December 01, 2008

Let's Remake The Love Boat

In a time when Hollywood seems unable or unwilling to develop and execute new ideas for movies I'd like to take a crack at remaking The Love Boat.

I suppose that you can say that I got the idea from this story:

"(CNN) -- A 30,000-ton luxury cruise ship outran pirates off the coast of Yemen this weekend, the ship's owner said Monday.The Nautica was in an area patrolled by international anti-piracy task forces when two small skiffs appeared to try to intercept it, Oceania spokesman Tim Rubacky said.

The ship took evasive maneuvers and accelerated to its full speed of 23 knots or 27 mph. One of the smaller craft closed to within 300 yards and fired eight rifle shots at the cruise ship, he said, but the ship was able to pull away.

It was the first report of a pirate attack on a passenger ship of its size this year, said Cyrus Mody of the International Maritime Bureau, which runs a piracy reporting center.

"There have been a couple of passenger yachts hijacked, but they were much smaller," he said. It is "quite common" for pirates to target ships the size of the Nautica and even larger, he said, but they tend to be cargo ships, not passenger vessels."

In my Love Boat they'd have a series of adventures as they sailed through the horrible pirate blockade. There'd be lots of different characters:

A robot who'd say cool stuff like "Danger Shmata Queen"

A captain who'd be modeled sort of along the James T. Kirk character.

A goofy bartender who'd be a cross between Isaac and Moe.

And of course I'd make my own guest appearance as the quiet passenger who just happens to be an expert in whatever sort of expertise the plot of that episode required. Kind of a cross between Macguyver and the Professor.

It is rough, but there is potential. What do you think.

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