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I don't know if this counts, but of the show Total Drama Island one character opened a refridgerator and another was waiting inside for them...

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Hehehe. Ozy made the Forbes Fictional 15.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbes_Fictional_15

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TheShoulderOfPallas wrote:
Oops, sorry. :oops:


Lol shouldn't be, not your fault for skipping the dozens of 20-page threads.


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The Robotech series (three different Japanese cartoon sci-fi series redubbed and edited together as one big American cartoon sci-fi series, if you didn't know) was given a prologue Graphic Novel. There is a Global Civil War on Earth (apparently non-nuclear) and some higher-ups on one side want to fake a dramatic event like an alien invasion to end the war. Of course, an actual alien ship crash lands on Earth before an "fake alien invasions" can be done. That could be a WATCHMEN reference, although the GN was released in August of 1986.

Joss Whedon has said he's a WATCHMEN fan, and there are a lot of "ironic segues" in his series similar to WATCHMEN. I've wondered if the scene where Spike attempts to rape Buffy in Season Six is a reference/nod to the Comedian attempting to rape the first Silk Spectre.

The WATCHMEN elements in the Justice League Unlimted episode "Question Authority" have probably already been mentioned.


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In the Joker graphic novel (the new one), there is a bum with a sign that reads, "The End is Nigh!"

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In 1994 BONGO Comics put out a RADIOACTIVE MAN miniseries. Radioactive Man is Bart Simpson's favorite superhero, ICYDK.

The fifth issue of the miniseries started with a WATCHMEN parody, replacing the Comedian getting thrown out a window with Radioactive Man accidentally dropping his "Just Say No to Costumed Thugs" button off a balcony.


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[NOTE: This post started its own thread before I merged it here. --"Curiosity Inc."]

I forgot to post this when I got home but,

did anyone else notice many themes that have been taken from WM for modern movies/story lines?

I just read this:

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Grice's death. Okay, I do love the "Saw"-esque thing in the book, with the hacksaw, but I think hack and slashing him with the meatcleaver that killed young Blair Roche is far more fitting of a punishment. It works better for me!

Ozy himself. Never really liked him in the book. In the film, such a vast improvement!

(Until I see the film, more will follow...)


I have been re-reading before I saw the movie and that occurred to me along with many other things that AM did in the book.

It's been said that there are only 12 stories that can be told and everything else is just a variation of those themes. I don't remember the exact # but you guys will correct me i'm sure :P

Anyhow, what else have you guys seen that have been made into other movie themes?

When I remember i'll post them up.

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I'm not sure I understand the point of this thread. Could you restate it briefly, please?

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GhettoBSD wrote:
what else have you guys seen that have been made into other movie themes?


i think he might be trying to open a discussion of watchmen similarities or rip-offs in film and television.

if that is the case, what instantly comes to mind for me is the ending of heroes season 1.


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http://www.multiplexcomic.com/archive.php?name=338

I lol'd. Hard.

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TheShoulderOfPallas wrote:
http://www.multiplexcomic.com/archive.php?name=338

I lol'd. Hard.


Me too! :D

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In the most recent episode of the CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" the cast visits a comic shop and the 13" Comedian is seen in the back ground along with various busts, figures and the mask/grappling gun relic.

clearly a Watchmen referance

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Here's New Zealand band The Chills performing 'Look For The Good In Others' live in about 1987. Songwriter/bandleader Martin Phillips has voiced his love for comics in song, but in this instance he's just wearing his smiley-face official Watchmen t-shirt.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB2jfZMP ... L&index=16

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In Scott Campbell's Danger Girl,

One of the protagonists tries to drown a midget in a toilet.


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In the 1968 movie musical "Finian's Rainbow," the leprechaun Og invokes "Saint Ozymandias" several times. This pre-dates WATCHMEN by many years, of course.

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In the 1968 movie musical "Finian's Rainbow," the leprechaun Og invokes "Saint Ozymandias" several times. This pre-dates WATCHMEN by many years, of course.

Still, definitely counts if you are viewing the universe through Manhattan-tinted time-spectacles.

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Specially uploaded for you guys, this one's a possible Watchmen reference...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xteRJFE9DOo

Simon Pegg (writer and star of the show) wanted to play Rorschach, and is a big fan of the comic. Spaced is absolutely packed with references - like Tarantino's films, almost every shot can be linked to something else (most of the time it's films)...

The Rorschach wasn't invented by Watchmen, of course, but there's that "butterfly" thing, and you should be able to see something on the first card. Whether or not it's Watchmen related, it's funny!

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it was tying it into the rape-revenge stories and making light of a verys erious sub-genre that kind of offended me.


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And yet Brad Bird denies even being influenced by Watchmen.
It's a pity too - he's a talented guy and I wish I could respect him more than I do.


Are you sure about this? I've had The Incredibles DVD since it came out and I remember him name dropping Watchmen a couple of times in the special features.

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