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by Visitor
5 days ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: Destroying Picard
Replies: 29
Views: 474

Re: Destroying Picard

Placing a new movie or TV series in a franchise is the easiest way to get it made regardless if it fits with the past. The executives that decide whether to make it have the data from the past on costs and how much they made, ratings broken down by target demographics, and what they assume will be a...
by Visitor
1 week ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: RIP John Saxon, 1936-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Re: RIP John Saxon, 1936-2020

He even made some bad made for TV movies decent like Gene Rodenberry's "Planet Earth."
by Visitor
1 week ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: Destroying Picard
Replies: 29
Views: 474

Re: Destroying Picard

What you have is a writer wanting to make a story point without regard to whether the way it is written fits into the series continuity. Then having a lazy show runner agree with the writer rather than figure out how to fix the story so it goes with continuity. This ruins so many shows where there i...
by Visitor
1 week ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Stargirl in 2020
Replies: 168
Views: 6460

Re: Stargirl in 2020

Decent fight scene despite the inexperienced new heroes. The end is near for the season.

I loved Cindy screaming to let her out so she could fight Stargirl. Daddy's little mean girl doesn't like being kept from the action.
by Visitor
1 week ago
Forum: Superheroine Lounge
Topic: Writing SHIP fiction - Can you support yourself doing it?
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: Writing SHIP fiction - Can you support yourself doing it?

Back in the mid 1980s, Piers Anthony wrote in a book introduction about living as a writer giving from his case the need to write two books a year with expected sales numbers and percentage of sales he received as pay. This was in his popular Xanth series long after it was a successful series and he...
by Visitor
1 week ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Black Adam (2021)
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Black Adam (2021)

Not an expert on Shazam, but isn't Black Adam a villain
Originally he was the early hero given his powers like Shazam before becoming a villain. Some modern comics still have him considering himself doin heroic actions.
by Visitor
2 weeks ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Batwoman - Season 1
Replies: 365
Views: 10261

Re: Batwoman - Season 1

Yeah, there are scenes in nearly every episode where you could ask....why didn't he/she have done that or this? But you can ask that in EVERY movie. I was watching a commentary track where an FBI agent is chasing a fleeing suspect and has a clear shot, but doesn't shoot because in five seconds they...
by Visitor
2 weeks ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
Replies: 83
Views: 4064

Re: Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

This is like when Westerns ended. Used to be every theater was running westerns, now maybe one every 10 years. Back in 1993 when they made "The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr." on Fox, they found that it had been so long since they made westerns that they had to go to retirement homes to find stun...
by Visitor
3 weeks ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Stargirl in 2020
Replies: 168
Views: 6460

Re: Stargirl in 2020

The "New America" is the main villain plan that the heroes know almost nothing about except the two thefts. Except for Cindy, none of the villains' children know anyhing about what their parents as the ISA are doing. So this is pretty much another CW teen angst show with deaths being mentioned, but ...
by Visitor
3 weeks ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Stargirl in 2020
Replies: 168
Views: 6460

Re: Stargirl in 2020

Cindy shows true mean girl behavior in pretending to be friendly and then twisting the back stabbing knife at the end as revenge for so many things. Courtney breaking their plans to go to a dance with a guy, Courtney being Stargirl, to show dad that she can be better than the ISA, or maybe just Cour...
by Visitor
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Stargirl in 2020
Replies: 168
Views: 6460

Re: Stargirl in 2020

Pride goes before a fall. Stargirl is a trained in gymnastics and not fighting. She relies on the Cosmic Staff for power against her foes. Whereas Shiv, Sportmaster, Huntress, and Icicle have all had years of fight training with their powers. Don't forget in her training session she took on all the ...
by Visitor
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Inhumans (Marvel/Netflix, 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Inhumans (Marvel/Netflix, 2017)

My biggest regret of that year was spending money to see the IMAX version of the pilot in a theater. There wasn't anything in it worth the extra cost. It was a decent plot and followed the main points of the comics, but it just was hard to get invested in the series. You had really powerful characte...
by Visitor
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Harley Quinn season 2
Replies: 29
Views: 670

Re: Harley Quinn season 2

The Wedding of Poison Ivy and Kiteman, Trump style. A great way to end the season with the event that they've been building up to and we finally get to see with a surprise guest, Tim Burton. You won't see this anywhere else as they get to have so many tropes mocked.
by Visitor
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Harley Quinn season 2
Replies: 29
Views: 670

Re: Harley Quinn season 2

"You can take out either Green Lantern with a Number 2 yellow pencil" - The Big Bang Theory.

