Current Aquaman News


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

More Aqualinks

The Aquaman Pilot is available on DVD from Best Buy stores if you buy a season of Smallville. I'm tempted. Very tempted. I'd get the season that included the Justice League episodes. The Aquaman Shrine has an ad for it.

More Hallowe'en costumes via the Aquaman Shrine.

More Tex Time Aquaman Cards from Nostalgia Manila.

Another report on Paul Norris at The Final Taxi.

The Aquaman Shrine has The History of the DC Universe Poster featuring Aquaman by Paul Norris.

While I'm a big Aquaman fan, I don't do tattoos. I like 'em, but I've never really found a design I want on me permanently. But Wil Whalen did, and it was Aquaman.

The Aquaman Shrine posts covers for Surf & Turf 4 & 5. Ah, sweet fantasy!

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Thursday, April 19, 2007


Aquaman Goggles at the Aquaman Shrine lead to The Greatest Aquaman Collection In The World. Yikes.

Namor's First Story.

Fish Scales.

Artwork: Wonder Woman and Aquaman.

Aquaman rocks (YouTube vid).

Mercy Reef... um... fanfic? It's short. Very short.

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Saturday, March 10, 2007


The Aquaman pilot is apparently available on AOL Television. If you haven't already seen it, go check it out. Thanks Joe!

Rob finds more evidence that someone on Entertainment Weekly's staff really likes Aquaman.

Sea Life to become foundation for new electronics. That's communication through sea life instead of with sea life.

Polar bears are not white.

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Sunday, February 18, 2007


Aqualad & Robin = Goofus & Gallant?

Podcast of Denise Quinones, which includes some talk of her playing Rachel Torres in the Aquaman Pilot.

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Monday, February 12, 2007

Sightings and Links

In the episode of Smallville "Labyrinth", Clark is in an asylum. Eventually, he learns that everyone he thinks he knows is related to the asylum somehow, including a fellow inmate who turns out to be named Arthur Curry. Blink and you miss it, but it's an Aquaman sighting in an otherwise aqua-less episode of Smallville.

Labyrinth Arthur Curry

Speaking of Smallville, iFMagazine has an interview with Alfred Gough which talks a bit about the ill-fated Aquaman pilot:
There were a lot of different stories to tell on land and sea. The mythology, Atlantis, would have been a small portion of it. Every fourth episode would have dealt with some of that mythology. I think it could have been very interesting that we’re destroying their society and Atlantis has sort of turned into eco-terrorists – sending back people they’ve sort of reprogrammed as suicide bombers. There was an environmental angle to it that was very interesting and you could talk about politics in the way that the best of sci-fi can talk about it -- the way that BATTLESTAR GALACTICA does. It was definitely a cool show, we had a lot of good ideas for, the cast was certainly great. It was probably a bigger, epic show than SMALLVILLE.
Electra Woman and DynaGirl 2001 pilot (YouTube). Aquaman cameos at about 2:39 in, "They're serving halibut at the luncheon!". Thanks to Wil Radcliffe for the report.

Electra Woman and DynaGirl Aquaman 1Electra Woman and DynaGirl Aquaman 2

Dennis Doucette, who is a Prince of Weekiwachee, as seen in these images, has a couple of references for us.

First up is an episode of X-play on G4 TV. Here's a summary of the episode:
Memory Card: A psychotic serial killer who would conceal his identity by speaking through a modified R.O.B. robot. During the 2006 Halloween episode, Memory Card kidnapped a number of G4TV hosts and put them through a series of tortuous deaths. At the end of the episode, it was revealed that the person behind the "Memory Card" persona was actually Aquaman, who wanted revenge on X-Play for naming his Battle for Atlantis the worst game of all time.
Um. Ok.

The next one is a little more lighthearted... In the Jeopardy Teen Tournament on February 12th 2007, Aquaman was a clue. It was in the Jeopardy round, in the "Stamps" category. The first contestant to ring in got it wrong ("Who is Neptune?") but the second to ring in was correct.

Aquaman on Jeopardy

Go check out The Aquaman Shrine for yet another unique collectible, this time an empty but sealed soda pop can featuring Aquaman artwork and lettering in Arabic script. Hey Rob, put up some better pictures and see if someone can translate that sucker! And if anyone else runs across a second example of this, please send it my way. I'd like one of these.

