RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 140,168
Posts: 5,435,173
Members: 24,939
Currently online: 484
Newest member: katlynwomack

TrekToday headlines

Two Official Starships Collection Ships
By: T'Bonz on Oct 22

Pine In New Skit
By: T'Bonz on Oct 21

Stewart In Holiday Film
By: T'Bonz on Oct 21

The Red Shirt Diaries #8
By: T'Bonz on Oct 20

IDW Publishing January Comics
By: T'Bonz on Oct 20

Retro Review: Chrysalis
By: Michelle on Oct 18

The Next Generation Season Seven Blu-ray Details
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17

CBS Launches Streaming Service
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17

Yelchin In New Indie Thriller
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17

Saldana In The Book of Life
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Science Fiction & Fantasy

Science Fiction & Fantasy Farscape, Babylon 5, Star Wars, Firefly, vampires, genre books and film.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old June 4 2012, 03:49 PM   #1
jefferiestubes8
Commodore
 
Location: New York City
video- Marvel Appeals to George Lucas for ‘Howard the Duck’ 25th Anv.

This video was hilarious.

4 minute with stop motion animation appeal to Lucas for approval and attend a party.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...v=71h3Mo3Lbro#!



LucasFilm’s red-headed step child celebrated his 25th anniversary last year with little fanfare. The 1986 sci-fi comedy Howard the Duck, starring a walking, talking duck was hyped upon release but bombed spectacularly when it hit theaters. Now it’s regularly mentioned amongst the worst films of all time. Since then though, the film gained an appreciative cult fan base. Among that fan base are the people at the company that originated the character, Marvel Comics.
Just enjoy the video...
Marvel Appeals to George Lucas for ‘Howard the Duck’ 25th Anniversary Blu-ray

related old thread:
'Howard The Duck' on dvd
jefferiestubes8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 4 2012, 04:54 PM   #2
Greg Cox
Vice Admiral
 
Location: Oxford, PA
Re: video- Marvel Appeals to George Lucas for ‘Howard the Duck’ 25th A

If ever a Marvel character cried out for a reboot . . . .

Loved the original Steve Gerber comics. Hated the movie.
__________________
www.gregcox-author.com
Greg Cox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 4 2012, 06:12 PM   #3
Mr. Adventure
Admiral
 
Mr. Adventure's Avatar
 
Location: Mr. Adventure
Re: video- Marvel Appeals to George Lucas for ‘Howard the Duck’ 25th A

All the ducktits mentions in the comments was cracking me up.

I actually know Howard from those old B&W magazines more than the comics. I think the movie's infamy makes it hard to revisit and the source material was crazy and grippy to begin with.

EDIT: oops, "trippy", though maybe grippy as well

Last edited by Mr. Adventure; June 4 2012 at 11:02 PM.
Mr. Adventure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 4 2012, 10:55 PM   #4
RJDementia13
Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion
 
RJDementia13's Avatar
 
Location: RJDiogenes of Boston
Re: video- Marvel Appeals to George Lucas for ‘Howard the Duck’ 25th A

Awesome. Maybe they'll do a stop-motion Howard movie.

I'd love to see a movie based on the Gerber stuff. Nobody could write Howard like him.
__________________
Please stop by my Gallery and YouTube Page for a visit. And read Trunkards! And check out my Heroes essays.
RJDementia13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 4 2012, 11:01 PM   #5
Greg Cox
Vice Admiral
 
Location: Oxford, PA
Re: video- Marvel Appeals to George Lucas for ‘Howard the Duck’ 25th A

I always thought they should have gone the Roger Rabbit route: with an animated Howard trapped in a world of live-action "hairless apes."
__________________
www.gregcox-author.com
Greg Cox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 5 2012, 09:33 AM   #6
RJDementia13
Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion
 
RJDementia13's Avatar
 
Location: RJDiogenes of Boston
Re: video- Marvel Appeals to George Lucas for ‘Howard the Duck’ 25th A

That's a great idea. That could really capture the feel of those early Frank Brunner issues, contrasting cartoony Howard with the very realistic and detailed (if fantastic) settings.
__________________
Please stop by my Gallery and YouTube Page for a visit. And read Trunkards! And check out my Heroes essays.
RJDementia13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 5 2012, 06:19 PM   #7
Admiral James Kirk
Writer
 
Admiral James Kirk's Avatar
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
Re: video- Marvel Appeals to George Lucas for ‘Howard the Duck’ 25th A

I'm sure George Lucas is like: "Fuck you, Marvel! Don't blame me for that shit! I only agreed to produce it as a favor to Willard Huyk!"

Which is true. Willard Huyk and his wife wrote the screenplay to American Graffiti when Lucas didn't have two dimes to rub together. Lucas is fanatically loyal to people who were loyal to him, hence he allowed them to use his name to get Howard the Duck off the ground.

Of course he's been regretting it ever since...

BTW we had a secret Santa at work this last year. Howard the Duck was my secret Santa gift to my poor, unsuspecting coworker. I am writing this posting from my shallow grave in the Arizona desert.
Admiral James Kirk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 5 2012, 07:17 PM   #8
Greg Cox
Vice Admiral
 
Location: Oxford, PA
Re: video- Marvel Appeals to George Lucas for ‘Howard the Duck’ 25th A

Howard the Duck is a movie that might have actually benefited from a smaller budget. They completely missed the fact that the original comics ran on satire and substituted lots of slapstick and SFX in place of Gerber's mordant, somewhat antisocial humor . . . .

It needed to be a smart-alecky cult film, based on an inconoclastic cult comic, instead of a big would-be blockbuster. More Kevin Smith than GOONIES, if you know what I mean.
__________________
www.gregcox-author.com
Greg Cox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 5 2012, 09:09 PM   #9
WalkerBait
Trekker4747
 
WalkerBait's Avatar
 
Location: Kansas City
Re: video- Marvel Appeals to George Lucas for ‘Howard the Duck’ 25th A

I'd love to see one, then maybe we can get a RiffTrax for it.
__________________
Just because it's futuristic doesn't mean it's practical.
WalkerBait is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:36 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.