History Franchise / TheGreenHornet

20th Feb '17 8:05:22 PM Dingbot
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The terms under which executive producer William Dozier acquired the rights to ''The Green Hornet'' gave radio series creator George W. Trendle (hired by Dozier's Greenway Productions as a consultant) quite a bit of control over the series, up to and including approval of series scripts. Trendle was wedded to the idea of doing the series as a straight adaptation of the radio series, whereas Dozier wanted to modernize the setting of the series while introducing camp elements similar to those used in Dozier's then-current hit series ''Series/{{Batman}}''. Trendle agreed to modernizing the series but held firm on playing the adaptation straight, resisting the incorporation of camp elements. Dozier chafed under Trendle's contractual rights to approve or disapprove, and the conflct between the two added to the normal difficulties of producing and broadcasting a television series.

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The terms under which executive producer William Dozier acquired the rights to ''The Green Hornet'' gave radio series creator George W. Trendle (hired by Dozier's Greenway Productions as a consultant) quite a bit of control over the series, up to and including approval of series scripts. Trendle was wedded to the idea of doing the series as a straight adaptation of the radio series, whereas Dozier wanted to modernize the setting of the series while introducing camp elements similar to those used in Dozier's then-current hit series ''Series/{{Batman}}''. Trendle agreed to modernizing the series but held firm on playing the adaptation straight, resisting the incorporation of camp elements. Dozier chafed under Trendle's contractual rights to approve or disapprove, and the conflct conflict between the two added to the normal difficulties of producing and broadcasting a television series.



* BadassBookworm: The Hornet knows alot of things applicable to crimfighting. Kato can be this depending on the version but the one from the tv show was not at Hornet's level. He helped on ocassion but his main contrabutions where driving and figting.

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* BadassBookworm: The Hornet knows alot of things applicable to crimfighting. has obviously studied up on his crime-fighting techniques, and Kato can be this one depending on the version depicted, but the one from the tv TV show was not at Hornet's level. He helped on ocassion but his main contrabutions where driving and figting.level.
22nd Jan '17 12:36:44 PM MarcoPolo250
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2010 saw the start of a number of Green Hornet comics under the aegis of Dynamite Entertainment. A couple series are noteworthy: ''Green Hornet: Year One'' by Matt Wagner (writer) and Aaron Campbell (art), and several series by Creator/KevinSmith (especially ''Kevin Smith's Green Hornet'', reputed to be based on Smith's aborted script for [[TheMovie the Green Hornet film]] eventually produced by Creator/SethRogen, and separate series on Kato and Kato's origins).

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2010 saw the start of a number of Green Hornet comics under the aegis of [[Creator/DynamiteComics Dynamite Entertainment.Entertainment]]. A couple series are noteworthy: ''Green Hornet: Year One'' by Matt Wagner (writer) and Aaron Campbell (art), and several series by Creator/KevinSmith (especially ''Kevin Smith's Green Hornet'', reputed to be based on Smith's aborted script for [[TheMovie the Green Hornet film]] eventually produced by Creator/SethRogen, and separate series on Kato and Kato's origins).
22nd Jan '17 12:35:03 PM MarcoPolo250
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The continuing conflict between Trendle and Dozier (a true case of "CreativeDifferences") added to the normal difficulties in making the series, and after it was clear that the series would not be renewed Dozier blamed Trendle's veto power over series scripts and his right to approve or disapprove Dozier's plans for the series for its ultimate failure. Owing to the popularity of Creator/BruceLee, however, the series has become a CultClassic, and has managed showings in syndication, notably on the [=FX=] and [=AmericanLife=] networks. A 13-hour [[MarathonRunning marathon]] of the series aired on Creator/{{Syfy}} on January 11, 2011 to promote the Movie adaption opening that month.

