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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:45 pm 
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Having exhausted all new ideas for sci-fi shows, the BBC is following up the success of Survivors by taking a cutting from another classic and trying to propagate an 'update':

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7753322.stm

I've not got anything against the Triffids--far, far from, in fact--but can't we have something that isn't American, isn't a remake and isn't aimed at kids?

And Torchwood doesn't count. I'm trying to forget it ever existed.

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I'm fairly happy. Along with "Blake's 7", the latest batch of remakes seems keen to tap into a rich and quintessentially British seam of bleak, apocalyptic sci fi. It's a brand that's worth reviving.

That said, I wouldn't object to seeing something new. Something new that's emphatically not f*$&^% Torchwood at any rate.

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I've not got anything against the Triffids--far, far from, in fact--but can't we have something that isn't American, isn't a remake and isn't aimed at kids?


Triffids definitely not US American, John Wyndham was British and set the original on these islands.


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Just think, in 30 years time they'll be digging out Torchwood and re-making it!


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Andrew Hook wrote:
Just think, in 30 years time they'll be digging out Torchwood and re-making it!


You know, it's worth living another 30 years just to see that. I'm going to recycle more.

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Talking of which, has anyone seen The Ruins? Triffids in a temple, one or two effective scenes but ultimately forgettable..

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