Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Megas Yule-time Roundup...

A few year-end updates...

Online - Megas is now available on iTunes, Zune, Xbox 360, and Roadrunner Online, and has been doing surprisingly well for a show that's been dead for six years now. Unfortunately, according to the emails I've been getting, our fans overseas can't access these outlets yet.

DVDs - No official word, but Cartoon Network has started releasing "Hall of Fame" DVD box sets, starting with "Johnny Bravo," Season One. Can Megas be that far behind?

TV - Due to a recent decline in viewership, Cartoon Network has begun airing older "in-house" series such as "Courage the Cowardly Dog" to a huge ratings bump. May be time to dust off the Big Blue Bot...

News - Toonzone names Megas as one of the Top Five Cartoon Network Originals. Nice.

That's it for 2009 - special thanks to Sean Raymond for the awesome art and big-ups to everyone for your emails and pics.

Happy Holidays and here's to a kick-ass 2010!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Season Two Buzz...

Reviews have been coming in for the season opener, the second part of which, "Cargo of Doom," I was lucky enough to script, and the positive response has been rolling out:

-From Kotaku: "All I can say without spoilers is wow, this series is heavy. There's torture, actual dead people on screen and zombies. Freaking zombies! No wonder Clone Wars is doing so well on Cartoon Network with the 6-12 year olds – it's not talking down to them."

- IGN: " I have to stay quiet on the plot points of these episodes, but I will say this --They were very strong, and included some of the darkest and creepiest material the show has ever done, even delving into horror movie territory to some extent."

Additionally, the Chicago Tribune put us on its list of must-sees for the upcoming season. So although it’s no Megas, Star Wars fans, as well as mecha nerds should have fun on Friday night…

And if you’ve got a few minutes to kill, check out our most recent “nerd-cast” where “Collect all 21” author John Booth and I discuss our love of Blue Snaggletooth, toy hunting in Ohio, and a bit of Clone Wars second season shop-talk.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Megas Panel Update

So the Megas panel at Dragon Con went down without anything getting broken and no fist-fights - a rarity considering who I brought along. The room was packed to capacity and the crowd seemed to enjoy the gag reel featuring the fake Megas toy commercial, and the Cartoon Network studio meeting video (both available as easter-eggs on the Downtown DVD to the right of this post).

My good pal, the ever-charming indy filmmaker Rob Fitz, who served as an inspiration for Coop (seen in the above pic looking classy as he swills his "water") was hauled in as a special surprise guest and regaled the fans with sad, painful and wonderful tales from his past that only served to cement his status as the "Real-Life Coop."

Questions were asked, and answered. Rants were heard. Spleens were vented and a good time was had by all. And for those of you who didn't make it, a few highlights:

-Megas is now available on iTunes, Zune, Xbox Live and Roadrunner Online, but as of yet, there is no official plan to release a DVD.

-Cartoon Network isn't currently pursuing another season.

-Rob Fitz almost killed a man.

It was great to see so many fans (one even sporting her Kiva wig!)
show up to support a series that's been off the air for over five
years now - that alone was worth the trip out to Hotlanta!

That and all of the Dr. Who fans to be mocked mercilessly for four
days solid...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Clone Wars, Season Two Premiere Oct. 2nd

Had a blast writing the second season opener - check it out on Cartoon Network October 2nd at 8pm!

And to get you in the Star Wars mood, here's a super-nerdy podcast where author extraordinaire John Booth and I discuss his book, "Collect all 21: Memoirs of A Star Wars Geek." Sincerely a must read, if like me, you've ever driven to 24 hour Walmart in the middle of the night to snag that damn exclusive...

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Dragon Con Megas Panel

For those of you headed out to Atlanta over Labor Day weekend, I'll be speaking at the first-ever Megas panel since we got the axe. Bringing along a few never-before-seen clips for the hard-cores, and all Megas cosplayers get a surprise gift I have yet to think up...

Where: The Baker Room, Hyatt Regency Atlanta

When: Sunday September 6th, 5:30pm

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Megas XLR Toppers Commercial

Here's an awesome 80s-inspired-happy-meal-like commercial for Megas XLR "Toppers" that were apparently only available in the Philippines...

Sweet. And creepy. And kick-ass.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Megas Rocks Itunes!

Yep, we're on Itunes and killing it. And to celebrate, here's a pic from our pals at Mecha Image of the - witness the most bad-ass team-up (or throw-down) in the history of awesome...ever...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Storm Over Ryloth

So if you've got nothing else to do on Friday, Feb 27th - check out my next Clone Wars episode, "Storm Over Ryloth". Megas fans should dig it as we got to blow up lots and lots of stuff.

First part of the Ryloth trilogy, these episodes will serve as the season finale. And we'll be going out with a bang...

Check out the extended trailer, as well as the episode guide and preview. Until then - Rock On!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Manga UltraCadets

Enjoy amazing Korean artist JILPOONG17's cool "manga-ized" take on our UltraCadet characters from the second season of Megas. One word: badazz...

Friday, January 9, 2009

Megas Cosplay - The Coop Edition

I salute you good sirs!  

No better feeling for a nerd such as myself (yes, I did my first Megas panel dressed as Admiral Kirk from TWOK) to see fans decked out as characters I helped create - thanks guys, keep it up! 

(And feel free to send in your Megas cosplay pics - I'll post 'em in the on-going archive of awesome.)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Chicks & Half-Men Dig Megas

So apparently, we've got a fan who works on Two and a Half Men. I've never seen the show, but looks like the kid digs giant robots -  as the Megas poster hanging in his room clearly demonstrates. 

Considering that the poster was super-limited edition and only given to cast and crew, I'm curious how they even got a copy. I have no idea how old the ep is, but here's a shout out to whatever set dresser or propmaster decided to sneak in a nod. Megas lives on...

Check out the clip here