The Amazing Screw-On Head

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The Amazing Screw-On Head
The Amazing Screw-On Head.jpg
Premiere July 27, 2006
Finale July 27, 2006
Creator Mike Mignola
Bryan Fuller
Network Sci Fi Channel
Style 30-minute animated action
Company Kickstart Productions
Living Dead Guy Productions
Titmouse, Inc.
Episodes 1
Origin USA

Amazing Screw-On Head is an animated action program about a secret agent robot. The robot is in fact a screw on head (hence his name) which can be placed on a variety of different robot bodies. He works for Abraham Lincoln in 1862 on projects involving the strange world outside recorded history. The program is adapted from the one-shot comic book of the same name by Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy. A pilot was produced and aired, but the series was not picked up.

The program first started production in April 2004 when Bryan Fuller was introduced to the comic and given a chance to write the pilot episode by Mark Stern, VP of program development at Sci-Fi. Although the idea of an adaptation was lost on half of the executives when it was pitched, network president Bonnie Hammer put her faith in the development of the series.

The pilot was first shown through the Sci-Fi Pulse, the network's online streaming video service, on July 13. After viewing the pilot, they were given a survey that would eventually determine whether or not the series would be greenlit for further episodes. The pilot then aired on Sci Fi on July 27, 2006.

Following the televised premiere, the pilot garnered positive reviews from critics, but suffered poor ratings. In an interview with Comic Book Resources, Bryan Fuller mentioned that everyone at Sci-Fi didn't "get" the show (with the exception of Mark Stern) and he was waiting for the network to pass so that he could take it to Adult Swim.[1]

Contents

Cast

Actor Character
Billed Cast
Paul Giamatti Screw-On Head
David Hyde Pierce Emperor Zombie
Patton Oswalt Mr. Groin
Mindy Sterling Aggie
Geraldine
Corey Burton Abraham Lincoln

Episode

# Title Airdate
1 Pilot July 27, 2006

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Individual Episodes
The Amazing Screw-On Head February 6, 2007 1


External Sites

References

  1. Bryan Fuller: Comic Book Resources (October 26, 2006)