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August 3rd, 2008, 09:31 PM
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Cult Spy: From Big To Small Screen

Sunday, August 3 2008, 08:00 BST

By Ben Rawson-Jones, Cult Editor

The new X-Files film is the latest in a long line of cult television shows that have been pimped up and given an outing on the big screen. But what about the transition in reverse? Terminator spinoff The Sarah Connor Chronicles has just clung on for a second series, but what about the predecessors? Cult Spy assesses the fortunes of various shows spawned by films.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Verdict: Hit

Alien Nation
Verdict: Mixed

Planet Of The Apes
Verdict: Flop


Despite losing the massive budget and impressive cast from Roland Emmerich's 1994 film, a popular franchise was spawned in the shape of Stargate: SG-1 and Stargate: Atlantis. Set a year after the film's events, thus not disenchanting the film’s sizeable audience, SG-1 recently concluded its tenth and final season but continues in a series of made-for-TV movies. The decision to cast MacGuyver legend Richard Dean Anderson in the pivotal Jack O'Neill role was a masterstroke, picking up the reins from Kurt Russell.

Verdict: Hit

Robocop: The Series
Verdict: Flop