Regarding Andy Marx's Film Clips item on movies being based on old television series (Oct. 20):
It takes more than a snappy, fondly remembered theme song to turn the awareness of a TV series into paying moviegoers. A good story is required.
Although one producer spoke of weaving more elements into the story than were found in its television original, most wanted to make their projects "contemporary" and--the H word--"hip."
Unfortunately, those who use those words are often neither.