LB: “Which science fiction TV show do you wish you could personally reboot?”

That’s the question asked over at io9.Com a few days ago, complete with this photo of one of the worst TV shows ever made:

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Yes, it’s BUCK ROGERS, created & produced by a good friend of mine and taken over & produced by another friend who was actually the godfather of my 2nd son. Still sucked tho.

The question’s gotten a lot if answers, including:

  • BLAKE’S 7
  • THE INVADERS
  • DUNE (mini-series)
  • RIVERWORLD
  • BABYLON 5
  • WONDER WOMAN
  • STAR TREK

I’d like to throw in my two cents because as you all know, I’m that kinda guy. But I’m doing it here instead of the original website because I always get ignored when I comment at io9 and I really, really, really crave attention. (Hey, that’s a showbiz requirement, isn’t it?)

So. I wish that I could personally reboot:

  1. THE AVENGERS (The UK series, not Marvel’s Avengers. But only if I could still cast a young Diana Rigg and relatively young Pat McNee. Pat, incidentally, has been a great friend of mine since his BATTLESTAR GALLACTICA days and has great secret agent cred – including the fact that he was one of England’s most decorated heroes of WWII.
  2. AUTOMAN (because I’ll always regard it with great regret as a show I co-created and, yes, I cop to it, completely fucked up. One more shot. That’s all I want at it. Just one more shot…)

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I think the fact that the above are the best pics I can find is a good sign of how badly I screwed up this show. Sincerest apologies to a great cast and crew…

About LB

Larry Brody has been profiled in such national magazines and websites as Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Starlog, People, Electronic Media, IndieSlate, TechTV, io9, and of course TV Guide.

A legendary figure in the television writing and production world, with a career going back to the late ’60s, Brody has written and produced literally thousands of hours of network and syndicated television.

Brody has also been active in the TV animation world, writing, creating, consulting, and/or supervising the cult favorite STAR TREK animated TV series, the SILVER SURFER, SPAWN, SUPERMAN, SPIDERMAN, and SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED animated series, and was showrunner of the French animated series, DIABOLIK, as well as part of the team that developed and wrote the live-action/cgi animation sci-fi series Ace Lightning for the BBC.

Shows written or produced by Brody have won several awards including – yes, it’s true – Emmys.