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Don
Posted: May 16th, 2018, 7:37pm Report to Moderator
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So, what are you writing?

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The TLDR: *Thanks realxwriter!

Prompt: Reinvent a series, preferably an old one. Make it so it will appeal to today's audience. Change something about it. Don't just write a new episode or the premiere of a new season. Make your own custom version of it in any way you see fit.

Pages limit: 24 (You don't have to use all of them).

Deadline: 2 weeks - Due June 1st at midnight (see timer) at simplyscripts.com/OWC.

Instructions:
1- PM Mod DanC what show you plan to reboot to call dibs on it because every show is limited to two entries.

Do not speak of the show you are interested in reinventing in this thread. Please try to maintain anonymity in this challenge. Just send a private message to DanC, which is the guy in charge. He is awesome!


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Hey guys,
     You know what could open up the door for you?  We've always heard that Hollywood never has original ideas,  but lately, it's so true.

We are in the age of Reboots.  And that is what this OWC is about.  The dreaded Reboot.

Here is a list of shows that have been redone: Lost in space, Dynasty, The Odd Couple, Battle Star Galactica, Leathal Weapon, Twin Peaks, Charmed, Married With Children, Magnum PI, Xena, MacGyver, Tales from the Crypt, Gilmore Girls, Star Trek, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Varsity Blues

That's a wide list.  And there are dozens more that are tossed and passed on.  Wonder Woman had a shot, but, the first episode was so bad that it got passed on.

Your challenge is simple.  Take a program that you feel has series potential and reinvent it for today's audience.  

So, in other words, you can't use the established cast and write stories based in today's world.

You have to take a show that you loved and put your spin on it.  

So, if you wanted to have GAY STAR TREK, well, you can.

If you wanted to adapt your fav anime show and make it a horror show, you can.

If you want to take your fav show and make it what you wanted it to be, you can.

The rules are that there are none, save that it must have been on a TV station and it must have been more than 1 episode.  So, yep, all of you hoping to redo "Little Hitler (or was it Lil' Hitler) sorry, you can't, it was only on for 1 episode.

Yes, someone actually made a series called Little Hitler that made it to air.

Go crazy with it.

A contest just ended looking for your idea of a reboot.  Guys, this is big business potential.

There is a 15-page max.  There is no min.

I really hope someone redoes the Herculoids.  I had an idea for that.  I loved that as a kid.

You must send me a PM to let me know what you plan to pick.  No more than 2 people may pick the same show, UNLESS it's a spinoff of said show.  For ex.  say you wanted to write a series about Xander from Buffy and 2 others were doing Buffy, that's fine.  

First come, first serve.  

Lastly, try to pick shows that were your fav at one point or another.  Try to pick something from the 50's on up.  Anime and foreign shows are fine (for you Brits).


Announce on Friday, May 18th at 10:00 pm  (edt)
Scripts Due Friday, June 1st at 12:00 midnight (edt)
Scripts posted Saturday, June 2ndth at noon (edt)
Voting by email ballot Friday, June 15st at midnight (that will be distributed later)
Who wrote what and Writers' Choice posted June 18th

Here is the general framework

24 page (or less) script, properly formatted in PDF format submited to simplyscripts.com/owc
This is a free challenge. There are no prizes, one entry per person.  Revise as many times as you wish up to the deadline.

Please put (c) 2018 on your script.


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Hey guys
     I'm here for my first venture into the world of Admin work.  I will be your voice of reason.  So, you're pretty much doomed.

What hints can I offrr?  Well, the topic will be a very popular trend that is happening in the writing world.

Something old becomes something new in the world of who.

While there is a 15 page MAX, there is no min.

More to come later.  Feel free to ask questions.  

I hope to make this fun for everyone.

Dan


Please read my scripts:
http://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-series/m-1427564706/

I'm interested in reading animation, horror, sci fy, suspense, fantasy, and anything that is good.  I enjoy writing the same.  Looking to team with anyone!

Thanks
Dan
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Alright, Dan!  WOOHOO...Way to go, bro!

Looking very forward to it.  Haven't written anything ion quite some time.  


To ski or not to ski...that's not even a question.
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Great going, Dan! Let's see if I manage to put something together for this.
I can make a guess it's going to be centered around women since you hint on a topic being trendy.

15 pages? Woah, that's new for an OWC.
Ok, bring it!

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I may or may not make it in this one. Glad to see you running it Dan.

Should be fun.


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Quoted from khamanna
15 pages? Woah, that's new for an OWC.
Ok, bring it!


But no minimum. So it can FADE IN, FADE OUT, and leave you wondering what the heck just happened.


Family feature: Who Wants to Be a Princess?
Sci-Fi short trilogy: Timmy
Horror anthology/feature: Glass House
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DanC
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Killing villains since 1980!

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Yes no min.  Thanks guys.  I really enjoyed the last event and when I heard that the OWC for April wasn't going to happen, I wanted to get involved.

I know it takes all of the members to keep a site going.  So if this destroys me and I randomly wander around asking about the OWC then I'll know I made a mistake 😃

When you see the challenge you will understand why the 15 pages.  Some might even say it isn't enough.

I had a great idea for this, but can't enter.  Small price to pay for an important tradition to keep rolling on.  So Don and I sat down and figured out something we felt you wanted to do.

No it isn't gay star trek.

Good luck
Dan


Please read my scripts:
http://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-series/m-1427564706/

I'm interested in reading animation, horror, sci fy, suspense, fantasy, and anything that is good.  I enjoy writing the same.  Looking to team with anyone!

Thanks
Dan
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Quoted from DanC


No it isn't gay star trek.

Dan


Then I'm out.


Click on the link for my blog as Rick Hansberry and I take script from concept to completion (and hopefully to the screen) Lake Regret Movie
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Hey Dan

You can always submit your script after/before OWC. Good luck to all.

Gabe



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Can't wait!


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All I will say at this stage is, with Dan as Captain OWC...

There will be blood.  
Well, I'll be surprised if there isn't the capacity for it.

15 pages?!
I'm glad it's up to, and there's no minimum. Good thinking on that.


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I must take part in this one. I'll force myself


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Been wanting to try and get back into the swing of things here. Maybe this will help me ease back in.

~Zack~


*NEW DRAFT*

DING DONG DITCH - (short,horror)
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I must take part in this one. I'll force myself


Welcome back, Glenn.


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Well Libby,
    Will there be blood????

How much blood??  Oh Libby???

Maybe!!!

I will probably spill the beans before midnight, but not too early.

What do Funky Town (the song) and Dynasty (TV series) have in common??

Or is there anything??

And seriously WTF do the Herculoids have to do with it??

Dan


Please read my scripts:
http://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-series/m-1427564706/

I'm interested in reading animation, horror, sci fy, suspense, fantasy, and anything that is good.  I enjoy writing the same.  Looking to team with anyone!

Thanks
Dan
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