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Published: 2017/09/04
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Mass Effect: Andromeda: When Science-Fiction Fails - Reboot
Mass Effect: Andromeda: When Science-Fiction Fails - Reboot
Published: 2017/03/26
Channel: GameSpot
Reboot (fiction)
Reboot (fiction)
Published: 2015/11/01
Channel: Audiopedia
Top 3 Movies That Need A Reboot
Top 3 Movies That Need A Reboot
Published: 2014/09/04
Channel: Mr Sunday Movies
Battlestar Galactica Creator Ron Moore on Its Ending, Legacy and Possible Reboot | SYFY WIRE
Battlestar Galactica Creator Ron Moore on Its Ending, Legacy and Possible Reboot | SYFY WIRE
Published: 2017/07/11
Channel: SYFY WIRE
Fiction ReBoot
Fiction ReBoot
Published: 2013/02/02
Channel: Joshua McKibbin
Batman DELAYED & Matrix Reboot Already?!
Batman DELAYED & Matrix Reboot Already?!
Published: 2017/03/16
Channel: ETC Show
Jaws Found Footage Reboot As Pitched By Micheal R. Perry
Jaws Found Footage Reboot As Pitched By Micheal R. Perry
Published: 2016/02/07
Channel: Splice Fiction
Matrix 4: Reboot (2019) Trailer#1 - Keanu Reeves, Warner Bros - Sci-Fi HD Movie - Fan-made
Matrix 4: Reboot (2019) Trailer#1 - Keanu Reeves, Warner Bros - Sci-Fi HD Movie - Fan-made
Published: 2018/01/09
Channel: Fox Star Media
Fictional Power Levels (Reboot)
Fictional Power Levels (Reboot)
Published: 2014/03/22
Channel: Gogeta Ultra Instinct
Other Worlds - Post Apocalyptic Fiction
Other Worlds - Post Apocalyptic Fiction
Published: 2014/02/24
Channel: The Writers' Forum
Science Fiction/Double Feature ft. Ivy Levan | THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Science Fiction/Double Feature ft. Ivy Levan | THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Published: 2016/10/21
Channel: FOX
What Is A Show Reboot?
What Is A Show Reboot?
Published: 2017/07/27
Channel: sri sparky
'Scarface' reboot set for 2018
Published: 2017/02/10
Channel: USA TODAY
How Persona 5 Reignited My Love for JRPGs - Reboot Episode 4
How Persona 5 Reignited My Love for JRPGs - Reboot Episode 4
Published: 2017/04/09
Channel: GameSpot
Starship Troopers Reboot in the Works - IGN News
Starship Troopers Reboot in the Works - IGN News
Published: 2016/11/03
Channel: IGN News
If You Want to Get into Hard Sci Fi - Watch These 8 Movies
If You Want to Get into Hard Sci Fi - Watch These 8 Movies
Published: 2017/05/08
Channel: HyperDrive
Mass Effect: Andromeda: When Science-Fiction Fails - Reboot
Mass Effect: Andromeda: When Science-Fiction Fails - Reboot
Published: 2017/12/31
Channel: Roy Kelly
Jaws Reboot Trailer Indianapolis
Jaws Reboot Trailer Indianapolis
Published: 2015/02/06
Channel: Splice Fiction
Reboot Hollywood - Forrest Fiction
Reboot Hollywood - Forrest Fiction
Published: 2011/12/24
Channel: Jimmy Cowen
A New Parallel Universe - VvvvvaVvvvvvr: Reboot
A New Parallel Universe - VvvvvaVvvvvvr: Reboot
Published: 2018/01/16
Channel: VvvvvaVvvvvvr
Dragon Ball Z: The Fall of Men [OFFICIAL]
Dragon Ball Z: The Fall of Men [OFFICIAL]
Published: 2015/11/10
Channel: BlackSmokeFilms
ANOTHER Terminator Reboot? This Franchise REFUSES TO DIE - News Dump
ANOTHER Terminator Reboot? This Franchise REFUSES TO DIE - News Dump
Published: 2017/01/28
Channel: ETC Show
How Pulp Fiction Should Have Ended
How Pulp Fiction Should Have Ended
Published: 2012/03/22
Channel: How It Should Have Ended
HOW To Reboot The X-Men in the MCU
HOW To Reboot The X-Men in the MCU
Published: 2017/12/09
Channel: ComicBookCast2
Dune - Reboot
Dune - Reboot
Published: 2017/02/09
Channel: Education Entertainment-TV
Sci-Fi Janitors:  Reboot
Sci-Fi Janitors: Reboot
Published: 2012/11/08
Channel: SciFiJanitors
Collection Update 2014 Averone Reboot
