History Main / ReTool

29th Jun '16 6:31:53 PM MarcoPolo250
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** [[OldShame And then]] came [=CNReal=]. It wasn't successful, though.
23rd Jun '16 2:10:02 AM BreadBull
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Everything can be changed! Done for a variety of reasons, ranging from poor UsefulNotes/{{ratings}} to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot someone leaving the show]] to [[ExecutiveMeddling network fiat]], but basically means everything (premise, casting, setting, tone, writing, general emphasis) can be "tweaked" to take the show in a different direction, which can result in some EarlyEpisodeWeirdness. Not everything changes; some retools are subtle, some not so much. Drastic retooling runs the risk of alienating the current viewership ("[[TheyChangedItNowItSucks change is bad!]]"), if any.

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Everything can be changed! Done for a variety of reasons, ranging from poor UsefulNotes/{{ratings}} to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot someone leaving the show]] to [[ExecutiveMeddling network fiat]], but basically means everything (premise, casting, setting, tone, writing, general emphasis) can be "tweaked" to take the show in a different direction, which can result in some EarlyEpisodeWeirdness.EarlyInstallmentWeirdness. Not everything changes; some retools are subtle, some not so much. Drastic retooling runs the risk of alienating the current viewership ("[[TheyChangedItNowItSucks change is bad!]]"), if any.
23rd Jun '16 2:09:29 AM BreadBull
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Everything can be changed! Done for a variety of reasons, ranging from poor UsefulNotes/{{ratings}} to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot someone leaving the show]] to [[ExecutiveMeddling network fiat]], but basically means everything (premise, casting, setting, tone, writing, general emphasis) can be "tweaked" to take the show in a different direction. Not everything changes; some retools are subtle, some not so much. Drastic retooling runs the risk of alienating the current viewership ("[[TheyChangedItNowItSucks change is bad!]]"), if any.

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Everything can be changed! Done for a variety of reasons, ranging from poor UsefulNotes/{{ratings}} to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot someone leaving the show]] to [[ExecutiveMeddling network fiat]], but basically means everything (premise, casting, setting, tone, writing, general emphasis) can be "tweaked" to take the show in a different direction.direction, which can result in some EarlyEpisodeWeirdness. Not everything changes; some retools are subtle, some not so much. Drastic retooling runs the risk of alienating the current viewership ("[[TheyChangedItNowItSucks change is bad!]]"), if any.
15th Jun '16 11:06:38 AM Mario500
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* ComicStrip/BeetleBailey started out as a strip about a ne'er-do-well college student. Then, very early in the series' run, the main character joined the army, where he has been for the last sixty-three years.

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* ComicStrip/BeetleBailey started out as a strip about a ne'er-do-well college student. Then, very early in the series' run, the main character joined the army, where he has been for the last sixty-three years.ever since.
12th Jun '16 5:19:54 PM comicwriter
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* The Detroit-era ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica''. Basically, ''Justice League'' wasn't as popular as it'd been in it's heyday, so the Gerry Conway got rid of most of the heavy hitters like {{Batman}}, {{Superman}} and WonderWoman in order to focus on a younger, more diverse team of new characters like Comicbook/{{Vixen}}, Gypsy and Comicbook/{{Vibe}}. He was hoping to ape the success of the ''New Comicbook/TeenTitans'' and the ''Comicbook/XMen'', but [[DorkAge it went over about as well as you'd expect]]. Thankfully, its failure did lead to the ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueInternational'' revamp.
21st May '16 9:48:16 PM Dreammaster1
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** The 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' retooled ''the entire franchise'' after the dismal box office results of ''Film/StarTrekNemesis''. The focus was changed to a [[AlternateContinuity different timeline]] following the (now changed because of [[spoiler:Romulan influence]]) adventures of the crew from the original series. This has been widely panned by the fandom, and resulted in such an upsurge of fan films set in the original timeline (and often featuring original actors reprising their official roles) that Paramount has begun trying to suppress the fandom 'detool movement' through the legal system.

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** The 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' retooled ''the entire franchise'' after the dismal box office results of ''Film/StarTrekNemesis''. The focus was changed to a [[AlternateContinuity different timeline]] following the (now changed because of [[spoiler:Romulan influence]]) adventures of the crew from the original series. This has been widely panned by the fandom, and resulted in such an upsurge of fan films set in the original timeline (and often featuring original actors reprising their official roles) that Paramount has begun trying to suppress the fandom 'detool movement' through the legal system.
25th Apr '16 1:56:27 PM SSJMagus
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** Done subtle before that with the TimeSkip in the Piccolo Junior Saga. Everyone has a growth spurt or new look. Also the main characters make prominent use of Chi attacks during the World Martial Arts Tournament, while before only they were mostly last resort trump cards.
* The original IGPX miniseries was a mecha combat tournament. The actual series is a racing anime.

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** Done subtle before that with the TimeSkip in the Piccolo Junior Saga. Everyone has a growth spurt or new look. Also the main characters make prominent use of Chi attacks during the World Martial Arts Tournament, while before only they were mostly last resort trump cards.
cards. Essentially, it was proto-''Dragon Ball Z''.
* The original IGPX ''[[Anime/IGPXImmortalGrandPrix IGPX]]'' miniseries was a mecha combat tournament. The actual series is a racing anime.



