SyFy has commissioned the pilot script for a one hour drama based on DC Comics’ Booster Gold. but hasn’t had an adaptation this large dedicated to him before.
TheMarySue does a great job explaining the character:
In the 25th century Booster was a washed up high school athlete working as a night watchman in a museum of 20th century superhero history. He steals a docent robot named Skeets and several bits of superheroic technology, and uses the exhibit’s time machine to transport himself back to our time, in order to develop a superhero identity, corporatize it, and live comfortably off of the proceeds. His plan is to use Skeet’s encyclopedic knowledge of publicized superhero events to know when crimes are going to occur, and then become the one-man Kardashian family of the DC Universe.
So he’s like a slightly-smarter version of the douchebags in every reality show who are “not here to make friends.” I’d like to claim I’d be a smarter, more noble time traveler than that, but I’d probably just be buying Action Comics #1 and selling penicillin to rich syphilitics. Anyway, as long as they get some good comedy writers in the room on this one, it could be awesomely funny.
I want more like this!
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