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ABC 'commits' to Greatest American Hero she-boot

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ABC 'commits' to Greatest American Hero she-boot

Believe or not, ABC has faith in producer/writer Nahnatchka Khan

http://deadline.com/2017/09/the-greates ... 202164782/

I wonder if Disney will force Marvel to make an accompanying comic book although arguably their latest Ms Marvel occupies a similar diversity

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I don't see it being a huge hit on ABC, but I could be wrong.
It sounds like more of a Disney channel thing.
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Are they going to use the same theme from the original? Joey Scarbury - Believe It Or Not

I wonder if she will lose the manual to the suit.
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Psychopathetic wrote:
Feb 13th, 2018 9:25 am
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You sir are the master of trivia.
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I barely remember the original. I think it was super young when it aired on TV. The only reason I remember watching it was because there was nothing else to watching on TV. On the other hand maybe it was good and it didn't appeal to a kid just about to start grade school.

I was still hoping they were going to do an A-Team TV reboot. I guess the idea for rebooting that TV series never made it to a pilot. I guess my point is, the A-team was a lot more popular. If they can't pull that off, can they really pull this off?
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zod wrote:
Feb 13th, 2018 1:42 pm
I barely remember the original. I think it was super young when it aired on TV. The only reason I remember watching it was because there was nothing else to watching on TV. On the other hand maybe it was good and it didn't appeal to a kid just about to start grade school.
I'm guessing you are 41-42?

Same thing for me. I definitely watched this as a kid, but remember almost nothing.
I always wanted more costume hero stuff, which was often only a small part of the show.
No VCR or cable at this time, so choices were non existent.
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shikotee wrote:
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I'm guessing you are 41-42?

Same thing for me. I definitely watched this as a kid, but remember almost nothing.
I always wanted more costume hero stuff, which was often only a small part of the show.
No VCR or cable at this time, so choices were non existent.
I guess I dated myself there.. slightly younger than you guessed, but only slightly :)

I agree that it's appeal to my childhood self was that there was a costumed superhero show on TV, but we didn't really enjoy it. We watched it because of lack of options. Given that it only lasted a few seasons the first time around, seems kind of a weird choice for a reboot. There doesn't seem to be a lot of positive nostalgia for it (other than us lamenting about the lack of options on TV in the early 80s).
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shikotee wrote:
Feb 13th, 2018 3:15 pm
I'm guessing you are 41-42?

Same thing for me. I definitely watched this as a kid, but remember almost nothing.
I always wanted more costume hero stuff, which was often only a small part of the show.
No VCR or cable at this time, so choices were non existent.
My parents told me it was superman, which was as good as it gets with rabbit ears in Montreal. He flew crooked, had funny hair, and his x-ray vision was lame. The theme song was the highlight.
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Psychopathetic wrote:
Feb 13th, 2018 9:25 am
Believe it or not, George isn't at home,
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I must be out, or I'd pick up the phone,
Where could I be?
Believe it or not, I'm not home.
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I too remember this on TV as a kid, the song was definitely the most memorable part of the show!
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mr_raider wrote:
Feb 14th, 2018 2:12 pm
My parents told me it was superman, ...
WB/DC actually sued ABC claiming GAH was a Superman rip off

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Br ... anies,_Inc.

Another minor controversy was that the lead character's last name Hinkley was changed since a guy named John Hinckley Jr tried to assassinate Ronald Reagan

Maybe the pilot will wink at those controversies
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nufan wrote:
Feb 14th, 2018 3:05 pm
I too remember this on TV as a kid, the song was definitely the most memorable part of the show!
The most memorable part of the show for me was Connie Sellecca! I only watched because she was in it.

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