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* Mark Hamill's 2004 parody Comic Book: The Movie, about a comic book fan and a film adaptation of his favorite character, was released direct-to-video and achieved mild success, garnering a cult following among comic book readers.
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Mark and Hamill's
As with Mononoke and Kiki, critical opinion was mixed about the new dub, but Cloris Leachman and Mark Hamill's performances as Dola and Muska drew praise.
Chris Ayers ' performance as Frieza has also been met with a decidedly mixed response, with some citing it as inferior to Linda Young's work while others compare it favourably to Mark Hamill's performance as the Joker in the DC Animated Universe.
* Tom Cruise's Top Gun character Lt. Pete ' Maverick ' Mitchell ( or an ironic inversion of a trait, as in Mark Hamill's by-the-book Wing Commander character, Col. Christopher ' Maverick ' Blair ).
In Mark Hamill's 2004 movie Comic Book: The Movie, LaMarche made a rare live appearance to be in the special features of the DVD alongside Pinky and the Brain co-star Rob Paulsen.
Comic-Con International has served as the setting for Mark Hamill's Comic Book: The Movie, and for an episode of the HBO television series Entourage, the latter of which, while set at the event, was not filmed there.
* Mark Hamill's cameo in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back ( he at one point tells the title characters, " don't fuck with a Jedi Master, son ", and after losing a hand in a swordfight, he looks straight into the camera and shrugs, " not again ", a reference to The Empire Strikes Back ).
The authors of the book I Can't Believe It's a Bigger and Better Updated Unofficial Simpsons Guide, Warren Martyn and Adrian Wood, wrote that " the best bits all involve either the convention or Mark Hamill's repeated attempts to not be mobbed.
He had a minor role in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith as Jedi Master Cin Drallig (" Nic Gillard " spelled backwards ) and was Mark Hamill's first choice as his stunt double for Return of the Jedi.
Mark and 2004
Her deputy Mark Popescu became responsible for editorial content in 2004, a role he continued in until the appointment of Bakhurst as Controller in 2005.
: San Francisco Giants first baseman-outfielder Mark Sweeney, who spent 2003 and 2004 with the Rockies, said, " You wonder if some people are going along with it just to keep their jobs.
Superman: Birthright, a limited series written by Mark Waid in 2004, offers an alternate look at Luthor's history, including his youth in Smallville, and his first encounter with Superman.
In September 2004, the Brewers announced they had reached a verbal agreement with Los Angeles investment banker Mark Attanasio to purchase the team for a reported US $ 223 million.
After the 2004 season, with Mark Attanasio now in control of the franchise, the Brewers were finally able to spend some money on free agents.
In 2004, then Australian Labor leader Mark Latham described conservative calls for " civility " as " The New Political Correctness ".
Mark Teixeira, Alfonso Soriano, Michael Young, and Hank Blalock became some of the best-hitting infielders in the league, with Young, Blalock, and Soriano were named to the 2004 All-Star Game.
Vanuatu briefly recognized the Republic of China ( Taiwan ) in late 2004 when on 3 November Prime Minister Serge Vohor signed a communiqué in Taipei with ROC Foreign Minister Mark Chen.
They include Peter Phillips, ed., Lingard Remembered: Essays to Mark the Sesquicentenary of John Lingard ’ s Death ( London: Catholic Record Society, 2004 ); Edwin Jones, John Lingard and the Pursuit of Historical Truth ( Brighton, England, and Portland, Oregon: Sussex Academic Press, 2001 ); John Trappes-Lomax, ed., The Letters of Dr. John Lingard to Mrs. Thomas Lomax ( 1835-51 ) ( London: Catholic Record Society, 2000 ); J. A.
In 2004, Random House published a sequel to Puzo's The Godfather, The Godfather Returns, by Mark Winegardner.
Melissa Etheridge's 2004 song " Tuesday Morning ", written in honor of Flight 93 passenger Mark Bingham, concluded with the phrase, " Let's roll.
In 2004 WFTO launched the FTO Mark which identifies registered fair trade organizations ( as opposed to the FLO system, which labels products ).
* Mark Cotta Vaz ; Craig Barron: The Invisible Art: The Legends of Movie Matte Painting, Chronicle Books, 2004 ; ISBN 0-8118-4515-X
Marbles was released in 2004 with a 2-CD version that is only available at Marillion's website – kind of a ' thank-you ' gesture to the over 18, 000 fans who pre-ordered it, and as even a further thanks to the fans, their names were credited in the sleeve notes ( this ' thank you ' to the fans also occurred with the previous album, Anoraknophobia ). Marillion in 2007, left to right: Steve Rothery, Steve Hogarth, Pete Trewavas ( front row ), Mark Kelly, Ian Mosley ( back row ) The band ’ s management organised the biggest promotional schedule since they had left EMI and Steve Hogarth secured interviews with prominent broadcasters on BBC Radio, including Matthew Wright, Bob Harris, Stuart Maconie, Simon Mayo and Mark Lawson.
