Crush...Yiff...Destroy! Crush...Yiff...Destroy!
The CYD Forum Archive
 

Samurai Pizza Cats Slash
   Crush...Yiff...Destroy! Forum Archive Index -> Chit Chat
Author Message
Mastertran
Prattler
Joined: 07 Oct 2004
Posts: 174

Posted: 2/4/2005 2:31:38 AM     Post subject: Samurai Pizza Cats Slash  

Behold and enjoy

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1289500/1/


How do you get gay angst out of Pizza Cats?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kadius
Vociferator
Joined: 10 Feb 2004
Posts: 637

Posted: 2/4/2005 2:58:43 AM     Post subject: Re: Samurai Pizza Cats Slash  

Behold and enjoy

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1289500/1/


How do you get gay angst out of Pizza Cats?

Simple, fanfiction.net is where 13 year old yaoi fangirls dump all their shitty stories. The place gets more and more saturated with the crap by the minute.

On a whim, I thought of the least sexual cartoon I could think of... Looney Tunes. I went to it's section and guess what. I find a Wile E. Coyote/Roadrunner fic. I then searched through the Transformers section. Surely no one could write a slash fic about that. Again, I was proven wrong. It's a messed up place that messes up your childhood memories. :?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
weird_guy_in_the_corner
Venter
Joined: 14 Oct 2004
Posts: 258

Posted: 2/4/2005 3:17:58 AM     Post subject:  

You do occasionally find a good one every now and then, but it's akin to looking for a microscopic diamond in a pile of shit as large as Austraila.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
GoManVanGogh
Vociferator
Joined: 18 Nov 2003
Posts: 365

Posted: 2/4/2005 6:07:15 PM     Post subject:  

Somebody call Ted Sheppard!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
M0us3_Zero
Vociferator
Joined: 22 Mar 2004
Posts: 366

Posted: 2/4/2005 6:29:29 PM     Post subject:  

My God...

Nothing is sacred anymore. >_<
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Gargoyle
Vociferator
Joined: 04 Sep 2004
Posts: 387

Posted: 2/4/2005 6:53:10 PM     Post subject:  

www.fagfiction.net

http://www.somethingawful.com/articles.php?a=1447
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Stoneth
Vociferator
Joined: 01 Dec 2004
Posts: 545

Posted: 2/4/2005 7:02:34 PM     Post subject:  

Uh huh...

You know reading this story I realise the author could have just replaced "Speedy" with any other name and it wouldn't make a single bit of difference. There is nothing else in this fic even remotely related to SPC and the characters sound about as on model as Fran Dresher doing Lady Macbeth.

Therefore, I fail to see how this can rape anyone's childhood memories of SPC.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Computolio
Vociferator
Joined: 01 Jun 2003
Posts: 631

Posted: 2/4/2005 9:54:53 PM     Post subject:  

SOMEBODY PLEASE MAKE THIS THREAD ORIGINAL

PLEASE
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Donotsue
Vociferator
Joined: 17 Jan 2004
Posts: 666

Posted: 2/5/2005 12:25:07 AM     Post subject:  

Toooooooooo drunk to find it myself, now... but someone find that thread bout Michael and KITT mentalfucking! =)
BL÷RF!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ZenZhu
TOP POSTER!
Joined: 22 Mar 2004
Posts: 1510

Posted: 2/5/2005 4:25:15 AM     Post subject:  

I just don't get the whole angst/sex/gaysexxorz deal with slash fiction. Okay... I can understand how someone might find it entertaining to finally put all of the public's speculations about what Shaggy and Scooby do that gives them the munchies, or how Fred and Daphne ditch Velma to take the skinboat to tunatown... or why Velma is soooo into K. D. Lang... in a drunken frat boy kinda way.

But to take stuff like Samurai Pizza Cats and bother to take the time to write a serious story involving angst, death, gay sex, or what the hell ever is one of the saddest wastes of time there is. If you wanna take SPC or other silly characters and write a silly story.. eh.. I can pass that off as a semi-creative waste. But if you're taking SPC, ninja turtles, SWAT Kats, or other silly cartoon characters and having them get all angsty and crying rivers of blood in an attempt to do a serious story... I'm sorry.. you lose.. you lose bigger than the guy that casts Pauly Shore in a movie adaptation of Death Be Not Proud or Wanda Sikes in Lisa, Bright and Dark.