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The continuing conflict between Trendle and Dozier (a true case of "CreativeDifferences") added to the normal difficulties in making the series, and after it was clear that the series would not be renewed Dozier blamed Trendle's veto power over series scripts and his right to approve or disapprove Dozier's plans for the series for its ultimate failure. Owing to the popularity of Creator/BruceLee, however, the series has become a CultClassic, and has managed showings in syndication, notably on the [=FX=] Creator/{{FX}} and [=AmericanLife=] networks. A 13-hour [[MarathonRunning marathon]] of the series aired on Creator/{{Syfy}} on January 11, 2011 to promote the Movie adaption opening that month.
16th Jan '17 12:02:36 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: BOTH Kato and Hornet are this. They regularly beat up gangsters and once got into a large fight with a group of 40 some EliteMooks from the mob and {{Yakuza}} and each took out roughly half. The comic made it a point to point out how tough these 'real' Yakuza members are. The same comic had them beating up ninjas at an old age.
** In his youth Kato has only ever lost two fights. One to the Hornet himself and one to The Shadow in the comic mini series Masks from Dynamite Comics.
** And the TortureTechnician the mob hired to kill the Hornet in Year One. The guy captures Britt and takes out Kato. Kato was shot, though he still beat up some cops, finds him and gets the drop on him with a kick and a throwning star so it was fairly even. Kato uses a throwing star to free Britt and he takes the guy out with a chair before he kills Kato with an axe. He still manages to toss a knife in Kato's back while they are limping away.
** The Hornet beat Kato in a fight, it was with knockout gas but he still traded blows with him and used out strategized him the whole fight while Kato just tried hitting him.
** In Year One Britt also beat down an ex boxer pretty soundly.
21st Dec '16 6:25:41 PM ANTMuddle
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* CurbStompBattle: Lo Sing from "The Praying Mantis" suffers two brutal ones at the end of the episode. The first one is a verbal one by the Hornet, who calls him out as weak, when the guy Lo Singand is working for tells him he's nothing without him the Hornet bluntly tells him he's nothing ''with'' him, and tries to set up a fight between him and Kato to settle things "the traditional way", Britt's position makes it clear that he was sure Kato would win with Lo losing control of the gang for being weak. When he tries to weasel out of it Britt directly calls him out as a weak willed coward in front of his gang and the more he talks the more nervous Lo gets. He gets him to accept, playing him like a cheap fiddle. He clearly doesn't want to fight Kato but he accepts the fight and he lands one blow on Kato, that somehow makes his forehead bleed, as he's going down. He was no match for either of them.
** It's rare to be curb stomped twice in a row. And by the same guy he had curb-stomped in the back alley near the start of the episode.

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* CurbStompBattle: Lo Sing from "The Praying Preying Mantis" suffers two brutal ones at the end of the episode. The first one is a verbal one by the Hornet, who calls him out as weak, when the guy Lo Singand is working for tells him he's nothing without him the Hornet bluntly tells him he's nothing ''with'' him, and tries to set up a fight between him and Kato to settle things "the traditional way", Britt's position makes it clear that he was sure Kato would win with Lo losing control of the gang for being weak. When he tries to weasel out of it Britt directly calls him out as a weak willed coward in front of his gang and the more he talks the more nervous Lo gets. He gets him to accept, playing him like a cheap fiddle. He clearly doesn't want to fight Kato but he accepts the fight and he lands one blow on Kato, that somehow makes his forehead bleed, as he's going down. He was no match for either of them.
** It's rare to be curb stomped twice in a row. And by Especially since the latter was at the hands of the same guy he had curb-stomped in the back alley near the start of the episode.curb stomped earlier.
14th Dec '16 6:19:24 PM ANTMuddle
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* TheCastShowOff: Creator/BruceLee as Kato in the TV series. In prior versions of the property, Kato was merely Reid's valet and the Hornet's sidekick, and he did not demonstrate any notable fighting skills, much less martial arts mastery. [[AdaptationalBadass Owing to Lee's status as a martial arts master, his Kato was given every chance to show that mastery on the air. This has influenced subsequent adaptations of the property; it is now probably unthinkable for Kato ''not'' to be a martial arts master in any new adaptation of The Green Hornet in any medium]].

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* TheCastShowOff: Creator/BruceLee as Kato in the TV series. In prior versions of the property, Kato was merely Reid's valet and the Hornet's sidekick, and he did not demonstrate any notable fighting skills, much less martial arts mastery. [[AdaptationalBadass Owing to Lee's status as a martial arts master, his Kato was given every chance to show that mastery on the air. This has influenced subsequent adaptations of the property; property;]] it is now probably unthinkable for Kato ''not'' to be a martial arts master in any new adaptation of The Green Hornet in any medium]].medium.



* CurbStompBattle: Lo Singand from "The Praying Mantis" suffers two brutal ones at the end of the episode. The first one is a verbal one by the Hornet, who calls him out as weak, when the guy Lo Singand is working for tells him he's nothing without him the Hornet bluntly tells him he's nothing ''with'' him, and tries to set up a fight between him and Kato to settle things "the traditional way", Britt's position makes it clear that he was sure Kato would win with Lo losing control of the gang for being weak. When he tries to weasel out of it Britt directly calls him out as a weak willed coward in front of his gang and the more he talks the more nervous Lo gets. He gets him to accept, playing him like a cheap fiddle. He clearly doesn't want to fight Kato but he accepts the fight and he lands one blow on Kato, that somehow makes his forehead bleed, as he's going down. He was no match for either of them.
** It's rare to be curb stomped twice in a row. And by the same guy he had curb-stomped in the alleyway just a while earlier.

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* CurbStompBattle: Lo Singand Sing from "The Praying Mantis" suffers two brutal ones at the end of the episode. The first one is a verbal one by the Hornet, who calls him out as weak, when the guy Lo Singand is working for tells him he's nothing without him the Hornet bluntly tells him he's nothing ''with'' him, and tries to set up a fight between him and Kato to settle things "the traditional way", Britt's position makes it clear that he was sure Kato would win with Lo losing control of the gang for being weak. When he tries to weasel out of it Britt directly calls him out as a weak willed coward in front of his gang and the more he talks the more nervous Lo gets. He gets him to accept, playing him like a cheap fiddle. He clearly doesn't want to fight Kato but he accepts the fight and he lands one blow on Kato, that somehow makes his forehead bleed, as he's going down. He was no match for either of them.
** It's rare to be curb stomped twice in a row. And by the same guy he had curb-stomped in the alleyway just a while earlier.back alley near the start of the episode.



