DC TV Classics 29 – The CBS ‘Justice League of America’ TV Movie from 1997

Twenty years before Justice League fizzled at the box office, another Justice League… failed spectacularly on DC TV. In 1997, CBS commissioned a pilot for a Justice League series that never went to air in the United States. Instead, bootleg copies circulated for years on the convention circuit as a curio for collectors, akin to Roger Corman’s infamous Fantastic Four movie.

The movie starred Matthew Settle as Green Lantern, Kimberly Oja as Ice, John Kassir as The Atom, Michelle Hurd as Fire, Kenny Johnston as The Flash, and David Ogden Stiers as Martian Manhunter, as the members of the JLA. And the Classics Crew dug up an old copy and watched it, so you don’t have to!

Before breaking down the CBS Justice League of America TV movie, the gang also give their thoughts on the current incarnation of the Justice League and ultimately compare the 1997 version to its 2017 counterpart.


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