My friend Julia (Le Diva) emailed me the following awesomeness:
So, you know how revamping old 70’s and 80’s shows and making them all
dark and gritty and edgy is the thing now? ( , Battlestar
Galactica, and don’t tell me that Smurf bombing video for UNICEF
wasn’t a backdoor pilot)
Seriously. Redo it from the scientist’s perspective. He’s this
misunderstood genius (played of course, by ) who never can fully realize his scientific dreams. This bumbling schmuck kid (played perhaps by the Mac guy, just for maximum neo-kitsch value) happens into the scientist’s lab and gains super powers. Now Dr. Jeffcoate finds himself compelled to save this kid from himself while at the same time, continuing to gather valuable research data on what has become his latest and greatest experiment. Seriously, this could be gold.
I’m with her there. Julia gets mad props for remembering not only this long forgotten program, but also the name of the Proffessor. I only caught this show once or twice, but I read the tie-in novel over the summer one year (it was based on the pilot.)
Not a bad idea, really, although I personally want to see an update of Small Wonder, set in the age of Gossip Girl. How does this mysterious blogger manage to find out about and write about all the shenanigans of the Manhattan elite? It’s easy… when you’ve got THE INTERNET IN YOUR HEAD!!!