Tuesday, February 7, 2017


The new versions of the CBS action shows 'Hawaii Five-0' and 'MacGyver' both take place in the Land O' Remakes since they're both reboots of long-gone series (from CBS and ABC respectively.)  So unlike the time 'Five-0' crossed over with 'NCIS: LA' back in 2012, there is no Zonk that needs splainin away when characters from 'Five-0' appear in the March 10th episode of 'MacGyver'.  And the fact that they share the same showrunner in Peter M. Lenkow makes the crossover seem pre-destined.

Here's the plot summary from TVLine:

In the 'MacGyver' episode, titled “Flashlight,” Mac and the team travel to the big Island of Hawaii to aid in earthquake-relief efforts. There, Mac and Jack team with Chin Ho and Kono to rescue a group of government scientists trapped in a building on the verge of collapse. But as they do so, a dangerous group using the erchaos as a distraction aim to steal some top-secret weaponry that the scientists were working on.

As I noted in that previous post, the version of 'NCIS: LA' which we see each week is rooted in the main Toobworld; there are just too many other TV series connected to it.  (And I'm not about to surrender such Earth Prime-Time shows like 'Scorpion', 'JAG', and the other two 'NCIS' series to the Land O' Remakes.)

But many shows do have their counterparts in alternate TV dimensions; in fact, the Land O' Remakes has nothing but counterparts to so many other shows - 'The New Addams Family', 'The Fugitive', '87th Precinct', maybe 'Gotham' if that's not berthed in the world of Comix Toobworld.  It's just that in the Land O' Remakes, their version of 'NCIS: LA' happens to showcase the original characters as they look in the main Toobworld instead of being Recastaways.

Since these two shows don't have any impact on Earth Prime-Time, I say: Have at it!

For the full news story, click here.


Thanks to Rob Buckley for pointing this story out.  It hadn't come up in my Facebook news feed yet.  (You'll find the link to Rob's great site "The Medium Is Not Enough" to the left in the blogroll, Team Toobworld!)

1 comment:

Rob Buckley said...

Thanks! You're very welcome!