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Old June 19 2014, 02:46 AM   #346
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New trailer:

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Old June 19 2014, 03:12 AM   #347
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That's kind of an awkward trailer. And if these guys are going to become "the worst villains around," but "it's up to us to stop them," doesn't that kind of give away that they won't stop them?
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Old June 19 2014, 10:15 AM   #348
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Yeah, that was a weird trailer. The narration doesn't really make sense.
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Old June 19 2014, 07:27 PM   #349
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Maybe I'm just being dense, but I can't figure out who "the business woman" is supposed to be. I got Catwoman and Penguin easy, but with her I'm drawing a blank...
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Old June 19 2014, 07:34 PM   #350
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Maybe I'm just being dense, but I can't figure out who "the business woman" is supposed to be. I got Catwoman and Penguin easy, but with her I'm drawing a blank...
She's a character created for the show named Fish Mooney, played by Jada Pinkett Smith.
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Old June 19 2014, 07:36 PM   #351
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It's a character named Fish Mooney, I kid you not. Not sure if it's a newly made character for the show or someone from the comics after I stopped reading.

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Old June 19 2014, 08:33 PM   #352
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Fish Mooney is the crime boss that Oswald Cobblepot (the future Penguin) works for. I'd imagine the "Fish" might be due to the "Penguin" connection. And I would conjecture that Cobblepot's arc through the series will be about rising through the ranks of Mooney's organization and eventually taking it over.
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Old June 19 2014, 09:11 PM   #353
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OK...odd that they'd throw her in with the other two though, no? I thought the whole point of that trailer was to flag up the Muppet Babies of Batman's rogues gallery.
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Old June 19 2014, 09:28 PM   #354
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Typical rule of three. Use two examples the audience knows then throw in a third example that's new.
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Old June 19 2014, 09:30 PM   #355
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Socrates, Plato, Kreemis from Rigel 7.

My least favorite part of a Fox trailer said: BEFORE POISON IVY. Okay.
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OK...odd that they'd throw her in with the other two though, no?
No, it's not odd. It's a spotlight on the main villains introduced in season one, and she's one of them. It would be odd not to include her.
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Old June 19 2014, 09:40 PM   #357
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OK...odd that they'd throw her in with the other two though, no?
No, it's not odd. It's a spotlight on the main villains introduced in season one, and she's one of them. It would be odd not to include her.
Right. Just because the show is inspired by Batman, that doesn't mean it's aimed solely at Batman fans. It's meant to be accessible to a more general audience that watches it only in terms of the show itself, with the comics references being subtler easter eggs woven into a mostly standalone crime narrative. Mooney is the dominant crime boss of Gotham City at the time the series is set, so of course she's going to be heavily featured.

After all, this is a prequel. Of course the main bad guys aren't going to be the Penguin and the Joker and the Riddler and Catwoman -- those people are still in their formative years, still going through the processes that will shape them into the characters we know, just as Lt. Jim Gordon and preteen Bruce Wayne are. So naturally the main forces of crime in the city are going to be different people than the ones we know. Frank Miller did no less in Batman: Year One when he introduced a bunch of characters we'd never seen before, characters who would eventually be replaced in the police, the government, and the criminal sphere by the characters we know from the "present day" series. So did Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. It shouldn't really be that surprising.
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Interesting, though perhaps not surprising: the "Viewer Discretion Advised" tag at the close of this particular advert.
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Old June 20 2014, 01:35 AM   #359
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I could see that trailer potentially perking interest in viewers who might not be that interested in a "Batman show".
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Fox does that for pretty much anything above TV-G. It really doesn't mean much if it's attached to a network show.
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