Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Enterprise is Great, Aug 13, 2014.
He's physically imposing and quite convincing as a warlord in Game of Thrones
No, the one and only attempt to get Aquaman to work on TV didn't succeed. That doesn't prove the character himself was the problem. After all, there are tons of failed pilots about all sorts of different characters and premises. If there'd been, like, six different Aquaman pilots or series that all bombed, then maybe you could make a case that Aquaman couldn't work on TV. But a single failed pilot proves nothing.
A mountain is physically imposing, but that doesn't mean it can deliver a heartfelt performance.
I like this song...
Aquaman was one of the best written titles in the New 52 and that was largely because they made fun of his status as a less exciting hero than Superman, etc. And for those talking about successful relationships, Mera was very much there.
Christopher, I thought Mamoa delivered a good performance in GOT, including this scene (spoilers):
It is kind of hard to imagine how an Aquaman TV series would actually work, given the smaller budgets. Unless you just have him hanging out on dry land or at the beach the entire time.
Have you never seen Man From Atlantis or Seaquest?
IMHO, Aquaman would fit quite well in either of those formats, and on Special Sweeps periods or other reason for spending extra Budget and having a "BIG" Episode/Arc, you can go to Atlantis with the added Budget, and play with the Politics, the Relationships, and the Scenery. (Really, not much difference from the Doctor Who format, except without the TARDIS and Time Traveling).
Also, there's a new BBC Show about Atlantis. Although harangued by Fantasy Fandom, didn't it do well in General Viewership?
Well, supposedly. It's really more a generalized mashup of Greek mythology centered mainly on a version of Minoan Crete, albeit one that's on the mainland rather than an island. Okay, there are some who believe the Atlantis myth was inspired by Minoan Crete, but it's a stretch to pass this show off as being about Atlantis. It's certainly got nothing particularly to do with the ocean. (It also features the very bizarre conceit of a main character who's from the present-day world but usually gives no sign of it, speaking as stiltedly as the "Atlanteans" and only occasionally remembering Greek myth and history when it's convenient for the story and otherwise being completely unaware of them.)
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