or


[09/08/08 - 03:19 PM]
May the Farce Be with You When G4 Presents a Night of "Spaceballs" on Sunday September 21
The 1987 cult classic feature film will be followed by two hours of all new, never-before-seen chapters of "Mel Brooks' Spaceballs: The Animated Series."

[via press release from G4]

MAY THE FARCE BE WITH YOU WHEN G4 PRESENTS A NIGHT OF "SPACEBALLS" ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21

Network Presentation of Iconic Film to Precede All New, Never-Before-Seen Chapters of "Mel Brooks' Spaceballs: The Animated Series"

Brooks, Daphne Zuniga and Joan Rivers Reprise Film Characters in the Entertainment Legend's Animated Production

LOS ANGELES, September 8, 2008 � G4 will bring viewers Spaceballs Sunday on September 21 with a special presentation of MGM's 1987 cult classic feature film, followed by two hours of all new, never-before-seen chapters of "Mel Brooks' Spaceballs: The Animated Series." A rollicking parody of popular science-fiction and action films, "Spaceballs" stands as Brooks' homage to genre films in which the master of comedy skewers some of filmdom's biggest blockbusters. A collaboration from MGM, Berliner Film Companie and G4, "Mel Brooks' Spaceballs: The Animated Series" picks up where the cult classic feature film left off, delivering hilarious parodies of today's pop culture. Executive Producer and Co-Creator Mel Brooks reprises his roles as Planet Spaceballs' nefarious President Skroob and Yogurt, Daphne Zuniga returns to voice the lovely Princess Vespa, and Joan Rivers is back as the voice of Dot Matrix. Spaceballs Sunday takes place Sunday, September 21 beginning at 3 pm ET/PT, with the presentation of the feature film, followed by all new chapters of "Mel Brooks' Spaceballs: The Animated Series" at 5 pm ET/PT, only on G4.

In the feature film "Spaceballs," President Skroob of Planet Spaceballs holds Princess Vespa of the planet Druidia for ransom � namely, all the air of Druidia, which Spaceballs needs to replace that of its own polluted atmosphere. Vespa's father hires the space rogue Lone Starr who must battle with Dark Helmet in order to save the girl, keep the air and put Skroob in his place ... for now, at least. What follows is a sci-fi farce of epic proportions in which the classic Brooks style reigns supreme, nothing is sacred and everything is a target in one of the pun-iest movies ever.

As we return to this galaxy far, far away, the "Spaceballs" characters are reprised and the story is retold for a new generation of fans. Similar to the feature film, which parodied iconic science fiction movies, the all new animated chapters parody the biggest blockbusters of today, such as "The Lord of the Rings," the "Star Wars" franchise and "Jurassic Park," as well as every genre of entertainment from movies and reality TV to pop culture, politics and games, such as "Grand Theft Auto."

"The original 'Spaceballs' developed a huge following and I still get letters about it today," said Brooks. "'Spaceballs: The Animated Series' will poke fun at the craziness of modern life and the powers that be. I look forward to satisfying original fans of the movie while introducing an entirely new generation to the 'Spaceballs' phenomenon through the animated series."

"Mel Brooks' Spaceballs: The Animated Series" is a co-production between Brooksfilms and Berliner Film Companie in collaboration with MGM and G4 Television Network, and is based on the classic feature film. Mel Brooks executive produced the series together with Rainer Soehnlein.

The four back-to-back chapters which will kick off the animated production include:

Episode: "Revenge of the Sithee"

"Spaceballs" continues to spoof the "Star Wars" franchise with this parody of the three latest movies. "Revenge of the Sithee" traces Dark Helmet's journey from a young slave named Panickin' Crybaby to a master of the schvartz side of the Schwartz, featuring pod-racing, a battle with Outlet Maul and the satisfying death of Jar-Jar Binks.

Episode: "Grand Theft Starship"

Lone Starr is addicted to a new video game, Grand Theft Starship, and Vespa is jealous. Things only get worse when, thanks to some frustrated button mashing, they find themselves trapped inside the game. Skroob and Dark Helmet take the opportunity to lead a revolt among the game characters who are sick of players like Lone Starr stealing all their cars. To escape, Lone Starr and Vespa will have to get past their toughest challenge yet: the game's final boss!

Episode: "Lord of the Onion Rings"

When Barf accidentally unearths the mighty, evil Onion Ring, Skroob sends Dark Helmet and his minions after it. Yogurt warns Lone Starr and the gang that Skroob will become all-powerful if he gets hold of the ring. Forming the Fellowship of the Onion Ring, the gang embarks on a perilous journey to destroy the ring by casting it back into the forge where it was created: the Deep Fryer of Lardor.

Episode: "Watch Your Assic Park"

In this parody of the Jurassic Park movies, Skroob uses advanced pseudoscience to "enhance" his favorite athletes with dinosaur DNA, so his teams can dominate all sports in the galaxy. Lone Starr and the crew get trapped in Watch Your Assic Park with these terrifying dino-jocks, and their only hope of survival is to flee to the Hall of Fame, where juiced-up athletes are forbidden.

About Berliner Film Companie GmbH

The Berliner Film Companie team has produced seven animated television series and one CGI feature film since 2002. Working with America's top creators, producers and directors, Berliner has established a unique American-style production company in the heart of cosmopolitan Berlin, along with an office in Los Angeles to maintain a constant presence in the center of the U.S. entertainment industry.

