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Topic: Mondo Magic/Mindfreak
Message: Posted by: RealDeal JU (Jul 27, 2005 11:17PM)
Now with Criss Angel on tv it made me think of Mondo Magic. What ever happened with that? Did they get cancled? Are they filiming a new season? Was their contract only for one season? I enjoyed Mondo Magic because they did a variety of different tricks every episode. Don't get me wrong, Mindfreak is great to watch, but I mean how many tricks does he do per episode? 3? Tonight on his Wine Barrel escape episode he floated a frisbee, did card thru window, a deja vu effect, and the wine barrel escape. I feel like more should go into the episode. And what was the point of showing the 2 failed attempts of the escape? They showed the 2 attempts and then went to comercial before the escape was pulled off. I know Criss can't be low on material so whats the deal here? Just some of my thoughts.

Jim
Message: Posted by: Todd Robbins (Jul 27, 2005 11:32PM)
From the Genii interview with Criss's manager, it was made clear that they did not want to do twenty-one magic specials. They are attempting to present more of a behind the scenes view of a contemporary magic performer. They are trying to give the public a sense of who Criss is as a person in addition to him as a performer. It will be interesting to see if they succeed and what this will all mean to the magic community.
Message: Posted by: Todd Robbins (Jul 27, 2005 11:33PM)
Mondo Magic was just a limited order of six or so episodes. I don't know if they are planning on a second season.
Message: Posted by: Magicbarry (Jul 28, 2005 09:24AM)
How many episodes of Mindfreak have they ordered? Is it really 21, as I read in your previous post? I worry that that is about a dozen too many.
Message: Posted by: RealDeal JU (Jul 28, 2005 11:00AM)
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On 2005-07-28 00:32, Todd Robbins wrote:
From the Genii interview with Criss's manager, it was made clear that they did not want to do twenty-one magic specials.
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;)

Jim
Message: Posted by: junkdz (Aug 5, 2005 04:55PM)
I loved mondo magic. I was much better than these because there seemed less to be stooges or camera edits. Mindfreak is often not even an effect, but more of a stunt show. It is frustrating anyway to see these lerger effects, because an amatuer magician has basically no way to do anything similar. I much prefer the street magic shows like mondo magic because with practice and knowledge many of the effects can be duplicated.
Message: Posted by: Michael J. Douglas (Aug 17, 2005 11:10PM)
Junkdz,

Why duplicate? Originate!


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