|Men In Black: The Abridged Series|
May 2011 - present
Men In Black: The Abridged Series (also known as MIB: TAS) is the title of My Name Is Mircea Inc.'s abridged series based on the Men In Black: The Series, made by Adelaide Productions Inc.. Like many abridged series, MIB: TAS takes the personalities of each character to their extremes and conveys the original plot, showing the ridiculous oversight of many characters within each episode.
History[edit | edit source]
Early Ideas/One-Shot[edit | edit source]
Since DrMircow was working on Episode 9 of Abridged Brothers' Batman: The Abridged Series he wanted to make a solo abridged series as well. Sometime after the release of the episode, he decided to do an one-shot on Men In Black: The Series, a series he enjoyed when he was younger. The series was planned as an one-shot at the time, although he promised he would do more episodes if the feedback from the pilot episode would be positive enough.
First Episode[edit | edit source]
On 1st May 2011, the first episode entitled "Episode Pilot Syndrome" was uploaded on YouTube. Although the feedback from people was fairly small due to the small number of subscribers on My Name Is Mircea Inc.'s channel, most of it was positive. The editing, voices and some of the jokes were praised in the episode, although the censoring of the swear words and the filler scene in the middle of the episode drew some criticism.
Series[edit | edit source]
On 11th May 2010, DrMircow officially confirmed that Men In Black: The Abridged Series is an actual series and not just an one-shot anymore. Moreover, the script for the second episode was confirmed to be under-development.
On 27th June 2011, Episode 2 entitled "The Abridger Syndrome" was uploaded on YouTube with praise from fans.
Overview[edit | edit source]
As the name suggests, Men In Black: The Abridged Series is a dramatically shortened down version of the original series, cutting each episode down from its original twenty minutes.
Plotline[edit | edit source]
Agent J is the new recruit at MIB. Aided by his mentor, Agent K, he must save the day from aliens trying to invade planet Earth.
Humour[edit | edit source]
The humour of the series has constantly varied and expanded from its original premise. Rather than just making fun at the original series, other elements have been added throughout time to the parody.
Music[edit | edit source]
The series is also known for playing different songs to suit the mood of certain situations.
List Of Episodes[edit | edit source]
Season One[edit | edit source]
- Episode 1: Episode Pilot Syndrome
- Episode 2: The Abridger Syndrome
Characters[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Characters of Men In Black: The Abridged Series
As expected in a parody, the characters for the series have similar personalities to their original counterparts; however, most aspects are greatly exaggerated.
Soundtrack[edit | edit source]
Men In Black: The Abridged Series is known for using soundtracks in its episodes. Currently one score has been used in the series. What follows is a list of the scores:
- Episode 1
Down To The Bone - Parkside Shuffle Metallica - Master of Puppets Eric Clapton - Cocaine Sir Mix-A-Lot - Baby Got Back (Rock Remix) Tenacious D - Car Chase City Tenacious D - Beezelboss Tenacious D - Dude (I Totally Miss You) The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again
- Episode 2
Men In Black: The Series - Intro Paul McCartney - Band on the Run Image Space Orchestra - The Imperial March John Williams - Main Title Bach - Toccata And Fugue In D Minor The Crystal Method - Name Of The Game F.E.A.R. 2 Project Origin Soundtrack - Lunchroom Fight Hans Zimmer - Leave No Man Behind Will Smith - Men In Black The 188.8.131.52's - Woo Hoo
Commentary[edit | edit source]
On 13th June 2011, a commentary version of "Episode Pilot Syndrome" was uploaded on YouTube to celebrate the success of the pilot. It features DrMircow talking about MIB: TAS, the pilot episode and other things as well.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- All the characters are voiced by Mircea.
- Most of the soundtrack used in Episode 1 was from Tenacious D.
- Some of the jokes are inspired from Tenacious D songs.