Tin Man – Wizard of Oz, 21st century style
Hey y’all. Meet Dorothy. I mean, DG. I have no idea why the powers that be at Sci Fi channel would want to remake the venerable Wizard of Oz, but I suppose Judy Garland singing “Somewhere over the rainbow” is way too quaint for 21st century kids.
So, we have Tin Man. DG is infused with the appropriate amount of cynicism 21st century kids have. And I betcha the tin man who wants a heart is some kinda cyborg. And that the straw man isn’t made up of straw but fibre optics. And that the lion isn’t a lion but some kinda lion-human hybrid.
At least the doggy is still way cute.
This Sci Fi channel miniseries is supposed to start in December and I’m cautious about it. Sci Fi channel original shows, unlike the HBO original series, has a rather spotty reputation. Remember Earthsea anyway? The one that was so widely panned that it shouldn’t be given reruns? Well, let’s hope that Tin Man is something worth our time.
Meanwhile, enjoy the preview below: