Brad Roemer Discusses 80s Television
If you are like Brad Roemer and noticing all the reboots happening nowadays, you will think back to all the 1980s TV and what it was like growing up then. Ah, the 80s. A time of the microwave, Rubik’s Cubes, MTV, the Challenger explosion, The Dukes of Hazzard, skating rinks, parachute pants, and dad finally shaving his sideburns off. What was even better was the Saturday morning cartoons. They have rebooted many of them lately, but what others are left?
Reboots We Are Waiting For
Sure, they did a great job with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, She-Ra, and Transformers, but here are the cartoons we are absolutely begging the writers and producers of Hollywood to reboot – and the sooner the better!
- He-Man – Since they have taken the time to reboot the story of Princess Adora (aka She-Ra), they may as well take a run at Prince Adama (aka He-man). They were twins and they were born with special powers. It was through Prince Adam that Princes Adora realized her powers anyhow. It seems only fair to restart the other sibling now that we have seen how great they did with the sister.
- The Simpsons – We are not looking so much for a reboot here, because the series is still going. What we are more interested in here is doing a live action movie with the Simpson’s. They have had a movie, but it was animated. Wouldn’t it be cool if they could find a couple of stars to play Bart, Lisa, Maggie, Marge, and Homer? Who wouldn’t want to see John C. Reilly as Homer? There really does need to be some consideration with this and soon.
- Thunder Cats – It has been long enough without Lion-O and Mumm-Ra. We still remember waking up early on Saturday morning just to watch this show. The story had it all, great sci-fi, great story, great action, and great characters. The only thing left to do is to figure out who would want to tackle this show and if they could do it justice. There is nothing worse than a poorly done reboot – we are looking at you Melrose Place!
- Voltron – If they can reboot Transformers, they can jolly well reboot Voltron. Both are machines, both are defending the world from destruction, and both have transformative properties. This show was adapted from a Japanese anime in which the title character was split into five different parts by an evil witch. They find each other and can join up to fight against evil as Voltron.
- DuckTales – A la Indiana Jones, Scrooge McDuck goes on many wild adventures with his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Wouldn’t it be nice to use the graphics of today to reboot this timeless Saturday morning classic?Conclusion
Nothing screams the eighties quite like the above-listed cartoons to Brad Romer. With all the reboots going on today, we simply need to see these series rebooted by any of the streaming media icons. They shaped our lives and we can’t ask too many times that we want to watch them. We would even be willing to get up early on Saturday morning to watch them again.