Rumors of a Gulliver's Travels reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Tuesday (July 7) as reports claimed that NBC confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 08/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 24 years since Gulliver's Travels first aired?! (24 years, 5 months, 4 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Gulliver's Travels end?
When Gulliver's Travels came to an end after 1 year in February 1996, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Gulliver (Ted Danson). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Gulliver's Travels reunion disappoint people?
Gulliver's Travels aired from 1996-1996 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Danson said he's not sure if Gulliver's Travels would work today. “I don't want to see old Gulliver,” he told a journalist (Danson turned 72 in December). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added.
Still hoping for a Gulliver's Travels movie?
In a recent interview, Geraldine Chaplin (who played Empress Munodi) said she can't imagine a Gulliver's Travels reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Isabelle Huppert (who played Houyhnhnm Mistress) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Gulliver's Travels movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Gulliver's Travels film, Kristin Scott Thomas stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Gulliver's Travels reboot?
Recasting Gulliver's Travels for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Gulliver's Travels reunion, a Gulliver's Travels movie, or a Gulliver's Travels reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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