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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Justin Hartley's Photo Gallery

Justin Hartley himself has a nice personal promotion website, which is actually well-designed. He just added some pictures to his photo gallery of scenes from the Aquaman pilot, including (apparently) some stills from un"air"ed scenes.

Aquaman pilot

Be sure to visit his site and check out the full size images. These are severely scaled-down and cropped versions of the images on Justin's website.

Aquaman pilot

As of this posting, by the by, the Aquaman Pilot is at #27 in the video downloads on iTunes, which is impressive considering that it was released almost four weeks ago. There are over 850 reviews, still with an average rating of 4 stars out of five. And I continue to get e-mail asking when the show will be airing. *sigh*

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Detroit News on Aquaman Pilot

'Aquaman' a hit at No. 5 on the Web:
Mekeisha Madden Toby / Detroit News Television Critic

It still amazes me what the Internet can do for a failed pilot.

The CW put its prematurely born series "Aquaman" up for sale on iTunes a couple of weeks ago and it debuted in the No. 1 spot.

As of Thursday, the 60-minute superhero drama had dropped to No. 5, but that's still impressive. (A spokeswoman for iTunes says Apple doesn't release how many downloads that equals.)

Could a certain hip HBO dramedy have something to do with the webbed Aquaman's success? No one knows for sure if "Entourage" played a part -- lead character Vince played Aquaman in a fictional movie and passed on the fictional sequel -- but it certainly didn't hurt. I'd like to think that in this cultural zeitgeist, where TV influences the Web, the Web influences TV and both influence movies, anything and everything is possible.

The unknown variable is what will happen to "Aquaman" now. People are clearly willing to pay $1.99 for it, which means they would probably be willing to watch it on television, too.

Al Gough, the show's co-creator, told "Entertainment Weekly" recently that he and his team would be willing to sell the show to another network if one were interested.

Gough, like most of the free world, is obviously familiar with the NBC/YouTube deal that breathed new life into a failed WB sitcom called "Nobody's Watching."

The TV gods could smile on "Aquaman," which starred Justin Hartley, even if no one has picked it up so far.

The CW didn't add the series to its upcoming lineup and says that it has no plans to do so.
The Aquaman Pilot is still getting downloads on iTunes, and is still in the top twenty as of this morning. Hopefully we'll hear more about it soon.

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Monday, August 14, 2006

Aquaman Pilot Drops out of Top Ten

The Aquaman Pilot on iTunes is now out of the top ten. There are over 800 reviews, and the average rating is still four stars out of five. While I've heard a number of rumors, I don't believe there has been any real progress on getting a network to pick up the show. In addition, should the show be revived, it would likely get new cast members. We'd probably hear rumors of the re-casting about the same time rumors of the show being picked up would hit the 'net.

Again, if you want to keep up on the news, be sure to check regularly. They have much better sources than I do for the television side of things.

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Saturday, August 12, 2006

Aquaman Pilot Update

The Aquaman Pilot continues to linger in the top ten downloads at iTunes video, with over 780 reviews and an average of four stars. I'm getting lots of rumors right now, none from any sources I recognize or trust. As far as I know, the status of the show continues to be the same: canceled by the CW.

If you really want to keep up with the news, bookmark and visit it regularly. He's got much better sources than I do, and will no doubt have new information (if any appears) long before I even hear about it.

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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Rumor Control

There are rumors that the CW has decided to show the Aquaman pilot. As yet, I have not heard anything from a verified source about this, but I'm looking into it. Until I have verification, I'm putting this one in the "wishful thinking" column of my rumor list.


Monday, August 07, 2006 Updates

Go check out for a couple of updates on the status of the show. The Aquaman pilot was mentioned in both Entertainment Weekly and Variety (again). I particularly like that we've now got a number for the downloads on iTunes: "more than 15,000 copies of the pilot".

Regarding the Aquaman pilot on iTunes... over 700 reviews, still averaging four stars, and still in the top ten video downloads after nearly two weeks of being available.


Thursday, August 03, 2006

Aquaman Pilot Not Number One Anymore!

The Aquaman Pilot has finally dropped a spot to number two on the video downloads on iTunes. The rating average is still four stars, and there are now over 600 reviews. Over a week as the number one download, still popular with its intended audience... I wonder if that slim hope for the series to get picked up is still holding out?


