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Ducktales 2017

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  • AbsalonAbsalon Registered User regular
    This season is noticeably stronger than the first so far, and that still set a very high bar.

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  • KalnaurKalnaur I See Spring Showers . . . Centralia, WARegistered User regular
    I'm not sure how the recent episodes are (8+) because I don't have a venue to watch them on, but my niece's complaint for the second season thus far is the dearth of Webby-centric episodes, because Webby is her favorite. I've only seen up to 7 but I'd have to agree up to that point. Have any of the newer episodes focused on Webby as heavily as, say, the ones from Season One with Lena?

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Kalnaur wrote: »
    I'm not sure how the recent episodes are (8+) because I don't have a venue to watch them on, but my niece's complaint for the second season thus far is the dearth of Webby-centric episodes, because Webby is her favorite. I've only seen up to 7 but I'd have to agree up to that point. Have any of the newer episodes focused on Webby as heavily as, say, the ones from Season One with Lena?

    One of them is Webby focused. And the one after it has a strong Webby presence as well, but not quite as strongly focused on her.

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  • Death of RatsDeath of Rats Registered User regular
    Good new episode. Sad that Jim Cummings is apparently an abusive ass.

    No I don't.
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  • Ivan HungerIvan Hunger Registered User regular
    What I think elevates the episode from great to brilliant:
    The slapstick comedy in Darkwing Duck was never meant to be anything more than that. There was never any intention of having a deeper meaning behind it.

    But this episode interprets it as something inspiring, rather than just funny. It's a direction I never would have thought of to take the character in, but it makes perfect sense.

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  • NightslyrNightslyr Registered User regular
    Good new episode. Sad that Jim Cummings is apparently an abusive ass.

    Ugh. Just read about that.

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  • MatevMatev Cero Miedo Registered User regular
    I wasn't sure about the most recent episode on the 1st half
    But then Launchpad bonded with Drake over Darkwing collectibles and I was in all the way.

    Also, Negaduck wielding a chainsaw, it's the little things you miss

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Mvrck wrote: »
    This show never stops giving.

    Until today, when it stops until, apparently, September?
    It's going to be a long couple of months.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    Nightslyr wrote: »
    Good new episode. Sad that Jim Cummings is apparently an abusive ass.

    Ugh. Just read about that.

    I'm not sure what to believe. Apparently it was part of an extremely contentious divorce hearing?

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Nightslyr wrote: »
    Good new episode. Sad that Jim Cummings is apparently an abusive ass.

    Ugh. Just read about that.

    I'm not sure what to believe. Apparently it was part of an extremely contentious divorce hearing?

    I see the judge granted him custody of his kids which is unusual over a mother. But aside from that, who knows.

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  • SchrodingerSchrodinger Registered User regular
    Now that Disney owns Marvel, they need to bring Howard into this universe.

  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    Now that Disney owns Marvel, they need to bring Howard into this universe.

    Nah Disney is super weird about Howard. Even post buyout it took a long time to get a new book for him and hes still wearing pants

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  • IncenjucarIncenjucar Audio Game Developer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Matev wrote: »
    I wasn't sure about the most recent episode on the 1st half
    But then Launchpad bonded with Drake over Darkwing collectibles and I was in all the way.

    Also, Negaduck wielding a chainsaw, it's the little things you miss

    Oh god I just got caught up.

    So right.

  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    Now that Disney owns Marvel, they need to bring Howard into this universe.

    Nah Disney is super weird about Howard. Even post buyout it took a long time to get a new book for him and hes still wearing pants

    Howard was a regular in a Marvel Zombies series about a year after the buyout, so he kinda had a book then. And he's had a regular strong of comic series/appearances since the first Guardians of the Galaxy.

    But yeah, no one's dared to mess with the pants issue.

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  • emnmnmeemnmnme Heard about this on conservative radio:Registered User regular
    I can't stop laughing at, "HELLOOOOO!"

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    So, you know how Duck Tales has a huge amount of respect for the original show but has massaged things to make it better?
    They just did the same thing to Darkwing Duck. Hot buttered perfection.

