Active Topics | Member List | Search | Help | Register | Login
TV
Byrne Robotics > TV << Prev Page of 6 Next >>
Topic: The INHUMANS coming to ABC in 2017 Post ReplyPost New Topic
Author
Message
Joseph Greathouse
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 19 August 2015
Location: United States
Posts: 415
Posted: 08 May 2017 at 7:24am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I read an interesting idea online regarding Black Bolt and the ability to communicate. Please keep in mind that my comic book Inhumans experience is largely in passing through a book here and there. The question was, "Why not have Black Bolt use American Sign Language?"

My initial thought was, "How would he learn it?" But I quickly went past that line of thinking. I landed on how English is a universal standard in sci fi with only the occasional story taking the time to produce a Babel Fish or Universal Translator to offer an explanation. So, is there some other reason why Black Bolt shouldn't be able to communicate via ASL in the upcoming TV show?
Back to Top profile | search
 
Tim Cousar
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 12 May 2006
Location: United States
Posts: 1429
Posted: 08 May 2017 at 8:48am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

And viewers could learn it while watching the show.
Back to Top profile | search
 
Charles Valderrama
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 16 April 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 3143
Posted: 08 May 2017 at 9:37am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, actor Anson Mount, who’s playing Black Bolt, mentioned that his character would be using a sign language to communicate, tho' he mostly stays silent. He added that it wouldn’t be ASL giving the reason that since Black Bolt is an alien, he wouldn’t know of it.

“I actually have to do more preparation when it comes to scenes in which I sign, and I can’t use American Sign Language,” Mount said. “Because he’s not from Earth, he wouldn’t know American Sign Language, so I’m making my own sign system.”

-C!
Back to Top profile | search | www
 
Tim Cousar
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 12 May 2006
Location: United States
Posts: 1429
Posted: 08 May 2017 at 10:34am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Missed opportunity. The show could've gotten a lot of good press.
Back to Top profile | search
 
Thom Price
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar
L’Homme Diabolique

Joined: 29 April 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 7595
Posted: 08 May 2017 at 11:06am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

He was also responsible for Iron Fist on Netflix .. And the last few seasons of DEXTER.

***

Good gosh, I didn't think my interest in this show could have gotten any lower but it's now in the negative range.  I wonder if I can tell my DVR to block it?
Back to Top profile | search | www e-mail
 
John Byrne
Avatar
Beam Me Up, Scotty!

Joined: 11 May 2005
Posts: 107664
Posted: 08 May 2017 at 11:12am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Hi! I just returned from a parallel universe where Black Bolt is using ASL, and this thread is full of posts complaining about how stupid that is since he's an "alien".
Back to Top profile | search
 
Charles Valderrama
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 16 April 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 3143
Posted: 08 May 2017 at 3:14pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Just to be clear, I agree that Black Bolt using ASL is a missed opportunity. Guess we'll see how this "alien sign language" flies with audiences.

-C!


Edited by Charles Valderrama on 08 May 2017 at 3:14pm
Back to Top profile | search | www
 
Joe S. Walker
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 16 April 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 463
Posted: 08 May 2017 at 7:16pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

If Black Bolt used ASL they might as well just have him talking. He's not supposed to be able to communicate that much.
Back to Top profile | search e-mail
 
Paul Kimball
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 21 September 2006
Location: United States
Posts: 1593
Posted: 08 May 2017 at 7:29pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

black bolt looks pretty good but I hope they don't forget the mask.
To make this work, I'm afraid it would cost more money than a typical Tv
show could put up.
Back to Top profile | search
 
Charles Valderrama
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 16 April 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 3143
Posted: 09 May 2017 at 10:51am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Let's remember, Marvel and IMAX have partnered up on this series, so the budget should be more than a typical TV series.

-C!
Back to Top profile | search | www
 
David Allen Perrin
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 15 April 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 2255
Posted: 09 May 2017 at 4:06pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Still not sure why a basic form fitting bodysuit isn't the basic foundation for these costumes....


Put the right body in them and fill out the rest with the kind of details that take it out of the 'cosplay' realm....


Instead the costumer designers seem to look for the best leather jacket and pants they can find....and go from there.



Back to Top profile | search
 
Robert Shepherd
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 30 March 2014
Location: United States
Posts: 840
Posted: 13 May 2017 at 2:41pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

David, Your Black Bolt looks awesome. 

I'll take a guess and figure much of the time, the reason they don't use form fitting bodysuits is the actors would then be required to be in perfect physical shape ALL the time. And not all actors have the physical framework to pull that off, even when in good shape.

Even in the movies, the actors pump up for the scenes that require them to be ripped, then take is easy during the rest of the shootings that don't require that. 

It's a full time job building your body to super-hero proportions.

Food for thought:





Edited by Robert Shepherd on 13 May 2017 at 3:54pm
Back to Top profile | search | www
 
Eric Sofer
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 31 January 2014
Location: United States
Posts: 1310
Posted: 14 May 2017 at 8:38am | IP Logged | 13 post reply

How those TV bastards must hate Jack Kirby.

