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      CommentAuthorFinagle
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2009 edited
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    After watching on a teevee and not my laptop*, I am very well impressed indeed - especially with Ep2.

    Not because I'm all about "Snake Eyes, fuck yeah!" but because of the gorgeous layout and silent pacing of the insertion onto the base and subsequent mayhem. Not one bit of extraneous dialog to interfere with those terrifically framed and paced nuggets of ultraviolence.

    * Between this and /Angel of Death/, I'm just all done watching videos longer than a few seconds on a "computer" as opposed to a "teevee" where God intended it to be and as implemented through his Holy Agent, XBMC.
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    I'm sure Warren has already discussed this elsewhere, so please forgive me for asking, but is there just going to be one series of GI Joe, or has he been asked to do more?

    Well, I haven't been asked to do more. Whether that means there's only one series, or another team developing another one, I do not know. I was a work-for-hire writer on this, and out of the loop the moment I turned in my final revisions.
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    @Eddie Current: I don't doubt for a second that Gerry Anderson wasn't best pleased with Team America. And I also don't doubt that he'd be willing to work with a more mature writer - provided that the writer isn't so concerned with being postmodern that they turn the whole thing into a pisstake.

    I confess I was being mildly ironic about Thunderbirds and Joe 90; I think the darker angles on those were truly unintentional on Anderson's part. Not so much Captain Scarlet (or the later live-action shows, or even Terrahawks - which isn't quite as much a kiddie show as it first appears.)

    As I said, I wasn't a huge fan of the original GI Joe cartoon (which I didn't see until its release on video a year or so after it aired, so I would have been about 13)...but I wouldn't have bothered watching Resolute if I didn't have some affection for it, and I wouldn't be at all impressed if it was simply shredding the original. I am, and it's not.

    So I think we're on the same page. Roll on Episode 4!
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2009
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    William Joseph Dunn - haha, and then he made Wonder Woman stuff Atom into her cleavage! Best idea evar.
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    I was enjoying the amping up of my childhood in this. I don't know one person my age who didn't groan a bit when helicopters and jets explode into men in parachutes.
    The part that really sent chills down my spine though was the exchange between Scarlett and Duke about if she was staying or going with Snake Eyes...
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2009 edited
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    Definately agree with William Joseph Dunn -- "Dark Heart" was definately one of the best Unlimited episodes. The part I remembered most was Batman's call to Superman after the Batplane demolished.

    "If someone could pick me up, I would appreciate it. Seeing as how I can't fly. At all. ... Now would be good."
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    @Warrenellis, well, they're fools if they don't ask you to do more, obviously. Thanks for the clarification.
    • CommentAuthorpoor_boy
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2009
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    @ warren - guys like you make the "work for hire" concept seem downright honorable.

    Let me be a fanboy for a minute. <strong>You fucking <em>nailed </em>that.</strong> That's exactly the kind of American hero I've always wanted to be. And a British man wrote it...

    I'm seven years younger than you, Mr. Ellis. And I want to be like you when I grow up.
    • CommentAuthorsamishah
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2009
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    Sorry if I missed the release schedule somewhere...when do the rest of the parts come out?
    • CommentAuthorpoor_boy
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2009
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    "Like a laser beam?"

    Lol, Duke, you dumbass....
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      CommentAuthorliamshiels
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2009
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    I'm probably dead wrong here, but I always thought Snake Eyes was blind.

    Am I wrong?

    P.S Warren, considering the format and property, it was gold.
    • CommentAuthorpoor_boy
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2009
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    ^ WRONG
    • CommentAuthormanglr
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2009
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    Mute yes, blind no.
    • CommentAuthorpoor_boy
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2009
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    He's dead sexy in his tight little ninja suit either way.
    • CommentAuthorPablo
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2009
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    That'd be kind of cruel if on top of being mute the guy was blind, as well...
    • CommentAuthorpoor_boy
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2009
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    It would be absolutely fucking awesome if he had a reflective visor on his helmet that made people think he was blind when he could see them the whole time.

    Just sayin'.
    • CommentAuthorPablo
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2009
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    By helmet you mean 'gimp mask'.
    • CommentAuthorpoor_boy
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2009
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    by "pablo", I meant "kid who don't know helmet".
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    Wasn't his teacher "The Blind Master" or something of the such? (its been years since I read the comic)
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      CommentAuthorJess
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2009 edited
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    I'm not sure the voice acting does the dialogue justice, to be honest. But that's my general feeling about most cartoons. I only dimly recall GI Joe in the 80s, since I was never a fan as a kid. I do remember being somewhat turned off by Scarlett (was her last name O'Hara?) who was the only female character of note. I was pleased to see Warren's take on the series start off with her. Granted, it's been 20 odd years since I saw a GI Joe cartoon, but hey -- here Scarlett has a personality and isn't just the token female of the group.