How is this malarkey supposed to stop the war effort?
November 24, 2011 2:29 PM   Subscribe

The creators of Italian Spiderman were hired by Australia's multicultural TV network, SBS, to produce Danger 5: "Set in a bizarre, 1960s inspired version of World War II, action comedy series DANGER 5 follows a team of five spies on a mission to kill Adolf Hitler." The six-part TV series will air in February 2012, but the trailer and the first instalment of a promotional web-series are now playing.
posted by robcorr (30 comments total) 57 users marked this as a favorite

 
Sooo cool! How did you find it?
posted by taff at 2:39 PM on November 24, 2011


Live Action Venture brothers. This is literally the best thing.
posted by The Whelk at 2:41 PM on November 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


This makes me happy in ways that is hard for me to explain.
posted by pmv at 3:05 PM on November 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Jesu Christo!
posted by Acey at 3:11 PM on November 24, 2011


Ah, globalization at its best.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 3:12 PM on November 24, 2011


so much better than Spiderman
posted by philip-random at 3:47 PM on November 24, 2011


Oh my god this is perfect.
posted by odinsdream at 5:00 PM on November 24, 2011


so much better than Spiderman

Don't make me summon the penguinis.
posted by JHarris at 5:17 PM on November 24, 2011


I resolve to start all my meetings from now on by saying "Let's get straight to the biscuits."
posted by mhoye at 5:28 PM on November 24, 2011 [3 favorites]


Eagle Head Mission Man wears a Prisoner sportscoat! SOLD
posted by Shepherd at 5:45 PM on November 24, 2011


Hey, the pumpkin video linked to at the end is a new one! (The old one, and it's thread.)
posted by JHarris at 5:50 PM on November 24, 2011


ACK, wrong thread.
posted by JHarris at 5:57 PM on November 24, 2011


How did you find it? Twitter.
posted by robcorr at 6:05 PM on November 24, 2011


Caught the preview a while back on io9 and loved the hell out of the first episode. Can't wait to see the whole thing. Nothing could be more the thing I want to watch.

Except Venture Bros., but that's a given for anyone that enjoys this.
posted by gregoryg at 6:30 PM on November 24, 2011


Yay SBS!
posted by pompomtom at 6:31 PM on November 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


The last time I wept for joy over a discovery like this was when I found that case of #10 cans of chocolate pudding in an alley where I was urinating.
posted by FrankBlack at 6:36 PM on November 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


Holy shitfuck, this just made my day ... and it's Thanksgiving.
posted by Amanojaku at 7:36 PM on November 24, 2011


Too soon.
posted by Flashman at 7:47 PM on November 24, 2011


ACK, wrong thread.

Don't worry, I'll never couldn't tell.
posted by dhartung at 8:38 PM on November 24, 2011


Pop culture context.
posted by stbalbach at 8:42 PM on November 24, 2011


Remind me to close my mouth because...

...MY JAW IT'S COME UNHINGED!

[closes still open mouth]




...wait! Dinosaurs!
posted by Mike Mongo at 9:30 PM on November 24, 2011


Kinda wonder why both the Spiderman and the Hitler videos both involve smacking women in the face.
posted by KokuRyu at 9:33 PM on November 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


I came across the trailer .... somewhere a week or to ago (someone may have linked it here in a thread or something) and was impressed. But now I'm even more impressed as this might be an indication that SBS's comedy policy might be moving away from only commissioning terrible lowest common denominator 'ethnic humour and look, also dwarves' series which have long worn out their welcome.

So, up with this sort of thing!
posted by Hello, I'm David McGahan at 10:01 PM on November 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


KokuRyu: I suspect it has a lot to do with Italian sexploitation films.
posted by cthuljew at 10:34 PM on November 24, 2011


Kinda wonder why both the Spiderman and the Hitler videos both involve smacking women in the face.

To make you cringe and think, gee, we've come a fair way from the 60s.

Not that we don't have a long way to go, but it's fairly clear you're expected to think "Woe, dd he just do that?" rather than "Wow, that was cool."

And at least in Danger 5 the women are badass, too.
posted by robcorr at 11:26 PM on November 24, 2011


for non-Australians, SBS - the multicultural TV network - originally stood for Special Broadcasting Service. Thanks to their regular programming staples of art-house films, the Tour de France and the soccer world cup, SBS is now commonly understood to mean Sex, Bikes and Soccer.
posted by tim_in_oz at 3:08 AM on November 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Naziratops (I'm assuming that's what it's called...the Nazi Triceratops) just made my YEAR.
posted by ShutterBun at 5:26 PM on November 25, 2011


The music (and indeed much of the atmosphere) is highly reminiscent of the No One Lives Forever video game series. Great stuff.
posted by ShutterBun at 5:37 PM on November 25, 2011


So, basically Thunderbirds, Cold War-era spy/romance farces, and Hitler? It's like someone tapped into the entirety of eleven-year-old me's cultural consciousness. Sign me up.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:08 PM on November 25, 2011


Here comes a more subtle fascist superhero, done in the same style of Italian Spiderman:

Capitão Falcão, the Lusitanian superhero and his faithful sidekick, the Partridge Kid!
posted by Apocryphon at 3:53 AM on November 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


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