TFW2005.COM - "Not Quite News" Segment

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  1. Kickback

    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

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    I took a bunch of smaller news bits that we never frontpaged, gathered them in to one big frontpage post to be a hypocrite, and now I'm making a discussion thread so you can all talk about it (the "Dare" one is actually really interesting, and our collective fanbase didn't an amazing research job on the whole matter, so big kudos to them).

    Here, again, are the links to the original threads:

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...ion/323470-powerglove-transformers-music.html

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...ransformers-reference-venture-bros-s4e11.html

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...n/327150-does-song-dare-rip-off-dancouga.html

    Discuss!
     
  2. SilverOptimus

    SilverOptimus Movie News Monster Moderator News Staff

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    Awesome :)  :thumbs2: 
     
  3. caitlindevi

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    The Venture Bros episode is the latest one called 'Any which way but Zeus'

    But I'd recommend not letting your kids watch it, some of the themes and language aren't suitable for younger Transformer fans
     
  4. TheInformation

    TheInformation The ghost of an automaton

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    The Adult Swim bump right before that Venture Brothers episodes said that they used an actual Optimus Prime sound changer helmet to record the dialogue for those scenes. Pretty slick!

    Considering how incessantly quoted Venture Bros. is among the 18-34 demographic, I find it pretty shocking that someone would have never heard of it!
     
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    That song is AWESOME. One of the best versions I've heard so far, though I'm not quite sure if it's better then the original by Lion.
     
  6. Xaedrahk

    Xaedrahk Prime-otions!

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    A few interesting bits:

    The TFwiki puts the Song For Dancouga release date at 1987 (not '89)

    Kazuki Yao provided the voice of Starscream's ghost in the Japanese BW Dub, and Saberback in BW Neo (and now more infamously; Franky in One Piece).

     
  7. rednec0

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    So it has a similar beat to it, big whoop. Just look at "Superfreak" and "U Can't Touch This". Come on back after you get some sort of lyric translation, THEN we'll talk if its theivery.
     
  8. jazz89

    jazz89 i'm rockin' moon base 1.

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    yeah exactly, i believe it is called Music Sampling or something to that effect. artist do it all the time. though there is some controversy on whether it is legal or not. most of the time they will only use a small part of a song when sampling.
     
  9. Omnius

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    At least samplers tend to credit the original work, can't say the same of this.

    Also, KB cements his place as my favourite news poster.
     
  10. Ash from Carolina

    Ash from Carolina Junior Smeghead

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    You have to admit that after all that "raping my childhood" mess over the movies it's also insanely funny that the pedophile character would be the one to wear the Prime helmet. Ah Venture Brothers always going that extra geek mile.
     
  11. Superquad7

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    KB, I'd like to take the opportunity to publicly thank you for what you've been doing on the front page as of late. I think this segment really helps drive this home. I've had fun reading those threads when they were posted, but it's really cool how you went about it on the front page.

    I think it's also really cool that all three threads come from Transformers General Discussion. I've been having a lot of fun in that forum (as well as others :) ) as of late; I hope others do as well :) 

    That being said, it takes all of the members here to make an effort to contribute well. When you do, this sort of thing can happen :D 
     
  12. Doctor_What

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    i don't know if anyone noticed this, but the "Dancouga" toy head looks an awful lot like starscream. Google it and you'll see.
     
  13. UTF

    UTF Manifestation of /toy/

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    This crap happens all the time



     
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  14. Doctor_What

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    @UTF dude, thats crazy
     
  15. kaos

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    POWERGLOVE FUCKIN ROCKED THE TRANSFORMERS THEME...:rock :rock :rock ...LONG LIVE METAL...
     
  16. Kickback

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    Hey! Way to be a dick about a fun little thread! After you unplug yourself and relieve some stress, come join in a fun civil conversation instead of being a typical little troll! :) 
     
  17. Tom-1

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    Wow!

    That Powerglove theme was OUTSTANDING! I was slightly late for class thanks to that one! And since I'm such a nerd, by 'slightly late' I mean 'on time' XD

    And now that I know about this 'Powerglove' band, it's time to obsessively seek out and listen to everything they've done so far!

    Tom
     
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    Venture Bros is probably one of the greatest cartoons created by man and or science. If you're a super nerd and get all the pop references on that show, its pure comedy. The whole show is about failure and how good everyone on the show is good at failure. Its a comedy spoof of all the boy adventurer shows from the 60s (Johnny Quest etc) and Johnny Quest even appears on the show (as a drug addicted paranoid freak but nonetheless). Dr Venture and his two boys, Hank and Dean are into the super science world of magic, mutants, super villans, and super agents. Download a couple episodes and enjoy the laugh. I think they referenced the Transformers before on the show. I gotta watch the seasons again.
     
  19. blobatron

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    I FREAKING LOVE VENTURE BROTHERS!!! Its a hilarious show. It satirizes all those old school boy adventurer/scientist vs evil orginization tv shows, like johny quest and whatnot. Definitely should check out the show.
     
  20. Ash from Carolina

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    The Venture Brothers covers about anything an older geek would know. TV shows, movies, music, you just never know what they will make a joke from next. I've watched the exchange last week about the stripper several times because it doesn't stop being funny.
     

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