Originally Posted by Matt_Stevens
Reboot and remake are the same damned thing.
Damn if they are.
Reboot, in serial fiction, means a discarding of much or even all previous continuity in the series, to start anew. Effectively, all previously-known fictive history is declared by the writer(s) to be null and void, or at least irrelevant to the current storyline, and the series starts over.
A reboot differs from a remake and a prequel, in that the latter two are generally consistent with the canon (previously-established continuity) of the series; with a reboot, the older continuity is largely discarded and replaced with a new canon.