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...