RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 140,854
Posts: 5,474,411
Members: 25,043
Currently online: 475
Newest member: denver23

TrekToday headlines

Retro Review: Covenant
By: Michelle on Nov 22

Two Official Starships Collection Previews
By: T'Bonz on Nov 21

Saldana: Women Issues In Hollywood
By: T'Bonz on Nov 21

Shatner Book Kickstarter
By: T'Bonz on Nov 20

Trek Original Series Slippers
By: T'Bonz on Nov 19

Hemsworth Is Sexiest Man Alive
By: T'Bonz on Nov 19

Trek Business Card Cases
By: T'Bonz on Nov 17

February IDW Publishing Trek Comics
By: T'Bonz on Nov 17

Retro Review: The Siege of AR-558
By: Michelle on Nov 15

Trevco Full Bleed Uniform T-Shirts
By: T'Bonz on Nov 14


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Science Fiction & Fantasy

Science Fiction & Fantasy Farscape, Babylon 5, Star Wars, Firefly, vampires, genre books and film.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old November 22 2011, 10:10 PM   #16
davejames
Vice Admiral
 
Location: Sac, Ca
Re: Booster Gold (SyFy)

Thought the character was kinda fun on Smallville, as a sharp contrast to the goody goody Clark, but I'm not sure I'd really want to see an entire series with him.
davejames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 22 2011, 10:17 PM   #17
Admiral_Young
Fleet Admiral
 
Admiral_Young's Avatar
 
Location: Gotham
View Admiral_Young's Twitter Profile
Re: Booster Gold (SyFy)

A mini-series would be ideal for Booster in my opinion. Or a Torchwood type serial, five or ten episodes.
__________________
Admiral Young
Chief of Operations

Ignoring the The Last Stand since 2011.
Admiral_Young is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 22 2011, 10:59 PM   #18
Captain Mike
Commodore
 
Captain Mike's Avatar
 
Location: Warren, Pa.
Re: Booster Gold (SyFy)

Booster did not start out as a "comedic" character back in 86'. He was created by Dan Jurgens. It wasn't until his run in the JLA that they made him and Blue Beetle that way.
__________________
["Sweet Home Alabama" plays in background]
Define irony. Bunch of idiots dancing on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash. ~~~~Garland Greene- "Con Air"
Captain Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 22 2011, 11:05 PM   #19
Silvercrest
Rear Admiral
 
Re: Booster Gold (SyFy)

His run in JL started in '87. He was turned into a comedic character a year after he debuted.
Silvercrest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 22 2011, 11:10 PM   #20
Kaijima
Captain
 
Kaijima's Avatar
 
Location: United States
Re: Booster Gold (SyFy)

Yeah, Booster was originally a fairly serious and harrowing look at a person who abuses the hero game for fame and profit. He was originally serious, intelligent, and just plain greedy. He acted as a moral foil to other heroes.
Kaijima is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 23 2011, 12:08 AM   #21
Temis the Vorta
Fleet Admiral
 
Temis the Vorta's Avatar
 
Location: Tatoinne
Re: Booster Gold (SyFy)

Kaijima wrote: View Post
Yeah, Booster was originally a fairly serious and harrowing look at a person who abuses the hero game for fame and profit.
Now that sounds interesting!
Temis the Vorta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 23 2011, 12:12 AM   #22
Admiral_Young
Fleet Admiral
 
Admiral_Young's Avatar
 
Location: Gotham
View Admiral_Young's Twitter Profile
Re: Booster Gold (SyFy)

Booster's origin has been retconned a couple of times, it should be added that he decided to be a hero in the first place because he injured his knee badly IRRC as a major football star and wanted to be a hero to recapture the glory he had a star athlete.
__________________
Admiral Young
Chief of Operations

Ignoring the The Last Stand since 2011.
Admiral_Young is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 23 2011, 12:19 AM   #23
Professor Zoom
Vice Admiral
 
Professor Zoom's Avatar
 
Location: Idealistic
Re: Booster Gold (SyFy)

Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
Kaijima wrote: View Post
Yeah, Booster was originally a fairly serious and harrowing look at a person who abuses the hero game for fame and profit.
Now that sounds interesting!
Yeah, but it wasn't in the books. He was much better with a light comic touch, when he wasn't smart enough to REALLY get away with abusing the hero game--and he was also a good enough guy that actually wanted to be a hero. He was also in it for the credit.
__________________
Batman does not eat nachos.
Professor Zoom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 23 2011, 12:22 AM   #24
cardinal biggles
THE ZEPPO
 
cardinal biggles's Avatar
 
Location: potrzebie
Send a message via ICQ to cardinal biggles Send a message via AIM to cardinal biggles Send a message via Yahoo to cardinal biggles
Re: Booster Gold (SyFy)

This could be a lot of fun if done right. It's also the first thing that's made me want to watch SyFy since they lost Doctor Who to BBC America.

