In a move that I can only hope becomes more common place among networks, Warner Bros. Studio has recently made the un-aired pilot of AQUAMAN available for download on iTunes for $1.99 [click here to download].
In the premiere episode, we’re introduced to A.C. Curry (Justin Hartley), who by the end of the episode, discovers he is actually the long-lost prince of Atlantis and is pretty much the only man who can save both the human world and the underwater one (Atlantis). Thrown into the mix is a mysterious mentor (Ving Rhames), a Government agent, a love interest (of course!) and a step-father (Lou Diamond Phillips).
So did the show warrant a place on the new CW’s schedule? This TV Addict says YES! (not surprisingly, the show is far better then 7th HEAVEN!). Overall the pilot was enjoyable and as most successful pilots do, properly introduce us to our hero and supporting players. The episode was shot beautifully and lord knows in the cold of winter, I’d be more then happy to spend an hour a week in beautiful Tempest Florida. Yet the question is, could writers Millar and Gough (SMALLVILLE) really dream up enough adventure to ensure AQUAMAN remained interesting for 100 epidodes. Sadly we’ll never know, but I think it would have been pretty great to find out.