The Venture Brothers, Shadowman 9: In the Cradle of Destiny, 6/1, Season Three begins

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  1. May 31, 2008 #1 of 145
    dmdeane

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    My pardon for jumping the gun a bit and getting this new thread started, but technically this episode has already premiered on the Adult Swim website:

    http://www.adultswim.com/video/?episodeID=8a25c3921a33e870011a35104dc30003

    I believe Adult Swim premiers their new episodes on their website on Friday nights before the weekend TV premier. (edit to add: aka the Fix on Adult Swim: http://www.adultswim.com/adultswimfix/)

    Anyway, starting this thread for any discussion of the new episode and the new season. I may hold off on watching this until my TiVo gets this Sunday night; the PC I am currently at does not have sound, anyway. :(

    The episode appears to be a heavily flash-back based episode about how The Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend met.
     
  2. Jun 1, 2008 #2 of 145
    dmdeane

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    Bump!

    Venture Brothers Season Three Premier, Sunday June 1, 11:30pm eastern time, "Shadowman 9: In the Cradle of Destiny", on Adult Swim on The Cartoon Network.
     
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    Fleegle

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    Can't wait, Can't wait, Can't wait!
     
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    LlamaLarry

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    SP set, thanks for the reminder.
     
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    Amnesia

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    Interesting choice to not have the Venture brothers appear in the Venture Bros. season premiere...
     
  6. Jun 2, 2008 #6 of 145
    Saturn_V

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    :up:

    Loved the use of Holst's "Jupiter." Almost better than 21 & 24 singing "Mars" last year. And I died when the Moppets started whoopin' on the henchmen.

    My fav line:
    "So we're not going to sit through hours of me abusing myself to Markie Post?"

    I really missed this show. And it's great they're animating in HD/16:9.
     
  7. Jun 2, 2008 #7 of 145
    dmdeane

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    It appears to be a pattern now, along with the first episode of Season Two, with using non-standard opening credits and a non-standard storyline to open up the new season. This didn't feel like a typical Venture Brothers episode, and neither did the first episode of Season Two. Lots of exposition and back story.
     
  8. Jun 2, 2008 #8 of 145
    dmdeane

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    I noticed that. Much higher quality than the last season, which was better in turn than the first season.

    They never clearly indicate what Dr. Girlfriend's big revelation was except I gather she was working for the Guild somehow to spy on the Monarch or that she had applied to the Guild for them to be a Duo or something.

    I liked that the Moppets turned out to be pint-sized versions of Brock. Much cooler than I expected! :up:
     
  9. Jun 2, 2008 #9 of 145
    Fleegle

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    Yes, but the odd thing is that the Cartoon Network HD feed aired it stretched, like everything else, so it was still letterboxed. Very odd choice.

    They did the same thing to the Ben 10 live-action movie. It makes no sense to have an HD channel if you're not going to air your 16X9 shows as 16X9...
     
  10. Jun 5, 2008 #10 of 145
    dmdeane

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    Since Venture Brothers chatter is fairly light, I don't see the need for individual threads for each episode; this thread may do nicely for an ongoing Venture Brothers Season Three thread, maybe...or maybe not, in any case here are the names of some upcoming episodes:
    So this is the Season Three lineup so far:

    Shadowman 9: In the Cradle of Destiny - June 1, 2008
    The Doctor is Sin - June 8, 2008
    Billy Quizboy and the Invisible Hand - June 15, 2008
    My Dinner With Hatred - June 22, 2008
    Enter the Bad Seed - June 29, 2008
    Dr. Guymn, Medicine Woman - July 6, 2008

    IIRC, "The Doctor is Sin" involves the "Mary Poppins for supervillains", aka Dr. Henry Killinger, showing up to "help" Dr. Venture discover his inner supervillain, or something.

    "Billy Quizboy and the Invisible Hand", I'm guessing, involves a lot of backstory on Billy Quizboy, and possibly Phantom Limb as well. We've seen promos with a young Billy at OSI and a young Phantom Limb hooked up to some kind of apparatus that turned his arms and legs invisible if flashbacks from Season Two are to be believed.

    "My Dinner With Hatred" - promos show what appears to be Sargent Hatred's hover tank, and Brock beating up what appear to be Sargent Hatred's henchmen, my guess is that these are from this episode.

    No guesses about the other titles.
     
  11. Jun 5, 2008 #11 of 145
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    The premiere episode left me a little cold. I would have preferred it to start off with a "Venture Brothers" episode after having been without it for so long. This one would have played better as a second or third episode.

    Plot wise though that may not have worked.
     
  12. Jun 5, 2008 #12 of 145
    dmdeane

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    They had set up, at the end of Season Two, for the beginning of Season Three to be about The Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend, I don't see how they could have avoided doing the episode this way. Trust me on this, this episode will grow on you - much as the equally odd first episode of Season Two grew on people - and anyway it's back to the usual Dr. Venture, the brothers, and Brock for the rest of the season starting this Sunday.
     
  13. Jun 5, 2008 #13 of 145
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    I thought it was a great opening. The Monarch and Dr Girlfriend are my favorite characters, so I had no problem with that...
     
  14. Jun 6, 2008 #14 of 145
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    There is something comforting about Dr. Girlfriend...I could never put my finger on it. ;)
     
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    dmdeane

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    Must be the odd combination of throaty, husky, older woman's voice, like the chain smoking middle aged waitress at a truck stop who calls you "hun", combined with the super hot young Jackie O looks. Too much beauty can be intimidating, so you cut that back a bit with the voice....the voice then is oddly reassuring, once you get used to it.

    Speaking of Jackson Publick and Doc Savage's penchant for gender bending cartoon characters, "Dr. Guymn, Medicine Woman" appears to refer to one of the new promos on Adult Swim which shows Brock meeting with and fighting with an extremely muscular "butch" female (no, it wasn't post-op Hunter Gathers). "Dr. Guymn, Medicine Woman" Guymn = Guy womyn, obviously. :rolleyes:

    Should be interesting. :)
     
  16. Jun 6, 2008 #16 of 145
    dmdeane

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    Episode two of season three, "The Doctor is Sin" is up on the Fix on Adult Swim:

    http://www.adultswim.com/adultswimfix/

    ...and of course it will actually air on TV this Sunday at 11:30pm eastern time.
     
  17. Jun 7, 2008 #17 of 145
    atrac

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    Wow! I think you nailed it right on the head. ;)
     
  18. Jun 7, 2008 #18 of 145
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    Ah, it's back! :) I liked this one better.

    Best line: "...and you can read about it in The Bible!"

    By the way, I never knew this existed:

    Venture AID 2006 The site and music loaded VERY slowly for me, so give it patience..you'll be glad you did!
     
  19. Jun 8, 2008 #19 of 145
    dmdeane

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    Dr. Henry Killinger: "I love mein job!"

    :p
     
  20. Jun 8, 2008 #20 of 145
    dmdeane

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    Oh, by the by, the guy who does the Mantis Eye website has a Twitter account now, though he has only used it so far last month when he was at Comic Con:

    http://twitter.com/mantiseye
     

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