Revolution has a huge premiere, but will the numbers hold up? Can Doctor Who fans say goodbye to the Pond's? What's the greatest television reboot of them all? How does Nathan Fillian want Firefly to come back on TV?
Revolution Opens Big, But Will It Last?
Blastr reports that NBC's Revolutions had a huge premiere of 11 million viewers. My brother already wrote a great review that covers most of what I feel about the show. The show might last, but I doubt it. The only way the show will succeed is if they manage to draw us into the main character Charlotte "Charlie" Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos). After the second episode I don't see it. She doesn't have that mix of spunk, sass and heart that made The Hunger Games Katniss so popular. On the other hand, I like the head of the militia Captain Tom Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) more every time I see him. Is it wrong to root for a homicidal murderer because you like his smile?
Oddmakers(0%-100%): What are the odds Revolution will last six episodes?
Doctor Who Says Goodbye To Pond's
Tomorrow's episode of Doctor Who, "Angels in Manhattan," shows the final fate of Amy Pond and Rory Williams, known collectively to fans as the Ponds. While this hasn't been a great season it's done a great job of reminding us why fans love these companions. There have been some great moments. Whovians are always hard on new companions so x it's going to have her work cut out for her.
Tossup (Choose one): If you could only to keep one of the Pond's would it be: Rory or Amy?
Star Trek: The Next Generation The Greatest Reboot?
Some people complain that the new Star Trek movie is rebooting the series. Time magazine makes a great point that Star Trek: The Next Generation was the greatest reboot of a series ever. Not only did it use an entirely new cast, but also a new take on the original. It spawned a bunch of spin-offs, popular movies and a new generation of Star Trek fans. I guess reboots aren't so bad after all.
Firefly: The Animated Series
Nathan Fillian said he'd like to see an animated series based on Firefly. Nothing less than brilliant. Low cost, high return and they can get the original actors to do the voices without interrupting their schedules. They made a movie happen. So why not a cartoon?
Oddsmaker (0% - 100%): What are the odds fans would watch a Firefly animated series?
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