Another second string player in the JLA.
by Visitor
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Stargirl in 2020
Replies: 168
Views: 6460

Re: Stargirl in 2020

Pretty much a more mystical source of power for the heroes and less on there old established science basis except for Dr. Midnight's goggles that are now updated to include an AI. Hourman was a chemical in the original and now is an hourglass being flipped over. Wildcat is mostly the shape fitting c...
by Visitor
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Batman Forever VS Batman and Robin
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Batman Forever VS Batman and Robin

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/batman-forever-behind-the-scenes-feuds-204847616.html Looking back at what went wrong with "Batman Forever" with just miscasting and ego conflicts. If they had just used different actors and a better plot, this might have worked. It also just shows that A-list act...
by Visitor
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Harley Quinn season 2
Replies: 29
Views: 670

Re: Harley Quinn season 2

I still stand by my claim that they're still making Batman look relatively incompetent. This goes back to them telling Tina Louise that the show was called "Gilligan's Island" for a reason. Gilligan was the lead and not Ginger. This show is about Harley Quinn and is mostly from her viewpoint. The "...
by Visitor
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Harley Quinn season 2
Replies: 29
Views: 670

Re: Harley Quinn season 2

I can't wait for the next season now that Mr. J. is back with a new outlook and Harley Quinn is revising what she is. Plus the wedding is paid for and they don't do refunds in Gotham.
by Visitor
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Stargirl in 2020
Replies: 168
Views: 6460

Re: Stargirl in 2020

Episode 5 also saw the beginning of Brainwave, Jr. as Henry King Jr. finally can read a mind.
by Visitor
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Batwoman - Season 1
Replies: 365
Views: 10261

Re: Batwoman - Season 1

This was supposed to be the final season of Supernatural, but some episodes got shuffled to the upcoming season because of production problems. Chuck caught the bug.
by Visitor
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Who wants to see a Justice League maxi-series?
Replies: 13
Views: 245

Re: Who wants to see a Justice League maxi-series?

Series TV can allow for a longer story when you have a season long plot that you don't have to compress into an average two hour movie. it depends upon how they want to pace it with individual unrelated stories or several that tie together with or without cliffhanger endings for most episodes. Batma...
by Visitor
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Who wants to see a Justice League maxi-series?
Replies: 13
Views: 245

Re: Who wants to see a Justice League maxi-series?

For my money, the best versions of the Legion of Doom and the Secret Society were from the animated shows. One of the failings of the DC movie franchise is that they have not created that many good villains. Movie Lex is particularly bad, and I say that even though I'm a fan of Jesse Eisenberg. He'...
by Visitor
1 month ago
Forum: Misc Topics, Links and Pics
Topic: Elmer Fudd Disarmed
Replies: 53
Views: 1095

Re: Elmer Fudd Disarmed

A lot of the problem was that TV in the 60s and 70s was episodic. Every episode was Ground hog day, they woke up oblivious to what happened yesterday each episode was completely self contained. The shift happened when you have seasonal storylines about the time of "Hills Street Blue." This wasn't a...
by Visitor
1 month ago
Forum: Misc Topics, Links and Pics
Topic: Elmer Fudd Disarmed
Replies: 53
Views: 1095

