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@  Evac : (30 March 2017 - 03:18 PM)

Because that line always cracks me up.

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@  Evac : (30 March 2017 - 03:16 PM)

Well, at least Rita's still over-the-top, then...

@  MEDdMI : (30 March 2017 - 03:01 PM)

My friend said it tried to be inspiring and serious, but Rita was too campy and some of the messages might not be good for kids.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 March 2017 - 02:27 PM)

Anyone been to the theater to see Power Rangers? How is it?

@  Evac : (30 March 2017 - 02:24 PM)

Meh, even if it was a real continuation it wouldn't be the same without Tony Jay.

@  Rycochet : (30 March 2017 - 02:05 PM)

I don't want to see it be a trainwreck and crash and burn, because if it does that's probably it for ReBoot in any form for another decade or even longer. I'm just frustrated as ReBoot is one of the few things I like as much as Transformers.

@  Boomhauer : (30 March 2017 - 01:50 PM)

Fun fact: one of the actors for the main kids lied on his resume that he knew how to skate. He actualy doesn't. They had to choose between reshooting all his scenes with somebody else, getting a stunt or... just not having him skate at all.

@  Boomhauer : (30 March 2017 - 01:49 PM)

A close friend of mine has been working on that show for almost a year now. He's told me lots of things that filled me with excitement about how baffled the internet will be about it. It's gonna be a great trainwreck.

@  Rycochet : (30 March 2017 - 12:37 PM)

Given all the advancements in computing since the end of the original series, how they've spread through every facet of our lives they could tell some great stories within the existing ReBoot universe... Instead they're going for Power Rangers meets Tron.

@  Evac : (30 March 2017 - 12:21 PM)

That's... That's not ReBoot. That's... That's a bad Tron rip-off.

@  Rycochet : (30 March 2017 - 12:18 PM)

Well, the ReBoot revival sounds positively dire.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2017 - 01:58 AM)

Interior decorating by Ed Gein.

@  Telly : (29 March 2017 - 06:23 PM)

they make for good hat/coat racks in random places

@  Waspinator : (29 March 2017 - 06:10 PM)

I use antlers in all of my decorating!

@  Locoman : (29 March 2017 - 06:08 PM)

Evil?! Eeevil?! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeviiiiiiil!

@  Rycochet : (29 March 2017 - 03:43 PM)

Love Love, Peace Peace.

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@  PlutoniumBoss : (29 March 2017 - 02:48 PM)

Young man, there's no need to feel down.

@  Waspinator : (29 March 2017 - 02:38 PM)

Me, an alien? Is this one of your Earth jokes?

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@  Rycochet : (29 March 2017 - 11:27 AM)

And it don't take money, don't take fame, don't need no credit card to ride this train.

@  Dracula : (29 March 2017 - 09:30 AM)

When I was a young boy, I had to fight King Garamoth for dominion of Earth

@  OrionPax44 : (29 March 2017 - 09:00 AM)

Wouldn't it be cheaper just to have her mailed to you?

@  ▲ndrusi : (29 March 2017 - 07:59 AM)

When I was a young boy, my father took me into Tahiti to see a marching band.

@  Rycochet : (28 March 2017 - 03:32 PM)

When I was a young boy,my father said to me; 'There's only one girl in the world for you, and she probably lives in Tahiti.'

@  Lightbright : (28 March 2017 - 03:26 PM)

It's a magical place :)

@  Rycochet : (28 March 2017 - 02:20 PM)

They were all in Tahiti that day, oh, and those days too, but they totally know someone who was there.

@  Broadside : (28 March 2017 - 01:37 PM)

Supposedly one of Mainframe's friends died during AHM, so presumably they were THERE, just, like, off-panel.

@  Verity Carlo : (28 March 2017 - 12:12 PM)

Additionally, Skywatch was rushed; it took them 23 years to learn how to control Ravage and Laserbeak, and they didn't even have a year to try and get the Dynobots under control.

@  Verity Carlo : (28 March 2017 - 11:58 AM)

Presumably dealing with other problems-The military was already routed to NYC before the blackout. And a counter terrorism unit is not something you have deal with an alien menace-it was Skywatch's purview, and even then, their problems started occurring only a year after Joes formation.