At least create your own characters for yer little Metallica Black Album passion play... but, Samurai Pizza Cats or something for TEH DRAMA.... why???????????
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Quantum Coyote
Venter
Joined: 12 May 2004
Posts: 221

Posted: 2/5/2005 1:27:58 PM     Post subject:  

SPC slash? Shame.. No, really. Samurai Pizza Cats was the only modern anime cartoon that I can recall actually trying to follow and watch.. Maybe because, at least with the american dubbing, it's almost a parody.... or something, odd indeed. I don't know if Saban had his hands on it but it has a similar flavor as the old Zu-Rangers (sic?) that he used to show that were overtly dubbed in parody (This was before the power rangers kiddie fan explosion). Samurai Pizza Cats, meet fan dick. oh god
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Tailgunner
Venter
Joined: 28 Oct 2003
Posts: 255

Posted: 2/6/2005 6:23:14 AM     Post subject:  

This is exactly why Fanfiction needs to re-instate thier NC-17 section. This allows those kids to dump thier sexual fantasies into a push-aside location and out of the general cesspool.

At least with the NC-17 section, you expected crap, one just simply needed to look for the good crap, but always knew it was crap just the same.

Now, since the removal of the NC-17 section, all that sewer water overflowed into the general pool of stories. All those hypes about thier stories, only to be disappointed within the first five sentences, it's too much to bear.

Bring back the NC-17 rating. It is the only way.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Quatrewolf
Coadjutor
Joined: 05 Jun 2004
Posts: 72

Posted: 2/6/2005 2:29:03 PM     Post subject:  

I just don't get the whole angst/sex/gaysexxorz deal with slash fiction. Okay... I can understand how someone might find it entertaining to finally put all of the public's speculations about what Shaggy and Scooby do that gives them the munchies, or how Fred and Daphne ditch Velma to take the skinboat to tunatown... or why Velma is soooo into K. D. Lang... in a drunken frat boy kinda way.

But to take stuff like Samurai Pizza Cats and bother to take the time to write a serious story involving angst, death, gay sex, or what the hell ever is one of the saddest wastes of time there is. If you wanna take SPC or other silly characters and write a silly story.. eh.. I can pass that off as a semi-creative waste. But if you're taking SPC, ninja turtles, SWAT Kats, or other silly cartoon characters and having them get all angsty and crying rivers of blood in an attempt to do a serious story... I'm sorry.. you lose.. you lose bigger than the guy that casts Pauly Shore in a movie adaptation of Death Be Not Proud or Wanda Sikes in Lisa, Bright and Dark.

At least create your own characters for yer little Metallica Black Album passion play... but, Samurai Pizza Cats or something for TEH DRAMA.... why???????????


But then they'll go all furry-like and state that it's 'their entertainment' and call you a moron for not getting it.

Slash fans,including those so-called ones who can deal with a little salt need to get over themshelves and let people poke fun of them.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ZenZhu
TOP POSTER!
Joined: 22 Mar 2004
Posts: 1510

Posted: 2/7/2005 3:15:26 PM     Post subject:  

I guess I'm just an old fart that will never get the allure of taking characters from a cartoon comedy and putting them in something that stinks worse than a Hallmark drama-of-the-week. Putting Fred and Wilma Flinstone in a story where they're featured on Cops for comedy purposes is amusing in concept. Doing the same story for total seriousness to portray Fred's angst that never got featured on the cartoon is just lame.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Mastertran
Prattler
Joined: 07 Oct 2004
Posts: 174

Posted: 2/7/2005 6:05:10 PM     Post subject:  

But the stories are SOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! rich in symbolism.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ZenZhu
TOP POSTER!
Joined: 22 Mar 2004
Posts: 1510

Posted: 2/7/2005 8:01:42 PM     Post subject:  

OH! Okay.. I get it. Writing a story that shows how The Flea of Mucha Lucha adopts a repulsive persona as compensation for feelings of inadequacy and to keep people from getting too close because of his unexpressed angst richly symbolizes that the author is an idiot..
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mouse
Needs to get out more
Joined: 13 Jul 2003
Posts: 1030

Posted: 2/7/2005 8:39:20 PM     Post subject:  

