So I was looking for something new to try on Google Play on Thursday night, I found Justice League Action. I was interested when I saw some of the previews before it came out, but not having cable I forgot about it. The price tag was a bit steep for what I thought were 2 – 3 minute episodes. I was surprised to find that the first episode was 43 minutes in length and it was AWESOME. The episode was full of action and fun, and it only cost 99¢!
Needless to say, with Mrs. Multiverse’s fan-girl permission, I purchased the rest of the episodes on Friday and have been watching them, in between some Boomerang content all weekend. The rest of the episodes run about 11 minutes long, and are just as entertaining as the first. So if you want to give yourself the gift of fun, pick these up for $29.99 on Google Play… it’s worth it.
Oh what a time we live in. I awoke at 0400 hours this morning with the odd craving to watch Voltron. So I fired up Netflix, and began an episode. The show wasn’t doing “it” for me, that is UNTIL they formed Voltron. The Nostalgia Feels were ON as soon as the “Activate Interlocks! Dyna-Therms connected. Infra-Cells up; Mega-Thrusters are go!”.
It was then when I realized that it wasn’t the show that I remembered fondly, it was a few key moments of the show. When I tried to view the program as a whole, I was bored, and at times annoyed. Modern shows have spoiled me with great storytelling.
The show’s original template, Beast King Go-Lion, never interested me unlike Choujikuu Yousai Macross. Man, I loved that series.
While I will keep watching these oldies, of which there are some which have great stories such as a few series by Filmation, or the Robotech Saga, the shows that just have that one moment will just be background noise until that certain time arrives. So, it’s not the old shows, themselves, that I remember fondly as much as the essence for that moment in time, that brings back great memories of fun instances of my youth. Old cartoons, and TV shows, are still worth it for that brief set of scenes, if nothing else 🙂
Born in 1970, I was exposed to some of the greatest animated shows from all over. From the 30’s to the late 90’s, I watched it all. Even the 2000’s had/have it’s fair share of good shows. Kick back and enjoy the play list. It will be growing.
If you are looking for a political rant, move along, nothing like that here. I gave up politics, along with religion & superstition, a long time ago. NoTHIS is Far, far worse my friends.
YouTube is a hell of a site. You can find all sorts of interesting and frightening things on there. Today I found a show called “Super President”. Wait. What? “Super PRESIDENT”? WTF?
This had to be a fake. A cleverly rendered retro project by some brilliant animation artist. Alas it is not. This show was an actual thing. I was shocked that I had never heard of it before. Not that I am a Know-It-All, but I am well versed in completely USELESS knowledge and being familiar with this show would rank right up there with that level of pointlessness.
Produced by the DePatie-Freleng animation company, “Super President” aired Saturday mornings on NBC from September, 1967 to December, 1968. It was voiced by Paul Frees as and the American President, James Norcross, who gained superpowers in a Cosmic Storm. Along with super strength he gained the ability to change his molecular structure into any substance he wishes (i.e. Acid, Metal, etc…).
Ummm… yeah. Well, it was very fun to make fun of, so there is that 😉
So, today I am 45. In 5 more years I’ll be 50. 15 more years I’ll be 60. I am half way to 90! I’m married with no children. My job prospects are looking pretty good right now. Oh, and I am still a raging Geek.
Will I ever grow up? I don’t even know what that means. Does it mean “become a humorless jerk”? Not more toys, toons, games and comics? No thanks. Whomever made the idea of a “Grown Up” is pretty much a looser in my book. Life is has enough reality in it, why beg for more?
So, I am 45 and still a Nerdy Geek from the Dork side: I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Live Long, Prosper and May the Force be with You… Always.
~ Darran @Jedi_Knut Hight