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Old January 8 2011, 05:44 AM   #151
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Re: Summer Glau Joins The Cape...

Here are the opening credits to The Cape.
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Old January 8 2011, 09:35 AM   #152
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I can't help feel that the show will be cancelled either this summer or summer 2012. Just looks like a show the average Greys loving, Idol mind numbing tv viewer wouldn't watch.
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Old January 8 2011, 09:47 AM   #153
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Looks cool to me.

I am gonna set up an official episode thread soon.
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Old January 8 2011, 09:51 AM   #154
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Re: Summer Glau Joins The Cape...

A part of me is interested in this and will probably check out the pilot but another part of me is meh...even with Summer included.
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Old January 8 2011, 03:43 PM   #155
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Re: Summer Glau Joins The Cape...

Nice to see a superhero show embracing the comic-book aesthetic rather than trying to mask its inspiration. I'm a bit reminded of 1990's The Flash.

Still, the "comic-book" art here isn't the greatest. Just imagine if they'd gotten Alex Ross to do the art...
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Old January 8 2011, 10:16 PM   #156
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I can't help feel that the show will be cancelled either this summer or summer 2012. Just looks like a show the average Greys loving, Idol mind numbing tv viewer wouldn't watch.
Seems like an instant misfire to me, too. It doesn't come up to the quality that the geeky comic book/sci fi crowd wants (and shows appealing to that niche audience can't get survival numbers on networks anyway) and it's way off target for the broad-based network audience. They're going to run into the same problem that's dooming No Ordinary Family: a cable concept chasing network ratings.

The show should be rejiggered for cable, with a different lead actor (the guy they got is way too boring - they need a Zach Levi type who just zings off the screen), more stylization and more humor. Even then, I don't think they should bother. It's really not a very exciting premise to begin with.

Still, the "comic-book" art here isn't the greatest.
Case in point: that's the reaction they're going to get from the niche fandom audience. The mass market audience's reaction will be "wtf, is this for kids?" So they'll end up pleasing no one.

Moral of the story: know your audience first. Then come up with a concept. Lost was the last sci fi series that can get healthy numbers on networks.
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Old January 8 2011, 10:53 PM   #157
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Re: Summer Glau Joins The Cape...

Given the huge success of movies like X-Men, Spider-Man, The Dark Knight, and Iron Man -- and the fact that superhero movies are increasingly being made by respected filmmakers and featuring sophisticated, adult-oriented content -- I suspect the percentage of the audience ignorant enough to assume comics and superhero stories are exclusively for children is a lot smaller today than it would've been 10 or 20 years ago.

And I object to you taking one passing side observation of mine out of context and claiming it represents my entire "reaction" to the show. I am not some kneejerk fanboy idiot who condemns an entire show because of one minor thing I don't instantly fall in love with. I am, in fact, very much looking forward to this show and hoping for the best from it. So don't use me as a "case in point" if you're going to twist and distort my words in order to do so. I am not in any way, shape, or form an example of the type of reaction you're postulating here.
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