Collection Update 2014 Averone Reboot
Published: 2014/01/17
Channel: averone007
THE ORVILLE Official Trailer (2017) Star Trek Spoof, Seth MacFarlane Comedy Drama Series HD
THE ORVILLE Official Trailer (2017) Star Trek Spoof, Seth MacFarlane Comedy Drama Series HD
Published: 2017/05/16
Channel: 9 Media
FRIDAY THE 13th Reboot - Greg & John
FRIDAY THE 13th Reboot - Greg & John's FAN FICTION!!!
Published: 2017/01/14
Channel: The Reel Rejects
Jaws Reboot Indianapolis Tv Spot
Jaws Reboot Indianapolis Tv Spot
Published: 2015/03/30
Channel: Splice Fiction
Science-Fiction inspiracje i przemyślenia: reboot Babylon 5, Falling Skies a Walking Dead i więcej.
Science-Fiction inspiracje i przemyślenia: reboot Babylon 5, Falling Skies a Walking Dead i więcej.
Published: 2015/01/03
Channel: Alternatywne Media
Idris Elba As Todd Mcfarlan
Idris Elba As Todd Mcfarlan's Spawn In Live Action Reboot Teaser
Published: 2016/05/31
Channel: Splice Fiction
Recommending Science Fiction & Dystopian Books!
Recommending Science Fiction & Dystopian Books!
Published: 2017/06/17
Channel: OwlCrate
Fan Video 1 - NewDawn Diaries Reboot
Fan Video 1 - NewDawn Diaries Reboot
Published: 2014/02/17
Channel: NEWDAWN SAGA
Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica's Grace Park on Possible Reboot, Its Legacy and Boomer | SYFY WIRE
Published: 2017/07/12
Channel: SYFY WIRE
Sci-fi movie reboot and sequel roundup: DT Daily
Sci-fi movie reboot and sequel roundup: DT Daily
Published: 2015/04/17
Channel: Digital Trends
[On Demand] The Predator Reboot, Jurassic World, & Plot Fiction (EP 34)
[On Demand] The Predator Reboot, Jurassic World, & Plot Fiction (EP 34)
Published: 2016/07/14
Channel: The Last Row | A Movie Podcast
Reboot This! Highlander, Starship Troopers, and Dune
Reboot This! Highlander, Starship Troopers, and Dune
Published: 2017/02/24
Channel: Essential TV
Jared Padalecki Talks Supporting Orlando, Gilmore Girls Reboot, & Healthy Living!
Jared Padalecki Talks Supporting Orlando, Gilmore Girls Reboot, & Healthy Living!
Published: 2016/06/23
Channel: Cassidy Gard
Next Netflix Reboot Will See Them Lost In Space
Next Netflix Reboot Will See Them Lost In Space
Published: 2015/11/21
Channel: Wochit Entertainment
Sliders - GOOD SCI-FI PREMISE NOW NEEDS FRESH REBOOT
Sliders - GOOD SCI-FI PREMISE NOW NEEDS FRESH REBOOT
Published: 2015/04/20
Channel: Planet Tyro
"Monsters Are Real" (A reboot) by Barnabas Deimos Feat DeadJosey
"Monsters Are Real" (A reboot) by Barnabas Deimos Feat DeadJosey
Published: 2014/03/28
Channel: Barnabas Deimos
Video reboot DE LA CHAINE ENTIERE (video fait a la va vite)
Video reboot DE LA CHAINE ENTIERE (video fait a la va vite)
Published: 2017/12/05
Channel: Mr. noumous
Under The Knife - Reboot!
Under The Knife - Reboot!
Published: 2016/12/08
Channel: Under The Knife
HOW TO GET INTO COMICS (Reboot?)
HOW TO GET INTO COMICS (Reboot?)
Published: 2016/03/16
Channel: Imperius Rex
The Skin Book [Reboot] (CreepyPasta) By Doughboy420
The Skin Book [Reboot] (CreepyPasta) By Doughboy420
Published: 2017/08/12
Channel: Sociopathic - Pasta
REBOOT - An Action/Thriller Short Film by Ari Lohr
REBOOT - An Action/Thriller Short Film by Ari Lohr
Published: 2017/10/17
Channel: Ari Lohr
Mortal Kombat Reboot Movie Trailer
Mortal Kombat Reboot Movie Trailer
Published: 2015/03/22
Channel: Splice Fiction
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Published: 2017/12/02
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The Godzilla film franchise, which began in 1954, was rebooted with the films The Return of Godzilla (1984), Godzilla 2000 (1999), Godzilla (2014) and Shin Godzilla (2016). Pictured here is a promotional image from Godzilla Raids Again (1955).

