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Old March 24 2014, 08:55 PM   #196
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Hmm, if this show goes to series, I guess we won't be seeing much of Pertwee's Gareth Lestrade on Elementary anymore.

Obscure trivia: Pertwee will not be the first actor to have played both Alfred Pennyworth and Inspector Lestrade. Ian Abercrombie played Lestrade in a 1982 Fantasy Island episode and starred as Alfred in Birds of Prey. And Alan Shearman played Lestrade in Star Trek: TNG's "Elementary, Dear Data" and voiced Alfred in a student film short called Batman: New Times. This has been another... Useless Fact.
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Old March 24 2014, 08:59 PM   #197
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^ I like useless facts like that though.

Michael Caine hasn't played Lestrade but he played Sherlock Holmes (well, an incompetent actor hired to play Holmes by Watson, the real brains of the operation) in Without a Clue.
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Old March 24 2014, 09:07 PM   #198
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It amazes me how easy it is to play these kinds of Six Degrees type games with actors and other people in Hollywood. I guess it's evidence of just how often they go back to the same sources for their stories.
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Old March 24 2014, 10:27 PM   #199
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The pilot I read was very hamfisted and over-the-top, but it had potential. Fortunately, I read an early draft so I hope it has been since revised. It definitely felt like your standard procedural but with the comic-book elements shoved down your throat, but I am hopeful that was finessed through rewrites.

I will say, though, that it seems there will be a running story arc that drives the show. So while I am sure we'll see Gordon and Bullock deal with reoccurring threats like Fish Mooney and Copplepot, it seems there will be a mystery that will be at the very least driving the first season (although anyone who is familiar with Batman canon will be able to figure it out before the opening sequence).
Yeah that's what I was afraid of. More than anything, though, I just hope it doesn't feel like another Smallville or Arrow (or any of those other glorified soap operas on CW, for that matter).

Hopefully, being on a different network, it'll at least have a different tone and feel.
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Old March 25 2014, 12:09 AM   #200
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It'll probably feel like The Cape.
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Old March 25 2014, 01:16 AM   #201
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It'll probably feel like The Cape.
That's profoundly unlikely. The Cape embraced the broad, campy flavor of its comic-book inspirations, while Gotham is inevitably going to model itself on Nolan's Batman films. I mean, come on, how is it even conceivable that any live-action Batman production in this day and age would draw on anything other than Nolan for inspiration?
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Old March 25 2014, 01:41 AM   #202
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^ I think it'll feel like a network show and that's what came to mind. And I didn't think it was that campy. From what I remember, it was an attempt at a dark and edgy superhero show. Sure, Gotham may try to capture what we got with Nolan's films but I don't think it'll totally get there. It's still TV.
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Old March 25 2014, 02:08 AM   #203
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Sure, Gotham may try to capture what we got with Nolan's films but I don't think it'll totally get there. It's still TV.
Arrow does pretty well, and it doesn't have anywhere near the budget of a FOX show.
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Old March 25 2014, 07:56 PM   #204
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First official pic of Oswald Cobblepot: http://batman-news.com/2014/03/25/fi...uin-in-gotham/
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Old March 26 2014, 11:27 PM   #205
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And now of Gordon himself: http://batman-news.com/2014/03/26/fi...don-in-gotham/
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Old March 26 2014, 11:48 PM   #206
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For heaven's sake, give the man a mustache already!
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Old March 27 2014, 12:00 AM   #207
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When they cast Ben McKenzie I figured this would be a mustache-free Gordon.
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Old March 27 2014, 12:09 AM   #208
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I'm sure that if the series lasts long enough he'll eventually get a mustache.
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Old March 27 2014, 12:15 AM   #209
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^^^
Maybe in the series finale, along with Bruce Wayne suiting up as Batman, if the show runs the distance.
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Old March 27 2014, 01:23 AM   #210
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Come to think of it, the first Commissioner Gordon I knew, Neil Hamilton in the '66 series, was clean-shaven too. But I think he's the only previous one.
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