In this world of reboots, relaunched properties and remakes, it seems that it’s only a matter of time before we get a big-budget version of ‘Sigmund And The Sea Monsters’ as Lovecraftian monsters, starring Jeremy Renner and Rooney Mara. (Featuring Haley Joel Osment in a career-reviving role as Sigmund…) The vast majority of remakes bring little to the table, other than better visuals, but the sorta-terrible remake of ‘Night Of The Living Dead’ did a better job with Barbra, taking her from distressed damsel to active character. Star Trek: The Next Generation’s updated credo replaced “no man” with “no one”, reflecting a more inclusive world view in 1987’s 23rd Century, which leads us to today’s deja view query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is waiting for a take on 007 that deals with Bond’s 1940s attitudes towards women and minorities, asking: Which favorite property most NEEDS to be relaunched due to out-of-date or no-longer-appropriate content?


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