Re: Elmer Fudd Disarmed

One more and again where the TV version was far superior to the movie adaption: Mission Impossible Ethan Hunt is no Rollin Hand Movie versions have the time and budget for stunts and now CGI action sequences that they couldn't do in 1960s TV series. However for most movie versions, they still don't...
by Visitor
1 month ago
Forum: Misc Topics, Links and Pics
Topic: Elmer Fudd Disarmed
Replies: 53
Views: 1095

Re: Elmer Fudd Disarmed

Remember the good old day when the best part of TV watching was seeing how the villain was going to kill the hero or heroine without a gun? The Avengers Batman Man from UNCLE Girl from UNCLE Get Smart Superman Wild, Wild West The Brady Bunch The Girl from UNCLE is the only one that hasn't had a mov...
by Visitor
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Agents of SHIELD (Season 7)
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Agents of SHIELD (Season 7)

I love the "Blade Runner" quote as they visit Area 51 in the year 1955. Then there was white privilege.

For more with plenty of spoilers:
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/age ... 15020.html
by Visitor
1 month ago
Forum: Misc Topics, Links and Pics
Topic: Elmer Fudd Disarmed
Replies: 53
Views: 1095

Re: Elmer Fudd Disarmed

Well WB released collections of the original series on DVD and Blu-ray, so they have an idea from sales which cartoons have an audience demand. It makes it easier for them to base decisions on what sold the most when they are risk adverse.
by Visitor
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Flash Season Six
Replies: 46
Views: 1299

Re: Flash Season Six

I doubt the CW will fire Danielle Panabaker since she just had a child and that would open them up to all sorts of lawsuits and bad publicity. Most studios get into severe trouble unless they can find a really good cause that is work related.
by Visitor
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Flash Season Six
Replies: 46
Views: 1299

Re: Flash Season Six

There was a bit in "Person of Interest" where Harold Finch said he created social media as a way to get people to voluntarily give personal information that he could use to track them and help determine threats. That is what has happened in reality where companies can base hiring and firing on poste...
by Visitor
1 month ago
Forum: Misc Topics, Links and Pics
Topic: Elmer Fudd Disarmed
Replies: 53
Views: 1095

Re: Elmer Fudd Disarmed

Watch the Looney Tunes platinum edition commentary track on a few episodes and they mention all the parts removed for television viewing because of excessive violence. Even modern entertainment considers how much blood should be shown to avoid an R rating. Seriously I don't think the new episodes wi...
by Visitor
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Flash Season Six
Replies: 46
Views: 1299

Re: Flash Season Six

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/fla ... 07194.html

Casting change for next season will make it different.
by Visitor
1 month ago
Forum: Superheroine Stories
Topic: Perils of Batgirl, featuring Olga& Egghead?
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: Perils of Batgirl, featuring Olga& Egghead?

J. Weather's Bondage Cafe has it as a graphics story.
by Visitor
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Stargirl in 2020
Replies: 168
Views: 6460

Re: Stargirl in 2020

One of the trends with Marvel and DC is they spend too much effort on the universal threats or cosmic entity story lines and its kind of refreshing to get back to simpler stories. No one stops bank robbers anymore. That was the appeal of Spider-man. Even though in "Spiderman: Far From Home" it only...
by Visitor
1 month ago
Forum: Superheroine Lounge
Topic: Original Skyfire Actress
Replies: 28
Views: 4181

Re: Original Skyfire Actress

You can sometimes use Google for image matching to find other images, but seeing how so many people get misidentified it is questionable method.
by Visitor
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Stargirl in 2020
Replies: 168
Views: 6460

Re: Stargirl in 2020

The episode is mostly background about Icicle and the Injustice Society of America. Icicle spent time taking revenge for his wife's death and building up the New America. The question being what society will the New America be because it is being created by immigrants with a distinctive accent. The ...
by Visitor
2 months ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Legends of Tomorrow - Season 5
Replies: 27
Views: 1003

Re: Legends of Tomorrow - Season 5

Spoilers for the end of season 5 and the start of season 6 in the link: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/legends-boss-finales-zari-dilemma-020005662.html Well all the twists are over until the 2021 return. Lots of fun fight scenes where the set was lit so we could see the action. Best part was th...
by Visitor
2 months ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Batwoman - Season 1
Replies: 365
Views: 10261

