Some Videogame and TV Series I would like to see revived

Note:  The video game part of this list was originally published as an article for Creators.co, but I decided to add a couple things and include TV Series as well.

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog. It’s been awhile, I know. I hope those of you that have been reading my Arrested Development Screenplay have been enjoying it. Since Arrested Development is getting a new season next year I’ve got to thinking about other TV series I would like to see revived. I also have a couple video game series I would like to see return as well. Without further ado let’s start with the TV Series, in no particular order.

TV Series:

Seinfeld: I’m surprised there hasn’t already been talk about this besides that Curb story arc. With the 20th anniversary of that divisive finale approaching now would be a good time to do it. Even a six-episode or so limited series would be good. Jerry Seinfeld has said he wouldn’t do as revival, but maybe he could change his mind

Home Improvement:  I actually started rewatching this show recently and while it’s not groundbreaking TV it’s still a good show and with nostalgia for the 90s pretty high right now and another with 90s ABC sitcom, Roseanne, being revived and Tim Allen no longer doing Last Man Standing  I think it’s time for Tim”The Toolman” Taylor to also return.  I might even settle for a Home Improvement/Last Man Standing Crossover special.

Drive:  A short-lived series from 2007 that followed a disparate group of people as they raced cross-country and starred a post-Firefly Nathan Fillion and a pre-fame Emma Stone I think Drive had a lot of potential and I think a reboot with a whole new cast wouldn’t be that hard to do.

Knights of Prosperity:  Another short-lived series from 2007, this one remains one of my favorite all-time shows despite only lasting 13 episodes. Like Drive a lot of the cast has moved on to bigger and better things, but I wouldn’t mind a reboot with a new cast.

 

Those are a few tv series I would like to come back. What do you think of my choices and what are some of yours?

Videogame Revivals:

Spyro: Spyro has appeared in the Skylanders games, but the last true Spyro game was The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon in 2008. That means the series has been dormant for almost 10 years. I think a rebooted trilogy, maybe featuring an adult Spyro, could be a good idea. At the various least I would like to see if get the same treatment as Crash Bandicoot did earlier this year with a PS4 remaster of the original Playstation trilogy(which is rumored to be happening). A Crash/Spyro crossover game would also be cool to see.

Mercenaries: A franchise that has been dormant since 2008 after the release of Mercenaries 2: World in Flames. There was a rumored third game, but after Pandemic Studios closed down the franchise hasn’t been heard from. I would like to see EA try to revive it, maybe with a game set during WWI or WWII or even a game set in the future. Mercenaries 2049 has a nice ring to it.

Destroy all Humans: Known for it’s irreverent humor and spoofing normal game and movie conventions Destroy All Humans! is yet another franchise that went dormant in 2008. Like Mercenaries, Destroy All Humans, suffered a studio close with THQ. Luckily Nordic Games bought the IP and has said they are “evaluating options” So far we have only gotten a PS4 port of the first two games, but perhaps a new game is in the works. I would love to see one set in the ’80s, perhaps titled Destroy All Humans!: Crypto Strikes Back. (Read my ideas for that here)

Hulk:  Much like the movies Hulk has been somewhat neglected in the video game medium as well. I had lots of fun with Ultimate Destruction(see my ideas for a sequel here) and wouldn’t mind seeing the fun return with a game that adapts the Planet Hulk storyline.

Bonus: Marvel vs Capcom Collection: This isn’t so much as revival as something I would like to see. Now that Marvel vs Capcom infinite is out I would like to see the first three(or at least two) games releases as a remastered collection for PS4 and Xbox One.

Those are my choices for video game revivals. What do you think? What are some of yours?

 

That does it for this post. Stay tuned for the continuation of my Arrested Development Screenplay and hopefully other blog posts to come. As always thanks for reading and any and all comments are welcome and appreciated.

Currently:

Reading(Books):  Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams

Reading(Comics): Wytches by Scott Snyder

Watching(TV): Home Improvement, Curb your Enthuiasm(Season 9) Ghosted

Watching(Movies): Scream 4, Carrie

Playing: Marvel vs Capcom Infinite. Telltale’s Batman and Guardian of the Galaxy

Writing:  Man vs. Aliens(a graphic novel)

Working on: Stand-up comedy and a webseries

Looking forward to: Thor 3, Stranger Things: Season 2. Halloween

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Some TV to Comic Adaptions I would like to see

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog. I hope you have been enjoying my Arrested Development Screenplay. I decided to take a break from that to post a more standard blog post(for me at least)

I’ve been done a few  comic-centric posts  with my Defenders pitch and Star Wars Comics I would like to see and I wanted to continue that thread with this post.

