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  1. When you Wish Upon a Frog (Book II of the Jim Henson at Disney saga)

    To quote a Good Place meme that I know from Twitter despite never having seen the show, "Okay, but that's worse." I mean, even if they believe him, what message are the remaining animators supposed to take from that except "I've learned my lesson from the Sabotage 35. From now on, if I'm going...
  2. "To Introduce our Guest Star, that's What I'm Here to Do..." The Hensonverse Fan Contribution Thread

    Just been catching up on these. The Kids Are Alright sounds interesting, and it's nice that Days Like These continues the trend of TTL's British remakes of American sitcoms actually being good (strange as this concept may seem to someone from OTL.) (Although "Greensboro" strikes me as a very...
  3. When you Wish Upon a Frog (Book II of the Jim Henson at Disney saga)

    My favourite story about this (and I'm not saying it's true, but I definitely heard it somewhere) was the time someone from TSR phoned up Ed Greenwood and said that his Dragon Magazine articles seemed to be set in a well-defined world, would he be interested in selling it to TSR to be the...
  4. When you Wish Upon a Frog (Book II of the Jim Henson at Disney saga)

    This sounds great. I love the idea of having a forties story and a present day one, as well as tying the backstory into the X-Men mythos. And I'm amused that Peggy still ends up English. Just one thing though... IOTL, during the period where John Walker was Captain America, Lemar Hoskins...
  5. When you Wish Upon a Frog (Book II of the Jim Henson at Disney saga)

    Some interesting films here. TTL me would probably quietly wait for The Incredibles on video as OTL, check out Overseer because it's a superhero film (I didn't see Unbreakable because I'm not into psychothrillers, and I suspect my reaction would be "No, this is a psychothriller that has been...
  6. When you Wish Upon a Frog (Book II of the Jim Henson at Disney saga)

    I like the idea of Donald Blake as, basically, Thunderstrike/Beta Ray Bill. It's certainly better than reducing him to a namebadge! And I love Tennant as Loki. Presumably a bit more ranty and unpredictable than OTL's version, like Tennant's OTL villains. I love the fourth-wall breaking stuff...
  7. When you Wish Upon a Frog (Book II of the Jim Henson at Disney saga)

    The Bongoverse sounds amazing. I assume that somewhere in the spin-off comics (there must be spin-off comics) there's a Blue Badger/Bartman crossover, with both of them thinking there's something vaguely familiar about the other, but unable to work out what.
  8. When you Wish Upon a Frog (Book II of the Jim Henson at Disney saga)

    Well, Too Late With Miss Piggy is still running, and is going to be for a few more years, so maybe some time after that.
  9. When you Wish Upon a Frog (Book II of the Jim Henson at Disney saga)

    This is a nice result of making Gerda more cynical than the book -- the mirror is aligning Kai with her, even as it tears them apart. So I take it most of the Random Events Plot from the book is gone? Probably wise. And if you know there's a more faithful adaptation in the works, why do the...
  10. When you Wish Upon a Frog (Book II of the Jim Henson at Disney saga)

    So, as well as the OTL live action movies, I guess this also butterflies OTL's Asterix Conquers America? Which wasn't that great either, to be fair. I notice you don't say what form the curse takes. I'm pretty sure the talking crockery idea was made up by Disney, but according to Wikipedia...
  11. When you Wish Upon a Frog (Book II of the Jim Henson at Disney saga)

    I've never heard that the original idea came from Adams before, rather than him just inspiring Gaiman to attempt a novel at all. And IOTL, at least, Pratchett and Adams met exactly once, and, to Terry's regret, didn't have a chance to speak properly. Is there ... a shark involved? Seriously...
  12. When you Wish Upon a Frog (Book II of the Jim Henson at Disney saga)

    Well, George Bush was a surprise. And it's a very Jim Henson ending that he mends fences with Peltz, and the guy we were all hating when this development began ends up on board after all. Also, I thought I vaguely recognised the name David Berkowitz so I googled it. Ah. Probably not that one...
  13. When you Wish Upon a Frog (Book II of the Jim Henson at Disney saga)

    Ooh, another spike in the Shepherd's wheels; Jim is not wasting money by putting it into the Muppets and weird personal projects. (I was half expecting that the next Muppet movie would be about a Tex Richman/Rachel Bitterman type, trying to buy the Muppet Theatre to turn it into something more...
  14. When you Wish Upon a Frog (Book II of the Jim Henson at Disney saga)

    Ha! You tell 'em! "The problem is either that everyone doesn't agree, or that people who disagree don't get heard, we haven't decided yet." And well he should. "This is the studio which has most publically and consistantly dealt with abusers, therefore it must be the one where it's worst. All...
  15. When you Wish Upon a Frog (Book II of the Jim Henson at Disney saga)

    This looks brilliant, and I think TTL me would have loved it. I'm afraid that I do have a slight quibble with the timeline, though. I don't know what's happening ITTL with the comics, of course, but I'm happy to assume that Christopher Priest began his run a bit earlier than OTL, and used much...
  16. When you Wish Upon a Frog (Book II of the Jim Henson at Disney saga)

    Okay, this is interesting -- the Shepherds still might manage to turn one side of the Disney family against the other, but they've made it quite clear that they all back Jim. And while I don't think Peltz or Turner would have much of a problem with a strategy that gave them a say but kept Jim...
  17. When you Wish Upon a Frog (Book II of the Jim Henson at Disney saga)

    Hmm. I think I'd like this, but there's a definite sense of too much going on at once, and specifically too much setting up things that aren't going to pay off until future movies. Then again, that's what the article is specifically focusing on, so maybe I wouldn't be that aware of it if I was...
  18. When you Wish Upon a Frog (Book II of the Jim Henson at Disney saga)

    This sounds fantastic. I love this. More films should do this. (And no, "The characters outright hate each other until they realise they're in love" is not the same thing.) Yes! Take that, Shepherds! So, ITTL, I guess the trope about how death gods are generally portrayed as villains even...
  19. When you Wish Upon a Frog (Book II of the Jim Henson at Disney saga)

    A combination of doublethink and circular logic -- Nothing Falwell does can be unethical because he's doing it in the name of the Lord, and the Lord wouldn't ask him to do unethical things.
  20. Look to the West Volume IX: The Electric Circus

    Another "Good grief, the Diversitatians are almost as weird as the Societists" moment. I mean, I can understand them being triggered by the phrase "universal language", but just the idea that someone in the ENA and someone in France might appreciate the same film?
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