A remake of the hit TV series MASH is to be set upon a US navy supercarrier anchored off the Korean peninsula. Executive producer Harry Winter said that the story will feature the exploits of a group of zany doctors who sit around all day with nothing to do but deal with paper cuts and the occasional head cold. It is not expected to run as long as the original.
‘Basically, it’s about some military geeks putting co-ordinates into a computer and sending a load of Tomahawk cruise missiles to bomb the shit out of a funny looking fat man,’ Winter said. ‘However, many of the original characters will still be around. Corporal Klinger will still be wearing a dress, except this time he’ll be mercilessly beaten and thrown overboard to be eaten by sharks. There’s something in it for everyone’.