Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Coming next week to ITV2 in the United Kingdom:

It looks to be a comedy about the off-duty lives of superheroes in Toobworld. The focus is on four friends - The Hotness (heat powers), ElectroClash (power over machines), TimeBomb (can see a minute into the future), and She-Force (super-strength). And then there's Exelsior, the rock star of super-heroes with an ego as big as his super-powers.

Toobworld absorbs just about every TV show and 'No Heroics' will fit in nicely, I hope. I don't know whether or not I'll be able to see the series (by conventional means, that is - ahem!), but I'll try to keep track of the episode summaries to see if there will be any Zonks or any other kind of discrepancies to splain away. (By the way, t's nice to see in the beginning of the trailer that "the Gherkin" has been restored after the Battle of Canary Wharf in 'Doctor Who'!)
But this is a universe that has already given us 'Captain Nice', Captain Justice ('Once A Hero'), Thermo-Man ('My Hero') and 'The Tick', as well as televersions for 'Wonder Woman', Superman ('The Adventures of Superman'), 'The Flash', 'The Amazing Spiderman', and 'Batman' & Robin. And those are just the costumed super-heroes. There are also 'The 4400', the 'Misfits of Science' and 'Heroes' in general.

I think Earth Prime-Time can handle these misfits.

Toby O'B

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