Believe it or not, this actually got made…
With the right cast this pilot could be made into a full series. It would probably be better than the Get Smart remake.
Rhonda and Tony were characters on the show but by the end they got along pretty well with Ralph. I’d hate to think they’d become antagonists like they were at the start of the series. Yes, I’m a huge fan. My mom even made me a “suit” when I was a kid for Halloween and I wore the daylights out of it.
Arcana Comics made a three issue miniseries trying to give the show a comics revival, which William Katt was a part of because he’s been trying to bring the show back. I don’t know if he was involved in the upcoming ABC remake which sadly going to be a half-hour instead of an hour. As for Greatest American Heroine (the unsold pilot Rowdy mentioned, not the remake), that’s TV Trash worthy. It wasn’t very good.
I remember Arcana Comics. They also published a Space Ace miniseries I’ve thought about trying to get ahold of.
I reviewed it on my site. The Space Ace miniseries was quite good. Not great, but good.
I highly doubt that Stephen J. Cannell gave two thumbs up for this from his graveyard.
“Believe It or not, they really don’t care
Cannell is rolling his grave as you can see
we’re they smoking a blunt, while inhaling the air?
How can this be?
Believe it or not, it’s just greed!”
Trashman – It isn’t noted above, but this was made back in the 1990s. Cannell didn’t die until 2010.
I know that this episode first hit the web in 2009, the year before Cannell died. And I actually managed to contact Allan Rueckert while researching this, particularly because I wanted to know if it was made legally. Rueckert said they did indeed get permission from Cannell.
In fact, I was supposed to give Mr. Rueckert a special thanks in the credits. DAMMIT.
I’ve heard from some sources that a female reboot for this show was going to land on FOX but has been given the thumbs up by ABC, in this version (according to the article) it stars Meera, a 30 year old Indian-American woman from Cleveland whose talents includes tequila drinking (if you can call that one of her so-called “talents”), karaoke and not much else. Then some aliens entrust her with a super suit to protect the planet and the world has never been in more unreliable hands:
Sorry if the link doesn’t work, but I hope to god this doesn’t go for the ala “Ghostbusters 2016” route.
Interestingly, this will make the second female reboot. Greatest American Heroine was produced as a pilot to try to restart the show on NBC after it was cancelled over at ABC. It didn’t work out, but i hear that the pilot was added to the Greatest American Hero syndication package as an extra episode. Oddly enough, as much as i enjoyed the show originally, i’ve never watched the reruns, so i can’t confirm that.
I take you may review Voltron Legendary Defender at some point?
You know Rowdy, since you were making a reference about the “Szechuan sauce” I have no doubt that you were watching Rick and Morty.
Well no, I’ve never actually watched it. But when everything regarding that joke has been spread all over the Internet for months…
I’m assuming that it was a meme then.
I don’t suppose you saw William Katt’s brief cameo in the latest Arrowverse crossover? He played the pastor at Barry and Iris’ wedding?