@  Rycochet : (28 March 2017 - 11:57 AM)

I think the only way I would buy a Gi-Joe comic would be if they were paired up with the monsterbots.

@  Evac : (28 March 2017 - 11:55 AM)

Nah, the Monsterbots had that covered.

@  Rycochet : (28 March 2017 - 11:43 AM)

Where were they when poop was hitting the fan with the Machination? You've got giant robot monsters battling in the open with an army of human controlled robot weapons... Maaaaybe that's the kind of thing they should have intervened in given how Skywatch failed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 March 2017 - 11:37 AM)

There was a major coordinated military presence outside New York during AHM. Where was the elite special task force?

@  Verity Carlo : (28 March 2017 - 11:24 AM)

Well there was also Soundwave disrupting all communications so no one could coordinate and also Starscream killed the President, and everyone else on Air Force One, who were probably some of the few who actually knew about their existence

@  Rycochet : (28 March 2017 - 11:21 AM)

If your country is being torn apart by aliens, you use every tool at your disposal and two years before AHM still puts them in existance around the time of the Machination who were very much the kind of problem they should have been dealing with.

@  Verity Carlo : (28 March 2017 - 11:10 AM)

IDW Joe was a top secret anti-terrorism unit made up of specialists. Not really "repelling an invasion force" material, plus they were formed two years before AHM

@  unluckiness : (28 March 2017 - 10:58 AM)

The Avengers were all Skrulls or something at the time

@  Whirl Maximus : (28 March 2017 - 10:45 AM)

It happened just like Spidey and SHIELD turned up in the original G1 comics.

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 March 2017 - 10:35 AM)

I try to forget that Avengers thing ever happened. I mean, aside from a throwaway line in Spotlight: Ramjet, it never comes up again anyway.

@  Rycochet : (28 March 2017 - 10:29 AM)

They would have been #1 on the Presidents speed dial to deal with the problems caused by Skywatch losing control of the Transformers in their care.

@  Whirl Maximus : (28 March 2017 - 10:28 AM)

Don't forget the Avengers. Megatron must have culled metahumans before AHM. Picture him personally tearing Spider-man in two.

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 March 2017 - 10:18 AM)

You'd think they would've intervened the time Megatron took over New York.

@  Rycochet : (28 March 2017 - 08:25 AM)

I really don't care for Gi-Joe being retconned into sharing the same universe as Transformers, There have been too many Joe free events in America for them to have existed all along.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (28 March 2017 - 07:53 AM)

And now he gets to be a member of hugging G.I. Joe.

@  unluckiness : (28 March 2017 - 06:46 AM)

I don't think anyone was ever supposed to like him

@  Broadside : (28 March 2017 - 06:36 AM)

To be fair, Costa at least had the self-awareness to turn Spike into a villain when he realised that nobody liked him.

@  Jalaguy : (28 March 2017 - 05:17 AM)

And the "lol idgaf" approach to making itself part of the existing universe is stupid. They could have pivoted to be more G1-cartoon-y without throwing so much worldbuilding out the window for no reason.



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 02:25 PM

A Gotham Central show, I see working. But yeah, as a prequel, it's going to have all of the issues of Smallville, which I loathed.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:23 AM




Back in September, it was announced that FOX had given a straight-to-series order to a new live-action television series entitled Gotham, which was purportedly an origin story for Commissioner Gordon. Many of us were left wondering how the network planned to do a comic-based TV show without a superhero at its center. What would distinguish Gotham from another cop/detective series?

At today's TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour Chairman of Entertainment at FOX Kevin Reilly revealed that this series would indeed function as an origin story for Batman.


"This is an origin story for young Bruce Wayne," Reilly said, promising that all of the classic Batman characters and villains would make an appearance, including: The Penguin, The Riddler, Commissioner Gordon, and The Joker. This is a series about "Gotham on the brink" he said, and "how they all became who they were, what events led up to these characters becoming Catwoman [and so on]." The Chairman described the series as "operatic" and "larger-than-life."

