"SonjaMarie" wrote:OMG this trailer is hilarious! Definitely going to see:
Oh my! Now I'm interested.
"Juliette_Syon" wrote:A friend of mine is a huge fan of the original and she's foaming at the mouth about this new treatment. She hates that it's being played for laughs.
I've never seen it (and wasn't even aware of it till now) - I don't think it was ever broadcast over here. If it's properly gothic, I'd probably enjoy it, clunky 70s vibe and all. Maybe I'll have a look for it on youtube.
"robinbird79" wrote:My mom was a huge fan of the original and I've seen plenty of the reruns (I even watched the short lived series that came out in the 90s with Ben Cross starring). She's not too happy with what they've done to it.
I'm not happy either. If they'd come right out and said, "Hey, we're spoofing the original series" or said they were going to make it a comedy I wouldn't be as upset as I would have known what was coming and not been so taken aback (which I think is what has happened with so many of the die hard fans). The original was not a comedy or meant to be. I really was hoping for a genuine movie based on the series (it would've been so cool to see the time travel scenes).
So many now say of course its a comedy LOOK AT IT to which I reply "It was the 60s...they didn't have the high tech special effects like we do now." Of COURSE we'll think it looks campy and ridiculous now but that was the way shows were then. This had such potential and I was looking forward to taking Mom to see it. I sent her the link to the trailer and told her to let me know if she wanted to try it out (since perhaps they just edited the trailer to only show the ridiculous stuff).