Wednesday, August 02, 2006

CBS Blog Report on Aquaman

CBS's Blogophile tackles the question of Aquaman, with quotes from various bloggers about the life imitating art aspect of the possible Aquaman movie.

I'd rather everyone picked up the comic book to check it out, personally.

And, yes, the Aquaman pilot is still the top video download on iTunes, with over 550 reviews now, still running an average of four stars. I think the show would've hit its intended audience perfectly.

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

One Week Later...

The Aquaman Pilot is still the top video download on iTunes, with over 500 reviews and an average rating of four stars. There's been a bit of backlash, but it's pretty much lost in the reams of lovin' for "Smallville with bikinis".

Perhaps I should just worry about reporting when the show drops out of the number one spot.

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Monday, July 31, 2006

Updates... has updated big time, and if you are looking for new information about the WB Pilot, that's the place to go. I'll gather what information I can find, but the scoops will be there.

And, oh yeah, Aquaman is still the number one video download on iTunes. And the average rating, with over 450 reviews, is still four stars.


Sunday, July 30, 2006

IGN Interviews Justin Hartley

Justin Hartley Interview on IGN:
IGN TV: Can you talk about what the interpretation was of Aquaman and what the storyline was?

Hartley: It was at the point where he was beyond discovering his powers; he was [already] breathing underwater. The interesting thing about it was, he didn't keep it a secret. He kind of used it to get laid and stuff. This is what he did. He didn't keep it a secret, which is pretty atypical of superheroes; he just kind of flaunted it. In the story, he rescued this girl and he was at the point in his life where he was dealing with a love interest, wrestling with discovering what his destiny was and where he came from, and why he has these powers. What it all meant, what his job was and what his life was supposed to be like, because he was kind of slacking off until then. And then he learns in the pilot episode what his destiny is. And he kind of tries to reject it for a little bit, because that's a big load to drop on someone, who's just kind of a party animal. But then he finally comes to terms with it, and that's where it was going to begin.

IGN TV: Did it involve Atlantis? That he didn't know that was where he was from?

Hartley: Exactly. Then he got information that he's from Atlantis, and he laughed it off; "Okay, Atlantis. Great." But then he came to terms with it, and thought, "Maybe this does make sense." He knew he had these powers, and he knew something was up. I think this happens with a lot of people, when something happens and you really don't have an answer for it. If you're afraid of it, you might not look for the answer. And I think that's what it was for him.
And, yes, Aquaman is still the top video download on iTunes.


Sunday Question

Here's an obvious question for the day.

Have you seen the Aquaman Pilot (available on iTunes) and, if so, what did you think?

And yeah, it's still the number one download on iTunes video. I wonder if it will finish out the week at number one. And the average rating is still four stars.

Archive of Sunday Questions.

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Friday, July 28, 2006

Aquaman Pilot Continues To Ride The Wave

The Aquaman Pilot is still the top video download on iTunes. There are now 244 reviews (as of this post) with an average rating of four stars. In addition, my sources tell me that at least four different pirated versions have shown up on torrents or usenet. As always, I urge folks who are able to get the legal version to buy it legally, as there is a very slim hope, as seen in this quote from the LA Times:
Gough says he is nevertheless pleased that Warners gave his and Millar's pilot to iTunes. In addition to generating thousands of downloads, the pilot also is attracting strong feedback within the industry, enough that Gough holds out slim hope that it could attract enough Internet interest to revive "Aquaman" as a TV series.
So if you can buy it, please do.


Thursday, July 27, 2006

LA Times Claims Aquaman Movie is in Works

LA Times:
"Aquaman," one of Hollywood's hottest inside jokes, might make the move from fiction to reality. As a key plot line in HBO's "Entourage," the "movie" directed by James Cameron shattered box-office records (a feat that got it a real ad in Variety), turned an unknown actor into a $20-million movie star and sparked a fight over a sequel.

But now, informal talks have been launched about the feasibility of making a real Warner Bros. "Aquaman" movie. In one of the strangest twists of this life-imitating-art tale, the talent agent at the center of the emerging "Aquaman" deal is Ari Emanuel, the brassy Endeavor partner on whom "Entourage" agent Ari Gold is based.