SPC slash? Shame.. No, really. Samurai Pizza Cats was the only modern anime cartoon that I can recall actually trying to follow and watch.. Maybe because, at least with the american dubbing, it's almost a parody.... or something, odd indeed. I don't know if Saban had his hands on it but it has a similar flavor as the old Zu-Rangers (sic?) that he used to show that were overtly dubbed in parody (This was before the power rangers kiddie fan explosion). Samurai Pizza Cats, meet fan dick. oh god



Oh it definatly was. SPC was my favorite show for a while. It was funny because the translators just fucked around, ditched all the cultural stuff American audiences wouldn't follow... added funny voice-overs over the many, many still frames and recycled footage. Thats what made the show better here than it was in Japan. In a way, the SPC that aired in the states and Canada already was a spoof. Tho they followed the plots of the episodes as closely as they could. It seems sometimes they just wrote scripts to go along with what was shown on the screen. Hey, it worked, right ? :)

The Japanese version, so I've been told, was a show for very young kids and was way more serious.. basically, it sucked.


Far as I remember it was syndicated by Saban. At least I seem to remember their logo at the end of the episodes.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dr. Dos
Venter
Joined: 11 Oct 2004
Posts: 244

Posted: 2/7/2005 9:39:43 PM     Post subject:  

I remember in like 2nd grade I was sick one morning and saw on the guide that some show called Samurai Pizza Cats was on. With a name like this I had to watch it.

I recall faking sick at least 2 times to be able to watch it.

Sometime last year I found a site with (terribly low quality) episodes for download, alas the site is dead and I formatted. It was still an awesome show.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Stoneth
Vociferator
Joined: 01 Dec 2004
Posts: 545

Posted: 2/7/2005 10:18:56 PM     Post subject:  

Oh it definatly was. SPC was my favorite show for a while. It was funny because the translators just fucked around, ditched all the cultural stuff American audiences wouldn't follow... added funny voice-overs over the many, many still frames and recycled footage. Thats what made the show better here than it was in Japan. In a way, the SPC that aired in the states and Canada already was a spoof. Tho they followed the plots of the episodes as closely as they could. It seems sometimes they just wrote scripts to go along with what was shown on the screen. Hey, it worked, right ? :)

The Japanese version, so I've been told, was a show for very young kids and was way more serious.. basically, it sucked.

Far as I remember it was syndicated by Saban. At least I seem to remember their logo at the end of the episodes.


Saban actually makes a imported show better than its Japanese counterpart. There's a first. Although I remember watching the show when it was on and thinking that there was no way every joke in it was in the original Japanese version.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ZenZhu
TOP POSTER!
Joined: 22 Mar 2004
Posts: 1510

Posted: 2/7/2005 10:19:53 PM     Post subject:  

I'm reminded of a late-night weekend show called Night Flight, I think, that used footage from Dynaman epsiodes and had voiceovers that, while following the story vaguely, were basically jabs at the show.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Gargoyle
Vociferator
Joined: 04 Sep 2004
Posts: 387

Posted: 2/7/2005 10:29:47 PM     Post subject:  

*** ANIME FAG ALERT ***

I've got one more to say: these guys are actually ninja. Kyatto Ninden Teyande - Ninja Legend Cats (or something).

Saying they're samurai REAPES MY SOUL and all. (It's like saying Goemon Ishikawa XIII from Lupin III is "samurai"... Jesus Christ, Goemon Ishikawa was one of the most famous Iga ninja heroes ever!)

*** ANIME FAG ALERT ***
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ZenZhu
TOP POSTER!
Joined: 22 Mar 2004
Posts: 1510

Posted: 2/8/2005 12:19:53 AM     Post subject:  

I'm guessing it would stir up proprietary conflicts with Ninja Turtles.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Wayd Wolf
Vociferator
Joined: 06 Oct 2003
Posts: 588

Posted: 2/8/2005 2:32:28 AM     Post subject:  

or why Velma is soooo into K. D. Lang... in a drunken frat boy kinda way.


