90s, Comic Books, Television
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Failed pilot of Justice League of America

Do you love Superman? How about Batman? and Wonder Woman? Well then you would HATE this (let’s say comedy?) version of The Justice League of America.

You can read a much more in depth article here at splitsider, but basically back in 1997 CBS created one of the worst attempts of a superhero based television show. Ever. While the show did have recognizable characters such as The Flash and Green Lantern, they filled out the rest of the cast with a whose-who of superhero shit, with names like Fire, The Atom and Ice.

It is claimed that the producers wanted to avoid big superhero names so not to draw too much of an “audience” that would point out all the flaws in the show. Yeah, cause that’s how you make a TV show popular CBS, by avoiding drawing audiences. I guess they had confidence in drawing healthy numbers to the show with the greatest super villain ever, The Weatherman – who was just an evil weatherman…

…Sorry, my brain stopped working for a second there. Anyway, at the risk of going on and on here, I will simply encourage you to read the article at Splitsider. For your viewing pleasure, here is the opening to this train-wreck as well as the 2 hour long pilot. Now I’m off to take a shower to cleanse myself of all this…I feel so dirty.

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