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Evildrider
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on: March 10, 2016, 07:54:01 PM

Spoon!

Amazon is making a new Tick live action show.  Unfortunately Warburton will not be reprising his role but he's gonna be an exec. producer.

I have mixed feelings about it though, I think I would have maybe just preferred a new Tick cartoon.
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Reply #1 on: March 10, 2016, 10:17:06 PM

Yeah without Warburton as Tick, I'd have rather seen them redo the cartoon myself. But they could get someone good to be Tick and it might be all right.

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Reply #2 on: March 11, 2016, 04:02:28 PM

The cartoon was way better than the live action version IMO.  Since getting into the Venture Brothers I've considered that to be its spiritual successor.

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Reply #3 on: March 16, 2016, 01:26:33 PM

Indeed, it's pilot episode is possibly the greatest half hour sitcom I've ever seen. That they proceeded to develop all of these characters that seem like just one-off gags, and did so in a consistently funny way, is an absolute triumph.

Plus the show ended just as it was getting stale.

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Reply #4 on: March 16, 2016, 01:44:42 PM

The Tick vs. Chairface Chippendale remains a classic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LJfwRxozmQ

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Reply #5 on: March 16, 2016, 02:15:55 PM

Still remember one of my favorite lines of all time:

"I'm upgrading my apparatus!"

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Reply #6 on: March 22, 2016, 10:13:09 PM



Here's your new Tick, Peter Serafinowicz.

I think that's a good casting call.  He's come a long way from being the roommate zombie in Shaun of the Dead.
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Reply #7 on: March 23, 2016, 10:03:30 AM

I had to google him because he looks like a small guy and I was ready to complain but the dude is 6'5" so maybe he can just bulk up a bit and be fine. 

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Reply #8 on: March 23, 2016, 03:17:37 PM

I always remember him as Howell Granger from Black Books.   awesome, for real

I will do so immediately, sir.

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Reply #9 on: March 30, 2016, 04:34:17 PM

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Reply #10 on: March 30, 2016, 05:19:12 PM

That seems... unwise.

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Reply #11 on: March 30, 2016, 05:36:44 PM

How do you do a dark grounded Tick?  I mean it's a parody of superheroes.
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Reply #12 on: March 30, 2016, 05:47:35 PM

It seems like he is saying that the Universe will be darker and more grounded... not necessarily the character of the Tick.  The original Tick felt more like an SNL skit than a super hero show.  

I'm picturing a show where the world seems real until it is touched by the heroes / villains and ... then it is freed from the boundaries of normalcy and gets weird.

Alice dropping into Wonderland, if you will.
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Reply #13 on: March 30, 2016, 08:12:18 PM

They better have Chairface Chippendale.

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Reply #14 on: March 30, 2016, 11:08:54 PM

They better have Chairface Chippendale.

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Reply #15 on: March 31, 2016, 06:35:30 AM


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Reply #16 on: March 31, 2016, 11:01:39 AM

I must have lent my copy of the first Tick TPB out to I don't remember who, because I can't find it to post reference photos.  But in the original comic, it's established that he broke out of a lunatic asylum and is schizophrenic (voices in his head and everything).  In his first adventure, the Tick snaps and straight up murders a bunch of ninjas after they stab a friend of his.

Mind you, the Tick himself is generally a manic innocent happy-go-lucky character, much like he is in the cartoon (less like the live action version, where Warburton plays him like he's on tranquilizers) and the universe is mostly a silly place.  It's dark the same way Venture Brothers is dark (not too surprising since Ben Edlund, creator of the Tick, is also involved with VB).  The cartoon worked really well for kids because they kept the silliness and removed the potentially scary parts, but I think you could also do a really good show with the darker parts included.
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Reply #17 on: March 31, 2016, 05:11:03 PM

I'd love to see Night of a Million Zillion Ninjas done as a live action.
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Reply #18 on: April 01, 2016, 04:57:49 AM

I must have lent my copy of the first Tick TPB out to I don't remember who, because I can't find it to post reference photos.  But in the original comic, it's established that he broke out of a lunatic asylum and is schizophrenic (voices in his head and everything).  In his first adventure, the Tick snaps and straight up murders a bunch of ninjas after they stab a friend of his.

