Venture Brothers Season 5

mikeybot

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Ok, it doesn't start til next year, but the Halloween special is this Sunday.
Here's some clips:

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Rusty drinks the absolute worst things known to man

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Clips of season 5 from the NYCC panel

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I for one, welcome our new black haired Dean Venture overlords.

Can't wait for this to start, I am way too big a fan of this show.
 
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Was wondering when it was coming back. This show takes forever to make because unlike most adult swim shows its animated very well.
 

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Was wondering when it was coming back. This show takes forever to make because unlike most adult swim shows its animated very well.
That and it's just the two of them writing the episodes.
 

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I'm going to try to get into this show. Never watched it despite hearing regularly terrific things about it.
 

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I didn't get into it right away when it started airing until I saw the 6th episode "Tag Sale - You're It". The polt is that Dr. Venture needs some money, so he's going to have a yard sale to try to sell off some of his old stuff and random inventions of his dad's that he doesn't want/use.
The references in the episode are really good.

So, definitely start with the first one, but if you're not quite getting into it from the first couple, watch that one, then go back.
They are also really good with continuity. There's off the cuff jokes/comments in season 4 that reference stuff in season 1 that I didn't pick up on until I went back to watch and thought 'holy shit, I forgot they said that back then"
 

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So I'm like 3/4 into the first season and I am glad to be getting aboard this train. I also realized that if you want a cheap, easy way to make me laugh, throw in a robot-y robot. HELPeR, SAM from NTSF:SD:SUV::, even the Wafflebot from the third Harold and Kumar movie. An old-school style robot, even if it's sleek, just appeals to my sense of humor in a way very few things do.
 

LiddyRules

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Not spoiling anything, but the Rocky robot makes an appearance in one of the later episodes

Also, you're going to want to check out the Christmas songs they put out every year, especially 'Venture Aid' and 'Fairytale of New York'.
I want as much Ventures as I can get. I've also started slowing down my watching because I don't want it to end.
 
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Dam, season 3 already. When you get to "Handsome Ransom" from season 4 episode 2 please post a review.

That is a extra special episode if you grew up in the early 90s.

Season 4 is where the show really picked up in my eyes.
 

LiddyRules

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Dam, season 3 already.
Can you blame me?

When you get to "Handsome Ransom" from season 4 episode 2 please post a review.

That is a extra special episode if you grew up in the early 90s.
I did! I did grow up in the 90s!
 

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I want as much Ventures as I can get. I've also started slowing down my watching because I don't want it to end.
Don't worry about that. I've seen the entire series probably 3 times and still pick up stuff. Plus, there's things that happen in say the 2nd season that you forget about that are referenced in the 4th.
 
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Don't worry about that. I've seen the entire series probably 3 times and still pick up stuff. Plus, there's things that happen in say the 2nd season that you forget about that are referenced in the 4th.
I liked the show until it reached season 4. When 4 hit that show hit a turning point that made it amazing.

That's just my opinion though.
 

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I liked the show until it reached season 4. When 4 hit that show hit a turning point that made it amazing.

That's just my opinion though.
Are you saying you liked it more after season 4 or did you leave words out there? *confused*
 
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Are you saying you liked it more after season 4 or did you leave words out there? *confused*
No, I just had a mild interest of the show until season 4. Thats when the show really hit for me.
 

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New season starts in either March or May!!

The March (or May) of Progress...

jacksonpublick

December 29th, 2012
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Brooklyn, NY

Listening To:
Definitive Gaze - Magazine

Hello again…

A belated "Merry Christmas" to you all, and a preemptive "Happy New Year." Apologies for not offering up a Venture Christmas song this season, but we converted to Mayanism earlier this year, so we no longer believed in Christmas and fully believed the world would end on December 21st. Also, we were super-busy with post-production on The Venture Bros. Season 5, as well as with decorating our giant stone calendar and practicing human head soccer.

So now it's back to post-production. Here's where we currently stand with the season: We've already delivered half of the fully finished episodes to the network, and the rest are in various states of post-production. This week we received the rough cut of the final episode from Korea (which is actually the second half of what will be our premiere episode) so I'm spending the day scouring it for errors and typing up retakes notes. Then tonight I'm headed to a final sound mix session for the 6th episode. We'll finish the picture edit for the 7th episode a day or two into the new year and turn it over to our sound engineer, then move on to editing the 8th episode.

Since we're idiots who decided to write and produce our hour-long premiere episode last, we can't start airing until the last episode is finished. I don't currently know exactly when our premiere date is. I've heard it could be as soon as mid-March or as late as early May, but we're racing to get that premiere special done in time for March.

And now that I've seen all of the episodes in one form or another, I can truthfully say it's going to be a great season. The crew in every department of the production really stepped up their game (and new crew members brought new game)--the show's never looked or sounded better. And as writers, Doc and I hit a really great, confident stride that, I think, combines some of the best qualities of seasons past with a uniquely season 5 freshness. A good mix of new characters and old (some of which haven't been seen in quite a while), high adventure in exotic locations and internal strife on the home front. You will like it!

(Incidentally, the guest voices this season include J.K. Simmons, Larry Murphy, Paget Brewster, John Hodgman, Wyatt Cenac, Tim Meadows, Gillian Jacobs, Bill Hader, and the kicking-ass-on-SNL-this-season Kate McKinnon!)

We're also looking ahead to next season. Doc and I have big plans for season 6 and are champing at the bit to get started writing it. But first we have to write the script for our proposed long-form Venture Bros. special. We've got a pretty epic story planned, involving an epic number of cast members in an epic setting, so it's a pretty epic task ahead of us. The story will bridge seasons 5 & 6, so our mission is to tie up a lot of threads from season 5 (and 4, and 3…) and start a few new ones in the process. The sooner we write that, the sooner we'll write season 6--and the sooner we do all this writing, the sooner we'll be back on the air. My hope, as always, is to tighten that interminable gap between seasons--because I don't like waiting to show you new Venture Bros. any more than you like waiting to see new Venture Bros. So wish us luck…

Anyway, I posted a bunch of season 5 screen grabs on my Tumblr, but here's a few more for you LJ loyalists…






















We Love You,

JP

P.S. Thanks for all the cookies.

P.P.S. Happy New Year!!!

 

LiddyRules

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It's fun to be excited about something new to be excited about!
 

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I can't wait for the new season. I didn't think Season 4 was so bad, but it was weaker than the others. I think its due to the fact that they were pressured to pick up the pace for the newer season.

If the special was any indication I think this season will be pretty good.
 
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I can't wait for the new season. I didn't think Season 4 was so bad, but it was weaker than the others. I think its due to the fact that they were pressured to pick up the pace for the newer season.

If the special was any indication I think this season will be pretty good.
Season 4 was my favorite of the seasons. I thought the other ones were good but lacked the pace and humor that season 4 had.

"WOOONDEEERRRRR BOOOYYYYY!"