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"Dark Minions" review by Suzanne
Airs online on Amazon Prime

This is a pilot - just one episode - for a stop-motion animated series. It is created by and stars John Ross Bowie and Kevin Sussman, who play Kripke and Stuart on "Big Bang Theory".  They are two very funny and talented actors and writers.

The series is a sort of scifi satire of movies like Star Wars, but it's mainly a workplace comedy. In this case, the workplace just happens to be a space ship run by the Evil Empire.  I found it to be very clever and funny, with likable characters. They both play sort of nerd-like "slackers" who are not evil and don't like their jobs.  They inadvertently get in the middle of the fight between their ship and the rebels on the planet down below because one of them falls for a girl in the rebel camp.

Sussman and Bowie are great, as are the other actors, particularly Clancy Brown. His deep voice and comedy timing are wonderful.  He works well with sitcom veteran Richard Kind, too.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Make sure to give it a good review if you liked it, so Amazon will make more episodes.

Here's my interview with Sussman and Bowie

More Information:

Creators KEVIN SUSSMAN and JOHN ROSS BOWIE discuss their new stop motion, animated pilot, DARK MINIONS that was recently produced by Amazon Studios. Kevin and John, known for their roles on the hit CBS comedy, BIG BANG THEORY also voice the 2 lead characters alongside Clancy Brown, Andrew Daly, Jamie Denbo, Richard Kind and Phil LaMarr. Amazon recently put all of their pilots up on their site for viewers to watch and rate. A pretty revolutionary idea. 


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