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Show/movie spinoffs


Name a spinoff of a movie or a TV show that was better than the original show/movie it came from.

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Nothing against the show because it's good, but I like Mission: Impossible 1, 4, 5 and 6 better.

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Angel & Frasier

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Stargate SG1 was much better than the movie even though both were made by Roland Emmerich (yeeech!)

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Though I enjoy both, I like Daria better than Beavis and Butt-head.
I like The Cat Returns better than Whisper of the Heart.
I prefer The Addams Family film than the TV show.

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I prefer the next generation to the original star trek.

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Not a spinoff tho'.

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How so?

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It's a sequel.

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The new Battlestar Galatica was way better than the original Battlestar Galatica movie.

(Bit of a cheat... The pilot for the original series was released as a theatrical movie with some minor changes. I actually saw it at a theatre.)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077215/?ref_=fn_al_tt_4

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Respectfully disagree. I don't think the original was given a chance. But that's only my opinion.

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Don't misunderstand me. I hugely enjoyed the first one for what it was... a space opera inspired by the success of Star Wars with some of the best special effects of the day. Often the stories were thinly disguised retellings of movies such as Shane, or The Guns of Navarone, but with lasers and spaceships.

The cheese factor was hard to take at times. (I'm looking at you Boxy and Dagget, and that goofy cape that Adama wore all the time.) It was unfortunately amped up exponentially for the follow up series Galactica 1980.

The reboot used the original premise to thoughtfully explore post-911 issues. And the characters were far more nuanced... both Cylons and humans. The heroes had flaws and the villains had redeeming features.

This probably reflects the fact that the first one was meant to be a family show accessible to children and adutls whereas the reboot was aimed squarely at an adult audience.

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Facts of life was better than Different Strokes.

Frasier better than Cheers

Angel better than Buffy

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