Picks and Pans Review: Generation X

updated 02/19/1996 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/19/1996 AT 01:00 AM EST

Fox (Tues, Feb. 20, 8 p.m. ET)


This two-hour movie, a pilot for a potential series, is based on a Marvel comic book about a band of five teenagers, each with a genetic oddity that translates into superherodom. One kid sends bolts of electric fire from her fingers, another has elastic skin, etc. It's impossible to tell whether this will translate into a series because too much of the pilot is given over to an evil genius (Matt Frewer) who wants to get control of people's minds as they sleep. Frewer contorts his face and honks his lines in the manner of Jim Carrey. Finola Hughes, as the teens' leader, wears a blond wig and looks like Nancy Sinatra.

From Our Partners