MTV mulls bringing back "Daria"

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TMC

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Jul 30, 2011, 8:53:44 PM7/30/11
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"We've talked to the creators and there's not as long-a-shot as you
might think that 'Daria' might be back on one of our channels," says
MTV Networks boss Van Toffler.

Warewolf

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Jul 31, 2011, 12:03:57 AM7/31/11
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TMC <tmc...@gmail.com> wrote in news:c06bd8a7-a99b-457b-be9e-f30dd61ca728
@r11g2000prd.googlegroups.com:

Rebroadcasting Daria uncut via any network's prime-time/adult block would
be an excellent start.

If they plan on making new episodes, however, they should tread very
carefully.

The original series ended with Daria and Jane going to college - unless the
producers plan on tracking these two characters (and possibly the other
characters from time to time), any new episodes would have to do more than
recycle old plots.

The characters have enough depth that nearly any type of story is possible
including a lot of poorly written ones. -_-U

If they can screw up Daria's DVD box set, I hold out very little hope that
this new series will live up to the standards set by its superlative
predecessor.

I suppose that we can all wait and see, though. 9_9

Signed,
Warewolf
who thinks that Viacom allowing postings of UNCUT episodes to YouTube would
be another promotional building block.

Obveeus

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Jul 31, 2011, 9:41:36 AM7/31/11
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New episode of Daria and Aeon Flux would both be much better TV viewing
options than more Beavis & Butthead.


Don Del Grande

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Jul 31, 2011, 11:18:12 AM7/31/11
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Warewolf wrote:

>If they can screw up Daria's DVD box set, I hold out very little hope that
>this new series will live up to the standards set by its superlative
>predecessor.

Okay, I'll ask: how was the DVD release screwed up? Besides changing
the music (which is not limited to Daria by any wild stretch of the
imagination) or including the cut version of "Is It College Yet?" (is
it the same version that was released separately on DVD (which was the
version that aired with commercials), or were further cuts made it it
- I have heard two different versions), that is?

-- Don

Ian J. Ball

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Jul 31, 2011, 11:45:48 AM7/31/11
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In article <j13m2h$imj$1...@dont-email.me>, "Obveeus" <Obv...@aol.com>
wrote:

Revise that to "Daria" and "The Maxx", and I'd totally agree with you.

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Warewolf

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Apr 24, 2012, 1:52:00 AM4/24/12
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Don Del Grande <del_gra...@earthlink.net> wrote in
news:kasa37hnb670lhn12...@4ax.com:

> Warewolf wrote:
>
>>If they can screw up Daria's DVD box set, I hold out very little hope
>>that this new series will live up to the standards set by its superlative
>>predecessor.
>
> Okay, I'll ask: how was the DVD release screwed up?

It wasn't just the music replacements and butchered version of IICY that
pissed me off, Don - it was the arrogance of the whole thing.

When a company advertises the delivery of a 'Complete Series', people
expect to receive the original uncut versions of every single episode
preserved on DVD as originally broadcast for their investment. Anything
less is **FRAUD!!** (read: against the law) and that is exactly what we,
the fans, were backhanded with.

There was a *LOT* that they could have done with this box set to make up
for the butchering Daria received on 'The N'. They could have added:

- a DRM-free copy of Daria's Inferno
- an updated/improved version of Daria's Sick Sad Life Planner
- a copy of the Daria Diaries and Daria Database
- a soundtrack CD containing all of the music used in the series
(free promotion for the bands)
- all of the uncut episodes of Beavis and Butthead that featured her
(to make up for those excremental Mike Judge Collections)
- (scans of) all of the Beavis and Butthead comics she appeared in
- Hell, even a quartz crystal and other doodads if they wanted to push the
proverbial envelope ^_^

Instead, they cheaped out on the fans, tossed an old bone at their
collective skull and said 'Thanks for the support, assholes. Now go fuck
yourselves'

I (and, I'm sure, a lot of others) would have paid $100 or more to thank
Glenn and the rest of the team for creating and maintaining one of the most
brilliant animated series any studio could produce. Instead, I can't even
stand to look at them right now.

Daria left behind some very big shoes and it will take a lot more than
passable animation and cynical dialogue to fill them.

anim8rFSK

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Apr 24, 2012, 9:17:49 AM4/24/12
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In article <XnsA03EE89D050E1...@69.16.185.250>,
Hey Warewolf!

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