Oh fuck, everyone knows it's the mousy glasses wearing ones who bang like firecrackers in July. Fred was damn near BEGGING Daphne like some pussy whipped bitch to come near her. :lol:

You know, I would write five hundred pages of fan fiction some afternoon, make it as serious sounding as possible, just as a joke to see who takes it way too seriously but that would be too easy. Probably end up an Internet legend, whoever does it... "The Jetsons: Last Flight of Elroy" or something.

George could not bear to look Jane in the eye, and what was more was that she knew why as sure as George knew what would cause Mr. Spacely to scream until he was hoarse. Not meeting her gaze, he turned away, struggling not to respond to the sound of her sobbing, obscured by Rosie's continued prattling. He now regretted more than ever giving Mr. Spacely what he asked for after work, and yet, craved it more intensely than anything Jane could do for him, or even his daughter Judy who, he realized, would likely be drunk and receptive after her date with Elroy's babysitter.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Mastertran
Prattler
Joined: 07 Oct 2004
Posts: 174

Posted: 2/8/2005 3:01:57 AM     Post subject:  

Some how Wayd you've made to wrongs into a right.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mouse
Needs to get out more
Joined: 13 Jul 2003
Posts: 1030

Posted: 2/8/2005 4:38:05 AM     Post subject:  

*** ANIME FAG ALERT ***

I've got one more to say: these guys are actually ninja. Kyatto Ninden Teyande - Ninja Legend Cats (or something).

Saying they're samurai REAPES MY SOUL and all.


The Pizza Cats are Samurai, and I'd like to note:
their antics take your breath away - like furrballs in your throat !

We kittens are a special breed - we never call retreat!
Whenever Big Cheese knocks us down - we land upon our feet !

So hail to thee, oh Pizza Cats.
Please ring your little bell.
Although you may be pen and ink
we know you'll fight like...Pizza Cats!



Im surprised more people didnt get into the Pizza Cats. Werent they all robot animals just like in Sonic the Hedgehog ? At least thats what I remember from the sonic games.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Gargoyle
Vociferator
Joined: 04 Sep 2004
Posts: 387

Posted: 2/8/2005 8:59:13 AM     Post subject:  

*** ANIME FAG ALERT ***

I've got one more to say: these guys are actually ninja. Kyatto Ninden Teyande - Ninja Legend Cats (or something).

Saying they're samurai REAPES MY SOUL and all.


The Pizza Cats are Samurai, and I'd like to note:
their antics take your breath away - like furrballs in your throat !


I HATE YOU BAKA
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Gargoyle
Vociferator
Joined: 04 Sep 2004
Posts: 387

Posted: 2/8/2005 9:25:27 AM     Post subject:  

"It was like... two ninjas taped together to make one BIG ninja!!"

Oh, there is already a film like that.

They also have an odd one where what appears to be one giant Ninja is actually several naked female Ninjas.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
21st Century Digital Boy
Prattler
Joined: 27 Dec 2003
Posts: 131

Posted: 2/8/2005 11:31:46 AM     Post subject:  

As long as we're veering way off topic here, I recently discovered the most amazing thing ever: BILL TO THE MOTHERFUCKING HICKS directed and starred in his own ninja movie. It is now my life's mission to hunt down a copy and enjoy it profusely.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ZenZhu
TOP POSTER!
Joined: 22 Mar 2004
Posts: 1510

Posted: 2/8/2005 3:35:33 PM     Post subject:  

I HATE YOU BAKA

Seeing that reminds me, I was reading the other day that one of the quickest ways to piss a Japanese person off is to splice Japanese into your English. So, if you want to say "Kono hon wa sugoi desu!" then it's no problem. But, if you start saying "This book is sugoi!" then you're just being a poser and making yourself the target of derision for all of the Japanese folks within earshot of you.

Likewise, most Japanese, upon meeting an American, will expect them to want to shake hands. Attempting to bow when it hasn't been established that you are familiar with their customs can be construed as insulting... not only are you trying too hard to "be Japanese," but you're not doing what is expected of you..... which, of course, is the cause of earthquakes over there. Do too much of the unexpected and I hear it conjures up some form of doomsday storm to smite everyone within a 10-mile radius.

