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Generation X (1996)

A group of young mutants--humans with a genetic variation that gives them superpowers and makes them feared by the population at large--begin training at a school for heroes. Their studies ... See full summary »

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A group of young mutants--humans with a genetic variation that gives them superpowers and makes them feared by the population at large--begin training at a school for heroes. Their studies are interrupted when they must rescue one of their number from a mad scientist who can enter others' dreams. Written by Anonymous

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The X-mansion where the mutants live in this movie was later re-used for the X-men franchise. See more »

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While Jubilee is supposedly playing a video game, in fact the screen shows the between-games demo and the legend "Insert Coin." See more »

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Kurt Pastorius: You know, having stretchy skin ain't the kinda thing that's gonna make you a star around here...
Angelo Espinosa: And I suppose looking through pantyhose is real special huh?
Kurt Pastorius: ...listen "dermoflex"... you have got to try and get by on your personality. Accept the fact that the mutant god was in a viciously funny mood when it was your turn in line.
Angelo Espinosa: I think the joke's on all of us esse'.
Mondo: See now there he goes again running that little mouth of his.
Angelo Espinosa: You okay man? You getting proper nutrition?
Mondo: What does it look like...
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Version of Astonishing X-Men (2009) See more »

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Telephone Call From Istanbul
Written and Performed by Tom Waits
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Sort of a New Wave style version of "X-Men"
18 October 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

A few years before the wildly successful and very well made "X-Men" movie, there was a TV version that bombed. "Generation X" was pretty much the same show though the characters they focused on were mostly different from the ones in the movies. In both cases, mutants are distrusted by the masses and unregistered mutants are being rounded up by the authorities. However, there's a mutant academy and many of these folks are being spirited off to this school where they'll learn to channel their skills and use them to fight evil.

So why didn't they green light the series? Well, I don't think it was because the public wasn't ready for such a show. To me, the problem is the very limited appeal of the show based on its style. While made in 1996, it looks right from 1984 with a strong New Wave style. The colors, music, lighting and look of the show look very dated and very 80s. The show also seemed focused towards teens only. Additionally, and this is what bothered me the most, the camera angles were annoying just to be annoying! Askew angles abound...and it jut makes it look cheap and kind of stupid! Add to that some occasionally poor writing and a bizarre character played by Matt Frewer (I think he was channeling Max Headroom a bit too much here) and you'll understand why the show was a flop and didn't get off the ground. After seeing this pilot movie, I am certainly glad they never made more.


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