I felt it was only fitting to follow The Doc’s excellent Post on the Swamp Thing Films with the…pretty good…television series. Swamp ThingStarring the one and only Dick Durock (1937-2009) as the titular character.
[Via] Shout! Factory
What was Swamp Thing the TV series?
The Swamp Thing TV series lasted three seasons on the USA network starting in 1990. Although the series was later rerun on the Sci-Fi network. After the first season of shooting in actual Florida swamps the production company moved the entire process. Over in fact to the new Universal Studios Florida facilities and sound stages.
The tone of the television series did an about face from the campy Return of the Swamp Thing. Though like the Doc said himself, it still has a bit of camp to it. Furthermore it was reported that Dick Durock worked 12 hour days, six days a week for 50 episodes straight. Without any break whatsoever. Besides wearing the costume through all of that – which weighed 80 pounds, he was expected to learn ten pages of dialogue a day. You should bear in mind that Durock himself admitted “I had no experience as an actor at all, other than playing on Rockford Files and a zillion other shows, but not as an ‘actor’ actor per se.”.
Now if you enjoy television shows and if you love Swamp Thing. Which of course you totally should. Why not set a little time out for yourself and watch the 1991 animated series?
[Via] Jovan Vukadinovic