    And it stays true to an important tradition from the previous show:
    Giving Darkwing and Negaduck a new origin story every season that contradicts all their previous ones.

    I don't remember that aspect about the original, but I can believe it.

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  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    So, you know how Duck Tales has a huge amount of respect for the original show but has massaged things to make it better?
    They just did the same thing to Darkwing Duck. Hot buttered perfection.

    And it stays true to an important tradition from the previous show:
    Giving Darkwing and Negaduck a new origin story every season that contradicts all their previous ones.

    I don't remember that aspect about the original, but I can believe it.

    It's easy to miss because they only talk about it in the episodes
    Negaduck was originally a result of weird split of DWs positive and negative traits caused by Megavolt. They fixed it but the writers wanted to bring him back so they made a mirror universe origin.

    DW has 3 origins as well. One is a more traditional. Batmanesque traveled the world to learn things deal another one is a weird take on Superman ( and another negaduck origin) that most people assume is false because it was the ghost of Darkwing trying to impress future kids
    His last one is he made up DW during Megavolt's origin story when his prom was attacked

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  • Ivan HungerIvan Hunger Registered User regular
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    So, you know how Duck Tales has a huge amount of respect for the original show but has massaged things to make it better?
    They just did the same thing to Darkwing Duck. Hot buttered perfection.

    And it stays true to an important tradition from the previous show:
    Giving Darkwing and Negaduck a new origin story every season that contradicts all their previous ones.

    I don't remember that aspect about the original, but I can believe it.
    Show creator Tad Stones loved taking the piss out of superhero tropes. So he's never felt it's necessary to be beholden to continuity or make sure all his characters have a big climactic origin story.

    Negaduck's first origin story, "Negaduck", which was one of the first episodes of the show ever produced, was basically just a parody of the Star Trek episode "The Enemy Within". Just like Captain Kirk, Darkwing is split into a good version of himself and an evil one. But unlike the two Kirks, the two resultant Darkwings are comically exaggerated parodies of "good" and "evil", with the good Darkwing being a saccharine martyr, and the evil Darkwing being an insane, bloodthirsty psychopath.

    In a later episode, "Paraducks", the show implies that Darkwing has no origin story because he inspired his younger self to become Darkwing through time travel shenanigans.

    Later on, the writers wanted to do a big two-part episode, "Just Us Justice Ducks", where several of Darkwing's villains would team-up for the first time. They were struggling to decide who would be the leader of the villains. Tad Stones suggested bringing back that psychotic version of Darkwing from the previous episode. Stones liked that character because his crazy dialogue was so much fun to write. The other writers worried that would be too confusing because that Darkwing had merged back together with the other Darkwing at the end of that episode and effectively didn't exist anymore. To assuage his fellow writers' concerns, Stones famously said, "Fine, if it will make you guys feel better, we'll do another Star Trek parody."

    Sure enough, the episode produced immediately after the two-parter was Negaduck's second origin story, "Life, the Negaverse, and Everything". This time, the Star Trek episode being parodied was "Mirror, Mirror". Negaduck is explained as having come from a parallel universe, one where everyone in St. Canard is evil except Darkwing's villains and Gosalyn. The writers really liked the subtle joke this implies (the normal universe Gosalyn is actually the evil version of her).

    Negaduck having two contradictory origin stories became a running gag among the show's writers. Writer Jan Strnad suggested giving Negaduck a third origin story. This time, they would parody Star Wars instead of Star Trek, by revealing that Negaduck was actually Darkwing's identical cousin who was raised by space pirates. The other writers liked that idea, but expanded on it by making Darkwing himself a space alien who learned karate. That way, instead of just being an in-joke about Negaduck, it could also be a parody of Superman and superhero origin stories in general. This episode was appropriately titled "The Secret Origins of Darkwing Duck".

    Tad Stones thought this was so funny that he decided to make the tradition official. Every season from then on, the writers would create a new origin story for Darkwing Duck that was totally incompatible with every one they had created before. The episode "Clash Reunion" revealed that Drake Mallard became Darkwing Duck in high school, mostly by accident, when he defended his senior prom from Megavolt while dressed in a costume he had borrowed from the drama department.