Off-topic, I really love your avatar, Admiral_Young. Is there a hi-res version of that poster?
cardinal biggles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 23 2011, 12:22 AM   #25
Temis the Vorta
Fleet Admiral
 
Temis the Vorta's Avatar
 
Location: Tatoinne
Re: Booster Gold (SyFy)

SyFy's already got too many light comic shows. They should take a page from the rest of cable and not be afraid to build a series around a potentially off-putting anti-hero.

But of course, they'll just do what they're used to doing.
Temis the Vorta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 23 2011, 12:22 AM   #26
Captain Mike
Commodore
 
Captain Mike's Avatar
 
Location: Warren, Pa.
Re: Booster Gold (SyFy)

Admiral_Young wrote: View Post
Booster's origin has been retconned a couple of times, it should be added that he decided to be a hero in the first place because he injured his knee badly IRRC as a major football star and wanted to be a hero to recapture the glory he had a star athlete.
But his first origin story dealt with he was a football QB that was caught betting on his own games and ended up in trouble from the law. The only job he could get was a janitorial job at an scientific museum, where he got all his the tools he needed for hi idea to become a "hero".
__________________
["Sweet Home Alabama" plays in background]
Define irony. Bunch of idiots dancing on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash. ~~~~Garland Greene- "Con Air"
Captain Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 23 2011, 12:25 AM   #27
Admiral_Young
Fleet Admiral
 
Admiral_Young's Avatar
 
Location: Gotham
View Admiral_Young's Twitter Profile
Re: Booster Gold (SyFy)

^ Indeed. That really hasn't changed...he stole his gear including a Legion ring that he used (still does I believe) to fly.
__________________
Admiral Young
Chief of Operations

Ignoring the The Last Stand since 2011.
Admiral_Young is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 23 2011, 12:31 AM   #28
Greg Cox
Vice Admiral
 
Location: Oxford, PA
Re: Booster Gold (SyFy)

Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
SyFy's already got too many light comic shows. They should take a page from the rest of cable and not be afraid to build a series around a potentially off-putting anti-hero.

But of course, they'll just do what they're used to doing.

Honestly, that's not BOOSTER GOLD. He's been written with a light, comic touch for decades.

There's no doubt room for a scifi version of DEXTER, but doing a dark and serious version of BOOSTER GOLD would be like doing a grim and gritty version of SHAZAM . . . or turning MONK into a troubled anti-hero. The humor is kind of built into their DNA.

BOOSTER could actually be a good fit with Syfy's current lineup . . . although I still want that WH13 spinoff with H. G. Wells.
__________________
www.gregcox-author.com
Greg Cox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 23 2011, 01:11 AM   #29
Guy Gardener
Fleet Admiral
 
Guy Gardener's Avatar
 
Location: In the lap of squalor I assure you.
Re: Booster Gold (SyFy)

Admiral_Young wrote: View Post
Booster's origin has been retconned a couple of times, it should be added that he decided to be a hero in the first place because he injured his knee badly IRRC as a major football star and wanted to be a hero to recapture the glory he had a star athlete.
Now that's complete bullshit.

(That it happened, not that you say it happened.)

Besides before the new 52 I'm sure Giffen and Jurgens either had no idea about the retcon on their work, or chose to unrewrite history.

Or are you talking about the new 52?

Tiger Woods or OJ seem like real life Allegories for Booster,. that they would want a Time Machine to unshit their careers.
__________________
"Glitter is the herpes of arts and craft."

Troy Yingst. My Life as Liz
Guy Gardener is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 23 2011, 01:22 AM   #30
Admiral_Young
Fleet Admiral
 
Admiral_Young's Avatar
 
Location: Gotham
View Admiral_Young's Twitter Profile
Re: Booster Gold (SyFy)

I got Booster's origin from this and from what I remember...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booster_Gold
__________________
Admiral Young
Chief of Operations

Ignoring the The Last Stand since 2011.
Admiral_Young is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
booster gold, dc comics, syfy

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:23 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.