Scouting Ahead: The Doom Patrol

By Daniel Dern: Catch a non-sneak peek at live-action The Doom Patrol, in DC Universe’s Titans Episode 4!

I’m still working on a more general review of DC’s new ~$7/month online streaming DC Universe — but right now, if you’re a DC fan, you want to know that while the live-action Doom Patrol show won’t start until mid-2019, Episode 4 of DC’s live-action Titans, which started dropping its weekly episodes in early October, includes ten-to-fifteen minutes of Doom Patrol — Cliff Steele aka Robotman, Larry Trainor aka Negative Man, Rita Farr aka Elastigirl, and Gar Logan aka Beast Boy (who, by the end of this episode, leaves the DP to be with the not-yet-a-group Titans), Dick Grayson (Robin), Cory Anders (Starfire), and Rachel Roth (Raven).

Titans itself is pretty grim’n’dark. The Doom Patrol, at least in their guest-starring roles, is much more of a broody-but-fun bunch — think a somewhat more chipper DeadPool. Don’t take my word for it, enjoy these (somewhat overlapping) video clips — the scene of Larry Trainor cooking up a storm — including a Robotman-shaped stack of onion rings — is a hoot.

Raven meets Doom Patrol Members Scene

My Dinner With The Doom Patrol

Origin of Doom Patrol Team

Dick [Grayson = Robin] and Starfire Meet Doom Patrol!

Beast Boy leaves Doom Patrol and joins Titans team

To learn more, see the Flash Season 5 Crossover – Titans Doom Patrol Origin Scene Explained (a few minutes of episode clips, plus backstory, info on this season’s upcoming “ArrowVerse” crossover):

and, via io9.com“The Doom Patrol’s Titans Debut Promises Horrifying Things for Their Upcoming Series”.

6 thoughts on “Scouting Ahead: The Doom Patrol

  1. Am I the only one here who, after reading the scroll title, instantly thought this was going to be a story about the uproar over Boy Scouts of America dropping the word “Boy” from their name?

  2. I’m not sure if any of that is my fault for either not labelling the first line as TITLE, or otherwise suggesting one.

    I suppose it could, equally, have been (mis)interpreted as about the merit badges acquired in or for playing DOOM.

    Hmmm, if Doom Patrol Scouts sold cookies, what flavors?

  3. I think I just have it on my brain since, in the past, I have participated in long, involved, and passionate debates about how the BSA was going to hell (at that time, it was because of allowing gay scouts and then leaders) and it was the end of the world and so on and so forth. Very apocalyptic. Keep in mind that I was debating against Mormons at the time. 😉

  4. Doom Patrol cookies? I don’t know what flavor they would be, but one of them ought to be finished in a minute or it loses it’s flavor.

  5. One of the specific Doom Patrol Cookies needs to be eaten within a minutes or it will lose all its flavor.

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