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Steampunk Short: The Amazing Screw-On Head pilot (2006)

The Amazing Screw-On Head was originally a comic book by artist Mike Mignola, who also brought us the Hellboy series and Atlantis: The Lost Empire. In 2006, the SyFy Channel (the then SciFi Channel) aired several pilots on their website for possible shows. Unfortunately, Mignola’s creation did not make the cut, but you can watch 22-minute pilot below.

“As I’ve always said; All intelligent people should be cremated for the sake of public safety.”
~Screw-On Head

Did those voices sound familiar? That’s because you just heard the voice talents of Patton Oswalt (Mr. Groin), David Hyde Pierce (Emperor Zombie) and Paul Giamatti (Screw-On Head).

I thought this was a fun little show with some good body part puns and a strong Steampunk premise (a super secret agent who can use a variety of mechanical bodies). It’s too bad it didn’t get made into a series, I bet the writers and actors had a lot more to offer.

4 responses

  1. How weird. I literally watched this last week. What did you think of it?

    I thought it was a shame it wasn’t continued. They had a really good cast, and the animation was really good. I wanted more.

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    March 1, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    • I went back and added some info to my post, so in answer to your question I just added, “I thought this was a fun little show with some good body part puns and a strong Steampunk premise (a super secret agent who can use a variety of mechanical bodies). It’s too bad it didn’t get made into a series, I bet the writers and actors had a lot more to offer.”

      Thanks for sharing!

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      March 1, 2014 at 5:19 pm

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