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Re: Tin Man
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2007, 07:11:01 AM »
They only called it Tin Man and named it after the wrong character on many levels because that was the only leftover from the Wizard of Oz that people would recognize. Somehow I don't think Boob Monkeys would have really gotten the message across. Personally, I would have called it "The O.Z." which sounds all like street and everything, yo.

I don't know about you guys, but if I heard of a show called Boob Monkeys they'd definitely have my attention.

And perhaps the attention of Pete Abrams of Sluggy Freelance

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Re: Tin Man
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2007, 07:13:21 AM »
Sounds like I didn't miss anything, might record all 3 Sunday night just to see how bad it was...

Too bad, SciFi hasn't come up with anything new that's also good since The Lost Room...  Eurika is watchable, I lost interest in Flash Gordon real fast, the Stargate shows fell into the "big bad enemy" trap years ago (Tune in, see what impossibly powerful enemy they are fighting this season, tune out...).  

Battlestar Galactica is the only thing really worth watching and there's only one season of that left, and Dr. Who if they keep getting it from the BBC.

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Re: Tin Man
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2007, 08:00:14 AM »
They only called it Tin Man and named it after the wrong character on many levels because that was the only leftover from the Wizard of Oz that people would recognize. Somehow I don't think Boob Monkeys would have really gotten the message across. Personally, I would have called it "The O.Z." which sounds all like street and everything, yo.

I don't know about you guys, but if I heard of a show called Boob Monkeys they'd definitely have my attention.
Yeah, but would you think "obligatory overhyped Sci-Fi mini-series event of the year"? Or would you think "that's probably one of them pay channels I can't even watch scrambled"?


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Re: Tin Man
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2007, 08:33:05 AM »
Personally, I would have called it "The O.Z." which sounds all like street and everything, yo.


I was thinking that it should have been called the same thing.  Theye probably didn't want to call it that because it would be too similar to The O.C.  Everybody knows that we Americans are too dumb to puzzle that out.


Anyone out there have a soft spot for The Wiz?

I'm love the "You Can't Win" song Michael Jackson sings as the Scarecrow.  I think it's so freakin' bizarre!

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Re: Tin Man
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2007, 12:38:33 PM »
I just saw the mini-series and I have to say I was disappointed.  What was up with Zooey Deschanel? She's normally very good in the movies she's done but I think she was trying to channel Judy Garland and it didn't really work.  And man...did the ending drag: things are meant to speed up at the climax of a story, not slow down.  Kathleen Robertson as the wicked witch was really hot though, especially when she let loose her "monkeys".


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Re: Tin Man
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2007, 03:49:05 PM »
They only called it Tin Man and named it after the wrong character on many levels because that was the only leftover from the Wizard of Oz that people would recognize. Somehow I don't think Boob Monkeys would have really gotten the message across. Personally, I would have called it "The O.Z." which sounds all like street and everything, yo.

I don't know about you guys, but if I heard of a show called Boob Monkeys they'd definitely have my attention.
Yeah, but would you think "obligatory overhyped Sci-Fi mini-series event of the year"? Or would you think "that's probably one of them pay channels I can't even watch scrambled"?

Considering the way Sci-Fi likes to advertise, it'd be "The Sci-Fi Original Mini-Series Boob Monkeys" so I wouldn't think it was porn, I would however be mistaking it for a comedy.   :D  Guess it's disappointment any way you slice it.
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Re: Tin Man
« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2007, 01:58:50 AM »
I like how they call it "an original series" when it's clearly based on a movie that was based on a book. Very original. I guess "A Sci-Fi original" is a relative term. Kind of like "the comedian Carrot Top."


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Re: Tin Man
« Reply #22 on: December 16, 2007, 03:21:11 PM »
I guess nobody read the book "Wicked". :P
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Re: Tin Man
« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2007, 03:24:31 PM »
I guess nobody read the book "Wicked". :P

Are  you saying none of us have, or no one involved in this project?  More likely they wanted to make Wicked and couldn't get the rights.
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Re: Tin Man
« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2007, 03:28:31 PM »
I was talking about the people that made the show.
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Re: Tin Man
« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2007, 03:31:47 PM »
I thought so.  Wicked likely would have made a much better series.
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Re: Tin Man
« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2007, 06:27:15 PM »
I'll be honest though, I prefer the musical to the book.


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Re: Tin Man
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2007, 05:31:31 AM »
Haven't really been exposed to the musical yet, but I'm curious how it translated.
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Re: Tin Man
« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2007, 05:36:31 AM »
Well less sexual really, none of the philosophy club and the like and more "ooh so that's how they became the fill in the friend of Dorothy" moments

But ultimately I thought a more satisfying narrative. And most of the songs are great.


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Re: Tin Man
« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2007, 05:40:46 AM »
Stuff like the Philosophy club seemed totally gratuitous to me anyway, like how he has to insert a gay/bi character (or false reference to one) in every book of his I've picked up.  If it fits the story and the character it's fine, but a lot of the time he seems to be doing it out of some kind of obligation.
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