Well, that is if you are a fan of the DC Animated Universe. Tim Daly‘s web series, The Daly Show, has a new episode in which the former voice of Superman faces off against thé voice of Batman, Kevin Conroy. The short (that was written and directed by Ben Shelton) is replete with the usual humor we’ve seen from the show before, but with a certain edge to it this time. That edge being Kevin Freakin’ Conroy saying that line from The Dark Knight Returns.
Many great actors (and Tom Welling) have donned the red, blue and, yellow tights of the Man of Steel. Recently Sam Daly followed in his father’s (Tim Daly) footsteps as the voice of Superman in the direct to DVD/Blu-Ray animated film Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, but you probably knew that already.
Ya… but bet you didn’t know that there is a secret group of Superman actors? Didn’t think so. The most recent episode of the Daly Show reveals the secret initiation ritual of The League Of Superman, as Sam is inducted by a couple of guys you should recognize.
I am going to assume that shortly after this Henry Cavil showed up, resulting in the tree house on Andrea Romano‘s yard being nothing more than a smoldering crater.
Source: The Daly Show
Last time on The Daly Show, Steven Webber tried to cajole Tim Daly into a Wings reunion despite Thomas Haden Church‘s restraining order and Tony Shalhoub‘s crippling germaphobia (I saw it on TV, it’s just gotta be true). Displeased with the script and an ironclad contract that locked him into the project if both he and Webber were alive and kicking, Daly decided to take drastic measures to keep him from once again be a man from Nantucket. Will Tim Daly kill Steven Webber? Watch the embeded season finale of The Daly Show to find out and then read our exclusive interview with Daly, his son Sam, writer/director Ben Shelton, and a surprise guest. (more…)
Before Tim Daly lost his mind and committed to documenting that descent for a series of short docudramaedys called The Daly Show, and before he was a Doctor on Private Practice, he played the owner of Sandpiper Airlines as Joe Hackett, the more sensible one of the two Hackett brothers. The show, Wings, ran on NBC from 1990 to 1997 and co-starred Steven Weber, who my mother loved in The Shining*. Now, the two have re-united for the Wings reunion show we all forgot we wanted… well, sort of. Check out the latest episode of The Daly Show, the first part of the two part season finale, and then drop down and read our exclusive interview with Tim Daly, Steven Weber, and Sam Daly. Also, be sure to check back next week for the second part of both the finale and our interview.
Were you worried that you would break either of your older, more fragile co-stars when breaking up the fight, or the Hack-Smack, due to your dancers physicality?
Sam Daly: I was definitely worried! They both look young, but their fragile bodies pale in comparison to the muscular dancing temple that my head rests on. Lucky for them, I used caution when filming…
Are you less douche than you were at the beginning of the season?
Sam Daly: Undoubtedly, a little less douche.
Tim, who wins in a real fight between you and Steven Webber?
Tim Daly: Me…Weber is stronger and a better fighter but I am way meaner.
Is Sam less douche than he was at the beginning of the season?
Tim Daly: Sam is a little more douche…which makes him a little less douche…if you know what I mean.
The micro knife, does it kill because it punctures or because of tetanus?
Steven Weber: The micro knife doesn’t kill. It heals. And also, it’s great for flaying yeast.
Admit it, if you wrote a Wings reunion, you’d find some way to get you and Fay into bed.
Steven Weber: No. But interestingly enough, there were plans for a season 9 episode which would have featured Fay erotically milking what she thought was a cow on Antonio’s organic farm but was really Roy’s decomposed corpse after having been discovered by Helen when she was planting quinoa pods.
If a Wings reunion was actually suggested, would you consider it or run screaming into the first spinning blade?
Steven Weber: Every year, it’s been Tim who has killed all attempts by all four networks (and BET) to reunite the cast. We feel we owe it to the fans (and to our creditors) to bring the show back. We hope Tim gets very sick.
You can follow the boy genius behind The Daly Show, Ben Shelton on Twitter here and you can follow The Daly Show on their new tweet tweet account, @DalyDouche, so suck it Jon Stewart.
A TV Doctor (Private Practice) and the voice of Superman, Tim Daly is an accomplished actor and a presence on network TV for the last two decades — so what the hell is he doing answering 5 ridiculous questions from us? Well, if you know Daly only from his TV work on shows like Wings and The Sopranos, you’re missing out on the actors insanely enjoyable detour into web comedy on The Daly Show, Ben Shelton‘s look inside the home life of Daly and his actor son Sam (Red Tails).
Through the first season we’ve seen kidnapping, the fusing of baseball and sex, and life lessons on how to be less douche — something Daly personally schooled me on in our last interview. The show has also had a knack for securing amazing guest stars like Whoopi Goldberg, Taye Diggs (who got licked), and Nathan Fillion (who did not, as far as I know).
