Liquid Television [New Episodes 2014]
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Liquid Television [New Episodes 2014]
05/16/2014 01:27 AM EST


Any fans of MTV's anthology blender classic?

The original Liquid Television ran from 1991 to 1994 and featured many memorable works, specializing in off-the-wall animation, short films and serials. It was the launching pad of Aeon Flux and Beavis & Butthead. It was also the introduction for many to the Yoshiaki Kawajiri Neo Tokyo short: The Running Man -- which seems to have developed a strong cult following.

My favourites are: Aeon Flux, Invisible Hands, Dog-Boy, Brad Dharma, Psychadelic Detective & Psycho-Gram. To be fair, though hit and miss, it was the anthology that made it all kind of special.

Liquid Television relaunched in 2012 as an online project. As the links above should suggest -- you can watch all the classic stuff online, as well as all new content. They're also hosting other MTV content from the past: Daria, The Maxx, The Head, Celebrity Death Match etc.

The new stuff doesn't always have the same charm, but I love that they're putting the effort in. A new 2014 series has just started (hence this thread):

- Liquid TV | Episode 1

Liquid Television returns. Get your Disco Destroyed in an epic battle of good, evil, and 8-tracks. Rub elbows with southern gentry in the tangled Bedtime Stories with Abraham Willoughsby. And it all pays off with the F***cking Best Song Everrr.

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RE: Liquid Television [New Episodes 2014]
05/16/2014 02:23 AM EST

LIQUID!


Anyway, as I've said before, despite my youth, I was exposed to quite a bit of stuff I probably shouldn't have, given my age, by my older siblings. The one from your list that stands out quite memorably is celebrity Deathmatch- whoever struck the first blow was going to lose.
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RE: Liquid Television [New Episodes 2014]
05/16/2014 09:28 PM EST
coltess Wrote:
Anyway, as I've said before, despite my youth, I was exposed to quite a bit of stuff I probably shouldn't have, given my age, by my older siblings. The one from your list that stands out quite memorably is celebrity Deathmatch- whoever struck the first blow was going to lose.

It's cool that they're hosting some of those better known MTV programmes, but I dunno... I think Liquid TV purists would balk at this. I don't wanna say there's none of the Liquid TV spirit in something like Celebrity Deathmatch -- but it's amazing how much 4 years meant in the nineties! Worlds apart! I think of Celebrity Deathmatch as party to the late nineties wrestling boom, rather than the independent animation movement that sponsored Liquid TV.

(You can't be that young. Celebrity Deathmatch was '98.)

I could probably see you being a Dog-Boy kinda guy. I dig it.


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RE: Liquid Television [New Episodes 2014]
05/17/2014 10:33 AM EST
Liquid Television for me was all about Aeon Flux. I really couldn't figure out what the hell was going on half the time but it looked super cool.
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RE: Liquid Television [New Episodes 2014]
05/23/2014 04:05 AM EST
- Liquid Television | Episode Two

Disco Destroyer is back with a literal vengeance, Abraham Willousghsby returns with a twisted take on a classic bedtime story, and a Lost Coin teaches us al all an important life lesson... or does it? (It does).

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RE: Liquid Television [New Episodes 2014]
05/29/2014 07:59 PM EST
- Liquid TV | Episode 3 [YouTube]

Dubstep dinosaurs, a surreal workplace comedy and a more surreal stop-motion, sci-fi action short. Take a trip to Valhalla in the first of three episodes of the brutal Viking saga, "Odin's Afterbirth."

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RE: Liquid Television [New Episodes 2014]
06/05/2014 06:01 PM EST
- Liquid TV | Episode 4 [YouTube]

An errant spider provides a teachable moment to a father and his son. Gremlins raid a subway car. A viking's quest for vengeance leads him to a fight to the death - and beyond.

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RE: Liquid Television [New Episodes 2014]
06/13/2014 07:05 AM EST
- Liquid TV | Episode 5 [YouTube]

Is it ever really over? The afterlife of cats. The aftermath of mutant-born children living in the fall-out of a nuclear accident. A man/bear love story. And the thrilling conclusion (?) of Odin's afterbirth.

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RE: Liquid Television [New Episodes 2014]
07/29/2016 06:40 AM EST
- Rejoice! MTV Classic Is Bringing Back 90s Shows like ‘Daria,’ ‘Clone High’ and More

Now that 30-sometimes are in a position to make corporate decisions, the 90s are coming back in earnest. MTV, which has lost a lot of the cultural cachet that made it an integral part of growing up in the 90s and early 2000s, has decided that instead of purging the past and constantly reinventing, it’s embracing its old library of shows. On Monday, August 1st, the network (which also owns VH1) will be turning VH1 Classic into MTV Classic, a channel that will focus on millennial (and late Gen Xer) programming like Beavis & Butt-head, Daria, Jackass, Punk’d, Laguna Beach, Aeon Flux, and Clone High.

MTV’s plan is to digitize their material from the last 35 years, and also lean-in to the currently nostalgia obsession, which is a smart move. The premiere date also isn’t arbitrary — MTV first launched on August 1, 1981. To commemorate that and launch the new channel, MTV Classic will kick off by airing the first hour of their original 1981 content, before moving over into MTV Unplugged sessions featuring Nirvana, Oasis, and so many others. That will be followed by a Total Request Live documentary (seriously, y’all), and then a prime-time animation bloc featuring some of the aforementioned series, continuing as themed nights which will also bring back reality programming.


Always happy to see Aeon Flux (and Daria)! Just wish it was new material! (No reboots!)

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