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Old 10-16-2019, 09:49 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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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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