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Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Legion in Smallville, Marvin the Martian, TV DVD News, Supermax, The Streets of San Francisco, Comic Previews

The Legion in Smallville

During the show's 8th season the Legion of Super-Heroes will be leaving the 31st Century to pay a visit to the Kansas town. In its ninth episode titled "Legion," writer Geoff Johns announced. Johns said:"I've known the 'Smallville' writing team - - Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer, Brian Wayne Peterson and Kelly Souders - - for a long time. I had an idea for an episode, so we all had lunch. I pitched them the idea of bringing the Legion of Super-Heroes to 'Smallville.' And we're off and running." Johns says that he plans on keeping the Legion similar enough so that readers will easily recognize them.

Marvin the Martian

Variety reports here that Warner Brothers is developing a blend of live-action and CGI animation for the Looney Tunes character.

TV DVD News has posted info about "Route 66" (Season 2) here, "Superman: The Animated Series" (Doomsday) here, "Hawaii Five-O" (Season 5) here, "The Odd Couple" (Final Season) here, "Fraggle Rock" (Complete Series) here, "JAG" (Season 7) here and "Doctor Who" (Season 4) here & here.


David Goyer spoke to Sci Fi Wire and said here: "The studio really likes the script. 'Green Arrow' seems to be one of the characters in the wake of this phenomenal summer ... book-ended by 'Iron Man' and 'The Dark Knight' [for which Goyer received a story credit]. I know that [for] Warner Brothers, Green Arrow is one of the characters that they're really interested in [and] seem to be interested in moving forward with next."

The Streets of San Francisco

The Michael Douglas/Karl Malden hit of the 1970s, "The Streets Of San Francisco" is coming back to TV in a new version. Writer Sheldon Turner told the Hollywood Reporter: "The times are very similar - it was the Vietnam War in the 1970s and the Iraq War now. There is the same sort of tension between generations, and we wanted to carry that to the new series. The 2 cop partners will be modelled on presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama. One, like Obama, wants to be active and believes in rehabilitation, while the other one, like McCain, doesn't quite believe in rehabilitation and believes that the enemy is the enemy."

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Project Superpowers #5,

Man with No Name: The Good, The Bad and The Uglier #3,

New Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero #11,

Sonic the Hedgehog Archies #8,

& Jughead #190

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