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G4 to run animated Spaceballs series

by Brett Love, posted Sep 21st 2006 11:04AM
SpaceballsIf you were worried that G4 was in the process of turning into yet another obscure cable channel that just shows reruns of old TV shows, I'm right there with you. Apparently we shouldn't be so quick to write them off. In a partnership with MGM, Berliner Film Companie GmbH, and Brooksfilms Ltd. the one time video game network is set to bring the animated Spaceballs series to viewers.

Mel Brooks co-wrote the pilot for the new show with Thomas Meehan. The pair also worked together on the original Spaceballs, To Be Or Not To Be, and the musical version of The Producers.

The pilot will be similar to the movie with Dark Helmet kidnapping Princess Vespa and King Roland hiring Lone Starr and Barf to rescue her. Berliner is already at work producing the initial run of 13 episodes. They are set to begin airing on G4 in the fall of 2007.

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This is awsome news!!! Finally we get to see Dark Helmet fly into the control panel in animated awsomeness... Unless its not Rick Moranis!

September 28 2006 at 11:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Bring back TechTV...

September 23 2006 at 1:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I don't know what to think about this news. G4 should thank their lucky stars for such a chance. But I do think a Spaceballs toon is gonna be dated, though I am a fan of the movie, they still need Rick Moranis to return as Dark Helmet or I'm not watching. Though I don't want G4 anymore anyways. But Hey the Back to the Future toon was good, so was the Bill and Ted cartoon up until Alex and Keanu stopped doing the voices.

September 21 2006 at 5:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Akbar Fazil

A pardoy based scifi animated comedy show has already been done. It was called Tripping the Rift. And it too sucked balls.

September 21 2006 at 12:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Sounds like a great idea, just twenty years too late. It can't be worse than the animated Ace Ventura, or Back to the Future, right?

September 21 2006 at 12:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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