So what you're saying is... we have different opinions? Perish the thought! I thought we were merged at the brain stem, MALLORY-style! :-D
I'd argue that you don't have an opinion on a SLIDERS revival as much as an aversion to a SLIDERS revival in general as well as a distaste for any revival of anything, really.
There's a fair point to that. Why do all these old properties keep getting revived? Because they're owned by massive multinational corporations who would rather perpetuate a brand they own lock, stock and barrel. It's endless regurgitation (oooh, there's a great SLIDERS REBORN title).
However, this is a SLIDERS message board. A SLIDERS fan has shared news of a potential SLIDERS revival led by the co-creator of SLIDERS and one of the original producers of SLIDERS with the aim to reunite the original cast of SLIDERS.
There is a certain absurd arrogance to declaring on a SLIDERS message board that SLIDERS should never return because it would be unwelcome competition for one's own creative projects -- such as in 2019 when JWSlider3 shared an article about John Rhys-Davies looking into a revival, and I talked about how my life since age 12 had been a traumatized reaction to the death of Professor Arturo and I'd finally finished that journey with my fan fiction and didn't want to go through it again -- as though SLIDERS were merely an extension of my own ego.
JWSlider3 replied, "You talk about that and make it sound like your father died! And if that's what it was like, then SLIDERS coming back would be an incredible thing -- wouldn't it?"
Two years later, I would like to change my response to that question. Yes, JWSlider3. If SLIDERS came back with Tracy Torme, Jacob Epstein, Jerry O'Connell, Sabrina Lloyd, Cleavant Derricks and John Rhys-Davies, it would be wonderful. And it wouldn't undo or dismiss anything I've contributed; it would be a validation of my belief that SLIDERS is something special and worth seeing again today. If SLIDERS came back, it would be a dream come true.
I am completely on TF's side of the road on this. You have to start with a modern day story, and at least a partially NEW cast. In their travels, the story re-introduces Jerry O'Connell's Quinn, and then whoever else signs on. You can also establish their 25 year backstory/gap in flashbacks as you go. The goal is to sell this to an audience that likely has never seen nor remembers the original show very well.
One scenario I guess would be like The Guardian, where you might reboot with a young Quinn and company, who run into the older versions. I'm not in huge favor of this though it could work.
From JWSlider3's account, Tracy Torme is pursuing a SLIDERS revival with the original cast. Not new characters like STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION. Not recast versions of the originals like STAR TREK (2009). It sounds like he is on Temporal Flux's side -- Temporal Flux of 2000, that is, where TF favoured the idea of soft-rebooting SLIDERS with a Quinn-double who discovers sliding at Jerry O'Connell's present-day age instead of in 1994. I understand the branding logic to that: if you don't have Quinn, Wade, Rembrandt and Arturo played by Jerry, Sabrina, Cleavant and John, is it really SLIDERS? It might as well be PARALLELS.
But I also understand the logistical difficulties of that: hiring the originals means that any chance of a long, successful year run is curtailed by the age and availability of four specific actors, two of whom will not sign up for five to seven years.
I admit -- I am not enthusiastic about DECLASSIFIED as a revival option conceptually in that when I think of SLIDERS, I think of Jerry, Sabrina, Cleavant and John. However, every time I read DECLASSIFIED, I am experentially won over by the charm, humour, warmth and Temporal Flux's uncanny ability to recapture and extrapolate upon the satire and twisted comedy and eccentric tone and spirit of SLIDERS which, in TF's hands, has absolutely nothing to do with Jerry's gravity, Sabrina's earnest screen presence, Cleavant's comic timing and John's bombast.
DECLASSIFIED argues that SLIDERS is bigger than its actors and it's a winning argument. It doesn't seem to be Torme's argument, however.