Can a tv series about Batman’s famous home city make it without a Batman? Before I can answer this question, Gotham City has been portrayed as dark and seedy place where even the more wretched hive of scum and villainy of Mos Eisley dare not tread. Yet, the city is the backdrop and rarely do we see it as a city on its own. Burton’s gothic take and Schumacher’s living comic book colors of Gotham were passable but I for one never felt it as a real city. Nolan’s Batman gave us a better glimpse as we could see the city in night and day but Gotham gives us an even better perspective on a city street level. You could feel the corruption of this city oozing through the screen watching the pilot. Gotham has surprised this die-hard Batman fan to say, yes, this series can survive without a Batman. The same can not be said of Superman’s Metropolis and not Fritz Lang’s Metropolis; just to be clear.
As for the details about this episode, I will have to wait before I chime in and maybe be able to do a podcast on this show. So far, I loved what I saw.
Over at the Daily P.O.P. I read this entry about Moon Knight. Having been old enough to have seen the introduction of this character back in the 70’s when I was heavy into collecting comics. While I have many of the Knight comics, this character never won me over as a top grade “A” must read comic. Flash forward 30+ years forward we in a fury of superheroes translated for the big screen hits such as Iron Man, Hulk, X-Men, Batman and Superman. However, there are few that have made it on the small screen that has managed to have the staying power for more than one season. Most notably Smallville is still going strong into its 8th season. This is one of the exceptions that has drawn a pretty faithful audience. The downside, we have seen shows with well known or psuedo-known characters like The Flash and Birds of Prey, which are guilty pleasures for me, barely make a full season. So, this beg the question, with a lesser know Marvel character like Moon Knight, can it be done properly on the small screen? My answer is to what and see but then again there was Blade the Series on Spike which did nothing to help the movie franchise.
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In October 2006 Marvel Entertainment announced that a Moon Knight TV series had gone into production with No Equal Entertainment (the guys behind “So Weird” and “The Collector”). There has been no word since on the the series from Marvel Comics, but I have been seeing a spike of hope from the fan community, possibly due to the character’s current comic book series.
This begs the question, what would a Moon Knight television show look like? Judging from the current series by Mark Benson and early comics by Doug Moench and Bill Sienkewicz, it’s very doable. Essentially a vigilante meting out justice on the grimy streets of New York, the program is kind of a no-brainer.
via Moon Knight – TV Series? « The Daily P.O.P.
What I hate is the long delay between the seasons. Fans have been frakked over since the seasons 2 and 3. When I heard season 4 was going to be the last and then split over two years, I was royally pissed. And then the writer’s strike hit which may the split even more possible. But why are the last 10 episodes referred as season 5 when its part of the same season 4? To continue on this rant, since when are 10 episodes considered a season. I bought the reasoning with The Shield on F/X that 13 shows worked to tell their stories. Now Torchwood for its 3rd go around will only have 5 shows?! Are you kidding me?! What the hell is going on?! Don’t say that this is part of a marketing ploy because you are pushing away the fans who support the show week after week, attend the conventions and buy the dvd series. Stop screwing the fans over. That’s why I’ve stopped watching the Scifi Channel.
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