In May 2004, the Tribune revealed that free-lance reporter Mark Falanga was unable to verify some facts that he inserted in a lifestyle-related column that ran on April 18, 2004, about an expensive lunch at a Chicago restaurant — namely, that the restaurant charged $ 15 for a bottle of water and $ 35 for a pasta entree.
In the 2004 mini-series Superman: Birthright, a new retelling of Superman's origin and early years, Mark Waid depicted a Krypton, officially stated as being located in the Andromeda Galaxy 2. 5 million light-years away, with elements of various versions of the planet, but closer to the pre-Crisis version.
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There were Carry On films in which James played characters who were not called Sid or Sidney, namely, Carry On Henry ( a parody of Henry VIII ) and Carry On Dick ( a spoof of legendary highwayman Dick Turpin ), in both of which he played the title roles, and Carry On Cleo, in which he played Mark Antony.
Initially created for Sierra On-Line by Mark Crowe and Scott Murphy ( who called themselves the " Two Guys from Andromeda "), the games parodied both science fiction properties such as Star Wars and Star Trek ( the theme song itself is a parody of the Star Wars theme ), as well as pop-culture phenomena from McDonald's to Microsoft.
In 1988 a humorous book called The Book of Revelations ( Mark Leigh and Mike Lepine ) printed a parody of both Beatrix Potter and Sven Hassel entitled Peter Rabbit-Tank Killer, lampooning the fashion of the period for unscrupulous publishers and literary estates to draft in famous authors to pen " continuations " of their most successful characters and series.
" Illustrated by Mark Fredrickson, the cover was a double parody, also referencing the January 1973 issue of National Lampoon which depicted a gun being held to a real dog's head and the line " If you don't buy this magazine, we'll kill this dog.
One song he composed has been published in Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery ( CACM ) (" The Telnet Song ," April 1984, a parody of the behavior of a series of PDP-10 TELNET implementations written by Mark Crispin ).
Radcliffe experienced brief commercial success with Shirehorses, a parody band ( its name based on the short-lived band The Seahorses ) spawned from his Mark And Lard antics.
* A parody of Mark Russell was used in an episode of The Simpsons called " Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington " where the character ( voiced by Harry Shearer ) sang three songs (" The Deficit Rag ", " The Trading Gap Shuffle " and " Lisa S .") in the style of Russell's political satire songs.
Riley and Mark Radcliffe formed the parody group The Shirehorses who played at Glastonbury in 1997 in what they called the headline slot, going on as they did at 10 am.
Mark Steyn and Jessica Martin have released annual Christmas albums containing a mixture of parody and well-known Christmas classics.
The Battle Hymn of the Republic, Updated ( otherwise known as The Battle Hymn of the Republic ( Brought Down to Date )) was written in 1901 by Mark Twain, as a parody of American imperialism, in the wake of the Philippine – American War.
David Wasson, the series creator, admits that Larry is a parody on Star Wars's C-3PO ( and is in fact voiced by the actor who played Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill ).
A parody of the show When Animals Attack !, with a voice-over supposedly by actor Greg Evigan ( actually Mark Gatiss ).
A parody, called Protectors of the Earth, is made up of comic strip characters Rex Morgan, Mary Worth, Garfield, and Mark Trail.
* In 1869, while living in Buffalo, New York, Mark Twain published a parody of L ' Homme qui Rit in the Buffalo Express newspaper.
Mark is perhaps the most tormented character on the team, having been plagued by a computer with evil sentience ( inspired from the cartoonist's real-life computer woes ), arrested under suspicion of being a terrorist for being a Linux user, arrested under suspicion of being a terrorist for having a CD burner, forced to be the company mascot — the grey moth ( a parody of the MSN butterfly ), and brainwashed by Binky the Paperclip.
Mark Jonathan Davis, later of Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine, made a parody song of Barry Manilow's " Copacabana ", called " Star Wars Cantina ," released in 1996.
Spider-Ham ( Peter Porker ) is a fictional Marvel character, an anthropomorphic funny animal parody of Marvel Comics ' Spider-Man, created by Tom DeFalco and Mark Armstrong.