Quotes / Dork Age

Poor Joe's first encounter with me was during a Marvel Press Conference when I asked if Ben Reilly would ever come back. One can still hear the silence of the moment immediately following.
Andrew Goeletz on meeting Joe Quesada, Life of Reilly

Personally, I HATED the idea of having hundreds of Spider-Man clones running around. As far as I was concerned, this was exactly the kind of silliness we should have been trying to get AWAY from. I mean, we all groaned when the title was first proposed, and now we were going to do stuff in the story that only served to reflect that dopey title even MORE?! Stuff like this, in my opinion, was the epitome of everything that had been wrong with Spider-Man over the previous few years—shameless sensationalism, milking a successful idea to death, overkill reaching ludicrous proportions.
Editor/Writer Glenn Greenberg on "Maximum Cloneage"

I'm fairly certain that I've never seen the Brood sporting metal underpants and Dr. Octopus's arms. I am also pretty sure that in the comics, they can't shoot lasers out of their tails, but, you know, I'm not going to go look it up and there's actually a pretty good chance that's something they've done at some point in the '90s, so who even knows.
Chris Sims on X-Men ("Love in Vain")

The early '90s were a tough time for Frank Castle, but the later part of the decade was worse. The Punisher's original M.O. was killing bad guys; simple, basic, hard to fuck up. But in the '90s writers forgot that the mob and serial killers existed and had Frank go after techno-punk soldiers all the time who were more robots than Mafia bosses. Plus he was always saddled with some other hero like Spider-Man or Daredevil, so they always forced him to sheath his gun and let the bad guys get arrested. LAME. What was worse was the series Punisher: Purgatory where Frank killed himself and came back as a supernatural avenging angel with holy guns. Thank God we have Garth Ennis to give us back the Punisher who liked guns and bombs again.

Why no Colin Baker? Frankly, I suggest newcomers avoid his tenure entirely. I simply can't find a single thing to recommend in it unless you're a serious fan and willing to forgive quite a lot.
Soda Pop Art, "An Introduction to Classic Doctor Who"

Whilst I can admire that the New Adventures were a wildly innovative period for the brand as a whole, it doesn't change the fact that, Benny aside, I could barely stand any of the companions and I found that McCoy's Doctor was perverted out of all recognition. The books were often overblown, atrociously written, and trying to push the envelope for the sake of it rather than having a creative reason.
Joe Ford on The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield: The Revolution

Before we go to the main event of the show, we go to the forest for some reason, where Paul Bearer is having a seizure talking about Undertaker's face being smashed by King Mabel. The older folk among us will remember that led to Taker wearing a completely goofy Phantom of the Opera mask.

Just thinking about that I'm kinda having a similar fit.

The X-Files never rested on its laurels, never stopped trying to push at the limits of the television drama format. I appreciate that when I watch other shows— even good ones— that seem like they were written on a template.

But at some point, innovation fatigue sets in and experimentation becomes cliche.

The first major gig Wolff got for Parr was as a songwriter writing album tracks for Meat Loaf. Yes, everyone's favorite era of Meat Loaf: 80s Meat Loaf. When Meat Loaf performs live, everyone screams for him to perform "Blind Before I Stop" and "Midnight at the Lost and Found". Yep.