80's TV shows and movies that could be re-made.

You know, I grew into maturity during the 80's. My TV tastes developed during that time as well. Here are a few shows from the 80's that should probably get a re-visit, or at least a movie of the week of SyFy.

  1. Airwolf.  Hi-tech helicopter, villian of the week, vehicular destruction.  It's quite easy to see why this was one of my favorite shows during the 80's.
  2. Automan.  Computer generated crime fighter that drove a neon covered Lamborghini Countach.
  3. Street Hawk.  More vehicular fun.  Super bike that could go hundreds of miles an hour.  Sensing the trend here?
  4. The Highwayman. 18-wheeler that is a transformer that can also cloak. 
  5. M.A.S.K..  More transforming vehicles as well as powered masks.  That works for me.
  6.  Megaforce.  Hi-tech mercenary force full of 80's camp and spandex. 
  7. Buckaroo Banzai.  Peter Weller before Robocop.  In the vein of Ice Pirates and Spacehunter.
  8. Krull.  Epic fantasy.  Interesting premise.  Very cool weapon in the Glaive.
Now, there have already been some less-than-successful remakes.  Knight Rider and GI Joe come to mind.  However, if Hollywood is truly out of ideas, the 80's are ripe for the picking.

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