Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Back in the 1970s, Sid and Marty Krofft were the kings of Saturday morning live action programming for kids. 'H.R. Pufnstuf', 'Liddsville', 'Land Of The Lost', and 'Sigmund And The Sea Monsters' were their biggest shows during that time.

And now the Kroffts are hoping to bring back 'Sigmund', thanks to a development deal which they've signed with Amazon Studios. Sid and Marty have agreed to produce a pilot that updates and reimagines the character of Sigmund and the Sea Monsters.

I'm hoping, probably against hope, that this will be a continuation and not a complete reboot. If they want to bring back Sigmund, that's fine. Hopefully looking as he did back in the 1970s, but shouid he be digitized or his look revamped, I'm sure that can be splained away. After all, it's a living puppet type of character, and being a "sea monster" some techno-babble could be employed.

I'm just hoping that they come up with new characters for the humans who interact with Sigmund. They shouldn't be updated recastaways of the kid, the housekeeper, and the old lady who were played by Johnny Whitaker, Mary Wickes and Margaret Hamilton respectively.

If that happens, then off the new series would go to the Land O' Remakes. If it gets as far as a series, that is.....


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