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DC Presents: “How to Make the Vision on a TV Show Budget”

So the first image of Red Tornado from the upcoming Supergirl TV show hit the Internet last week, and, well…I’m less than impressed. It’s made the rounds a lot so far, but I figure I should post it anyway for posterity. Someday, future geeks will dig through the Internet like archaeologists and will hopefully stumble upon my site. They’re going to want to know what I thought about a random TV character in a superhero TV show circa 2015.

Take me to your cleaner

That’s actor Iddo Goldberg in the Red Tornado gear, and, well…just look at the poor guy! Red Tornado is an android in the comics, and I think they’re carrying that story over into the Supergirl TV show. But he’s definitely an android on a budget. The face, obviously, harkens back to the Vision from Age of Ultron. And that suit, jeez. They clearly wanted the segmented look of a good Iron Man armor, but that is clearly just lines painted on felt. That’s not an android body armor, that’s a shirt.

Hopefully it’ll look better in live action. And we better not see a different Red Tornado in Arrow or The Flash, because I’m still holding out hope for a crossover!

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About Sean Ian Mills

Hello, this is Sean, the Henchman-4-Hire! By day I am a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in Central New York, and by the rest of the day I'm a pretty big geek when it comes to video games, comic books, movies, cartoons and more.

Posted on September 21, 2015, in DC, Television and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. If i ever needed another reason not to watch Supergirl, I think this is it. The Vision looked awesome, this dude looks like someone out of some old british sci-fi tv show.

  2. He looks like an alien from a very bad, low-budget 80’s sci-fi movie.

  3. He looks like an experimental model design for a 1950s Japanese monster movie.

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