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MTV Begins Casting On Super-Hero Reality Show (Dateless Losers In Spandex, Displaying "Powers")
Newsarama.com ^ | 11/30/04 | Matt Brady

Posted on 11/30/2004 2:41:56 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Ready to take your fandom to the next level? MTV has opened applications for a new reality show, the premise of which will involve a group of fans who have designed their own super hero characters. Here’s the rub though – the finalists will live together in a house as their hero, and compete against celebrity villains for the grand prize – having their character published in a comic book. According to the production company, a “Legendary Comic Book Creator”

As the production company is being mum about further details, it’s unclear if this show is the previously announced teaming of Stan Lee (who would fit the “Legendary Creator” slot) and Bruce Nash. News of that show broke in the trades in March of 2003.

Each week on the show, contestants will be pitted against villains in tests of their “super powers.”

The show will be casting in Los Angeles, and will shoot in February. Fans of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities and personalities are sought.

More information, and an application, can be found at: http://www.whowantstobeasuperhero.tv/ .


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: ambiguouslygayduo; boycottviacommie; cartoons; comic; comicbook; comicbooks; comics; culturewar; freakshow; geeks; geekshow; mtv; pajamaleague; pla; realityshow; ridicule; stanlee; superfreaks; superheroes; superpowers; supervillains; viacom

1 posted on 11/30/2004 2:41:57 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

MTV - Cutting Edge Cultural Decay


2 posted on 11/30/2004 2:43:09 PM PST by lormand (Dead People Vote DemocRAT)
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To: lormand

Cripes... can't they just play music videos again?


3 posted on 11/30/2004 2:45:18 PM PST by Terabitten (Live as a bastion of freedom and democracy in the midst of the heart of darkness.)
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To: Xenalyte
Gotta be room for a sword-toting Amazon in there somewhere.
4 posted on 11/30/2004 2:45:25 PM PST by martin_fierro (00111100 00100000 01111100 00111010 00101001 01111110)
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To: martin_fierro

I better bookmark this, this show looks like one not to be missed.


5 posted on 11/30/2004 2:47:02 PM PST by speed_addiction (Ninja's last words, "Hey guys. Watch me just flip out on that big dude over there!")
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; mhking

This movie was hilarious for the first 40 minutes or so ... then pbpthpthpb. < |:P~

6 posted on 11/30/2004 2:48:16 PM PST by martin_fierro (00111100 00100000 01111100 00111010 00101001 01111110)
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To: martin_fierro

My favorite was, "The Spleen".


7 posted on 11/30/2004 2:49:19 PM PST by Old Sarge
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To: Old Sarge

Favorite line: "What...? *I* got powers!"


9 posted on 11/30/2004 2:51:31 PM PST by martin_fierro (00111100 00100000 01111100 00111010 00101001 01111110)
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To: martin_fierro
Oh, yeah. THAT'S what America has been breathlessly awaiting all this time, by golly: acned, overweight fanboys crawling out of their parents' basements, en masse, wearing their crudely modified (and oddly stained) Batman Underoos.

"Quick, Robin! Grease me up so I can shimmy back into my specially-reinforced battle thong, for pity's sake -- !" :) How many 400-pound female barbarians in fur bikinis do you think will apply?

10 posted on 11/30/2004 2:52:07 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; martin_fierro; mikrofon
I propose we all go as . . .

THE PAJAMA LEAGUE OF AMERICA

11 posted on 11/30/2004 2:58:48 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (FReepers in Their Sleepers.)
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To: ZellsBells
Does this mean that "Who Wants To Be a Dungeonmaster?" will be released soon?

These six young men have all just made their respective Saving Throws Vs. Girl Cooties.

For life. :)

12 posted on 11/30/2004 2:59:23 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; xsmommy; JoeSixPack1; blackie; uglybiker; BraveMan
SUPERHERO NAME STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES NEMESIS
Pittsburgh Man Resists severe economic downturns with aplomb Pierogis The Cleveland Cad
Good Humor Gal Dying is easy. Comedy is hard. Sometimes cries on the inside P.C. Princess
The Motorcyclist Can ride in any weather Sturgis, SD Cager Boy

13 posted on 11/30/2004 3:07:41 PM PST by martin_fierro (00111100 00100000 01111100 00111010 00101001 01111110)
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To: Charles Henrickson
You're all just eaten up with jealousy over my startling attractive homemade costume. Admit it.

I said ADMIT IT, damn you -- ! :)

14 posted on 11/30/2004 3:11:45 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Shyeah. Right. "Genral/Chat" my butt.

If I'd inserted a photo of Catherine Zeta-Jones into this thread, and left everything else exactly the same: it'd still be in News, right now. :)

15 posted on 11/30/2004 3:26:10 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

16 posted on 11/30/2004 3:27:16 PM PST by cowboyway (My Hero's have always been cowboys.)
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To: martin_fierro

What's MTV?


18 posted on 11/30/2004 4:18:49 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: blackie
What's MTV?

Health and beauty tips, mainly.