I have to wonder if some section of the Japanese population sees enough of the sagging, beardy anime fanboys that know butchered Japanese and travel over there to see the sights, stock up on anime swag, and hope to pick up a Japanese girlfriend to have their own stereotypes of them and such.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Quantum Coyote
Venter
Joined: 12 May 2004
Posts: 221

Posted: 2/8/2005 4:23:17 PM     Post subject:  

Im surprised more people didnt get into the Pizza Cats. Werent they all robot animals just like in Sonic the Hedgehog ? At least thats what I remember from the sonic games.


I always wondered about that. Some of them like Big Cheese looked especially robotic... odd

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Gargoyle
Vociferator
Joined: 04 Sep 2004
Posts: 387

Posted: 2/8/2005 5:19:16 PM     Post subject:  

I'm guessing it would stir up proprietary conflicts with Ninja Turtles.


And what is a proprietary conflict?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Mastertran
Prattler
Joined: 07 Oct 2004
Posts: 174

Posted: 2/8/2005 5:55:10 PM     Post subject:  

THE BILL HICKS made a Ninja movie. Dear God you must find it for me.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ZenZhu
TOP POSTER!
Joined: 22 Mar 2004
Posts: 1510

Posted: 2/8/2005 6:45:47 PM     Post subject:  

And what is a proprietary conflict?

That may not be the most apt term for what I meant, but basically that if it was "Ninja Pizza Cats," that would smack too much of the Ninja Turtles title and there might be a scuffle that ensued. By proprietary conflict, I meant the Ninja Turtles owners could claim the Pizza Cats were attempting to cash in on the turtles by being too similar.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Gargoyle
Vociferator
Joined: 04 Sep 2004
Posts: 387

Posted: 2/8/2005 7:29:42 PM     Post subject:  

And what is a proprietary conflict?

That may not be the most apt term for what I meant, but basically that if it was "Ninja Pizza Cats," that would smack too much of the Ninja Turtles title and there might be a scuffle that ensued. By proprietary conflict, I meant the Ninja Turtles owners could claim the Pizza Cats were attempting to cash in on the turtles by being too similar.


You mean some people in US might think they copyrighted a whole "ninja" thing by making an oh-my-god shitty cartoon, so they would sue the Japanese? Awesome.

In this case, I'd like the Italians to sue them for fagging-up names of the greatest Renaissance artists.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dr. Dos
Venter
Joined: 11 Oct 2004
Posts: 244

Posted: 2/8/2005 8:30:05 PM     Post subject:  

it's the American way!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ZenZhu
TOP POSTER!
Joined: 22 Mar 2004
Posts: 1510

Posted: 2/8/2005 9:03:08 PM     Post subject:  

No, I mean there may have been a decision from the folks who acquired the rights to show it in the U.S. to change the title so it couldn't be considered too much like Ninja Turtles. That happens all the time. That's one reason Detective Conan was changed to Case Closed when it aired in the U.S. They also retitle stuff a lot to something they figure might sound better in English.. such as changing Gatchaman to "Battle of the Planets" when it aired long, long ago.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Stoneth
Vociferator
Joined: 01 Dec 2004
Posts: 545

Posted: 2/8/2005 9:55:46 PM     Post subject:  

No, I mean there may have been a decision from the folks who acquired the rights to show it in the U.S. to change the title so it couldn't be considered too much like Ninja Turtles. That happens all the time. That's one reason Detective Conan was changed to Case Closed when it aired in the U.S. They also retitle stuff a lot to something they figure might sound better in English.. such as changing Gatchaman to "Battle of the Planets" when it aired long, long ago.


Wasn't it also called G-Force and Eagle Riders?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Quantum Coyote
Venter
Joined: 12 May 2004
Posts: 221

Posted: 2/8/2005 10:04:05 PM     Post subject:  

Here you go :)
"They've got more fur than any turtle ever had!" <Grins> forgot about that line.



SAMURAI PIZZA CATS INTRO
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mouse
Needs to get out more
Joined: 13 Jul 2003
Posts: 1030

Posted: 2/9/2005 5:00:57 AM     Post subject:  

No, I mean there may have been a decision from the folks who acquired the rights to show it in the U.S. to change the title so it couldn't be considered too much like Ninja Turtles. That happens all the time. That's one reason Detective Conan was changed to Case Closed when it aired in the U.S. They also retitle stuff a lot to something they figure might sound better in English.. such as changing Gatchaman to "Battle of the Planets" when it aired long, long ago.


