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Would a Remake work?

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    wedgeantilles54

    [1]Jul 3, 2007
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    I've been noticing that alot of older shows are getting remade

    so i was woundering what people would think of a Hogan's Heros remake.

    Also who do you think would be cast for the various roles in a remake.

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    Zebra_3

    [2]Jul 14, 2007
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    Enough already with the remakes!
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    wedgeantilles54

    [3]Jul 16, 2007
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    i agree there are too many out there but since they seem to be popular i though i'd see what other people thought on this

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    Mad_Buck

    [4]Jul 25, 2007
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    Enough with the remakes!
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    xtgold

    [5]Jul 27, 2007
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    A cartoon would work.
    They could duplicate the characters perfectly and probably get the voices close enough.
    Back in the 1960's I had hogans heroe's comic books I read all the time.
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    wedgeantilles54

    [6]Aug 5, 2007
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    That would be interesting.

    While i'm at it i know alot of people aren't happy about shows being remade and all, but please don't post comments like enough with the remakes already,it dosen't really add anything to the conversation, post something explaining why it woulnd;t work or why you think it shouldn't been done instead.

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    tvking1

    [7]Aug 7, 2007
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    It could be done. I've had this idea in my head that Hogan and his men would hear rumors about a holocaust and use their skill and finesse in doing what they can to help its victims, but I'm afraid that might be considered controversial because any mention of the holocaust, even sympatheically toward its victims, in an otherwise comedic setting is verboten. The series was also controversial even though there was no mention of the holocaust, because of the "lovable Nazis".

    It's probably a boner, but just a thought.

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    headphonez05

    [8]Aug 7, 2008
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    A remake wouldn't work.

    [First of all] Hogan's Heroes wasn't so bad in the older days, but now, it think people wouldn't accept the whole POW camps and all. There are a lot of people who don't know the difference between a POW camp and Concentration camps. They'll think the show will be taking WWll to lightly.

    [Second of all] Remakes and sequals are usually horrible and ruin the originals. so i say no.

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    chriseternal

    [9]Aug 9, 2008
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    I'm sick of remakes myself, but if there was a Hogan's Heroes remake, I would like to see Steve Carell as Hogan. I think that would be hilarious.
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    hogansheroes5

    [10]Aug 16, 2008
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    Try Bruce Campbell as Hogan and Carell as Klink.
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    Woolsey

    [11]Aug 19, 2008
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    I don't think a remake would be any good. The original series has a nice, nostalgic feeling.
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    darkstar60

    [12]Oct 3, 2008
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    A remake of Hogan's Heroes would not work because of the timing. People are more interested in the current state of 'war', not WWII.

    My vote is a definite NO!
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    SEMegaWarsIII

    [13]Apr 7, 2009
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    You could remake this show but it would never be as good.

    Who would play Shultz? Theres only one Shultz, and Hogan had a way about him and that goes with Col.Klink. You just cant reproduce that type of chemistry.

    Remakes fail because of the above!
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    cowboy2831

    [14]Apr 17, 2009
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    A remake would never work in today's climate, not only because of the world situation, but also because of the PC gone wild environment we live in. In fact, I'm really surprised this show is airing at all.
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    pudge727

    [15]May 11, 2009
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    A remake wouldn't work the climate and the all mighty need to be "PC" would get in the way. A movie (not done tongue in cheek like a lot of the recent movie remakes) might work. It could start with Hogan's arrival and figuring out who is who and lead into the first mission.
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    snake63

    [16]Oct 14, 2009
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    Steve Carrell as Col. Hogan

    Mike Myers as Col Klink

    Chris Rock as Kinchoe

    John Goodman as Sgt. Schultz

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    no1thinker

    [17]Jun 9, 2010
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    That would be just wrong.

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    bmoshier

    [18]Sep 30, 2010
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    Really interesting, I've been thinking about a remake, too.


    Personally, I'd love to see a remake honest to the original!! When I watch these original episode, there are things I'd love to see and thoughts on possible missions.


    I realize people feel the PC climate wouldn't allow for a remake, but I must disagree. The series makes fun of the Nazis and no one else. Is it PC OK to make fun of the Nazis? Yeah! How can I say this? You only need to look to Germany. At first they (the TV channels and the government) wouldn't allow the series, but now it is OK. The series don't promote the Nazi party and showing them as dumb, well, turns out to be OK in their book.


    After all they really were a nasty, but truly dumb bunch (as Newkirk would say).



    I don't see it as a movie as there is too much story telling left. I'm not sure a weekly series is the right platform, but maybe a mini-series (up to 10 2 hour episodes).


    There is a desire for this type of series. You can see it in Chuck, Covert Affairs, etc. Spy, comedy, some drama, remake, etc. Hogan's Heroes has all the quality.

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    Fekul_the_Baby

    [19]Feb 28, 2012
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    They tried it with CHARLIE'S ANGELS. It fell flat. It was like a marshmallow Peep--pretty and tasty, but no real substance to it.
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    BrionyCoote

    [20]Nov 6, 2013
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    They didn't know the difference between a POW camp and a concentration camp when Hogan first aired either, even though the show was careful to make the distinction and made no reference to the Holocaust. But the distinction was lost on people, including MAD, and it still came under unfair fire for being disrespectful to the Holocaust. We are more accustomed to concentration camp comedy, but it still has to be handled carefully. POW camp comedy is safer, and hopefully people understand the distinction better these days.
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