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Starting tomorrow on DC Universe and spinning out of "Titans", comes the series about the misfit superbeings the world doesn't want, but probably needs.

The World's Strangest Heroes - The Doom Patrol


A lot to unpack from this;

The Chief, played by Bruno Bichir in the Titans episode, has been recast with Timothy Dalton. No offence to Mr Bichir, but I think this is a step up.

Larry Trainor is still a test pilot, but is also now bisexual or gay. That's significantly less subversive than Morrison's take and I wonder if they'll ever go down that road.

Cliff Steele had a daughter

Rita Farr I'm a little less convinced by. In the comics she could shrink and grow, unless we're going to see a major development in her abilities that seems to be a bit lost. But her as brittle holdover from the 50's movies, obsessed with a perfect image and refusing to accept anything less than physical and aesthetic perfection, is an interesting way to go.

Crazy Jane has her 64 personalities and a couple from the comic are even recognisable from the trailer, like Sun Daddy. It looks like her origin might have been a little tweaked since the comics had the gene bomb as a handy explanation for her developing all her powers. Her personalities might still have their original traumatic origin, though that's going to have to be handled a lot more deftly than I fear TV series tend to do.

They also seem to have kept a version of one of the most memorable scenes in the Morrison run from the first issue as it turns out, the "Come in out of the rain" moment.

I'm liking physical FX Cyborg rather a lot.

Mr Nobody looks pretty awesome, especially for someone who you're not supposed to be able to look at clearly (when you look right at him, it's supposed be like seeing something out of the corner of your eye), which is kind of tricky to sell on TV

And this should prompt me to go back and post some more of the Morrison run beyond the paltry two issues I did... oh dear, nearly two years ago... where does the time go?
 
 
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