There aren’t a lot of second chances in pop culture, so I’m super-thrilled about the return of Howard The Duck to the minds of modern fans.  He’s been denigrated by know-nothings who aren’t aware of how good his original series was for too long.  Heck, for that matter, I want to see a more tone-appropriate take on the dark humor of ‘Aeon Flux’, regardless of how bad the Charlize Theron movie version blew.  (The answer, for those wondering, is “A lot.”)  Could an awesome new Catwoman film erase the stink of the Halle Berry version?  Or a take on Pluto Nash featuring Jay-Z?  How about Heaven’s Gate, only with lasers and dinosaurs?  I don’t know if they’d actually be any more popular, but sometimes, you have to give something a second chance, leading us to today’s redo  query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) always sort of hopes that we’ll get a multi-Doctor story with The Sixth Doctor highlighted, but that’s probably a yard too far, asking:  What box-office or critical failure would you most want to see get a second chance?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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  1. Lemmy Caution (@_Lemmy_Caution) on

    The Wild Wild West

    (Kevin Kline seemed liked perfect casting… just didn’t have enough giant robot spiders, I guess)

  2. I wouldn’t mind seeing third, this time well marketed “Escape From.. something”. Kurt Russell could still be Snake and this time even mid-budget CGI would look good enough when used with care. Let Carpenter direct and finish the story on a high note.

  3. I’ve never really gotten over how dirty they did Wing Commander. Made doubly worse that the movie was directed by the guy who created the games, and he couldn’t get his own story right.

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