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A long-awaited release by fans, the first season of the cult classic The Zeta Project animated series will finally hit DVD on Tuesday, March 17th, 2009, and Robert Goodman, series creator of The Zeta Project, caught up with The World’s Finest to participate in a new Q & A on the release.
The World’s Finest: With the DVD being released next week, what can fans expect from The Zeta Project: Season One (originally titled The Zeta Project: The Complete First Season)?
Robert Goodman: Along with the first twelve episodes of the series, this set includes the two appearances of Zeta on Batman Beyond, “Zeta” and “Countdown,” plus a making-of mini-docu with interviews from all the people I listed last time. I was given a sneak-peek at about half of it and it’s really good. It includes plenty of concept art, storyboards, and materials like that, and all-around I’m really pleased with how it came out.
WF: Have you had a chance to look over the The Zeta Project: Season One DVD release ? Final thoughts on the release?
RG: Just this, for people to keep in mind now that they’ll have the whole series in their own collections (legally that is): Warners is releasing these discs according to aired seasons, not intended production seasons. We may have talked about this before, I don’t remember, but “Absolute Zero” was always meant to be the season one finale, not the season two opener, which was supposed to be the “Wired” two-parter. And if you look at what happens in “Absolute Zero,” spoiler alert, Zee getting to talk for the first time with Doctor Selig, Bennet finding out who Zee’s after and then coming to heads with his own boss Colonel Lemak, Lee quitting Bennet’s team — you can see how it was intended to play as a big season ender.
So really “The Complete First Season” isn’t the complete first season, in the minds of those of us who made it, it’s 12/13ths of the complete first season. On the flip-side, “The Complete Second Season” will be that and more.
When Joe Kuhr and I realized the DVD releases weren’t going to be grouped the way we intended, instead of getting upset I just joked, “Ahh, it’ll be something to talk about on World’s Finest someday.” So now I’m just fulfilling my own prophecies.
WF: So, can fans start looking forward to The Zeta Project: Season Two?
RG: Last I heard, the plan was to release season two in a few months, sometime mid-’09. No clue when a date will be announced, though. We’ve already taped the added material for it, and I think it’s gonna be a lot of fun to watch. Unlike the talking-heads-style interviews in season one’s mini-docu, this one will have a panel discussion with Julie Nathanson, Liz Holzman, Joe Kuhr and me. The format was a lot more relaxed, and we got into plenty of behind-the-scenes anecdotes. This is what I was talking about before, when I said “If they use half of what was recorded.” I think people will have a good time with it.
WF: Thanks for your time, Robert!
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The Zeta Project: The Complete First Season will hit shelves on Tuesday, March 17th, 2009. More information on The Zeta Project can be found at our The Zeta Project subsite here at The World’s Finest.
JOIN ZETA ON THE RUN WHEN WARNER HOME VIDEO RELEASES THE ZETA PROJECT: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON ON MARCH 17, 2009!
The Multi-Disc Set Includes the Highly Anticipated Conclusion To The Series Told By Producer Robert Goodman
Warner Home Video (WHV) and DC Comics bring Zeta, the experientially infiltrated robot from Batman Beyond, to DVD in The Zeta Project: The Complete First Season, on March 17, 2009 for $26.99 SRP. The multi-disc compilation is a spin-off from the animated series Batman Beyond and includes bonus episodes from Batman Beyond that feature Zeta and a featurette with producer Robert Goodman.
Zeta, a robot programmed by the U.S. government to fight the country’s enemies using weaponry and a holographic self-projector, evolves to the point where he acquires both emotion and a conscience. As the value of human life became evident, he flees the government, who believes he has been reprogrammed by a foreign power. On the run, Zeta encounters Rosalie “Ro” Rowan, a street orphan who is wanted by the law herself. Join Zeta and Ro in The Zeta Project: The Complete First Season as they set out across America to find both Ro’s parents, and Zeta’s creator who can prove the robot is acting of his own free will.
The Zeta Project: The Complete First Season will be a multi-disc DVD with approximately 260 minutes of twelve 22-minutes episodes including:
-The Accomplice -His Maker’s Name -Remote Control -Change of Heart -The Next Gen -West Bound -Hicksburg -Shadows -Crime Waves -Taffy Time -Kid Genius -Ro’s Return
Originally broadcast on Kids’ WB, The Zeta Project was a two season adventure that left fans in suspense with no conclusion ever written for the series. As an exciting extra The Zeta Project: The Complete First Season will feature:
Featurette: Finding Freedom – (15-20 minutes approx) With no conclusion ever written for the series, fans have been left to wonder what happened to Zeta and Ro. In a roundtable discussion, the cast speculates on various theories of where the show would have gone while producer/show runner Robert Goodman and his team give the fans the definitive answers.
Additional Extras: Bonus Episodes from Batman Beyond that feature Zeta: -Zeta -Countdown
“We are thrilled to be extending the Batman franchise with The Zeta Project: The Complete First Season” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. “The twelve episodes are filled with high energy and the bonus featurette with Robert Goodman is a real treat for fans that have been waiting in anticipation for an ending.”
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A long-awaited release by fans, the first season of the cult classic The Zeta Project animated series will finally hit DVD on March 17th, 2009, and Robert Goodman, series creator of The Zeta Project, is excited to finally see this series released to the digital format.
“I’m psyched beyond words that The Zeta Project is coming out on DVD,” says Goodman, “And it was a blast doing the interviews for the added material.”
Goodman says that if RetroFit Films, the production company creating the bonus materials for the upcoming The Zeta Project DVD releases, The Zeta Project: The Complete First Season and The Zeta Project: The Complete Second Season, uses half of what was recorded, the mini-documentaries should be full of plenty of fun stories for everyone – especially on season two.
“Julie Nathanson (Ro), Liz Holzman (producer), Alan Burnett (supervising producer), Haven Alexander (associate producer), Rich Fogel (story editor), Joe Kuhr (staff writer), Rozalina Tchouchev (background painter) and I all got to contribute,” he continues, adding that he hopes he’s not forgetting anyone. “We all had a great time seeing each other and taking a trip down memory lane.
Goodman adds that he has high hopes for this release and wanted to be sure the release contained great bonus content.
“I’m hoping some good sales numbers will inspire Warner Bros. to let us resume telling Zee and Ro’s stories,” says Goodman, “Be it in series or maybe finishing the journey in a long-form straight-to-DVD or two.”
“Either way, thanks to everyone for still watching,” Goodman adds, “And I hope you all enjoy The Zeta Project on DVD!”
Warner Home Video has set a $26.99 MSRP for the March 17th, 2009 DVD release of The Zeta Project: The Complete First Season. More information on The Zeta Project can be found at out The Zeta Project subsite here at The World’s Finest.
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Check out the Wonder Woman subsite here at The World’s Finest for further coverage and information on the upcoming Wonder Woman direct-to-video animated feature. The direct-to-video Wonder Woman animated feature hits DVD and Blu-ray on March 3rd, 2009.
Also, more information on The Zeta Project can be found at out The Zeta Project subsite here at The World’s Finest. Warner Home Video has set a $26.99 MSRP for the March 17th, 2009 DVD release of The Zeta Project: The Complete First Season.