Tin Man Overview
- 1 The Show:
- 2 What You Need to Know to Enjoy My Stories:
- 3 My Fanon:
- 4 Canon Characters:
- 5 Original Characters:
Tin Man was a six-hour miniseries that aired on the Syfy Channel on December 2, 2007 and is now available on DVD. It is a steampunk-influenced retelling of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Oz is now called the O.Z., which stands for the Outer Zone, and in the third part, viewers learn that the heroine DG is a descendant of the original Dorothy Gale and was named after her, so Tin Man is also a sequel to L. Frank Baum’s series.
What You Need to Know to Enjoy My Stories:
Four sentient races inhabit the O.Z.: Humans, Munchkins, Viewers, and Tiktoks (borrowing Baum’s name for his fully robotic character). Humans are the most numerous, and some are shapeshifters between human and animal forms. The tiktoks are cyborgs created to look completely human, but robot innards are visible when they are damaged.
Munchkins, also called the Eastern Guild, are a diminutive race of humanoids. They build their villages suspended in the treetops; rely on spears and nets; dress in leather, feathers, and face paint; and speak in rhyme.
Viewers are a humanoid with many cat-like characteristics: more body hair, cat-like facial structure, fangs, and cat-shaped pupils. They are also like psychics, but “instead of seeing with their minds, they see with their hearts.” Their abilities shown in the miniseries are healing wounds (accelerating a body’s natural healing), empathy (reading people’s emotions by touch), psychometry (psychic vision by touching an object associated with someone else), precognition (seeing the future), and post-cognition (seeing the past). They are able to share their visions with other by touching a reflective object.
For the events covered in the miniseries, the Tin Man article at Wikipedia is a great summation.
I settled on three moons because it felt like the right amount to have up in the sky. Only one moon is shown in the miniseries, but the characters refer to “first moonrise.” Locations mentioned and shown in the miniseries are shown on the detailed maps I made for the O.Z.
Technically, Oz has had five sections with a different color alignment, so I added the Fae as a fifth species. I haven’t tried aligning the different species with the directions, other than the Munchkins, because I think the civil war and the Sorceress’ reign uprooted almost everyone.
Outer Zone Characters
Wyatt Cain, former Tin Man (portrayed by Neal McDonough)
DG, Princess Dorothy Gale of the O.Z. (portrayed by Zooey Deschanel)
Princess Azkadellia of the O.Z. (portrayed by Kathleen Robertson)
Glitch or Ambrose, Advisor to the Queen (portrayed by Alan Cumming)
Raw, a Viewer (portrayed by Raoul Trujillo)
Jeb Cain, Wyatt Cain's son (portrayed by Andrew Francis)
The Queen and Ahamo, DG's and Azkadellia's parents (portrayed by Anna Galvin and Ted Whittall)
Mystic Man(portrayed by Richard Dreyfuss)
The Grey Gale
Guild Fighters' village
Fields of the Papay
The Brick Route/Old Road
Northern Island/Northern Palace
The Tower, west of Central City
The Crack Across the O.Z.
Bedoses’ family cabin
the cabin by the white elm with Adora's grave
Realm of the Unwanted
The Royal Tomb
Frank L. Baum Characters
What Memories Can Bring
Dragons and Ninjas
Epic Sequal to Dragons and Ninjas
Pirates of the Nonestic
Captain Betsy "Blood-rage" Bobbins (portrayed by Eliza Dushku)
Quartermaster Hank Jenkins (portrayed by Peter Michael Goetz)
Carpenter Inge Spencer (portrayed by Julito ~McCullum)
Malachite Granite (portrayed by Jake Gyllenhall)
Treasure Granite (portrayed by unknown kid, but isn't she adorable!)
Nick Pyrite (portrayed by Timothy Spall)
Roquat, the Nome King (portrayed by the guys who put him together for Return to Oz)
Thomas Slate (portrayed by John Hensley)
Crewman Hodges (portrayed by F. Murray Abraham)
Prince Aedan of Aurissau (portrayed by Edward Finlay)
Kaliko, Troop Commander of the Gnomes
The Shaman (portrayed by Ruby Dee)
Corporal Ryan Carroll
Lord Tobias Langwidere, Ambassador of Ev (portrayed by Joss Ackland)
Crew on the You and What Navy?
You and What Navy?
Steward of the Nome King
Thousand Year Grasslands
The Great Kells
Isle of Patrippaxy
Land of Ev
Dominions of the Nome King