9. The Amazing Screw-On Head
Steampunk-inspired historical fiction revolving around a mechanical detachable head (who's also a secret agent for Abraham Lincoln) locked in conflict with a deranged, posh, immortal occultist named Emperor Zombie? It's the past re-imagined in a way that makes history awesome. Expanded by Mike Mignolias (the wonderful human being behind Hellboy) from his one-shot comic, "Amazing Screw On Head" was a 22-minute pilot commissioned by Syfy that was simply too downright bonkers to gel with a large enough audience. This is a fact that still makes me want to punch a tree in frustration to this very day. With a voice cast that featured Paul Giamatti, David Hyde Pierce and Patton Oswalt, a blackly comic and genuinely funny script penned by Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daises, Wonderfalls, Hannibal) and flights of surreal bizarreness including literally smoking a man to acquire his knowledge and a turnip containing a small parallel universe (yes, you read those correctly) it was all shades of glorious ludicrous madness. The pilot was aired in 2006 via Sci-Fi channel's website alongside a survey to see if it would get picked up for a series. Evidently everyone is a moron and it did not. Amazing Irremovable sad face.