It's hard to believe that Robot Chicken started back in 2005. They've spoofed pretty much everything and when they do, they don't hold back. It was a little surprising to hear that they were actually teaming up with DC Entertainment and Geoff Johns. It goes to show that you should not take yourself seriously. DC gets this and Robot Chicken does not pull any punches.
The episode aired in September 2012. We actually reviewed it before it came out and it was everything we could hope it would be.
The episode is finally out on Blu-ray (and DVD). If you dig the show or characters, you'll want to check this out. There's usually something that flashes by making it easy to miss little jokes. Owning this allows you to watch over and over and over again at your leisure.
What about the special features?
The Making of the RCDC Special (10:15) gives a behind the scenes look. Why Aquaman? Aquaman was the brunt of the jokes. You get to find out why. We also hear from the writers, voice actors such as Alfred Molina, Breckin Myer, Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion and others.
RCDC's Aquaman Origin Story (1:27) This features Geoff Johns, Doug Goldstein and Zeb Wells. It's a minute and a half. There's not too much here.
Chicken Nuggets - watch the episode with access to sketch by sketch commentary.
DC Entertainment Tour (7:16) Johns gives a tour of the West Coast office (which we got to see HERE).
Stoopid Alter Egos (3:46) A feature with live action Robot Chicken characters. Costumes are made and they venture out on Hollywood Blvd.
Outtakes (2:01) Watch the voice actors in the studio - messing up their lines.
Cut Sketches (15:15) 14 sketches. Storyboards and voice actors. The writers of the cut segment give us a rundown and usually the reason why it was cut. It's not complete but you get a good idea what it woud have been like.
5.2 Questions (2:13) Geoff Johns, Matthew Senreich and Seth Green answer some questions: favorite hero, favorite villain, favorite thing about Aquaman, which power ring would you choose, one graphic novel to recommend, favorite midnight snack and thunderbirds or gumby.
The thing to keep in mind is the episode itself is only twenty-three minutes. It is pretty funny. The question is, how often do you plan on watching it? The special features are cool but there really isn't anything truly spectacular. If you're a fan of the show and the characters, this is something you'd want to have in your collection.
The Blu-ray retails for just under $20 so you could probably find it cheaper (the DVD retails for under $15). That might seem a bit much for just one episode so you'll have to decide how big of a DC or Robot Chicken fan you are.