In serial fiction, to reboot means to discard all continuity in an established series in order to recreate its characters, timeline and backstory from the beginning.[1][2] The term is used with respect to various different forms of fictional media such as comic books, television series, video games and films among others.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The term is thought to originate from the computer term for restarting a computer system.[2]

Types[edit]

Reboots remove any non-essential elements associated with a franchise by starting the franchise's continuity over and distilling it down to the core elements and concepts.[3] For audiences, reboots allow easier entry for newcomers unfamiliar with earlier titles in a series.[3]

Film[edit]

With reboots, filmmakers revamp and reinvigorate a film series in order to attract new fans and stimulate revenue.[2] A reboot can renew interest in a series that has grown stale, and can be met with positive, mixed, or negative results by both consumers and film critics.[citation needed] Reboots also act as a safe project for a studio, as a reboot with an established fan base is less risky (in terms of expected profit) than an entirely original work, while at the same time allowing the studio to explore new demographics.[4] Reboots also allow directors and producers to cast a new set of younger actors for the familiar roles of a film series in order to attract a younger audience.[citation needed] Unlike a remake, however, a reboot often presupposes a working familiarity on the part of the audience with the original work.[citation needed]

Television[edit]

In television, a reboot is different from a revival, in which many of the original cast, storylines, and locales from the original series are retained, whereas a reboot features an entirely new cast and timeline that doesn't take into account anything from the original series.[citation needed]

Video games[edit]

Reboots are common in the video game industry, particularly with franchises that have multiple entries in the series.[3] Reboots in video games are used to refresh the storyline and elements of the game.[3]

Comic books[edit]

In comics, a long-running title may have its continuity erased in order to start over from the beginning, enabling writers to redefine characters and open up new story opportunities, and allowing the title to bring in new readers.[1][5] Comic books sometimes use an in-universe explanation for a reboot, such as merging parallel worlds and timelines together, or destroying and recreating a fictional universe from its beginning.[6][7][8]

List of reboots in fiction[edit]

Comic books[edit]

Series Series start year Reboot(s) Reboot year Ref.
DC Universe 1934 Silver Age 1956
Crisis on Infinite Earths 1986 [6]
The New 52 2011 [7]
Legion of Super-Heroes 1958 Legion of Super-Heroes 1994
Legion of Super-Heroes 2004
Saiyuki 1997 Saiyuki Reload 2002
Saiyuki Reload Blast 2010
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure 1987 Steel Ball Run 2004
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1984 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012
Valiant Comics 1992 Valiant Comics 2012
Sonic the Hedgehog 1992 Worlds Collide 2013
Sonic the Hedgehog (IDW) 2018

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Willits, Thomas R. "To Reboot Or Not To Reboot: What is the Solution?". Bewildering Stories. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Parfitt, Orlando (25 August 2009). "Top 12 Forthcoming Franchise Reboots". IGN. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d Norris, Erik (7 March 2013). "Why Franchise Reboots Can Be A Good Thing". CraveOnline. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Billington, Alex (6 October 2008). "Sunday Discussion: The Mighty Hollywood Reboot Trend". FirstShowing.net. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Lorendiac (16 March 2009). "Lorendiac's Lists: The DC Reboots Since Crisis on Infinite Earths". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Crisis on Infinite Earths #1-12 (April 1985 – March 1986)
  7. ^ a b Flashpoint #1-5 (May – September 2011)
  8. ^ Zero Hour: Crisis in Time #4-0 (Sept. 1994)

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