Spoilers Doom Patrol - DC Universe Series

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  1. Mr. Adventure

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    That's fine man but get over yourself if you think I was trying to talk down to you taking time out to try to sell you on the series. Go pontificate in some other thread.
     
  2. JD

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  3. Mr. Adventure

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    ^ For what it's worth, IIRC the donkey's flatulence creates a portal and later they enter the donkey through it's throat to access its pocket dimension. So a little less gross? In all seriousness, it's more about the weirdness and absurdity than simply grossout, I'd say that stuff probably adds up to no more than a minute or two of the whole series. Having the donkey portal introduced at the start of the series sets the audience expectations and boundaries for what follows so they won't be expecting a more "grounded" show. It also establishes a theme that magic in Doom Patrol is often incorporates flesh or organic elements (maybe a bit Clive Barkerish?) rather than reading words from a spell book or the like..
     
  4. JD

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    Oh, I thought you meant they climbed into the Donkey through it's ass, and we watched as they did it. What you described doesn't sound bad at all.
     
  5. Mr. Adventure

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    ^ That was Enterprise is Great's comment but unless I'm forgetting something I think it played out how I described.
     
  6. Enterprise is Great

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  7. Mr. Adventure

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    What you thought makes sense because of how the original portal is created and the way the scene is shot it would be easy not to notice it was the other end. There's even a clip of it on Youtube titled "Into the donkey's ass".
     
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    Overall, this was a really good season. It had a few problems, like one or two dud subplots, and was occasionally too gross (I really hope we never see Flex Mentallo again, all because of that horrible scene that the character caused with the people on/in Danny the Street), but overall it had good characters and a fun story that made me care about the characters. I hope it gets a second season. If the DC Universe service had more shows like this, it might have a better reputation. It feels so weird that Doom Patrol exists on the same service as the worst live action DC production ever made (Titans).
     
  9. Shaka Zulu

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    Here in Canada, it'll probably be on Netflix, just like Titans is.

    You better hope that it will be on Blu-Ray or 4K down the road, and that Warners won't only keep it as a streaming show.

    Yes, they are, and if the show follows the original comic book in its '60's run, the Brotherhood will do something to the Doom Patrol in the future that won't be so nice.
     
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  10. Takachulo

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    It's on HBO's streaming service several places instead of Netflix like Titans was, so there's no guarantee.

    Titans is getting a bluray release, so it seems likely.
     
  11. dodge

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    The press release for WBTV's schedule at this year's SDCC contains this blurb for the DCU panel:

    DC Universe Sneak Previews

    This two-hour event will include sneak peeks and first looks for Titans, Doom Patrol, the second half of Young Justice: Outsiders and the upcoming animated comedy Harley Quinn; talent TBA. (Indigo Ballroom).

    Which would seem to indicate Doom Patrol has been renewed for another season. :techman:
     
  12. Marc

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    It was aired on Space which is owned by Bell so I expect it will turn up on Crave which is also owned by Bell (just as was the case for Star Trek Discovery).
     
  13. JD

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    Which just leaves the question of whether or not DC Universe will still be around when it airs or if it will be on the WB service.
     
  14. DigificWriter

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    Not a concern.
     
  15. JD

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    I'm sorry, but no matter how much you insist it isn't, I'm still going to believe sites like Deadline, Io9, and IGN a lot more than I am you.
     
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  16. DigificWriter

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    Deadline has said nothing whatsoever about what DC Universe's future is, and io9 and IGN do not have the clout rhey once did.

    And it isn't my opinion that there is no cause for concern in regards to DC Universe's future; it is stated fact as relayed directly from DC universe community moderators.
     
  17. Enterprise is Great

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    Saw this earlier. Good news, since streaming-exclusive shows are dead to me until and unless they're released through more palatable means. So, like Discovery and Titans when they hit Blu-ray, I'll finally be checking this out.

    Now, W(here)TF is Black Lightning Season Two, Warner?
     
  19. RJDiogenes

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    That's good news. It's not available for pre-order yet, though.
     
  20. JD

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    Glad to finally have a release date. I actually just checked earlier today, hoping it had come out and I had missed the announcement.