Movies to TV/TV to Movies

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  1. Tigertrack

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    What do you think works better? And which series did you like the best and in what format?
    What I mean is, we've had movies gone to TV, example Stargate. And we've had TV go into movies, example X-files, Transformers, Miami Vice, Charles Angels to name a few.

    Which way do you think works better. Movies into TV, or TV into movies? And what was your favorite, and which one did you hate the most?

    For me, I liked Star Trek.
    The worst I think was Charles Angels. Yuck!
     
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    It's kinda hit and miss.

    A-team hit a home run.

    Get Smart/Dragnet not so much.


    Terminator did a good job on TV but most movie to TV shows are really bad.
     
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    Stargate worked really well I thought. After all, it's still going on!
     
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    IMO movies-into-TV-series have come off only slightly better than TV-series-into-movies. They both have a hefty share of turds between them, but between cable, syndication, and the animated spinoffs as well as the live-action ones, TV seems to be able to weather the exchange better.
     
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    I love the Addams Family movies. They really did a good job on those. But it's funny because it was TV-to-Movie, then Movie-to-TV for the cartoon series and the newer live-action TV series.

    I abhored the Osmosis Jones cartoon. That would have to be my most hated of either genres.
     
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    I didn't know that this was some sort of contest. Honestly, they're brother and sister mediums, so the constant flow of ideas between them is to be expected.
     
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    Best movie to tv show was MASH hands down anyone to disagree has issues and doesn't understand quality programing.
     
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    I've never seen the MASH movie, but I loved the TV series. Used to have a crush on Hotlips Houlihan back in the days.
     
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    Inspector Gadget, anyone?
     
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    This I agree with.

    I watched a portion of the MASH movie, but it just didn't appeal to me as the TV series did.
     
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    Serenity, The Simpsons Movie, and South Park.
     
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    I think TV to movies work best.
     
  13. rattrap007

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    Depends on the source..

    Star Trek was a cheesy show that turned out some decent films

    Get Smart was a great show that made a good movie

    A-team was a fun show that made a great movie

    MASH was a good movie that made a hit series.

    Stargate made a popular TV series


    others did not fare as well in either direction
     
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    I think, in general, movie to TV works best. Going from a film to an extended TV series allows for expansion of the characterization, deeper plots and a more involved experience building off the characters and world introduced in the film. Remaking a TV show as a movie, I think you lose some of the depth and characterization by necessity just because there isn't as much time to build on it in a 2 - 3 hour film. If the movie is just an extension of the TV show, rather than a remake, then that can work because it just builds off what the TV show set up.

    I can't offhand think of any movie-to-TV series, or any TV-to-movie shows, I really liked. Most of the TV-to-movie ones that I enjoyed were cases where the movie was just an extension of the show (the two Daria movies, FMA: Conqueror of Shamballa, BB: Return of the Joker, End of Evangelion, etc). The only exception I can think of is Beavis and Butthead Do America, which paradoxically gave more time for characterization and plot development than the TV series.
     
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    The Brady Bunch series was okay, but the movie sucked.
    I wonder how That 70's Show would do as a movie, same actors of coarse.
     
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    I'm the opposite. I think the series is bland, but thought the Brady Bunch in modern 90s was hilarious. Mocked the cheese of the series. They were out of touch in the 70s and even moreso in the 90s.
     
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    The Fugitive took a similar route with the tv -> movie -> tv, though iirc the latest tv iteration didn't get a fair shake (or resolution).
     
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    I would say Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of the best movie to TV.
     

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