Some planned, some unplanned. IGN complies this list (and clips) of some of the great (and not so great — Nikita, really?) television programs which said goodbye in 2013.
Archive for December, 2013
Just released from the UW-Madison Badgers’ official YouTube account.
This is them, taking a moment to watch the game from an Orlando hotel ballroom as they prepare for Wednesday’s bowl game. Take special note to the second angle, which focuses on the sole Bears fan in attendance.
Merry Christmas everyone. A little treat that I’m still upset Hulu does not put out annually.
Found this on YouTube, very well could get taken down soon for copyright violations by the time you click “Play,” but I remember this as teenager and it always stuck with me.
The clip is pretty self-explanatory, it’s an alternate ending of the Frank Capra Christmas classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” as performed by the SNL cast circa 1986 with Dana Carvey doing his Jimmy Stewart, and Phil Hartman (gone, but not forgotten) playing the role of “Uncle Billy.”
The truth is, there actually is a scripted alternate ending to “It’s a Wonderful Life” out there. It just was never filmed.
The story goes that it involves a scene where Angel 2nd Class Clarance makes an appearance before Mr. Potter, and it is supposed to take place just before the friends and family start arriving at the Bailey household. Clarance tells Potter that the life he has lead has been one of offering nothing but misery and suffering for others and then shows him his final destination — Hell. Potter, horrified and terrified at all this, has a heart attack and it is left to the audience to decide if he dies then and there.
The scene then shifts back to the Bailey household, likely just as all the money comes pouring in from George’s family and friends.
Reportedly Capra felt the movie could survive just fine without a “the villain gets what’s coming to him” scene and cut it out. That, and it was ruled as way too macabre.
Twenty years ago, seven men sent shock waves across the comics industry as the top artists at Marvel bolted in one move to create their own company.
The result was Image Comics, and the excitement and effect on the collector market (both good and bad) was known as “The Image Revolution.” Twenty years later, that story is now a documentary set to be released later this month.
20 years ago, a group of artists left Marvel Comics to create their own company, a company that continues to influence mainstream comics and culture to this day. Image Comics began as more than just a publisher — it was a response to years of creator mistreatment, and it changed comics forever.
The Image Revolution will tell the story of Image Comics, from its founders’ work at Marvel, through Image’s early days, the ups and downs of the ’90s, and the publisher’s new generation of properties like The Walking Dead. We will tell the company’s story through new interviews with the people who made it happen.
Todd McFarlane, Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Marc Silvestri, Rob Liefeld, Whilce Portacio, and Jim Valentino. Each, with their own reasons to leave (Todd wanted to make a statement about creator-owned comics, Erik wanted to draw his own stories, Rob wanted to get rich, while Jim Lee was brought on-board to just “stick it to Marvel” by robbing the top artist of the top comic in the industry — X-Men.), each with their own ideas.
It was a time when comic book artists became both rock stars and millionaires overnight. And with the rare exception of Robert Kirkman, the creator of “The Walking Dead,” it won’t ever happen again.
Jim Lee sold his part of Image to DC Comics in 1999, and now is its “Co-Publisher.”
Liefeld was said to have openly stolen from the company finances, was forced out, and barely avoided jail time (or so the story goes). For it, he has been a pariah to the industry since the late-90s and has kept himself going with work at Marvel, DC, and some creator-owned work. In 2007, he was let back into Image.
They were Image Comics. And it’s impossible to think of the comics of today without them.