Warner Bros. said Thursday that the studio "is not currently developing" an "Aquaman" project. But according to four people familiar with the idea, conversations already have been held about the character's film rights, controlled by DC Comics, itself a part of Time Warner Inc. One top filmmaker's name also has surfaced as a potential "Aquaman" director — "Charlie's Angels" alumnus McG. The director is finishing the football film "We Are Marshall"; his reps declined comment on the "Aquaman" prospects.


You can also see potential audience interest. When Aquaman made a cameo on "Smallville" last season, it was the season's highest-rated episode.

Gough says he is nevertheless pleased that Warners gave his and Millar's pilot to iTunes. In addition to generating thousands of downloads, the pilot also is attracting strong feedback within the industry, enough that Gough holds out slim hope that it could attract enough Internet interest to revive "Aquaman" as a TV series.

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Aquaman Stays On Top

The Aquaman Pilot continues to be the top video download on iTunes. I'm wondering if the WB has made back the money spent on the pilot from the downloads? Since we don't have any actual numbers, we'll probably never know.

In other news, you can buy the Superhero Stamps, which feature two Aquaman stamps, at The Postal Store. You can also buy a book of postcards that features all twenty stamps as postage-paid postcards with a large version of the art on the front and a smaller stamp version of the art on the back.

When I bought my (first) set of stamps at the local post office, the clerk noted the words "Chapter One" at the bottom of the page and speculated that there might be more superhero stamps coming in future years.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Aquaman Still Top Download

The Aquaman pilot is still the top video download on iTunes. Reviews are still running heavily positive, with only a small handful of negatives (but more than this morning, at least). There are 152 reviews now with an average rating of four stars. Some of the one star reviews are still complaints from people who cannot get the show to play on their iPods, without any indication about the quality of the show.

While I cannot be certain, what this suggests to me is that the show would've been perfect for its demographic. The people who like Smallville would have enjoyed this show.

Now that I've seen it, I can say that Justin Hartley is a good actor and will no doubt make a fine Oliver Queen. I also really enjoyed the effects. I believe Ving Rhames needed better lines, he didn't deliver the ones he got very well. All the other actors were ok and would've grown into the parts nicely.


Aquaman Top Download on iTunes

As of this morning, the Aquaman pilot (working title "Mercy Reef") was the top TV show download from iTunes video. It had 53 reviews, the vast majority giving it 4 or 5 stars. Of the ones giving it lower ratings, one was complaining about not being able to play it on his iPod, one was making stupid cracks about the Entourage movie, and only one actually discussed the bits of the pilot that the reviewer didn't like.

Of my readers, who all has seen it, and what did you think?

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Aquaman a Hit... on iTunes

Yahoo news reports:
Aquaman is a hit--and this time iTunes, not Vincent Chase, can take credit.

The TV pilot based on the all-wet DC Comics superhero was one of the iTunes Music Store's most-played clips Tuesday, the same day the rejected series became available for download on the online music/video purveyor.

Aquaman, developed for the outgoing WB, and rejected by the incoming CW, was the biggest curiosity piece brought to iTunes as part of a new deal between the Apple Computer service and Warner Bros.


At one point Tuesday, the 41-minute Aquaman pilot was in fifth place--and rising--on iTunes' rankings of its top TV shows.


In a recent interview with, Gough said the reasons for the CW snub are "a mystery." It wasn't the pilot's fault, he said.

"We're really proud of the pilot," Gough told the Website. "I think it definitely puts Aquaman in a modern context, and he's not lame."

Gough said he hoped fans would get to see the show. Presumably, the writer-producer was talking about something like the iTunes deal--and not the unauthorized clips that had popped up on the Web in recent months.


Aquaman Pilot on iTunes

The Aquaman pilot is on iTunes for $2. Unfortunately for those of us who refuse to install iTunes on our computers (it completely screwed up my PC the last time I tried), you cannot get at it unless you have iTunes. This link is supposed to take you directly to it, but I can't check it because iTunes doesn't work on my machine.


Friday, July 21, 2006

*sigh* It's Official

Newsarama Blog reports that Justin Hartley will be playing Green Arrow in Smallville, thus dashing any hopes that he'll be playing Aquaman in a mid-season replacement.

To be absolutely honest with you, I'm relieved by the news. At least now I can start deleting all the "rumor" e-mail I'm getting, some of which was becoming truly outlandish in apparent attempts to get me to report something.

