Countdown to Birds of Prey: Day 25

Only 25 days left until the July 15th release of...

The DVD set will feature all 13 episodes of the series in matted widescreen, 4:3 ratio (boo). 30 episodes of the Flash-animated web-series "Gotham Girls," featuring Batgirl, Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. And the previously unreleased, unaired pilot!!

There are some minor differences between the original unaired pilot and the one that was finally broadcast. Past events leading up to the actual series were pretty much played out in the unaired pilot, while in the aired version, they were condensed and narrated by Alfred Pennyworth (Ian Abercrombie).
Slightly less minor: When we meet Wade Brixton (Shawn Christian), it is as Barbara Gordon (Dina Meyer) is ending their relationship. In the version that was televised, they did a 180 and we see the beginning of the relationship as Wade and Barbara meet.
The most major difference comes in the form of villainous (or villainess) Harleen Quinzell. In the pilot broadcast on the WB network, Harleen is portrayed by Mia Sara. But the role originally had been cast with Twin Peaks star Sherilyn Fenn. The story as to why Fenn left has been told many times, and usually never twice the same way, so we may never know the real reason.

For kicks and giggles, here's a scene from the unaired pilot featuring Sherilyn Fenn:
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For even more fun, compare it to the Mia Sara version:
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I prefer the Mia Sara characterization. I think Sherilyn plays her as just sort of evil and mean. Mia, on the other hand, has this slight unhinged-ness that is truly kinda creepy. I would expect Sherilyn to just walk right up to my face and tear my head off. With Mia: I'd be afraid of what she was going to do, when she was going to do it, and which direction she's be coming from! LOL!

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1 comment:

  1. cool where can i find unaired pilot FULL free online