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John Orquiola
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.75
The CW and Smallville's producers are doing a new show about Dick Grayson's early years before he met Batman. What? I mean, how old is Dick gonna be? 8? And because they're squeamish about calling him Dick --

Big Boy Caprice: Do you mind if I call you Dick?

-- He's gonna be called DJ. DJ Grayson.

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117993158.html?categoryid=14&cs=1

As stupid superhero TV show ideas go, this is right up there. I'm only gonna watch this show until it's canceled and not a second longer.
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.80
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    As stupid superhero TV show ideas go, this is right up there. I'm only gonna watch this show until it's canceled and not a second longer.


...and how would you go about watching it after it's cancelled and off the air?

I don't see how there could be any intrigue or even superheroics about a show featuring a family of acrobats, unless in every town they performed in they also solved a crime. That's Josey and the Pussycats.



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thecubsfan
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See, the joke is he knows it's terrible, but he's going to watch it anyway because it's a superhero show. John is mocking both is own tendency to be drawn to this type of show despite his better sense as well as the self parody of the internet critic who hates everyone but still keeps watching. It's a multilayer message, measuring a 7.8 on the Groening meter.

(This post gets a 3.5.)



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I have to think he won't become Robin until he's 30 or 40 in this continuity unless they want to risk a Walt here.

I'll watch it (I stayed through the whole Birds of Prey run)and thankfully years of Smallville and Heroes have numbed me to the point of barely complaining.

But this better not replace Supernatural because having its awesomeness chase the mediocre Smallville episodes makes Thursdays much better.



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Getting angry with them is like resenting a fire for burning."
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This is a pretty terrible premise. I mean, why not retool it so that you're following a 14-year-old Bruce Wayne as he travels the world learning the skills he needs to become Batman? Wouldn't that be interesting? And if you'd put out the show a couple years ago, after Batman Begins came out and got everyone all interested in Batman's origins, ... well, you wouldn't be working for Warner Bros. then, would you? I swear, they are the worst media company in the world.
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
I dunno, they've managed to hit at least one massive homerun this year. I think we can cut them a little slack.



To those who say people wouldn't look; they wouldn't be interested; they're too complacent, indifferent and insulated, I can only reply: There is, in one reporter's opinion, considerable evidence against that contention. But even if they are right, what have they got to lose? Because if they are right, and this instrument is good for nothing but to entertain, amuse and insulate, then the tube is flickering now and we will soon see that the whole struggle is lost. This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires, and lights, in a box.-Edward R. Murrow
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.03
    Originally posted by oldschoolhero
    I dunno, they've managed to hit at least one massive homerun this year. I think we can cut them a little slack.


Oh, I wasn't referring to their ability to produce decent work. I mean, Dark Knight aside, WB has put out quite a few things I've enjoyed in the last few years. What I meant was their inability to promote things, to capitalize on synergy created when they have other, related projects in the public eye. For example, a couple years ago they had an Aquaman tv series pilot in the works (which it turns out they never even made, so hey). You'd think that if you had something like that in the works, you'd try to make everyone as familiar with the Aquaman brand as you possibly could. Make sure the character cameos on Smallville as much as possible, promote him in the Justice League series that was on tv at the time, have DC focus on him in the comics, etc. Instead, they basically put a moritorium on Aquaman and his associated characters from appearing anywhere else, because they were worried about diluting the character's appeal. What happened was that the tv series died on the table when everyone lost interest, and I don't think they ever even shot the pilot for it.
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.48
    Originally posted by Tenken347
      Originally posted by oldschoolhero
      I dunno, they've managed to hit at least one massive homerun this year. I think we can cut them a little slack.


    Oh, I wasn't referring to their ability to produce decent work. I mean, Dark Knight aside, WB has put out quite a few things I've enjoyed in the last few years. What I meant was their inability to promote things, to capitalize on synergy created when they have other, related projects in the public eye. For example, a couple years ago they had an Aquaman tv series pilot in the works (which it turns out they never even made, so hey). You'd think that if you had something like that in the works, you'd try to make everyone as familiar with the Aquaman brand as you possibly could. Make sure the character cameos on Smallville as much as possible, promote him in the Justice League series that was on tv at the time, have DC focus on him in the comics, etc. Instead, they basically put a moritorium on Aquaman and his associated characters from appearing anywhere else, because they were worried about diluting the character's appeal. What happened was that the tv series died on the table when everyone lost interest, and I don't think they ever even shot the pilot for it.


Not to nitpick, but the AQUAMAN pilot was filmed and the CW just decided not to pick up the series. It was then leaked to YouTube, then it was sold on iTunes last year, and finally, it was given away on DVD as an exclusive through Best Buy last year to anyone who bought a SMALLVILLE Season boxed set around Christmas time.

Yeah, I have one... it is pretty good actually, and it's a shame they didn't give it a full season.



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    Originally posted by Tenken347
    This is a pretty terrible premise. I mean, why not retool it so that you're following a 14-year-old Bruce Wayne as he travels the world learning the skills he needs to become Batman? Wouldn't that be interesting?
Actually young Bruce was the original idea, and after a lot of mucky muck it ended up being Smallville.

They couldn't get Young Bats done when the film franchise was dead, so now that Nolan's Batverse is making back their Clone Wars losses, I would guess it's now impossible instead of nigh impossible.

Hey Tenken, remember when they wouldn't allow Batman's supporting cast (and a lot of his villains) on JLU? Or the JSA episode without the JSA ("we couln't get the rights worked out") or the edict that all their superhero movies need to be gritty like The Dark Knight because that's why Dark Knight was successful (can't wait for the emo Flash)?

No synergy? These guys are geniuses.



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And not so Angry.

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Getting angry with them is like resenting a fire for burning."
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.99
    Originally posted by Tenken347
    This is a pretty terrible premise. I mean, why not retool it so that you're following a 14-year-old Bruce Wayne as he travels the world learning the skills he needs to become Batman? Wouldn't that be interesting? And if you'd put out the show a couple years ago, after Batman Begins came out and got everyone all interested in Batman's origins, ... well, you wouldn't be working for Warner Bros. then, would you? I swear, they are the worst media company in the world.


As awesome an idea as I think this would be, the final half of your post made me stifle a laugh.

I'm a sucker for superheroes, so I'll give it a shot just to see what they do.



Cena can't be beat because he's some unholy genetic recombinate of superstars past. I mean, you might as well call him John "Realest of the Real, Sargent Rock - Cold - A - Mania" Cena.
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The point I was trying to make is that they're well known actors that have surprisingly never hosted SNL yet. Add any of your own that you can think of. Will Arnett is another fairly known actor that I'm amazed hasn't hosted yet.
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