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  3. Looks like they fixed the roof. look at the location pix from http://www.miamivicelocations4.org/page5.html and the photo from the flight. Now its red.
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  5. Whether they were actually serious about a potential spinoff or not - it was done half-heartedly, and it was no surprise that a spinoff TV series never materialized. And Don Johnson's "cameo" at the beginning of the episode only adds insult to injury. If you are going to usher in a new outfit of vice detectives, then at least don't do it like, "alright, here's 43 minutes of the episode still to go, she's all yours".
  6. I don't know if filming was on going for Dead-Bang when this episode was shot, may have already been in the can, but I do remember talking to DJ at a Lorimar Film Entertainment function around the time the episode would have been filmed in early 89. The function was in LA. The ex was working for one of the principles on an asset issue at the time.
  7. Then it shall get spun!
  8. Very well put! I too didn't want the show to end when or how it did...too bizarre & open ended. We never got any kind of closure! A reunion movie with original cast to finally close up old storylines from 1989 would be awesome...but I know that's most likely a fan-dream as too many years have passed. A new reboot just makes me roll my eyes. And a Fast and Furious style will just be stupid!
  9. The spinoff idea was as useless as the current reboot idea. All this stuff gives me the creeps.
  10. Spot on, Jerry. Tough, but very true. To me a reboot of MV sounds a bit like dating your ex's sister...25 years later. It's gonna feel somewhat familiar but also kinky and wrong at the same time.
  11. And I can definitely see why...haha. The acting was pretty subpar, the whole episode felt very rushed...what a joke. And even if it did get ordered on for however many episodes it was supposed to, who the hell would watch it without any of the original cast??
  12. I think DJ was working on a movie or something at this time. It was a failed attempt at a spinoff.
  13. I haven't read all these posts, so maybe somebody already said something like: The only way it will be successful (for the network) is for younger viewers who have no idea about the original series, but they like this one. Same thing for a remake on a song. There are so many girls who love Celine Dion's version of "All By Myself". They have no idea who Eric Carmen is, and they probably wouldn't like it if they heard it, but Celine and her ppl made millions with it.
  14. Just got around to the end of Season 5 and came across this episode called "Leap of Faith"...what the hell is this? We see Crockett for about 3 minutes after the intro, then that's it? What is this, some bad spin off series they were trying to initiate or something? This episode was worse than the science fiction episodes they threw down the lines every now and then....hell, at least they had to cast actually in it, right? Ugh.
  15. That's going to be one of the biggest problems right there. How do you tell stories about crime in Miami nowadays, and enough of them, and believably so... cocaine being dirt cheap as it is nowadays, compared to the 1980s. Miami may still be a crime hub in its own right today, but so is every other major North American city. I don't really see the problem of making a show visually stunning; with today's CGI and other things, you can do that at the fraction of the cost of the 1980s. Producing a show so that it looks awesome has become affordable because nearly everybody does it, and you've got the technology to make it cost efficient. Just think of any crane or aerial shots which had to be done for real back then with a camera crane or helicopter, and which can now be had simply with a professional HD camera drone. But Miami Vice would still be up against its own grandchildren, so to speak. The show was the grandfather of visually stunning TV drama, and as such, in a whole class of its own. Nowadays, nearly every two-bit cop show employs a similar kind of cinematography. I don't see how they're going to one-up that. Because we're all just so saturated 24/7 with awesome looking imagery in commercials, music videos, TV shows and movies. How would a new Miami Vice get viewers to sit up in their seats and pay attention like the early MV episodes did?