We're still awaiting word on how/when the Aquaman pilot will be released to the public. Rumors suggest it may become available through iTunes. News should come shortly, as the San Diego Comicon is the most likely source of that news, and it's happening right now.

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Monday, July 10, 2006

Wizard Reports on Aquaman Pilot

Aquaman May Resurface.
AL GOUGH: We're working on a way to get the pilot out there. That's sort of all I can say at the moment. Whether it's some sort of addition on season six of "Smallville" or not--we're really proud of the pilot. We'd love for the fans to get a chance to see it. The implication when a network doesn't pick up a show is that the pilot sucks and that's not the case. It's not a perfect pilot by any stretch of the imagination. There are other reasons--which are a mystery to us--as to why The CW didn't pick it up. I think it definitely puts Aquaman in a modern context and he's not lame. It's a shame because it would have been a really fun series.


By the way, if there were still a WB, we'd be on The WB, without a doubt. If we had known in November that The CW was forming, we would have never done it.


The plan is to get it out there somehow and there will actually be an announcement about that in the next few weeks.

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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Sunday Question

It's been awhile since I did one of these... but it's about time.

Did you see the trailer for the Aquaman pilot, and if so what did you think?

As usual, I'll only put up my own opinion after someone else has posted.

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Thursday, May 25, 2006

The Petition

The Petition to save the Aquaman TV show is now up over 1900 signatures. The trailer first leaked a week ago today. The petition was started that evening.

In other news, YouTube appears to have been temporarily successful at getting rid of the leaked trailer. It's not showing up at the moment, although that may change at any time. If you still haven't seen it and want to, I cannot help you.


Monday, May 22, 2006

The Petition

I have major doubts that an online petition will have any effect on CW's scheduling decisions. If you want to get their attention, you pretty much need to write them a nice letter on paper. But it does make for interesting reading, as the signatures top 1600...
Please reconsider, this show looks good in production quality and I would think that a show full of young, beautiful people in swimwear would do solid in the ratings! natch!

i saw the trailer it was alsome so the show must be alsome too

You're stupid if you don't air this show.

this looks great even if they don't change their minds the cw should put the pilot online for the fans

Nuestra puertorriquena Denisse, es UNICA!!!. Tiene todo lo que se necesita para exceder en los medios, inteligencia, carisma y belleza. Ademas, ha demostrado tener un talento natural para actuar y cantar. En fin, tiene el angel que se necesita para llegar a la gente.

i wish i was tom welling, i love his hair

I'd like to see AC finally get a postive rep.

The lead guy is hunky and the story looks banging!

Holy shark droppings Aqualad

AIR AQUAMAN!!!!!! I'm begging on my hands and knees and kissing your feet! PLEASE!!!!!

Don't be like FOX and drop good shows

The marketing ideas are limitless!

let it have a chance to flounder!!

In all honesty, I thought the idea of an Aquaman show was HORRIBLE. However, that simple preview that I just watched changed my mind. If WB had aired that trailer with Smallville's finale (a show I watch mostly just out of habit), I would have planned on watching it on CW on the fall. I realize the show is probably expensive, but CW's fall slate contains mostly aging hits. GG, Smallville, 7th, OTH... these shows will be gone within a year or two. CW needs to generate some new hit shows. I think this one may have a shot. I know I would have given it a try. If CW changes it's mind and picks it up for a mid-season start, I will watch several episodes at the very least. Uh, as long as it's not opposite Lost, that is. Thanks!
Yeah, I admit I have to wonder what some folks are thinking, but overall the comments are pretty fun to read. Aquaman has never gotten so much love.

Now, if you are visiting this page for the first time, looking for more information, do me a favor and pick up the book currently out by DC Comics. The first issue of the current arc is #40, and it'll be collected this fall as well. Go on, check it out.

As AquamanTV points out, there are currently no plans for Aquaman to be a mid-season replacement. The comment that was quoted said that the show is a "contender" which is a far cry from any certainty. KryptonSite's Aquaman forum has been hopping with plans and ideas for getting the show on the air.

In other news, Colleen Doran has a few words on the trailer being pulled. I have to admit that I still halfway believe the trailer was leaked intentionally by the WB to check out the reaction to it, and maybe to convince the top brass at CW that it was worth following up on.


