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Thundercats meh

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, May 20, 2018.

  1. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Do you remember that great children's show from the 1980s, ThunderCats? It was rich with uplifting messages for boys and girls about heroism in the face of tragedy alongside exciting adventures within archetypal contexts about archetypal characters. Its opening sequence set the tone:

    After a brief & interesting reboot in 2011, Warner Brothers have again decided that its nostalgia value still has great potential so they have handed it over to a crèche of insipid, stupid-haired millennials with no appreciation of its legacy or potential and this is what they have come up with:

    Is there any longer a popular culture medium accessible to children from which they can absorb messages of heroism, decency & responsibility which is undiluted by irony & comedy?
  2. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Was that like Top Cat ?
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  3. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Loved Thundercats... I have no idea what that new modern iteration is supposed to be...

    I'm going to guess there'll be a bunch of post-modern in-jokes and quips, references to obscure material the stoned writers room only are aware of and asides to the audience with sly digs at anything to do with the original material?

    Not for me...
  4. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    If Officer Dibble were an undead sorcerer, then yes.

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  5. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Top Cat was a cartoon version of Sgt. Bilko, so even that was derivative.

    Was Thundercats an adapted manga series from Japan? The animation style looks strangely familiar.
  6. Trekkie

    Trekkie Occasional commenter

    Nooooooooooo :eek:

    Eldest Trekette (now 36) will not be pleased!
  7. Trekkie

    Trekkie Occasional commenter


    I have a vague recollection of the trekettes finding it most amusing to call me Mumm-Ra :D
  8. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Just as good in its way.

    The original was an American creation by Ted Tobin but animated in Japan, yes, running from 1985 to 1989 with 150 episodes. I do not know where the 2011 version was animated.
  9. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    There used to be. (I always thought Thundercats and series of that I'll were utter carp!)

    This was mine...

    Last edited: May 20, 2018
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  10. lrw22

    lrw22 Senior commenter

    I just remember how they ended every episode with a hearty laugh.
  11. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Next up - She-Ra, Princess of Power. From this powerful icon of femininity for a generation:


    Via Netflix, to this, Jonny Quest in a wig & skirt:


    Good luck, He-Man. I am sure that the millennials will get around to you soon enough.

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  12. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    There used to be a teacher I taught with whose hair always reminded me of Lion-O.
  13. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    What happened to Moggy-O and Pussyra?
  14. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    This is a Yamaha Thundercat. Nowt wrong with this!
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