I can guarantee you that today’s fan spotlight is going to rock, because we have Futurerocker joining us today! Futurerocker is a friend of mine who I met through the ScoobyAddicts forum. Check out his fan profile below!
1. What is your name?
2. How did you get into Scooby-Doo?
It all started when I was super young. I remember having a couple of episodes on VHS that I would watch on repeat until the tape was destroyed lol. Ever since then I've been a fan.
3. What is your favorite Scooby-Doo episode and film? Why?
It’s hard for me to pick a favorite episode, but one I enjoy a lot was Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Werewolf from the second season of Where are You season two. The song was really catchy and I remember always laughing when Shaggy and Scooby gave the monster a good haircut. Favorite movie gotta be Zombie Island. I love the animation and the darker tone is just perfect for me, especially now that I'm older. The monster design was creepy and the soundtrack was killer. Still, jam out to It’s Terror Time.
4. What ways are you involved in the Scooby fandom online?
I usually come on the ScoobyAddicts website to see news and just interact with other fans.
5. In your opinion, what is the best series or era of Scooby?
Each era has its strengths and weaknesses, some more than others, but I think my favorite is definitely the late 90s and 00s. This brought the franchise back out of its decline and brought it to a younger audience. This was also the era I grew up with.
6. If they could make a sequel to one Scooby-Doo series or film, what would it be?
I would say Zombie Island for a sequel, but since that already being made, I would like a sequel to Legend of the Vampire with a more darker tone with some guest appearances with real Rock bands. Also the Hex Girls.
7. What direction would you like to see the franchise go in the future?
I think a darker tone would be good for the franchise and taking a step back away from the guest appearances and crossovers with other popular series. I think the upcoming TV show should be more comical in tone while the DTV should have a darker tone for the older audience. The TV shows are good at attracting a younger audience to the franchise while the movies can be used to keep the older fans interested in the series.
8. Who is your favorite member of the gang and why?
My favorite member has to be Shaggy. He definitely the funniest of the gang and is a huge dog lover, like me. A lot of my friends also call me Shaggy as well, which just helps me connect with the character and makes me like him more. Wish they would focus on developing his character some more.
9. What is your favorite villain? Why?
A little random, but the Woodsman from the movie Camp Scare. I love slasher movies and woodsman would be your typical slasher villain.
10. In your opinion, who is the best recurring (non-gang) character in the franchise?
The best recurring member is the Hex Girls. They got some killer tracks. Hopefully, they come back soon.
11. Do you have a Scooby-Doo collection? If so, what’s in it?
Don't really have much of a collection. Just some of the episodes on DVD.
12. What do you think has made the franchise so popular that it’s still going strong after 50 years?
I think the ability to change the formula and style while at the same time keeping the original idea is the reason why the show has lasted as long as it has. Stories about the supernatural have become a staple of modern storytelling. Everyone loves a good ghost story. As long as the show can keep this premise, then we can expect this franchise to last many years.
13. What is one fun fact about you in real life?
I'm a huge fan of rock music and hope to one day start my own band and create music. Maybe one day I can write a Scooby Doo theme song :}
Thank you so much to Futurerocker, for offering to do this fan spotlight and for being an awesome friend! I’m sad to share that tomorrow is our final fan spotlight. However, I can guarantee you that tomorrow’s spotlight will be fantastic (and it's not me this time!), because it features one of the most badass people I know! In fact, this person is so awesome that she once drove a person to stop and stare in awe, simply remarking “She’s so cool.”
The final spotlight tomorrow is one you can't miss!