** After ''Dark Reign'' and at the onset of Marvel's ''ComicBook/HeroicAge'' the Thunderbolts became super villain prison The Raft's rehabilitation program for super criminals (this time including Comicbook/ManThing, Juggernaut, and Ghost among others), under the supervision of {{ComicBook/Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}.

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** After ''Dark Reign'' and at the onset of Marvel's ''ComicBook/HeroicAge'' the Thunderbolts became super villain prison The Raft's rehabilitation program for super criminals (this time including Comicbook/ManThing, Juggernaut, and Ghost among others), under the supervision of {{ComicBook/Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}. Basically Marvel's answer to the SuicideSquad.



** ''Comicbook/MarvelNOW'': the Raft program got shut down, ComicBook/RedHulk took the Thunderbolts name for his black ops squad of antiheroes, and the Dark Avengers found themselves independent once again.

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** ''Comicbook/MarvelNOW'': the Raft program got shut down, ComicBook/RedHulk took the Thunderbolts name for his black ops squad of antiheroes, antiheroes (a ShoutOut to his own secret identity), and the Dark Avengers found themselves independent once again.



* In the wake of [[spoiler: Johnny Storm's death]] the ComicBook/FantasticFour has undergone a (probably) temporary change with them becoming the Future Foundation. This has involved them donning black and white uniforms, adding {{Spider-Man}} to the team [[spoiler: to replace Johnny]], bringing [[spoiler: Doctor Doom and Mister Fantastic's time traveling father]] along for the ride and becoming a sort of superhero think tank. Thus far the new series has been well received.

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* In the wake of [[spoiler: Johnny Storm's death]] the ComicBook/FantasticFour has undergone a (probably) temporary change with them becoming the Future Foundation. This has involved them donning black and white uniforms, adding {{Spider-Man}} to the team [[spoiler: to replace Johnny]], Johnny, who had specifically named his old pal Spidey for the position in his will]], bringing [[spoiler: Doctor Doom and Mister Fantastic's time traveling father]] along for the ride and becoming a sort of superhero think tank. Thus far the new series has been well received.



* ''Comicbook/XFactor'' started off as a reunion book featuring the original five [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Comicbook/XMen, and in the In the 90's, was [=retooled=] into a government-sanctioned team of mutant superheroes lead by Havok. Peter David later relaunched the title again in 2005 as a [[FilmNoir Noir]] detective title consisting of a bunch of former ComicBook/XForce and ComicBook/GenerationX members. It was {{ReTool}}ed ''again'' in 2014 as part of the Comicbook/MarvelNOW event, with the book now focusing on a team of {{Corporate Sponsored Superhero}}es.

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* ''Comicbook/XFactor'' started off as a reunion book featuring the original five [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Comicbook/XMen, and in initially masquerading as mutant hunters for hire but eventually dropping the act to become just an offshoot of the X-Men. In the 90's, it was [=retooled=] into a government-sanctioned team of mutant superheroes lead by Havok. Peter David later relaunched the title again in 2005 as a [[FilmNoir Noir]] detective title consisting of a bunch of former ComicBook/XForce and ComicBook/GenerationX members.members and led by Multiple Man, a veteran of the government team. It was {{ReTool}}ed ''again'' in 2014 as part of the Comicbook/MarvelNOW event, with the book now focusing on a team of {{Corporate Sponsored Superhero}}es.
20th Apr '16 7:33:55 PM AshlynNyx
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* {{WebVideo/Phelous}} had started out doing primarily horror film reviews (though he also did video game movies here and there), but after [[spoiler:seemingly being KilledOffForReal in]] the ''Film/JacobsLadder'' review he shifted towards animation for the most part, with horror reviews only occasionally showing up.
8th Apr '16 9:21:00 PM nombretomado
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** An in-universe example happens when the show's ratings go down a tiny bit and the executives decide to add a few new changes to the show. Instead of a lab, they now live in a house in the suburbs with their [[CousinOliver adopted kids]] (one of them being an [[FamilyMatters Urkel]] [[{{Expy}} Expy)]] and a [[RobotBuddy sassy robot.]] [[WhoWritesThisCrap Naturally, Brain immediately quits.]] It's been suggested that this was written as a response to what the writers knew was coming. The network didn't get the message and the retooled series lasted five or so episodes.

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** An in-universe example happens when the show's ratings go down a tiny bit and the executives decide to add a few new changes to the show. Instead of a lab, they now live in a house in the suburbs with their [[CousinOliver adopted kids]] (one of them being an [[FamilyMatters [[Series/FamilyMatters Urkel]] [[{{Expy}} Expy)]] and a [[RobotBuddy sassy robot.]] [[WhoWritesThisCrap Naturally, Brain immediately quits.]] It's been suggested that this was written as a response to what the writers knew was coming. The network didn't get the message and the retooled series lasted five or so episodes.
31st Mar '16 3:04:55 PM AshlynNyx
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* Creator/AllisonPregler, who hosted the ''Obscurus Lupa Presents'' for several years, retooled the show into ''Movie Nights''. Rather than the more typical format for review videos, ''Movie Nights'' is unscripted and more discussion-based and has an actual set rather than it being in her bedroom. She has also retired the 'Obscurus Lupa' name for her videos, going just by Allison.
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