Fans: "Hey, in these comics, the Inhumans look great!"
Producers: "No they don't. You don't know what you're seeing. These are hack drawings. WE got it right."
Back to Top profile | search
 
Charles Valderrama
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 16 April 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 3143
Posted: 16 May 2017 at 1:20pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Following the IMAX premiere of the pilot episode, Marvel's Inhumans will air on Friday nights at 9.00PM.

-C!

Back to Top profile | search | www
 
Eric Sofer
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 31 January 2014
Location: United States
Posts: 1310
Posted: 17 May 2017 at 4:03am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

FRIDAY NIGHT?!?!?

Isn't that where NBC sent Star Trek to die?

Why not Monday nights after "Dancing with the Stars"? "Castle" did pretty well there, and while I can't say if this show will be near it regarding quality, it's got a hell of a lead-in audience sticking around. Maybe.
Back to Top profile | search
 
David Allen Perrin
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 15 April 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 2255
Posted: 29 June 2017 at 8:41am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Ok....the official trailer has been released.

PREPARE TO BE....bummed.


I had really high hopes for this.  But it seems the rift between the TV and movie wings of the MCU is even greater than I realized.  

Scott Buck is the master of mundane TV superheroes.



Edited by David Allen Perrin on 29 June 2017 at 8:42am
Back to Top profile | search
 
Kevin Brown
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 31 May 2005
Location: United States
Posts: 7249
Posted: 29 June 2017 at 8:49am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

I just wonder how tied into SHIELD this will be.....  If it's left on its own and no crossovers of any kind, I'll give it a look.
Back to Top profile | search
 
John Byrne
Avatar
Beam Me Up, Scotty!

Joined: 11 May 2005
Posts: 107664
Posted: 29 June 2017 at 9:11am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

They had me with Lockjaw.

Costumes notwithstanding, this looks pretty good. And, hey! They put them on the Moon!

Back to Top profile | search
 
Brian Miller
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 28 July 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 24606
Posted: 29 June 2017 at 9:31am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

I, too, thought it looked good. Eagerly awaiting this.

Like Kevin, I wonder how it will follow what's been established with AoS.

Back to Top profile | search
 
Brian Miller
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 28 July 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 24606
Posted: 29 June 2017 at 9:33am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

JB, a question, if you will allow:

What did you think of that last scene in the trailer with Lockjaw behaving like a puppy? With what you established during your FF run, can you still see the character in ways other than what you did with him?

Back to Top profile | search
 
John Byrne
Avatar
Beam Me Up, Scotty!

Joined: 11 May 2005
Posts: 107664
Posted: 29 June 2017 at 9:37am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

For once, the race-swapping doesn't bother me, at least in principle. But I do question their choices of which characters to swap. Big, all muscle Gorgon becomes Black. Super-karate guy Karnak becomes Asian.

Aren't those playing into racial -- and racist -- stereotypes?

Back to Top profile | search
 
John Byrne
Avatar
Beam Me Up, Scotty!

Joined: 11 May 2005
Posts: 107664
Posted: 29 June 2017 at 9:41am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

What did you think of that last scene in the trailer with Lockjaw behaving like a puppy? With what you established during your FF run, can you still see the character in ways other than what you did with him?

•••

I have no problem with it.

Back to Top profile | search
 
Anthony J Lombardi
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 12 January 2005
Location: United States
Posts: 9411
Posted: 29 June 2017 at 11:28am | IP Logged | 23 post reply

I had reservations when I first saw the cast in costume. After seeing the trailer I feel a little bit better. I'm still bothered by Medusa's hair. It looks too much like a wig.

I really liked Lockjaw.
Back to Top profile | search
 
Bert Kruger
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 26 June 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 170
Posted: 29 June 2017 at 12:30pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Trailer looks a bit unpolished...
I hope they can somehow fix it.


Edited by Bert Kruger on 29 June 2017 at 12:34pm
Back to Top profile | search
 
David Allen Perrin
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 15 April 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 2255
Posted: 29 June 2017 at 12:35pm | IP Logged | 25 post reply

I'm left to assume that the royals have been de-powered somehow.

Black Bolt getting bested by a group of cops and Medusa being held down by what appears to be ordinary guards....who don't seem to be aware (or afraid) of her hair thrashing them in defense.

Maybe they intend for Medusa's hair to be a surprise to most of the audience.  I know a trailer shouldn't reveal all.   So the only chance left to be impressed at all is from the viewing of the show itself.  Unless a new trailer or clips say otherwise.

Oh well.  Spider-Man Homecoming is getting rave reviews.  I'm still looking forward to that.


Back to Top profile | search
 

<< Prev Page of 6 Next >>
  Post ReplyPost New Topic
Printable version Printable version

Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

 Active Topics | Member List | Search | Help | Register | Login