The Return of Talking Time

Go Back   The Return of Talking Time > Talking about media > Talking about TV and film

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-08-2019, 02:01 AM
Googleshng's Avatar
Googleshng Googleshng is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 16,343
Default I'm suddenly rather into Starkid Productions' Musicals

So a while ago, an Outer Heaven stream featured something called Holy Musical B@man, which left a really positive impression on me, and seemed like something other people would enjoy, so I went looking for it on youtube to show to some other people. And then I noticed that oh hey, the same group of people have done a good dozen of these weird high concept musicals mostly parodying pop culture in bizarre Deep Lore reimaginings, and have them all up on their official youtube channel, so, I have been binging a bit.

Attempts to encapsulate what I've gone through so far:

Holy Musical B@man! - Batman is basically a giant 5 year old and everything is canon at once. Highlights include Robin's origin story and kind of an amazing amalgamation of spot-on impressions of everyone who has ever played The Joker in a character that's technically someone else. Also Green Lantern creating beers, but only brands with green bottles.

Twisted - Doing the whole Wicked thing with Disney's Aladdin (I think before Disney seriously got into the habit of doing that themselves?) which works in a lot of allegorical inside baseball stuff and gets an impressive amount of mileage out of this guy:


The Trail to Oregon! - Exactly what it sounds like. Starts with the audience getting to name all the characters. Not nearly as much death from horrible diseases as you'd expect (but they have a lot of fun with what they do have there).

Ani - Being a more realistic take of what a middle-aged version of Anakin Skywalker progressed from the prequels would be like, Darth Vader is a Rodney Dangerfield-like fat over the hill loser puttering around on the Death Star until someone convinces him to ditch his "lame government job" and return to his true passion, pod-racing. Eventually has a decidedly show-stealing drunk Obi-Wan summing up what happened in the prequels.

Firebringer -

... which is kind of a hard premise to pad out to 2 hours so it kinda falls really flat next to the rest of these, but does score points for having an almost all-female cast, everyone being canonically bi, and having a pretty rad giant sabertoothed tiger puppet.

The Guy Who Didn't Like Musicals - Very much of a bodysnatchers/zombie outbreak/Colour out of Space/pod people sort of thing where the horrible contagion is being-in-a-musical so, very meta and 4th wall breaking as a small group of survivors consistently break the 4th wall and struggle against the urge to sing about their personal motivations.

So, good stuff. Funny. Catchy songs. Deep cuts.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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 -7. The time now is 03:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Your posts İyou, 2007