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#1 of 13 OFFLINE   mattCR

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Posted May 27 2010 - 07:09 PM

No kidding.  With LOST off the air, ABC is trying to woo JJ to do an Alias 2.0 reboot, borrowing some of the ideas of the original, an alternate undercover "evil" CIA agency of sorts and so on...


I'm wondering how this would work.


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Again, it's only very initial talk at this point, but I'm told that the development folks over at the Alphabet network are considering doing a new version of Alias that would borrow some elements of the original series that starred Jennifer Garner (and Michael Vartan, Victor Garber and some guy named Bradley Cooper who must have slipped into oblivion since). But the series would most likely not include any sort of complex mythological throughline such as the Rambaldi prophecy (a storyline that lost some of the fans).


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#2 of 13 OFFLINE   Jonny P

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Posted May 28 2010 - 01:30 AM

I figure a "24" reboot is likely on the agenda in a few years too... The reason I say that is because there was an interview with Kiefer Sutherland a few years ago suggesting you could do the concept with all sorts of professions...police officer...fireman...etc. An "Alias" reboot could work. You wouldn't have to have a female lead (although, I loved Sydney Bristow). You could have all-knew supporting characters. Essentially, you could take the basic concept and retool it from scratch. Or, you could have the show deal with the children of Sydney and Vaughn (although, I'd prefer it if they'd start fresh). Two of TV's most "buzzworthy" shows (with great cult followings) left us this season when "24" and "Lost" ended their respective runs. Sure, they might not have attained the ratings they once did, but they were perfect fodder for DVRing and online discussions. I mean, how many people were waiting with baited breath to find out what happened in the "CSI: Miami" season finale? I watched "Alias" from beginning to end. And while the ratings suffered after a move to Thursdays (terrible time slot for the show), I typically enjoyed it.

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Posted May 28 2010 - 05:52 AM

how about no. hollywood, we want NEW ideas....................
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Posted May 28 2010 - 05:58 AM

Yeah, but they want a built in audience and enough name recognition to save on promo costs.  OF course, that's the wrong way to go about it, but that's what the bean counters want. It's like, the hottest new show on TV is Glee.  Instead of looking for their own Glee, they are looking for a Glee clone.  They don't get it... most of the time. If the Alias reboot is good, all is forgiven, right?

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Posted May 28 2010 - 06:32 AM

I loved Alias and if Abrams was involved I'd be on board in a heartbeat.
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Posted May 28 2010 - 08:31 AM

How about a show where the leading spy character sings their inner monologue on missions and before mission?
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#7 of 13 OFFLINE   Craig S

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Posted May 28 2010 - 09:07 AM

[quote]Originally Posted by Patrick Sun [url=/forum/thread/300977/alias-gets-a-reboot#post_3695842]


Three truths about movies, as noted by Roger Ebert:

* It's not what a movie is about, it's how it is about it.
* No good movie is too long, and no bad movie is short enough.
* No good movie is depressing, all bad movies are depressing.

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Posted May 28 2010 - 10:57 AM

[quote]Originally Posted by Diallo B [url=/forum/thread/300977/alias-gets-a-reboot#post_3695799]

I'm sure this will go nowhere but I'm willing to give any thing J.J. Abrams-related a chance.



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Posted May 28 2010 - 01:54 PM



Originally Posted by Patrick Sun 

How about a show where the leading spy character sings their inner monologue on missions and before mission?


If it's in real time and the whole season takes place in one day, I'm all for it. There should also be a British guy who says harsh things and some people who were in a plane crash.



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Posted May 29 2010 - 05:19 PM

I was half-expecting them to do an Alias spin off with Balthazar Getty and the female agent they brought in during the last season.  In fact, I was kind of hoping for it.  Bring Marshall along, and maybe Dixon as boss... But I think they killed too many characters off....

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Posted May 29 2010 - 05:21 PM



Originally Posted by Chris Lockwood 




If it's in real time and the whole season takes place in one day, I'm all for it. There should also be a British guy who says harsh things and some people who were in a plane crash.


Or maybe going another way, a dancing baby and a woman obsessed with a desire for kids and still being a spy while discovering her ex now works in the same spy-operation..


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#12 of 13 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted May 30 2010 - 02:39 AM

Or how about a spy baby with an intersect in his head, goes on missions with his handler partner, "mom".
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Posted June 12 2010 - 07:27 AM

Any future Alias show must explain how the Rambaldi device ends powering Spock's ship in Star Trek!




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