he works for an FBI-like unit in Cartoon City.)

    Speaking of the Zoo Patrol, here's the updated list of members:

    Touche Tortoise (possible grandson of the original Touche Turtle)
    Ricochet Rabbit (Rachael Rabbit, 7th generation member of the Ricochet family)
    Monsieur Magilla (Magilla Gorilla Jr., son of the original Magilla Gorilla)
    Hong Kong Phooey (Penrod James Pooch, police detective from Bloodhound City recruited by Mumbly because of Batman-level martial-arts skills.)
    Quick Draw McGraw (Matthew McGraw, 6th generation equine gunslinger who possesses high tech firearms.)
    Sonic Squirrel (son of Secret Squirrel. Possesses sonic scream.)
    The Hair Bear Bunch (This is a modern-day version of the group, led by Yogi and Cindy Bear's daughter, Cassie Bear, and Boo-Boo's son, Bam-Bam.)
    Atomic Ant (Anastasia Peebles, daughter of Dr. Anthony Peebles and granddaughter of Albert Peebles. Leader of Zoo Patrol who can shrink to size of ant and possesses flight and strength of human-sized ant.)

    Next Up: The Micro Ventures (2009 Edition)

    Kenny:cool:
     
  15. hobbyfan

    hobbyfan Well-Known Member

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    Let's not forget that when I initially came up with the new Hair Bear Bunch, it would be the sons & daughter of the original (Hair/Bubi/Square). Better come up with another name for Boo-Boo's kid, though. People might confuse him with that other Bamm-Bamm....!;) :p

    If you refer back to the earlier thread, I'd already stated that the modern day Micro Ventures would be modeled more after Filmation's Fantastic Voyage (CMDF) rather than the family model used in the original 4 shorts on Banana Splits. Unless you've got something better cooking in your Bunsen burner......!

    BTW, maybe we can add Grape Ape to the Zoo Patrol. Of course, it'd be the son of the original, and like "Atomic Ant" would have size-changing powers his father didn't have.
     
  16. Kenny E. McCall

    Kenny E. McCall We fight like cats!

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    Agreed, the aforementioned children of the original Hair Bear Bunch are part of the new expanded Bunch with Cassie and Boom-Boom. The names of the second Hair Bear Bunch are Hairy., Ursula and Dare Bear (Dare Bear is kind of the daredevil of the family.

    I totally forgot about Grape Ape. Grape Jr. has a history with Magilla Jr., since the two simians are long-time allies and best friends. (Magilla Jr. rescued Junior and his sister, Violet, from rogue scientists looking to conduct mad experiments on the two simians when they were kidnapped from their father years ago. It was both Magilla Jr. and Anastasia who brought Grape Jr. and Violet to the Jellystone Zoo where they were reunited with their father, Grape Ape Sr.

    While the human Anastasia can shrink in size, Grape Ape Jr., now known as Gorilla Grape, can grow up to 200 feet tall and possess prodigious superhuman strength and above average intelligence, allowing him to speak. Also, his sis Violet is the designer of most of team's vehicles while Grape is their builder.

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    Micro Ventures:

    For the 2009 version, both my and Hobbyfan's ideas will be used together, as I was a fan of the old Filmation Fantastic Voyage series as a kid. Think of this as a Fantastic Voyage/Fantastic Four hybrid.

    In the year 2009, To combat threats to the human race, the environment, and to modern technology, the United States Department of Defense gets the Congressional backing to start the Micro Venture Project, MVP for short. It is a specialized team of scientists and superhuman soldiers who are shrunk to microscopic size for all types of missions, from stopping a deadly virus from killing a person inside his or her bloodstream to sabotaging enemy defenses from the inside! Whatever the job, they are there to do it anytime, anywhere, anyplace! Among the members of this group are:

    Michael and Jillian Carter - Unlike the original shorts where they were brother and sister, this version has them as husband-and-wife scientists specializing in microbiology and infectious disease. They are the leaders of this crack squad of adventurers.

    Jack Magnus - Jack is an ex Navy SEAL trained in underwater demolitions. A fiercely loyal soldier, he shares a history with the Carters, since Jill is his sister and Mike was his best friend back in high school.

    Dr. Randall Inouye - A young man of Hawaiian descent, this 5'7", 165-lb nuclear physicist graduated from Pepperdine University with an additional degree in robotics, making him a very talented inventor. But, his aloof nature can sometimes irritate the other members of the team.

    John Blackwell - A man of African-American descent, John is a Colonel in the United States Air Force who is also the pilot of the various MVP mini-vehicles that the team uses. He is also known for his cocky demeanor on missions, but he is a capable team player.

    That's my group. What do you think:cool:
     
  17. hobbyfan

    hobbyfan Well-Known Member

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    Slammin'! Screw CN. Fox owns the rights to the Fantastic Voyage toon, so maybe they'd take a long look at something like this!:D :D :D :D
     
  18. Kenny E. McCall

    Kenny E. McCall We fight like cats!

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    I agree. I used to watch the old series back in the mid 1970's, and I was surprised that it was based on an old Twentieth Century Fox flick that starred Raquel Welch! I think that they should do an animated movie based on the old series!

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    The Further Adventures of Jonny Quest:

    The strange thing about my update for Jonny Quest, is that this would be the fourth series featuring the titular hero, and the first to be spun off of the 90's Quest series!

    In this situation, as opposed to an idea from the old thread concerning Jonny and Jessie's relationship, Jonny is now Dr. Jonathan Quest, a professor of archaeology at the University of Virginia. Jessie, or Dr. Jessica Bannon Quest, is a scientist working for a government think tank, and also Jon Quest's wife. They have three children, Jerrica (age 9), Jacob (age 8) and Justin (also age 8). Dr. Benton Quest is long gone, and Race Bannon is long retired from active adventuring. Hadji, on the other hand, is a United Nations envoy whose marriage is a big-time surprise! Bandit is long gone, but gained a new bulldog named Bullet, who happens to be Bandit's son and the Quest Kids' dog.

    But a menace from the past has come back to haunt everyone involved, as Anaya Zin has unearthed her father's diaries, giving her access to many of Dr. Zin's maniacal experiments. Using this information, she decides to become Madame Zin, a worldwide techno-terrorist whose actions have attracted some of the world's most dangerous criminals and world dictators. Zin still harbors hatred for the Quest family, but she also has a mad-on for her sister, Melana, who we found out has denounced her family's ways, began a romance with Hadji later on in life and married Hadji in the process years later. Melana is now a human-rights activist working alongside Hadji in India.

    This revelation of sorts opens up a whole new can of possibilities for this new series, especially when you add the returning Questworld, what's left of the Surd family, and a whole new set of villains into the mix.

    Kenny:cool:
     
  19. hobbyfan

    hobbyfan Well-Known Member

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    Figuring Jonny to become a professor of archeology, that opens up a crossover with the new Birdman (Ray Randall, Jr.).
     
  20. Steve Carras

    Steve Carras SUGAR RUSH!!!!

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    Just don't hope for the upcoming Three Stooges treatment that I'll cover in my next post, and which Golden Age Cartoons forum has already talked about!
     

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