* LostInImitation: The development of Kato, from mere valet and companion, with no particular fighting skills (the radio series and movie serials) to martial arts master (the TV series and every subsequent adaptation).

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* LostInImitation: A positive example. The development of Kato, from mere valet and companion, with no particular fighting skills (the radio series and movie serials) to martial arts master (the TV series and every subsequent adaptation).
13th Dec '16 2:47:24 PM MarkLungo
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* BerserkButton: In "The Praying Mantis" Kato does not like getting surprise attacked. This was the first time we ever bore witness to Creator/BruceLee's classic TranquilFury in any medium. In this case he really wanted to get Lo Singand when he did, [[CurbStompBattle brought him down to nothing.]]

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* BerserkButton: In "The Praying Preying Mantis" Kato does not like getting surprise attacked. This was the first time we ever bore witness to Creator/BruceLee's classic TranquilFury in any medium. In this case he really wanted to get Lo Singand Sing and when he did, [[CurbStompBattle brought him down to nothing.]]
13th Dec '16 2:04:44 PM ANTMuddle
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* BerserkButton: In "The Praying Mantis" Kato does not like getting surprise attacked. This was the first time we ever bare witnessed to Creator/BruceLee's classic TranquilFury in any medium. In this case he really wanted to get Lo Singand when he did, [[CurbStompBattle brought him down to nothing.]]

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* BerserkButton: In "The Praying Mantis" Kato does not like getting surprise attacked. This was the first time we ever bare witnessed bore witness to Creator/BruceLee's classic TranquilFury in any medium. In this case he really wanted to get Lo Singand when he did, [[CurbStompBattle brought him down to nothing.]]



** It's rare to be curb stomped twice in a row.

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** It's rare to be curb stomped twice in a row. And by the same guy he had curb-stomped in the alleyway just a while earlier.
17th Nov '16 11:14:30 PM foxley
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* KneelPushTrip: In ''The Lone Ranger/Green Hornet'' #5, the Lone Ranger and Elliot Ness do this to defeat Black Bart (Ness does the kneeling, the Ranger does the pushing).
3rd Oct '16 11:28:50 AM nightkiller
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In 1966 producer William Dozier, wielding some clout owing to his smash hit series ''Series/{{Batman}}'', brought an adaption of ''The Green Hornet'' to the small screen as a DramaticHalfHour series. Van Williams starred as Britt Reid/The Green Hornet (who, in a modernization of the radio property, is not only publisher of the ''Daily Sentinel'', but is also owner/general manager of an associated television station; Gary Owens, the iconic "Announcer" on ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn'', occasionally appeared as a news anchorman on Reid's station). The show is best known for introducing martial arts legend Creator/BruceLee, playing Kato, to Western audiences. Lee's portrayal became so popular in Hong Kong (his Chinese home town) that [[SpotlightStealingTitle the show was retitled]] ''[[SpotlightStealingTitle The Kato Show]]'' when broadcast there. Because Lee himself was a martial artist, his Kato demonstrated those skills in the show (although the radio series made isolated references to Kato's ju-jitsu expertise, martial arts skills had never been an important of Kato's characterization in either the radio series or film serials), and this development has had a huge influence on later Green Hornet adaptations: rumors of various proposed film adaptations have universally had a martial arts star being cast in the role of Kato, and it is now probably unthinkable for Kato ''not'' to be a martial arts master in any subsequent ''Green Hornet'' adaptation in any medium.

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In 1966 producer William Dozier, wielding some clout owing to his smash hit series ''Series/{{Batman}}'', brought an adaption of ''The Green Hornet'' to the small screen as a DramaticHalfHour series. Van Williams starred as Britt Reid/The Green Hornet (who, in a modernization of the radio property, is not only publisher of the ''Daily Sentinel'', but is also owner/general manager of an associated television station; Gary Owens, the iconic "Announcer" on ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn'', occasionally appeared as a news anchorman on Reid's station). The show is best known for introducing martial arts legend Creator/BruceLee, playing Kato, to Western audiences. Lee's portrayal became so popular in Hong Kong (his Chinese home town) that [[SpotlightStealingTitle the show was retitled]] ''[[SpotlightStealingTitle The Kato Show]]'' when broadcast there. Because Lee himself was a martial artist, his Kato demonstrated those skills in the show (although the radio series made isolated references to Kato's ju-jitsu expertise, martial arts skills had never been an important part of Kato's characterization in either the radio series or film serials), and this development has had a huge influence on later Green Hornet adaptations: rumors of various proposed film adaptations have universally had a martial arts star being cast in the role of Kato, and it is now probably unthinkable for Kato ''not'' to be a martial arts master in any subsequent ''Green Hornet'' adaptation in any medium.
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