THE new series of Teletubbies is an insult to those who have kept its memory all these years, it has been claimed.
The series, which debuted on CBeebies yesterday, has been criticised by hardcore fans as a needless reboot that completely ignored the continuity of the Teletubbies extended universe.
Nathan Muir, who runs the Eh-Oh fan fiction community, said: “I was expecting the new shows to be along the lines of Star Trek: The Next Generation, respectfully acknowledging the original series while also going in their own direction.
“Instead they’ve started again on a new set with the same characters with no indication of whether they’re the descendants of the originals or this is an alternate timeline or what.
“Is it still canon that Tinky Winky’s gay? Have the fan theories about Noo-Noo causing the destruction of the original Tubbytronic Superdome even been acknowledged?
“Instead it’s all cheap CGI and storylines aimed at children, instead of the adult fans who’ve been petitioning for the show’s return for 14 years.”
Muir has launched a petition demanding a spin-off series showing the dark, dystopian universe of the original series once the sun disappeared forever.
He added: “I’m thinking first TV, establish the audience, then a connected universe of big-budget movies like the Marvel ones.
“The source material’s certainly rich enough. All life’s in there.”