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  • happymel2
    happymel2
    Robert Cop
    Comments: 181

    Oh! I like the theme song but I didn’t know anything else about this show until now. I need to check out this show since it’s on ITunes apparently. O.O

  • Silverstar
    Just might make the CUT
    Comments: 53

    Apparently, The Greatest American Hero is getting remade…with a woman in the lead role.

    Yeah.

    • Spike
      Spike
      The Fuct of Pepsiman
      Comments: 221

      They tried that already in the 80’s, except there it was Ralph giving up his powers to a woman he felt worthy.

      Honestly, as long as it’s a good show, the gender of the main character is pretty irrelevant.

      • Silverstar
        Just might make the CUT
        Comments: 53

        Regarding point #1: I didn’t watch that much TV as a kid aside from cartoons and comedies, so I never knew that happened. Interesting.

        Regarding point #2: I agree (in fact I actually prefer female protagonists in many aspects), but since this’ll be happening in the Age of the Reboot and in the wake of all the anti-PC noise that’s going around now, there will be the usual cries of “Femi-Nazis” and “pushing a PC agenda” and “The original was a classic, why are they doing this?!” malarkey. Basically, it’ll be Ghostbusters 2016 all over again.

        Maybe Hollywood should chill on the reboots, revamps and re-imaginings and start developing some entirely new concepts for a while.

        • Spike
          Spike
          The Fuct of Pepsiman
          Comments: 221

          Yeah, the pilot was actually pretty good. Because of it never having been picked up, it instead got re-edited into being basically the finale to Greatest American Hero during syndication. The subtitle of the episode is what was to be the title of the show, “Greatest American Heroine.”

          And hey, if they manage to do as good a job on a female-led reboot GAH as has been done with Supergirl (which I like quite a lot), there’s definite promise there.

          To be fair about the Ghostbusters 2016 thing though, I saw a lot more people yelling “sexist” or “prejudice” and casting hatred at people who simply disliked the movie on its own merits. When James Rolphe said he had no interest in seeing the film, people insulted him over it with accusations of sexism, despite that having literally nothing to do with anything he said or implied.
          Many peoples’ reasons for disliking it were its poor writing, structure, bad CGI and general direction. There certainly was a backlash of people who were all about the anti-feminist and sexist nonsense, but there were equal (if not greater) numbers of people who’d jump down the throats of any who disliked the film for any reason.

    • JavaJoe
      NewbieDotCom.Com
      Comments: 7

      Had they had a third season they would have had a Russian woman and her KGB friend getting a similar suit from the aliens. A big part of the season would have been Ralph and Bill going to Moscow to meet with them and hopefully get some pointers on how to use it.

      So technically they almost already did that.

  • Spike
    Spike
    The Fuct of Pepsiman
    Comments: 221

    Y’know what the funniest thing about this is? In terms of purely being a superhero show, it’s superior to smallville on many levels. That show often times seemed to deliberately avoid Clark using his powers in any kind of impressive or useful way, while Ralph (despite not being great at utilising them) actually does fly around, use superstrength and fight bad guys often. That, and some of the effects were pretty damned good; that ship in the pilot looks amazing even now.

  • JavaJoe
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 7

    I remember seeing this episode on TV. Wound up finding the entire first season in the bargain bin of Wal*Mart or Zellers or something for $5.00. Had it gone onto a third season they would have had a storyline where they discover a Russian woman has gotten a similar super suit from the same aliens and they want to meet her and her KGB contact. Problem is, neither one speaks or reads Russian so shenanigans.

    It’s a pretty cheesy show but I loved the dynamic between William Katt and Robert Culp.

  • Lermont
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 82

    Man, I sure miss when this was Brad’s theme.