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@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.

@  Trpodeca : (17 May 2019 - 11:09 PM)

I voted. Boy there are a worrying amount of parties which sound like fascists.

@  Pennpenn : (17 May 2019 - 06:55 PM)

For those in Australia, it is a federal election today. Go Vote! It's Mandatory!

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2019 - 04:19 PM)

Humor? I 'ardly know 'or!

@  wonko the sane? : (17 May 2019 - 03:51 PM)

I was intemately familiar with humour... but she just wanted to be friends...

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 May 2019 - 12:10 PM)

BZT Time out! Time out! Time ooooooouuuuuut!!!

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 08:23 AM)

Yes. Are you familiar with humor?

@  Sabrblade : (17 May 2019 - 07:50 AM)

You are familiar with The Room, yes?

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 01:14 AM)

nah, tuxedos are formal wear

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2019 - 10:38 PM)

*...while dressed in a tuxedo*

@  unluckiness : (16 May 2019 - 09:22 PM)

*casually tosses kryptonite island at Lex*

@  Sean Whitmore : (16 May 2019 - 06:21 PM)

O hai Lex.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 May 2019 - 04:31 PM)

You're just a little chicken! Cheep cheepcheep cheeEeeeEEEeeeep!

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2019 - 04:20 PM)

YOU ARE TEARING ME APART

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 May 2019 - 04:14 PM)

So I guess I shouldn't try to tie in The Room.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 May 2019 - 02:29 PM)

I was just talking cheesy in a dated filmmaking sense, not mind-bogglingly god-awful.

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2019 - 11:49 AM)

Well, certainly The Last Airbender is worse at being a Superman movie.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 May 2019 - 11:31 AM)

Is that better or worse than The Last Airbender? I mean, they're both terrible, but....

@  RichardT1977 : (16 May 2019 - 09:28 AM)

And the worst Superman movie is "Dragonball: Evolution".

@  Paladin : (16 May 2019 - 08:01 AM)

the best Superman movie is "The Iron Giant." You cannot convince me otherwise.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 10:16 PM)

At least even in the first Christopher Reeve movie, when he caught Lois that first time, the background kept scrolling down for a second to indicate it wasn't a sudden stop.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2019 - 10:10 PM)

I guess you had to have been there. I did like the beginning a lot, though; the stuff on Krypton and in Smallville. The movie just got so cheesy once it got to Metropolis, though, it's kind of painful

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 May 2019 - 06:25 PM)

The performances, the cinematography, the significance of a comic book adaptation being treated like a real movie. Silly stuff like that. :)

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2019 - 05:17 PM)

Yeah, I've never really understood what people loved so much about it. Other than the score, of course, which was one of Williams' finest

@  Paladin : (15 May 2019 - 04:06 PM)

and it's not even the dumbest part in that movie.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2019 - 03:16 PM)

Flying Lois around was fine; it was all the Can You Read My Mind nonsense that ruined the scene

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2019 - 12:08 PM)

The recent Shazam! movie had Billy bumbling his way through learning his powers. But all or most of it was genuinely funny.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 11:27 AM)

But yeah, in retrospect it makes me cringe the way he caught and carried the helicopter in his public debut in the first film...

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 11:25 AM)

(she wasn't in III long enough to be flown around)

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 11:25 AM)

You mean the Donner movie, the Donner/Lester movie, and The Quest for Peace (for which I don't know the director)?

@  unluckiness : (15 May 2019 - 11:09 AM)

At least he didn't try to fly lois around like in the Donner movies.

@  Cybersnark : (15 May 2019 - 10:45 AM)

My favourite is still from the first episode of the 90s Superman animated series, where Clark initially tries to catch the falling plane by its tail... which snaps off in his hands because physics doesn't work that way.

@  MEDdMI : (15 May 2019 - 09:46 AM)

I think it'd be boring if a hero could use their powers perfectly right off the bat and not have any unforseen consequences (though I also don't keep up with a lot of superhero stuff, so not familiar with those scenes)

@  Dekafox : (15 May 2019 - 09:23 AM)

Overseas, Kamen Rider Gaim did something similar after Kouta(the main character) got his transformation belt. He tried to do a whole bunch of mundane things with it cause he thought it'd make him better at them and they all go horribly wrong.

@  Paladin : (15 May 2019 - 08:59 AM)

superspeed causes enormous friction on fabric. the 1990 Flash had the same issue and it was mentioned in "The Incredibles" too...

@  fourteenwings : (15 May 2019 - 08:45 AM)

Arrow didn't have one (though Oliver got hurt a lot in flashbacks), Supergirl already had her powers, LoT gang also already had their powers mostly and in Black Lightning discovering your powers seems to be more associated with emotional trauma than anything comedic

@  fourteenwings : (15 May 2019 - 08:43 AM)

In the Arrowverse shows... I guess The Flash accidentally ran so fast he shredded his clothes? (totally not a chance to showcase Grant Gustin's "I'm not Glee kid anymore!" physique)


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#1 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 10:41 AM

http://www.comicbook...rticle&id=55212

 

 

Here's something you probably didn't expect heading into the long weekend: Friday evening, People published a report that Patrick Warburton will return to "The Tick," in a revival set to air on Amazon's streaming video service.

