Gen 13

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Podcast Release Date:
Mar 08, 2016

DC Teams Series Episode 3

Yes, it’s the 13th GENeric team of heroes

Created by comic book superstars J Scott Campbell, Jim Lee, and Brandon Choi, Gen 13 was Wildstorm Comics’ risque Gen-X version of the X-Men. After only a few years in publication the series’ success led to Buena Vista creating this animated feature, starring voice actors Mark Hamill, John de Lancie, and Flea. But before the movie could see release Wildstorm was bought by DC Comics, and Buena Vista parent company Disney forever shelved this action cartoon. Is this a gem that deserves its day, or a mercy killing a’la Corman’s Fantasic Four? Join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob for this review to find out!

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Movie Details

Series
DC Comics Series
Series
Comic Book Movies
Series
DC Team Series
Original Title
Gen 13
Title
Gen 13
Director
Kevin Altieri
Author
Producer
Writer
Actors
Alicia Witt, John de Lancie, Elizabeth Daily, Flea, Mark Hamill, Lauren Lane, Cloris Leachman, Corey Burton, John DeMita, Julia DeMita, Debi Derryberry, Dave Fennoy, Alex Fernandez, John Hostetter, Matt McKenzie, Matt K. Miller, Andrew Philpot, Pamela Adlon, Michael Sorich, Kath Soucie
Runtime
1 h 13 min
Release Date
30 October 2000
Genres
Action, Animation, Science Fiction
Overview
Caitlin Fairchild, a teenager offered a place in an institute for gifted children. She soon learns that the school isn't really a school, but rather a military project to turn children with a special genetic structure into super soldiers. After developing incredibly enhanced abilities, Caitlin rebels against the program that created her.

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