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Old 10-16-2019, 10:49 AM   #226
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I'd love to see this on Netflix around Halloween, but doubtful it will be released then as we've heard nothing about it.
You never know with Netflix. There is very little communication about anything.
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Old 10-23-2019, 12:45 AM   #227
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A lot of good points made here about the era of the original show. I don't disagree, but I feel there could be a medium between original and contemporary. Personally, I think a key element in that situation would be having a host. It just won't feel right without it.

Blasphemy I know, but I'll be honest, if the Farina version had not just re-edited old segments and actually done new cases, I'd have been fine with its presentation. Would it have been as good? No, but the heart of what the series was would still be there. I think the Farina era would have caught on a bit more and been more respected had they produced new segments.

And to be clear, the google maps and sound effects were overused. However, I think they might have been able to get away with the "24" call center in this scenario.
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I never had high hopes that this would be even close to the original. I just hope CM learned from the disaster that was the Farina remakes. The overuse of sound effects, the fake call center, and the poor graphics are what really sunk that reboot.

They don't need to try to recreate what Stack did. Just keep the same pacing, feeling, and storytelling as the original and that will be fine. The early music was creepy because it was simple. When it comes to UM, less is more in terms of sound, graphics, and special effects.
Exactly. Let the music serve as a nostalgic touch and bring in a suitable host to keep things grounded, but other than that, don't worry too much about making a throwback - just try to do better than the Farina garbage.
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bring in a suitable host to keep things grounded
There is not going to be a host on the new UM
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I'm really surprised we haven't had any updates on this reboot at all. Other than those couple of mentions, it's completely quiet. Netflix shows usually move a little faster than this, or at least have a little more promotion.
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I'm really surprised we haven't had any updates on this reboot at all. Other than those couple of mentions, it's completely quiet. Netflix shows usually move a little faster than this, or at least have a little more promotion.
My guess is Cosgrove turned in a pile of rubbish and Netflix said, Nah, go back and work on it some more.
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I'm really surprised we haven't had any updates on this reboot at all. Other than those couple of mentions, it's completely quiet. Netflix shows usually move a little faster than this, or at least have a little more promotion.
It does make you wonder... Is it just taking this long to produce? Are they waiting for a certain time to release it? Do they not have enough cases yet? Are they waffling on having a host vs. not?

It's been well over a year, and not only are the shows not released yet, we haven't had any real updates, either. I hope this means they are working that much harder to make it awesome.
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It does make you wonder... Is it just taking this long to produce? Are they waiting for a certain time to release it? Do they not have enough cases yet? Are they waffling on having a host vs. not?

It's been well over a year, and not only are the shows not released yet, we haven't had any real updates, either. I hope this means they are working that much harder to make it awesome.
It was announced at the beginning of this year, and it sounded like they hadn't started work on it yet at that point. I believe Cosgrove also said that it would take longer to make episodes with the new no-host/no-narrator format (which makes sense).
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The "No Host/No Narrator" setup is a mistake.

I believe it was one of the featurettes on the First Look releases, that mentioned bad acting in the re-enactments. Basically, they said you can tell the difference between bad actors and good ones, as well as the progression of quality in the re-enactment writing.

The tale-tell sign was how much Stack was narrating. If he talked over the re-enactment, instead of letting the actors portray the event, then it was garbage.

One solid host could make up for any perceived campy-ness that comes across in the editing room.
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so from what I am hearing about this revival it is basically UM in name only.
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UM was a unique combination of pacing, editing, music, the limited special effects of the time, and the host. If itís something with some of those elements done well enough it could work, but after the Farina remake I question if Cosgrove is even interested in putting out anything but a jazzed up remake. You would think that he would want a product that would only enhance the value of the old show, ie make new fans then want to go back and watch old episodes.
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At this rate I'm not expecting it to happen.

And if it does, if it takes over a year to make a season what's the point? It's not about solving mysteries clearly.
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Not having a host and narrator is a bad idea.
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One thing about Netflix...they certainly take their time with shows. The last seasons they released for Mindhunter and Stranger Things were both released well over a year after the previous seasons.
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Add me to the growing contingent annoyed with how this is being handled. I actually think it's a mistake. Look at how HLN is handling this Forensic Files relaunch next month: same format, same music, same feel, just new cases. Taking advantage of the popularity and the nostalgia by, you know, actually recreating what people liked about the show. What is the point of trying to coast on name recognition by releasing a product that bears no resemblance to the original? It baffles me that executives seem to repeatedly not understand tthis.

Bring back the original music, the quality and intrigue of the cases covered, the look and mood of the segments, and get Dennis Haysbert as host (kudos to whoever it was on here who floated that brilliant suggestion), and people will love it. On the other hand, release some hostless, I.D.-quality, Unsolved Mysteries-in-name-only tripe and it will come and go in the blink of an eye. Just because you call something by a certain name doesn't make it so.

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