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Old November 22 2011, 08:08 PM   #1
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Booster Gold (SyFy)

http://www.ksitetv.com/category/booster-gold/

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...erlanti-261801

THR reports Warner Horizon Television is going work with Greg Berlanti's Berlanti Productions and Fringe's Andrew Kreisberg (who will write the script) to bring the DC Comics character of Booster Gold to a one-hour drama series being proposed for the Syfy cable network.

Right now, the cable network has only ordered a pilot script.
I hope something becomes of this. I enjoyed the S10 ep called "Booster" from Smallville and thought the character worked well in live action.

[edit] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booster_Gold

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Old November 22 2011, 08:34 PM   #2
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It's a "SyFy" series, I wouldn't get the hopes too much.

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Old November 22 2011, 08:36 PM   #3
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I just saw this story. Interesting to see if this goes beyond the development stage...it would appear DC hasn't had much luck with this since "Smallville" ended so far. "Booster" was one of the few enjoyable episodes of season ten.
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Old November 22 2011, 08:54 PM   #4
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Re: Booster Gold (SyFy)

I don't know anything about the character, but, with that premise write-up, and it being a SyFy possible show/movie, I would be surprised if they didn't go for an outrageous comedy. Would fans of the character be happy with that approach?
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Old November 22 2011, 08:58 PM   #5
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Booster is a comedic character so yes
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Old November 22 2011, 08:59 PM   #6
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So it's likely to be a dark terminator ripoff! :-)
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Old November 22 2011, 09:03 PM   #7
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SyFy needs to greenlight RHW's space opera first. Then they can do whatever else they want.
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Old November 22 2011, 09:13 PM   #8
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I don't know anything about the character, but, with that premise write-up, and it being a SyFy possible show/movie, I would be surprised if they didn't go for an outrageous comedy. Would fans of the character be happy with that approach?
Booster Gold is a C-List DC comic book character and member of the Justice League. He's from the distant future (the 25th or 26th century, IIRC) and has traveled back to the present day.

Booster Gold is a regular human being but uses technology to give him Superman-like powers like strength, speed, and some degree on invulnerability. He's also in some interpretations "only in it for the money" and will take on endorsements and advertisements on his costume. Think of Greg Kinnear's character in Mystery Men.
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Old November 22 2011, 09:17 PM   #9
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C list? Not for the last couple of years since he's been a time adventurer. He's been a B character, borderline A and is the current leader of the Justice League International.
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Old November 22 2011, 09:19 PM   #10
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Think of Greg Kinnear's character in Mystery Men.
In that case, Ben Browder would be perfect for the role. He's old enough now to play a washed-up former athlete.

Hmm, for that matter, Joe Flanigan could too. Now I can't decide.
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Old November 22 2011, 09:22 PM   #11
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I might give you "B-List" but not as far as the "A-List" which in my mind only includes the "big names" like Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern and a few others. In other words, those who currently have their own comic books and along those lines those most known to the general public.

Go up to someone on the street with only a basic knowledge of comics and I doubt they'd be able to tell you who Booster Gold is.

When I speak of "C-List" I speak of, mostly, how the character is perceived in the general public, not their status In-U.
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Old November 22 2011, 09:24 PM   #12
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Booster Gold is an empty puppet that needs Giffen and DeMattias sticking both their hands right up his butt. They may not have created the character but no one else can...
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^^ Fair enough and I must admit to being a huge Booster fan so I'm a little defensive Oh and the series better have Skeets and have Michael's origin link with the Legion.
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Old November 22 2011, 09:31 PM   #14
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Booster is a comedic character so yes
Yea, I got that he was a comedic character from the description and from you guys talking in the Smallville threads, but, I figured you might want a Dramatic comedy, or a few funny zingers every episode, more like a Buffy vibe, but, knowing SyFy, I was figuring they'd be likely to go way overboard, almost into slapstick with it (but, then again, maybe they really are trying to reform their image, considering a couple irons they have in the fire, for example the Robert Hewitt Wolfe Pilot Temis refers to and moving Sanctuary back to Friday Night where it had the best ratings, etc)
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Old November 22 2011, 09:35 PM   #15
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I think it could work if the show was slightly tounge-in-cheek and a bit "in on the joke." Again, I think if it took the angle of Greg Kinnear's character from "Mystery Men" a series could work and they could make it a series-long arc where Booster goes from the endorsement and money-seeking hero to being in it purely for the heroism.
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