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Ride the lightning with Raiden in new Mortal Kombat Legacy episode

05.17.2011

So far in the live-action re-imagining of the MORTAL KOMBAT videogames, we've seen some of the major combatants from the series like Jax, Stryker, Kano, Sonya Blade and Johnny Cage, and the last two weeks have brought us Baraka and fighting ladies Kitana and Mileena.

This week delivers our first look at the franchise's thunder god Raiden, whose arrival in our realm is embraced by the local loony bin, and not a hint of assistance from Christopher Lambert or James Remar.

The episode synopsis: The following episode represents director Kevin Tancharoen's "different take on the Mortal Kombat universe," combining the perfect amount of gritty realism mixed with a hint of mysticism... When Lord Raiden, God of Thunder and protector of Earth, finds himself in an earthly mental institution in the year 2011, his 'delusions' are treated with some rather primitive forms of therapy (involving an ECT machine and an ice pick). Nonetheless, Blue, his beautiful, fragile yet insane fellow inmate, is Raiden's only hope of escaping the mental hospital and making his way to the Mortal Kombat tournament to defend Earthrealm from Shao Khan.

Extra Tidbit: Clancy Brown voiced Raiden in the animated MORTAL KOMBAT series from the 1990s.
Source: Machinima

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10:38PM on 05/18/2011

sweet

loving where this is going. great stuff
loving where this is going. great stuff
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4:05PM on 05/18/2011
Best episode so far, but I agree with some the the other members. Character intro is getting a bit tiresome. Lets get some ass kicking going. It's Mortal Kombat remember?
Best episode so far, but I agree with some the the other members. Character intro is getting a bit tiresome. Lets get some ass kicking going. It's Mortal Kombat remember?
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3:21PM on 05/18/2011

This Is Quickly Becoming Awesome

I'm really diggin' this so far. It's more gritty and realistic but still manages to keep some of the more mystical stuff around. Sub-Zero and Scorpion will be badass.
I'm really diggin' this so far. It's more gritty and realistic but still manages to keep some of the more mystical stuff around. Sub-Zero and Scorpion will be badass.
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3:09PM on 05/18/2011

Finally!

I have to admit, I've been a bit disappointed in the series so far..it's just not as epic as that original video which is what I was expecting. But this one looks to be more on par with it. Bravo!
I have to admit, I've been a bit disappointed in the series so far..it's just not as epic as that original video which is what I was expecting. But this one looks to be more on par with it. Bravo!
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1:51PM on 05/18/2011

Most epic one.

So good. :)
So good. :)
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10:50AM on 05/18/2011
When are they going to start the web series for Mortal Kombat?

Seriously, Raiden the God of Thunder, taken down by a few men and held captive in an asylum. An awesome display of Godliness.... *sigh*
When are they going to start the web series for Mortal Kombat?

Seriously, Raiden the God of Thunder, taken down by a few men and held captive in an asylum. An awesome display of Godliness.... *sigh*
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3:00PM on 05/23/2011
have you NOT being paying attention? THIS IS the web series for Mortal Kombat..im thinking depending on how well this does(and so far so good) its likely Warners Bros(PRemiers)will probably give the green light for either a tv seriers OR movie
have you NOT being paying attention? THIS IS the web series for Mortal Kombat..im thinking depending on how well this does(and so far so good) its likely Warners Bros(PRemiers)will probably give the green light for either a tv seriers OR movie
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10:24AM on 05/18/2011
brilliant, these have got to spawn a new epic movie surely!!!!!!!!!
brilliant, these have got to spawn a new epic movie surely!!!!!!!!!
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1:05AM on 05/18/2011
This is pretty good. I think they're making the right choice by doing character intros. After the ball gets rolling and buzz starts to spread, no one will want to go back and do them at that point. Get them over with now.
This is pretty good. I think they're making the right choice by doing character intros. After the ball gets rolling and buzz starts to spread, no one will want to go back and do them at that point. Get them over with now.
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11:10PM on 05/17/2011
I liked it but considering how short these episodes are, character introduction after introduction is getting a wee bit old. Id like to see some story progression and then some more introductions
I liked it but considering how short these episodes are, character introduction after introduction is getting a wee bit old. Id like to see some story progression and then some more introductions
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10:39PM on 05/17/2011
I think this is my favorite episode so far.
I think this is my favorite episode so far.
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