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Favorite Things

Postby zortic on Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:05 am

Hi Gang,

As most of you should know, Zortic draws on a pretty wide variety of sources for it's parodies. Movies, books, TV shows, broadway plays, other comics... just about any popular reference is up for grabs.

So it seems obvious that there should be a post allowing all of you to discuss what your favorite entertainment sources are. I'd say it's a fair bet that most of us love Star Trek and Star Wars, so let's push for some less popular or contemporary inspirations.

I'll start. I've recently been immersing myself in the world of Popeye. I don't know how much it shows, but Popeye is a huge influence for me and I've really been enjoying the new DVD set that recently came out. On top of that I've been completely consumed by the new collection of Segar's original Thimble Theatre strips (I can't wait for Volume II). Popeye is a character that shouldn't work, but it does. And I think a large part of that responsibility comes from the brilliance of the Fletcher Studios cartoons. They were doing things that Disney got the credit for long before Disney did it. If you get a chance, don't miss the DVD set.

Okay, your turn. What do you like?
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Postby Murray M. Lee on Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:33 am

Besides Star Trek & Star Wars? I guess "Dilbert's" been an influence in the RP I've been doing. :wink:
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Postby atristain on Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:54 pm

When I was a kid I used to watch Planet of the Apes, Logan's Run, Man from Atlantis, (yeah: Bobby in the water way before in the shower scene) The Invisible Man and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

I like movies with Vampires and Werewolves. Mark has already done the first part, so if he does the 2nd, I'll provide the flea powder and the Rabbies shots (I still got some from the last Yom Ki Pur :wink: )

I can't remember if Mark has already done a Twilight Zone parody. I'd like that too.
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Postby zortic on Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:51 pm

Dilbert is one of the few print comics that I still read. And it's hard to do Abby's Agency without being aware of Dilbert.

Atristain, what a great list of shows. I think I watched all of them myself and it definately reminds me of how many parodies that I haven't done yet. Although I don't think I watched much Man from Atlantis, wasn't there another "Aquaman"-ish show on about the same time? I seem to think that I watched the other one, but it obviously wasn't as memorable.

I can't believe that I haven't done anything with Twilight Zone, I love that show. Maybe I can combine that with Werewolves. A bit of trivia, in collage we did some live action role playing (Vampires vs. Werewolves) and I played a Werewolf.
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Postby Hogan on Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:36 pm

I'll be hard pressed to make a list of all the sources I draw upon. In my early years I read quite a lot of books and had (still has) an extended collection of comics. I missed out of many of the popular movies and series, them not being aired over here, or only at satellite TV which we didn't get until many years later.

I once did an adventure in D&D, almost entirely based on an old Carl Barks story, not realizing that until afterwards when one of my players commented on it...

With me entering the internet, I've started drawing on quite a lot of webcomic sources, Zortic off course among them :)

As for what I use the sources for... that varies 8)
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