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Saturday, June 03, 2006

Someone Really Has To Tell Me About These Things!

Okay, so I was watching the TV Guide channel, looking for something interesting to watch when I saw something very peculiar.

Apparently, there was a Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D movie made in 1998.

Starring *David Hasselhoff* (and Lisa Rinna).

Why did I never know about this?!

19 Comments:

  • At June 03, 2006 4:44 PM, Blogger Centurion said…

    Becuase Marvel doesn't want you knowing about it. Also, I think it was a direct to video release or something. Yeah, I knew about it and never brought it up. I've never seen it though.

    Maybe it was something akin to the 1994 Fantastic Four movie? I've seen that one, and as cheesy as the movie is, it looks very much like a comic book (which isn't a bad thing).

     
  • At June 03, 2006 4:59 PM, Blogger JK Parkin said…

    It was a made-for-TV thing, I believe ... or maybe that's just where it ended up because it was so utterly horrible.

     
  • At June 03, 2006 5:13 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    I figured it was a made for TV thing. Still...

    It sounds utterly appalling! I *must* see it!

     
  • At June 03, 2006 5:34 PM, Anonymous Toby S. said…

    I have seen part of this movie, on some random cable channel - it's very made-for-TV.

     
  • At June 03, 2006 6:53 PM, Blogger RAB said…

    The Nick Fury tv-movie aired on network television in 1998. I forget which network it was on, but it may have been Fox. I watched it then...and I have to tell you, having also seen two or three really awful attempts at filming Captain America, it wasn't nearly as bad as those. It could have been a lot worse.

    Hasselhoff was miscast -- inevitably, since the role called for acting -- but was obviously trying to do his best, and the script was not campy. If anything, it failed in being too boring and straightlaced, without any wild Kirby tech or LMDs or fun stuff like that.

     
  • At June 03, 2006 7:31 PM, Blogger Charles W. said…

    I seem to remember that the actress that portrayed Sonya Blade in one of the Mortal Kombat flicks was in it, too. You might also want to track down the made-for-TV Generation X movie, while you're at it.

    Have you been reading any of the news from WW: Philly? According to Didio, a certain character was not supposed to make it out of Infinite Crisis alive. This may explain some of the . . . quality issues with that character's series. This makes me wonder--what are they going to do with him now??

     
  • At June 03, 2006 9:02 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    RAB: Now I really want to see it. I love Hasselhoff. :-) Even if acting isn't his strong suit.

    charles: My roommate had it, she's upset as she must have taped over it.

    Sounds like a blast though.

    And yeah, honestly, I'm not surprised. And really...the fans will stone me for this, but I'm not sure it would have been a bad thing. I mean, at this point, much as I dislike her, *Jade* is much more salvageable than that character...too bad. Still, there's hope.

     
  • At June 03, 2006 10:16 PM, Anonymous Vincent J. Murphy said…

    Just to keep you in the loop, Kalinara, there was also a Generation X pilot on Fox many years back, with Finola Hughes playing the White Queen. Like the Nick Fury movie, it's bad and quite fun to watch.

     
  • At June 03, 2006 10:25 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    *nod* I'd heard about that one. My roommate had it. She loved it.

    Finola Hughes would be strangely awesome as Emma Frost, I think. :-)

     
  • At June 04, 2006 1:50 AM, Anonymous crowdedhouse said…

    Yeah, it was a made for TV movie and yes it aired on Fox. I remember this because I desperately wanted to see it but couldn't since, if my addle-brained memory still functions somewhat properly, I kinda sorta still had something resembling a bedtime at that point in my life. Also, I remember TV Guide reviewing it (I believe they gave it a 2 out of a possible 10). At any rate, it does sound entertaining in that strange, "this-is-utter-crap-yet-I-can't-bring-myself-to-look-away" kindof way, so it could be worth watching, if only to gawk in awe of its terribleness.

     
  • At June 04, 2006 2:00 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Hee, David Hasselhoff as Nick Fury is Keanu Reeves as John Constantine all over again...

    Really,really poor fit. :-)

     
  • At June 04, 2006 3:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    well do you atleast know about the 2005 Man-Thing movie?

     
  • At June 04, 2006 3:24 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    NO!!! See, I'm so out of touch!! It's not FAIR!!!

     
  • At June 04, 2006 3:34 PM, Anonymous green means wheelpower said…

    Awesome Celeberty Death Match idea! Nick Fury vs. Alan Scott no gadgets no rings!-)

    Seriously you would probably love it. Incidently Frost in the GenX pilot/movie was great & the thing was camp heaven:-)

    PLEASE NEVER show that Hasleoff music video while I'm around, I'll do anything you want!

     
  • At June 05, 2006 8:25 PM, Anonymous Lyle said…

    Finola Hughes would be strangely awesome as Emma Frost, I think. :-)

    She turned to be not as awesome as I expected. I blame the bad wig she was stuck with.

     
  • At June 05, 2006 8:30 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    green: the video is a thing of beauty!

    lyle: Aw, I'm disappointed.

     
  • At June 07, 2006 11:42 AM, Blogger Dr. Flem said…

    The Man-Thing movie was actually supposed to get a theatrical release last year, but they chickened out and went straight-to-video. I still haven't seen it, but it's written by the guy who did that Vertigo-published Lovecraft graphic novel last year (and Mnemovore? Am I remembering that right?)

    Also, if you're in the mood for more TV comic adaptations, there was a very short-lived Human Target TV series in the early 90's, starring Rick Springfield.

    There's also a JLA series pilot floating around out there that was shot that's loosely based on the Giffen/DeMatteis series. I have yet to track it down.

     
  • At June 07, 2006 12:34 PM, Blogger googum said…

    The Fury/Hasselhoff? Not very good. But I read something or other about George Clooney being attached or interested or pitched a Fury movie. Then he read Garth Ennis/Darrick Robinson's first Fury limited series; in which Nick bags a lot of hookers, smokes in public, and needs a war, badly. Clooney bagged out of it then. (Supposedly.) And now I hate him. (Yeah, definitely.)

     
  • At June 07, 2006 8:48 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    dr. flem, I saw the JL pilot. I even reviewed it here.

    Sadly they've sense taken it down. :-( I really want to find it again.

    Googum: Honestly, I'd be surprised if that were the case, considering some characters he had played. Weird.

     

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