    Unfortunately, that was the only such episode produced before the show was cancelled.

    Long story short, the writers of that show didn't take themselves too seriously and enjoyed having the occasional giggle.

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  • LanzLanz Registered User regular
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    So, you know how Duck Tales has a huge amount of respect for the original show but has massaged things to make it better?
    They just did the same thing to Darkwing Duck. Hot buttered perfection.

    And it stays true to an important tradition from the previous show:
    Giving Darkwing and Negaduck a new origin story every season that contradicts all their previous ones.

    I don't remember that aspect about the original, but I can believe it.
    Show creator Tad Stones loved taking the piss out of superhero tropes. So he's never felt it's necessary to be beholden to continuity or make sure all his characters have a big climactic origin story.

    Negaduck's first origin story, "Negaduck", which was one of the first episodes of the show ever produced, was basically just a parody of the Star Trek episode "The Enemy Within". Just like Captain Kirk, Darkwing is split into a good version of himself and an evil one. But unlike the two Kirks, the two resultant Darkwings are comically exaggerated parodies of "good" and "evil", with the good Darkwing being a saccharine martyr, and the evil Darkwing being an insane, bloodthirsty psychopath.

    In a later episode, "Paraducks", the show implies that Darkwing has no origin story because he inspired his younger self to become Darkwing through time travel shenanigans.

    Later on, the writers wanted to do a big two-part episode, "Just Us Justice Ducks", where several of Darkwing's villains would team-up for the first time. They were struggling to decide who would be the leader of the villains. Tad Stones suggested bringing back that psychotic version of Darkwing from the previous episode. Stones liked that character because his crazy dialogue was so much fun to write. The other writers worried that would be too confusing because that Darkwing had merged back together with the other Darkwing at the end of that episode and effectively didn't exist anymore. To assuage his fellow writers' concerns, Stones famously said, "Fine, if it will make you guys feel better, we'll do another Star Trek parody."

    Sure enough, the episode produced immediately after the two-parter was Negaduck's second origin story, "Life, the Negaverse, and Everything". This time, the Star Trek episode being parodied was "Mirror, Mirror". Negaduck is explained as having come from a parallel universe, one where everyone in St. Canard is evil except Darkwing's villains and Gosalyn. The writers really liked the subtle joke this implies (the normal universe Gosalyn is actually the evil version of her).

    Negaduck having two contradictory origin stories became a running gag among the show's writers. Writer Jan Strnad suggested giving Negaduck a third origin story. This time, they would parody Star Wars instead of Star Trek, by revealing that Negaduck was actually Darkwing's identical cousin who was raised by space pirates. The other writers liked that idea, but expanded on it by making Darkwing himself a space alien who learned karate. That way, instead of just being an in-joke about Negaduck, it could also be a parody of Superman and superhero origin stories in general. This episode was appropriately titled "The Secret Origins of Darkwing Duck".

    Tad Stones thought this was so funny that he decided to make the tradition official. Every season from then on, the writers would create a new origin story for Darkwing Duck that was totally incompatible with every one they had created before. The episode "Clash Reunion" revealed that Drake Mallard became Darkwing Duck in high school, mostly by accident, when he defended his senior prom from Megavolt while dressed in a costume he had borrowed from the drama department.

    Unfortunately, that was the only such episode produced before the show was cancelled.

    Long story short, the writers of that show didn't take themselves too seriously and enjoyed having the occasional giggle.

    That's impossible

    We all know Darkwing Duck is the product of a network exec just jotting the adventures of Drake Mallard down as he watches him with a transdimensional viewing helmet.

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  • LanzLanz Registered User regular
    edited May 19
    Okay now I watched it

    That was amazing and I now need a Darkwing Spinoff please

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  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    edited May 19
    This episode likely explains where Drake gets all his equipment and funding.

    He was paid for acting in the movie and likely bought all the( oddly fully functional) props cheap because Scrooge would never pay for storage

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  • LanzLanz Registered User regular
    edited May 19
    This episode likely explains where Drake gets all his equipment and funding.

