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July 08 2008

Nathan talks about his Wonder Woman experience. TV Guide has a short chat with both Nathan and Keri Russell about what working with each other again was like during their voice-over work for the straight-to-DVD Wonder Woman movie.

Some of that sounds like his interview snippets on the 'Wonder Woman' sneak peek that's an extra on the 'Batman: Gotham Knight' DVD. It's a nice cast for WW too, i'll probably pick it up since (as some of the creators say on said "sneak peek") her not getting her own DCAU series and/or films has always seemed a glaring omission (she is one of the big three after all).

('Gotham Knight' was great BTW, the segments range from merely good to brilliant and some of the animated Gotham city-scapes are just stunning)
"The movie tells the Amazon princess' origin story."

Hmm...where have we heard that premise before? But work for Nathan--always a good (although--work that shows his handsome face and acting skills--even better!). Nathan and Keri together--also bound to be of the good. I'm not much for animated superheroes, but I might check this out.
Hmm...where have we heard that premise before?

Err, every first super-hero film in the last ten years, maybe ever ? Origin stories are an absolute staple of super-hero movies, Joss didn't invent them (as i'm sure he'd be the first to admit).
Blecch... They call Nathan the "Desperate Housewives star". Come on, people!
Heh, you can't fault them for that. They're always gonna go with what the most people (North American audiences, at least) have seen him in. And they often go with the most mainstream credit too.

Is the animated Wonder Woman direct-to-DVD coming out before the animated Titans DVD ? I'm waiting 'til they slow down with these and release a big boxed set of 'em, until then I just rent (superhero-buying-fatigue set in after completing most of the DC Animated Universe on DVD and also because I kept buying Marvel's direct-to-DVDs and most of them ended up mediocre).

Hey, in other news, Batman: The Animated Series is getting a Complete Series set, which should be cool since I only ever borrowed it and don't really have my own (my sister has Volume 1). I think later this year. It was announced at TVshowsOnDVD.com
And Rosario Dawson and Alfred Molena, what a cast! All it needs is David Boreanaz.
leafblown | July 08, 18:31 CET
"Blecch... They call Nathan the "Desperate Housewives star". Come on, people! "

You do know that Nathan's character showed up in the season finale and saved the day right...after being tortured etc. Even had a gun. You know also that Nathan was in training for those Desperate Housewives and then no shirtless scene...Grr! Arrgh! Still the training came in handy for Dr. Horrible.

Hope we get some Nathan extras on the Desperate Housewives dvd and also on this Wonder Woman DVD.
... and also because I kept buying Marvel's direct-to-DVDs and most of them ended up mediocre

Yeah but this is the DCAU which has long been head and shoulders above Marvel's animated output and more than that, it's Timm and crew. 'Superman: Doomsday' was only OK IMO but 'Justice League: The New Frontier' was pretty decent with 'Gotham Knight' the best so far (full disclosure: Batman's ma boiee ;). Also, the collector's edition of B:GK has a rather swanky holographic cover. OK, i'm a sucker, I admit it ;).

The only thing that'd make me hesitate to buy a complete series of Batman: TAS is that the DVD versions suffer pretty badly from "jaggies", at least on my player/TV combo (not mucked around with the settings much though). Occasionally lines even disappear completely which is a bit distracting.
"Yeah but this is the DCAU which has long been head and shoulders above Marvel's animated output and more than that, it's Timm and crew."

True true, I'd follow Bruce Timm and his crew to just about any project. And great as DC's `90s/2000s cartoons were, I still have a lot of affection for some of Marvel's mostly-mediocre-or-sometimes-just-mediocre-by-comparison output. Like the `90s X-Men series. Would snap it up in a second if they ever worked out those rights issues and put out full season sets.

I am keeping up with the DC cartoon movies, always rent them the week they come out (if not the day of release, tiredness from work and other priority obligations be damned).

How have so many people seen Batman: Gotham Knight already ? Isn't it not out until next week, just before The Dark Knight ? I can't believe so many people have downloaded it, it's being talked about everywhere.

"the collector's edition of B:GK has a rather swanky holographic cover. OK, i'm a sucker, I admit it ;)."

No no, I understand the allure of the shiny. When it comes to DVDs, if the cover is cool and the case is made out of metal ? (like Band of Brothers of the Voltron cartoons?) So sold.

I don't remember if I had much of a problem with jaggies and other picture issues when I went through Batman:TAS a couple years ago. If there are any, hopefully they'll be fixed. It'd be cool if the Complete Series set was a complete overhaul. There were an okay amount of extras on the original four volumes, quality of most of them was poor-to-average I'd say as well (commentaries were usually worthwhile), so more in the Complete Series set would be nice.
B:GK was released in the US on Tuesday the 8th Kris but the wondrous play.com did its usual thing and sent it out early so I got mine last Friday (whenever i've pre-ordered a film from them i've always received it several days before the official release date - got the 'Serenity' Collector's Edition over in the UK a full week before our US chums for instance ;).

Re: jaggies, it was OK on my old TV but noticeable on my newer one. It's not terrible all the time but it does take you out of the action slightly in parts (and it's especially noticeable with the GK CE because the second disc has 4 TAS episodes - it's billed as "Bruce Timm presents" but slightly disappointingly, there's no introductions or preamble by Timm, they're just episodes he picked - which allows a fairly direct comparison of scenes from 'Gotham Knight' to TAS. The animation holds up pretty well but the jaggies do stand out).

That said, if they came up with some decent extra extras then i'd probably still consider it and e-bay my old sets (Timm et al's commentaries are normally pretty decent, with lots of - presumably ;) - good natured ribbing and insights, there just aren't enough of them).

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