Okay, it’s time to really live up the “geek” in “the geeky dad.” As a kid in the 80’s, I absolutely LOVED The Greatest American Hero TV show. It was the best “reluctant hero” show ever, and I have great memories of sitting in front of the TV soaking it all in. And that theme song. Geez. It was stuck in my head for 20 years before they released the entire series on DVD (and yes, I own it).
Today, I read that there is a major motion picture in the works. I love that and I hate that. I’ve seen many old favorite TV shows go down hard in recent films. I’m looking at you, Miami Vice, SWAT, and Charlie’s Angels. However, I love the idea of seeing this kind of innocent, charming, totally clumsy and clueless hero unleashed for a new generation. Could be great. Could suck with wild abandon. Time will tell.
More info at scifi.com.
Okay, and for you younger readers who were more tied to the 90’s, maybe this clip solved the mystery of George’s answering machine. (Thanks, Jeff, for the reminder!)