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RONALD D. MOORE CONSIDERING LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE REBOOT
February 25 2010
Hollywood, CA – Memory. Memory is one the most powerful of implements in the human arsenal and one of the characteristics that makes our species so unique. It is memory that allowed us to develop speech, that allowed us the create societies, that
has allowed us to become such a successful species. Memory outs us in touch with our past, allows us to recall the beautiful and tender moments of our lives. Memory can also be our undoing. It can keep unpleasant moments fresh in our minds, bending and twisting our souls, perverting our good will. Memory’s power is undeniable.
Of course memory also has a way of allowing things to take on a life of their own. Everyone can relate a story about a movie, or a song, or a book that so compelled them in their youth but now seems quaint or even silly. Those rose coloured glasses have more than once ruined a delicate childhood memory. Hollywood, ever the opportunist, has seen the truth of those painful experiences in recent years and made a concerted effort to improve on the past. Reboots and re-imaginings are the most recent Hollywood trend with classic and not-so classic movie franchises and TV shows seeing new life. One of the most acclaimed of those reboots was the reengineered
version of ‘Battlestar Galactica’ whose creator, Ronald D. Moore, is considering another attempt at changing the past.
“I grew up with Little House on the Prairie and I always loved it. Most of my life has been in the Science Fiction realm but I’ve always had a great affection for the old west, even before Little House came on the air so it’s really totally natural for me,” said Moore in an exclusive interview with Scrape TV News. “There were so many great characters and so many great scenarios in the original series that I think there is nothing but opportunity to bring it into the modern age. I’m talking to some people right now and hopefully they will see what we see with the series.”
Reportedly, a competing project headed by original series star Melissa Gilbert is also under consideration though seen as the dark horse in the competition.
“In my concept, in my pitch, you will definitely see a lot of elements from Galactica that fans will recognize. It will still take place in the same time period, we aren’t setting in the future, or past, or whatever it was we did with Galactica, but many of the storylines and the way they branch together will be present in the this version,” continued Moore. “I don’t want to give away too many details, but there will be a lot of twists and turns just like in Galactica. I think fans of both the original series and newcomers will really enjoy our take on the series.”
Moore also acknowledged that he would be open to Gilbert appearing in the new series and even has a role in mind for her. Richards Hatch, star of the original Battlestar series and a competitor for the remake, had a major role in the reboot.
“The original Little House aired for ten years so it’s status in pop culture is more than firmly established but in all honesty the show has not aged all that well. Part of that is the sheer length of time that it was on the air, TV shows just have a limited span for quality. I’m sure Moore has an idea to keep the series limited and very structured, no matter the success that it’s sure to enjoy,” said Scrape TV Entertainment analyst Tracey Temple. “Considering the way Galactica ended I’m really interested to see what he does with this series. It’s a little early of course but still. The original series ended with them blowing up the entire town, so it’s going to be very difficult for them to match that even realizing how great the ending to Galactica was.”
Moore is also reportedly interested in a reboot of ‘Taxi'.
Samantha Dryden, Entertainment Correspondent