Sunday, May 21, 2006

The Petition to Save Mercy Reef... over 1000 1200 1400 1600 signatures now. I haven't gone through to check if they are all positive, but most of them were, the last time I looked. Check it out.

In other news, YouTube has removed the trailer for the pilot, but it's already popped up in other spots on YouTube, including at least one remix. Before it was removed, the trailer was viewed over 100,000 times and was #2 in popularity on YouTube.


Saturday, May 20, 2006

CW Aquaman Page

Click on it to get the full image:

Many thanks to the folks who e-mailed me the screen capture.

Update: Please, if you want to link to this screen capture, link to this blog entry using the "PERMALINK" URL below, and not directly to the image. Linking directly to the image is very rude, and I will keep changing the location when I discover people doing it.


Aquaman TV Report

KryptonSite has a link to a NY Times Article that points out that only projects that were in development for UPN made the Fall CW lineup. The article, which is mostly about Smallville, has this to say about Aquaman:
An October episode introduced the character Aquaman, and was the season's most-watched episode, with 6.4 million viewers. It was meant to be a one-off goof on the HBO comedy "Entourage," in which the lead character got the part of a superhero swimmer in a movie called "Aquaman." But because the ratings were so high, Mr. Gough and Mr. Millar quickly developed an Aquaman series idea for WB.

When the announcement of the creation of CW was made in January, Mr. Gough said, "It was like switching schools in the middle of the school year." The "Aquaman" pilot production continued, but it was not on the schedule that Ms. Ostroff announced on Thursday. (CW picked up only three new series for next season, which were all under development under Ms. Ostroff at UPN.)
As long as we're mentioning it, the new season of Entourage starts June 11th, and one of the plotlines is reportedly about Vince having troubles with the studio over Aquaman 2. Yes, Aquaman 2. The trailer for season 3 on the site has a bit from the premiere of Aquaman.

In other Aquaman media news, links to a review of the pilot episode, in which the reviewer gives the pilot 9 out of 10 stars. I've heard from a couple of other people who have seen the pilot, and overall reaction has been positive. I hope to eventually get a copy of the pilot myself, but so far I've had no luck through my usual channels. You'll have to wait until I see it for the thoughts of a rabid Aquaman fan.

In the meantime, reaction to the trailer has been overwhelmingly positive, despite the few jokers who can't get over Superfriends. The Petition to Save Mercy Reef now has over 500 signatures. While such a petition isn't likely to have any effect, it's gratifying to see that people actually like the idea of the show. At least... those that don't just want to see Justin Hartley topless all the time.

Whew. There's more Aquaman TV news now that the show isn't on the Fall schedule than there was before we knew what was going on...

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Friday, May 19, 2006

Aquaman Still A Contender

IGN reports that Dawn Ostroff, President of Entertainment for CW, said "Aquaman is still a midseason contender," at a press conference yesterday.


Washington Post says Aquaman still breathing

Lisa de Moraes at the Washington Post is reporting that The WB's highly hyped new series "Aquaman" is still in contention for midseason.

There's life in the show yet...


More Disappointment...

Now that she's seen the trailer, Colleen Doran is even more disappointed about the Aquaman pilot news.


Aquaman was listed for Wednesdays

According to, Aquaman actually showed up on the new CW website as listed for Wednesdays in the timeslot now allocated to One Tree Hill. The page has been removed, but it shows that the decision to remove Aquaman was a late one.


Thursday, May 18, 2006

CBR Reports on Trailer Leak

Comic Book Resources has a nice little article about the leak of the Aquaman trailer to the 'net, along with a good set of screen caps.



Colleen Doran is disappointed about the Aquaman pilot news.


Aquaman Trailer

Removed by YouTube

Direct Link, Movie File Link.

Many thanks to bwilk20 on The Comicbloc Forums for the links.


CW Fall Schedule

Nope, no Aquaman. As reported by, the Aquaman project is no longer in the works. For now.


Tuesday, May 16, 2006

More Confirmation...

On the same day that Kryptonsite reports that the Aquaman TV project, Mercy Reef, appears to be sunk... I finally got word back from one of my own sources saying much the same thing. Although it won't be confirmed until the 18th, at the moment things don't look good for Aquaman to show up on your TV set this Fall.


