Everything You Wanted to Know About 'Adventure Time'

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Mon, Apr 28th, 2014 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

On The Hole Near the Centre of the World blog, Maria Bustillos has this extensive look at Adventure Time, explaining the story, philosophy and people behind the show. The essay is filled with many memorable parts, such as this one:

Ward: I watched a lot of Star Trek, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard was my favorite, I think, because he always—he was flawed but he’d still always do the best that he could do in any situation, and he was confident in his ability to continue to do the best thing even when the odds were stacked.

And then I’d bring up Janeway a lot, who was the captain of Voyager, who in the first few episodes—she’s really panicked. She’d go to her ready room with Tuvok the Vulcan and would be like, “Tuvok, I don’t know what to do!”

Get it together, Janeway! You’re leading the ship!—and you’re—you know: How’d you even get to be in charge of this thing?

So we did a few episodes in the beginning where Finn was really panicked about things; he had all these problems? You’d go, “Oh, I don’t know what to do!”—and I hated that. It made me feel terrible. So, I made sure, I tried to wipe all of that out so that Finn could be more like Jean-Luc. So you’d feel... comfortable and enjoy watching him take care of a situation. And relax, and relate to him.

Yes, because a really scary thing will happen and Finn’ll say, “Yeah, we’ll just do thus and so,” and I’m thinking yeah, you could do that!—and then you feel happy.

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