The Cape

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John M. Dale
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The Cape

Postby John M. Dale » January 7th, 2011, 9:25 pm

I was just watching this promo for a new superhero show premiering this Sunday on NBC. The hero is trained by a weird circus troupe.

At 1:12, you can see the name of the troupe: "Max Malini's Fantastic Oddities and Amazements"

A random coinkydink or does the creator (Tom Wheeler) have a secret alter ego that is a magician?

JMD

P.S. Hey, lets see how I do with that mentalism stuff...I getting a feeling that Jonathan Townsend will be the first to respond to this post. (Unless he decides to hang back just to make me look wrong. ;) )

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Re: The Cape

Postby mai-ling » January 8th, 2011, 3:19 pm

This show looks good.
I love super hero shows.

Like bird of prey
Or anything batman
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Re: The Cape

Postby Jonathan Townsend » January 10th, 2011, 9:57 pm

So, what do you think of Max Malini on the show?
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Re: The Cape

Postby John M. Dale » January 10th, 2011, 11:25 pm

I was disappointed that he didn't make a block of ice appear and his accent was nothing like I'd been lead to believe. :grin:

Actually, I thought it wasn't bad for an original superhero gig. Believable in a comic/graphic novel way. We'll see if it has legs and can maintain the quality.

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Re: The Cape

Postby Jonathan Townsend » March 4th, 2011, 2:58 pm

Looks like The Cape is about to do a vanishing act. :( Guess we're back to The Event on Mondays.
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Re: The Cape

Postby Chris Aguilar » March 4th, 2011, 3:02 pm

The show was execrable. It's amazing that it made it past the pilot phase.

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Re: The Cape

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 4th, 2011, 3:16 pm

Maybe it should just have been called ... (wait for it!) ... "The Crap."
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Re: The Cape

Postby Jonathan Townsend » March 4th, 2011, 3:35 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:Maybe it should just have been called ... (wait for it!) ... "The Crap."


That's coming very soon by way of a new series called Precinct 17 and perhaps Kevin Sorbo's movie Paradox.

On the good side - The Adjustment Bureau is supposed to be okay.

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Re: The Cape

Postby Ian Kendall » March 4th, 2011, 3:49 pm

The cast and crew came into my show at the Castle in January. Jennifer Ferrin was delightful, but I had the following conversation with Summer Glau (who I did not recognise until after the show):

Me: Hi, what's your name?
Summer: <looks behind her, puzzled>
Me: you're in the back row, there's no one behind you :)
Summer: My name's Summer
Me: Are you from Georgia as well?
Summer: No, I'm from Texas
Me: Summer, so you were born in November then?
Summer: <deadpan> No, I was born in July...

It's way better with a strong Texas accent...


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