"Oh come on, tin man, have a heart!"This Cult Classic Sci-Fi Channel miniseries is a re-imagining of The Wizard of Oz.DG is a rebel teen about to break loose played by Zooey Deschanel. The Scarecrow is a lobotomized ex-genius played by Alan Cumming. The Tin Man himself is a disheartened ex-policeman, and the Cowardly Lion is a psychic Cat-Man. The flying monkeys are actually tattoos on the Wicked Witch's cleavage that come to life, the Poppy Field is actually the hunting ground of fearsome plant-animal things, and Auntie Em and Uncle Henry are actually robots. And finally, the Wicked Witch is actually DG's resentful older sister Azkadelia.Spoilered for a damn good reason:As for the rest, Toto is a were-terrier who tutored DG and her sister in magic. The Wizard is split across 2 characters, one of whom is DG's real father, and the other of whom is a showman/oracle addicted to happiness-inducing vapors. Azkadelia went over to the dark side after being possessed by the original Wicked Witch. And the whole series evidently takes place hundreds of years into Oz's future as the original Dorothy Gale is DG's earliest ancestor, who became a princess of OZ (that's the "Outer Zone" to you) in one of the few plot points that is actually in line with the original L. Frank Baum books.Basically, it's The Wizard of Oz saturated with Rule Of Cool and Darker and Edgier.It was followed by a Spiritual Successor, Alice.More recently, the director also did Neverland.The series now has a Shout Out page.
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