Aquaman (2006)

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

4
Aired Unknown Unknown on The CW
9.6
out of 10
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Arthur Curry is a keen environmentalist with secret abilities that are heightened when he is around water. Upon learning of his true identity Arthur begins to investigate why random people who disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle years earlier are suddenly beginning to resurface.

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  • AC finds out that he is a prince from Atlantis, and is forced to fight against the sirans to save himself and his best friend Eva.

    10
    Wow, I really liked this episode, it reminds me alot of Smallville and Buffy and it is just fantastic. It had the attitude of buffy and the feeling of a big destiny like smallville. I think that the smallville line is begaining to become over played, this would be a better replacement. The plot line is engaging too and that is what makes a fantastic show. This show is destined for greatness. This show also has the amazing Justin Hartley from smallville. I am very disapointed that this show is not going to continue. If it had then I would have most definatly watched it. I already love it and I have only seen the one show. It seems to me that this would a very popular episode. It's perfect for today's teenagers. It has a hot cast, great dialogue, and a catchy plot. I think they should def. continue with this show :)moreless
  • When I first sat down to watch the show I didnt expect it to be so amazing.

    10
    When I first sat down to watch the show I didnt expect it to be so amazing.

    That's the way to begin a series. Cant wait for the next eppisode. I guess you can say I was never a big fan for aquaman until now, thanks to the show.

    I never really understood why aquaman was so popular. Once I saw this eppisode I knew why. I think that The CW made a huge mistake. So many people liked this show. Well thats what I see anyways. If it is the same producers as smallville then you know it would have been a great series.

    Atleast they could have made 1 season... instead of 1 eppisode...

    hope it comes back!!!!moreless
  • The pilot of Aquaman was very good.

    10
    The pilot of Aquaman was very good. I liked learning about Aquaman because, I did not know that much about Aquaman. I was glad that the creators of Smallville tried to do a spin off of Smallville, and I wish that the CW had picked Aquaman up. I think that the pilot episode was not enough to learn that much about Aquaman and how he became a superhero. I wish that you could have seen the city of Atlantis in the pilot because that would have been very interesting to see how it would look. I think that Aquaman could have lasted a couple of seasons, because the pilot was very good.moreless
  • The episode starts out showing Arthur Curry AKA Aquaman acting in the interest of animals from the sea. But very quickly he begins to realize he has so quite unique abilities when and around the water.moreless

    10
    This being the first and Last episode of Aquaman show is a shame, Not only did this show have the potential to be big it could have been great!!! However i really don't see a reason for canceling this show, i mean most shows that are cancelled are either dumb or lack potential, have ran their course an have ended piecefully, or are canceled because of ratings. this show fits none of these categories. In my opinion CW has made a big mistake, they could have had a power house with Smallville, Supernatural and Aquaman. However this might lead to the birth of other comic book heros coming to the our tv screen i wouldn't minded watching any hero as long as they are potrayed nicely.moreless
  • Awesome begining... Great special effects... Nice fighting scene... Sounds like an AMEN to me!

    9.5
    WoW!! I hardly get excited after watching pilot episodes because they actually need to keep my captivated from the begining til the end. Either I got that thing for super heroes (which is most likely it) or that was just AWESOME.



    Sa the episode started off with AC getting arrested for releasing daulphins. I wasn't suprised since he confessed having done so in Smallville (I know both arent conected, but you know... AC style)... He sounded all GreenPeacer...

    His Father, total party pooper! He's in the US Navy army and bad things pretty much seemed to revolve around those Navy seals. I dont know what to think about him, but either his involved in some strange thngs, either he dont know whats going on within the Army itself.



    The evil mermaid was cool too. Though I hate the way they have to kill those things... sounded vampire-ish, but instead of hitting the heart, they have to stab between the eyes. Worst is that they end up in ashes. I guess it takes what it takes for a show to not be too gory. Thumbs up on the mermaid's power of suggestion. That's an awesome power. Though I was kinda disapointed to see how Evil-Ariel didn't use it while fighting with AC. A bit lame if you'd ask.



    The storyline now... And I will be trying really hard not to compare it with Smallville! Summarized, it would be something like: AC (Orion) is the son of the Altantis King, which was killed for saving both the underwater world and the human world from starting a war. NOw its time for him to takeback daddy's kingdom... That's where the journey starts. I love the idea!!



