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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

7 Comments

  1. Hmmm. Looks like this season will be considerably more acid-trippy than the previous ones.

    Doesn’t have a major laugh-out-loud moment like the last season’s trailer had with The Nozzle and the OSI theme song. But it does have me intrigued.

  2. I’ve never had any interest in Venture Bros. because it has effectively killed all chances I’d have of enjoying a legit Jonny Quest revival; thanks to VB, that series – possibly America’s first action-animation show – is now nothing but a laughingstock. All I need to see is the preview pic on the viewer of a strung-out Jonny and I know it’s more of the same old shit.

  3. There will never be a true legit Jonny Quest revival, imo.

    The Bigwig Producers dont seem to get that Jonny Quest was not about the kids running around with computer VR or falling in love with friends, or trying to imply homoerotic relationships or merchandise tie-ins. It was an adventure series, end of story. If they tried it today it would be a crossbetween Dawson’s Creek and Alias.

    Sorry, I just picked up the original series on DVD and watch the real Jonny Quest.

    That said, The Venture Bros. is great! It spoofs the whole genre, including super heroes. It (and Robot Chicken) are the only decent things that Adult Swim manages to put out.

  4. George McBain on

    Glad to see The Sovereign/David Bowie will get some screen time again!

    Also love 21’s comments about podcasting, heh.

  5. Although to be fair, Johnny Quest does show up several times as a junkie, so it’s not too inaccurate an assumption.

    And I wouldn’t say the show turns Johnny Quest into a laughingstock – sure, it parodies a lot of aspects of it, and it’s a comedy, but it also delivers tons of actual action and has well-developed characters. If anything, it holds Dr. Venture up as a failure next to his father, who is the true stand-in for Dr. Quest.

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