“The Lone Ranger” has seen many adaptations, from film shorts to radio, but his most famous incarnation was most likely the television show that aired on TV for eight seasons, from 1949 to 1957.
Films based off of television shows are nothing new, there have been dozens upon dozens of them. While a number of them get a bad rap, there are quite a few that are excellent.
The entire Star Trek franchise has its roots in TV. 2011′s “The Muppets”, which is near and dear to my heart, can trace its origins back to the TV show. Of course, “Serenity” capped off an excellent show by moving to the big screen. “Heat” was based off of a made for TV movie, “The Naked Gun” movies came from “The Files of Police Squad”, and of course, there’s the “Mission Impossible” movies as well.
What’s YOUR favorite? If you need some help, here’s a handy reference.
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