    He was paid for acting in the movie and likely bought all the( oddly fully functional) props cheap because Scrooge would never pay for storage
    For a brief second I thought to myself "WHY IS THE RAY FULLY FUNCTIONING"

    And then I remembered this is a subsidiary company of a company that employs Gyro Gearloose.

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  • Ivan HungerIvan Hunger Registered User regular
    edited May 19
    This episode likely explains where Drake gets all his equipment and funding.

    He was paid for acting in the movie and likely bought all the( oddly fully functional) props cheap because Scrooge would never pay for storage

    Yeah, that's enough seed money to get him started, and the payment he gets from doing mercenary work for S.H.U.S.H. will keep his lights on after that runs out.

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  • NightslyrNightslyr Registered User regular
    I never got into Darkwing Duck when it originally aired (I vaguely remember being annoyed that there was too much focus on the kid, whose voice I found to be grating), but man... This was just a perfect episode/hopefully backdoor pilot.

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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    The only bad thing about a Darkwing spinoff
    is the current creative crew have established Megavolt, Bushroot, Quackerjack and Liquidator as fictional.

    Then again I could picture a delightful episode with Negaduck forcing less-than willing random people to be them.

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    The only bad thing about a Darkwing spinoff
    is the current creative crew have established Megavolt, Bushroot, Quackerjack and Liquidator as fictional.

    Then again I could picture a delightful episode with Negaduck forcing less-than willing random people to be them.
    but we do know that SHUSH and FOWL are real!

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    So, you know how Duck Tales has a huge amount of respect for the original show but has massaged things to make it better?
    They just did the same thing to Darkwing Duck. Hot buttered perfection.

    And it stays true to an important tradition from the previous show:
    Giving Darkwing and Negaduck a new origin story every season that contradicts all their previous ones.

    I don't remember that aspect about the original, but I can believe it.
    Show creator Tad Stones loved taking the piss out of superhero tropes. So he's never felt it's necessary to be beholden to continuity or make sure all his characters have a big climactic origin story.

    Negaduck's first origin story, "Negaduck", which was one of the first episodes of the show ever produced, was basically just a parody of the Star Trek episode "The Enemy Within". Just like Captain Kirk, Darkwing is split into a good version of himself and an evil one. But unlike the two Kirks, the two resultant Darkwings are comically exaggerated parodies of "good" and "evil", with the good Darkwing being a saccharine martyr, and the evil Darkwing being an insane, bloodthirsty psychopath.

    In a later episode, "Paraducks", the show implies that Darkwing has no origin story because he inspired his younger self to become Darkwing through time travel shenanigans.

    Later on, the writers wanted to do a big two-part episode, "Just Us Justice Ducks", where several of Darkwing's villains would team-up for the first time. They were struggling to decide who would be the leader of the villains. Tad Stones suggested bringing back that psychotic version of Darkwing from the previous episode. Stones liked that character because his crazy dialogue was so much fun to write. The other writers worried that would be too confusing because that Darkwing had merged back together with the other Darkwing at the end of that episode and effectively didn't exist anymore. To assuage his fellow writers' concerns, Stones famously said, "Fine, if it will make you guys feel better, we'll do another Star Trek parody."

    Sure enough, the episode produced immediately after the two-parter was Negaduck's second origin story, "Life, the Negaverse, and Everything". This time, the Star Trek episode being parodied was "Mirror, Mirror". Negaduck is explained as having come from a parallel universe, one where everyone in St. Canard is evil except Darkwing's villains and Gosalyn. The writers really liked the subtle joke this implies (the normal universe Gosalyn is actually the evil version of her).

    Negaduck having two contradictory origin stories became a running gag among the show's writers. Writer Jan Strnad suggested giving Negaduck a third origin story. This time, they would parody Star Wars instead of Star Trek, by revealing that Negaduck was actually Darkwing's identical cousin who was raised by space pirates. The other writers liked that idea, but expanded on it by making Darkwing himself a space alien who learned karate. That way, instead of just being an in-joke about Negaduck, it could also be a parody of Superman and superhero origin stories in general. This episode was appropriately titled "The Secret Origins of Darkwing Duck".