Mind you, the Tick himself is generally a manic innocent happy-go-lucky character, much like he is in the cartoon (less like the live action version, where Warburton plays him like he's on tranquilizers) and the universe is mostly a silly place.  It's dark the same way Venture Brothers is dark (not too surprising since Ben Edlund, creator of the Tick, is also involved with VB).  The cartoon worked really well for kids because they kept the silliness and removed the potentially scary parts, but I think you could also do a really good show with the darker parts included.

The tone of the original comic changes a bit over the course of 12 issues. Edlund was only a couple years out of high school when he did the first issue and issues came out months apart (12 issues over 5 or so years I think, with issue 13 never being completed). One of the more noticeable indications of Edlund changing and refining things is how Arthur rapidly goes from morbidly obese to slightly overweight.
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Reply #19 on: August 20, 2016, 12:23:58 AM

So the pilot for this is now up on Amazon Prime, and it's GOOD.  Regarding the above speculation, they did go darker.  And it works.

It's part of the Amazon Pilot Season, where you can stream it, then fill out a survey letting Amazon know how much interest there is in the series.
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Reply #20 on: August 20, 2016, 08:08:32 PM

I gave feedback to Amazon on this:

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It's The Tick. It's a fucking remake. You don't need a survey for this. Either make it or don't, but don't dick around with fan service and not deliver.
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Reply #21 on: August 21, 2016, 03:49:12 AM

Dear Amazon,

You didn't make this available in my country so I stole it off the internet. I thought it was very good, please make more and I'll try not to steal the rest of them.

Yours,

Me.

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Reply #22 on: August 21, 2016, 09:41:34 AM

When is the whole series getting released?

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Reply #23 on: August 22, 2016, 04:18:59 PM

When is the whole series getting released?

It might not be. Not all of amazon's pilots become actual series. Assuming it does though, it's usually seven to nine months from amazon pilot to actual season release. So, the early half of 2017 probably.
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Reply #24 on: August 23, 2016, 09:53:30 AM

They never greenlit that sick Chris Carter shot, The After.

This has a far higher chance of being greenlit.
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Reply #25 on: August 25, 2016, 12:23:58 AM

Watched it today, since I'm in the states. Deserves a shot. I like the playing up of the angle that Tick might just be in Arthur's head. The Terror was awesome.

Found the texturing and embossing on Tick's costume oddly distracting, but thought Arthur's was perfect.

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Reply #26 on: August 25, 2016, 12:26:27 AM

Found the texturing and embossing on Tick's costume oddly distracting,

Glad it wasn't just me! It looked really off, maybe they'll improve it if it gets to be more than a pilot.

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Reply #27 on: August 25, 2016, 12:05:05 PM

Not sure I love the Arthur angle on this but I understand the theory of needing a non-ridiculous lead.

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Reply #28 on: August 28, 2016, 12:43:50 PM

Just watched this and I liked it very much. I still wish Warburton was playing the lead but the guy they got can talk the Tick talk. It's tonally a bit uneven but I did LOL at "GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN!"

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Reply #29 on: August 29, 2016, 11:50:01 AM


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Reply #30 on: August 29, 2016, 11:55:31 AM

What sorcery is this. A YouTube video over a year old with 4k views and zero comments.. The end is nigh.

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Reply #31 on: September 28, 2016, 11:42:39 PM


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Reply #32 on: July 12, 2017, 02:42:36 PM

2017 calling. Your series is ready.

https://youtu.be/GiFF18KblJ0

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Reply #33 on: July 12, 2017, 03:19:51 PM

SPOON!

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Reply #34 on: July 12, 2017, 07:02:24 PM

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