    My expectations for this show are simple... There are already 2 chicks brought up in the storyline, Eva and the one AC saved. Now Eva sounds more like a best friend (if she survives that is) but that other girl... I can smell a love interest from miles around. I just hope it wont become the main focus of the show and if they cant work it out, puuuulease, dont drag it around for 10 thousand seasons.

    Shipping must die!



    All in all, I already love the show, loved that episode and I'm only looking forward for other great episodes. Lets hope this will be the begining of a new era.

    9.5/10 and a standing ovation for the PILOT!moreless

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  • QUOTES (11)

    • Naval Pilot: Don't forget to take a left at Cuba Torres!
      Lt. Torres: You think I'm taking directions from you Munce. You get lost on a two lane highway!

    • A.C.: Eva, I know you're mad about those charters I blew off this morning.
      Eva: You know there's something ironic about watching 5 cardiologists have a heart attack when they find out their dive instructor is in jail.
      A.C.: No, see technically it was a holding cell, and the plan was not to get arrested.

    • Eva: Rough night?
      A.C.: No, no the night was fine. But this day keeps sucking more and more by the minute. Why are you putting a for sale sign on my boat?
      Eva: Technically the boat is still mine. Figured it was time for me to cut my losses.

    • A.C.: You know it's ten years today since Mom disapeared.
      Tom Curry: A.C. don't. Please don't do this to yourself.
      A.C.: But we were flying over the Bermuda Triangle. She called me Orrin, She said she had so much to tell me.
      Tom Curry: Didn't she also say do good with your life. I don't see you fixated on that.

    • A.C.: Yeah, and what's my true destiny, huh?
      McCaffery: To defend this world you've embraced as your own and protect the ocean from which you were born.
      A.C.: So you want me to fight Sirens and standard oil? Is that it?

    • Nadia: It's amazing how cruel people can be.
      A.C.: Yeah. It bothers me more and more. That marlin should be in the ocean, not hanging above some moron's fireplace.
      Nadia: Maybe some day the fish will get their revenge.
      A.C.: I don't know. I think rednecks make pretty ugly trophies.

    • Eva: So this girl, Nadia, is really a killer mermaid who wants to take you out because you're some sort of...underwater royalty?
      A.C.: In a clamshell, yeah!

    • Eva: You know, there's something ironic about watching five cardiologists have a heart attack when you tell them their diving instructor's in jail.

    • McCaffery: A birthday gift.
      A.C.: Kind of feels like a book.
      A.C.: Not really much of a reader.
      McCaffery: Just open it.
      A.C.: (opens gift)
      A.C.: Henry IV, parts 1 and 2. Hmp, didnt really know Shakespeare was into sequels.
      McCaffery: I expect you to have read them by next week.
      A.C.: I gave up book reports in 6th grade.
      McCaffery: This is part of your training.
      A.C.: Right, see when you said training I thought you meant wielding tridents, and doing cool stuff in the water.
      McCaffery: All in due time.
      McCaffery: Don't worry, there's plenty of sex and violence in there to keep you interested.
      A.C.: Couldn't you just hit the highlights and tell me how it ends.
      McCaffery: The lesson isn't in the ending Orrin, it's in the journey.

    • McCaffery: Destiny is like a rip-tide. You never know it's pulling you in until it's too late.

    • McCaffery: There are creatures in the deep you couldn't imagine in your worst nightmares.
      A.C.: Well that's reassuring. Thanks a lot.

  • NOTES (7)

    • Aired on YTV in Canada June 9, 2007.

    • The show's producers also produced Smallville, which Justin Hartley who plays Arthur Curry in Aquaman, played a recurring role in season 6 for Smallville.

    • Even though the series takes place in a fictional part of the Florida Keys, Amber MacDonald (Eva) grew up in Key West in real life.

    • This show was first available for general public viewing by way of internet download from iTunes, not on a television station.

    • Even though the character Arthur Curry appeared in Smallville, Mercy Reef is not a spinoff of the Pre-Superman series. While the character is the same, the story line will be different for A.C. and not connected to the events in the Smallville episode 'Aqua.'

    • The Pilot for Mercy Reef was greenlighted after an episode of Smallville showcased the character Arthur Curry. At the time, the episode 'Aqua' experienced the highest ratings on a Thursday in the WB's history.

    • Will Toale was originally going to play Arthur Curry., but CW dropped him and picked up Justin Hartley for the role.

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