It will follow Bruce Wayne from childhood through his development into the Dark Night, with the final episode marking the moment when he puts on the cape. They're not certain what age young Bruce will be at this point, but Reilly estimates that he will be about 13 at the start of the series. "The actor will grow-up, if we do our job well he'll be a young man and ready [to be Batman] by the end," he said. "Which isn't to say we might not skip ahead."


Reilly followed up by saying that this would be a serialized show that will function on its own, separate from the Warner Brothers DC cinematic universe. "We own all the rights.That's what we're licencing," he said. "They brought us the entire franchise for a very healthy licence fee. We're not negotiating this piece meal. We have all of the underlying Batman rights for the entire franchise for this series."

He continued, saying, "That's what I like about this, it's not some sort of adjunct companion series. This is the Batman franchise, just backing it up. I think that gives it a real focus as to what the show is about and what stories we're telling."

There will be no connection to the Batman/Bruce Wayne that Ben Affleck will be introducing in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel 2, tentatively titled Batman vs. Superman. "Warner Brothers manages the entire franchise and its one of their top global franchises of all," Reilly said."So there will be an awareness of both and we'll have to coordinate when we're in the market place, but the productions are not piggy-backing off one another."

The series will be in the vein of the grittier tone that Christopher Nolan established in his Dark Knight trilogy, it will be very organic to that world, though Nolan will not have a direct connection to the production. We won't see Batman's cape and cowl till the series' conclusion, as mentioned, and it will be a slow reveal on the Supervillains alter-egos as well. "We're arcing to that," Reilly clarified. "We're not starting in that world where the villains are in costume. You see markers for it that are kind of delicious. You begin to see the evolution of the eccentricities that become those characters, but you really sort of arc there. We don't start out in capes and costumes."

When asked if there is a possibility that they may spinoff additional characters, Reilly said that he "certainly hopes so." Adding, "Do I think we'll peel out The Riddler? I don't. There's a large tapestry of characters to service over many years. So I hope we can just keep it on for a long, long run."

As the the number of episodes, Reilly jokes that, "Warner Brothers would like it to be 22 because they'd like as many as they can get," but no decisions have been made in regards to either the length of the series or a premiere date.

The show begins staffing shortly, with scripts expected to quickly following.

We will keep you updated as details on this series emerge.


I don't like the sound of any of this. At least in Smallville he still had powers. In this we will have a child. In Gotham. With villains running about that he can't deal with. Just... no thanks.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 04:18 AM


Not interested.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:00 AM

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:31 AM

So its a show explaining why Bruce Wayne never showed up in Smallville. Eh. With a bit of that ever elusive competency, anything's possible.


At least it sounds more excited than the Agents of Shield show we have now, if only that we'll actually see comic book characters in this one..

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:50 AM

This is only going to make me sad and angry, just like Smallville.


Or, more accurately, like Smallville would have if I hadn't stopped watching somewhere during the first season.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:51 AM

Ooo!  Ooo!  I bet the Joker and all the rest will be high school buddies of Bruce to add to the angst!  The Penguin will be that nerdy kid in the corner that no one ever appreciated and thus embarked on a life of crime!  Joker will be the star athlete jokester scarred by a horrible astroturf accident!  Riddler will be that kid with Tourette's!  Bane will be the special episode about steroid abuse!  Cat Woman will be the school slut out for vengeance for those that talked about her on Facebook!


Yeah, this is gonna suck.

Edited by Spark, 14 January 2014 - 09:52 AM.

Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 10:12 AM


Ooo!  Ooo!  I bet the Joker and all the rest will be high school buddies of Bruce to add to the angst!  The Penguin will be that nerdy kid in the corner that no one ever appreciated and thus embarked on a life of crime!  Joker will be the star athlete jokester scarred by a horrible astroturf accident!  Riddler will be that kid with Tourette's!  Bane will be the special episode about steroid abuse!  Cat Woman will be the school slut out for vengeance for those that talked about her on Facebook!


Yeah, this is gonna suck.


They already pitched that jive back in 2010.


Oh wow.


It's nice to know even my most intentionally terrible ideas are somehow viable for WB.

