Call for Comments: Media Reboots, Revivals and Adaptations | Vox Populorum
From Mav: So we had a topic suggested by a listener, specifically Maximilian, who wrote our theme song (and was on our music of your youth episode). By the way, if it isn't obvious, you can totally suggest topics for us to use. Anyway, Max requested we do an episode talking about the recent trend of rebooting existing media franchises. It seems like there is a near constant stream of these lately. This year alone we have Magnum PI, Charmed, and Sabrina. And last year we had One Day at a Time, Lost in Space, Dynasty, MacGyver, and Duck Tales. And then, on top of that, we have all the shows that have revivals in the original continuity years after off the air like Will and Grace, Roseanne/The Connors, That's So Raven, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and Murphy Brown. And that's not to mention TV shows that become movies(Baywatch, and CHiPs) or movies that become TV shows(Training Day, and Lethal Weapon). But is this really a new thing? It's obviously not. There's a long history of