:)

19 posted on 11/30/2004 4:27:48 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
People don't visit Newsarama by accident, so you DC or Marvel?

Anyway, this show could be funny, but we'll see. MTV is really hit or miss lately.

20 posted on 11/30/2004 4:29:35 PM PST by Hawkeye's Girl
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To: Hawkeye's Girl
so you DC or Marvel?

Both; but primarily '60s and '70s (Silver and bronze Ages), due to my advanced years... "Mockingbird." :)

21 posted on 11/30/2004 4:31:30 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Perfect!! :)


22 posted on 11/30/2004 4:51:30 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Tragically Single

I was giving some thought to the lack of videos being played on MTV and VH1 the other night when I caught a few seconds of yet another countdown show about videos (this one, I believe, was about video cliches in Metal videos).

Over the past 10 or 20 years popular music (regardless of genre) has been a rapidly evolving beast where bands and music styles come and go in a year's time when it once took five or 10 years for similar changes.

I think the music industry can't keep up with the demand that music television has put on the performers. They've got to have new videos, new songs, new albums (CDs), new faces, and they've got to have it yesterday.

A radio station can play a song multiple times all day long (as long as the song is good), because of the listening trends of its audience. But a television station can't play the same video repeatedly in one day, it will lose viewership. So they've got to come up with other stuff: Road Rules, countdown shows, The Real World. Now, rather than playing music videos, they're in the business of putting on television shows that will get them ratings.

I'm indifferent to it because I wouldn't watch the videos any more than I watch the stoopid shows, but I do like "Best Week Ever."


23 posted on 11/30/2004 4:59:59 PM PST by SittinYonder (Tancredo and I wanna know what you believe)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Fans of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities and personalities are sought.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! They may - MAY - put one fat person in the mix just to have someone to humiliate. Everyone else will be physically perfect.

24 posted on 11/30/2004 5:07:54 PM PST by Dont Mention the War (W2: Coming January 20, 2005! Be There!)
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To: SittinYonder
I think the music industry can't keep up with the demand that music television has put on the performers. They've got to have new videos, new songs, new albums (CDs), new faces, and they've got to have it yesterday. A radio station can play a song multiple times all day long (as long as the song is good), because of the listening trends of its audience. But a television station can't play the same video repeatedly in one day, it will lose viewership.

I think the country music industry would disagree. There are two full time country music video channels (GAC and CMT) that do play videos almost all day long.

25 posted on 11/30/2004 6:29:14 PM PST by Terabitten (Live as a bastion of freedom and democracy in the midst of the heart of darkness.)
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To: Tragically Single

I only get CMT, but if you've noticed in the last few months there have been fewer videos and an increasing number of countdown and even reality shows. I was very disappointed when this started because I enjoyed CMT as background noise.


26 posted on 11/30/2004 6:57:11 PM PST by SittinYonder (Tancredo and I wanna know what you believe)
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To: Tragically Single
Here's some bands they could play:

Vintage clips from Ron Haydock & The Boppers (as seen in Rat Pfink A Boo Boo):

And modern superhero rock and roll from:

The Go-Nuts:

and

The Aquabats (ska actually):

27 posted on 11/30/2004 10:07:27 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: Dont Mention the War

28 posted on 11/30/2004 10:09:15 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Oddball Comics - The Craziest Comics Ever Published! - by Scott Shaw!

“Plump Lump”? “Black Whack”? “Ticklepuss”? Holy Innuendo! Y’know, even without the startling image of that gigantic phallic object protruding between Herbie’s – I mean, the Fat Fury’s – leotard-wearing legs, the sheer sexual inferences of the phrases on this comic’s cover would place this comic deep in Oddball territory!

There’s no denying that ACG’s HERBIE may very well be the single oddest Oddball Comic book series ever published... < /excerpt >


29 posted on 11/30/2004 10:19:32 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: martin_fierro

Seek out the original...

http://www.flamingcarrot.com/


30 posted on 11/30/2004 10:30:54 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Dear MTV:

Here's how you can return to your former glory in only three easy steps:

Step 1= Dump this "reality TV" garbage and your moronic "Rock the Vote" shenanigans; nobody wants to watch idiotic nobodies mugging for the camera just because it's cheaper to produce than a REAL show.

Step 2=Bring back your amazing animation department from the 90's; Hell, just bring back Liquid Television, Beavis and Butthead and Aeon Flux.

Step 3= Resume airing ACTUAL MUSIC VIDEOS, not this p***y TRL crap. Start with Headbanger Ball.

When you have returned to your former glory, I will return to your programming. Thanx.

-Signed, A former MTV viewer who'd rather watch grass grow than another episode of "Road Rules".


31 posted on 11/30/2004 11:26:03 PM PST by RockAgainsttheLeft04 (PUNY FREEPERS: I am the Moderator-- bow down before me and await my orders...)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Wow .. they are just sooooooooo creative with these new shows
32 posted on 11/30/2004 11:29:53 PM PST by Mo1 (Should be called Oil for Fraud and not Oil for Food)
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