Check out the latest episode of the D-A-L-Y Show and then scroll down to see Tim humor me.
The Fast Five with Tim Daly
1. Two episodes ago you were wearing Superman pajamas and fighting crime with Nathan Fillion, now you’re wearing a tutu, dare I ask what comes next? America wants to know, are assless chaps on the horizon?
Tim Daly: My hide is already chapped from that tutu.
2. Speaking of the tutu, to my knowledge that’s the first time you’ve worn a dress since Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde, which was more fulfilling, which made you feel prettier?
Tim Daly: That question answers itself.
3. Any advice on how to prevent tassel induced nipple chafing?
Tim Daly: Don’t use crazy glue… I learned the hard way.
4. So Sam put baby in a corner and snaked the Dancing with the Stars gig from you, will there be retribution?
A year ago this month the comic book and cartoon world lost a phenomenal man in Dwayne McDuffie. If you don’t know who he is, Google him. You’ll be astounded by the amount of projects he was involved with that you’ve undoubtedly either read or watched. To say his absence has left a ginormous gaping hole in DC’s creative talent is an understatement.
Yesterday saw the release of the latest DC Animated Film, Justice League: DOOM, with a screenplay written by McDuffie, his last project before his death. DOOM is also a reunion for a majority of the vocal cast from the celebrated Justice League cartoon, making this film of great importance to those kids raised with DC’s cartoons of the 90s and early 2000s. Meaning, me. Did DOOM live up to my dreams of being the ultimate Justice League team-up? Sort of. DOOM is action-packed with great humorous moments but it never fully explores the complex relationships between the League’s most famous members. There’s no deeper meanings here, just one hell of a fun adventure.
If you’ve followed this site at all over the past year you should know by now I’m a huge fan of DC’s animated films. I’ve reviewed every one that released last year for Nerd Bastards, and I’ll be reviewing Justice League: Doom when it drops on February 28th. So, you know, act excited.
Below are two new clips featuring Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter facing off against The Royal Flush Gang.
Synopsis: An adaptation of Mark Waid’s “Tower of Babel” story from the JLA comic. Ra’s al Ghul steals confidential files Batman has compiled on the members of the Justice League, and learns all their weaknesses.
DC’s animated offerings are my favorite versions of these character because they stay so iconic. Rarely do we see the cartoons or movies reflecting any of the comic books’ messy reboots or retconning. Plus, The Royal Flush Gang are favorites of mine from that modern classic ‘toon, Justice League.
Honestly, my heart still aches knowing that series is over.
Well, I’m stoked to seek DOOM, are you? With it’s incredible voice cast of Nathan Fillion, Michael Rosenbaum, Tim Daly, Kevin Conroy, Carl Lumbly, Phil Morris , Susan Eisenberg, Alexis Denisof, Claudia Black and Grey Delisle, plus knowing this was one of Dwayne McDuffie‘s last projects before he passed, how could you not?
Fans of the DC Animated Universe (other wise known as the Timmverse after producer Bruce Timm) should hear a few familiar voices when Justice League: Doom sees release in early 2012. TV Guide broke the news:
Castle star Nathan Fillion will reprise the role of Green Lantern, which he first played in Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. He’ll be joined by Tim Daly and Kevin Conroy, the longtime voices for Superman and Batman, respectively. Rounding out the cast are several of Conroy’s old costars from Cartoon Network’s 2001-06 Justice League series (known as Justice League Unlimited in later seasons):Smallville’s Michael Rosenbaum as the Flash, Alias alum Carl Lumbly as Martian Manhunter and veteran voice actress Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman. Cyborg, a character not seen on Justice League, joins the group for this movie and will be played by Bumper Robinson (The Game).
Yes! As far as voice talent goes, this is the greatest Justice League yet. Tim Daly has always been great as Superman. Kevin Conroy is and always should be the voice of Batman (take notes, Christian Bale, and stop gargling with cigarette butts and broken glass.) As far as Nathan Fillion as Hal Jordan, well he should have been the Green Lantern in the live action movie, damn it, but let’s let that sleeping dog lie.
Ripped from the pages of Mark Waids JLA, the movie is loosely based on issues #43 to 46, the “Tower of Babel” arc. Ra’s al Ghul steals Batman’s secret files that reveal how to defeat each member of the League. Asses are kicked. Names are taken. The adaption was written by the late Dwayne McDuffie. Those last two words tell me this will be good.
A trailer for Justice League: Doom will premiere at New York Comic Con on Friday, October 14th, and will also be included on the Batman: Year One DVD, on sale Tuesday, October 18th.