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Why is almost everything literally being retconned ?

POSTED BY: AURAPTOR
UPDATED: Friday, November 1, 2019 22:18
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:11 AM

AURAPTOR

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No, I’m not just talking about things like TV shows or movies being rebooted. But entire franchises are being torn down and rebuilt and in not a flattering manner either.

Of course, there is the reeducation of our own history going on here in the US as well in Europe. That could probably be it’s own thread.

But in pop culture, we have everything from Star Wars, Star Trek. Doctor Who, and most if not all TV shows or movies.

Add the Banana Splits to the list of bastardized shows. No longer are the four musical instrument playing animal characters a dopey offbeat parity of the Beatles, they have been turned into maniacal bloodthirsty monsters on a Syfy channel movie.

I suppose some director or executive thought that was clever and comedic, but instead it just came off as extremely cringe.

There’s probably two generations now removed from the original show who have no idea who these characters are, but now this is how they first get introduced to them?

What the hell is going on here? Across-the-board familiar characters and storylines are being repackaged and crafted to almost universally negative and unrecognizable versions of their former selves.

I can’t imagine that this is being driven by they need or desire from fans to see this. It’s just lazy riding where people take establish characters and then tear them down or turn them into cartoons of them selves.

Furthermore, Disney has decided to lock up virtually every old movie it has the rights to so that they can never be shown in a theatre.. That means Alien , for example, cannot be shown in the theater anymore. And the list of movies is very long. Why would Disney want to do that?

Oh sure, you can go out and buy those and play them on your home device, but that’s about the only way you’ll ever see them. They will no longer appear on any streaming service or on-demand.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019 1:07 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Oh, and of course...

Life Cereal has gender swapped Mikey. HE is now a SHE.

They couldn't introduce a new character, and call her ' Missy ', ' Jenny ', or any other of 100's of girl names.

Nope. It's " Mikey " and she's a girl.

FFS

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:51 PM

WHOZIT


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
No, I’m not just talking about things like TV shows or movies being rebooted. But entire franchises are being torn down and rebuilt and in not a flattering manner either.

Of course, there is the reeducation of our own history going on here in the US as well in Europe. That could probably be it’s own thread.

But in pop culture, we have everything from Star Wars, Star Trek. Doctor Who, and most if not all TV shows or movies.

Add the Banana Splits to the list of bastardized shows. No longer are the four musical instrument playing animal characters a dopey offbeat parity of the Beatles, they have been turned into maniacal bloodthirsty monsters on a Syfy channel movie.

I suppose some director or executive thought that was clever and comedic, but instead it just came off as extremely cringe.

There’s probably two generations now removed from the original show who have no idea who these characters are, but now this is how they first get introduced to them?

What the hell is going on here? Across-the-board familiar characters and storylines are being repackaged and crafted to almost universally negative and unrecognizable versions of their former selves.

I can’t imagine that this is being driven by they need or desire from fans to see this. It’s just lazy riding where people take establish characters and then tear them down or turn them into cartoons of them selves.

Furthermore, Disney has decided to lock up virtually every old movie it has the rights to so that they can never be shown in a theatre.. That means Alien , for example, cannot be shown in the theater anymore. And the list of movies is very long. Why would Disney want to do that?

Oh sure, you can go out and buy those and play them on your home device, but that’s about the only way you’ll ever see them. They will no longer appear on any streaming service or on-demand.




So many people in the entertainment industry were so happy when Disney Corp bought STAR WARS and then FOX...until now. They've ruined STAR WARS and are locking away many FOX classics.

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Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:19 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Some time ago there was a terrible muckup which hamstrung the release to DVD of the original TV Series Six Million Dollar Man. It was tied up in rights by Weinstein, he wanted to make it a comedy, with Jim Carrey.

Thankfully I have not seen anything come of that horrible idea.

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Friday, November 1, 2019 7:38 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Hell, was Adam Sandler not available ? That is a terrible idea. Of course, 6 million dollars would be more like 600 million, if not more.

Maybe they think we'll not know the difference. Story telling is a true art. A craft. I get that we can hear the same story, but from a different perspective, or told in a different way, and that certainly allows for variations in how it can be treated.

And yes, even given a bit of a overhaul, with the essence of the story still at the heart. But it's less that Hollywood and others have stopped trying. They're actively going after known stories and characters and intentionally retconning them , instead of offering up brand new material.

I hope the stories of Dr Who aren't true, and that Tennent isn't coming back in some sort of former version of HIMSELF , to offer up all the past doctors as some sort of sacrifice to answer to Nurse Who for all the decades of toxic masculinity.

IT's not enough for these bastards to kill a franchise, but now they're parading the corpse around like a trophy and shoving it in everyone's faces.

Same w/ Star Wars.

Same w/ Star Trek.


And on it goes.

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Friday, November 1, 2019 12:47 PM

BRENDA


AU, I am old enough to have watched the Banana Splits and what you said they did is NOT kid friendly. As you know that was the point of the show.

Well, they tried it a number of years ago with the Monkees and it failed as well.

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Friday, November 1, 2019 3:36 PM

WHOZIT


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Some time ago there was a terrible muckup which hamstrung the release to DVD of the original TV Series Six Million Dollar Man. It was tied up in rights by Weinstein, he wanted to make it a comedy, with Jim Carrey.

Thankfully I have not seen anything come of that horrible idea.



I remember that, they wanted to make it after the parody reboot of "Starsky and Hutch", (Staring Ben Has-Been Stiller) but when that bombed they scraped the idea.

If they want to reboot something why doesn't Disney Corp call Joss and Tim and see if it would be possible to reboot "Firefly", just for God's sake don't put it of a streaming service, I'm begging them.

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Friday, November 1, 2019 10:18 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
AU, I am old enough to have watched the Banana Splits and what you said they did is NOT kid friendly. As you know that was the point of the show.

Well, they tried it a number of years ago with the Monkees and it failed as well.



Don’t recall any monkees reboot, but the Banana Splits were just odd to me. I “ got “ they were a part of the drug culture while still being too young to get what that even meant. Basically they were just filler in between the other shows that they had. They weren’t really considered the main attraction, at least from my point of view.

Which makes it all the more odd that the makers of this syfy movie decided to turn them into twisted furry killing cyborgs. If anything, I'd have had them be the heroes of the story, but that's just the normnie in me, I guess.


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