Rebooting... The Centurions
In Episode #6 of CE4K, we discuss the concept of reboots that we split into three categories: reboots we liked, reboots we didn't and reboots we'd like to see happen (whether for the first time or for an additional one).
For the latter, the wondrous 80's gem of The Centurions was nominated as the show that deserves a second run and, if done right, would surely thrive today as well. In fact, why hasn't this happened already?
For the uninitiated, The Centurions was initially released in 1986 and was about an evil half man-half machine called Doc Terror who, as per the usual 80s action tropes, wanted to take over the world. His efforts were continually thwarted by the efforts of The Centurions who were three guys with a space station base who each wore a specially designed exo-suit that armoured weapons would attach to as they inexplicably yelled "Power Xtreme". Each of the three were specialists within different terrains - Ace McLoud for air, Jake Rockwell for land and Max Ray for sea. Featuring a series of kick-ass equipment, the toy lines back then were awesome too - surely another reason to re-invest?
It is fair to say that big budget rehashes of 80s/90s shows don't always prove to be big hits but hopefully this will be about patiently waiting for Netflix to go in on a revamped version. Fingers crossed.
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