After a long absence, Hollywood screenwriter and Friend of Venture Todd Alcott is back at his old game of analyzing episodes of The Venture Bros., and, completist that he is, he’s hell-bent on catching up with everything he missed. Starting with, weirdly enough, 2003’s pilot episode, “The Terrible Secret of Turtle Bay.” Check out his website HERE.
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‘This is possibly my most favourite interview I have ever done. It happened at the tail end of 2010 when I was still writing for adultswim.co.uk (sadly deceased). Venture Brothers Season 4 was coming to an end and we were all anxiously waiting to see what the finale would bring.
My brief was to do a profile piece on Doc and Jackson for my ‘Gritty Guides to..’ blog but I went one step further and through the magic of Facebook and a lot of luck I managed to secure a late night Skype interview with the Venture Brothers creators live from the Astro Base. It manifested itself as a video chat over Skype at 1am and I managed to snag the audio. When this was put on the blog it was in the form of a painfully transcribed two part piece, but now you get to hear the whole thing in its entirety. A full hour of Venture loveliness and off-topic babbling with two of the most entertaining people I’ve ever had the pleasure to interview.
This was really a catalyst for what was to come. On the back of this interview we met up with Jackson Publick in London where we saw Pulp in Hyde Park together and from there the idea of this film grew and blossomed into what it is today (thanks mainly to some genius levels of dealings and schemings by Michelle).
Eric & Chris character designs for #TheGodMachine vol 1. Chris actually made it into the cafe scene while the top of Eric’s head was only shown in one panel. These two will probably have more cameos. #goteamventure
Fan: My question is actually for you, Jackson. What is it like to work with Chris McCulloch?
Doc: I can tell ya what that’s like.
Jackson: Yeah, Doc can speak better to that.
Doc: Let me tell ya this, have you ever woken up from a dream and your midsection says it was a good one? 24/7, my friend. You don’t know why it’s good but it’s just good. Maybe it’s just airing itself out. But it’s not, it’s Chris McCulloch and it’s a dream.
This fan was my dumb friend, Brian, making a dumb joke while dressed as Brick Frog. It got me up close and personal with Jackson, and I had a momentary minute of glee.
Fast forward to a month later, at the NYCC panel. On behalf of our dumb friend Brian I say the following:
Fan: Jackson, I have an apology for you from Brick Frog at Dragon*con; for his lame [ass] question.
To which Jackson responds with: