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Old July 3 2013, 04:16 AM   #61
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Just finished watching this week's episode. Best of the season so far, in large part because (a) it dealt with the overarching mythology and (b) lots of Brock.
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Old July 9 2013, 07:56 AM   #62
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Just finished watching this week's episode. Best of the season so far, in large part because (a) it dealt with the overarching mythology and (b) lots of Brock.
Can't argue with that, it was a great episode.


I also enjoyed this weeks ep "Momma's Boys" alot as well. Lot of call backs to previous eps. Wasn't really surprised that Myra wasn't the boys real mom. Also thought it was interesting that they had Dermot find out that Rusty was his dad, and revealing that to him and the boys. Will be interesting to see how that's followed up on.

Regarding next weeks ep....it has the OSI "hot on the trail" of The Guild. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I recall an ep. where they talked about the need for The Guild....something along the lines of there needing to be some kind of order in a world where people have super powers or can invent death rays and shit? That The Guild and all those by laws helped keep this kind of stuff from going ape shit and destroying the world?

Also, is it just me, or are they using computer objects these days? The X1 two weeks ago and the hover tank and jeep when it exits hover tank, were cg. Didn't have any problem with it, just seemed to stand out a bit.
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Old July 9 2013, 03:16 PM   #63
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Maybe the Guild is going beyond those nebulous terms of agreement and beginning to cause a serious power shift that could truly threaten the planet. Either that or the writers just said, "Aww, screw it. We have a neat idea for a story; let's go with it."

Oddly enough, I keep tricking myself into thinking this is "Venture Bros." last season. But then I remember, "No, it's 'Futurama' that is concluding." I don't know why I keep thinking that.

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Old July 9 2013, 04:44 PM   #64
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Maybe the Guild is going beyond those nebulous terms of agreement and beginning to cause a serious power shift that could truly threaten the planet. Either that or the writers just said, "Aww, screw it. We have a neat idea for a story; let's go with it."
Did a little reading up on past seasons (damn that long wait between them) and season 4's finale involved Guild mole's in the OSI, but it didn't go into much detail as to the why's.

On the downside, this season only has 9 episodes....but I read that the hour long premiere counts as two episodes...which means there's only two episodes left. Apparently season 6 will be 9 as well.

It sucks, but at least we'll be getting more eps. While I appreciate that Venture Brothers is done in traditional animation, I wonder if there's not some way they could transition that over to Flash or whatevers being used these days, while still retaining the look of the show.
The long gaps can't be helping the show and I'd like to see where these characters go and for them to be able to wrap things up in a satisfactory manner. With the recent developments it just feels like there's enough life in the show for a few more seasons.
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Old July 12 2013, 04:57 AM   #65
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Regarding next weeks ep....it has the OSI "hot on the trail" of The Guild. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I recall an ep. where they talked about the need for The Guild....something along the lines of there needing to be some kind of order in a world where people have super powers or can invent death rays and shit? That The Guild and all those by laws helped keep this kind of stuff from going ape shit and destroying the world?
Yes. Over the years more and more clues have been dropped that the guild is not really an organization to enable super villains. It's an organization to control them.

That being said while I appreciated that this episode brought forth some major plot resolutions regarding Dermot and Rusty and hank and Dean's mother I can't say I enjoyed it from a comedic sense. It was probably the weakest episode of the season so far.
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Old July 20 2013, 09:15 PM   #66
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Poor Rusty. Death by disco ball it seems. Fitting. Maybe it was the same one used by Emory and Olgethorpe
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Old July 20 2013, 11:09 PM   #67
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How heavy are disco balls? It would have to be cast iron to hammer him into the ground... He's inside the ball? Or does Rusty's death activate the dormant Rusty protocols inside the Monarch?
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Old July 22 2013, 03:30 PM   #68
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Merciful Mogg, Dr. Girlfriend sure looked fine in her "mock" imperial Chinese robes! (Not that she ever looked bad in anything she sported.) And, yes, I realized The Monarch's was almost detail for detail, Ming's ensemble from the 1980 version of Flash Gordon, certainly the collar section, anyway.

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Old July 22 2013, 05:27 PM   #69
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Merciful Mogg, Dr. Girlfriend sure looked fine in her "mock" imperial Chinese robes! (Not that she ever looked bad in anything she sported.) And, yes, I realized The Monarch's was almost detail for detail, Ming's ensemble from the 1980 version of Flash Gordon, certainly the collar section, anyway.

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Dr. Girlfriends outfit was Padme's outfit from The Phantom Menace.

Overall I was a bit underwhelmed by this finale and the season as a whole. Maybe I need to watch it all again on the tail end of a series re-watch. I didn't care for 21 going back to the Monarch though. At times he was a cool bad ass who could fly solo....at other times he was a cool bad ass who couldn't function efficiently without being part of a larger group (see his screw up with the OSI undercover operation)

I suppose it fits in with the overall theme of "failure"....

I did like the scene at the end with Hank and Dean, it was actually touching.

Finally got a good look at the photo of the Monarch as a child. It looks innocent enough....or it could be showing Jonas trying to "steal" Monarch's mom while Rusty is "stealing" Monarch's toy truck. In essence capturing the basic nature of the Ventures.

The scene where Rusty and The Monarch bemoan the current state of their lives was enjoyable. It almost seems like The Monarch's run out of steam, but is expected to hate on Rusty and so continues out of habit.

IIRC, the show was guaranteed a season five, six and a movie length episode. If season six is the last one, it'll have a reduced episode count while trying to wrap it all up. I hope they can pull it off as well as they did the season 4 finale which I believe was intended to serve as a series finale in the event the show didn't get picked up again, and it does work in that regard.

Also, I hope we don't have to wait for another two or three years for season 6.
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Old July 22 2013, 10:23 PM   #70
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Wait? That was the end? But I was only just getting warmed up!
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Old July 22 2013, 10:33 PM   #71
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Yeah. It wasn't bad, it just didn't feel like a season ender. The guys apparently said at SDCC that this leads into the season opener which will be more like a traditional season finale.
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Old July 23 2013, 04:28 AM   #72
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And when will that air, two and a half years from now?
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Old July 23 2013, 07:10 AM   #73
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Wait? That was the end? But I was only just getting warmed up!
I know the feeling!


An observation....it's possible that Vendata could be the Monarch's father. Maybe. At the end of last weeks ep, he staggers in and mentions something about the plane going down or something and wonders where his wife is.

The Monarch's parents died in a plane crash. It's possible that Jonas Venture tried to keep his friend alive as a cyborg.

Or it could all be bullshit
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Old July 23 2013, 02:54 PM   #74
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Crap, here I was thinking Vendata was Major Tom - which now that I think about it makes no sense since his body was still stuck at the bottom of the ocean in season one.

Vendata being The Monach's dad makes almost too perfect sense, good catch.

Another random thought; While Gary going back to the Monachs does feel like the only option he had left really, anyone else suspect/maybe hope that he might be an OSI plant?

Sure Hunter was a colossal douche to him, but he's also the best placed person to get more info on the council now that Dr Mrs has taken Vendata's spot.
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And when will that air, two and a half years from now?
Well, at Comic Con they said they are writing it now, so yeah, probably.
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