Re: Batwoman - Season 1

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/batwoman-not-recast-kate-kane-233945373.html Plans to create a new character, not Kate Kane, to assume the Batwoman mantle. Pretty much going in a completely new direction without the sisterly fighting, dad/daughter relationships, and relation to Batman. Although ...
by Visitor
2 months ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Legends of Tomorrow - Season 5
Replies: 27
Views: 1003

Re: Legends of Tomorrow - Season 5

So many TV shows, movies, and literature references mocked as they go boldly where no other show has gone before. You wouldn't see this elsewhere as they do it Legend style: Parodies of Orwell's 1984 with rewriting history, Friends, Downtown Abbey, Star Trek, and Mister Roger's Neighborhood.Mentions...
by Visitor
2 months ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Stargirl in 2020
Replies: 168
Views: 6460

Re: Stargirl in 2020

I'm waiting for the scene where Pat is grounding Courtney and she is blaming the Cosmic Rod. :)
by Visitor
2 months ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Batwoman - Season 1
Replies: 365
Views: 10261

Re: Batwoman - Season 1

Set aside channel taking a loss for a production company is highly unusual. If any case, channel operation are more fragile than production company. I don't think it is a good business practice for TV channel to take loss for a production company when they have their own problem at their plate (Adv...
by Visitor
2 months ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Batwoman - Season 1
Replies: 365
Views: 10261

Re: Batwoman - Season 1

The US changed the law to allow studios producing content to also own TV networks that distribute the content. With the CW partially owned by Warner Media, there is an overlap in ownership of those shows and where they are aired for the first run. Basically the CW network can afford to run even poor...
by Visitor
2 months ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Snyder cut of Justice League
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Snyder cut of Justice League

https://www.yahoo.com/news/won-fans-cant-believe-zack-204440616.html HBO Max next year will stream the Snyder cut of the Justice League after the studio will spend $20 to 25 million to finish that version. No word on whether it will be a three and a half hour movies or mini-series event. It will inc...
by Visitor
2 months ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Stargirl in 2020
Replies: 168
Views: 6460

Re: Stargirl in 2020

It depends upon the peril. So far the show has had Brainwave telekinetically grab her body and throw stuff at her.
by Visitor
2 months ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Batwoman - Season 1
Replies: 365
Views: 10261

Re: Batwoman - Season 1

"It doesn't matter how good you are. All that matters is the ratings." - The Chief to Maxwell Smart on "Get Smart"

This was back in the late 1960s. Although they were referring to rankings for KAOS agents. :)
by Visitor
2 months ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Batwoman - Season 1
Replies: 365
Views: 10261

Re: Batwoman - Season 1

Some shows can survive depending upon the replacement at least for awhile. "Alias Smith and Jones" had to replace Pete Duel when he committed suicide since he was the co-lead star. Even earlier "Maverick" replaced James Garner when he left in a contract dispute with the studio, but it didn't last to...
by Visitor
2 months ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Batwoman - Season 1
Replies: 365
Views: 10261

Re: Batwoman - Season 1

More likely it's the scheduling or conflict with getting movie roles. At least in the early episodes she was in enough scenes to have to work almost every day and it would take hours to get into costume.
by Visitor
2 months ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Supergirl Season Five
Replies: 301
Views: 12041

Re: Supergirl Season Five

Going back to the post Crisis episode where Lex explains to Lillian what happened and all she cares about was Lex struck a deal with the Monitor to save Lena and not her. So much for "nice" Lillian and why would Lex hand her a weapon to someone that tried to poison him pre-Crisis and now has a grudg...
by Visitor
2 months ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Stargirl in 2020
Replies: 168
Views: 6460

Re: Stargirl in 2020

"The car loss a little of its resale value."

After blaming the Cosmic Staff for destroying the car instead of letting her let the air of the tires.