According to People's unnamed source, Warburton "recently inked a deal with Amazon and Sony" to reprise the role, with "Tick" creator Ben Edlund on board to produce and write. Multiple outlets have picked up on this story online, all sourcing back to the People report and many expressing skepticism given the unlikely nature of the claim. Warburton's 12-years-later return to "The Tick" has yet to be confirmed or denied by Amazon or Sony -- or by Warburton or Edlund themselves.

Warburton played "The Tick" on the Fox live-action series based on the character, which ran for nine episodes in the 2001-2002 season. The live-action "Tick" followed the beloved Fox Kids cartoon that ran from 1994 to 1996, and the "Tick" comic book series the kicked off the franchise in 1988.

"The Tick" was not a hit on Fox, but received positive reviews for its humorous take on superhero life. Along with Warburton as The Tick, the show also starred David Burke as Arthur, Liz Vassey as Captain Liberty and Nestor Carbonell -- who later appeared in both "Lost" and "The Dark Knight" -- as Batmanuel. "Men in Black" director Barry Sonnenfeld and "Seinfeld" writer Larry Charles served as executive producers, with Sonnenfeld directing the pilot.

In 2009, Warburton discussed the possibility of returning to the role in an interview with CBR News.

"I'm sure the character will definitely be coming back," Warburton said. "I don’t know if I'll be the lucky guy, but I'd love to be the guy. I wish Barry'd make the movie right now, you know? And let me do it. But if they ever make 'The Tick' movie, who knows who will get to play The Tick? But it probably ain’t going to get to be me, that’s the reality."

At press time, neither Warburton or Edlund have publicly acknowledged the report, but writer Benito Cereno -- who has authored much of New England Comics' recent "Tick" comic book material -- shared the article on his Tumblr, along with a simple "Hmmmmmmm."

Keeping reading CBR for the latest.

 

This is great news as he was always the perfect casting for The Tick. Now give him some villains to deal with and this show will be truly astounding.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 11:24 AM

Yeah, I think part of what killed the orginal LA series was the lack of any villains or super-heroics. Even a little could probably help this.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 11:30 AM

oh man!

 

I'm pumped! Lack of villains is true, but if they introduce villains, I hope they're just sitting in the booth next to them at the diner. :thumbsup


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 11:42 AM

*ahem*

 

 

*cough cough*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPOOOOON!



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Posted 30 August 2014 - 02:31 PM

oh man!

 

I'm pumped! Lack of villains is true, but if they introduce villains, I hope they're just sitting in the booth next to them at the diner. :thumbsup

 

Could be fun in an "off the clock" thing, sorta like the Looney Tunes with Sam the Sheep Dog and Wily Coyote getting along after they clock out.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 03:31 PM

I'd rather have a return of the animated Tick, but I think the live-action series was underrated and too-quickly dismissed by fans of the cartoon.  While the cartoon was largely about heroes fighting villains, the live-action show focussed on the day-to-day lives of the heroes.  They're different, but both are very good and funny.



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Posted 30 August 2014 - 03:51 PM

If it happens I hope they get the rest of the cast to come back, too, not just Warburton. 



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Posted 30 August 2014 - 05:04 PM

Spoon indeed. :) I preferred the animated show to the live-action, but hey, anything Tick-related would be awesome.



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Posted 30 August 2014 - 05:24 PM

Oh, my gosh.  It's been 12 years?

 

I liked the show for what it is.  I crave more of the cartoon more than I crave more of the live action show.  But they were really intentional about not having the villains because it was supposed to be like Seinfeld.  They are superheroes living the superhero lifestyle.  Fighting evil is just what they do some of the time.  I enjoyed that.  I think it would look goofy really quickly if they started having a lot of fight scenes.  That stuff plays a lot better on a cartoon or more serious live-action.

 

I'll be watching, of course.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 08:26 PM

Egads that's keen. Its been a bit since I've seen the series but I recall there being at least one villain, even if he is not battled directly.
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Posted 30 August 2014 - 10:19 PM

No supervillains?  What about Armin Shimerman as The Terror?

 

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 11:10 PM

No supervillains?  What about Armin Shimerman as The Terror?
 
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Posted 31 August 2014 - 02:40 AM

I agree with everyone about the need of supervillains.  Compared to the cartoon, the live action series was more like a situation comedy.



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Posted 31 August 2014 - 08:39 PM

What about The Terror? My friend owns the costume that guy wore in that episode. 

 

Amazing show which was WAY before its time. I'd think it'd be a hit now. 

 

Apocalypse Cow, heh. 



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Posted 01 September 2014 - 12:47 PM

In my head-canon, the live action TICK and Dr Horrible are in the same universe.
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Posted 01 September 2014 - 01:28 PM

I would also toss in the Mystery Men movie with a dash of The Specials.


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 01:35 PM

Yeah, baby, yeah!  An object at rest cannot be stopped!


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 04:16 PM

I would also toss in the Mystery Men movie with a dash of The Specials.

 

Wholeheartedly agreed.


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