What movies or television shows do you have fond memories of? Some of us loved action and adventure flicks while others enjoyed science fiction. Perhaps you remember watching a sitcom about a family you secretly wished you were a part of. There are plenty of movies and television programs that shaped a generation. T.V shows like Cheers and movies like Labyrinth hold a special place for many of us.
With all the remakes that Hollywood is doing, what show or film would you like to see get remade or rebooted? Technology has come so far, and it looks like it’s only advancing. Here are 25 Nearly Forgotten Movies and TV Shows That Deserve Reboots.
If you grew up in the ’80s, you probably remember watching ALF on Monday nights. ALF (short for alien life form) was a show about an alien named Gordan Shumway from the planet Melmac, whose spaceship crashes in the garage of a regular family called The Lomaxes.
The show ran for four years and ended in 1990. It would be interesting to see what the Lomaxes have been up to.
Hollywood has remade its share of classic movies. A lot of them (but not all) didn’t do that great. Yet, with all the advancements of technology, a movie like Altered States could be made into something quite phenomenal (if it’s done right).
Altered States was a science fiction movie starring William Hurt as a scientist who tries to prove that other states of consciousness are as real as the ones we experience while awake. He begins taking hallucinogens and goes into a sensory deprivation chamber, where he goes on one long nightmare of a drug trip. The movie had some great visuals for the ’80s. Just imagine what they could do now.
It seems like this is the decade of superhero shows. You got The Flash, Supergirl, Titans, and of course many others. So, why not add Superman to that list? Or, technically, Clark Kent before he became Superman.
They could either do a remake or a reboot. A reboot would be cool because there are a lot of actors we would love to see share the screen again. The only problem with the plan is that one of the cast members (Alison Mack) may be going to prison for a long time for sex trafficking.
It may be interesting to see how they would do a remake. Would they use the same storyline of the original or change it around?
A Clockwork Orange
Malcolm McDowell was fantastic as the lead character and villain Alex in the movie A Clockwork Orange, based on the novel by Anthony Burgess. The movie came out in 1971, and obviously, times and technology have changed.
The book and movie were about a gang in England led by Alex DeLarge whose enjoyment derives from raping, fighting, and terrorizing innocent people. We’re sure, with all that’s going on in the world today, it wouldn’t be hard to do a realistic remake of this movie.
Freaks and Geeks
There is a cadre of actors who had their big break in Freaks and Geeks, including Seth Rogan, Jason Siegal, Linda Cardellini, and even James Franco.
The show didn’t run for very long but it was a cult classic. It centers around Lindsay, a smart girl trying to shed her geeky image, and her younger (also geeky) brother, Sam, as they try to survive growing up.