View Full Version : Re-Imagined?
December 24th, 2007, 02:35 PM
Why the hell do they keep referring to this show as re-imagined. All remakes are re-imagined. that's why they are remakes and not sequels!
Dune, Bionic Woman, Charlie's Angels, Knight Rider, Speed Racer.... Technically all of these movies or series were 're-imagined' by a new director paying homage to (or pissing all over) the work of a predecessor.
December 24th, 2007, 04:16 PM
I guess if you tried to precisely duplicate the previous incarnation, you wouldn't have a re-imagining. Though I can't imagine there are many showrunners that would be eager to abandon creative control and instead attempt to slavishly follow somebody else's vision. Star Trek and Star Wars are two universes I could see people attempting to revive intact, but even those franchises failed to be entirely consistent within themselves, even when they were overseen by their original creators.
December 24th, 2007, 05:09 PM
True, but other series have done this without calling it a 're-imagining'....Bionic Woman for instance. Anyway, it's just the word that irks me.
At least they didn't call it BSG2.0 or BSG2K
Joe Beaudoin Jr.
December 24th, 2007, 06:08 PM
Well, there's a fine line between a "remake" and a "re-imagining". Typically, remakes just tend to use the same old concept and "updates them" a bit. Lost in Space and Dune, for instance, are just retelling the old story with new actors, better special effects, etc. Same thing with Charlie's Angels. Not much there was changed.
Re-imagining is a little more involved than that, since the re-imagined retooled a lot of the concepts of the BSG universe. For instance, the old had alien serpents that created the Cylons, there was a "thousand year" war, etc., etc.
BSG is a bit more thought out and different enough not to be considered a "remake". They went into the nuts and bolts of the thing and retooled it, but still were able to keep the basic concepts intact: the search for Earth, the flight from the Cylons, etc.
However, that's splitting the hair mighty thin, so take that what you will.
December 26th, 2007, 04:00 AM
I think that the term Re-imagened works because they comptly reimagend the world of Battlestar making it very very diffrent from the TOS to the point that aside from names and a few little facts they are not really even the same show.
December 29th, 2007, 12:03 PM
"Re-imagining" is Ron Moore and David Eick's term for what is commonly known as a "reboot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reboot_%28fiction%29)". Continuity changes and updates are commonplace in comic books where superhero identities and stories are changed and updated to attract readership, often removing other characters and established storylines as if they never existed.
Reboots often keep a commonality of theme with its original, thus, a "re-imagined" story based on the original.
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