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John Byrne
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Posted: 28 May 2019 at 2:34pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Really?
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Matt Hawes
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It's been getting good reviews.  The trailer I saw emphasizes the horror aspect, and looks to be devoid of any camp treatment.
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Rodrigo castellanos
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Posted: 28 May 2019 at 9:48pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Puzzled to see a brunette Abby Arcane. What a waste of such an iconic look!
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Posted: 29 May 2019 at 12:33am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Looks humorless and overwrought. And like so much of what I see of DC-to-TV programming, the writers are coming up with boring, seen-'em-before cliches and then reaching into the Magic Hat of licensed DC character names to slap one randomly over the top of whatever-it-is-they've-written. None for me, thanks. Hard pass.

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What and where is the DC Universe Network?  Subscription?  93% on Rotten Tomatoes is okay but not enough given it doesn't appear to bear much resemblance to the Wein / Wrightson source nor the Alan Moore followup.  The cast is decent, though (haven't seen Will Patton in ages... glad he's still working.)
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 29 May 2019 at 2:11pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Itís just a streaming app like Netflix or CBS All Access, I think. 
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Posted: 29 May 2019 at 2:25pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

DC Universe is a streaming service. It also includes access to DCís digital library, similar to Marvel Unlimited. 
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Jani Evinen
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Had the chance to see the first episode. Really promising start, I think . 
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William Costello
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I watched the first episode also. I think DC Universe dropped both Episode One and Two last Friday, but I didn't get to Episode Two yet.
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And.... it's gone.

Swamp Thing has already been canceled.  This after production was cut short from 13 to ten episodes.  Which is a shame because the first episode was receiving by far the best reviews of any of the DCU shows.

Apparently, it ran afoul of the parent company.  Warner is planning to launch its own streaming service ala Disney+ and somebody finally noticed DCU streaming and said, "Hey, why are we putting a chunk of our streaming library under this other banner..."  Especially since Disney+ is going to heavily feature Marvel material.
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Posted: 06 June 2019 at 11:26am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Time to try my hand at my own swamp monster, methinks!
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 06 June 2019 at 12:44pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Found this out in the ether web:


 John Gholson wrote:
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 In the articles about SWAMP THING there still seems to be some confusion as to the "why" of sudden shutdown. The reasons didn't hit the entertainment trades, BUT...they did hit the news in North Carolina...


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North Carolina promised a $40m tax rebate that, due to a paperwork error, they were unable to deliver. That was roughly half the proposed budget for s1 (which is estimated at $80m).

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When NC discovered the error, the corrected. WB shut down production, realizing they'd be taking a bath on the rebate and paying for far more of it than assumed. The adjusted number from NC is something like $14m. That's a massive difference.


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There won't be a s2 because it's now too expensive to maintain the levels of quality of s1, *especially* for s a niche platform, and there's no great reason to keep the production on standby when the deal in NC is no good for them anyway.


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