Rick and Morty might be the best Back to the Future inspired thing that has ever come out and we know that because of the origin of the show. Before the show was made it started as a Back to the Future parody and it evolved from there. The show also took a lot of inspiration from Justin Roiland’s other animated shorts. I guess technically all these shorts are in continuity with the actual show since there are an infinite number of possibilities in the Rick and Morty universe.
Last time I compiled pretty much all the “extra” Rick and Morty shorts or clips from commercials and what not that the show had. To better unerstand where some of the jokes came from here are almost all the previous shorts that Roiland worked on before Rick and Morty including The Real Animated Adventures of Doc and Mharti which ended up being a sort of pilot to the show. But we also see concepts for Dog World and ideas or characters that eventually made it to the show like with House of Cosbys or Mr. Jelly Bean. The quality varies within the shorts and it’s not the best work but you can see where the humor began being constructed after.
Roiland TV – Dog World
Mr. Jelly Bean rape jelly bean
Roiland TV – Relative Insanity Short #1
Relative Insanity 2
SCUD VLOG # 12
Doc and Mharti Lost Episode – The Origin of Rick & Morty
Planet of the Apes was one of the most successful franchises in its day having 5 movies total in its original run a TV show and even a cartoon. Since then it’s also one of the few franchises that was able to have a reboot as successful as the original but today we’ll only talk about the animated show that The Planet of the Apes had and why it deserves to have that name.
The show is not in direct continuity with the movies, but this is not some Saturday morning kid friendly version of the franchise. In fact it doesn’t really feel at all like a cartoon for kids most of the time. There is an ongoing plot and continuity within episodes as well as complex relationships. Some episodes do fall into the children’s cartoon mold but I was surprised by how different it felt.
Spider-Man is back at Marvel for the time being and Sony has been wanting to do their own Cinematic Universe for a while now and is going ahead with it, even without Spidey himself. Most people seem to be against it but is it really a bad idea?
Sony already tried to do a cinematic universe once before with The Amazing Spider-Man duology but it failed to catch on. As I wrote before, it’s not that bad of a movie even if it has its flaws and it wasn’t a bomb either, it just was a disappointment in the Box Office. Sony is clearly invested with Spider-Man as we’ve seen with it headlining E3 2017 with an exclusive game, an animated movie and various Spiderverse movies being worked on. Continue reading Sony’s Spider-Man Cinematic Universe→
As a kid I always thought of Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog SATAM sharing the same universe. And why not? Both had the same voice actor, basically the same premise only executed a bit differently and both had the same personality, likes and dislikes for Sonic. There is no reason not to think they aren’t in the same universe besides the fact that one is a much lighter take on it. Counting much of the stuff the two shows shared wasn’t from the videogames so you can’t say it’s because of the source material, so it’s not crazy to think this. Continue reading Sonic Animated Continuity→
I haven’t really liked many of the more recent adult animation that has been out there or internet fan favorites like Adventure time so I was quick to dismiss this show as well but I decided to check out an episode and by the second one I was hooked. So I quickly watched everything but also found out that there were “extra” episodes and no real archive of them anywhere, so here is everything I found of extra or special Rick and Morty episodes to scratch our need for more.
You have deleted scenes, two “Mini episodes” which were improvised in a panel for the most part and later animated by fans, the Simpsons couch gag cross-over, some promotional commercials and videos, the Judge Morty: State of Georgia Vs Rick Allen SDCC comic-con special and the animated one, Puppet Rick and Morty answer IGN reader questions, CGI Morty, Steamboat Morty, fake Action Figure commercial, Adult Swim promos, Rick’s time in detention and the clay Gumby extras/ Specials. The great thing about this is they all include the voices and counting that there’s an infinite number of universes all of these shorts are technically in continuity with the show. I’m missing any please let me know Continue reading Rick and Morty Special / Extra Episodes→
In 2010 instead of getting a new season of Power Rangers that followed up on Power Rangers RPM we got a “Re-version” of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. At this point Disney wanted to get rid of Power Rangers but they still had some contractual obligations for another show and Bandai wanted to make more toys and that’s the reason we got MMPRv2. During this time Bandai decided to make a contest called “Power Up Video Challenge” where you were supposed to finish off the following team up between Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Power Rangers RPM:
Now while it’s only a 2 minute stop motion video made with toys it was indeed official and I like to think of it as it taking place in the show, we just never got to see it. The website which is now long gone had the finalists and the winner sadly all of these videos are now lost forever. It wasn’t a huge loss however since the contest was for kids 13 or under and in none of the finalists did it seem that they got too much help from their parents so they weren’t exactly the best videos you can imagine.
The Power Rangers were getting a movie, I was quick to let my parents know that I was going to be there on release to see it. The poster intrigued me as I did not know who that pig monster was, surely he would be introduced in an episode that I hadn’t seen. Eventually the movie came out and I watched it and saw the origins of the new powers and I was delighted, it was everything I could ask for since I started watching season 1.
At a later time I see some previews for the newest season of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers and I see the zords and Ninja motif that we had been introduced to in the movie and I grow in excitement to see what’s going on. I watch the first episodes of the season and something is going horribly wrong, they are re-telling the story of the movie and contradicting everything I had just seen a few months before..was it no longer in continuity? Continue reading Mighty Morphin Power Rangers the Movie vs Season 3 continuity→