Today I’m talking about  TV shows I would like to see adapted as comic series. It seems to be a trend over the last few years in comics with X-files, Buffy, and Power Rangers, to name a few. And seeing these series has got me thinking of TV shows I would like to see revived in the comic book medium. Here they are in no particular order. Let me know what you think.

Heroes: This one seems like a no-brainer. Say what you will about the show, but it  still has some potential. It may never live back up to the promise of Season 1, but I think an ongoing series that takes place either between the main series and Heroes Reborn or after Heroes Reborn could be just what the franchise needs. A comic could bring back much-loved characters like Claire, Sylar and Peter without the hassle of actor scheduling and so forth. There was a rumored series just before Heroes Reborn was announced and I think continuing the story in comics is what Heroes needs.

Reaper: Like Heroes I think Reaper, a two season CW series that ended in 2009, lends itself well to a comic adaption and since the left the series on somewhat of a cliffhanger I think it a comic continuation would be fun to see.

My Name is Earl: I realize this suggestion is a little out there and I don’t know how well it would translate, but I want to see the My Name is Earl story wrapped up and if we can’t get another season or a movie this is the next best thing. I would also like to see a crossover mini-series with Raising Hope since we never really got a fully-fledged crossover when Raising Hope was on the air, although plenty of My Name is Earl actors showed up.

Knights of Prosperity: Despite only running for one 13-episode season Knights of Prosperity remains one of my favorite shows and I would like to see it continue in one way or another. Like My Name is Earl I’m not sure how well it would translate, but I feel like it could work. The show followed a gang of amateur themes whose goal is to steal from celebrities and the comic medium would allow them to feature which ever celebrity they want.

Those are a few of the TV to comic adaptions I would like to see. What shows would you like to see become comics?

Weekly Comic Pull List:

Speaking of Comics here’s what comics I’ll be picking up this week.

What I picked up Last Week:

Detective Comics #951: It was a slow week last week so this was the only comic I picked up, but still enjoyable

What I will be picking up this week:

X-files #11: I’ve been enjoying this new Contrarians storyline so I will continue to pick up X-files to read it

X-files Deviations #2:  I enjoyed the first deviations issue and I thought it was a standalone, but I’ll probably check this one out

Star Wars #29: I’m interested to read more of Yoda’s adventure.

 

What comics are you picking up this week?

 

Last Comedy Set:

I’m still at the comedy grind, averaging at least one set a week. Here’s my latest set last week from a showcase I did at a local theater. I apologize for the video quality.

 

 

Post end Poem: Here’s another poem I’ve been working on. Enjoy.

Sword of Fates

From the white cauldron

of the future

malevolent broth abounds.

Rancid scents sting her nostrils.

 

The sword of fates

will make her stronger,

but it will also weaken her.

 

The sword will be procured

from Dr. Funky,

curator of the weird

and gatekeeper

of the netherworld.

 

The golden sword

permeates her hands

with frigid ice

as it sings to her.

 

Faber est suae quisque fortunae

Dr. Funky whispers to

the formerly named girl

who will soon travel to Atlantis

after slaying Mari, the goddess of the sea.

 

Dr. Funky becomes a magnificent fire-breathing dragon.

She uses her allusion to slay him.

 

Where rests the white cauldron now?

She wonders as her journey begins.

 

 

Currently:

Reading(books): A Feast of Crows by George R.R. Martin

Reading(comics): Star Wars: Chewbacca(mini-series), Deathstroke(2014 series)

Watching(TV): The West Wing(Season 2), Flash, Supernatural, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Game of Thrones(Season 2)

Watching(Movies): Alpha Dog, Fox and the Hound, The Wolverine

Working on: This blog post, comedy sets, a couple sitcom pilots

 

Starring in:

 

Anticipating: Logan, the upcoming Donald Trump  Roast that I’m the roast master for.

 

That does it for me. As always thanks for reading and any and all comments are welcome and appreciated