My pal Scott Phillips is a staff writer for the new kids’ television series Kamen Rider Dragon Knight, and he gave me a heads up that there’ll be a “sneak preview” of the series — which is Officially Premiering in 2009 — on the CW Network this weekend. Check your local listings and write it down on your calendar now. In ink.
The premiere episode isn’t written by Scott — his first episode will be episode three — but Scott promises that the show is “dark and cool and has lots of Kung Fu and monster fights.” That’s enough for me.
When I saw Scott in Albuquerque last winter, I had the pleasure of watching the rough cut of the pilot episode — which Scott had a hand in writing — and I can vouch that the show promises to be loads of fun (plus, I got to watch it with writer commentary in my left ear the entire time, which made it all the more entertaining). If you’re a kid — or kid at heart — who digs the Power Rangers, kung fu, or just lots of cool comic book fighting, then you’ll like this. Plus, Scott’s a funny guy, and usually manages to stick in some funny bits or turns of phrase in every episode.
Give it a watch. And while you’re at it, check out Scott’s always-entertaining blog about his Netflix addiction, right here.