Well, not really. Way back in the early eighties they had all those blatant rip-offs: Radioactive Juvenile Blackbelt Hampsters, Microwaved Geriatric Jujitsu Gerbils, etc etc. (the kangaroo one was the funniest title but Im drawing a blank here..)

I don't recall any lawsuits. I think more likely there is no direct translation of Kyattou ninden teyande (sp? whatever). It does mean ninja legend cats, in a way, but I also heard the 'teyande' part is some sort of battle cry. Plus I think they did the correct thing in just basically rewriting the stuff for an american audience seeing as how it basically was just a 'disposable' cartoon property. Probably the equivalent of having a bunch of stock footage lying around to work with to make an entertaining show. Its not like there were going to wreck some artists vision for thier story by doing so.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rankin
TOP POSTER!
Joined: 03 Jan 2004
Posts: 1514

Posted: 2/9/2005 5:09:11 AM     Post subject:  

Here you go :)
"They've got more fur than any turtle ever had!" <Grins> forgot about that line.



SAMURAI PIZZA CATS INTRO


At one point in '01-'02 I started collecting SPC episodes and encoding them for a friend who was hooked, and didn't have broadband. If I find any CDs I might still have... which aren't dead by now, I'll probably offer them.

Sadly, I never watched SPC before then. I mean, they were on before Tiny Toons, which meant they were for the REAL YOUNG kids (so I thought), and the exit theme seemed retarded to me. Oh, how wrong I was.

...why they made the crossdressing fox 'Big Cheese' is beyond me.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mouse
Needs to get out more
Joined: 13 Jul 2003
Posts: 1030

Posted: 2/9/2005 5:18:32 AM     Post subject:  

If I find any CDs I might still have... which aren't dead by now, I'll probably offer them.

Sadly, I never watched SPC before then. I mean, they were on before Tiny Toons, which meant they were for the REAL YOUNG kids (so I thought), and the exit theme seemed retarded to me. Oh, how wrong I was.

...why they made the crossdressing fox 'Big Cheese' is beyond me.


Id be interested. I have a VHS somewhere with a portion of the episodes (and terrible quality).

Not compared to today's TV, but at the time there was a few lines I thought were weird for the show. At one point Polly got pissed about something and there was a voice-over of Guido thinking to himself "When she gets angry, she sure is.. sexy!" and the other one I remember Polly asking the Pizza Parlor owner (cant remember her name) how she looks in a fuzzy bra and bikini bottom and the owner tell her "You look great! ..... Tramp! "

I also thought it was weird how Seymore Big Cheese changed from a fox to a rat from the Japanese to US versions. I remember him freaking out another male character by hitting on them... but maybe thats just in my head :)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Gargoyle
Vociferator
Joined: 04 Sep 2004
Posts: 387

Posted: 2/9/2005 7:38:44 AM     Post subject:  

Wasn't it also called G-Force and Eagle Riders?


Yeah. And this just kept rolling. What we got here was Zaloga G, what translates back as the G Crew.

I guess the most idiotic transretardation was "Samurai X" for Rurouni Kenshin (not counting making a whole new and just painfully stupid movie out of Nausicaa, of course, but this beats just EVERYTHING).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Stoneth
Vociferator
Joined: 01 Dec 2004
Posts: 545

Posted: 2/9/2005 4:02:51 PM     Post subject:  

Well, not really. Way back in the early eighties they had all those blatant rip-offs: Radioactive Juvenile Blackbelt Hampsters, Microwaved Geriatric Jujitsu Gerbils, etc etc. (the kangaroo one was the funniest title but Im drawing a blank here..)


That would be the "Pre-Teen Dirty-Gene Kung-Fu Kangaroos". Pretty blatant, eh? :D

I guess the most idiotic transretardation was "Samurai X" for Rurouni Kenshin (not counting making a whole new and just painfully stupid movie out of Nausicaa, of course, but this beats just EVERYTHING).


