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March 1, 2012 9:03 AM   Subscribe

Sam Daly has an Internet show. Sam Daly's dad is Tim Daly of "Wings" (and some shows about gangsters and doctors). For the last decade, Tim Daly has also been the voice of Superman in the DC Animated Universe started by Batman: The Animated Series (it's kind of popular here), including Superman's own show. To prepare for the new animated DVD feature Justice League: Doom, Tim Daly really got himself back into the role. Perhaps a little too much, so Sam has enlisted co-stars Mal Reynolds Nathan Fillion and Lex Luthor Michael Rosenbaum to help out. Everything went better than expected.

Apologies in advance for any work lost due to archive binging or getting lost in TVTropes.
posted by zombieflanders (27 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

 
Damnit, I can't believe I haven't watched something Fillion related before it's been posted to Metafilter. Stupid forgetting to watch this last night, and stupid bullpen setup at work.
posted by kmz at 9:13 AM on March 1, 2012


My fiancee is a fan of Castle, Dr. Horrible and Private Practice but has not watched any of the DC animated projects. I cannot wait to show her this.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 9:18 AM on March 1, 2012


I watch castle, and I want to like it more than I do. I love me some Nathan Fillion though.

The entire run of Wings is available on Netflix, and I've been watching them here and there. Tony Shaloub looks so young, and Tim hasn't changed much.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 9:21 AM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh the moment at 2:36 made me laugh and laugh and laugh!
posted by mochapickle at 9:24 AM on March 1, 2012


My brother and I agreed that this video needed Kevin Conroy, who is and always will be Batman to me. Otherwise, it's all really adorable.

I have a Tim Daly story! While in college, USA Network would show Wings from 11 a.m. to noon. I liked watching Wings so I would take this into consideration when planning out my schedule (as you do when you're a college student).

My roommate was working a summer at a theater (I want to say it was Trinity Repertory because that seems right) and Tim Daly and his (then) wife would have parties every year. My roommate went to one and told Tim about my love for Wings and that I rearranged my schedule for it.

Tim looked at her, sighed, and said "She's going to rot her brain out."

So I often enjoy thinking "YES! Superman said I'm going to rot my brain out!"

(I have also been delighting in watching Wings on Netflix now.)
posted by darksong at 9:26 AM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


So, recently I discovered that the Batman:The Animated Series webiste still exists, which is kind of cool.

This Web Site is enhanced for Netscape 2.0 or Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 and is best viewed with a 800 x 600, 16 Bit Display.
posted by Artw at 9:32 AM on March 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


I love Castle, and not just for Fillion goodness, it was what I watched when recovering from surgery recently - it's non-challenging and silly, yes, but also charming and entertaining, and it doesn't make you stupider either.

And ZOMG, this is so awesome. Good natured people being ego-free and hilarious.
posted by biscotti at 9:32 AM on March 1, 2012


Tim Daly did the voice of Clark/Superman on Superman: The Animated Series, but he was unavailable to do the voice for Justice League and Justice League: Unlimited. George Newbern did the voice on those two series. Daly has come back to do Superman on some later direct-to-dvd releases.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 9:34 AM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


I loved the Captain Hammer wink & nod Easter Egg as Fillion was turning out his pockets.
posted by KingEdRa at 10:14 AM on March 1, 2012 [5 favorites]


I am at the perfect age to have crushes on BOTH of them. Thank you!
posted by hermitosis at 10:20 AM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


You know, it occurs to me that the gravity Tim Daly and Kevin Conroy brought to Superman and Batman are exactly what DC seems to be trying to stamp out in their current Nu52 incarnations.
posted by Artw at 10:24 AM on March 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


Thanks, 1970s Antihero. I came into this thread just to point that out.

Then I decided that, since I was here anyway, I'd go ahead and watch the video, which was really cute and funny. Thanks, OP.
posted by HostBryan at 10:31 AM on March 1, 2012


Quit saying Fillion.

I'm still mourning over that Firefly thing, and it makes me weep.
posted by mule98J at 10:44 AM on March 1, 2012


Apologies in advance for any work lost due to archive binging or getting lost in TVTropes.

'Bing' became a verb? Watch out, Google.
posted by shushufindi at 11:23 AM on March 1, 2012


Private Practice is still on the air? Since when? That can't be true.
posted by longtime_lurker at 11:27 AM on March 1, 2012


If so I'd assume blackmail or some kind of tax thing.
posted by Artw at 11:28 AM on March 1, 2012


Tim Daly did the voice of Clark/Superman on Superman: The Animated Series, but he was unavailable to do the voice for Justice League and Justice League: Unlimited. George Newbern did the voice on those two series. Daly has come back to do Superman on some later direct-to-dvd releases.

Damn, I forgot about that. Request for edit submitted.

'Bing' became a verb? Watch out, Google.

Not sure if sarcasm? "Binging" is how I've always spelled it, and it appears before "bingeing" in the dictionary.

Private Practice is still on the air? Since when? That can't be true.

Sadly, yes.
posted by zombieflanders at 11:40 AM on March 1, 2012


Damn, I forgot about that. Request for edit submitted.

Amended!
posted by cortex at 11:42 AM on March 1, 2012


Oh mannn, I've had the biggest crush I Tim Daly since I was like... 7? 8? I was kinda scared to look at these to see him now, but it's crazy how he still looks exactly the same. And crazier how he still looks like he's 30 and his son also looks like he's 30.
posted by cairdeas at 12:01 PM on March 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


Now I don't feel like a dork playing catch with my 3 year old while he wears his Iron Man mask and I wear my Darth Vader mask.
posted by stormpooper at 12:06 PM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


That's adorkable.
posted by zombieflanders at 12:08 PM on March 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


Needs Adam West!
posted by zippy at 12:14 PM on March 1, 2012


Oh, yes, zippy! Adam West should come over and just put the boys to bed! Seriously.
posted by Goofyy at 12:25 PM on March 1, 2012


I wish I had been there while they shot this. Can you imagine? What a bunch of silly people! That flying scene, come on.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 1:58 PM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


The hammer is my penis.
posted by blurker at 2:56 PM on March 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


I liked Wings and thought it was underrated. Tony Shalhoub, Thomas Haden Church, and David Schramm were all fantastic.
posted by mrgrimm at 4:40 PM on March 1, 2012


The letter I sent Nathan:
Dear Nathan Fillion,

Happy Halloween!

I doubt if this is going to work, but I thought I'd try anyhow. I'm really hoping to get an autographed photo for my girlfriend. She's a huge "Castle" fan, so I decided I'd do a little research and see if I could find a place to write and ask (I got this address off the internet!).

I'm guessing a TV star doesn't have the time to respond to every fan letter, but I thought I'd ask. Could you please see if Stana Katic will sign a photo of herself? If she does you could just send it to the above address. Just ask her to make it out to "[Redacted]." That would be great!
He didn't answer. Yet.
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