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God Speed Screw-on Head

Today I am especially glad to have found Empress Eve. I bow before her. If she hadn’t posted about The Amazing Screw-on Head I might not have known that Mike Mignola’s steampunk comic book had been turned into a pilot. And an animated one at that (forget live action, Mignola’s vision should be realized in animated form). The casting was superb. Paul Giamatti plays the title character. Patience the Vampire is voiced by Molly Shannon, and David Hyde Pierce does the Emperor Zombie. Fan-freaking-tastic. The pilot is chock full of random nugget-y goodness, from an opening scene in The Museum of Dangerous Papers, to fabulous quotes like:

“…forbidden evil as fresh as a daisy”
“I’m so excited I just made water in my pantaloons.”
“…free at last from my vegetable prison”
“Your petty vengeance fetish will have to do without Mr. Groin”

And there’s even an alternate explanation of Lincoln’s Homestead Act of 1862. For the love of Pete, go, go watch it now, and please partake of the survey afterwards. We must do all we can to encourage the Sci-Fi Channel to create more episodes.

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  1. Eve wrote:

    Right on!!!!!!

    Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 9:16 pm | Permalink
  2. Rena wrote:

    HEY, is that the Gingko Coffeehouse ceiling?

    Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 8:15 pm | Permalink
  3. It is indeed.

    Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

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