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Surreal and bizarre short films, based around a chosen theme.

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Dave Hughes
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Series cast summary:
David Firth ...  Various (segment "Take This Pill") 1 episode, 2012
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Zach White ...  Stone Mountain Ghillie Suits 1 episode, 2013
Laurie Catherine Winkel ...  French woman 1 episode, 2018
Austen Reeder Austen Reeder ...  Mike (segment "The End Is Equal") 1 episode, 2019
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Episodes of this show consist of a montage of clips from short films, animations, music videos, stock and archive footage, and other videos found on the Internet. The shorts are usually weird and surreal in nature, and are based around a chosen theme. Written by boonose

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

1 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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オフ・ザ・エア See more »

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16:9 HD
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Since September 5, 2014, adultswim.com has been broadcasting an Off the Air channel featuring every episode in a continuous loop. On December 22, 2014, the channel started playing additional short films between episodes. See more »

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The title of the show never appears onscreen. Instead, the theme of the episode is shown. See more »

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Director's cuts of episodes have been posted on the Adult Swim website. See more »

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Plunderphonics on Acid?
17 January 2013 | by BurntoutSee all my reviews

One of the best new shows out there that are really REALLY "out there." Themes are present in each episode with short clips culled from internet videos, short films, and other found footage accompanied by great editing that may not be revolutionary but it sure is entertaining and offers more to the uniqueness of this all too short trip.

Late night programming for lost souls who don't mind mind-game adventures through Alice's looking glass. I used to dream of doing these types of collages of "best-of" moments in cinema's history set to the techniques of plunderphonics. The creators of this series gives me hope that I can only reach the heights that they could reach in a very short time.

Not one episode has let me down but there is always room for improvement, somehow if Adult Swim gives them another season or two I feel they'll reach great heights in the realm of mind-altering entertainment. P.S., love the ambient techno/space rock soundtracks.


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