  16. If NBC could allow the disaster Knight Rider 2008 was, directed by Gary Scott Thompson (who I believe directed one or two of the Fast and Furious series) then what makes you think this reboot will be any better? Quote form the article I believe hits the nail on the head here: In a recent interview, Edward James Olmos (who played Lieutenant Martin Castillo between 1984 and 1990) said he can't imagine a Miami Vice reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible!" I'm sorry to say, I have to agree with this one. History has not been kind to reboots in the past usually, and for a show like this that was highly influential of its time, only because it happened to be in the 80s, really just doesn't work anymore. Also quoting Darren Myers from the comment section, who I believe sums my argument up well here: "Maybe not a reboot, more like a "next generation". Miami Vice centered around the booming drug market that took over Miami in the early and mid 1980's. When the war on drugs was in full swing, Miami Vice worked. But in a day when states are legalizing marijuana, and the war on drugs is all but over, using themes from that era would be foolish. Even back then, Miami Vice was dropping a million bucks an episode. The new show would need to blow that figure out of the water to have the same impact the 80's show did. Also, Miami Vice was extremely successful because it tapped into a new medium, music videos. The show itself became a music video for the artists that were selected to play on that episode. The diverse styles of pop, rock & rap in the 80's, along with Jan Hammer's keyboards allowed producers to let the music tell the story. Fashion was also very big on the show. Today, fake hip hop and pop music are all we get to listen to. But if you are going to create a show that doesn't stick to the basic storyline as the original, then don't bother calling it " Miami Vice" Anyway, bottom line is, as much as I'm (slightly) excited for this reboot, I think NBC has to stop entirely with these reboots. And maybe not just NBC, but any reboots of the shows from decades ago should probably not be bothered with. There comes a time when, you simply have to accept the fact that for its time, the show was amazing, captured viewer's attention and hearts, and kept thriving on TV, but, and I quote the Oracle from the Matrix here: "Everything that has a beginning has an end." And that is, sadly true. The shows have come, and now they're gone. We all want to see a KR reboot true to its core, but now it's 2017, we have several world issues to focus on, and the entertainment industry is simply not the same it was 30 years ago. And I'm sure we can all speak for ourselves there, in some way shape or form, including gaming. I'm not against this reboot but I'm just saying, maybe it's time to just move on. We've all here yearning for a reboot of this, and that but when it happens, it's rarely ever successful, and when it is, we want more or it doesn't last long enough. Anyway, I'm just saying we shouldn't be getting our hopes high up anymore for these "reboots" that keep happening every so often, because some don't happen, some happen and fail, and some happen and work and then disappear too soon. Again, I'm not against the reboots, just saying keep your heads low around here. Just feeling that it is probably better for a reboot to not happen, as to have them happen and fail like Knight Rider has in the past three times (anyone remember KR 2000, Team Knight Rider and the 08' disaster?). Why not go ahead and reboot something more recent, at the very least?
  17. They refer to MV as the 'popular sitcom'!!!
  18. Let's face it. No matter how bad the reboot is, I can't see any way it could be worse than Seasons 4 and 5. Preferences for Crockett & Tubbs? I always thought a young Matthew McConaughey would have made a good Crockett.
  19. Johnson said he's not sure if Miami Vice would work today. “I don't want to see old James "Sonny" Crockett,” he told a journalist http://en.mediamass.net/culture/miami-vice/reunion.html
  20. I'm most worried about the makers of "Fast and Furious" doing it. Like I've been saying. There is a possibility, albeit somewhat remote, that you can launch a remake/reboot of MV and have it be a success that will please both the old fans and whatever new fans will start enjoying it. But with Vin Diesel and the rest of the Fast and Furious team at the helm, it simply isn't going to turn out that way. You need people who really were fans of the original show, and who will be ready to be faithful to the original concept. Otherwise, we're just going to be in for "Fast and Furious: Miami". And I haven't forgiven Vin Diesel for making me waste two hours of my life watching "Agent Triple X" at the movies when it originally came out...
  21. True Detective is such an amazing show. I agree. It's got that realism, the darkness, if they actually do want to go through with this, that's where they should look. Whatever they do, they absolutely cannot go the generic cop show route, which is probably what has all of us so worried about this news.
  22. Please don't. The only chance to make it is gone forever in 2004 (see my article titled "The Last Big Missed Chance"). Time has only one direction, folks. Let's face it.
  23. Hah! Speaking of modern day teenagers who watch the show on cable, and through...other means....I'm 16.
  24. A modern day Miami Vice should be like season 1 of True Detective.
  25. That's probably the best way to put it. It'd be best to just remember it as something that was emblematic of the grand old days that were the 80s. I know present-day teenagers who watch the show on late night cable here, and who actually think it's really entertaining. And I like the fact that they get to see a piece of the 80s in its original form, from a decade they never got to experience themselves, rather than being fed a half-hearted rehash and letting that be their frame of reference towards the Miami Vice franchise. Or the 80s.
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