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May 23, 2007

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Ah! The Tick! Of all the failed series of the past many years that I fell in love with, only to watch them vanish before a full season was even broadcast (Threshold, Action, Freedom, Drive - Hmm, all one-word titles!), I may miss The Tick the most. It was the ultimate parody of superhero-dom. Another naming note - in the great tradition of Metropolis, Smallville, and Gotham City, the city he works in is called...The City!

Also, not noted on the fictional companies page, was the great naming story about Cyrex, Cyrix, and Cyrez from The Governor's underrated actioner "Eraser". They tell the story in the first graf of this article about digital retouching of Hollywood movies:

http://digitalcontentproducer.com/mag/video_effects_rescue_fixits/

I love stuff like this. Thanks for telling me about it.

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