About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., through its operating subsidiaries, is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music and licensed merchandise. The company owns the world's largest library of modern films, comprising around 4,100 titles. Operating units include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., Ventanazul, MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Domestic Networks LLC, MGM Distribution Co., MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM Worldwide Digital Media, MGM Consumer Products and MGM Interactive. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in international TV channels reaching nearly 120 countries. MGM ownership is as follows: Providence Equity Partners (29%), TPG (21%), Sony Corporation of America (20%), Comcast (20%), DLJ Merchant Banking Partners (7%) and Quadrangle Group (3%). For more information, visit www.mgm.com.

About Comcast Entertainment Group

Based in Los Angeles, Comcast Entertainment Group operates E! Entertainment Television, the 24-hour network with programming dedicated to the world of entertainment, and E! Online; The Style Network, the destination for women 18-49 with a passion for the best in relatable and inspiring lifestyle programming; and G4 offering the last word on gaming, technology, animation, interactivity, and "Internet culture" for the male 18-34 demo. E! is currently available to nearly 94 million cable and direct broadcast satellite subscribers in the United States. In 2006, E! launched the E! Everywhere initiative underscoring the company's dedication to making E! content available on all new media platforms any time and anywhere from online to broadband video to wireless to satellite radio to VOD. The Style Network currently counts 59 million cable and satellite subscribers and G4, the #1 podcasted cable network in America, is available in more than 64 million cable and satellite homes nationwide.





  [september 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· SPACEBALLS: THE ANIMATED SERIES (G4)





[07/28/16 - 12:43 PM]
TLC's "Playhouse Masters" Climbs Into Imaginative Spaces
Tyson and Audy Leavitt create the most elaborate, over-the-top playhouses out of their family-run shop called "Charmed Playhouses."

[07/28/16 - 11:24 AM]
#Squadgoals Takes on New Meaning in an All New Season of Velocity's "Garage Squad"
The all new season starring National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) driver Bruno Massel, lead mechanic Joe Zolper, and co-host Heather Storm premieres Wednesday, August 24.

[07/28/16 - 11:18 AM]
TBS Greenlights Digital Animated Series "Storyville" and Begins Development on Notorious B.I.G.-Inspired Series
Musicians, actors, comedians, writers and artists will tell true life stories which will be animated in rich detail, exposing the sheer absurdity of celebrity life in all of its glory.

[07/28/16 - 10:26 AM]
Esquire Network Greenlights New Seasons of Hit Documentary Franchise "Friday Night Tykes" and Spin-Off "Friday Night Tykes: Steel Country"
A combination of fan-favorite teams are set to return, with all-new teams presenting an authentic look at the cultural phenomenon that is American football.

[07/28/16 - 10:03 AM]
PBS to Present "Spotlight Education," A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America's Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17
The stunt features eleven films and documentaries on local PBS stations September 12-17.

[07/28/16 - 10:02 AM]
PBS and American Experience Announce "The Great War" to Premiere April 2017
The six-hour, three-night event, will premiere in April 2017 in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of America's entry into the war on April 6, 1917.

[07/28/16 - 10:01 AM]
Frontline on PBS Presents "Divided States of America," A Look at the Polarized Nation the Next President Will Inherit
The four-hour, two-night documentary miniseries looks back at events during the Obama presidency that have revealed deep divisions in our country, and examines the America the next president will inherit.

[07/28/16 - 10:00 AM]
Lin-Manuel Miranda - Tony, Grammy, and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Creator of Broadway Smash Hit Hamilton - Hosts Sixth Annual PBS Arts Fall Festival
"Hamilton's America" gives viewers a look at Miranda and his colleagues' creative process during the three years leading up to the Broadway opening of the record-breaking musical winner of 11 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize.

[07/28/16 - 10:00 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Taps Charles Dance to Narrate Epic Global Miniseres Event "Savage Kingdom"
The project is a rare look at warring animal clans battling for survival in a remote region of Africa that is drying up after years of flood-soaked abundance.

[07/28/16 - 10:00 AM]
Disney XD Picks Up Second Season of Its Innovative Hidden-Camera Prank Series "Walk the Prank"
The series has reached 35.4 million viewers including 13.2 million Kids 6-14 and 6.3 million Boys 6-14 on Disney XD and Disney Channel.

[07/28/16 - 09:56 AM]
El Rey Network's Original Wrestling Series "Lucha Underground" Returns for Season 3 on Wednesday, September 7 at 8PM ET
Masked heroes and villains will continue to battle it out for wrestling supremacy in the hour-long weekly series, giving fans a ringside seat to the blood-pumping, chant-starting lucha libre drama and excitement.

[07/28/16 - 09:16 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Got Talent" Seal Another Victory
The Peacock once again is the evening's most-watched network in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/28/16 - 09:05 AM]
FYI(TM) Greenlights New Original Series "Kiss Bang Love"
In "Kiss Bang Love," singles searching for love will participate in a new social experiment to find their match based on blindfolded kissing.

[07/28/16 - 09:04 AM]
Make a Date with Adult Swim's New Drive-In Tour - 10 Cities Host Nights of Fun and Freebies!
Each stop of the five-week, 10-city national tour, brings an ultimate exclusive sneak peek at unaired episodes, never-before-seen pilots and specials, and loads of other Adult Swim favorites.

[07/28/16 - 08:52 AM]
HBO Renews "Ballers" for Third Season
"Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg and the rest of the 'Ballers' team have once again delivered a winner for our viewers," said Casey Bloys.