Fox Developing "Gotham" Young Jim Gordon Series

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  1. JacksonArcher

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    I just hope the pilot was re-written after reading the rough draft. It was decent, but very spotty in parts.
     
  2. Christopher

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    Isn't that pretty much a given? That's why they call them rough drafts. Even "final" drafts routinely get rewritten, and further changes can be made in shooting, editing, and dubbing.
     
  3. RoJoHen

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    I wonder what a show would be like if they didn't do those things. You get one draft to write the script. Each scene must be shot in a single take.

    Might be a fun experiment to watch.
     
  4. Christopher

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    See TNG: "The Neutral Zone." It was produced during the 1988 writers' strike and thus had to be shot from a rough draft. And it shows. I'm sure they got to do multiple takes, of course, but I'm not sure how much they would've been allowed to change lines on set.

    See any recording of a live production. They were common in '50s TV, and there have been a few attempts since then to do live episodes of various shows. See also early videotaped productions like the first several seasons of Doctor Who. They didn't have much in the way of video editing tools, so they had to shoot each episode straight through like a live broadcast and were only permitted to take a maximum of three recording breaks per episode in case of a major error that required a retake or a change of scenery that couldn't be done live (e.g. characters moving from the interior to the exterior of the TARDIS).
     
  5. Captaindemotion

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    Or just watch an Ed Wood movie!
     
  6. Mach5

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    It's nice.

    Still, I'd prefer

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    But I don't object. Plus, there be zeppelins!
     
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    Or dirigibles! or blimps! Or something! They float and they're awesome and that is what matters.
     
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    Good Penguin casting. Glad we've gone away from the Danny DeVito look.
     
  10. Christopher

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    That was my exact reaction.
     
  12. Captaindemotion

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    Not unlike how he looked in The Batman animated tv show.
     
  13. Mach5

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    He's still young, give it time. Looks good. :D

    Cobblepot looks great!
     
  14. JD

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    I'm liking what I'm seeing. Looking forward to seeing more.
     
  15. Enterprise is Great

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    I really like the look of the young Penguin. It's pretty much perfect in my book.
     
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    I like the look of young Penguin too.
     
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    I love the styling! Donal Logue is a terrific actor, I hope Bullock is featured more prominently than he was in Batman TAS (which I loved).

    Oh, Bruno Heller better bring his A-game, because I don't remember being this hyped about a TV show in a long time.
     
  19. Relayer1

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    Despite not liking the whole idea of this show, Sean Pertwee as Alfred has piqued my interest.

    I still think it'll basically boil down to a load of origin stories without the costumes. Like Smallville..
     
  20. Christopher

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    But with the interesting twist that the main viewpoint will be that of a supporting character, Gordon, rather than the future superhero himself. And without the crutch of "meteor freaks" to fall back on.

    Anyway, TV is a "What have you done for me lately?" business. If the makers of Gotham intend to copy any other DC series, it won't be Smallville, which ended three years ago, but Arrow. Arrow is a show that features comics characters quite heavily, often enormously reinterpreted, but fit into the show's world so effectively that viewers are generally fine with it.