FOX to develop American Torchwood & possible Dr. Who reboot.

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  1. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    From The Hollywood Reporter:

    I would normally think this would stink, as all American remakes of British shows do (yes, even The Office). Add FOX into the picture and things look even worse. But having the series creator on hand might make things interesting.

    A Dr. Who reboot, however, is an awful idea under any circumstances.
     
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    Yet more evidence that the talentless hacks in Hollyweird have completely run out of thier own ideas, and still need to go around butchering other people's work. :(
     
  3. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It may be worth noting that (as the article states) the BBC seems to have created actual internal positions whose sole purpose is to sell their shows to American networks for adaptation. A sad sign, indeed...

    I wonder how many of these shows would pull in better ratings if they just aired the original BBC versions instead of recreations? Coupling, Life on Mars and a few others have done horribly here with their bastardized US versions, and in every case the originals were a hundred times better (at least!).
     
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    Yep, Top Gear was another show heading for a US version, but I think it got axed because of being too expensive during the "financial crisis" ... and thank goodness for that (see, every cloud does have a silver lining!) because the Top Gear Australia show is horrible. :(

    Americans are lucky, they only get the American version of shows (dire though some of them are). Here in New Zealand we get the US, UK, Australian and New Zealand versions, "originals" as well as rip-offs from other networks. The number of silly "reality TV" shows clogging up decent timeslots is ridiculous. :(
     
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    So now the team will be running after alien terrorist and defusing motherships from blowing up in 24 hours?! :eek: :rolleyes:
     
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