Apollo Gauntlet

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Apollo Gauntlet
Created byMyles Langlois
Written byMyles Langlois
Directed by
  • Greg Franklin
  • Co-directors: Myles Langlois (Pilot)
  • Griffith Kimmins (Eps. 2–4 & 6)
Voices of(See Characters)
Theme music composerMyles Langlois
Opening theme"Apollo Gauntlet Theme"
Composer(s)Myles Langlois
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6 (+ Pilot) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Andy Fiedler
  • Duncan Ferguson (Pilot only)
  • Deirdre Brenner and Nick Butera (supervising producers, Series only)
  • Tony Christopherson (associate producer, Series only)
Editor(s)
  • Tony Christopherson
  • Ryan Samsam (Series only, Episode 1–3)
Running time11 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkAdult Swim
First shown inDecember 4, 2016 (2016-12-04) (Pilot)
Original releaseJuly 9 –
August 13, 2017 (2017-08-13)

Apollo Gauntlet is an American adult animated television series created and written by Canadian animator Myles Langlois, which is an adaptation of his independent web series of the same name,[1] released in 2012 on Rug Burn, a YouTube network born from a partnership between Titmouse, Inc. and 6 Point Harness.[2][3] It follows the eponymous superhero as he fights evil in a futuristic medieval society.

Produced for Adult Swim by the companies 6 Point Harness, Mosaic and Williams Street, its pilot episode was aired in December 4, 2016, while the series aired from July 9 to August 13, 2017.[4] The series was not picked up for a second season.[5]

Plot[edit]

Apollo Gauntlet is the pseudonym of Paul Cassidy, a police officer on Earth who gets sent to a futuristic medieval society by Dr. Benign. His namesake derives from the pair of sentient talking gauntlets he wears along with his magical suit. In this society Apollo Gauntlet fights evil while trying to capture Dr. Benign.[6]

Characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Pilot (2016)[edit]

No.TitleStoryboarded byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
0"Apollo Gauntlet"Myles Langlois, Greg Franklin, Brock Gallagher, and Saharat TantivaranyooDecember 4, 2016 (2016-12-04)0.727[7]

Season 1 (2017)[edit]

No.TitleStoryboarded byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
1"Origin"Frank MacchiaJuly 9, 2017 (2017-07-09)1010.709[8]
Paul Cassidy, a cop from Earth, is transported to another world by an evil scientist named Dr. Benign. But when he discovers a magical suit and talking gauntlets in an underground chamber, Paul transforms into a new hero: Apollo Gauntlet.
2"Eros"Jennifer ShangJuly 16, 2017 (2017-07-16)1020.551[9]
Prince Eros returns to the Kingdom of Bellenus and threatens to usurp Apollo Gauntlet's position as local hero, as well as his own brother Orenthal's claim to the royal throne.
3"Lunacy"Frank Macchia, Zach Ramirez, Sakari Singh, and Chris TomsJuly 23, 2017 (2017-07-23)1030.513[10]
When Corporal Vile creates anarchy in the kingdom with a frozen eclipse, Apollo and his nemesis - Dr. Benign - must work together to stop it.
4"Dinner Party"Zach Ramirez, Sakari Singh, and Chris TomsJuly 30, 2017 (2017-07-30)1040.825[11]
While attending a fancy dinner party at Castle Bellenus, Apollo uncovers a plot to assassinate the Royal Family. Can he save them... or will he just embarrass himself?
5"Demon"Kai Akira, Zach Ramirez, Sakari Singh, and Chris TomsAugust 6, 2017 (2017-08-06)1050.676[12]
Apollo and his hero friends go on a camping vacation to relax, but end up stumbling upon the nefarious rituals of an evil cult.
6"Bellenus Blade"Zach Ramirez, Sakari Singh, and Chris TomsAugust 13, 2017 (2017-08-13)1060.868[13]
Apollo finally has the opportunity to return to Earth. But before leaving, he risks everything by visiting Daphne to convince her to follow her true destiny.

Release and reception[edit]

Apollo Gauntlet began airing on Adult Swim in July 2017.[6] The pilot aired in December 4, 2016,[14] and was previously released on Adult Swim's official website in August 2016, along with the pilots for several prospective television series, including Brian Wysol's Hot Streets. Viewers could rate each pilot by clicking one of five buttons corresponding to their reactions.[15]

Daniel Kurland of the Den of Geek called the plainness of its animation style unique, identifying influences from the He-Man animated series and other animated fare from the 1960s and '70s. Kurland wrote that its setting would allow many stories to be told and that the "rogues' gallery of creatures" prevalent in the pilot were indicative of many more "exciting" creatures.[1] The A.V. Club's William Hughes called both Apollo and Hot Streets "very Adult Swim–esque", writing that they felt in tandem with Adult Swim's "core aesthetic of cheap-looking, surrealist animation mixed with self-aware dialogue, delivered with a distinctive slacker vibe".[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kurlan, Daniel (August 18, 2016). "Ranking Adult Swim's New Prospective Pilots". Den of Geek. DoGTech. Archived from the original on August 19, 2016. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  2. ^ Langlois, Myles (creator). Apollo Gauntlet. Rug Burn. Archived from the original on April 20, 2017. Retrieved May 27, 2017 – via YouTube.
  3. ^ Zahed, Ramin (2012-12-07). "[6] Point Harness and Titmouse Launch Rug Burn Channel". Animation. Archived from the original on December 10, 2012. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  4. ^ Pressroom, Turner (June 8, 2017). "Battle the Oracles of Doom with "Apollo Gauntlet" Premiering July 9th on Adult Swim". Turner Broadcasting System. Turner.
  5. ^ https://twitter.com/swimpedia/status/1133772624260149248
  6. ^ a b Petski, Denise (March 30, 2017). "Adult Swim Greenlights New Animated Series From Robot Chicken Producers & Mondo". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on March 30, 2017. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  7. ^ Porter, Rick (December 6, 2016). "Sunday cable ratings: Westworld ends with season highs, Walking Dead stops 5-week slide". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on December 7, 2016. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  8. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.9.2017 - Showbuzz Daily". www.showbuzzdaily.com. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  9. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.16.2017 - Showbuzz Daily". www.showbuzzdaily.com. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  10. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.23.2017 - Showbuzz Daily". www.showbuzzdaily.com. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  11. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.30.2017 - Showbuzz Daily". www.showbuzzdaily.com. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  12. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.6.2017 - Showbuzz Daily". www.showbuzzdaily.com. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  13. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.13.2017 - Showbuzz Daily". www.showbuzzdaily.com. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  14. ^ "Apollo Gauntlet: Season 1 Episode 1 – 'Pilot'". TV Guide. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on April 5, 2017. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  15. ^ Wright, Megh (August 16, 2016). "Adult Swim Asks Viewers to Watch and Rate Four New Pilots from Rob Corddry, Paul Scheer, and More". Splitsider. The Awl. Archived from the original on August 17, 2016. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  16. ^ Hughes, William (March 30, 2017). "Adult Swim greenlights two new, very Adult Swim–esque shows". The A.V. Club. Onion, Inc. Archived from the original on March 31, 2017. Retrieved April 5, 2017.

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