Yeah, but at least Disney has the distribution rights to Nausicaš. Let's hope they do a good job bringing it over and dubbing it like they've done with Ghibli's other films. (Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away I feel were dubbed very well.)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ZenZhu
TOP POSTER!
Joined: 22 Mar 2004
Posts: 1510

Posted: 2/9/2005 4:21:55 PM     Post subject:  

That would be the "Pre-Teen Dirty-Gene Kung-Fu Kangaroos". Pretty blatant, eh? :D

Most of the ripoffs of the Ninja Turtles came when they were still a pretty obscure comic. I doubt they could get away with that as much today. I used to have one comic that was a parody of the first TMNT movie where their weapons were all "As Seen on TV" products like the Pocket Fisherman and the "Dude-L-Loom" as it was called in the comic.

Yeah, but at least Disney has the distribution rights to Nausicaš. Let's hope they do a good job bringing it over and dubbing it like they've done with Ghibli's other films. (Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away I feel were dubbed very well.)

I wish they'd release subtitled versions, though. Anything Disney does release with subtitles is more like "dubtitles" where they take the dubbed speech and just use that for the subtitles, rather than trying to match what is said in Japanese more. If I remember correctly, Totoro is going to be re-released as an actual Disney/Ghibli anime, rather than the meager crayola-crowd version that's available at the present.

As I understand it, there will be a new Miyazaki film out this year.. Howl's Moving Castle or something like that. Hopefully it will be released to a fair number of theaters like Spirited Away was.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Gargoyle
Vociferator
Joined: 04 Sep 2004
Posts: 387

Posted: 2/9/2005 8:37:11 PM     Post subject:  

Mononoke and Sen were distributed by Miramax, not Disney.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ZenZhu
TOP POSTER!
Joined: 22 Mar 2004
Posts: 1510

Posted: 2/9/2005 8:47:44 PM     Post subject:  

George could not bear to look Jane in the eye, and what was more was that she knew why as sure as George knew what would cause Mr. Spacely to scream until he was hoarse. Not meeting her gaze, he turned away, struggling not to respond to the sound of her sobbing, obscured by Rosie's continued prattling. He now regretted more than ever giving Mr. Spacely what he asked for after work, and yet, craved it more intensely than anything Jane could do for him, or even his daughter Judy who, he realized, would likely be drunk and receptive after her date with Elroy's babysitter.

I'll see you that and raise you this:

George stared red-eyed at the picture of his family on his desk. The holoframe displayed an image of his wife and children taken almost one year ago at the Spacely Sprockets company picnic. The picnic had been a particularly happy occasion. Elroy had just returned from the Hyvestian wars a decorated hero. Having proven himself a skilled pilot during the conflict, he had decided to pursue a military career and soon landed a position as a test pilot for experimental spacecraft. Through a series of connections, George's pride and joy had also managed to get Spacely a government contract as a key supplier of mechanical parts. To stay on good terms with the government connections, Mr. Spacely had promoted George to the head of Division 21, which regulated the quality assurance and quality control for all products developed for the government. As the smiling faces stared back at him from the picture, George thought back to that day, and how everything seemed to be looking up.

His gaze shifted to the calendar. Today was the two-month annivesary of the accident that would bring his world crashing down around him.. almost literally. He winced inwardly as the recalled the image of the Starfire XSR-1.0 prototype assault corvette spiraling toward the New Vegas desert floor, his only son at the controls. He took a swig from the bottle of bourbon he had taken to keeping in his desk drawer as he heard his son's last words over the transponder.
"This is Lt. Cmdr El..y J...son..... cannot regain....-trol of craft... too late to ej..ct! Too lat.......EAAAGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!..........................."

George sat in silence as he looked down at his desk. Following the crash, an investigation had been opened to determine the cause of the failure. The Earth's government's top investigators had been brought in to sift through the wreckage with a fine-toothed comb. The investigators had linked the crash to a faulty overdrive unit in the gravimetric propulsion system. A malformed sprocket in the drive had thrown off the timing of the plasma fuel containment field. The resulting leak had almost immediately ignited the entire fuel supply. Given that the Starfire was effectively little more than a cockpit mounted on a fuel tank with wings, it was a wonder that the thing hadn't vaporized within seconds.

George took another drink, gritting his teeth against the burn as the alcohol poured down his throat. He gazed down at the sprocket, which had been delivered to him this morning. He looked at the charred piece of metal sitting in the clear plastic bag. Despite the damage to the component, he could still read the text engraved on the face of the metal:

"Product of Spacely Sprockets, Division 21."


You see what you made me do? Damn you, sir. Damn you to hell.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message