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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).
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!
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.