    Tad Stones thought this was so funny that he decided to make the tradition official. Every season from then on, the writers would create a new origin story for Darkwing Duck that was totally incompatible with every one they had created before. The episode "Clash Reunion" revealed that Drake Mallard became Darkwing Duck in high school, mostly by accident, when he defended his senior prom from Megavolt while dressed in a costume he had borrowed from the drama department.

    Unfortunately, that was the only such episode produced before the show was cancelled.

    Long story short, the writers of that show didn't take themselves too seriously and enjoyed having the occasional giggle.

    This is amazing.
    The one thing about Negaduck that I remember is the alternate universe thing and being really confused by Negaduck appearing later.

    So all of this tracks.

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  • Ivan HungerIvan Hunger Registered User regular
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    The only bad thing about a Darkwing spinoff
    is the current creative crew have established Megavolt, Bushroot, Quackerjack and Liquidator as fictional.

    Then again I could picture a delightful episode with Negaduck forcing less-than willing random people to be them.

    My theory:
    Negaduck gives some criminals stolen tech in exchange for becoming his gang. Possibly a group of Beagle Boys who were cut off from the rest of the family for having talents that aren't useful for crime.

    The seeds have already been planted in recent episodes. Ludwig von Drake's plant growth liquid. Gandra Dee's electricity-generating circuitry.

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    There's almost certainly a considerable infusion of moon tech coming soon.
    They could pull the back story from Spider-Man: Homecoming's Vulture (and crew) pretty easily there.

    Bonus points if their tech runs off of gold giving them a reason to target The Bin.

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    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
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  • MatevMatev Cero Miedo Registered User regular
    Yah

    Yah

    Gimme all them Darkwing ideas.

    Gonna swim in 'em like a money bin.
    Also super obvious, but a touch I still loved was reboot!Megavolt looking like DKR Bane.

    Personally, I'd like it if Darkwing was running into villains mimicking the old Darkwing show under some form of mind control, but as he goes along, he realizes there's a pattern, and it's Negaduck calling him out. Basically 1 part Just Us Justice Ducks and 1 part Make 'Em Laugh from BTAS.

    Or, since we've got F.O.W.L., change things up and have the lead up to Steel Beak (Maybe toss in Taurus Bullba as the Dragon/Co-Mastermind) trying to unleash gold devouring nanites or trying to summon Duckthulhu or Magicka or some other world ending plot.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Oh my God.
    Glomgold walking into the funeral to the music of "All I do is win" is fuckin hilarious

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    CURSE YOU GENTLE BREEZE!

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    PixelKitties has finished her OxyChew recreation - And it's even more fantastic than I first assumed.

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  • Inkstain82Inkstain82 Registered User regular
    Oh my God.
    Glomgold walking into the funeral to the music of "All I do is win" is fuckin hilarious

    Watched that episode with a mixture of adults and children. We adults were deeply uncomfortable with the scene leading up to that part, then left simultaneously still feeling uncomfortable and laughing so hard it hurt. It was something.

  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    Omg episode 11 starts off with them watching Darkwing Duck.

    How could they be this cruel specifically to me.

    Episode 39 is going to destroy you.

    Ahhhhhhh
    *breath*
    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    It's everything I ever wanted.
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    So, you know how Duck Tales has a huge amount of respect for the original show but has massaged things to make it better?
    They just did the same thing to Darkwing Duck. Hot buttered perfection.

    And it stays true to an important tradition from the previous show:
    Giving Darkwing and Negaduck a new origin story every season that contradicts all their previous ones.

    I don't remember that aspect about the original, but I can believe it.
    Show creator Tad Stones loved taking the piss out of superhero tropes. So he's never felt it's necessary to be beholden to continuity or make sure all his characters have a big climactic origin story.

