Robin's Getting A "Prenatal Origin Story" On Gotham

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I... I would have joked about it, but it seemed too absurd to even make fun of. But here we are, and Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller has announced in all apparent seriously that Gotham will feature Robin's ultimate origin, when his acrobat father and mother meet. I have no words.

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Actually, yes I do: Gotham, you have a problem. At some point you're going to run out of Batman characters to introduce, and you're going to need to start telling decent stories with the ones you have. You obviously have that worked out for the Penguin, but do you hoenestly have any idea what you're going to do with the Riddler? Or Two-Face? Or even Bruce Wayne, for that matter? He can't stay in that one room in Wayne Manor forever, can he?!

Also, this Robin origin story is bullshit unless you show Robin's dad gently penetrating his mother, achieving orgasm, and the spermatozoa fertilizing the egg. Graphic, hardcore sexual content or it doesn't count.

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[Via EW]

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78inpdx
Siete Ocho

To be fair, I haven't seen any of it...but I kind of get the feeling that the show isn't as incredible as Fox's ads for it make it out to be.

On a serious note: what the hell was DC/WB thinking? They have 3 different shows on 2 different networks (Right? Am I missing any?), and what—are they each their own separate universe, or like, is the Archer/Flashverse separate from the Movieverse, and now the Gothamverse is totally separate from both?

If I worked at Marvel/Disney, I would start every morning with a 20-minute meeting just to make fun of the people in charge over there. I'm not trying to sound like a Marvel fanboy or anything, but I mean, when you compare business models, I'm just saying, one looks a lot more like they have their shit all the way together than the other.