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The March (or May) of Progress...
HankCo
jacksonpublick
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…

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We Love You,

JP

P.S. Thanks for all the cookies.

P.P.S. Happy New Year!!!
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Hello, could I ask your advice on something? I know you have no control over the distribution of your show, but do you know to whom or to where two English girls could write in order to maybe get the new Venture into the UK? Even if it was just to make sure that it is released on UK iTunes? If you could point us in the right direction, we'd be your fans for life*.

*Pointless promise as we're already committed life-long fandom, but I hope you grasp my sincerity.


Simon's latest Stop-motion labor of love!


Revisiting Return to Sider-Skull Island

I just watched Return to Spider Skull Island again. In the diner scene with boys and Dr. Orpheus, are the two waitresses canonically Dermot's mom and sister? Or is it just a coincidence?

I really need a new season.

The New Shirt of the week club?

At D*C last year You and Doc were discussing starting the shirt of the week club, and I've had several people ask me about it. Is there any sort update you can give me to pass on?

Do you watch 'An Idiot Abroad'?
Because they sent the guy to Japan, and had him interact with that Asimo robot, and the first thing he said was 'It walks like it s**t itself'.
And I thought of Robo-Bo. And I laughed.

The Netflix description of The Venture Bros.

Does not do the show justice.

Re: The Netflix description of The Venture Bros.

True... but the 5 star reviews and viewer comments more than make up for it!

Can we get an update?

There are a lot of rumors flying around about possible upcoming Venture Bros. related events. Can you give us a status update on just anything going on with the show?

Re: Can we get an update?

Nothing new or concrete to report. All the episodes for season 5 are done and delivered. We're just waiting for the network to air it.

Are you or Doc involved with Brock's portrayal in the upcoming Poker Night sequel?

Not really, but I was shown and reviewed all designs and scripts for it, and I think they did a good job. And Patrick Warburton plays Brock, and I'm always confident in his ability to Brock up any line of dialogue (or point out when he thinks "Brock wouldn't say this.")

June will rock!

Go Team Venture!

At least The Venture Bros., (and to a lesser extent), Falling Skies will get me through most of the blazing Colorado summer.

A blessing in disguise, perchance?

Edited at 2013-04-30 03:32 pm (UTC)

Brock in Xbox Live Arcade - covered
Season one on Netflix - covered
Season five premiere date moved - covered :-(
Season five premiere an hour long - awesome!

These Netflixians (trademark), will be able to watch Brock Sampson smash villains and Doc Venture be a horrible father. But without the commentary at what cost? Pioneer Netflix and be the first series to include commentary. That might be a good idea ( plus potential extra royalties would't be too shabby ).

Anyway, haven't seen an update in a while so just wanted to drop in and say hope everything's okay at the Astrobase. I can't really segue this but I will never get over how much I love the choice of color and design of the show. For instance, the preview picture of the lavender room the Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend are in is just f***king gorgeous. Such a well done written, produced, drawn show. Can't compliment it enough.

Countdown continues to June 2nd and as always, more Curse please.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC8WMvxzRis

Makes me salivate. please be at dragon con this year, I can finally get a vacation during that time.

Saw a new promo last night with a cavalcade of Venture Bros. Characters. Got the info about the Billboards, and about the Nitehawk Cinema premiere. Are there any more details you can give us about any more upcoming events? In re. Shirt Club, other premiere parties, etc.?
Thanks
Tim

Not much to report, as I am holed up in an L.A. motel room at the moment (where I did happen to catch that VB promo on TV last night). I know we're working out some kind of screening or series of screenings with the Alamo Drafthouse theater chain, but don't yet know which cities they'll happen in or what night(s). I only know that our intrepid sound engineer, Dave Paterson, is currently at work remixing both the season 4 finale and the season 5 premiere episodes for optimum wham-bam theatrical sound quality for the occasion, which I look forward to hearing upon my return to Gotham. As for Shirt Club--that's gonna happen. The designs are all done, they're super-cool, and we're working out the logistical details now.

So far we have: Nitehawk Cinema, The Alamo Drafthouse locations, and Cinemaworld in Fl.

Any word yet on potential screenings in the greater Atlanta, Ga area?

Edited at 2013-05-13 05:00 pm (UTC)

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