1-28-19: Orville V. Trek

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Re: 1-28-19: Orville V. Trek

Post by I like pie » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:55 am

Even mass and blatant IP reuse though isn't new or specific to us. See The Nutty Professor from 96/63, Ocean's 11 from 01/60, etc. Scarface from 36 years ago was reusing IP from 51 years before itself. :?

I don't think it's a "these days" thing so much as the internet has made it easier to spot and criticize. I'd bet that most stuff we get is actually new IP, it just doesn't get as popular as familiar stories.
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Re: 1-28-19: Orville V. Trek

Post by werefrog » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:38 am

Yeah, except CW is just rehashing their old stuff now. We have a remake of Roswell and Charmed now. At least Riverdale was a new take on the cahracters; a take The Werefrog didn't care to watch, but it was new.
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Post by raptor9k » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:20 pm

It seems like it's a far larger percentage of the overall entertainment available in my time period. Aside from Scarface, you're also pointing out remade movies targeted at my generation, which only strengthens my point.
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Re: 1-28-19: Orville V. Trek

Post by I like pie » Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:00 pm

I guess it's not clear then what you mean by "most of the stuff we get these days". If The Nutty Professor remake from 23 years ago counts, then sure.

I would be curious to see data behind this though. To your point, the percentage or even frequency has got to be changing one way or another.
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