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Offline GreenShrike

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Re: Older Space SciFi Worthy of Reboot
« Reply #60 on: 09/17/2017 01:43 PM »
I loved the Wing Commander spin-off videogame Privateer.  But it basically won't run on modern hardware, and the flight engine was crap anyway.  I know there was a project to modernize the original game, but I want to see full scale re-up.
Dream is that Bethesda (Fallout, Skyrim) would do it, and do it right.

Two possibilities:

First, the game you can play right now is Elite: Dangerous.  Upside: wonderful graphics and VR support. Downside: there's no real plot other than what you set for yourself. Want to just be a space trucker? Take bounty hunter contracts? Explore the galaxy? Go for it. Just don't expect an actual story. If you can't determine your own goals and find enjoyment in pursing them, the game can be boring. https://www.elitedangerous.com/

Second, Chris Roberts, the guy behind Wing Commander, has been building a new game for a while - Star Citizen. It's in alpha at the moment, but think a huge, modern, grand vision spin on Privateer and Freelancer. I backed the initial Kickstarter years ago, and do my best to not think about it because it'll be years yet before the game is released (huge AAA games take years to complete; there's no getting around that). You can play around in the alpha, but there's not much to the game yet -- several hours of fun if somewhat pointless tooling around. https://robertsspaceindustries.com/
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Re: Older Space SciFi Worthy of Reboot
« Reply #61 on: 10/02/2017 02:56 AM »
Tripods was made into a TV series by the BBC during the 1980s, adapted from the novels by John Christopher. Disney currently holds the movie rights.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tripods



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Re: Older Space SciFi Worthy of Reboot
« Reply #62 on: 10/02/2017 08:01 PM »
This may not count, as the re-boot has been produced/is in production, but the product has not made it to the American market:

Space Battleship Yamato 2199, including two follow-up theatrical films, 2012-2014.

Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love, currently in serial production and release.
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Re: Older Space SciFi Worthy of Reboot
« Reply #63 on: 10/09/2017 02:31 PM »
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First, the game you can play right now is Elite: Dangerous.  Upside: wonderful graphics and VR support. Downside: there's no real plot other than what you set for yourself. Want to just be a space trucker? Take bounty hunter contracts? Explore the galaxy? Go for it. Just don't expect an actual story. If you can't determine your own goals and find enjoyment in pursing them, the game can be boring. https://www.elitedangerous.com/


Well, we have the Thargoids arriving now, which doesn't mean much to me as I run away at the first sign of trouble!


A couple of reboots that I would watch would be:
Star Cops https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Cops
A series based on Enemy Mine https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enemy_Mine_(film)


Wasn't 'Hunter Prey' based in the same universe as 'Enemy Mine'?


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Re: Older Space SciFi Worthy of Reboot
« Reply #64 on: 10/12/2017 09:17 AM »
Here's a documentary retrospective on Space:1999 that was made awhile back:




Again, I have to admire the production design quality on so many aspects of the show, particularly the technical fx, as well as the generally good quality of the cast. They had a lot of good ideas in that show which had a lot of potential and made an impression - it's really too bad that things went wonky because of some silly creative choices.

[imagines voice of Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon:
"And then I'd (hehehe!) like you to add some, uhh, monsters (bahahaha!) -- really, it'll be great!(snicker)"]
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