the WB's Tarzan still air? If so, what time and
WB is missing a huge boat by not rushing this thing out
on DVD. We get more email about this than any other subject.
Seriously. Which says you guys should be writing in more
often about other stuff!
back to Danny's question. It does not air currently; I don't
even know if they have episodes left to burn. So I'm back
to the DVD solution.
Children Need To Be Exposed To Drunken Nihilism...
wanted to point out...in your article (review
of Shrek 2) when you mention the momentary brilliance
of Tom Waits as Captain Hook and the later replacement of
a better sounding voice. The second voice is actually Nick
Cave. Still brilliant I think for those of us who get the
odd juxtaposition of email address and subject matter, I
think. I'm suddenly getting a vision of Tom Waits set to
an infectious disco beat, and I don't know why.
Chronicles of Riddikon?
attended a showing of The
Chronicles of Riddick because I enjoyed Pitch
Black so much. But Pitch Black had no sequel
story planned and after seeing Riddick, I can't
help but wonder if parts of the story were lifted by David
Twohy from Bryan Kinnaird's The Villikon Chronicles,
the sci-fi graphic novel series with its cult following
Carpenter reviewed last year.
I liked Riddick, I agree with your review for the
most part and "grand" is definately not what fans
of Pitch Black were wanting from the continuing
adventures of Riddick. It would be interesting for regulars
of Fanboy to revisit Marin Carpenter's review and check
out The Villikon Chronicles for themselves, compared
to Riddick. I believe Marin missed the mark on
Villikon, though. It was a vision with epic scope
that I invite readers to check out again.
cons and reading new books has made me aware of much in
the respective film and comic book industries, especially
where crossover projects are involved. Piracy of ideas is
rampant but nothing new. However, it is apparent when examining
themes in Riddick compared to Villikon that The Villikon
Chronicles may have inspired David Twohy's vision for
expanding Riddick's universe, and the creators of Villikon
should definitely take note. Please print this letter so
Fanboy Planet readers might take the topic to discussion
and remember a series previously visited by your site.
up the great work. I really enjoy the site.
of the movie reminded me of The Villikon Chronicles, but
despite the resemblance, I do doubt that it was a conscious
rip-off. I think both works take liberally (and I don't
mean this necessarily as a slam) from Dune, Jack Kirby,
the works of Jim Starlin (Warlock and Dreadstar, for example),
Michael Moorcock and a lot of other sources. For that matter,
if you limited the scope of Riddick's plot to one planet,
it's pretty much Conan, right down to the ending shot.
I'm glad you liked The Villikon Chronicles. The creators
are incredibly nice guys, very enthusiastic, and I think,
importantly, very responsive to their fans and willing to
give a leg up to new talent. Personally, I think that there's
more to the Villikon "universe," if you will,
that's worth exploring, and yet I really didn't respond
well to the initial mini-series.
by all means, readers, you can go back to Marin's review
and buy the book. We'll sell anything because we've got
a convention trip to pay for. And if not pay for, at least
buy the staff dinner one night at McDonald's...
read, write, and support us, through either Amazon or Creative
Light's Pulp Shop!