I had no idea this series existed. It ran three years (66 episodes) These were hour long (44 min) shows.
I've watched 10 episodes so far. It's an amazingly, incredibly....below average show. The acting is horrible as are some of the stunts. The plots are whacky. The villain is dull (guy in white wig with purple tinted glasses). The CGI is bad (understandable for the time/budget). Tons of close up facial drama pauses. Lots of trench coats.
Even though the series had high ratings and was renewed for a fourth season, it was abruptly canceled in 2004 after the dismantling of Fireworks Entertainment, one of the show's production companies.
...but I can't stop watching. Help! Once I start watching a series, I tend to watch them all and that would be 56 more episodes. Does anyone remember this series? Does it get any better?Several years ago a company called Genomex carried out a series of illegal and immoral experiments on human subjects, forever altering The DNA of any children they might have, to make them mutations from the norm. Now many of those children have grown up, and it has become increasingly difficult for the rest of the world to ignore The New Mutants in their midst. Genomex, under the direction of Mason Eckhart, one of the original scientists, seeks to exploit its creations. Others seek to protect them. A New Mutant Underground has sprung up, and one of the most prominent cells in that organization is Mutant X, a team of powerful New Mutants led by Adam Kane, head biogeneticist of The Genomex scientists who participated in the experiments which have altered the world forever.
It's saving grace is that there's usually hot looking mutants and guest mutants, doing lots of high leg kicks, flipping and tumbling around the scenes unnecessarily. Picture an easy objective you could probably just run to, but all sorts of acrobatics and use of powers ensue for drama.
You can pick one New Mutant ability and only one. You can't pick something that someone already picked earlier in the thread so get your powers quick! If you dilly dally too long you'll get stuck with a power like: (Piscis, who possess fish DNA) (LARP meeting info to follow!) Any complaints and I'll pick your power for you!New Mutants are categorized into four different groups, depending on their abilities: Elementals, Ferals, Moleculars, and Psionics.
* Elementals are New Mutants with the ability to channel, project, and control different types of energies through their bodies. Different types of Elementals include:
o Electricals, who can absorb and channel electricity;
o Thermals, who can absorb and control fire or cold;Boogahz
o Sonics, who can control sound waves;
o Chemicals, who can project chemical substances, such as acid or toxin, from their bodies;Tegellan
o Botanicals, who can control and manipulate plants;
o and the extremely rare Geologicals, who can control earth.
* Ferals are New Mutants with a combination of animal and human DNA, allowing them to use the abilities of the animal DNA within them. Different types of Ferals include:
o Feline, who possess cat, tiger, lion, puma, leopard, lynx, cougar, or cheetah DNA;
o Ursines, who possess bear DNA;
o Canines, who possess dog, wolf, coyote, jackal, or fox DNA;
o Reptuses, who possess lizard, snake, alligator, crocodile, or turtle DNA;Zygar_ Cthulhukin
o Porcines, who possess pig, boar, or hog DNA;
o Bovines, who possess cattle, buffalo, bison, or yak DNA;
o Cervines, who possess deer DNA;
o Amphibians, who possess frog, toad, salamander, or newt DNA;
o Piscis, who possess fish DNA;
o Insectums, who possess insect or arachnid DNA; this subclass is rareDregor Thule
o and Aves, who possess bird DNA.
* Moleculars are New Mutants who manipulate their body structure and molecular density in various ways. Some Moleculars possess more than one ability. Moleculars' abilities include:
Intangibility, the ability to pass through solid objects;Animalor
o Imperviousness, the ability to increase their mass so they are invulnerable to projectile weapons;
o Invisibility, the ability to project an aura that renders them invisible.
o Propulsive, the ability to move at high speeds;
o Gravitative, the ability to manipulate gravity;
o Chromatic, the ability to change colour, light, and shades like a chameleon, Keverian FireCry
o Stasis Suspension, the ability to slow down time;
o Replication, the ability to duplicate solid objects;
o Elasticity, the ability to change their shape or size; this subclass is rare
o Teleportation, the ability to teleport anywhere they desire;
o and Regeneration, the ability to heal and repair tissues and limbs.
* Psionics are New Mutants who have heightened mental abilities. Different types of Psyonics include:
Telepaths, who can read and alter other people's thoughts;Winnow
o Telekinetics, who can move solid objects with their minds;
o Tele-Empaths, who can feel and, to various degrees, manipulate the emotions of others;
o Tele-Cybers, who can mentally connect with machines and control them;Bubba Grizz
o Precognitives, who are able to receive visions;
o Illusionists, who can create and project illusions to other people;
o Astrals, who can project their consciousness elsewhere;
o Pain Synthesizers, who can project pain into others;
o and Multi-Dimensionals, who can create dimensions.
I'll go with:
Winnow: Telepaths, who can read and alter other people's thoughts