Religious Studies 101: A Handful of Thorns
September 14, 2009 7:17 PM   Subscribe

Religious Studies 101: A Handful of Thorns - A Radio Play Crossover Event (Intro, Act 1, Act 2, Act 3). Producer and scriptwriter Greg Weisman unites the characters of the critically acclaimed animated series Gargoyles and The Spectacular Spider-Man in a script originally performed at the 2009 Gathering of the Gargoyles fan convention. Please be warned that the script contains spoilers for the aforementioned shows.

The script, although not part of canon for either series, is welcome new material for fans of the shows, both of which face uncertain futures, especially in the wake of Disney's recent purchase of Marvel (previously on MeFi).

While both shows were primarily aimed at a younger audience, the script acknowledges that the shows, and Gargoyles in particular, draw much of their support from an older Periphery Demographic. There are several Parental Bonuses ("Not that kind of threesome") and even a shout out to pornographic comic company Blue Mug Productions (very NSFW, obviously).

There's also a rather brief appearance by previously unused Spidey villain Carnage, who was presumably included in an attempt to dispel persistent rumours (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) that Weisman does not like the character.

Previous discussion of 'Ask Greg' and Gargoyles on MetaFilter.
posted by fearthehat (1 comment total)

 
Man. Gargoyles. I have't thought of that show in a good 10 years. I remember loving it, but I wonder how it holds up to the scrutiny of older me. That would have been in my Spawn and angst! angst! brooding! days.
posted by Decimask at 7:48 PM on September 14, 2009


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