    Negaduck's first origin story, "Negaduck", which was one of the first episodes of the show ever produced, was basically just a parody of the Star Trek episode "The Enemy Within". Just like Captain Kirk, Darkwing is split into a good version of himself and an evil one. But unlike the two Kirks, the two resultant Darkwings are comically exaggerated parodies of "good" and "evil", with the good Darkwing being a saccharine martyr, and the evil Darkwing being an insane, bloodthirsty psychopath.

    In a later episode, "Paraducks", the show implies that Darkwing has no origin story because he inspired his younger self to become Darkwing through time travel shenanigans.

    Later on, the writers wanted to do a big two-part episode, "Just Us Justice Ducks", where several of Darkwing's villains would team-up for the first time. They were struggling to decide who would be the leader of the villains. Tad Stones suggested bringing back that psychotic version of Darkwing from the previous episode. Stones liked that character because his crazy dialogue was so much fun to write. The other writers worried that would be too confusing because that Darkwing had merged back together with the other Darkwing at the end of that episode and effectively didn't exist anymore. To assuage his fellow writers' concerns, Stones famously said, "Fine, if it will make you guys feel better, we'll do another Star Trek parody."

    Sure enough, the episode produced immediately after the two-parter was Negaduck's second origin story, "Life, the Negaverse, and Everything". This time, the Star Trek episode being parodied was "Mirror, Mirror". Negaduck is explained as having come from a parallel universe, one where everyone in St. Canard is evil except Darkwing's villains and Gosalyn. The writers really liked the subtle joke this implies (the normal universe Gosalyn is actually the evil version of her).

    Negaduck having two contradictory origin stories became a running gag among the show's writers. Writer Jan Strnad suggested giving Negaduck a third origin story. This time, they would parody Star Wars instead of Star Trek, by revealing that Negaduck was actually Darkwing's identical cousin who was raised by space pirates. The other writers liked that idea, but expanded on it by making Darkwing himself a space alien who learned karate. That way, instead of just being an in-joke about Negaduck, it could also be a parody of Superman and superhero origin stories in general. This episode was appropriately titled "The Secret Origins of Darkwing Duck".

    Tad Stones thought this was so funny that he decided to make the tradition official. Every season from then on, the writers would create a new origin story for Darkwing Duck that was totally incompatible with every one they had created before. The episode "Clash Reunion" revealed that Drake Mallard became Darkwing Duck in high school, mostly by accident, when he defended his senior prom from Megavolt while dressed in a costume he had borrowed from the drama department.

    Unfortunately, that was the only such episode produced before the show was cancelled.

    Long story short, the writers of that show didn't take themselves too seriously and enjoyed having the occasional giggle.

    I know, this show has a really dense mythology.

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  • RichyRichy Registered User regular
    edited June 1
    I binge-watched the episodes during a conference trip this week.

    I am simultaneously crying, laughing, and oh so fucking excited.
    Is Della Duck going to become a regular next season? It would be cruel for her and the boys to be separated again after all that.

    EDIT:
    Just watched the end of the season finale for fun again, and caught something I missed;
    Lauchpad's monologue is the lyrics of the original Darkwing Duck's theme song.

    Richy on
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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    I would really like
    Della to be a regular and also be integrated into the opening credits

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  • RichyRichy Registered User regular
    Oh man, I just realized that
    Jim Sterling/Original Darkwing Duck in the season finale was voiced by Jim Cummings, the voice actor who actually did Darkwing Duck in the original cartoon!

    How can this show just keep getting more and more awesome?

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Richy wrote: »
    Oh man, I just realized that
    Jim Sterling/Original Darkwing Duck in the season finale was voiced by Jim Cummings, the voice actor who actually did Darkwing Duck in the original cartoon!

    How can this show just keep getting more and more awesome?

    I don't know, but I'm pretty sure that they're violating some kind of natural law regarding the conservation and distribution of awesome at this point.

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    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    Speaking of cool tributes in that episode, I discovered a new one.
    Remember the comic book section detailing childhood Drake's inspiration by the Darkwing show? The one done extremely faithfully to the 90s style? That was signed "Peraza."

    A Google search revealed it was almost certainly drawn by Michael Peraza Jr., a semi-retired art director for Disney who did character design for the original Darkwing Duck.

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