If one thing can be said about The Tick is that its title hero has an eclectic list of allies and villains. At this year’s New York Comic-Con, one such ally was showcased in a big way. Dangerboat, the talking sidekick and headquarters to the vigilante known as Overkill, was set up on the conventionâ€™s main show floor, allowing fans to take part in an interactive experience within the sentient warcraft. Pfeff-Bot and I had the chance to explore Dangerboat at length. Read below to find out what the experience was like!
Once Pfeff-Bot and I entered the immersive Dangerboat, we immediately scanned our wristbands into one of the shipâ€™s many computers. By answering a few questions, such as â€œWhat is your super power?â€ and â€œWhat kinds of shows do you watch?,â€ Dangerboat then printed us our personal ID cards. As we turned around to move on to another of Dangerboatâ€™s stations, a camera above our heads slid over towards us and engaged us in conversation. â€œWhat is your name?â€ Dangerboat asked us, to which we gave our reply. It then asked, â€œDo you like my sexy blue lights?,â€ before sending us off to receive a complimentary can of â€œFo-Hamâ€ (fake ham was not included, but some awesome The Tick-related pins were!).
Other fun portions of the ship included launching missiles from the shipâ€™s weapons controls system; creating your very own superhero history profile (we created one for our dog!); unlocking a limited time (one hour) The Tick filter in Snapchat through the Snapchat icon found on the can of Fo-Ham; and posing in front of a green screen for a short The Tick promotional video.
Exploring the ship was very entertaining, I only wish I had more time! Be sure to tune in to The Tick on Amazon Video, as the first half of season one is currently available to stream for Prime subscribers!
[Images by Sarah Pfeffer for Geeks Of Doom.]
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