Edited by Spark, 14 January 2014 - 10:14 AM.

Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 10:16 AM

Every time I manage to repress the memory of that, someone somewhere brings it up.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 10:25 AM

So, this.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 01:00 PM

Oh wow. That was well done!


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:08 PM

This seems like the sort of idea that could be good for two or three seasons and then outgrow its premise.  You can only hint at and build up to the inevitable for so long.  That's why I quit watching Smallville, even though I liked it in the beginning.


Arrow, on the other hand, started at the interesting part.  It might not be the most compelling show, but at least it doesn't have to take weird plot twists to avoid hitting a particular plot point.


That said...I'm a Batman fan.  I'll watch it unless it becomes really bad.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:13 PM

Sounds terrible.  Smallville was bad enough.  I don't want to go through that again.  The whole series is one huge tease.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:16 PM

Actually, I thought the series had potential in the idea of exploring rookie cop/detective Jim Gordon coming to Gotham City, seeing the corruption and the crazy (maybe be forced to take down some other vigilantes who ultimately prove to be doing right).   Then move to a season or two later  where he's put in charge of investigating the supposed "Bat-Man" whispered in rumor.  After a season or two of that angle, finally make them oddball partners in superhero detective partnership investigating the increasing number of extreme criminals Gotham has spawned.


I could see a solid 6 plus seasons in all that.  


But no, can't have a Batman thing without Batman.  And my real fear is that this series is going to suffer Smallville syndrome where it vastly outstays its premise and avoids the costume and whatnot WAY longer than it should.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:18 PM

I enjoyed Smallville except seasons 5.5 - 7. Really, Smallville should have only been 4 seasons. There was no need for it to be 10. Teen heroes have always been one of my favorite areas to explore.


As far as this goes, I'll give it a chance, but one thing I've always loved about Batman was the uncomfortable fact that he elevated the villains in Gotham to become super villains. I'm not too keen on this notion that the super villains existed before Batman.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 07:34 PM

Sorry guys, all this needs to have is teenage Harley Quinn and I'm sold. Don't know where all this negativity is coming from.


Maybe it because I was the only one who actually read that the show would "what events led up to" these characters becoming the villains they are destined to become, not the villains themselves. I see people posting comments like they expect the Joker in full clown makeup will be created death traps in amusement parks while Bruce is still in High School.


What I expect to see is an aspiring comedian with little real talent becoming more and more disillussioned as he starts fall in with bad crowds and crime bosses. Show Harley having a high school crush on him. You know, show the type of events which would eventually lead up to the Ace Chemical disaster without ever actually giving us the Joker until the very last episode. Could make for a very effective finale for the entire show.


All it would take is good writing; its not nearly as impossible a concept to make good like all of you are making it out to be.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 08:10 PM

No thanks, not interested.


Seriously, you shouldn't spend an entire series about how Bruce Wayne became Batman. One movie at most, yes, but an entire series? Heck no. I'd rather Fox reshow that Timm-Dini-Burnett series from the early nineties, or better, give me a Batman series with, y'know, BATMAN. 

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:10 PM

So, this.




make it a comedy and ill watch

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:48 PM

Batman/Bruce Wayne is the World's Greatest Detective.


A young Bruce Wayne doesn't need to roam the rooftops in order to solve crimes like a young Sherlock Holmes or Veronica Mars.  He could be an awkward shut-in nerd with no ability to physically handle himself.  As he gets in over his head a few times over the course of the series, he realizes he needs to start working on his combat skills, and starts training with Alfred.  To keep his rep as a detective on the d/l, maybe he turns in evidence to Gordon without identifying himself... which he eventually does as Batman, anyway.


Maybe that's a stretch, but a "Veronica Mars" set in Gotham City doesn't sound so bad.



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 10:55 AM

All it would take is good writing

Man, you have high hopes.


Still, it runs straight into the same problem either way, where you spend the whole series waiting for Bruce to be Batman, except it's compounded by waiting for all the villains to become who we already know them to be.  Plus, giving the Joker a definitive origin kind of undoes a lot of what makes the Joker so remarkable these days, since he has no real set origin story.

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