Saturday, May 13, 2006

E! Online Insider

"Kristin" at E! Online Insider has a tiny item about the Aquaman pilot not being picked up. As this is still the rumor stage, we can't be certain it's true, but I gather this person has a decent track record.

We'll know for sure in about 5 days.


Monday, May 08, 2006

Not A Sure Thing? is reporting that maybe the Aquaman pilot isn't as much a sure thing as we've been told... we'll have to wait another two weeks for the Fall line-up for the CW, and we'll know for sure then.


Sunday, April 30, 2006

Mercy Reef Update has a small update on the status of Mercy Reef, including news on when we'll find out if the show has made the schedule, and thoughts about the show from a media firm.


Monday, November 14, 2005

Aquaman Websites Update

Not surprisingly, a couple of Aquaman websites have recently updated. Folks who visit this website may have noticed the layout changes and the new embedded blog. But this isn't the only Aquaman website on the 'net anymore! has updated and changed format, including a new logo which is (amusingly enough) based on the same image that was the first image I ever put up on this website. In addition, a new Spoiler Page has been created with spoilers for upcoming episodes of the Aquaman show. My congrats to the site, and I hope any and all visitors to this website will go and check out.

Also, I've updated the Aquaman Website Group at Yahoo! If you want to discuss any Aquaman news or books or anything, feel free to join up and start writing.

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Entertainment Weekly Blog Casting Call

Gary Susman at Popwatch wants your opinions on who should play Aquaman. His suggestion? Eric Christian Olsen, with Patrick Duffy as his father.

I have no opinion. All I want is a good actor delivering good lines from a good script. Get me that, and I'll be satisfied.


Variety Reports On Aquaman Pilot

And now all bets are off.

According to Variety, Aquaman has been picked up as a "put pilot": A deal to produce a pilot that includes substantial penalties if the pilot is not aired; a virtual guarantee that a pilot will be picked up. In other words, the odds of Aquaman becoming a series just went WAY up.

Additionally, the Variety article has more tidbits about the pilot, including that Greg Beeman will direct the pilot, it will be set in the Florida Keys, and the Bermuda Triangle will be an active part of the stories. Also, Aquaman will never be referred to as "Aquaman" (as Smallville never refers to Clark as "Superman") and Aquaman won't be talking to fish.

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Sunday, November 13, 2005

More Aquaman Pilot News

It appears to be a flood...

An article that appears to either be the full Hollywood Reporter article or based on it, available here and here, has some nice more points about the Aquaman pilot, including the fact that Aquaman will be recast and shooting is tentatively scheduled to begin early next year in Florida. Miles Millar and Alfred Gough, the geniuses behind Smallville, would be the force behind the new Aquaman series. Pure Speculation: since Smallville has nearly run its course, might Aquaman replace it in the WB lineup? End Speculation.

For current information, check out AquamanTV.Com.

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New Aquaman Pilot

Ok, wow. Things may well start moving fast now. Hollywood Reporter is reporting that an Aquaman pilot has been approved.

For those of you with no clue how television in the US works, let's have a quick and dirty primer. This is not completely accurate, but it will give you a rough idea of how things work. At any given time, there are thousands of "projects" in the works. Rarely, a "project" will be given pilot approval, which is to say the go ahead for a pilot is given. This is where Aquaman is right now. Of shows given such approval, many, but not all, have a pilot made. Of shows that have a pilot, a few get series approval. But not all. There are a lot of orphan pilots out there.

The odds are still against an Aquaman show being made, except that it seems to be getting the fast-track treatment for some reason. I'll attempt to keep on top of the news, but I'm not an insider. For more current information, check out AquamanTV.Com.


Saturday, November 12, 2005

Aquaman Spin-Off?

I don't like spreading completely unfounded rumors, but this one has enough sources to accept as more than the garden variety rumor.

The ratings for Aquaman's appearance on Smallville were very good, leading to speculation that Aquaman was in the works for his own spin-off. As it turns out, the rumors are true. An Aquaman spin-off is in the works. Whether or not the spin-off will ever make it to the screen is a different question, though, as at any given time there are thousands of projects in the works.

Adding fuel to the fire is the report that the producers of Justice League Unlimited were told not to use Aquaman this season. That's standard business when a project is in the works, and does not mean that the project will ever get made.

As an added note, this project has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the storyline on Entourage, and HBO show

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