I went through TV show list after TV show list and it felt like I couldn’t find what I wanted; a TV show that I’m interested in and warrants a reboot. Like I normally do when I’m stuck I turned to my dad (I’m a daddies girl). I asked him what he would like to see rebooted from his childhood.
Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors.
It might not be 100% my thing but I definitely think it has potential to be rebooted.
The plots a little long winded and I feel like Den of Geek could explain it better than me. Taken from here: http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/1325844/the_80s_cartoons_that_michael_bay_could_improve_upon.html
“Jayce And The Wheeled Warriors had, well, everything. An ongoing saga of good vs. evil, science, magic, annoying robots, a teenage hero, armed vehicles, things transforming into other things, plant based mutants, and, of course, a botanist.
The plot defies explanation by anything as trivial as words, but basically involves super botanist Audric (Jayce’s father) and his experiments in biotechnology in order to solve the problem of famine in the galaxy.
Audric solves the problem, but a burst of radiation turns his plants into the Monster Minds, a group of vegetation-based monsters who can transform”…”into armed vehicles.
Audric manages to create a magical root that can destroy the Monster Minds, but has to flee before he can use it. He gives half of the root to his robotic servant Oon, and sends him to serve his son Jayce. This leaves Jayce and his friends to find Audric and reunite the two halves of the root, thus destroying the monster minds.
But there’s more! After receiving the magical root from Oon, Jayce is told about the Lightning League, a group of heroes who led their ancestors to victory. Jayce is given the ring of the leader by Gillan, a purple robed space-wizard who built the Lightning League’s ground vehicles, which they use in battles with the Monster Minds.
Jayce and his friends (the Lightning League – you still following this?) get a ride from Han Solo-a-like Herc Stormsailor, a mercenary who is tricked into transporting the team when Gillan turns a mountain of lead bars into gold. Ultimately, over 65 episodes, the gang battled the evil Monster Minds before the show was cancelled due to unimpressive toy sales.”
So in summary super botanist is trying to save galaxy from famine. Radiation causes the plants to become Monsters known as the Monster Minds. Audric, the super botanist, has a magical root that he created to fight the Monster Minds but didn’t get to use it. Audric has half while Oon has the other half. Audric sends Oon to serve Jayce his son. Jayce and his friends fight the Monster Minds as the Lightening League.
Still quite complex. Might need simplifying a little.
I thinking still keeping it as a TV series as I believe it would work well.
Some more info
Original run: September 16, 1985 – April 27, 1986
It originally ran on Channel 4 in the UK
It’s production team was DIC Entertainment
Running time was about 22 minutes
There was 65 episodes
Just need to start figuring out style…