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You're Telling Me "The Tick" Got Canceled But We're Getting This?

By TK Burton | Industry | November 28, 2011 |

By TK Burton | Industry | November 28, 2011 |

Wow, SyFy is really making some interesting choices. According to Dark Horizons (via THR), the SyFy network has ordered a pilot based on the DC Comics character, Booster Gold. The silver lining in this incredibly dull news is that the pilot’s being written and produced by Andrew Kreisberg, who is one the writers for “Fringe.”

Booster Gold, for those who don’t know, is a fellow from the future who travels to the present day with a high-tech suit to try to become a hero. He’s a self-centered jackass who’s in it for the fame and fortune, but of course eventually learns his Very Important Lessons about being a hero.

Interestingly, Booster Gold is an ally and friend of the Blue Beetle, who SyFy also once tried to bring to life. For a taste of what that would have been like, here’s the test footage from their “Blue Beetle” TV show that never was:

Interestingly, the characters have shared the screen before, during the final season of “Smallville.” It was about as ridiculous as you’d expect. There’s a youtube clip, but it’s not embeddable. Click here if you’re got some free time and no self respect.

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