Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Thing and The Phantom

Well, it looks like SYFY's Phantom pilot did not get picked up to be an ongoing series, and perhaps that's for the best. I had no problem with the current day setting given that the Phantom mantle is passed down from generation to generation, but the lead actor and especially the costume really needed some work. I still think it is a strong concept and hope that this less than successful attempt will deter others from taking a crack at adapting the character.


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Anonymous said...

The Phantom on Sci-Fi was such a mess - pacing was terrible and things were changed for no good reason or happened because of lazy writing. Broke my heart. :(

I will admit that, while not the best movie ever made, I enjoyed the 1996 movie a lot. Highly underrated IMO.


Anonymous said...

You're right. Even at its corniest, the Billy Zane retro-piece was definitely superior to the Syfy Channel pilot.

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