Thursday, October 16, 2008


There's a great new term being used in the movie business, reboot the franchise. Basically it means that you take a tired and possibly stale property with a fantastic premise and give it a fresh new face and a new start. It's not really a new idea, the makers of the James Bond series have done it four or five times in the last 30 years, but it is starting to get popular in the genre of Science Fiction. The problem is that diehard SF fans are a tough crowd to please but with the recent successes of Christopher Nolan's Batman movies the SF fanboys are beginning to see the light.

The forthcoming "reboot" of the original Star Trek
series is looking extremely promising...the casting of Zachary Quinto as Spock is nothing short of amazing, IMHO. Talk about a movie/tv property with legions of rabid fans....if he screws this up J.J. Abrams will be washing cars for a living.

Which would you rather have? A well written, directed and cast "reboot" of an awesome movie property or another lame money grab sequel like the last Indiana Jones movie.....

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