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Old 01-14-17, 04:47 PM
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Re: Powerless - DC Comics Workplace Comedy Lands At NBC

I could see Powerless working if it doesn't go down the same comedy rabbit hole that all NBC comedies seem to get in over a few seasons.
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Re: Powerless - DC Comics Workplace Comedy Lands At NBC

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Did anyone actually watch this promo?

Van Wayne Bruce Wayne's cousin?
Old 01-15-17, 08:47 PM
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Re: Powerless - DC Comics Workplace Comedy Lands At NBC

just saw a commercial
probably going to pass even if I do like the actor playing the wayne cousin
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That looks Superbad.
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Re: Powerless - DC Comics Workplace Comedy Lands At NBC

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post

Van Wayne Bruce Wayne's cousin?

That part right there has me
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I'll check this out for Danny Pudi.
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Re: Powerless - DC Comics Workplace Comedy Lands At NBC

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Did anyone actually watch this promo?

Van Wayne Bruce Wayne's cousin?
That makes no sense if you think about it. That meant Bruce had immediate relatives who could have raised him instead of Alfred.
Old 01-17-17, 01:32 AM
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That makes no sense if you think about it. That meant Bruce had immediate relatives who could have raised him instead of Alfred.
Exactly the problem with this unless they pull a Supergirl and retcon some of the origin.

I was into this show a lot more when the concept was an insurance company and Alan Tudyk being the new boss. DC and especially Warner need to stop banking on Batman.

I'll still try it because I'm a fan of Ron Funches but my expectations are pretty low.
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
That makes no sense if you think about it. That meant Bruce had immediate relatives who could have raised him instead of Alfred.
Maybe they weren't as rich or didn't get along with Bruce's parents? It doesn't even make sense to it him into that family considering he should have no idea Bruce is Batman anyway. Honestly that little tie in seems like the least of this show's problems.
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Re: Powerless - DC Comics Workplace Comedy Lands At NBC

Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
That makes no sense if you think about it. That meant Bruce had immediate relatives who could have raised him instead of Alfred.

- Maybe Van's parent got shot too...
- Maybe it's Vanderveer Wayne link

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Old 01-17-17, 12:21 PM
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Re: Powerless - DC Comics Workplace Comedy Lands At NBC

Maybe it simply states in the Waynes' wills that Alfred was to become Bruce's guardian in case something happened to them. I'm sure it was pretty iron clad and that no one could dispute it.
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo View Post
- Maybe Van's parent got shot too...
- Maybe it's Vanderveer Wayne link
The exact relationship between Vanderveer Wayne and Bruce Wayne is not explained -- they are just "cousins". They cannot be first cousins, because Bruce's father Thomas Wayne's only sibling is Philip Wayne, who had no children.
NBC going deep. Anything to get "Batman" in there.

I'm sure the circumstances were purposely left vague for just the reason I brought up.
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Re: Powerless - DC Comics Workplace Comedy Lands At NBC

Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
The exact relationship between Vanderveer Wayne and Bruce Wayne is not explained -- they are just "cousins". They cannot be first cousins, because Bruce's father Thomas Wayne's only sibling is Philip Wayne, who had no children.
Wait a minute... Bruce Wayne had an Uncle Phil? How is NBC NOT giving us "The Fresh Knight of Bel Air" instead of this?
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This was just NBC's ham-fisted way of inserting Batman references into the show on a regular basis.
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Wait a minute... Bruce Wayne had an Uncle Phil? How is NBC NOT giving us "The Fresh Knight of Bel Air" instead of this?
The Real Wives of Gotham would have been funnier. A show parodying reality shows set in Gotham. We could come up with a million pitches that would be better than this mess.
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Originally Posted by writer106 View Post
i'll check this out for danny pudi.
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Originally Posted by Lord Zarak View Post
Wait a minute... Bruce Wayne had an Uncle Phil?
Did he at least pick up Bruce at the airport?
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Van Wayne played Alan Tudyk is somewhat based on a character from BATMAN #148.
Vanerveer Wayne made his 1st and only appearance in that issues.

http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Batman_Vol_1_148
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According to the TV Guide website, the producers consider the show's world yet another "alternate world" in the DC Universe.
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They'd almost have to considering the comedic nature of this show.
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Re: Powerless - DC Comics Workplace Comedy Lands At NBC

Ok... that was funny. Plus... Starro
Old 01-19-17, 03:31 PM
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Cleeeeaaaarly DC hasn't learned that people *hate it* when there is wanton destruction and civi's getting killed in their shows/movies....YES!!!
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That wasn't too bad. The HBO Go line was good.
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Doesn't look horrible. I will check it out because Pudi and superhero stuff.

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