The Venture Bros. Star Wars Mashup- Submitted byPJ Mcquade
Hank, Dean, Brock, Sergeant Hatred, Monarch, Morpheus, Henchman 24 and a bunch of the gang get STARWARS-ified!
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Beginning on Wednesday, for $300, people can buy all 80 of these [already released] episodes, which is a savings of about $500 were they to be purchased individually. Or, if you’d like to pick and choose, as is your right as a citizen of the world, individual episodes are $9.99 to buy or $2.99 to rent. It should be noted that all 80 of these episodes are currently available on other pay sites like Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant Video, but the future releases will be Vimeo only.
What does this mean for you? You’ll still be able to buy the DVDs (obviously) and those 80 eps will still be on those aforementioned sites, but that will be it without paying for them on Vimeo. Are you willing to pony up $10 to own the future episodes, which still comprise the bulk of the series, or will you stick to these 80 and your old VHS recordings?
No more DVDs? I was fine with this when I thought it was in addition to DVDs. I’m old fashioned. I like to have a physical thing to hold in my hand. For me to go digital-only, it would have to be substantially cheaper (which at $9.99 an episode, it isn’t). I feel like this stranglehold violates the “keep circulating the tapes” idea which has always been their official policy.
This week’s msthursday, in honor of the recently deceased Richard Kiel is Human Duplicators.
This movie is not too bad as far as body-snatcher alien movies go. The special effects (“hummel heads”) are laughable, but the idea was solid enough. Aliens from another planet want to take over and replace human beings with androids. This was good casting, too, as Kiel’s wooden and stiff delivery actually work with the idea (spoiler) that he was an android this whole time.
The only weakness in this episode was the host segments, the laughing Mads quickly wore out their welcome for me and the “coming out as robots” bit has lost some of the edgy humor it might have had when the episode first came out.
The riffing was good—Joel and the bots’ imitation of Kiel’s speech pattern gets me every time—and the movie was not so painful. A good effort all around.